BD Flexi-Training

Also, available for BD flexi-training….Northern Region. Book your lesson and pay on the day…on receipt of your email and unique booking code, book your lesson direct with Vikki at College Farm at a mutually convenient time. Your training will be recorded as BD training towards regional team selection policies and can be used for riding BD Youth Tests.

Vikki Hayton is a BD Recognised UKCC  coach she also 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 Chairperson and a National Accredited British Eventing Coach.

Full contact details will be provided in your confirmation email and your Unique booking code for single use is valid for three months.


Members/Club members/BD Youth/Paras


Private Lesson 45 minutes

Members/Club members/BD Youth/Paras


Shared Lesson 45 mins or 30 minutes one to one.

Email me for further details  or ring me 07860 276578

Remote Zoom Coaching

Too far to travel? Short on time?

Zoom coaching works perfectly, all you need is a willing person to video and a pair of ear phones.

Email me for further details  or ring me 07860 276578


Training with Vikki Hayton, at home .. College Farm EC, West Markham, Tuxford, nr Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 0GT OR teach off site all over UK TEL 07860 276 578.

Competition training, jump training, exam preparation BHS/UKCC

Dressage Camps

2 Day Dressage Camps with Vikki Hayton UKCC Accredited UKCC Level 3 Coach and List 3 Judge.

Day 1 coaching session

Coaching/Rider Test riding session plus feedback/target setting session.

Day 2 am coaching session
Test riding 30 mins and includes judging/training and feedback session.

2 Day Dressage Camps

Take a look at some recent Testimonials from camp attendees.

Camp dates are:
19/20 August
25/26 August
9/10 September
23/24 September
30 September/1 October
21/22 October
11/12 November
18/19 November

Camp Details:

Day 1 coaching session pm
plus rider test 30 mins followed by goal setting/rider profiling and judge feedback session.

Evening meal provided.

Day 2 am coaching session

am followed by test riding session 30 mins and then feedback session, updating profiles and short/medium and long term goals to help you school and bring on your horse at home.

Total Cost of Course £210.00

Hook up additional £10 per night.
Hay and feed is not included –
Nets of hay can be purchased at
£2.50 per med size net.

Beds will be down and stables ready, please muck out your stable and clean and tidy your yard area before leaving.

Make sure you bring with you a coaching diary and pen!
Email me for further details or ring me 07860 276578

Intensive Training

Ready for some intensive training?

Have you thought about taking an intensive dressage course?

Come and stay at the farm, arrival on Day 1 with 2 ridden sessions (1st is a general assessment, session 2 working on identified areas for development) and 1 feedback session to include your aims and goal setting plus feedback from the sessions; strengths and weaker areas to work on at home with helpful exercises given, followed by dinner.

Day 2, 2 ridden sessions; 1st session working on areas identified in the feedback session, 2nd session test riding plus feedback.

The price includes stabling, bedding, hay and water, plus hook up for a comfortable stay in your lorry or trailer.

Price £245.00

Deborah Smith said

If you want to have some focused, intensive dressage training, then a 2- day ‘individual camp’ with Vikki is hard to beat.

With two under my belt now and a third in the diary, I can really recommend them.

Vikki is a hugely experienced rider and coach. Oh, and a judge as well. She has a rare talent for coaching you as a rider, and you and your horse as a partnership- all at the same time!

After a general assessment and discussion about your goals for the two days, the sessions are tailored and productive. With two horses, both very different, I have come away with a much clearer idea of how to ride each to progress and develop.

The whole atmosphere at College Farm is friendly and welcoming. The facilities are super, and everything is on hand.

There is plenty of time to get ready and ask questions and then the sessions are very focused so you get results very quickly and take away lots of tips to recreate the progress at home.

As someone who already has excellent regular weekly lessons back home, going to College Farm builds on that and offers a different perspective, and an opportunity to focus on a small number of techniques to help raise your game in a supportive and positive environment.

Regional Training 45 Minute Private Lessons

Saturday 26th September 2015
Saturday 3rd October 2015
Sunday 1st November 2015
Saturday 28th November 2015
Sunday 20th December 2015

College Farm EC,
West Markham,
BD Members £45, Associate & Non Members £54
(Open to both BYRDS and Senior Riders)
Conducted by Vikki Hayton
Click here to book online.

Vikki Hayton has a Master’s 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 download and print out the booking form click here.

Do you coach Dressage at any level?

Monday 21st September 2015
College Farm EC, West Markham, Tuxford, Newark, NG22 0GT
Coaching and UKCC Study Day
BD Members £15, Associate & Non Members £20
10am – 1pm
Book Online
Conducted by Jill Day – BD Recognised coach (UKCC Level 3) and UKCC Coach Educator

This is an interactive study day to learn, share and discuss best practice as a dressage coach. The day is open to everyone with an interest in dressage training; especially trainers and coaches who would like to attain or upgrade their professional qualifications. It is a CPD for those who already hold the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC). This is a classroom and practical based day.
Jill is a UKCC Level 3 Dressage Coach, a Level 3 Assessor and Coach Educator and is the Coaching Lead for British Dressage and as such has responsibility for all matters relating to Coaching within BD.
During the day Jill will explain the variety of learning styles, qualities of a dressage coach and a presentation of the values of the UKCC course. The UKCC is recognised as a mark of safe, quality coaching as well as providing a clear, structured pathway for personal improvement of coaching skills and delivery. The day will cover: assessing the horse and rider, coaching demonstrations at UKCC level 2 and 3.
Jill will look forward to promoting discussion and debate about dressage coaching. She will also be able to answer any questions about the UKCC.
For further information about the UKCC course – Click Here

To download and print out the booking form click here.

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


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