Do you coach, train or judge Dressage at any level?

Monday 19th January 2015
Witham Villa RC, Cosby Rd, Broughton Astley, Leics, LE9 6PA
Study Day – Open to all
BD Members £15, E-Club & Non Members £20
(Includes buffet lunch)
10am – 2:30pm
Conducted by Jane Peberdy and Harry Payne
BD List 1 Judges, BD Accredited Coaches (UKCC Level 3) and BYRDS Coaches

Do you coach, train or judge Dressage at any level?

This is an interactive study day to learn, share and discuss best practice as a dressage coach, rider or judge. The day is open to everyone with an interest in dressage training; especially judges, coaches and trainers who would like to attain or upgrade their professional qualifications.

 Working on all levels from Young Horse to Prix St George, Harry will be coaching and working with Jane, our tutor Judge.
Please bring your own chairs and comfy cushions!

 During the day Jane and Harry will explain the variety of learning styles, qualities of a dressage horse, the way of going, coach and a presentation of the scales of training.

 Jane and Harry will look forward to promoting discussion and debate about dressage coaching, training and judging.
To book a place please complete application form and send with full payment

Test Riding and Showjumping

British Eventing Training for Members and Non-members


Saturday 3rd January 2015


Speetley Equestrian Centre

Nitticar Farm, Rotherham Road, Barlborough, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 4TA

with Vikki Hayton (BHSI) BE Accredited Coach

 Groups of four/five riders – each session 1.5hrs

As individuals you will ride a test of your choice and receive feedback, coaching and advice. This is then followed by a group coaching session over a full showjumping course.

Cost: £42 Members/£46.20 Non-members

Weather permitting, dressage will be on grass and show jumping on the outdoor arena.


Bookings will be taken on line at: or see the BE website.

Coaching and UKCC Introduction Study Evening

Thursday 11th December 2014
Brackenhurst College EC, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0QF
Coaching and UKCC Introduction Study Evening
BD Members £10, Associate & Non Members £12
7pm – 9pm
Conducted by Andrew Fletcher
(UKCC Coach, BHS I, BD List 2a Judge and FEI 4* Eventing Judge)

Further details available by clicking here.

Comments From Recent DVD Evening

Here are a few comments from the recent DVD evening:-

Marie-Ann from Richmond EC in North Yorkshire wrote

“Hi Vikki

Thank you for the informative evening last night. Please pass my thanks on to Cherry too. It surely gave me food for thought!

Looking in my diary I may struggle with the next one but will try to swap things round as it will be worth it.

Marie-Anne BD Member”

and Catherine Ellis emailed to say…….

“Dear Vikki

Many thanks for tonight’s DVD training session. It was really useful and informative.”

Why don’t you come and join us at the next one on Tuesday, September 9th 7.00 – 9.00 pm, email me or Nicky Sanderson to reserve your place.

August Update

Congratulations to Katie Mcmahon who has now passed her Level 2 – including her maths – and is now fully qualified. WELL DONE KATIE WE ALWAYS HAD FAITH IN YOU XX

Congratulations also to Sophie Miller who has passed her maths this week, welcome back Jenny Gladman, who is training for her level 3, it’s great to have you back Jenny.

A very special congratulations to Racheal Piert and Jerry. Special because one year ago Jerry was diagnosed with Bone Spavin and we thought that was going to be the last of his competition days, but Jerry has always been special (in every sense of the word!) and thanks to Racheal’s expert care, they are not only training again, but this weekend they managed to get their first elementary regional qualifying test score under their belt, with a very creditable 65.20%, well done to you Racheal and the ever so special, very spotty one!!

Also, congratulations to Racheal Butler, who qualified for the UK Rider Finals and got 7th in a massive prelim class and then 3rd in the novice. Wow! Brilliant work, well done to you.

Liz Nair had a cracking lesson with Rikki, who was on form again and Liz Burrows enjoyed a super ride on our own Peaches, who’s proving to be quite the dressage diva. Great to have you back Liz.

Penny and her own mare also called Peaches, continue to make super progress, they did their first Hunt Ride (South Notts) whilst I was away on holiday, on the whole I gather she was a star, so well done Penny. Helen Turkdogan and Leon have really made progress and I wish them every success in their next competition, watch this space, they should do well. Moira and Toots are zooming ahead and Julie and Stan are having a well-earned rest.

We welcome Melanie Shuttleworth and her family to the yard, Melanie has just places her two boys Max and George with us and we really look forward to working with them. Anji, my good friend from East Markham is bring her boy down today for Boot Camp, he’ll stay here for a couple of weeks and then back for a couple of weeks, then as and when for fine tuning!

Well done to all my clients, many of whom haven’t been mentioned, who continue to work with me and continue to do me proud with their achievements.

Happy Birthday for next weekend to Helen Turkdogan and to Kirsty Murray. Have a very happy birthday both if you and Kirsty have a great time in Corfu, I know you will, as they’re a great bunch where you’re going.

What’s been happening at College Farm Equestrian Center

Pedro (Markham Sultan) and I have been out having fun, due to a change in the rules, we were given an extra 20 points at Advanced Medium, and we lost them in three outings but did qualify for the Regionals in the process. We are now 2 points off qualifying for the PSG regionals, with another 2nd and 63.4% in a class of 10 at Vale View last Sunday.

We had record numbers for the BYRDS training which was held here last Saturday and the Have a Go Day at Epworth on Saturday is oversubscribed with a waiting list.

We’ve got the BYRDS Squadding day on Monday, which again is packed! So, everything is looking very positive.

The Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Specialist Rescue Teams have been down for training and we’re hosting a training day for all the Specialist Rescue Teams, when they’ll be bringing the Specialist Rescue Unit, which carries over 650 pieces of equipment. There are only two of these units in the country and one of them is based in Tuxford. We will also have the Rapid Response Unit here. They will be staging a mock rescue of a rider who is trapped under their horse, (a plastic model one) in a drainage ditch. Watch this space for a full write up later on in May.

We had a camera crew here again today. Your horse Magazine have done two features so far this year, one on a 20 minute work out programme and the other today, which was alerting riders to the difficulties faced by partially sighted or blind riders. Make sure you get your copy ordered, it was an interesting session.

Rider News

We’ve had lots of super competition results from clients in the last few months. Julie Frizzell and Stan in particular have shot to stardom… is Julie’s latest text………..Vikki, sit down…. We’re at Patchetts for the stoneleigh KBIS qualifier… And the little man has gone and won it!
It was a strong class with it being the National Para Championships, so fingers crossed for selection for the Para Championship Team. Earlier in the year in March, Stan won the British Dressage Restricted Championship at Vale View Festival of Para Dressage Grade IV Champion 2014 and 2nd in class of 15 in the warm up class.
In April Stan and Julie were 3rd in the Grade IV Championship behind paralympian Sophie Wells and team GBR MEMBER Tamsin Addison at the Nirvana Spa Para Dressage Championships ((Open) at Hartpury. They then went on to win the Medium Open Freestyle with 69%, qualifying for the BD Regional Championships 2015.

Rachael and Jerry (The Spotty One) are back out competing again and they won the BE95 last Sunday.

Beth and Tracy have had a super season so far and Beth got a whopping 69% in her prelim 7 last week.Tracy won the prelim at Selina’s at Milton with 67%

Grace Johnston and Albert got 70 and 72% at Witham Villa after the BYRDS training last weekend.

Sue Markin has had some super results with her lovely mare Zita at Milton EC.

Karen Dodsworth and Disney got a whopping 70.42% at Elm’s Farm.

Finally congratulations to Rachael Butler who was 6th in the Equestrian Life Championships on 5th April with 75.5%.

Well done, I’m really proud of you all. Some terrific results!

Training Information and Events

Quite a few snippets on training and events noted below:-

BYRDS Rider Test Preparation Training

College Farm EC, West Markham, Tuxford, Newark, NG22 0GT
45 minute private lesson – BD Members £45, Associate & Non Members £54
45 Minutes semi – private lessons BD Members £22, Associate & Non Members £26
(You must have a partner when booking a semi-private lesson)
Lessons will take place on the following dates:
Sat 1st Feb, Sun 23rd March, Sat 6th Sept & Sun 19th Oct

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British Dressage Petplan Equine Area Festivals

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Coaching the Dressage Rider and Horse
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Moody Dressage, Far Broad Oak, Gunthwaite, Penistone, SHEFFIELD S36 7GE

Further details David Hunt Moodys 1st Apr-2

British Dressage Notice to Members Rule 82

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Affiliated Prelim Classes Explained

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Summer and Winter Regional Championships

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The Sheepgate Under 25’s National Championships

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