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Welcome to the Northern Region page where you can find the latest news, activities and links to training and events.  
 
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Your Regional Development Officer is Jo Byrne
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Call Jo:  07783 791191
 
Jo represents British Dressage in the Northern Region, being the first point of contact and working closely with Head Office to develop, promote and support BD activities. She provides a key method of communicating the views and interests of the Northern Region’s members and works with the region’s competition centres planning dates, offering support to organisers and ensuring centres meet the BD criteria. 
 

 
Your Chairman is Vikki Hayton 
       
Email:   Click here
   
Call:     07860 276578
 
Vikki is our British Dressage Northern Region Chairman. Vikki’s role as Regional Chairman is to provide leadership for the committe and to support the British Dressage Northern Region. Vikki has a strong interest in dressage, has been actively involved with the sport as a BD Trainer/UKCC and list 4 Judge and BHSI with masters in Teaching. She brings a balanced overview to the implementation of the policies agreed by the board and the main technical committees. Vikki Chairman works closely with the Jo (RDO) to ensure that the Regional Committee functions effectively to maximise the potential of each area. Vikki encourages collaborative working and assists in resolving any issues within the region.

 Latest News

 BD Youth Camp 2018 just released at Sheepgate EC 6-8 April with Tracy and Amy Woodhead UKCC Level 3

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Senior Camp 2018 just released at Vale View Equestrian Centre 18-20 April with Sophie Wells MBE and Andrew Fletcher, both UKCC Level 3.  Limited places secured by deposit.

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Are you interested in riding for Northern Region in 2018? A handy guide has been produced for Senior Teams Click here

 

Selection policies 2018 are now available

Senior Selection: Click here

PARA Selection: Click here

BD Youth Selection: Click here

 

 

 


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Whether you are looking for a Dressage Saddle, a Jumping Saddle, a Show Saddle, a Pony Saddle or a General Purpose (GP) Saddle we can help. Please give us a call and see what we can do for you and your horse.

 

 

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  Sheepgate Tack and Togs
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Sheepgate is a family run business and a popular BD Venue, hosting affiliated competitions, Premier League and the Sheepgate Under 25 Championships. 'Well worth the journey'
 
Tack and Togs is an onsite retail shop, selling everything horse and rider could need and stocking all the major brands.  They are also available online and the website has recently been re launched and is 'Well worth a click!''
 

 Competing
 
View and Search BD Schedules: Click Here
 
Major Competition dates 2017: Click Here
 
BD Venues: Click Here

Quest Venues: Click Here
 
 
 

 Coaching
 
 
 Your Coaching Representative is Charlotte Wilson
 
 Email: Click here
 
 Call:   07949 076141
 
Charlotte is the regions Coaching Representative. Charlotte runs Snainton Riding Centre near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. She is a BD List 4 dressage Judge, a UKCC Level 3 British Dressage Accredited Coach and UKCC Level 3 Generic Coach. Charlotte also holds the British Horse society's Instructors certificate (BHSI) She is very keen to develop coaching opportunities within the region.
 
 
 
UK Coaching Certificate
 
As part of a national initiative to standardise and benchmark the quality of sports coaching in the UK, the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) has been introduced, and will ultimately be tailored to meet the needs of all sports.
Equestrian, including dressage, is in the first set of 21 priority sports to be putting the UKCC into practice. The aim is for the UKCC to be recognised as a mark of safe, quality coaching, as well as providing a clear, structured path for personal improvement for coaches.
 
 
 For more information - Click Here
 
 
 

Senior Training 
 
 
Your Senior Training/Rider Representative is Fiona Lowrey
 
Email:     Click Here
 
Call:         07790 289442    
     
Fiona is the Senior Training Representative and has been involved with horses most of her life, competing in showing,hunter trials and riding club activities and has previously been a riding club committee member. Based in the north of the region near Newcastle on Tyne, she is working to develop training opportunities in the north of the region. 
 
 

 Para
 
Your Para Representative is Gillian Brown
                                                                       
Email:       Click Here
 
Call:           07872 923456
 

Gillian is the Para Dressage Representative. Gillian Brown has been a BD member since she was 18 years old; she helps run the family farm and competes her two horses on a regular basis both in able bodied and Para dressage. As a Para rider she has valuable insight in how to become a BD Para rider and the various options open to both new and already classified riders. Gillian trained at Etal with Lady Joicey and now trains with Angela Weiss and Gwyneth Lewis our Northern judges Representative. Gillian is one of the most Northerly members in the Northern Region.

Getting started with PARA

For further information on competing, or to request a free booklet to help get you started, contact Rachel tel: 02476 698837. 

For the main BD Para page please click here

 

Intro Shows

PARA Intro Judges - Click here

PARA BEF Entry Programme

Information and applications

PARA Classification

PARA Classification Policy - Click here

FEI PARA Equestrian Classification Manual  - Click Here

National Classification Forms - Click Here

British Blind Sport Information - Click Here

PARA /RDA Dressage National Classification Policy -Click here

 

Other useful Documents

PARA Dressage Competition Guide 

PARA National Calendar- events and activities

 

Could you ride for the Northern Region?

PARA Regional Selection Policy 2017

PARA Home International Competition 27th - 29th April 2018 - Vale View Equestrian, Leicestershire

PARA Home International Schedule - not available yet

PARA Home International Competition Record - not available yet

(Rule book reference Section 9, page 58 & Section 13, page 82)

 

Date for your diary

There will be a two day PARA Camp at Oakridge Arena, Newark, Notts 23 - 25 March 2018.  Details released soon!

                             


 
Your BD Youth Representative is Nicky Sanderson
 
Email:     Click here
 
Call:       07738 461658
 
 
Nicky is the BD Northern Regions BD Youth Representative. Nicky is a full time freelance coach. She is a BD Trainee judge and frequently competes at BD competitions at all levels. Nicky has a young daughter who is a B squad rider along with her two nieces who compete at International level. This is how Nicky became involved with BYRDS, now BD Youth as she has the passion and expertise to continue to develop and support both riders and parents in the region.
 

 

 
 
New to BD Youth?

If you are aged between 6 and 25 and enjoy your dressage then BD Youth is for you. Training, camps and taster sessions are all open to BD members and non members, but of course we would love you to become part of our 'club' 
Club membership gives you access to Team Quest, My Quest, Preliminary competitions (bronze or gold sections), music classes and combined training.  Full membership is access to everything, including our BD Youth team competitions.
 
BD Youth is committed to rider development and we have a clear pathway through ages and abilities.  At each level there are a number of rider tests, ridden as a dressage test but judged in three sections:
  • Riders seat and effectiveness of aids
  • Riders influence on the way of going
  • Riders control of movements in test
Between January and April each year we hold coaching and assessment sessions.  These comprise a shared coaching session with a BD Youth assessor/coach and a ride through one of the tests. They also include a session  with parents to talk about plans and opportunities for the year ahead and to answer any questions you have.  We hold these at BD venues and they are friendly and inclusive days to meet other riders and parents too.

If you are coming for the first time you would ride the Under 12 test or the C squad test. For more information about the squads and expectations at each level see below.
  • Under 12 (This year for riders born in or after 2007 - if your 12th birthday is in 2018 you are C Squad)
  • C Squad Under 14 (This year for riders born in or after 2005)
  • C Squad over 14 (For riders up to age 25, unless you are assessed to move up to B, B+ or A Squad

Riders stay in the squad they are assessed for the year and a reassessed each year to see if they are ready to move up.

During the year we then have a spring and autumn two day camp, day camps, training days, and access to flexi training with our BD Assessor coaches who are all on our database, are trained in safeguarding and are DBS checked.
 
 

Regional Teams
 
Rule book references - Page 58 Section 9 Team Competitions
 

Judges 
 
 
 
 
 Your Judges Representative is Gwyneth Lewis 
                                                         
  Email:   Click here
                                                                           
  Call:         07710 021279 
 
Gwyneth is the Judges Representative for the Northern Region. Gwyneth is point of contact for judges, competitors and organisers with judging issues. Gwyneth regularly feeds back info to British Dressage Head Office and is responsible for organising judge training in the region. There are ongoing sessions this summer. 
 
Could you be a Judge

Are you interested becoming a judge? There is a new system in place for exams and how to apply to become one. Please click here for more details.

Judge Testing

Exam system explained 2017

FAQ's 

Regional Judge Training

We now have a National Judges Calendar which shows all training and events for all regions click here to view

 

 
Marketing
 
Your Marketing Representative is Lucinda Bird
 
Email:     Click here
 
Call:       07846 893109
 
As Marketing Representative Lucinda is responsible for making sure everyone is aware of what British Dressage has to offer in the Northern Region. She competes in British Dressage from Prelim to Advanced, is a UKCC level 2 and a BD List 5 Judge. She has a passion to deliver the ethos of the BD Northern Region to all and deals with publishing news across multimedia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sponsorship 
 

Key Benefits:

  • Promotion in all our regional newsletters, flyers, webpage and Social Media campaigns
  • Social Media reach to more than just our members, informing them about your product and any special offers
  • Opportunities to introduce your product at special events and training camps
  • Brand awareness via our marketing through events, social media and regional communications
  • Feedback on click rates through regional commincations so you can monitor yourselves the interest your product is getting

Sponsorship package details

 

If you are interested and would like to discuss further then please contact Jo Byrne on 07783 791191 or email Jo

 
 
 

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Alternatively please complete this form and return to the office

If you are new to British Dressage then why not have a read through our 'Discover Dressage Booklet'

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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