SCOTLAND REGIONAL NEWSLETTER Regional Development Officer: Cecilia Gladwyn, Clochcan House, Auchnagatt, Ellon, AB41 8TD Tel: 07778 114453. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.britishdressage.co.uk www.dressagescotland.co.uk JANUARY 2010 Scotland Committee Chairman Les Smith email@example.com Judges Delegate Lady Mary Hope firstname.lastname@example.org BYRDS Rep Mary McFarlane email@example.com Coaching Rep Les Smith (as above) Para Rep Erik McKechnie firstname.lastname@example.org Rider Training Rep Allison Fellows email@example.com Members Rep Jackie Gray firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.