Sunday 16th December 2018
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.
Unaffiliated Dressage Series
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.
- Saturday 10th March
- Sunday 29th April
- Sunday 27th May
- Sunday 10th June
- Sunday 15th July
- Saturday 21st July
- Sunday 5th August
- Saturday 25th August
- Sunday 16th September
- Sunday 7th October
- Saturday 20th October
Following the success of our Festive Dressage in 2017 we are pleased to add 3 new Dressage events to the Calendar for 2018.
- Friday 30th March - Easter Dressage
- Saturday 3rd November - Halloween Dressage
- Sunday 16th December - Festive Dressage
Organised externally by Chester Hall Events, the popular Affiliated Dressage Series has been running at Speedgate for many years now. Their dates for 2018 are confirmed as follows
- Saturday 7th April
- Saturday 19th May
- Saturday 9th June
- Saturday 14th July
- Saturday 11th – Monday 13th August - Pet Plan Area Festival
- Saturday 29th September – Sunday 30th September - Quest Regionals
For more details please contact Caroline Chester on 07703 459787.
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.
- Saturday 14th April
- Saturday 16th June
- Sunday 9th September
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.
- Sunday 18th March
- Sunday 22nd April
- Sunday 20th May
- Sunday 3rd June
- Sunday 8th July
- Sunday 19th August
- Sunday 23rd September
- Sunday 28th October
Unaffiliated Team Show Jumping
Each team to have four members (two novice/two open) and jump two rounds each, three scores to count. The teams may include one rider/two horse combinations. If a team only has three members, then all three scores will count. In the event of a tie, then each tying team can nominate one open rider from their team to jump off over a shortened course.
- Sunday 29th July
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.
- Sunday 25th March
- Saturday 13th October
In-Hand and Open Showing Shows
A variety of In-hand and ridden classes are held on our surfaces throughout the season.
- Sunday 8th April
- Saturday 23rd June
- Sunday 2nd September
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 2018.
Andrew is an international event and dressage rider and trainer and a 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 2018 are as follows:
- Wednesday 3rd January
- Wednesday 31st January
- Wednesday 28th February
- Wednesday 28th March
- Wednesday 25th April
- Wednesday 23rd May
- Wednesday 20th June
- Wednesday 18th July
- Wednesday 15th August
- Wednesday 12th September
- Wednesday 10th October
- Wednesday 7th November
- Wednesday 5th December
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.
Dates are as follows:
- Sunday 11th March
- Saturday 28th April
- Saturday 12th May
- Sunday 17th June
- Sunday 22nd July
- Saturday 28th July
- Saturday 18th August
- Saturday 15th September
- Sunday 14th October
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 .
Perfecting Your Seat Clinic with Mariana Broucher
This year we have introduced a new clinic to our events calendar “Perfecting Your Seat” 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.
As the sessions are designed to help the everyday rider improve the communication with their horse, regardless of their experience or ambition. Improvement to the rider’s position and seat, will in turn help the rider to 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 way of being able to interact with the rider, she is then able to advise on alternative ways in which for the rider get the best from their horse. The bean bag exercise has been described as a light bulb moment for some of our riders, as they help the rider with 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 for you to work on in the future.
All the sessions are 60 minutes long and are available to individuals or groups of 2 or 3 riders.
Individual session £40, 2 riders £20 each, group of 3 riders £15 each.
Dates are as follows:
- Friday 24th August
- Friday 14th September
- Saturday 22nd September
- Saturday 6th October
- Friday 19th October
Our next dates are Friday 24th August, Friday 14th September and Saturday 22nd September.
For further details and to make a booking please email or contact Karen on 01474 888474. Your place will only be secured once payment has been received. Cheques are payable to Speedgate Enterprises Ltd.
"Have a Go" Side Saddle Clinic with Pippa Doran
- Friday 21st September
- Friday 5th October
- Wednesday 17th October
- Wednesday 31st - Andrew Day Clinic
- Wednesday 28th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 10th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 11th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 18th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Friday 23rd March - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Sunday 25th - Unaffiliated Combined Training
- Wednesday 28th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Friday 30th - Easter Unaffiliated Dressage
- Saturday 7th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 8th - Winter Woolies In-Hand Show
- Saturday 14th - Unaffiliated Team Dressage
- Saturday 21st April - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Friday 27th April - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 28th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 22nd - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Wednesday 25th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Sunday 29th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Saturday 12th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Friday 18th May - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 19th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 20th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Wednesday 23rd - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 26th May - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Sunday 27th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 3rd - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 9th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 10th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Friday 15th - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 16th - Unaffiliated Team Dressage
- Sunday 17th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Wednesday 20th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 23rd - Open Showing Show
- Sunday 24th June - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Sunday 8th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Friday 13th July - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 14th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage
- Sunday 15th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Wednesday 18th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 21st - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 22nd - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 29th - Unaffiliated Team Show Jumping
- Sunday 5th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Saturday 11th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage - Pet Plan Area Festival
- Sunday 12th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage - Pet Plan Area Festival
- Monday 13th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage - Pet Plan Area Festival
- Wednesday 15th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 18th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 19th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Friday 24th - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 25th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 2nd - End Of Season Showing Show
- Sunday 9th - Unaffiliated Team Dressage
- Wednesday 12th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Friday 14th - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 15th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Sunday 16th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Friday 21st - "Have a Go" Side Saddle Clinic with Pippa Doran
- Saturday 22nd - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Sunday 23rd - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 29th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage - Quest Regionals
- Sunday 30th - Chester Hall Affiliated Dressage - Quest Regionals
- Friday 5th - "Have a Go" Side Saddle Clinic with Pippa Doran
- Saturday 6th - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Sunday 7th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Wednesday 10th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Saturday 13th - Unaffiliated Combined Training
- Sunday 14th - Julia Buckle Clinic
- Wednesday 17th - "Have a Go" Side Saddle Clinic with Pippa Doran
- Friday 19th - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 20th - Unaffiliated Dressage
- Sunday 28th - Unaffiliated Show Jumping
- Saturday 6th October - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Friday 19th October - Perfecting Your Seat Clinic
- Saturday 3rd - Halloween Unaffiliated Dressage
- Wednesday 7th - Andrew Day Clinic
- Wednesday 5th - Andrew Day Clinic