Central Dressage

Run by dressage enthusiasts for enthusiasts. This is the official page of Central Dressage. We welcome all abilities to Central Dressage.

We aim to educate, train & develop riders with coaches that have trained, ridden and produced horses to grand prix. We want riders to enjoy their journey with their horses. "Education is Everything"

Operating as usual

02/07/2021

September camp programme and application form can bow be downloaded at www.centraldressage.co.uk 😀

September camp programme and application form can bow be downloaded at www.centraldressage.co.uk 😀

Photos from The Balanced Rider's post 29/06/2021

Photos from The Balanced Rider's post

Andrew Gould - Class 3 Magic Prix St George Gold - 28th June 2021 - British Dressage 29/06/2021

Andrew Gould - Class 3 Magic Prix St George Gold - 28th June 2021 - British Dressage

So well deserved. Congratulations to the hard working team at #andrewgoulddressage☺️

Andrew Gould - Class 3 Magic Prix St George Gold - 28th June 2021 - British Dressage Andrew Gould - Class 3 Magic Prix St George Gold - 28th June 2021

Photos from Central Dressage's post 29/06/2021

Thank you so much for all of you that attended our camp at Wellington Riding at the weekend. Feedback has been amazing and makes it so worthwhile, thank you.

Big shout out to Claire Stockton, Clare Howard of The Balanced Rider, Andrew Gould, Dan Watson, Paul Friday, Matt Hicks, Lucinda Freeman, the great team at Wellington Riding EC, Annette Scott, Sam Bissett, Jo Revell of Baileys Horse Feeds, Eva Marie Broomer of Horse Power Creative, the riders and of course your lovely horses.

Another amazing camp with amazing people. Thank you.

Congratulations to Vicky Davis with Bonny and Sam Green with Licquorice for winning the Baileys Horse Feeds supply at camp.

Many thanks to #JoRevell and #BaileysHorseFeeds for your support. Vicky and Sam please get in touch with us so we can arrange delivery.

Next camp is 4-5 September at Wellington. Get in touch for the programme at [email protected]

In the meantime here is a selection of images captured by Eva over the weekend. More can be viewed on our website www.centraldressage.co.uk

[06/28/21]   Congratulations Andrew Gould and Genie on winning the PSG title at the winter champs.

[06/24/21]   So excited about our camp this weekend. Safe journey to our campers headed to Wellington Riding EC tomorrow for another action packed weekend. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.😀

Thanks so much to these guys for always being so supportive:
#BaileysHorseFeeds #JoRevell #DanWatson #AndrewGould #WellingtonRidingEC #HorsePowerCreative #PaulFriday #MattHicks
#KimMoloney #LucindaFreeman #ClaireStockton #AnnetteScott #TheBalancedRider #ClareHoward

Charlotte Dujardin Rises to the Top in 2021 CDI Wellington Grand Prix 12/05/2021

Charlotte Dujardin Rises to the Top in 2021 CDI Wellington Grand Prix

Charlotte Dujardin Rises to the Top in 2021 CDI Wellington Grand Prix At the inaugural 2021 CDI Wellington in Hampshire, UK, reigning Olympic Champion Charlotte Dujardin achieved another 1-2 in the Grand Prix.

16/04/2021

**Andrew Gould clinic in Grendon Underwood, Bucks**
Saturday 1 May. Private lessons. Please email [email protected] for more information😊

**Andrew Gould clinic in Grendon Underwood, Bucks**
Saturday 1 May. Private lessons. Please email [email protected]aldressage.co.uk for more information😊

08/03/2021

With restrictions being lifted we're very excited to be running again. All info can be found on our website www.centraldressage.co.uk

With restrictions being lifted we're very excited to be running again. All info can be found on our website www.centraldressage.co.uk

International competition halted owing to ‘rapid evolution’ of EHV-1 outbreak 03/03/2021

International competition halted owing to ‘rapid evolution’ of EHV-1 outbreak

https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/international-competition-halted-owing-to-rapid-evolution-of-ehv-1-outbreak-738948

International competition halted owing to ‘rapid evolution’ of EHV-1 outbreak The FEI announced international equestrian competitions are cancelled in 10 European coutnries owing to the equine herpes virus (EHV-1) outbreak

Valegro bronze statue placed in Newent Gloucestershire - Horse & Hound 24/02/2021

Valegro bronze statue placed in Newent Gloucestershire - Horse & Hound

https://www-horseandhound-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/valegro-bronze-statue-takes-centre-stage-in-newent-738316/amp?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16141779110213&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.horseandhound.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fvalegro-bronze-statue-takes-centre-stage-in-newent-738316

Valegro bronze statue placed in Newent Gloucestershire - Horse & Hound Valegro statue takes centre stage in his home town Becky Murray 23 February, 2021 13:03 Credit: Newent Initiative Trust Valegro has taken centre stage in his home town Newent, as his bronze statue is placed in its permanent home. The statue, sculpted by Georgie Welch, was erected in the Gloucestersh...

16/02/2021

Talking life journey 🤦‍♂️

Life is not a bed of roses. Such an honest post by our Henry Boswell. Thank you #henryboswellsressage

Four horses killed in separate road collisions in six weeks 22/01/2021

Four horses killed in separate road collisions in six weeks

This is a very sad article. The roads are so dangerous for our horses. Our heart goes out to all who have had such a dreadful experience. Poor, poor horses.

https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/four-horses-killed-in-separate-road-collisions-in-six-weeks-735686?fbclid=IwAR1wmkx9e9CCnHvc5Q3-MQgqsqxzVpuTgUYZxvGJUtVq_O3JtsJDIE8dXKY

Four horses killed in separate road collisions in six weeks Four horses have been killed on the roads in six weeks, in separate road collissions around the country, the British Horse Society has reported

06/01/2021

We have had confirmation from BD that our Winter Regionals are indeed as expected cancelled. We are not yet sure if these will be rescheduled in any way and we will be awaiting further communications. All regional entries will be refunded in due course.

16/12/2020

Fédération Equestre Internationale

Transfixed by Totilas! 👀🌟

We're celebrating the magic of Olympia with FEI Dressage World Cup record breakers! Setting the stage alight, Edward Gal and the the wonderful warmblood Moorlands Totilas stole the show in 2009, with a shining performance worthy of the best! 💫

Here's to a legend that changed the sport and will forever be remembered as one of the very best. Rest in Peace, Totilas. ❤️

16/12/2020

Dressage legend Totilas died from colic aged 20 | Horse & Hound

https://www-horseandhound-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/totilas-died-aged-20-colic-733007/amp?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.horseandhound.co.uk%2Fnews%2Ftotilas-died-aged-20-colic-733007

www-horseandhound-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org Totilas dies aged 20: dressage world mourns loss of global superstar Polly Bryan 15 December, 2020 17:40 Totilas, pictured here with Edward Gal, has died aged 20. The legendary dressage horse Totilas has died, at the age of 20. His rider, Germany’s Matthias Rath, confirmed the news, saying: “We ...

11/12/2020

What a year - but we made it. Happy holidays x

britishdressage.co.uk 30/11/2020

FEI World Breeding Championships cancelled

https://www.britishdressage.co.uk/news/fei-world-breeding-championships-cancelled/

britishdressage.co.uk We received the sad news yesterday evening that the organising committee, the WBFSH and the FEI made the decision to cancel this year’s FEI WBFSH World Breeding Championships for Young Horses due to be held in Verden (GER), 9 – 13 December.

28/10/2020

DynaPhysio - Bérengère Feltz

Very interesting

Pour les dresseurs, un petit zoom sur la mobilité articulaire lors du passage-piaffé

Thanks Horses Inside Out and Laura Bechtolsheimer Dressage for this video !

Merci Johanna Hellborg de me l’avoir montrée.

[10/12/20]   Andrew Gould Clinics in Grendon Underwood, Bucks.
17 October and 21 November. £60 private. To book please email [email protected]

[10/02/20]   A trip down memory lane. Dear Rusty and Ulla.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NirgbxBj-E

09/09/2020

**Prize winners from camp - with many thanks to Baileys Horse Feeds**

Baileys Horse Feeds have been supporting us for the past five years at our camps. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we love your expert advice and guidance. Thank you Baileys.

The lucky winners from camp to win the Baileys Horse Feed's No.24 Ease & Excel Cubes are Megan Field with Captain George and Amy Hose with Bisto. Congratulations. Jo Revell will be in touch with you shortly.
#BaileysHorseFeeds
#jorevell
#amyhose
#meganfield
😀😀

07/09/2020

Genevieve Craven

So glad that we were able to do the 2020 September Central Dressage Camp. I love doing these, its intense, but i get to learn so much and it really motivates me. Donald was such a good boy. Thank you to Andrew Gould for beasting me in the sitting trot and making me believe i can go bigger and to Paul Friday for brushing up my test riding skills. I WILL be practicing my center line halts a lot more now.

A super big thank you to Kim Moloney who managed to make it a really fun camp again even with Covid 19 and its was great to catch up with Teghan and Katrina! Not going to lie i was a little stiff walking into school today but it was sooooo worth it.

07/09/2020

Camp at Wellington Riding EC will be one to remember. Despite Covid we pulled it off! Masks, anti-bac, 2 metre ruling - it's the new norm! The sun shone. Everyone was happy and worked hard over the weekend to improve. Thank you to all came along and supported us you were great. We so enjoyed working with you and can't thank you enough for the really super feedback. You guys are the best! See you soon. 😁

Images courtesy of #horsepowercreative

[09/03/20]   CAMP AT WELLINGTON RIDING EC
Safe journey to our campers headed to Wellington Riding EC.tomorrow for another action packed weekend. Things will be a little bit different but the training remains outstanding. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.😀 Don't forget your masks.
Thanks so much to all who have really gone the distance against all odds especially:
#BaileysHorseFeeds #JoRevell #DanWatson #AndrewGould #WellingtonRidingEC #HorsePowerCreative #PaulFriday #KimMoloney #LucindaFreeman #ClaireStockton #AnnetteScott #TheBalancedRider #ClareHoward

14/08/2020

**STOP PRESS**
Due to withdrawals we have two places left. Be quick!

The programme and application form can be downloaded at www.centraldressage.co.uk

outandaboutdressage.co.uk 06/08/2020

A hole in the heart of Southern affiliated dressage — Mr Hickstead bows out - Out and About Dressage

This is very sad. A massive loss to our sport. Dane Rawlins and his great team have been outstanding in their efforts for many years. Thank you Dane.

outandaboutdressage.co.uk Dressage riders and fans up and down the country have been asking, 'when is Hickstead going to restart?' The sad fact is that glorious Dressage at Hickstead, like dressage at Glorious Goodwood, has passed into history. It's official. This statement was made by Dane Rawlins, Dressage at Hickstead's f...

17/07/2020

The programme and application form can be downloaded at www.centraldressage.co.uk

13/07/2020

💥STOP PRESS💥

Programme and application forms will be posted on FB and our website on 17 July

06/07/2020

**ANDREW GOULD COACHING DATES**

Andrew will be coaching in Grendon Underwood, Bucks on

Saturday 18 July
Saturday 15 August
Saturday 12 September

For more more information and to book please email [email protected]

04/06/2020

**UPDATE ON OUR FAILED ARENA SURFACE INSTALLED BY ELMTREE EQUESTRIAN CONSTRUCTION**

Firstly, thank you to all those that came forward to offer support and to those that wrote in to share their stories with the legal team about Elmtree. There is hope! Our great British legal system proved it when we won our case against Elmtree on the failed arena.

We had a 60 x 20 arena installed by Elmtree. It was evident from the get go the surface was not fit for purpose. It rode so deeply and our horses struggled to work. We could not ride in it and we could not run the clinics. The surface was deep and holding with pot holes up to 9" in places. One horse tripped, one rider fell and one horse pulled a shoe - all within a week!
Strong concerns were raised by us resulting in Bruce and George Clark inspecting the arena eleven times in the January. (one month after completion). They denied any short coming saying all new arenas rode deeply. They went on to say we were not maintaining it and it lacked water. That was not true as it was brand new, fully maintained and it was a wet winter. It was not fit for purpose and an obvious welfare issue.
A very frustrating process ensued and despite the production of several expert witness reports to include the British Team Vet, Team GB rider, a leading surface supplier and the World Champion Farrier they still denied any responsibility. We were left with no alternative other than the legal route. We want this review to give honest feedback in the hope it may save someone else going through the same nightmare. We have received many calls from other innocent parties who are going through the same ordeal with Elmtree. They will have you believe you are the guilty party when all along the arena is simply not fit for purpose. The arena ended up in landfill.
We won our case and were duly awarded £70,000 plus legals. Herewith (in part) is a cut and paste from the verdict - “.…My expert opinion of deep and uneven going in surfaces is inevitably the horse will suffer. In a very short time injury would be sustained to tendons, joints and muscles. In many cases this will result in lengthy rest periods made up of months and sometimes years, early retirement and or euthanasia brought about by unsoundness and the inability to undertake a useful career…”
If if were not for the kindness of Equestrian Surfaces we would have been without an arena altogether. They cleared up the mess that Elmtree left behind and got us back on the road with a beautiful arena that rides like a dream.
Special thanks to the most amazing and professional Chartered Surveyor, Robert Martell who was responsible for the full legal inspection report for the Adjudication highlighting numerous defects with the build and to Michael Levenstein - the brightest Barrister of them all. They were FANTASTIC. Thank you.
We've attached some photos of the defective surface that ended up in landfill.
So, the moral of the story is please do your research when using contractors for your arena. We wouldn't wish our experience on anyone else.
#RobertMartell #MichaelLevenstein
#EquestrianSurfaces #JodieHarper

eurodressage.com 29/03/2020

Wilton and Gould on a Roll at 2020 CDI Keysoe, Last European CDI Before Corona Standstill

eurodressage.com The first British international of 2020 took place earlier this month at Keysoe CDI3* in Bedfordshire on 13 – 15 March 2020, right at the beginning coronavirus (COVID-19) outburst in Europe. The pandemic had prompted other CDI's on the European continent that same weekend to be cancelled immediate...

27/03/2020

Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro in the "Land of Hope & Glory" at London 2012 | Music Mondays

Charlotte and Valegro London 2012. Never fails to make you smile. Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/3uXXW8_NMOs

At the London Olympics in 2012, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro claimed the gold medal with a new World Record of 90.089% in front of their home crowd. The Br...

26/03/2020

Hughes Dressage

Suggestions welcome... #selfisolation x

24/03/2020

Buckingham Equine Vets

Coronavirus update – 24 March 2019

What care can we continue to provide?

Following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday evening and in line with the guidance we have received from our governing bodies, Buckingham Equine Vets are now providing essential and emergency care only until such a time as these restrictions are lifted. This care will be provided 24/7.

What constitutes essential and emergency care?

Essential and emergency care means if your horse is sick and requires medication or diagnostics for a disease or condition.
It does not cover:
• Flu vaccinations
• Prescription checks
• Pre-purchase examinations (vettings)
• Routine dentistry*
• Poor performance or mild lameness examinations
*If your horse/pony is showing evidence of oral pain: dropping food (quidding), struggling to eat, swollen cheeks, facial swelling, nasal discharge or a swollen jaw, this falls outside routine dentistry and into the essential/emergency care directive.
We have suspended the worm egg count that forms part of our worming package until May.

If I require emergency or essential care for my horse/pony, what should I do?

Please call the clinic as normal and speak to a member of staff to arrange a visit.

I have an appointment already booked with you, what should I do?

If you have an appointment booked this week, you will shortly be receiving a telephone call to advise you further.

My horse/pony has ongoing health/dental issues, what should I do?

If your horse/pony has ongoing health or dental issues, please call the clinic to discuss with us the most appropriate way of managing these issues in the short term.
For repeat prescriptions please contact the practice as normal. Please allow 3-5 working days for these to be fulfilled as there are reduced veterinary medical deliveries across the nation.
I am self-isolating/classed as vulnerable. Can you still come and see my horse/pony in an emergency?
Yes, we should be able to do so provided either you or we can put suitable arrangements in place. If you are self-isolating or are in the vulnerable population, please tell a member of staff when calling the clinic so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Payments

We will now be requesting payment for all treatment (with the exception of insurance work) at the time of the visit. Our vets carry portable wireless card machines enabling social distancing during the transaction. We will not be accepting any cash payments at this time.

Going forwards

We will continue to monitor the advice received from the Government and our governing bodies and will let you know if anything material changes. In the meantime, this is a difficult time for us and we are very grateful for your ongoing support and patience.

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