After months of lock down, training is starting again for Northern Ireland Youth Dressage on Monday 26th April at Danescroft Equestrian Centre Lisburn. We will be outdoors. Your coach is Alison Mastin Moore, List 1 judge (retired) British Dressage Level 3 coach. BHS Performance Coach. Centre 10 Advanced Coach. NLP practitioner. Churchill fellow and past Chairman of Northern Region.
Running since 2012, NIYD was set up by Dressage Ireland Northern Region under the DI Youth Development Scheme which aims to provide training and competition for all members which follows a national strategy and is replicated in each region. DI encourages youth participation in the sport of dressage, and ultimately offer services to entice membership in the organisation of Dressage Ireland Ltd.
Objectives of the strategy include;
- Development of a comprehensive pathway of progression for current and new members towards international competition.
- To ensure that our objectives are clearly communicated to all members on a national and regional level.
Through regular training, both practical and theoretical excellent results have been achieved. Riders are assisted towards annual goals, be they Pony Club, registered or unregistered dressage/eventing Silver Spurs or international aspirations.
We are proud in Northern Ireland to have produced riders from basics to direct entry onto the Horse Sport Ireland High Performance squads aiming at (and achieving) international competition at various age-groups.
Training is in groups of three or four meaning that each rider gets individual attention. Riders are given test practice and training towards pony club qualification at both area and championship level. Each year we develop riders for the Silver Spurs dressage assessment scheme and Northern Ireland have had many bursary winners over the years. The beginning of registered competition for many riders is at Trailblazers level which leads those qualified to the National Dressage Championships. NIYD offers coaching at all levels from Introductory dressage to Prix St Georges.
Feedback on training sessions is both given and received along with regular handouts and newsletters suggesting further study.
If you have a rider between the ages of 8 and 25 (you do not have to be a members of DI) who wishes to join our friendly group contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NIYD training has also been taking place at Gransha Equestrian Centre Newtownards with Kirsty Stuart coaching. Do contact them for future dates.
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