North and East Regional Updates

Here you can find out all of the latest news and updates from the North & East region.

Coaching - youth

Health, wellbeing and welfare conference
Tankersley Manor Hotel & Spa, 12 November 2023

A great day to meet up with your regional friends and engage with some amazing speakers. Early bird tickets are just £30 until 30 September, which includes refreshments and a networking lunch. Open to everyone! 

International Groom Alan Davies
Alan needs no introduction - groom for Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin and an ambassador for the British Grooms Association. 

Professor Tony Ghaye
Tony is regarded as a global leader in strengths-based leadership development through reflective practices. He supports individuals, work and sports teams and organisations to learn from their experience and to turn this learning into positive future action. 

Dr. Daniel Martin, Performance Director, Combine Performance Limited, Chartered Sport and Exercise Scientist and SENr Performance Nutritionist

Dan completed a PhD in performance nutrition and behaviour change at Liverpool John Moores University, followed by three more years of postdoctoral research. He was the World Class Programme's Performance Nutritionist between 2018-2023 supporting our Showjumping, Eventing, and Dressage athletes for European & World Championships and Olympic games in addition to his role as Head of Industry Nutrition Support in Horseracing. 

Andy Thomas, Testt® founder and Chartered Physiotherapist

Andy Thomas has held the roles of High Performance Human Science and Sports Medicine Advisor to the USA (2015 - 2022) and GB Equestrian Teams (2005 - 2015). He has a wealth of experience second to none including attending four Olympic Games and World Championships as well as 12 European Championships.
Forming the link between asymmetry and rider-horse performance, Andy set about extensively researching and developing a system that would allow riders, coaches and therapists to monitor, discuss and remedy asymmetry in athletes across all equestrian disciplines.

Alexis Kent - Hird and Partners Sheffield Equine Clinic
Alexis and a colleague will give a presentation about the Performance Work up and what to expect.  

Victoria Spalding ACPAT Physiotherapy
Vicky qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992 and began treating animals as an ACPAT Category A member in 1996. She completed an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College in 2002. Vicky was the Equine Physiotherapist for the senior dressage and eventing teams and accompanied them to all major Championships from 2005-2014, including Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) and London (2012). She now focuses on supporting the Podium Potential squads. 

We're excited to welcome our regional sponsors who'll be hosting breakout sessions:

  • Sue Carson Saddles
  • Punchard Surveying - Equestrian Planning
  • British Horse Feeds
  • Sheepgate equestrian


Youth Inter Regional Results

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Congratulations to all of our riders to took part in the Youth Inter Regionals, we had such a fun time at Vale View over the two days! See all of the results below.

A Squad B+ Squad B Squad C+ Squad C Squad D Squad
First place - Anna Burns and Lancelot BS, Third place - Josh Mellor and Cascavell II Sixth place - Jayne Sandiford and Bulgari II Second place - Holly Scott and Lincoln LDS, Fifth place - Lauren Bone and Foxholm Eternal Flame, Sixth place - Molly Esberger Shepherd and Liberty T, Seventh place - Lucy Wilson and Fairytale IV First place - Izzy Ineson and Jack Morka, Fourth place - Eve Corrigan and Clontumpher Dream, Sixth place - Jasmine Bone and Rackwood Danny Boy Ninth place - Grace Smith and Mochaccino First place - Darci Ward and Emular Dare to Dream, Second place - Delilah Esberger Hancock and Stan Three, Seventh place - Sophia Dunn and Rosewater Cassius Dio, Eight place - Eva Herbert riding Glyncoch Red Rascal


North & East Show Results

We had an amazing three days at Willow Banks Equestrian for the North & East show, which is in it's sixth year! Very proud of all the riding and support for each other, we had so much help from competitors, lots of laughter and celebration with premium rosettes, sashes and trophies from our loyal sponsors too. 


North and East BD Youth Rider League

A friendly competition within the North & East region for anyone who has been selection on a BD Youth Squad! Compete within the category that is the level you've been assessed at during the squad process (D Squad, C Squad, C+ Squad, B Squad, B+ Squad, A Squad). Each category will have an overall winner and placings down to 10th which will be awarded at the North & East Presentation Ball. See the current 2023 standings below. Want to join in this year? See our youth page.

North & East Rider League 3 December 23

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