Area 16 Indoor Show Jumping qualifier Sunday 5 November at Arena UK.

Classes 80, 90, 100 and 110.

Entries need to be at Head Office by 13 October. Anyone who wishes to be on a team, please contact Jan Pollard on 07732530090 by 10 October at the latest please.






To be held On SATURDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2017



Please click on the following two links for times:

Area 16 Interm. Times

Area 16 Dressage Times


Please click here for Area 16 Intermediate Dressage Winter Qualifier Schedule

Area 16 Winter Dressage qualifiers – 7.10.17 at Arena UK, Grantham.
These qualifiers are for the winter novice dressage championships and the intermediate dressage championships – 2 competitions on one day!  We are getting the teams organised and have some spaces left.
The championship for the winter novice is at Arena UK on 14 – 15 April 2018 and for the intermediate it is at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire on 27 – 29 April 2018.
Tests from Prelim to Advanced Medium are being run across the 2 competitions.
If you are interested please can you provide a full up to date record of you and your horse’s achievements in dressage and which level you would like to be considered for.  We will also need to know if you are affiliated with British Dressage and likewise your horse as this will have a bearing on what level we can enter you for.  Please also include your horse’s passport name and number.
Please email Clare Dolman ( with this information no later than 02.9.17.




Well what a fantastic time at the BRC Championships at Swalcliffe.

EMDG had qualified 4 teams and 2 Individuals and represented Area 16 in all of the 4 classes.

We managed to keep most of those who qualified ‘on board’ in the intervening 4 1/2 months and they all put in hard work and showed commitment to get there. All horses attending remained sound and so did the riders – save for the ‘other’ Team Manager who managed to maim her ankle early last week out on a training run……but despite her obvious unsoundness carried on regardless!

First up was the 80 Team of Tracey Richardson, Kath Lawton, Lisa Hatfield and Charlotte Bartle. All four did a brilliant job over up to height and challenging 80 courses but sadly were just out of the rosettes for the top 10. A real shame as all their performances were worthy of a ribbon.

The 90 Team of Sarah Lees, Becky Sisson, Alex Hill and Sally Beedham (the other Team Manager) again put in extremely brave and determined performances over a challenging XC course and again up to height Show jumps which sadly was their nemesis! Nevertheless their efforts were good enough to bring the Team into a very creditable 8th place.

Sarah Lees, Becky Mullan Ferose, Ellie Clarke and Anna Griffin represented the club in the 100 section. WOW! How brilliant were they? Not only did Sarah Lees win her Arena, the team WON the competition and made us feel very proud.

The 100+ Team were the final team on the field. Again absolutely brilliant performances by Fiona MacDonald, Louise Benson, Christie Mott and Lindsay Harrison rolled them into 2nd place and they WON the ‘All four scores to count’ challenge. What an achievement!

Our two Individuals Cath Cox in the 90 and Alex Hill in the 100 were Superstars too. Alex was 2nd in the 100 and Cath 4th in the 90.

There were also various other fantastic individual placings across the board.

The Club is very lucky to have such a wealth of talented riders and horses to represent the Club and perform so well at a National level. In the last few years EMDG has become a force to be reckoned with across the various Equestrian disciplines!

Many thanks also to the Volunteers – the Club has to provide one per team who helped on Friday and Saturday – Kath Lawton, Sara Allwood and your Team Managers!!!

Many thanks too to all the other supporters and helpers who came down to cheer the teams on and assist the runners and riders (and without whom we would struggle) and who helped make it a really enjoyable weekend.

I think I can say we all made a great team and we are all incredibly proud of you

Clare Dolman & Sally Beedham

Team Managers






SUNDAY 19th March 2017

Please click on the following links for full results:

Horse Trials 2017 - Results 80 (1)

Horse Trials 2017 - Results 90

Horse Trials 2017 - Results 100

Horse Trials 2017 - Results 100+



The Committee has taken the decision that ALL riders in teams representing EMDG should wear one of the new saddlecloths.
These are available in NAVY – in both GP and Close contact /jumping styles and also in WHITE for dressage.
The cost is £31
They are not exclusively for teams and can be worn at all other events /competitions.
Please order via Clare Dolman on in good time for whichever team event you are doing stating which style and colour.
We will arrange to bring them to the event or can post them to you at an agreed cost.






Please ensure that your Flu/Vacc certificates are up to date for each competition as per the rules – found on BHS /BRC website.
If they are not (and they are checked before you are allowed to compete) then you will not be eligible to compete that day.

Please can you let us know if you are interested in being considered for either of the above competitions by emailing the completed EMDG Team application form to as soon as possible.

Please may we ask however that you only apply for the teams if you are able and committed to attending the Championships (on the above dates) if we qualify due to strict rules on reserves and replacements.

There will be a cost involved for the qualifiers which will be half the entry fee – if your team qualifies for the championship the club will pay your entry fee and any stabling.

Our contact numbers are:
Clare – 07533 864682
Sally – 07814 712116
We look forward to hearing from you!


In view of the large number of members wishing to be on teams for area qualifiers and some then lacking commitment to compete, thereby causing a large wasted expense to the club, it was passed at the last committee meeting that after the AGM in October, anyone wishing to enter qualifiers and/or championships, (where no qualifier has been held), will be required to pay 50% of the cost and submit a resume of past performance before their entry is accepted, (cheques will be returned if entry is not accepted). On acceptance of entry the club will pay the remaining 50% of the cost. The club will continue to pay the full cost of entries and stabling fees for members who have gained qualifications to championships. Extreme /extenuating circumstances may be discussed on an individual basis.


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