Fancy Getting A Team Together For The Inter County Team Competition?

Inter County Team Competition 2015 Incorporating the BD Northern BYRDS Regional Championships To be held on Saturday 4th April 2015 At Richmond EC, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7PL

Class Test Entry Fee
Class 1 P7 Warm Up £12
Class 2 N23 Warm Up £12
Class 3 E40 Warm Up £12
Class 4 M69 Warm Up £12
Class 5 P13 Team £15
Class 6 N38 Team £15
Class 7 E57 Team £15
Class 8 M75 Team £15
Class 9 BYRDS Rider Test(*) £15
(*) Fledgling, C Squad, B Squad test 2, A Squad test 3


Rosettes & prizes will be awarded to the winning teams and individual championships.

There will be a prize for the highest placed Junior Riders (under 16 years) and the highest placed veteran rider (over 50 years) in the team tests (classes 5-8)

Conditions of Entry:

Prelim Riders & Horses must be Associate Members of British Dressage (which is free of charge). All other riders, horse & ponies must be full members of British Dressage.

Riders to represent the county which they reside in as per their postal address as per their BD Membership, not where their horse or work is located.

Riders must be eligible to compete in accordance with BD rules in the correct rider group/level as at the date of close on entries. As shown in the table below:

Class Rider Horse
Preliminary Group 8-7 No More than 49 Points
Novice Group 8-3 No More than 124 Points
Elementary Group 8-3 No More than 199 Points
Medium Group 8-3 No More than 299 Points

Team Make-up:

Teams are invited from the following counties;

Derbyshire, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear & West Yorkshire.

Each county can enter a maximum x 3 teams of 4 riders.

Each team must consist of no more than two riders in a team riding the same level of tests. Individual Championships at each level – Prelim, Novice, Elementary and Medium.

All teams can contain BYRDS, Para’s and Senior’s riders.

Team Championship Scoring:

Team Competition to be decided on 3 highest scores each day combined (three scores to count, with the lowest % dropped).

The team with the highest combined % will be declared the Inter County Champions!
If a team member drops out then teams can compete with a reserve rider.

Individual Championship

To be eligible for the Individual Championships at each level combinations must entre both the warm up & team test (at the same level). The combination with the highest overall combine % will be the winner.

BYRDS Regional Championships:

There will be individual championships at Fledgling, C squad, B squad and A squad. The combination with the highest score at each Squad will be declared the Champion.

*Scores can be used towards selection for the BYRDS Inter Regional Team Competition 2015.

General Entry Information:

Entries must be submitted on the official entry form supplied.

ALL 4 riders details and payments must be sent together to be accepted, with either a cheque for all 4 or 4 separate cheques.

Entries will be accepted on a 1st come 1st served basis, as per post mark.

A waiting list will be held, if there is any availability for further teams to be added this will be done after close of entries.

Only rider’s competing in the team competition can enter, No individuals.
No refunds after times issued 1st April on


Cheques made payable to: BRITISH DRESSAGE Riders may request to pay by PayPal, please contact

British Dressage… Official Regional Training

British Dressage… Book Your Place Now!

45 Minute Private Lessons

College Farm EC,West Markham, Tuxford, Newark, NG22 0GT

BD Members £45
Associate & Non Members £54 (Open to both BYRDS and Senior Riders)

Sunday 22nd February and Saturday 28th March 2015

Conducted by Vikki Hayton

Vikki Hayton has a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning. In addition, she is a fully qualified British Horse Society Instructor, a BHS Examiner, British Dressage Judge, BD Northern Region Coaching Representative and a National Accredited British Eventing Coach.

Vikki has ridden and trained horses up to Grand Prix, representing England at the Home International on 3 occasions.

We welcome all types of ponies & horses, at all levels, from those who can walk & trot off the lead rein to those aiming for affiliated competitions.

To book a place please complete application form (available by clicking here) and send with full payment Cheques made payable to British Dressage,
Nicky Sanderson, 115 The Village Strensall York YO32 5XD.

BHS/UKCC Coaching sessions

Tuesday am weekly, riding sessions incorporating training towards BHS Stages also available.
£200.00 for course of 6 lessons if paid in advance and including 1 unmounted session.
£400.00 for 1 unmounted and 1 mounted training session, if paid in advance.
These prices do not include exam registration fees.

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.