Our Mares…

Most of our horses who got to advanced have been mares!

We’ve loved them as a family and they’ve done us proud, in many cases representing Great Britain in both Eventing and Dressage; Patti, hunting legend!

Markham Remember Me, Markham Xannaria (represented Great Britain in the Europeans) also a talented show jumper, Aces High, a wonderful mum too, Markham Seahouses (Pippa) regretfully sold to America, Ibble Dibble, Welton Katrina and Rise n Shine alias Muppet, who held her position as top event mare for years and Markham Spice, another of our advanced British team horses, originally backed and produced by the late Caroline Pratt.

Other mares have been Julie who was adored by Matt and absolutely wonderful, sadly lost to cancer very early on. We also had some wonderful school ponies… Bunty, Bluebell, Shandy, they were fantastic at their job and taught hundreds of children and people to ride!

I’m sure I’ve missed some out!

We have 2 new girls on the block! Leona, Harry’s little mare and I love my new little mare, Markham Winter, complicated but already part of the family.

Mares are like stallions, you need to treat them with respect, fairness and kindness and you will reap the benefits.

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.

New Training initiative launched by British Dressage

4632 Flexi-Training Seniors, Para and Byrds with Vikki Hayton UKCC2 (Notts) Book in via British Dressage Northern Region Activities/BookWhen

https://bookwhen.com/bdnorthern – All counts towards official training….

Members/Club members/Byrds
Private Lesson 45 minutes

Non members/Associate members
Private Lesson 45 Minutes

Members/Club members/Byrds
Shared Lesson One Hour

Non members/Associate members
Shared Lesson One Hour

Members/Club members/Byrds
Group Lesson One Hour

Non members/Associate members
Group Lesson One Hour

This is a new training initiative for Northern Region. You will book your lesson and on receipt of your email and unique booking code will 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.

Vikki Hayton is a BD Recognised coach (UKCC level 2) 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.

College Farm EC, West Markham, Tuxford, Newark, NG22 0GT, easy to find and just off A1

Book When Website for Lesson Bookings

All my lessons will now be booked through the Book When website, British Dressage Northern Section, please click here: – https://bookwhen.com/bdnorthern

The British Dressage Northern Region covers Derbyshire, Durham, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire.
Bookwhen manages a broad range of events and activities and these are open to British Dressage Full and Club members and at a small additional cost to Associate and Non-members.

30 Minute Flatwork Lesson

Use dressage trainer Vikki Hayton’s advice to combine three easy exercises and make a handy 30-minute lesson.

The beauty of this particular lesson is that it will engage your horse and lift his forehand. Read the article on the Your Horse Website.

BD Northern Region – Centaur Biomechanics Rider Analysis Clinic

Please click here to view further details on the Centaur Biomechanics Rider Analysis Clinic.

Centaur’s biomechanics clinics are practical, interactive and a fun way to improve your position and learn about the influence it has on your horse’s way of going.
For BYRDS, Senior and Para riders

The Centaur rider analysis session will:
• Evaluate your position on your own horse
• Work on exercises to help improve your position
• Provide training to improve your position and your horse’s way of going
• Use instant (whilst mounted) video feedback so you can see the difference
You will leave the session with:
• A greater understanding of your position
• Detailed written feedback

Dates and locations:

13th Feb at Witham Villa RC, Cosby Rd, Leics, LE9 6PA
20th March at Hill House EC, Sand Ln, Market Rasen LN8 3TE
21st March at Snainton RC, Station Road, Snainton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
1st April at Aldham Mill Farm, Wombwell, S Yorks, S73 8EG
2nd April at Richmond Equestrian Centre, Breckenbrough Farm, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 7PL
22nd April at Sheepgate EC, Sheepgate Nursery, Leverton, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 0AS

BD Members inc. Quest/BYRDS Club – £65.00
Associate and Non-Members – £70.00
The fee includes arena hire

Book online today: https://bookwhen.com/bdnorthern
Contact Sarah Huntridge
Tel: 07783 791191
Email: sarah.huntridge@britishdressage.co.uk