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Scotland region

 

Emma Stewart - Scottish Regional Development Officer
Tel: 07584 147258
Email Emma


Regional Committee

Your BD Scotland regional committee work hard to organise and support events around the region. The committee are here to represent members of the region so please do not hesitate to contact your committee

Interim Chairman - Sharon Lindop. Tel: 07793129245 / Email Sharon
Senior Training Rep - Linda Thomson. Tel: 07919441039 / Email Linda
Para Rep - Clare Molyneux. Tel: 07789262898 / Email Clare
Coaches Rep - Jean Stephen. Tel: 07718315834 / Email Jean
BD Youth Rep - Kerry Sutherland. Tel: 07720085248 / Email Kerry
Judges Rep - Caroline Paterson. Tel: 07554086211 / Email Caroline
Judges Rep - Gillian Peters. Tel:  07501444132 / Email Gillian
Marketing Rep - Amelia Ratcliffe-Smith. Tel: 07837533506 / Email Amelia

Last Updated: Thursday 19 September


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Embrace the region with BD Scotland clothing. 

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NEWS

BD Scotland Newsletter - Click here to read the latest newsletter.

Senior Home Internationals 2019!
Congratulations to the following riders who have been selected to represent Scotland at the Senior Home Internationals 2019 at Wellington, Hampshire. We wish the squad the very best of luck. 

 

 

BD Scotland Equikro Awards Ball 2019

Tickets for the much anticipated 2019 BD Scotland Equikro Awards Ball go on sale on Friday 20 September. This year the committee would like to recognise the hard working volunteers who keep our sport running therefore we will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets to nominated volunteers. Get involved and say thank you to a volunteer you know by nominating them for the draw. 

NOMINATE TODAY


WHAT'S ON!

 
Click here to view Scotland Region dates for your diary.


BD YOUTH TRAINING  

Click here to find out all about BD Youth

Training Dates

  • 20 Sept - Flatwork for Fun day camp at Muirmill EC, Ayrshire. Click here for further info and online booking.
  • 23 Sept - Test riding with Gillian Peters (List 2a judge). Click here to book
  • 26 Sept - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click here to book
  • 9 Oct - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click here to book
  • 18 Oct - Afternoon & Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click here to book
  • 24 Oct - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click here to book

 

Flexi-Training

Book training with a BD Youth coach at a time / place that suits you with BD Youth Flexi Training. Click here to read more about each coach. To book a training session simply click on the coaches name or visit https://bookwhen.com/bdscotlandflexitraining

 

Squadding
BD Youth have a series of squads from D Squad to A Squad. Riders are eligible for D squad squad until the end of the year of their 11th birthday. Therefafter riders can come forward to any squad level regardless of age.  THE SQUADS are basically a framework for progress within the BD Youth structure, to encourage riders to develop and improve as riders and horsemen. Riders are squadded using the rider squad test. The rider tests have been designed to show the judge(s) how well a rider can influence their horse's way of going through a supple and correct seat, good preparation and a good relationship with their horse. Although the tests may appear relatively simple, they are constructed in a way that requires a great deal of skill to be able to ride them fluently and easily.From a marking point of view the test is split into three clear sections: The seat and effectiveness of the aids, rider's influence on way of going and rider's control of movements in test.

Come along to a squad training day to be squadded or re-assesed. 


Squad tests have been updated for 2019 - click here to purchase a copy from the shop

BD YOUTH TEAMS

Participating in a regional team is a fabulous experience, a great way to develop your skills and meet new friends!
There are three BD Youth team competitions throughout the year; BD Youth Inter-Regional, BD Youth Home International & Sheepgate U25's Championship.To ride as part of Team Scotland you need to be a full member of BD. Click here to find out how to become a member.

To be eligible for application to represent Scotland at the BD Youth Inter Regionals and Home Internationals competitions riders need to meet the criteria as set out by the BD Youth Technical Committee in the BD Youth Selection Policy. Requirements include attendance at three regional activities, participation in a squad assessement and specific results relevant to the respective competition.  


BD Youth Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Bedfordshire, 29 - 30 June

Click here to read more about the BD Youth Inter Regionals competition
Applications close 15 May. Click here to apply

 

BD Youth Home Internationals
Arena UK, Lincolnshire, 26 - 28 July

Click here to read more about the BD Youth Home Internationals competition
Applications close 11 June. Click here to apply

 

Sheepgate Under 25 Championships
Sheepgate EC, Lincolnshire, 19 - 24 August

All BD full members competing at the Sheepgate Under 25 Championships are welcome to join a team. Teams are at each level from Prelim - Advanced Medium. Where team places are limited priority will be given to riders who have attended regional activities. Click here to read further information. Click to apply for a Sheepgate Under 25 Championships team.   

Under 21's International Team Opportunities

Click here for more information Pony, Children on Horses, Junior & Young Rider International teams.


SENIOR TRAINING


  • 20 September - Flatwork for Fun Day Camp at Muimill EC. Click here for further info and booking.
  • 21 September - Training with Charlie Hutton at Hallyards, Dundonald. Click to book
  • 22 September - Training with Charlie Hutton at Hallyards, Dundonald. Click to book
  • 23 September - Test riding with Gillian Peters (List 2a judge) at The Cabin. Click to book
  • 26 September - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click to book
  • 9 October - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click to book
  • 18 October - Afternoon & Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click to book
  • 24 October - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris EC. Click to book


Flexi Training

Click here to read more about the Scotland region Flexi Trainers and booking details. Click on the names below to book a training session or visit https://bookwhen.com/bdscotlandflexitraining


SENIOR TEAMS

Enjoy the unique experience of competing as part of a team and apply to be on one of our regional teams. There are two senior team competitions annually - the Inter-Regionals and Home Internationals. To ride as part of Team Scotland you need to be a full BD member. Click here to find out how to become a member.

To be eligible for application to represent Scotland at the Senior Inter Regionals and Home Internationals competitions riders need to meet the criteria as set out by the Senior Training Technical Committee in the Senior Selection Policy. Requirements include attendance at three regional activities which includes training via Flexi Training and specific results relevant to the respective competition.

Senior Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Bedfordshire, 11 - 12 May
Click here to read more information about the Senior Inter Regional competition
Applications close 11 April.
Click here to apply

 

Senior Home Internationals
Wellington, Hampshire, 18 - 20 October
Click here to read more information about the Senior Home International competition

Applications close 12 September. Click here to apply



JUDGE TRAINING

Are you interesting in become a BD judge? Click here to find out more. Judge training is open to all. Riders and trainers are encouraged to participate.Click here to read more about how to become a BD judge.

Click here to register as a trainee judge.

Click here to view the tutor judge list

Live stream judge training - this year we have started to offer judge training using live streaming / conference call. Click here for further information on how to take part in the conference call. Further training dates to be confirmed soon.  

All judge training must be booked online in advance

20 September - 7pm to 9pm at The Axis Centre, Newmachar. Join Gillian Peters (BD Scotland judges rep) for an informal evening get together of all listed judges and trainees, to chat, discuss and support each other. Tea / Coffee & biscuits will be available. Click to book CANCELLED

22 September - 10am to 12pm at The Axis Centre, Newmachar. Novice to Medium training with Jane Peberdy. Click to book. CANCELLED

24 September - Dressage to Music Education Evening with Debby Lush at Westbank Livery Longforgan. From 7pm to 9pm this evening will cover the key aspects of judging dressage to music. Click to book 

 


 COACH TRAINING

We are to continue the series of educational workshops with Harry Payne in 2019. These sessions offer a great learning environment for coaches, riders and judges. Three hour sessions with a different topic each month - expand your knowledge, get tips on handy exercises and network with other coaches. 

 

BDCC (UKCC) Level 2 Course – North of Scotland

We are looking at setting up a BDCC course in the North of Scotland. Please email Emma if you would like to registered interest in a course. 

 


PARA DRESSAGE


Regional training activities specifically tailored for para riders.

22 Sept - Individual Training with Julia Gourley & Physiotherapy session with Dr Valarie Cooper at Aberdeen Riding Club.

Click to book

Classification is not essential to participate in the event

Click here to read more and book online


   
Para Home International 2019

11 - 12 May
The College Equestrian, Keysoe, Beds

Click here to read the para selection policy. Applications to be submitted online via the BD Scotland bookwhen page. Applications open shortly. 

Useful Downloads
National Classification Policy


SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS


Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre. 30 August - 1 September 2019
   
Qualification continues to run from 1 September 2018 until the close of entries of the Championships.

Horses that finish 1st or 2nd in a British Dressage affiliated class (excluding Quest and Combined Training) in Scotland or elsewhere in Great Britain if ridden by a resident in Scotland or a person born there will qualify. Riders must be born or reside in Scotland to compete at the Scottish Championships.


Click here for full qualification details and rules.
To download a copy of the Qualification Letter please click here.
   
We look forward to seeing many of you at these great Championships


** Volunteer of the Month Award **


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 to today! Click here to download a nomination form.
   
   


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