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Eastern region


 
Hack Up - Regional Sponsors for British Dressage East
 
Katharine Perry - Regional Development Officer       
Tel:  07872 603871

 

LAST UPDATED:  10 November 2017

 


RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS FROM THE BYRDS HOME INTERNATIONAL

CLICK HERE FOR THE TEAM RESULTS FROM THE BYRDS HOME INTERNATIONAL

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS OF THE INTER COUNTY CHALLENGE 2017


 
 
INTRODUCTION

HELLO FROM THE EASTERN REGION!

The regional committee in the East is made up of very experienced volunteers who help me in my role by providing technical know how, advice, ideas and support - BD in the East would not exist without them.  They are: 

Lotte Olsen (Chairman) List 3 Judge and Rider 

Eleanor Collins (BYRDS Rep)  

Pam Bushell (Judges Rep) List 2a Judge

Hayley Liddiard (Rider Rep)  List 3 Judge and UKCC L3 Trainer

Tracy Wright (Coaching Rep)  UKCC L3 Coach

Joanne Dagley Cleworth (Para Rep)

Katie Tysome (Marketing Rep)

INFORMATION

 

 

Want to join our team?? We are looking for two new County Coordinators in the East. The two counties who need them are Essex and Bedfordshire. This role involves setting up training days and test riding for any interested riders in the run up to the Inter County Challenge. It is a great fun way to get involved with your county, meet lots of riders and be involved with the training and team selection. There is also the opportunity throughout the year to organise events in your county for British Dressage too. If you would like to know more, please click here for the role description, or get in touch with Katharine Perry

 

We are delighted to announce that Codham Park have agreed to run our Area Festival Semi Final for the Eastern Region. They will be running the same weekend that Houghton Hall were due to run, but on the Friday and Saturday instead. Schedule is now on-line, so all of you who have qualified - do get entering and see you there!  

 

Click here to book Oaklands

 


NEWS...REPORTS....INFORMATION

 

BYRDS Teams for Sheepgate U25 Championships have been selected! Well done to the following who will be representing the Eastern Region at the end of August: Amy Esterhuizen, Sophie Delia, Flis Coles, Emily Coller, Sammi Wuidart, Yasmin Van Der Veen, Claudia Davis, Verity Tyrell, Nicola Taylor, Izzy Lane, Sofia Reeves, Abbi Jackson, Jodie Reay, Freya Messling, Rachel Dennison, Scarlet Scott, Helena Parkinson, Annabel Coller, Charlotte Lane, Imogen Smith Reserves: Leanne Kerry and Daisy Burgess

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING RIDERS WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO REPRESENT ENGLAND AS PART OF THE EASTERN TEAM AT THE BYRDS HOME INTERNATIONAL:  Sammi Wuidart, Sophie Delia, Verity Tyrell, Izzy Lane, Emily Coller, Amy Esterhuizen, Sofia Reeves and Claudia Davis.  Annabel Coller is riding as an Individual

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS!  The regions of British Dressage are run by an RDO, supported by a committee of experienced and keen volunteers who each have their own remit and area of expertise.  In the Eastern Region we pride ourselves on having a FAB c ommittee, made up of enthusiastic people who are all keen to ensure that dressage in the East is the best it can possibly be.  At the end of this year, two of our committee members, in line with BD policy, must step down from the committee having finished their term in office.  

We are looking for two new and passionate dressage enthusiasts to join our team in the following roles:  Judges Rep and BYRDS Rep.  Both of thes roles have been filled brilliantly by Pam Bshell and Eleanor Collins over the past 8 years - and they leave a robust legacy of training and a pathway for judges and young riders to progress in their area.

Applications close 10 October 2017

Click here to download the role description for the Judges Rep

Click here to download the role description for the BYRDS Rep

Click here to download an application form for either of the above positions

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the riders who have been selected to represent the Eastern Region at the upcoming Hack Up BYRDS Inter Regional Team event.  This event is run on rider tests, so it is all about the rider, with less emphasis on the horse - so well done to all of you and GOOD LUCK - we won last year, and it would be great to do it again!!  

Team riders for 2017:  Sammi Wuidart, Sophie Delia, Verity Tyrell, Mollie Sears, Mollie Clough, Scarlet Scott, Felicity Coles, Georgi Rapley. Claudia Davis. Annabel Coller. Izzy Lane, Phoebe Turnbull, Sofia Reeves, Rachel Dennison, Amelia Tredinnick, Evie Mitchell, Poppy McDonald, Daisy Burgess, Molly WIng and Charlotte Lane.  And our reserves are:  Jack Poelvoorde, Emily Coller, Mia McDonald.

Click here to find out how our Senior Teams got on at the Senior Inter Regional Event

Click here to find out how our teams got on at the Para Home International

HAVE YOU TRIED OUR LEVEL CHECKER YET?  Our sponsors - Hack Up - have created an on-line checker to find out what level you and your horse will be from December 1st.  There is also lots of other BD information there, so do go and have a look by clicking here

 
 
 
 

Without volunteers, dressage could not function as a sport. Did you know that, at competitions, all scorers, stewards, runners, writers and many of the show secretaries do their job simply for the love of the sport?
Each month we announce our NIRVANA SPA VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH, where they'll receive a certificate and trophy plus more! But we can't do this without your help!
Is there someone you'd like to thank for helping settle your competition nerves, or someone who has helped you get to the arena on time? Have your say and email your nomination today!

 


 
EVENTS COMING UP FOR SENIORS 
See more details for all our events for Seniors in the Region by clicking below. 
 

 JUDGES

 

JUDGE TRAINING SESSIONS

 

FOR ALL EVENTS FOR JUDGES, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON LINE

 
If you are unable to book on-line, please click here to download
a form for Judge Training courses,
and return it with your payment to Pam Bushell 

LINK FOR BOOKING JANUARY EXAM DATES

We will shortly have the link set up so that you can book on-line for Parts 1 and 2 of the Judges exams (Novice to Grand Prix) in January 2018.  The Eastern Region date for this exam is Saturday 13th January at The College of West Anglia, Milton, Cambs 


EASTERN REGIONAL COACHES
 
 
                          
Requirements
  • Current BD member on the Trainers database (forms attached),
  • Hold a current first aid & child protection certificate
  • Registered with EQL
  • Currently coaching at least 4 pupils.  One rider has to be currently competing at Novice/Elementary gaining 60% or above 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Kelsey Smith on 02477 807801 or Kelsey.smith@britishdressage.co.uk

 


 
 EASTERN REGION BYRDS TRAINING
If you are a rider under 25 years old and interested in dressage, then you are welcome to come along to any of our Regional BYRDS events (BYRDS stands for British Young Riders Dressage Scheme). We have a newsletter which goes out several times a year with all the details of what we are doing and news of our riders successes (of which there are many, obviously!!). If you would like to know more, please contact me, Katharine, or Eleanor Collins who is the Eastern Regional BYRDS Rep and we can tell you more about what we do!

 

If you are not already on our database, click here to send me an email, and I will add you on to our list so that you receive all BYRDS information.
 

BYRDS CLUB MEMBERSHIP

New Club Membership from British Dressage.   If you are not currently a member and you would like to become a Club member it costs £25.  For this you can attend all our training at the same cost as a member, compete in prelim affiliated classes including qualifiers and also Team and My Quest, you are also covered by the BD insurance, legal helpline and have access to BD website and on line magazine.  At the moment you need to download an application form from the website and then post into BD but when the new website is up and running they will be able to do it on line.  Click here for an application form   You are allowed one training session as a non member before having to join BYRDS Club.  Please remember that if you are selected for teams you would need to become a full member and your horse be registered with BD. 

 
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We are aiming to put more photos and clips onto our website and Facebook page in the future.  All riders under 18 need to have a disclaimer in place, signed by a parent, to say they are happy for images to be used.  If you are under 18 and would like to be included in our albums, please download a form below, and return it to Katharine or Eleanor.
 
 

 
 
PARA ACTIVITIES - SPONSORED BY CU PHOSCO LIGHTING 
 
9 September   Biomechanics Day, Shuttleworth College, Biggleswade, Beds 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK  THE ABOVE

Click here to read all about our recent Para Training Day withe the Assoulines

 

PARA TEAMS 2017

We came, we saw, we conquered!!  Yes, the Eastern Region Para Teams had a brilliant weekend at Vale View, which included bringing home the trophy!!  Well done to all our riders and their helpers and supporters - what a brilliant team effort!

Click here to read all about it and see more pictures

 


BRITISH DRESSAGE FESTIVAL OF PARA DRESSAGE 

Great Britain’s up-and-coming para riders travelled to Solihull Riding Club in the West Midlands at the end of August 2016 for the BD Festival of Para Dressage, and some of our Eastern riders were up there in the top placings!

Kyrby Brown and Barney Rubble V, in their first season together, won the Grade II Bronze Championship. 20-year-old Hertfordshire rider Kyrby and ‘Barney’ her 12-year-old chestnut gelding earned a super score of 68.82%. Kyrby admitted to being ‘well and truly exhausted but totally satisfied after a great weekend at Solihull RC’.

Adrian Hare (42), whose passion for dressage started with the Chigwell RDA, travelled from Hertfordshire to contest the Grade III and boy was his trip worthwhile. He took the championship in style earning 67.25% aboard the skewbald gelding, Stady Boy, Deborah Hall’s attractive 10-year-old.

Mari Durward-Akhurst (22) took the Grade Ia Silver Championship. Riding Glesni Owen’s 17-year-old KWPN son of Welt Hit II, Sky O’Hara, Mari was awarded 73.55%.  “Sky warmed up brilliantly and just did the best test ever!” enthused Mari. “I was so proud of him. He helped me out enormously and showed what a great team we make! I finished the test on such a high, we couldn't have done any more, either of us!

Adrian and Stady Boy


 

Chigwell Riding Trust hosted their first British Dressage Para Intro Show on 21st May. This beautiful venue was well attended from Riders from the Chigwell group and also other Para riders that had travelled to the event. The riders competing were:

 
1a Jason Marques on Ballygarret Pride
1b Kyrby Brown on Barney Rubble
2 Natalie South on The Woodman
3 Hannah McGlynn on Bobby
3 Adrian Hare on Stady Boy
4 Joanne Dagley_Cleworth on Sweet William
4 Katie Radzik on Bugatti
 

All riders gained respectable percentages riding a warm up test in the morning followed by one to one discussions with judge Joyce Wood. They used the feedback to help improve their second tests.  A good time was had by all, with tea and cakes being offered in abundance.
Many Thanks to the Judge Joyce Wood for her time and input which was greatly appreciated by all the riders.

 
The lovely yard at Chigwell
Katie Radzik and Bucatti
 
Natalie South and The Woodman 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE EASTERN REGION

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS OF BEAT THIS AND HOW THEY CAN HELP YOU TO A FABULOUS FREESTYLE!

 

 

 

 

 



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