New organiser for Pencoed College

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:24

Following a recent meeting with the Equine Department and Curriculum Head at Pencoed College, it has been agreed that the British Dressage competitions will be reinstated at the venue and outsourced to a new organiser, Zoe Mann.

As an unaffiliated dressage judge, mother of a BD Youth rider and Pencoed livery owner, Zoe has extensive knowledge of British Dressage competitions and is keen to run the shows as a new project.

Vanessa Archer, Wales RDO commented;”Pencoed College’s last British Dressage show was in June 2018 so there has been a gap for competitions in the area for quite some time. The College has always been popular for competitions and other BD activities so we didn’t want to lose the venue altogether. It has also hosted the Petplan Area Festival in the past so the venue has great capacity for prestigious events”.

The new organiser Zoe Mann expressed her enthusiasm about the show allocation; “I am really excited about getting the shows back at Pencoed College, it’s an excellent venue and everyone is so helpful! Fingers crossed it’s a huge success!”

Vanessa added; “I’ve known Zoe for a number of years and I know that she will take ownership of the British Dressage competitions. I am looking forward to the months ahead”.

Whilst welcoming Zoe, the competitions also say farewell to Jenna Capel, the previous organiser; “Jenna did a fantastic job of running the shows at Pencoed. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jenna for all her hard work and I know she will be very helpful to Zoe during this transition,” said Vanessa.

Three initial show dates have been scheduled for next year. Zoe will host her first show at Pencoed College on Saturday 28th March 2020 with core Summer and Autumn dates of Saturday 4th July and Saturday 10th October to follow. British Dressage Wales will also offer evening training clinics prior to each of these dates.

Zoe would welcome any help and support with these shows so if you would like to offer your services as a writer or steward then please get in touch - email Zoe Mann.