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A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Northern Region Committee!

There is plenty to look forward to in 2018 with two additional major BD Events, the Judges' Convention (17 April) and the Senior Home International (31 Aug - 2 Sept) being held at Bishop Burton Arena.

We will also be holding a Northern Show on 23 - 24 June at Port Royal EEC. This is the first weekend of winter qualification so we will have classes for everyone up to Grand Prix, including BD Youth, PARA Qualifiers and Quest, and there will also be Judge and Steward Training.

Riders will compete in classes and sections as a regular BD show with points and rosettes as usual. If you are a resident Northern competitor and compete in a combination of classes your scores will automatically go forward to the Championship on the day at your level.

In the New Year we will be looking for Northern sponsors for rosettes and sashes. We would also love to have some annual trophies. If you are interested in supporting a level or type of championship or have a trophy to donate in your name or in memory of a loved one, we would love to hear from you. Rosettes and sashes will be personalised with business names. We will advertise and promote sponsors, and any fundraising from the event will help support training in the region.

Perhaps we could also finish 2018 or start 2019 with a Presentation Ball? We will ask for your feedback on this with a Facebook post on 6 January, with a competition to win a flexi-training session with a coach of your choice.

For the 12 days of Christmas we will have a daily treat for you on Facebook via Lucinda Bird, with Alanna Clarke, our BD Youth Vlogger, with clips of her recent experience at Camp.

Finally, a huge thank you to our Venues, Organisers, Judges, Stewards, Volunteers and Sponsors as we look forward to next year which is the 20th Anniversary of British Dressage.


Jo Byrne, Vikki Hayton, Gillian Brown, Gwyneth Lewis, Nikki Sanderson, Sandra Smith, Charlotte Wilson, Lucinda Bird, Fiona Lowrey

Please note, the main BD Office will close on 22 December and re-opens on 3 January 2018.

To contact Jo Byrne , Regional Development Officer please click here

Committee Vacancies

Nikki Sanderson

If you read the BD Youth Newsletter click here, you will be aware that after 5 fabulous years Nikki is stepping down as Rep to concentrate on her daughter Jess's dressage career. Thank you Nikki !

We are therefore advertising her role for a BD Youth rep to replace Nikki and for another Senior Training Rep to work with Fiona to focus on our teams and team training. Please see below if you are interested in either role.

Do you want to get involved with shaping dressage in the region? We would love to hear from you if you feel you have the time and skills to give to one of the roles.

To apply for any of the above regional representative roles, please click here to download an application form and return by Friday 12 January toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book in to all of our upcoming Northern events on bookwhen

Bookwhen is our online booking system for all training events, listed by date. Simply scroll down to view what we have on offer, clicking 'show more' to see months ahead. The header also gives you access to regional team selection policies throughout the season.
Use the system to book your session and set out your details and preferences. Payment is taken securely by card and acknowledged by email.

For all dates and events click here

Here are our upcoming events:

FLEXI-TRAINING (Book your lesson, arrange your time and date with your coach)

For all Flexi-training click here

EVENTS

Date

Event

Venue

Coach/Trainer

Book Here

Thurs 8 February

Coach, Rider, Judge Event

Mount St John LLP Thirsk

Andrea Smith
Jayden Brown
Charlotte Wilson

More Info

Sat 10 February

Probationary Steward Training

Bishop Burton College

Amanda Heath

More Info

Sun 11 February

Level 1-2 Steward Training

Bishop Burton College

Amanda Heath

More Info


CAMPS

Date

Camp

Venue

Coach

Book Here

Weekend
6-8 April 18

BD Youth Camp

Sheepgate EC

Amy Woodhead Tracy Woodhead

Open 1 January

Sat 7 April 18

BYRDS Taster Session

Sheepgate EC

Cherry Elvin

More Info

Wed-Fri
18-20 April

SENIOR Camp

Vale View EC

Sophie Wells
Andrew Fletcher

More Info

Weekend
24-26 August

SENIOR Camp

Richmond EC

TBC

Open 1 May 18

Weekend 2-5 November

BD Youth Camp

Bishop Burton Camp

TBC

Open 1 May 18

Autumn

BD Youth Foundation Camp A & B Squad

TBC

TBC

TBC


CLINICS

Date

Clinics

Venue

Coach/Trainer

Book Here

Tues
16 January

Harry Payne Clinic

Alnwick Ford EC

Harry Payne UKCC 4

More Info

Tues 6 February

Harry Payne Clinic

Alnwick Ford EC

Harry Payne UKCC 4

More Info

Thurs 15 February

Equivisions Music Clinic

Vale View EC

Steph Croxford and Julie Geraghty

More Info

Sun 18 March

PARA Team Training

Vale View EC

Angela WEISS
UKCC 3

More Info












TEST RIDING

Date

Test Riding

Venue

Judge

Book Here

Thurs
11 January

Long Arena

Alnwick Ford EC

Les Smith
BD List 2

More Info

Sat 20 January

Long Arena

Askham Bryan College

Andrea Smith BD List 1

More Info

Sun 21 January

Long Arena

Bishop Burton College

Andrea Smith BD List 1

More Info

Mon 22 January

Long Arena

Witham Villa RC
Leicestershire

Jane Peberdy
BD List 1

More Info

Mon 5 February

Long Arena

Witham Villa RC
Leicestershire

Jane Peberdy
BD List 1

More Info

Thurs 8 February

Long Arena

Alnwick Ford EC

Les Smith
BD List 2

More Info

Thurs 8 March

Long Arena

Alnwick Ford EC

Les Smith
BD List 2

More Info

Mon 26 March

Long Arena

Witham Villa RC
Leicestershire

Jane Peberdy
BD List 1

More Info

Sunday 29 April

Long Arena

Askham Bryan College

Andrea Smith BD List 1

More Info


DIARY PLANNING


Christmas is a great time to get your diary organised for 2018 so you can plan your route to qualification for whatever Championship route you have chosen!
For all the qualification criteria click here to view the handbook.

For a summary of rule changes for 2018 click here

For those of you taking the Area Festival route, remember you can go to more than one first round if you have enough scores. First rounds are now Prelim to Advanced Medium, with PSG and above going direct to the second round. Under 18's are now Under 21's.

Check your dates for your eligibility so you can get out at those early events in May and June. The qualifying period started on 1 October and scores obtained need to be 14 days before the close of entries.

The podium at Alnwick Ford EC . Joining in the fun and keeping Steve amused!

MAJOR NORTHERN DATES

Winter Regionals
10 - 13 February 2018 Bishop Burton EC

Area Festival First Rounds
19 - 20 May 2018 Arena UK
16 - 17 June Alnwick Ford EC
3 - 5 August 2018 Sheepgate EC
17 - 19 August 2018 Northallerton EC

Northern Show
23 - 24 June 2018 Port Royal EEC

Summer Regionals
19 - 22 July 2018 Port Royal EEC

Under 25 Championships
20 - 25 August 2018 Sheepgate EC

Quest Regional Final
22 - 23 September 2018 Epworth EC

Area Festival Final
20 - 22 October Manor Grange SC

Dates and venues for the new Bronze and Music Championships will be available soon.
For a summary of these: click here

REGIONAL TEAMS (Selection Policies apply and available shortly)

PARA Home International

27 - 29 April 2018 Vale View EC

Senior Inter-Regionals
12 - 13 May 2018 Keysoe EC

BD Youth Inter-Regionals
30 June - 1 July 2018 Keysoe EC

BD Youth Home International
3 - 5 August 2018 Moreton EC, Dorset

Senior Home International
31 Aug - 2 September Bishop Burton Equine College



EQUIVISIONS

Equivisions has partnered with British Dressage to produce and distribute audio versions of BD tests, available on CD, MP3 or micro card to fit in one of their fabulous wrist speakers. Starting from just £2.99, click here to read more and get yours today!

2018 Tests

As you check your test sheets for 2018 remember that Prelim 17 is now replaced by Prelim 17a and Novice 37 by Novice 37a. There are no further additions to test sheets this year.

JUDGE TRAINING


A further judge training date has been added on Wednesday 10 January 2018

If you missed the recent judges newsletter with all training dates click here

This evening is being held as a fundraising event for Tessa Thorne, a BD List 2 judge who many of you may know, to receive treatment not available in the UK for Multiple Sclerosis.


To read all about Tessa's appeal click here

Jane Peberdy and Sandra Smith have kindly organised this event and as a region we are keen to be involved. Proceeds will go to the fund for Tessa's treatment.

Jane will use a selection of DVD material including short clips in the format of the exam. This will be useful for those working towards exams, for continuous development, and is also open to coaches and riders.

To reserve a place click here. Monies will be collected on the night.

COACHING

We are thrilled to announce a day at Mount St John kindly given to the region by Emma Blundell and her team. Proceeds will help to support our Regional teams in 2018 and is such a lovely way to support Northern Dressage. Thank you Emma!
Our Coaching Representative Charlotte Wilson and Judge Andrea Smith will work with Jayden Brown and MSJ resident riders through the levels. One not to be missed!

To book a ticket click here (This also counts as BD, BHS, Pony Club & BS CPD)

We would also like to thank local rider Lisa Megginson and 'The Convenience Company' for providing the essentials.
For more information about these fabulous facilities: click here


The British Horse Society are holding two International Coaching Conventions in 2018

For more information: click here

UKCC 2018



The website has been updated with UKCC information click here
At the moment the two Level 3 courses are in Hampshire and the West Midlands. There is a Level 2 Course at Vale View EC. If any Northern members are looking at Level 3 and would be interested in a venue further north, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as we require sufficient numbers to do so.

PARA


The PARA Home International will be held at Vale View Equestrian Centre 27- 29 April 2018. The selection policy and forms will be available in the new year and the cut off date will be 18 March.
For Northern PARA riders who will have completed two regional training days (one can be unmounted) we will be holding a Team Training day with Angela Weiss UKCC 3 and your regional PARA rep Gillian Brown on Sunday 18 March. This will give you your final training criteria if you need it, but more importantly will be a team building event for those coming forward to represent Northern Region and will be subsidised. To book a place click here

If you are a Northern Region PARA rider, whether or not you have ridden on teams previously or are yet to decide to apply you will be very welcome. For further information please contact Gillian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are also still places on the Senior Camp at Vale View on 19 - 20 April with Sophie Wells or Vikki Hayton: click here

REGIONAL SPONSORS

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Introducing Sian Barton now covering the North of England for Sue Carson Saddles.

Sian is based just outside of Harrogate, North Yorkshire and has over 20 years of experience with horses.

Sian has worked for many professionals including Diane Smeaton, with whom she trained with regularly, and Harry Meade, where she was lucky enough to work alongside super groom Karen Hughes. This gave Sian the knowledge to understand the requirements of happy hackers to 4* event riders.

Sian has a passion for eventing and retrained her ex racehorse Kama Night to 1* level. She now regularly events Dupicor, owned by Amanda Riley, at novice level with the aim of stepping up to intermediate in the near future.

Call her direct on 07872 042002 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sian will be at Bishop Burton and Myerscough Regionals in February 2018 with a Sue Carson Saddles tradestand so don't forget to pop in for a chat!

Merry Xmas and a Happy New year - Sue and team


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