Welcome to the Speedgate Events page. Once again we have a full diary of events for the year ahead with something on offer for everyone. All our events run from our Speedgate Fawkham site where we have 3 fantastic arenas, plenty of on-site parking and a Coffee Shop in addition to our Saddlery & Feed Barn stores. Details of each event or series can be found by following the links below.
Our annual Unaffiliated Dressage series looks forward to seeing regular and new faces competing for those all important points towards the Championship show at the end of the season. A waiting list will apply so it is advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Entries for all of our Unaffiliated Dressage series can be made online via Equo Events.
Following the success of our Fun Dressage shows this year, we are pleased to add 3 new Dressage events to the Calendar for 2019.
Unaffiliated Team Dressage
Teams can be made up of three or four riders. The winning team is the one that has the highest combined percentage of their three best rider scores. There will also be placings for individuals in each class, if there are sufficient entries. Entries can be made online via Equo Events.
The popular Affiliated Dressage Series has been running at Speedgate for many years, and we are pleased to say it has now been taken over by Speedgate Events. We hope for a smooth transition where nothing will change too much for you as the competitor, and we look forward to welcoming you to Speedgate this season. The dates for 2019 are confirmed as follows:
Unaffiliated Show Jumping
Our Unaffiliated Show Jumping shows are aimed at competitors of all ages. All classes and warm up are held on one of our surfaces. There are points to gain from each of the classes, all going towards our Championship show at the end of the season. Entries can be made online via Equo Events.
Unaffiliated Combined Training
Combined training consists of a dressage test followed by one round of Show Jumping. Your dressage score will be converted into penalties. Any faults incurred in the Show Jumping round will be added to your penalty score. The competitor with the lowest penalty score is the winner.
Competitors who do not wish to Show Jump may enter the dressage phase only. Entries can be made online via Equo Events.
In-Hand and Open Shows
A variety of In-hand and ridden classes are held on our surfaces throughout the season. Entries can be made online via Equo Events.
Clinics & Training
We are lucky enough to have some excellent instructors and trainers working in the area offering a variety and wealth of experience. Below are details of the confirmed clinics and training events at Speedgate this season and details of how to book your spaces. Check back regularly throughout the year to see any new additions to the diary.
Andrew Day Clinics
We are pleased to confirm that Andrew Day will again be holding regular clinics at Speedgate throughout 2019.
Andrew is an international event and dressage rider, as well as a trainer, senior instructor and lecturer of the TTT (Training the Teachers of Tomorrow) with over 20 years' experience. Andrew has a great passion for teaching all levels and ages, helping his pupils to attain a thorough understanding of the classical system of Dressage training.
The confirmed dates for 2019 are as follows:
For further details or booking please contact Kim Atkinson on 07834 170830.
Julia Buckle Polework Clinics
Are you struggling with your suppleness in your flatwork and would like some new exercises to encourage your horse to be softer and rounder?
Julia has a sympathetic and encouraging approach and has a wide range of experience of working with all levels of horses from Novice to PSG. These clinics will be ideal for not only improving your dressage but adding some variety to your schooling.
Entries can be made online via Equo Events.
Dates are as follows:
Groups of up to 4 riders, £17.50 per rider.
To secure a place please enter online via Equo Events or send a cheque for £17.50 payable to Speedgate Enterprises Ltd along with your Name, Address, Contact telephone number and details of horse/rider's experience to Speedgate Events, Speedgate Farm, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NJ.
For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perfecting Your Seat Clinic with Mariana Broucher
Mariana Broucher is a BHS accredited coach who originally qualified as an instructor and judge in Germany and The Czech Republic. Mariana is also a fully qualified and insured Bowen practitioner. Having ridden competitive dressage up to IM 1, she has also been the Czech Young Rider Dressage Champion an accomplished five times. With over 20 years of experience teaching internationally and travelling regularly to the Czech Republic for dressage clinics, Mariana enjoys teaching riders of all ages and abilities.
The sessions are designed to help the everyday rider improve communication with their horse, regardless of their experience or ambition. Improvement of the rider’s position and seat will in turn help them correctly apply the aids.
Mariana works with the riders to improve their balance, seat, suppleness and aiding with the help of simple exercises both on the horse and dismounted. With her natural ways of interaction, she is then able to advise on alternative methods to get the best from the horse. The bean bag exercise has been described as a light bulb moment for some of our riders, as it helps their seat in sitting trot and canter.
The sessions are all filmed and afterwards Mariana will send the video over to you, along with photos and an individual written assessment with effective exercises to work on in the future.
Entries can be made online via Equo Events.
Confirmed dates for 2019 are as follows:
All the sessions are 60 minutes long and are available to individuals or groups of 2 or 3 riders.
Individual session £42, 2 riders £21 each, group of 3 riders £15 each.
For further details and to make a booking please email email@example.com or contact Karen on 01474 888474. Your place will only be secured once payment has been received. Cheques are payable to Speedgate Enterprises Ltd.
Our facilities are available to hire at very reasonable rates for lessons, training or external events. For further information, please contact Karen on 01474 888474 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday 2nd - Andrew Day Clinic
- Wednesday 30th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Wednesday 27th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 9th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 10th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Sunday 17th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 23rd - Unaffiliated Team Dressage
- Sunday 24th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Wednesday 27th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 30th - Unaffiliated Combined Training
- Saturday 6th - Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 7th - In Hand and Open Showing
- Saturday 13th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 14th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Friday 19th - Easter Dressage
- Wednesday 24th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 27th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Sunday 28th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 11th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 12th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Saturday 18th - Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 19th - In Hand and Open Showing
- Wednesday 22nd - Andrew Day Clinic
- Friday 24th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Sunday 26th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Sunday 2nd - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Friday 7th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Saturday 8th - Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 9th - Unaffiliated Team Dressage
- Saturday 15th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 16th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Wednesday 19th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 22nd - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Friday 28th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Saturday 29th - Ride For Life 2019
- Sunday 30th - Ride For Life 2019
- Sunday 7th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Saturday 13th - Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 14th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Wednesday 17th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 20th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 21st - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 27th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 28th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Saturday 3rd - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 4th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 10th - Affiliated Dressage - Pet Plan Area Festival
- Sunday 11th - Affiliated Dressage - Pet Plan Area Festival
- Monday 12th - Affiliated Dressage - Pet Plan Area Festival
- Saturday 17th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Sunday 18th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Wednesday 28th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 31st - Dog Show
- Sunday 1st - In Hand and Open Showing
- Saturday 7th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 8th - Unaffiliated Team Dressage
- Wednesday 11th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 14th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 15th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Saturday 21st - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Sunday 22nd - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 28th - Affiliated Dressage - Quest Regionals
- Sunday 29th - Affiliated Dressage - Quest Regionals
- Saturday 5th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 6th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Wednesday 9th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 12th - Mariana Broucher Clinic
- Sunday 13th - Unaffiliated Combined Training
- Saturday 19th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 27th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 2nd - Halloween Dressage
- Wednesday 6th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Wednesday 4th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 7th - Festive Dressage