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Your region update - September 22


August saw the conclusion of the Area Festival's and Sheepgate Under 25's. The LeMieux National Championships have just taken place (more regional success to be shared next time) and we now look forward to the Senior Home Internationals, Quest Regionals, the Summer Area Festival Championship and the Associated Championships.
We will have plenty to celebrate and there are details below of our fabulous event to recognise these achievements at Tankersley Manor on 7 January.
We also have a Fundraising Gala Evening at Bishop Burton on Saturday 29 October - read all about it below.

Fundraising Gala Night at Bishop Burton Arena 

Saturday 29 October 22
Join us at Bishop Burton Arena for an evening of dressage. Hosted by Hannah Esberger Hancock, Jessica Griffiths and List 1 Judge Andrea Smith. Confirmed so far are U21 riders Jessie McConkey (Young Riders), Martha Jobling Purser (Juniors) and International Small Tour rider Jenny Martell.

A variety evening and raffle 
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Nominate your 2022 Trophy Winners

Many of our awards are won at major events throughout the year, but for some the committee need your help.  Nominations now open via the button below.
Sheepgate Youth Trophy
Awarded to the most promising North & East BD Youth rider of 2022
(nominee must be part of 2022 BD Youth published squad)
The Catherine Marshall Cup                       
Awarded to a North & East Senior/Youth rider/horse or combination overcoming individual physical challenges in 2022 whilst continuing to compete
The Moira Richardson Equine Touch& VHT Bronze
Awarded to a North & East PARA rider overcoming individual physical challenges in 2022 whilst continuing to compete
Equitrek Trophy
Awarded to a North & East Region Coach for outstanding contribution to members development through regional training in 2022
Chrissie Havis Shield
Awarded to a BD Tutor Judge for outstanding contribution to members development in the North & East Region in 2022
The Hart Shield
Awarded to a Senior Team Member representing the region in year for outstanding contribution to Senior Teams in 2022
Awarded to a North & East region volunteer making a significant contribution to the region and members in 2022
Gwyneth Lewis Lifetime Achievement Judges award
Awarded to a Judge for their contribution to judging in the North & East Region

All presented at the Fabulous Presentation Ball below and nominations close 16 October
Nominate here

North and East Presentation Ball

Tankersley Manor Hotel and Spa 2023 
Early Bird Discount Tickets are now on sale and we will soon start to inform our trophy winners for 2022
Certificates for all riders competiting internationally and on teams, and premium rosettes for the Youth Rider League
The hotel have a double/twin room and spa offer (available until 10 December at this rate) for those attending and its always a fabulous night.  Why not make it your team outing? 

Buy Tickets here
Tankersley Manor Hotel Website

Sheepgate Under 25 Championships 2022

Sheepgate celebrate 25 years as Lincolnshire’s family run dressage centre in 2022. 6 days of competition, 680 tests, 1082 test sheets added, 28 judges and a huge number of volunteers to support it.

The highlight of Team Sheepgate’s year is always the Under 25’s Championships and 2022 was no exception. After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, last year saw a revised schedule and this year’s increase in numbers confirmed this show really offers something for everyone. Classes range from Intro right up to Grand Prix and freestyle to music at all levels too. The youngest competitor was 7 years old with many seasoned campaigners enjoying the under 25’s experience at Sheepgate during their last year of eligibility. Well worth the journey has been Sheepgate’s motto for many years and competitors travel from far and wide, including a strong contingency from Scotland as well as visitors from the Isle of Man.
There has been a real family feel about the show this year with many camping for the duration and bringing siblings too, similarly just an overnight stay has offered a variety of classes for two days. The Sheepgate Team were delighted to see so many new combinations this year as well as familiar faces. This year has definitely seen some stars of the future developing their competitive successes

North and East Success
Individual Championships

Headcollars presented by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers

Novice Championship sponsored by Testt Event 
1st        Hannah Macmillan riding Brookeborough Lad
3rd       Ellie Roberts riding Lyon HK   
Prelim Championship sponsored by Protexin Equine
1st        Freya Percival riding Houwdoe              
2nd       Abigail Hird riding Dark Storm   
3rd        Inola Smith riding Upsalls Lorna   
Abigail Hird was awarded the ‘For Certain’ Trophy - kindly awarded by Alice Elliott – awarded to the highest placed rider at D Squad
FEI Championships
Pony Championship sponsored by Baillie Haylage
1st Lauren Geraghty riding WS Jackson
3rd Jessica Dyson  riding Oosting Amigo                                 

Young Rider Championship sponsored by TopSpec
2nd Ellie Roberts                                  Zante                                       
Team Championships sponsored by Sheepgate Equestrian
Prelim Team Championships
1st North and East Neumunster
Amy Wray, Elizabeth Britton, Eve Corrigan, Francesca Baker Re
Novice Team Championship
2nd North and East London
Amy Tate, Meghan Waring, Charlotte Lawson
3rd North and East Salzburg
Hannah MacMillan, Grace Smith, Ivy Hanson
Elementary Championship
3rd North and East Amsterdam
Catherine Chalkly, Olivia Brown, Lily Crisp

Photographs - Lily Payne

Senior Camp - Alnwick Ford, Northumberland  16-18 October 22

Private lessons and Testt (tm) sessions, workshops, social evening two nights stabling
Coaches -Hannah Esberger Hancock, Testt Coach Jess Grffiths and Chrissie Havis
Social Evening on Monday night.
A small camp at this fabulous venue - TWO SPACES LEFT
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Senior/Para Performance Camp - Bishop Burton 23-25 October 22

Private lessons and additional professional workshops. We are extremely fortunate to have secured this opportunity. All lessons indoors, two nights stabling
Coaches - Isobell Wessels FEI 5* Judge (FULL); Sophie Wells OBE (2 SPACES), Harry Payne BDCC4
Includes a condensed Horse Massage Course with Victoria Spalding ACPAT physiotherapy and other professional workshops.
Social 'Pizza' Evening on Monday night.
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BD Youth/Para Camp - Bishop Burton 28 - 30 October 22


Our BD Youth Camp is open to all riders from the age of 6 – 25 (BD Youth). All levels are welcome from those just starting in Dressage to BD competition riders and is a great way to get involved.
This is an opportunity to spend 2 full days with your horse/pony focusing on developing your dressage skills at one of the region’s BD competition venues. In addition to the Bishop Burton Arena there are further indoor and all weather arenas, on site café, showers and stabling. The weekend package includes: 2 Shared Lessons (3/4 hr) 1 test riding analysis & feedback from BD Youth Rider Test Assessors (Saturday) Competitive Rider skills test and BD test riding (Sunday), and rider profiling and Goal setting for 2023. 
Includes the Gala Evening Saturday night for rider and a parent.
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BD Youth Information

Schedules and Fixtures

You can search for all of our Fixtures and schedules on the website and also under the competitions tab find a list of our major events and details of all of the championships with 'how to qualify'
We also have a Facebook Group on our main page where our venues can post BD Events they are hosting. Search for 'BD North and East Competition Venues' or click the link below
Schedules and Fixtures
Facebook - BD North and East Competition Venues - ask to join

Regional Training

All regional training is now on the Horse monkey platform.  A great way to access and record your training with our BD Coaches across the region, come along to our camps in a number of great locations or get ready for championships with test riding at our major event venues.

Flexi Training is a great way of accessing BDCC Accredited or Recognised Coaches for Senior, Youth and Para riders across the region at a mutually convenient time. These great coaches welcome riders at all levels and invite you to make contact. They share the ethos of developing you and your horse or pony, building our regional teams and creating a community of riders across the region. 

YOUTH COACHES have had additional training and can also assess Rider Skills Tests.

All Regional Training

Your upcoming regional events...


Coaches across the region
Train when you want with a coach of your choice.  Counts as regional training.
Book here

BD Youth Camp

28-30 October 22
Bishop Burton 
Book here

Senior/Para Performance Camp
23-25 October 22

Bishop Burton
Book here

A word from your DO

Please keep an eye on the British Dressage Website, the Regional Pages and the North and East Facebook Page as we try to keep you updated with the latest information.
Contact Jo or your regional reps here
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