North & East Regional Committee

In the North & East we have a Regional Committee of volunteers who help to run the region - meet the team that keep the North & East on the map! 

North & East Regional Committee

Sarah Farrand, Chairman

Sarah Farrand


Alison Timmins, Senior Rider Represenative

Alison Timmins

Senior Rider Represenative

Alison works as a Local Authority Manager in a busy Housing Department.  Outside her ‘proper job’ she’s a BDCC Level 3 Accredited Coach and Listed Judge.  Alison has 4 horses - 2 retirees, one of which she evented and then competed up to Inter 1, a youngster and her current competition horse.  Alison has been a regular member of teams and is keen to get involved in the Region’s events and getting to know more members.

Rachel Longworth, Senior Training Representative

Rachel Longworth

Senior Training Representative

Rachel is the new senior rider rep for the south of the North and East region. She owns and run a small dressage and livery yard based in Derbyshire. She owns two ex racehorses that she has retrained for dressage and her daughter Sophia is a successful BD youth rider with her two ponies. She is a trainee BD judge. She also owns two broodmares and expect their first dressage pony foal this June. She very much looks forward to being out and about representing and supporting the region. 

Jess Griffiths, Youth Representative

Jess Griffiths

Youth Representative

Jess studied a BSc in education studies and sport and a PGCE at university after which she worked in a primary school. She now works part time in a special needs school and coaches the rest of the time. Jess is an accredited BD coach having gained her UKCC Level 3, she is also a List 4 Judge. She has competed her own horse Blitz up to PSG who she has trained from a 4 year old. She enjoys training and continuing to expand her own knowledge to improve her riding, coaching and judging. She trains with Amy and Tracey Woodhead. She is excited to work with the BD youth riders and hopes to share she experience and knowledge to contribute to developing our youth riders into successful, knowledgeable, sportsmanlike riders of the future.

Charlotte Clark, Youth Representative

Charlotte Clark

Youth Representative

Charlotte is well known to BD Youth members and for the last two years was an active Youth Ambassador. She competes two horse and has ridden at the National Championships, as well as having attended the Foundation Academy in 2019 and 2020; achieving A Squad as a rider. She joins Jess as a BD Youth Rep and brings her recent experience with her to support others.

Helen Copeland, Judges Representative

Helen Copeland

Judges Representative

Helen is a List 3a and Para Judge with a passion for dressage. She has a small livery and training yard based in Gateshead and work within the equine sector. With experience as both a competitor and judge, she hopes to offer support and guidance across the levels especially towards the new exam and judge training system 

Vicky Earnshaw, Para Representative

Vicky Earnshaw

Para Representative

Vicky is a grade 3 para rider based in Leicestershire with her two horses and a couple of liveries. She has competed at national and international levels and has represented the North East Region at the Para Home Nations. She is looking forward to supporting para riders in the region with both training and competition opportunities. She will also be there to encourage new para riders and offer support to those being graded. 

Sarah McClarron, Marketing Representative

Sarah McClarron

Marketing Representative

Rebecca Wilson, Marketing Representative

Rebecca Wilson

Marketing Representative