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Oxfordshire County Coach Training Morning

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The Abingdon Group, Lower Lodge Riding Centre  Southmoor, OX13 5H on Sunday 22nd October 2023

We hope our training morning offers some interesting demonstrations and advice that will help you with your coaching.

  • 9.30    We will meet for coffee.  Just bring yourselves and appropriate clothing for a morning in the riding school.
  • 10.00     Frances Lochrane .Regional Chair.
  • 10.15    Hannah Sheehan .How Osteopathy can benefit the  horse and the rider.
  • 11.00    Nona Dane. Moving on from walk to trot and benefits to rider

The morning will finish with sandwiches and coffee to give everyone the opportunity to discuss the morning’s session and ask any questions

            This is only for Coaches or Coaches in training, not volunteers.

To book your place, please download the booking form and return it to:

Mrs. Evelyn Bracey , Home Farm, Woolley, Wantage, OX128NL. Email: [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

February 9, 2023 jillf 0

All information about RDA events can be found on the MyRDA Events page. Don’t forget, the MyRDA Events page is regularly updated with upcoming workshops, training, and more!

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SOUTH REGION QUALIFIER for the National Championships. 
Date: Sunday 21 May 2023

Venue: Berkshire College of Agriculture, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR


Please see the links attached for competitor times and arenas, along with a list of competitors showing numbers and classes entered.

Dressage Arena Walks
The dressage arena walks are at 9.15 to 9.45 in both the indoor and outdoor arenas.

Countryside Challenge
The competitor Countryside Challenge Course Walk is 9.00 to 9.20 and again at 11.00 to 11.15.

The horse/pony unmounted Countryside Challenge Arena walk is 9.20 to 9.40.

The Countryside Challenge competition takes place from 9.45 to 12.45.  There are no individual times, so please present to the steward when ready.

Prize Giving
Prize Giving will take place for all classes in the Indoor Arena at 13.30.

Vet passport check
Passports must be presented to our vet on arrival for checking prior to unloading horses/ponies.

All hats are to be tagged with the new pink tag at the hat tagging point near the show office (see map)

Numbers to be collected by a representative from each group from the number collection point near the show office (see map)

Arts and Crafts Entries
To be brought to the show office by 11am with supporting documents.

Substitute Equines
If you have to substitute any equine, please let me know asap.  If the substitute is made on the day, you must make the vet aware on arrival.  All necessary vaccinations must be correct and up to date.

We have photographers covering both dressage arenas and when they are able to they will cover the Countryside Challenge arena.
They do not have on site printing facilities. 
Photos will be uploaded to their website
I am aware of one rider from South Bucks who has not given permission to be photographed.  Unless I hear from you, I will assume that all other riders have given permission.

Roasted’n’toasted will be attending again this year.

Ice Cream
Available from 1pm to the end of the show
Site map

Please contact the show secretary, Cassilda  [email protected]

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS14-16 July 2023 at Hartpury College.

November (exact date to be confirmed).  Direct Entry with no qualifier.

Horses/ponies competing at the Qualifier and the Championships will be required to be up to date with their flu vaccine and have had a booster within the last year prior to the competition (no longer 6 months as last year) but not within the preceding 7 days of the competition.

Please check the RDA website.

Please note that the course is different for the Qualifier/Championship and the Virtual Championship
Countryside Challenge Course Map

VIRTUAL Countryside Challenge Course Instructions

The qualifier for South Region will be virtual via a video entry.  Further details will be available in the schedule.

If you have any queries please contact:
RDA South Region Show Secretary
07740 706050
[email protected]

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RDA UK People updates

January 19, 2023 jillf 0

New starter, new jobs at RDA National Office

We are delighted to welcome Stefanie Brazier into the RDA family and National Office team. Stefanie will be taking over from Laura Cartwright in offering safeguarding support and development, and Laura has moved into her new role within our Finance team.

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December 6, 2022 jillf 0

After a huge amount of hard work, we are delighted to introduce our new website, which we hope you will all find more useful and easier to navigate.

Please do let us know what you think and if you have any news from your groups, do let us know so we can include it on the website.

Please send all comments and information to [email protected].

Thank you.