Snowflake Sponsorship


Nottinghamshire based rider Vikki Hayton has joined the Snowflake team as an ambassador of the bedding range. Based at College Farm Equestrian Centre in the village of West Markham, Vikki has a fountain of knowledge training and competing in both dressage and eventing disciplines.

Vikki is a fully qualified British Horse Society Instructor and Examiner, British Dressage Judge and Northern Region British Dressage Senior Coaching Representative. As a National Accredited Trainer for British Dressage and British Eventing, she has ridden and trained horses up to Grand Prix level and represented England at the Home Internationals for the last three years. Vikki’s horse, Markham Sultan, is currently training towards Intermediare I with the aim of competing at Grand Prix.

Snowflake bedding is manufactured in Retford, Nottinghamshire. A leading name in equestrian bedding for over 40 years, all Snowflake products are made from premium softwood shavings. The dust extracted bedding is warm, absorbent and easy to use, being suitable for horses, poultry and pets.

Lynne White, PR and Communications Manager, Plevin, said, “We are pleased to welcome Vikki on board as an ambassador for our Snowflake bedding products. Vikki is a well- respected rider and trainer across several disciplines and we look forward to supporting her over the coming year”.

To find out more about the Snowflake bedding range, visit or call 0870 750 0805. Twitter followers can find us on and Facebook users at

To find out more about Vikki Hayton and College Farm Equestrian Centre visit

Two UKCC Level 2 course confirmed for this year

Course – UKCC Level 2 Dressage
Venue – Keysoe, Church Road, Keysoe, Beds, MK44 2JP
Workshop Dates – Thursday 9 April,  Monday 13 April,  Thursday 14 May,  Monday 15 June
Cost Workshops – £725
Assessment Date – Monday 22 June
Cost Assessment – £350

Course – UKCC Level 2 Dressage
Venue – Hunters Equestrian, Cherry Tree Lane, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 5DT
Workshop Dates – Thursday 19 Feb,  Wednesday 11 March,  Monday 30 March, Monday 20 April
Cost Workshops – £725
Assessment Date – Tuesday 21 April
Cost Assessment – £350

You need to be a current BD member, be registered on the Trainers database (form download here), hold a current first aid & child protection certificate and be registered with EQL in order to take part on the course.

Coaching Training Application Form Download Here.

UKCC Routes Chart Download Here.

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.