SCOTLAND REGIONAL NEWSLETTER Regional Development Officer: Cecilia Gladwyn, Clochcan House, Auchnagatt, Ellon, AB41 8TD Tel: 07778 114453. Email: email@example.com www.britishdressage.co.uk www.dressagescotland.co.uk DECEMBER 2008 BYRDS REPRESENTATIVE The Regional Committee of Scotland is seeking to recruit a volunteer BYRDS Representative to assist and promote development of this area within the region. BYRDS age group is from 8 to 25 years. The British Dressage Terms of Reference for this role are detailed below: BYRDS Representative. The BYRDS representative provides technical input to the Regional Development Officer (RDO) and to the Regional Committee on BYRDS issues. This relates primarily to implement the policy on all Regional BYRDS activities. Any queries or questions they have on this policy should be directed to the BYRDS Committee, either through the RDO, Chief Executive or through the relevant representative on the BYRDS Committee. It is for the RDO and the BYRDS Representative working together to implement this policy. In doing so it is critical that market forces are taken into account and also the activities of other regions. It is important that on-going evaluation takes place of BYRDS activities to enable the demands of BYRDS in the region to be taken in to account when implementing policy. BYRDS Representatives are recommended by the Regional Committee, approved by the BYRDS Committee and ratified by the Board. It will be necessary, if not already done, that you attend a Child Awareness Workshop and have a disclosure check done through the CRBS. If you are interested in applying for this role, please request an application form from your RDO, Cecilia Gladwyn, Clochcan House, Auchnagatt, Ellon, AB41 8TD and return this with letter of application to Cecilia Gladwyn. If you would like more information about the role or to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact Cecilia Gladwyn. Closing date for receipt of application forms is 13 th December 2008. The Regional Committee will then review these which may result in immediate selection or informal meetings with short listed candidates. IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES which came in to force on 1 st December 2008 Qualification. 2 wins, 1 of which must be a qualifier. In Scotland, the qualification will continue to pass down to 2 nd place if 1st has already qualified. Freestyle Qualifiers – The percentages required for qualification to the Winter Music Regionals have increased – Novice Restricted – top 2 non qualified combinations with 65% or above. Novice Open – Top 2 non qualified combinations with 66% or above. Elementary Restricted – Top 2 non qualified combinations with 64% or above Elementary Open – Top 2 non qualified combinations with 66% or above. Advanced Medium – Top 3 non qualified combinations with 63% or above. Prix St. George – Top 3 non qualified combinations with 63% or above. Fall of horse or rider. A fall of horse or rider in a test will result in compulsory retirement from that class. Riders may compete in any following classes, or another horse later in the same class, should the rider declare that they are fit to continue. Waistcoats. If the decision is taken to allow riders to compete without jackets, riders are permitted to wear a plain, conservative coloured waistcoat. CHANGES COMING IN TO FORCE ON 1 ST JULY 2009 Specific qualifying tests. The following tests will be used for qualifiers from 1 st July 2009 Prelim 13 14 15 19 Novice 30 34 36 37 38 Elementary 49 50 53 57 58 Medium 71 73 75 Advanced Medium 85 93 98 Only the tests listed above may be used as qualifiers. However, they may also be run as non qualifiers. st Prize Money. Prize money will be mandatory from 1 July 2009. st The amount given for 1 prize must exceed the entry fee and if entry fees are discounted for groups such as club members, must exceed the highest entry fee charged. Prize money should be given to 3 rd place, in relation to the minimum scale, but are not mandatory beyond 3 rd even if class entries exceed 12. Prize money may continue to be given per class based on over all percentages, rather than per section. Vouchers/prizes in kind can only be given if in addition to prize money. 2009 Test Information New Tests Introductory B (walk/trot test) - 20 x 40 Introductory freestyle - 20 x 40 Prelim freestyle - 20 x 60 or 20 x 40 at the organiser’s discretion in qualifiers Novice 34 – 20 x 40 Novice 35 – 20 x 60 Elementary 49 – 20 x 40 Deleted Tests Prelim 17 Novice 32 and 33 Advanced Medium 86 2009 Major Dates th st Winter/Music Regionals – Rowallan, Ayrshire 27 February to 1 March th th Winter/Music Championships – Hartpury Arena, Glos 8 to 12 April th th Summer Regionals – Ingliston EC, Renfrewshire 8 /9 August BD National Champs – Stoneleigh 17th – 20th September Senior Inter Regionals – The College, Bedfordshire 23 rd/24th May th th BYRDS Inter Regionals Squad Competition – The College, Bedfordshire 11 /12 July th th Hickstead CDIO 2*/CDI3*/CDIYJ – Sussex 20 to 26 July BYRDS Home International – Bristol, Wales 28th to 30th July Fry’s CDI – Yorkshire 11th to 15th August th nd Sheepgate BYRDS Champs – Lincolnshire 18 to 22 August th th Royal Windsor Europeans – Berkshire 25 to 30 August Senior Home International – Rowallan, Ayrshire 17th/18th October JUDGE TRAINING A separate Newsletter will be sent to all judges. If you would like to consider becoming a listed judge and receive judge training details please contact RDO. Congratulations to Shona Mackenzie, List 3 judge from Muir or Ord on being appointed to the National Para Equestrian Dressage Judging list. SENIOR REGIONAL TRAINING/BYRDS. Trainers on the BD Trainers Database Jo Barry – Kirknewton, West Lothian (01506 880032) Susan Baxter – Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (07881 913834) Fiona Busby – Dryden, Ashkirk (01387 381208) Catherine Eardley – Borders (01578 750631) Anne Comrie – Broxburn, West Lothian (01506 811351) Allison Fellows – Isle of Skye and Highlands (01470 532455) Victoria Gladwyn – Grampian, Moray & Nairn and Fife (01358 701301) Sue Hendry – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire (077395 91223) Jennifer Johnston – Aberdeen (01224 791203) Liz Love – Biggar, Lanarkshire (01555 880489) Mary McFarlane – Blairgowrie (01250 873211) Pam Millar – Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire (01651 872613) Linda Penman – Dechmont, West Lothian (01506 811225) Jayne Ritchie – Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire (07812 020288) Jane Rutherford – Berwickshire and Dumfries (01890 781512) Gail Smith – Jackton, East Kilbride (07881 820318) Les Smith – Berwickshire (01578 740281) Jean Stephen – Aberdeen (01651 882740) Adrienne Taylor – West Dunning, Perthshire (01738 730369) Elaine Taylor – Dingwall (01309 865495) Heather Young – Girvan, Ayrshire (01655 331636) 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 camp but for 2009 will be done as a continuous assessment as well as during camps. Proficiency Badges awarded during 2008 – Sophie Gibson Ria Stewart Tegan Hartley Jaimie Hunter Carmen Gammie Eilidh Grant Claire Grant Laura Grant Nadia Gassom Gareth Watt Laura Kettlewell Anna Middleton Jenny Scott Sarah Mackie Giorgia Burns Robyn Smith Beth Fletcher Charlotte Holden Alice Page Rosie Williams Team riders for 2008 were – Nercarne: Morven Miller, Robyn Smith, Louise Ritchie, Kate Paskins, Rosie Williams, Henrietta Cooper and Carmen Gammie Marlton: Alicia Mathieson, Alice Page, Andrew Glover, Morven Miller, Robyn Smith, Louise Ritchie, Rosie Williams and Carmen Gammie Keysoe BYRDS Inter Regional: Sophie Gibson, Claudia Claydon. Morgan Hartley, Kristina Cromb, Tegan Hartley, Gemma McDougall, Claire Ramsden, Kate Paskins and Henrietta Cooper Myerscough BYRDS Home International: Lauren Tait, Megan Kilmurry, Rebecca Stephen, Eilidh Grant, Emma Gibson, Hannah Guild, Marcus Watt, Linda Thomson, Alice Page, Andrew Glover, Morven Miller, Robyn Smith and Louise Ritchie Sheepgate: Claire Grant, Harriet Tan, Katie Lawrence, Liusaidh Owen, Laura Kettlewell and Louise Ritchie RIDER TRAINING. A separate newsletter will be sent out to all riders at the beginning of 2009. The Rider Trainer newsletter will include details of all training and criteria for team selection. It is important that if you are interested in training and team selection that you must let me the RDO have a current email address for you as all communication will be by email. If you do not have email and still wish to receive the information you must let the RDO have a supply of 6 stamped addressed envelopes. Rider competitions, which will include potential team viewing days, will be held on 8th March - Fountain EC, Aberdeen 28th March – Easter Rattray, Blairgowrie th 29 March – Sandyflats RDA, Glasgow Team selectors will be Mary McFarlane and Les Smith in conjunction with the Regional Training coaches. SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL. Two teams made the journey to The Hand Equestrian Centre in Somerset for the first ever Senior Home International with Chef d’equipe Mary McFarlane. The teams consisted of Judy Douglas Miller/Lys De La Vallee, Catherine Eardley/Weltpower and NH Prima Donna, Cath Logan/Westpoint Fulbright. Anne Plummer/Ridinghill Rose, Angela McKinna/Fergal and Jennifer Coffey/Tristan Turn. Catherine and Weltpower riding in rd th th th the Advanced Medium tests got a 3 and 7 . Angela and Jennifer both got awards in the Prelim tests, getting 8 and 6 respectively. th th The 2009 Home International is being hosted by Scotland at Rowallan, Ayrshire on 17 /18 October 2009. Details of the selection process for teams will be sent to all senior riders in due course. The selection process for teams is as set down by British Dressage for all regions in the UK. If you feel that you can help in any way with the Home International, as a writer or a steward please get in touch with Cecilia. A sub-committee has been set up to run the Home International. The running of an event such as this is very expensive and if you can help in any way with sponsorship, or know of anyone who can, please let Cecilia know. SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS. Championship rules will be posted on both web pages. The rules for 2009 are – Qualifiers for the Scottish Championships will run from 1 st December 2008 to 31st July 2009. The Championships will th th take place at Ingliston Equestrian Centre, Bishopton, Renfrewshire on 5 and 6 September 2009. st nd 1 and 2 in each Scottish Championship qualifying class will qualify. Qualifying percentages for 2009 - 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 All Scottish championship classes for 2009 will be run as Open and Restricted with the exception of Prelim and PSG. 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 the highest percentage over the 2 sections in each class. No score sheets or qualifying letters have to be sent with entry forms. 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. To register your intent to compete at the Scottish Championships you must return the tear off section of the qualifying letter to Cecilia Gladwyn, Regional Development Officer within 14 Days of the date of the competition. Failure to record your qualification could mean that you will be unable to take part in the Championships. 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. As per Championship rules all entries will be drawn for starting times. SCOTTISH & NORTHERN EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. The Scottish & Northern Equestrian Championships will again run affiliated and Riding Club qualifiers. The rules for the affiliated section of the Championships will be identical to the Scottish Championship rules with the exception of the qualifying period which will be 1 st February to 31st August. There are no trophies or prize money at the Scottish & Northern Equestrian Championship classes. Rules for the Riding Club section will be sent to all Riding Clubs in Scotland and is only open to NON BD members and unregistered horses. The Championship will be at SNEC, West Lothian on 24 th/25th October. 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. SCOTTISH SPORTS SCIENCE SEMINAR. The 2009 Scottish Sports Science Seminar will be held in the Arran Room, Oatridge College, West Lothian on 31 st January and guest speakers will include Ann Tezer from Kingston Maurward College (coaching the warm up) and Liz Briscoe (horse anatomy and biomechanics). This is a class room based seminar and is open to all riders, coaches and judges. Delegates from other equestrian disciplines are invited to attend. The cost of the seminar for the day will be £40 and this will include lunch. Day will commence at 10.00 a.m. and finish at 4,30 p.m. Send SAE for tickets to Cecilia Gladwyn with cheque made payable to British Dressage. This day is being run as part of the UKCC coaching seminars and a certificate of attendance will be given to all those who attend. th BD SPORTS SCIENCE SEMINAR. The BD Sports Science Seminar will be held at Hartpury College on Tuesday 20 January. Contact Ruth Tyler at BD office for further details. WINDSOR CASTLE FEI EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 24TH TO 30TH AUGUST 2009 THE POSSIBILITY OF A TRIP TO WINDSOR CASTLE FOR THE FEI EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IS BEING LOOKED AT. AT PRESENT FLIGHTS ARE AVERAGING ABOUT £120 FROM ABERDEEN, EDINBURGH OR GLASGOW AIRPORT. TICKETS FOR ALL THE MAIN EVENTS VARY IN PRICE. BUT WOULD AVERAGE ABOUT £100. ACCOMMODATION AGAIN IS DEPENDENT ON HOTEL AVAILABILITY BUT THERE ARE TRAVELODGES IN THE VICINITY SO SHOULD NOT BE TOO EXPENSIVE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A TRIP TO WINDSOR YOU HAVE TO LET CECILIA GLADWYN KNOW BY 12TH DECEMBER AT THE VERY LATEST. IF A TRIP IS ORGANISED YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR FLIGHTS, HOTEL AND TICKETS PRIOR TO BOOKING. SCOTTISH DRESSAGE BALL. Although numbers were down this year 70 keen and enthusiastic people arrived a the Huntingtower Hotel, Perth on Friday 28 th November. After a superb meal dancing was to the Gary Sutherland Trio Ceilidh Band. Trophy winners for 2008 were – A Squad Trophy Rebecca Stephen/Fortria Express B Squad Trophy Linda Thomson/Wee Nipper C Squad Trophy Robyn Smith/Maesyfron Rhett Fledgling Trophy Elspeth Jamieson/Skellorn Imperial Consort The Scottish Equestrian Association Performance Directorate Trophy for the Scottish rider to gain most BD points in the year – Fiona Maxwell/Ridinghill Everdon The Hunter Trophy for Rider aged 40 years and over to gain most BD points in the year – Francis Peto/Terimon The Scottish Committee Trophy for the Highest Placed Horse at the Nationals – Corinna Wyse/Riva The Scottish Committee Trophy for the Highest Place Horse at the Winter Championships – Jo Barry/Waratah British Dressage Scottish Volunteer of the Year award – Glenys McKee Many thanks has to go to Shona Mackenzie for her continued sponsorship of the BYRDS by donating all the sashes. FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS: PAMMY HUTTON “Teaching Lateral Work” at Etal DAVID HUNT “Teaching Flying Changes” in Aberdeen Dope Testing – Horses Please note that if your horse has received/or is receiving veterinary treatment you should check that any substances prescribed will not result in a positive dope test and/or that the banned substance is withdrawn from the horses system before competing again under British Dressage rules. Details regarded banned substances for horses are shown on page 100 -102 in the 2009 Rule book. Random dope testing is carried out at National competitions at all levels from Prelim – Grand Prix. If you are in any doubt whether a substance is banned or the length of withdrawal required, please send a list of all of the active ingredients in the substance to firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice Dope Testing – Humans Please note that human dope testing can be carried out at British Dressage competitions. Please check http://www.didglobal.com to ensure you are not taking any substances that would result in a positive test. If you are taking a banned substance please contact Ruth Tyler at the British Dressage Office for information regarding therapeutic exemption. TUE forms are required for riders that are taking a prohibited substance in and out of competition. To check if a substance for a rider is forbidden please check the above web site. For asthma drugs an abbreviated TUE will be required and for others a full TUE will be needed. For full/standard TUEs the applicant must include details/evidence confirming the diagnosis, any lab results and any screening results. The TUE forms are available on the Global website. If you are unsure please contact Ruth Tyler at the BD office. No one should compete on a prohibited substance without a TUE. Please note that UK Sport require 28 days in order to process the standard TUE’s 2009 Affiliated Dressage Dates January 10th Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P - AM th 17 Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P-M th th 16 /18 Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – PSG 18th Annandale, Aberdeenshire 01771 622402 P–M th 24 SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM th 24 Brahan, Highlands 01349 865495 P–M 25th Aberdeenshire Equestrian 01466 730358 P–E February th 7 Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P - AM 14th Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P–M 15th Brahan, Highlands 01349 865495 P–M st 21 Fountain Equestrian, Aberdeen 01224 773683 P–M st nd 21 /22 SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM th st 28 /1 March WINTER REGIONALS - Rowallan March th 7 Brahan, Highlands 01349 865495 P–M 7th Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P – AM 8th Annandale, Aberdeenshire 01771 622402 P-M 14th/15th Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen 01358 742805 P – Inter II 20th/22nd Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – PSG 21st Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P–M nd 22 Aberdeenshire Equestrian 01466 730358 P–E th 28 SBEC West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM 29th Mundole, Moray & Nairn 01309 676498 P-M April 4th SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P - AM 5th Gleneagles, Perthshire 01764 694351 P - PSG 11th Brahan, Highlands 01349 865495 P–M 12th Annandale, Aberdeenshire 01771 622402 P–M th 18 Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P–M 19th Aberdeenshire Equestrian 01466 730358 P–E th 19 Blackdyke, Cumbria 01228 675000 P – PYO A/PSG 25th/26th Gordon Dressage Group, Aberden 01358 742805 P – Inter II 25th/27th Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – PSG May nd 2 Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P–M 3rd Mundole, Moray & Nairn 01309 676498 P–M 7th Aberdeenshire Equestrian 01466 730358 P-E 9th Dumfries, D & G 01387 721147 P – AM + Music th 10 Glamis, Tayside 01828 626228 P-M 10th Blackdyke, Cumbria 01228 675000 P - AM 16th Highland, 01463 870574 P – M + Music 16th/17th SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM 23rd/24th Ingliston, Renfrewshire 0845 301 1010 P – Inter II 23rd/24th Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P – PSG 29th/31st Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – PSG 30th Fountain Equestrian, Aberdeen 01224 773683 P–M June 6th/7th Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen 01358 742805 P – Inter II 13th Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P–M 14th Annandale, Aberdeenshire 01771 622402 P–M th st 19 /21 Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – GP th 20 Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P – PSG 21st Mundole, Moray & Nairn 01309 676498 P–M 27th/28th Ingliston, Renfrewshire 0845 301 1010 P – Inter II + Music 28th Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P–M July th th 4 /5 SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM th 5 Mundole, Moray & Nairn 01309 676 498 P – AM th 9 Aberdeenshire Equestrian 01466 730358 P-E 10th/12th Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – PSG 11th Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P–M th th 18 /19 Ingliston, Renfrewshire 0845 301 1010 P – Inter II th th 18 /19 Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P – PSG th 25 /26th Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen 01358 742805 P – PSG + Music August st 1 Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P – AM th th 8 /9 SUMMER REGIONALS – Ingliston 13th Aberdeenshire Equestrian 01466 730358 P-E th th 15 /16 SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM nd 22 /23rd Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P – PSG 28th/30th Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – PSG September 5th/6th SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS – Ingliston, Renfrewshire 12th/13th SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM th 13 Mundole, Moray & Nairn 01309 676498 P–M th 19 Dumfries, D & G 01387 721147 P–M 20th Aberdeenshire Equestrian 01466 730358 P–E 20th Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P–E 26th/27th Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P – PSG 27th Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P – AM October 3rd/4th Gordon Dressage Group, Aberden 01358 742805 th th 10 /11 SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM 11th Mundole, Moray & Nairn 01309 676498 P–M th 16 Scottish Committee at Rowallan 07778 114453 P - PSG 17th /18th SCOTISH HOME INTERNATIONAL 07778 114453 P - PSG 24th/25th SCOTTISH & NORTHERN EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SNEC 24th Brahan, Highlands 01349 865495 P–M th st 30 /31 Ladyleys, Aberdenshire 01651 872089 P - PSG st 31 Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P–M November 8th Mundole, Moray & Nairn 01309 676498 P–M st nd 21 /22 SNEC, West Lothian 01506 865714 P – AM 21st Brahan, Highlands 01349 865495 P–M 22nd Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P–M 27th/29th Rowallan, Ayrshire 01560 600769 P – PSG 28th/29th Gordon Dressage Group, Aberdeen 01358 742805 December 6th Dabbs, Fife 01337 831244 P–M 12th Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire 01651 872089 P–M SCOTTISH & NORTHERN EQUESTRIAN VIDEO LINKS. Clips and interviews on www.snequestrian.tv 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. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS NEWSLETTER BY POST IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE A NEW MEMBER OR AS A CURRENT MEMBER HAVE NOT GIVEN THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Information can be sent more quickly and efficiently by email. However if you do not have email, and have not already done so, then you will require to send Cecilia Gladwyn 3 SAE envelope size 9” x 6 ¼” .
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