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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

Committee Vacancies
We currently have vacancies on the Scotland region committee in the below roles. Do you want to shape the direction of BD in Scotland region? Please click on the links to view the role descriptions and download an application form. Applications close on Friday 12 January 2018.

BD Youth Rep

Marketing Rep

Judges Rep

Application Form


Chairperson - Debora Adamson. Tel: 07873798421. Email Debora 
Senior Training Rep - Elaine Simpson. Tel: 07900491691. Email Elaine
Para Rep - Clare Molyneux. Tel: 07789262898. Email Clare
Judges Rep - Kathy Ogilvie. Tel: 07790584517. Email Kathy
Coaches Rep - Diana Zajda. Tel: 07761637245. Email Diana

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Coaching
Para Training
Scottish Championships
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NEWS

 

Click here to check out our new blog page!

Flexi Training launched in Scotland. Click here to read all the details. 

 


What's On!

Click here to view Scotland Region dates for your diary.

 


 BD YOUTH TRAINING

 Book online

  • 4 Feb - BD Youth Training Day with Eilidh Grant at Caskieben. Choose from a group or private training session plus stable management and test riding or have a private training session only. Click hereto view further information and book online.
  • 13 Feb / 20 March / 17 April / 8 May - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris Equestrian Centre. Shared or private sessions available. Click here to view and book dates.
  • 15 Feb - BD Youth Training Day with Diana Zajda. Group training session and educational stable management talk. Click here for further information and book online. 
  • Easter Training Camp - 12 / 13 April: Two-day BD Youth training camp with Harry Payne at Highfield Equestrian at Howe. Further information and online booking details coming soon.

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 

Harry Payne is available at Netherton Equestrian, Perthshire for Flexi Training sessions on 1st February & 8th March. Click on his name above for more details on booking.

Squadding

BD Youth have a series of squads from Fledglings to A Squad. 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 2018 - 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. 

Click here to view the BD Youth Team Selection Policy

BD Youth Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Beds
30 June - 1July 2018

Teams for the BD Youth Inter Regional competition comprise of 4 riders, 3 of which must be in different squads - Under 12's, C Squad, B Squad & A Squad. Riders must have been squadded in order to apply for a team and the competition utilises the Rider Squad Tests. 

Click here to view a BD Youth Inter Regionals Information Sheet

Click here to download the BD Youth Inter Regionals Application Form

**Due to the costs of travel the organisers at Keysoe have offered to FOC stabling for Scotland riders! **

BD Youth Home International
Moreton, Dorset
2 - 4 August 2018

Open to riders from 8 -25 years, teams are made up of 4 riders from Novice to Medium level. Riders and horses must be full members of BD to compete in the competition.

Click here to view a BD Youth Home Internationals Information Sheet

Click here to download a BD Youth Home International Application Form

Sheepgate Under 25's Championship - Team Competition
Sheepgate EC, Boston, Linc
20 - 25 August 2018

Open to riders from 8 to 25 years with teams from Prelim to Medium and above. Teams are made of 4 riders at each level, eg. 4 prelim riders. 

Click here to view a Sheepgate Under 25's Team competition Information sheet

Click here to download a Sheepgate Under 25's Team Application Form

Children on Horses

The FEI have introduced a new section at International level called Children on Horses.

Open to riders from the beginning of the calendar year of their 12th birthday to the end of the calendar year of their 14th birthday riding horses. Click here to read further information. Application forms can be downloaded here.

 


 

 SENIOR TRAINING  


Book online

  • 16 Jan - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw at Barstobrick, Dumfries
  • 6 Feb - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw at Barstobrick, Dumfries
  • 13 Feb - Evening training withh Scott Mclellan at Morris Equestrian Centre, Ayrshire
  • 15 Feb - Training with Diana Zajda at Angust RDA, Forfar
  •  17 / 18 Feb - Charlie Hutton at Penwold House, Glasgow
  • 19 Feb - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw at Barstobrick, Dumfries
  • 13 March - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw at Barstobrick, Dumfries
  • 20 March - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris Equestrian Centre, Ayrshire
  • 24 / 25 March - Charlie Hutton at Penwold House, Glasgow
  • 27 March - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw at Barstobrick, Dumfries
  • 17 April - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris Equestrian Centre, Ayrshire
  • 8 May - Evening training with Scott Mclellan at Morris Equestrian Centre, Ayrshire

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

Harry Payne is available at Netherton Equestrian, Perthshire for Flexi Training on 1 February & 8 March. Click on his name above for more details on booking.

 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.

Click here to view the Senior Team Selection Policy

Senior Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Beds
12 - 13 May 2018

Open to BD full members 18 years and over, the Inter Regional team competition is for Bronze and Silver riders at Prelim to Medium levels. To find out more about this competition please download the Inter Regionals information sheet. 

Click here to view the Senior Inter Regional Information Sheet

Click here to download the Senior Inter Regionals Application Form

Senior Home Internationals
Bishop Burton, Humberside
31 August - 2 September 2018

The prestigious Senior Home International team competition is for riders 18 years and over from Novice to PSG and open to Bronze, Silver and Gold combinations.

Click here to view the Senior Home Internationals Information Sheet

Click here to download the Senior Home Internationals Application Form

 


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.

  •  21 Jan - 'Way of Going' judge training with Harry Payne at Rockrose Equestrian Centre. This session will observe competitors at the affiliated competition with the focus on way of going. Times tbc when competition timetable is confirmed. Click here to book online.
  • 20 Feb - Judge Induction Day at Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre. 11am - 3pm. Attendance at a judge induction day is a requirement to join the BD trainee judge list. The session is open to all and will cover all aspects of being a BD listed judge and the exam process. Click here to book online.
  • 23 Feb - FSM judge training with Harry Payne. The session will observe the Medium FSM class at the Winter Regionals at Morris EC. Times tbc when the competition timetable is confirmed. Click here to book online.
  • 24 Feb - Elementary judge training with Harry Payne. The session will observe the Elementary class at the Winter Regionals at Morris EC. Times tbc when competition timetable is confirmed. Click here to book online.


COACHING

 

We are now working alongside BHS, horsescotland, BE & BS to offer a variety of coach CPD days covering a variety of disciplines and levels. We therefore thought it would be of interest to you all to have a list of training opportunities that can be used towards your coaching CPD.



PARA TRAINING

Training Dates

  • 11 March - Carrick RDA, Ayr
    Join us for a full day of training activities specifically tailored for para riders. The day will include a private 45 minute training session with BD para coach Clare Molyneux and group works focused on preparing for competition. You can book the full training package or select individual sessions. Classification is not essential to participate and horses will be available to hire from the RDA centre. BOOK ONLINE HERE

 

Para Home International

Vale View, Leicestershire
27 - 29 April

Represent the region as part of a team at the Para Home International! Being involved in a regional team is a fantastic experience where you can not only enjoy dressage but make great friends and have a blast.

Riders will be asked to submit their highest three scores at affiliated para dressage competitions (including BD Para Intro Classes and scores from Rider Development) in the 12 months preceding selection.  Only scores achieved at the relevant grade can be considered.

Click here to view the Para Selection Policy

Click here to download the Para Home International Application Form

Useful Downloads

National Classification Policy

Classification Process


SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre. 7 - 9 September
 
Qualification continues to run from 1 September 2017 until the close of entries of the Championships. Horses that finish 1st and 2nd in an affiliated class at a BD competition in Scotland, or elsewhere in Great Britain if ridden by a resident in Scotland, or a person born there will qualify. 

Click here for full qualification details.

To download a copy of the Qualification Letter please click here.

We look forward to seeing many of you at these great Championships

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** 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!

 

 

 

 


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