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					                              SCOTLAND REGIONAL NEWSLETTER

                Regional Development Officer: Cecilia Gladwyn, Clochcan House, Auchnagatt, Ellon, AB41 8TD
                              Tel: 07778 114453. Email: ceciliagladwyn@britishdressage.co.uk
                                www.britishdressage.co.uk www.dressagescotland.co.uk
                                                   JANUARY 2010
                                                 Scotland Committee
Chairman                  Les Smith                  lessmith105@aol.com
Judges Delegate           Lady Mary Hope             maryhope1@mac.com
BYRDS Rep                 Mary McFarlane             marymcfarlane007@btinternet.com
Coaching Rep              Les Smith (as above)
Para Rep                  Erik McKechnie             erikmac@aol.com
Rider Training Rep        Allison Fellows            allisonfel@aol.com
Members Rep               Jackie Gray                jgray6@toucansurf.com

                                2010 ORGANISERS/MEMBERS MEETING
Organisers/Members Meeting – Sunday 4 July in the Arran Room at Oatridge College, West Lothian. Tea/coffee available from 2.00
p.m. Meeting 2.15 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. British Dressage Chief Executive, Amanda Bond, and Director of Rules & Fixtures, Sara Green,
will be in attendance at the meeting. This is your opportunity to have your say on what is happening with dressage in Scotland.


                          AN EVENING WITH JENNIE LORISTON CLARKE
                                   Gleneagles, Auchterarder
                                Tuesday 4 May 2010 at 7.00 pm
                    BD Judges and BD Trainers £12.50                        BD Members (16 years and over) £15
                    Children U16 BD Members £12.50                         Children U16 NON BD Members £15
                                            NON BD Members (16 years and over) £17.50
                           Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children U16) £50 (one adult must be a BD Member
                           Tickets on the door (if available) BD Members £17.50 NON BD Members £20
                           Block booking discount available – Purchase 12 tickets and get ONE ticket free.

Cheques made payable to British Dressage and sent to Cecilia Gladwyn, Clochcan House, Auchnagatt, AB41 8TD with SAE for the
return of the tickets. BD Members must write their membership number on the back of the cheque.




                             MARKETING SUB-COMMITTEE VACANCIES
Scotland Regional Committee is looking for volunteers who feel they can help promote dressage, increase awareness and develop
participation and communication within Scotland. Areas which we would like to focus on initially include: Generation of copy for
the editor of the regional newsletter: Email address capture: Email marketing: Press Awareness and PR: Social Events and
functions: Sponsorship: Facebook Site and Twitter. The ideal candidates would require enthusiasm, boundless energy and the
ability to think outside of the box. If you believe you can help us to develop the sport within the region please apply in writing to
ceciliagladwyn@britishdressage.co.uk. Successful applicants will be expected to provide two references if requested.
Applications close on 31 January 2010.
                                                     2009 AWARDS
The following riders received annual awards at the supper/ceilidh dance evening held at Rowallan on 27 November. All riders who
represented Scotland in either BYRDS or senior teams were presented with a certificate and team badge. A total of 67 attended
the evening and a great time was had by one and all. Photos of all of the awards can be found on www.kevinsparrow.co.uk

JANET SPENS A Squad Trophy – Harriet Tan/Tubalt
ADRIENNE TAYLOR B Squad Trophy – Robyn Smith/Maesyfron Rhett
LES SMITH C Squad Trophy – Carmen Gammie/Champagne Bubbles
GLADWYN Fledglings Trophy – Isaac Ratcliffe Smith/Haydean Chianti
SCOTTISH EQUESTRIAN PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE POINTS TROPHY – Gillian Green/Caledonian Spirit
HUNTER TROPHY FOR RIDER WITH MOST POINTS AGED OVER 40 – Gillian Green/Caledonian Spirit
SCOTTISH COMMITTEE HIGHEST PLACED HORSE AT THE NATIONALS QUAICH –
Jo Barry/Vivaldi and Elizabeth Gammie/Champage Bubbles
SCOTTISH COMMITTEE HIGHEST PLACED HORSE AT THE WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS –
Corinna Wyse/Riva and Jill Grant/Solitaire
SPRINGSIDE TROPHY HIGHEST PLACED RIDER AT THE PETPLAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kim Young/Zero to Hero
CERTIFICATE AND BADGES TO TEAM RIDERS:
 BYRDS                                                        Jack Hassard/Merlin
 Carmen Gammie/Champagne Bubbles and Picasso X                Isaac Ratcliffe Smith/Haydean Chianti
 Alicia Mathieson/Kitevale Serendipity and Trowan Moulin      Jade Struthers/Knighthawk
 Morgan Hartley/Marjon Arron                                  Tegan Hartley/Just One More
 Ashleigh Warnock/Rustrums Artists Wish and Nico VI           Marcus Watt/Hello Oscar
 Robyn Smith/Siepke’s Celtic                                  Andrew Glover/Vanco D
 Hannah MacGregor/Klippers Diesel                             Liusaidh Owen/Bronteifi Masterpiece
 Harriet Tan/Tubalt                                           Louise Ritchie/Special II
 Rosie Williams/Feline                                        Sarah Mackie/Little Comet and T.S. Enchanted Alice
 Lois Young/Farney Star                                       Emma Gibson/Tarijn Star
 Linda Thomson/Wee Nipper                                     Kerry McCready/Clayfolds Cointreau
 Laura Corsie/Newparks Connoisseur                            Alice Page/Purple Oscar
                                                              David Cooper/Wee Nipper

 SENIOR RIDERS                                                     Linda Barnes/Veni Vidi Vici
 Gillian White/Caledonian Spirit                                   Wendy Raeside/Rockstar
 Elizabeth Muirhead/Pic O’Day                                      Jock McFarlane/Wodka
 Cathy Lee/Haver                                                   Jennifer Johnston/Donnergott
 Gail Smith/Foold Us                                               Victoria Gladwyn/Granite III
 Angela McKinna/Fergal II                                          Sam Turpitt/Lauristons Valco
 Linda McKenzie/Far Beyond                                         Lea Gray/Tiger Feet
 Judy Douglas Miller/Lys De La Vallee                              Gillian Green/Glenmarcus
 Adrienne Taylor/Gulliana                                          Marjorie Grant/Trailtrow Eriskay
 Lesley McNaughton/Kilnaughton Bay                                 Marie Labus/Hallyracket Squire
 Louise Richards/Hamptons Ace                                      Mhairi Rae/Zanzibar B
                                                                   Catherine Stott/Kirin Royal

The calculation for the Scottish Equestrian Performance Directorate Points Trophy is done on the same basis as that for the British
Dressage Steelesalver – Rule 179 in the 2010 Rule book.
The Steel Salver is awarded to the combination who have gained the most points between 1 December and 30 June and points are
calculated as follows:
                          st             nd                rd
Novice-Medium           1 – 4 points 2 – 3 points        3 – 2 points
                       st             nd                rd
Advanced Medium 1 – 3 points 2 – 2 points             3 – 1 point
For Scottish purposes we have included PSG along with Advanced Medium.

2010 Test Information

New Tests        Novice 24 (20 x 40)        Novice 39 (20 x 60)       Elementary 40 (20 x 60)             Elementary 45 (20 x 60)

Deleted Tests    Novice 25 and 26           Elementary 48
2010 Major Dates
Winter/Music Regionals – Rowallan, Ayrshire 27/28 February
Para Winter Championships – Vale View, Leics 28 March
National Judges Convention – Hartpury 31 March
Winter/Music Championships – Hartpury Arena 7 to 11 April
Senior Inter Regionals – The College, Bedfordshire 22/23 May
Para National Championships – Hickstead 24 to 27 June
BYRDS Inter Regionals Squad Competition – The College, Bedfordshire 10/11 July
FEI Pony European Champs – Bishop Burton 27 July – 1 August
Summer Regionals – Ingliston EC, Renfrewshire 31 July and 1 August
Hickstead Masters & CDI 26 July to 1 August
Sheepgate BYRDS Champs – Lincolnshire 24 to 29 August
BD National Champs – Stoneleigh 16 – 19 September
World Games, Kentucky 27 Sepember to 1 October
Para WEG Kentucky 5 to 10 October
Senior Home International, Crofton Manor, Hants 9/10 October
National Convention 27/28 November

JUDGE TRAINING
A separate Newsletter will be sent to all judges.
How do I become a Judge? You need to become a trainee first before applying for your exam to go onto the Judges Panel. Details
can be sent to you from head office by contacting Katrina Smith on katrinasmith@britishdressage.co.uk
Further details can also be obtained from contacting Lady Mary Hope, the Scottish Judges Rep.

Trainers on the BD Trainers Database
Jo Barry – West Lothian (01506 880032)                       Susan Baxter – Aberdeenshire (07881 913834)
Claire Botterell, Borders (01835 830543)                     Fiona Busby – Borders (01387 381208)
Anne Comrie – West Lothian (01506 811351)                    Catherine Eardley – Borders (01578 750631)
Allison Fellows – Highlands (01470 532455)                   Victoria Gladwyn – Aberdeenshire (01358 701301)
Sue Hendry – Aberdeenshire (077395 91223)                    Jennifer Johnston – Aberdeen (01224 791203)
Liz Love – Lanarkshire (01555 880489)                        Mary McFarlane – Perthshire (01250 873211)
Anne Millar, Borders (01835 830200)                          Pam Millar – Aberdeenshire (01651 872613)
Linda Penman – West Lothian (01506 811225)                   Jayne Ritchie – Aberdeenshire (07812 020288)
Jane Rutherford – Borders (01890 781512)                     Gail Smith – Glasgow (07881 820318)
Les Smith – Borders (01578 740281)                           Jean Stephen – Aberdeen (01651 882740)
Adrienne Taylor – Perthshire (01738 730369)                  Elaine Taylor – Highlands (01309 865495)

BYRDS/Fledglings. A separate newsletter is being sent to all BYRDS/fledglings. To ensure that you receive BYRDS/Fledgling
details please let the RDO have your email address as all newsletters and information will be sent electronically. You do not have
to be a member of BD to take part in BYRDS/fledgling activities so please encourage your friends to come along. Squad levels are
aimed at – Fledgling for 11 years and under, then progression to C (prelim level), B (novice level) and A (elementary and above).
Proficiency badges are also awarded and testing for the proficiency badges is usually done at camps
Team Selectors for 2010 are Mary McFarlane, Les Smith and Cecilia Gladwyn

RIDER TRAINING.
2010 SENIOR TEAM COMPETITIONS:
Keysoe Senior Inter-regional, Bedfordshire 22/23 May
Entry restrictions: 18 years old and over (01/01/10) from groups 8 – 3 who have not and will not have competed at Winter
Championships and National Championships in the current or preceding year or BYRDS Inter Regional competition in 2010.
Teams to comprise: Prelim from Group 7/8, Novice from Groups 6 – 8, Elementary from Group 5 – 8 and Medium from Group 4 – 8.
There will also be an Individual Advanced Medium/PSG Champion from group 3 – 8 riders.

Senior Home International, Crofton Manor, Hants 9/10 October. Further details about teams will be sent later.

Team viewing Days
27 March – Fountain EC, Aberdeen                    28 March – Maidenhills Farm, Newton Means, Glasgow
The viewing days will take part at competitions which are open to all riders (members and non members). Schedules for the
competition can be obtained from www.dressagescotland.co.uk or sending a SAE envelope to RDO.
A form is attached to complete and return if you wish to be considered for a team place for 2010. It is hoped that we will have
funding in place to help pay for team entries/stabling.
Team selectors will be Allison Fellows, Les Smith and Cecilia Gladwyn.

A copy of the guidelines set by British Dressage for selection for all teams(BYRDS and seniors) is attached.

Training Dates for Riders aged 18 years and over. Booking forms will be sent by email when available
27/28 January    Paul Hayler      Easter Rattray Farm, Blairgowrie
18 February      Mary McFarlane Easter Rattray Farm, Blairgowrie
2/3 March        Paul Hayler      Fountain EC, Aberdeen
14/15 April      Paul Hayler      Lawside, East Kilbride
1/2 May          GRAMPIAN CAMP – Trainers Harry Payne and Allison Fellows
28/29 May        Rachel Hillier   Wellhall Cottage, Dollar, Clacks
17/18 June       Paul Hayler      Easter Rattray Farm, Blairgowrie

SENIOR CAMP will also be held at Rowallan. Dates still to be confirmed.
There will be regional training with other trainers throughout the year and information will be sent by email when dates and venues
are organised.

Guinea Pigs are required for judge training etc. If you think you would like to be a guinea pig please contact RDO.

SPORTS SCIENCE SEMINAR. A Sports Science Seminar will be held on Sunday 18 April in the Arran Room, Oatridge College,
West Lothian. This Seminar is open to all coaches, instructors and riders. Details will be emailed when finalised.

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS. Rule 170 in 2010 BD Rule book. Rules will be posted on both web pages.
Qualifiers for the Scottish Championships will run from 1 December 2009 to 31 July 2010. The Championships will take place at
Ingliston Equestrian Centre, Bishopton, Renfrewshire on 4/5 September 2010.
      st       nd
a) 1 and 2 in each Scottish Championship qualifying class will qualify. The qualifiers will be held via NON Qualifying Regional
     Championship classes and if there are no NQ classes being run then the qualifiers will run in conjunction with the Regional
     Championship Qualifying classes.
b) Qualifying percentages for 2010 -
     Restricted section at Prelim with 65% or above
     Open and Restricted section at Novice with 65% or above
     Open and Restricted section at Elementary with 63% or above
     Open and Restricted section at Medium with 60% or above
     Open and Restricted section at Advanced Medium with 60% or above
     PSG with 60% or above
c) In accordance with BD rules, rosettes will be given for each section but prize money, where awarded, will be given to the
     highest placed rider over the 2 sections. Trophies will be awarded to each section.
d) A qualifying letter will be given to all qualifiers on the day. It is up to the competitor to ensure that they receive their qualifying
     letter from the organiser. Competitors must register their intent to compete at the Scottish Championships by returning the
     tear off section of the qualifying letter to Jackie Gray, The Kennels Cottage, Ormiston Farm Steading, Leyden Road,
     Kirknewston, EH27 8DQ within 14 days of the date of the competition. Failure to correctly record your qualification could
     mean that riders will be unable to take part in the championships.
e) As per British Dressage rules only group 7 and 8 riders competing on unregistered horses or horses with less than 49 points are
     eligible for Preliminary classes. Unregistered horses will have to be registered prior to the Scottish Championships.
f) As per Championship rules all entries will be drawn for starting times.

SCOTTISH & NORTHERN EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. The Championship will take place at SNEC, West Lothian on 23/24
October. Rules will be posted on web page and sent by email when available.
ROWALLAN SCOTTISH MASTERS. A copy of the rules for the Rowallan Scottish Masters with Hickstead qualifiers will be
available on the BD and Scottish Dressage web page. If you require a copy of the rules to be sent to you please send a SAE to
Cecilia Gladwyn. The top four from the Masters from Prelim to PSG will qualify for the Hickstead Dressage Masters on 26/27 July.
The Rowallan masters will be held on 12/13 June.

SHEARWATER YOUNG DRESSAGE HORSE
Tests: BD Basic Test 4 yo 2003    BD Elementary Test 5y0 2009         BD Medium Test 6yo 2009
Championship – Hartpury Festival of Dressage, 14-18 July at Hartpury Arena, Glos.
First THREE non qualified combinations go through.           Qualifier – Ingliston EC, Renfrewshrie 22/23 May

SHEARWATER POTENTIAL INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE HORSE
No Test used. Horses go in to the ring in groups of 3 and their natural paces will be assessed.
Championship – BD National Dressage Championship 16 – 19 September, Stoneleigh Park, Warks.
                                             st       nd
Separate sections for 4 & 5 year olds. The 1 and 2 placed horse in each section will qualify. Once qualified a horse may not start
in any further qualifiers.          Qualifier – Ingliston EC, Renfrewshire 19/20 June

BRITISH YOUNG HORSE QUALIFIER
Tests     5yo National British Dressage Young Horse YHN5 2004               6yo National British Young Horse YHE6 2004
         5 yo FEI International BD Young Horse YHP5 2009                    6yo FEI International BD Young Horse YHP6 2009
Championship – Dressage at Hickstead 26 July – 1 August
First THREE qualify in each section for the SEMI FINALS AND FINALS to be held at Dressage to Hickstead.
Qualifier – Rowallan 12/13 June

2010 Affiliated Dressage Dates
January
17               Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                              01651 872089              P-M
22/24            Rowallan, Ayrshire                                   01560 600769              P – PSG
24               Ugie, Aberdeenshire                                  07917 726071              P–M
30               Howe CC, Fife                                        01337 831244              P - AM
February
5/6              SNEC, West Lothian                                   01506 865714              P-E
13               Howe CC, Fife                                        01337 831244              P - AM
14               Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                              01651 872089              P–M
14               Brahan, Highlands                                    01349 865495              P – AM
21               Ugie, Aberdeenshire                                  07917 726071              P-M
27/28            WINTER REGIONALS - Rowallan
March
6                Howe CC, Fife                                        01337 831244              P – AM
12/14            Rowallan, Ayrshire                                   01560 600769              P - PSG
13/14            Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen                      01651 862437              P – PSG + Music
14               Mundole, Moray & Nairn                               01309 676498              P – AM
20               SNEC, West Lothian                                   01506 865714              P - AM
20               Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                              01651 872089              P–M
21               Brahan, Highlands                                    01349 865495              P – AM
27               Ugie, Aberdeenshire                                  07917 726971              P–M
28               Gleneagles, Perthshire                               01764 694351              P - AM
April
3                Fountain EC, Aberdeen                                01358 701301              P – PSG
9/10             Ingliston, Renfrewshire                              01505 864333              P–M
17               Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                              01651 872089              P–M
17               Brahan, Highlands                                    01349 865495              P – AM
17/18       SNEC, West Lothian                         01506 865714   P – PSG
18          Ugie, Aberdeenshire                        07917 726071   P–M
18          Blackdyke, Cumbria                         01228 676930   P – AM + Music
23/25 `     Rowallan, Ayrshire                         01560 600769   P - PSG
24/25       Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen            01358 742805   P – PSG + Music
May
1           Dumfries, Barstobrick, Castle Douglas      01387 721147   P – M + Music
2           Mundole, Moray & Nairn                     01309 676498   P – AM
8           Fountain EC, Aberden                       01358 701301   P - PSG
9            Tayside                                   01828 626228   P-M
9           Blackdyke, Cumbria                         01228 675000   P – AM
14          Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen            01358 742805   P-M
15          Highland, Black Isle Showground            01463 870574   P – M + Music
15/16       SNEC, West Lothian                         01506 865714   P – AM
16          Ugie, Aberdeenshire                        07917 726071   P-M
22/23       Ingliston, Renfrewshire                    01505 864333   P – PSG + Music + YH + Para
22/23       Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                    01651 872089   P–M
28/30       Rowallan, Ayrshire                         01560 600769   P – PSG
June
1           Highland, Black Isle Show Ground           01463 870574   P–M
5           Howe CC, Fife                              01337 831233   P – AM
5/6         Etal, Northumberland
5/6         Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen            01358 742805
11/13       Rowallan, Ayrshire                         01560 600769   P – PSG
15          Brahan, Highlands                          01349 865495   P – M + Music
19          Fountain EC, Aberdeen                      01358 701301   P - PSG
19/20       Ingliston, Renfrewshire                    01505 864333   P – PSG
20          Ugie, Aberdeenshire                        07917 726071   P–M
26/27       Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                    01651 872089   P – PSG + Music
July
3           Howe CC, Fife                              01337 831233
10/11       Ingliston, Renfrewshire                    01505 864333   P – Inter II
16/18       Rowallan, Ayrshire                         01560 600769   P - PSG
17/18       Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                    01651 872089   P–M
24/25       Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen            01358 742805   P – PSG + Music
31/1 Aug    SUMMER REGIONALS - Ingliston
August
8           Blackdyke, Cumbria                         01228 675000
14          Howe CC, Fife                              01337 831244   P – AM
14/15       Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                    01651 872089   P–M
21/22       SNEC, West Lothian                         01506 865714   P - AM
27/29       Rowallan, Ayrshire                         01560 600769   P – PSG
September
4/5         SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS – Ingliston, Renfrewshire
7           Brahan, Highlands                          01349 865495   P – AM + Music
10          Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen                           P–M
11          Howe CC, Fife                              01337 831233   P – AM
11          Fountain EC, Aaberdeen                     01358 701301   P – PSG
11          Dumfries & Galloway 2, Castle Douglas      01387 721147   P – AM + Music
12          Blackdyke, Cumbria                         01228 675000
12          SNEC, West Lothian                         01506 865714   P – AM
12              Mundole, Moray & Nairn                           01309 676498             P – AM
24/26           Rowallan, Ayrshire                               01560 600769             P – PSG + Music
25/26           Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                          01651 872089             P – PSG
26              Highland                                         01463 870574             P-M
October
2/3             Gordon Dressage Group, Aberden        01358 742805                        P –PSG
9               Howe CC, Fife                         01337 831233                        P – AM
10              Blackdyke, Cumbria                    01228 675000
10              Mundole, Moray & Nairn                01309 676498                        P – AM
16/17           Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire               01651 872089                        P–M
22              Ingliston, Renfrewshire               01505 864333                        P – PSG
23              Brahan, Highlands                     01349 865495                        P - AM
23/24           SCOTTISH & NORTHERN EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SNEC
29/31           Rowallan, Ayrshire                    01560 600769                        P – PSG + Music
November
6               Ingliston, Renfrewshire                          01505 864333             P – PSG + Music
7               Mundole, Moray & Nairn                           01309 676498             P – AM
13              Howe CC, Fife                                    01337 831233             P – AM
14              Blackdyke, Cumbria                               01228 675000
13/14           Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen                  01358 742805
19/20           Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                          01651 872089             P–M
20              Brahan, Highlands                                01349 865495             P–M
20/21           SNEC, West Lothian                               01506 865714             P – AM
26/28           Rowallan, Ayrshire                               01560 600769             P - PSG
December
4               SNEC, West Lothian                               01506 865714             P–E
11              Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire                          01651 872089             P–M
11              Brahan, Highlands                                01505 864333             P – AM
11/12           Ingliston, Renfrewshire                          01505 864333             P – PSG + Music
17/19           Rowallan, Ayrshire                               01560 600769             P - PSG


SUPPER/CEILIDH DANCE/AWARDS EVENING – Rowallan, 30 October 2010.
WEB PAGE. Details of Committee Members, judge training, regional training etc. can be found on the BD web page.
Check it out today www.britishdressage/your_regions/Scotland_region. Scotland has also got its own webpage –
www.dressagescotland.co.uk If you wish any competitions listed, results etc. please email them to Cecilia. All
application forms can be downloaded from the web pages of if you require an application form for any of the events to be
sent to you please send C5 SAE to RDO.

ADVERTISING. It is now impossible to deal with the numerous requests from members and non members to forward
information about the sales of horses etc. A new style newsletter is in the process of being set up and there will be
advertising space available in the newsletter and details of costs of advertising will be forwarded in due course. In the
meantime any requests to forward emails about the sale of horses will incur a charge of £10 which will be payable prior to
the information being forwarded on.

EMAIL ADDRESS PRIZE DRAW COMPETITION. Entry Form enclosed.

 Information can be sent more quickly and efficiently by email. However if you do not have email and wish to
keep up to date with news bulletins then you will require to send Cecilia Gladwyn at least 6 SAE envelope size
C5 9” x 6 ¼” . When your last envelope is used a reminder will be put in to ask you to send further SAE’s.
This will definitely be the last newsletter sent by post.

				
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