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Regional Delegate and Chair

Elizabeth Brown 07733121532 brownroadfarm@gmail.com


Sarah Booth 07970375562 northerndonks@gmail.com

Colley Mill House, North Rode, Nr Congleton, Cheshire.  CW12 2PL

Area Rep – Cumbria

Ann Marie Harrison harrison.anm@hotmail.co.uk

Area Rep – Derbyshire

Sarah Hudgins  07971 996817  derbyexracer@hotmail.co.uk

Area Rep – Lancashire

Pam Moon 01772  316038 or 07842 535993 pam.moon@talktalk.net

Area Rep – Cheshire/Greater Manchester

Olwen Brown 01457 762336

Area Rep – North & East Yorkshire/Cleveland

Pat Mather 07850 584785 pat_mather@msn.com

22 Edgerton Drive, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9QW

Area Rep – West Yorkshire

John & Terri Morris 01274 835520 wychbrook@hotmail.com

Area Rep – South Yorkshire

Jane Bramwell 01433 620110  l.jane.bramwell@gmail.com

Area Rep – Northumberland

Geraldine Burton 01434 681335 gadburton@yahoo.co.uk

For the duration of emergency measures linked to the corona virus, the Northern Region is producing a fortnightly Thursday Bulletin to keep everyone in the Region in-touch.  The Thursday Bulletin will appear in your in-box from Thursday 26th March, every fortnight.  This is so that we can all keep in touch in some way, as I’m aware that not everyone has social media – I wouldn’t have a clue how to do Facebook, facetime, Instagram or whatever!  If you would like to send a message of hope and encouragement to the Region, a pic of you and your donkey (or just your donkey!) or some rousing words, maybe a video of you singing out over a paddock (??!!), then get creative and bring a smile to us all!  Send to northerndonks@gmail.com.

Take care, stay safe, and if you need to contact anyone, about anything – you need help with getting feed for the donkeys or whatever, or you just want a chat, then ring your area contact in the first instance, or me or Liz.

You can access the Bulletin here:

You might also find the Active Donkey Award update of interest: News about the Active Donkey Award Scheme during the Corona Virus Crisis from ADA

For details of the donkey and small pony driving camp, please download here: DONKEY AND SMALL PONY DRIVING CAMP

Training Videos

We are also producing, huge thanks to Liz and Pam, some training videos, as we are unable to attend these at the moment.  Requests for items you would like covered can be sent to Liz or Pam (see contact list). You will find links to the videos here:

  • For Reining with Liz: https://youtu.be/RquP75xmqOk


2020 Northern Region Calendar

Our Region’s Calendar, which is packed full of events, activities, picnics and shows galore! DBS – Events and Training in the North – 2020 DBS – Events and Training in the North – 2020

A warm welcome to new members and we look forward to warm days to come, the brilliant camaraderie of the showing season and the musings shared on our picnic walks as we meander through some lovely landscapes with our four-footed friends.

Other downloadable useful information

Information from Helen Naden about the Donkey and Small Pony Driving Camp taking place at the beginning of July!  DONKEY AND SMALL PONY DRIVING CAMP

A little activity for our Juniors – or for anyone in fact!!   DBS NORTHERN JUNIORS 1

Here is the very first copy of Just for Juniors Northern Region Just for Juniors 1, the Northern Region of the Donkey Breed Society’s newsletter just for junior members!!!  We hope that you will enjoy it and there’s a special message from Colin and lots of fab activities for you to get stuck into.  You will never be bored again!!
So, have lots of fun and don’t forget to email and let us know if you’ve enjoyed your very own newsletter, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Schedules – Due to current circumstances, events are postponed until further notice.  We will keep you updated through the Thursday Bulletins.

I’m proud to bring you  The Northern Region Spring Show!!!    Northern Region Spring Show Schedule (1)  Too exciting for words – particularly for those of us who will be taking to the ring with donkeys for the very first time!!  I can remember feeling almost sick with excitement waiting for the first schedules to drop through the letterbox, when I was growing up!  I guess the ‘ping’ of an email isn’t quite the same, but Pam has put together a cracking schedule and I hope you enjoy perusing and planning, thank you Pam!!  Please note also, Pam’s new mobile number: 07842 535993.

The other shows that I would like to draw to your attention – although there will be further details in the next Asspire – and thank you to John Rae for this information, are: ‘Aldeborough and Boroughbridge to be held at Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon on 26th July; the Secretary is Pamela Duker on bbridgeshowsec@gmail.com.  Also, Bowes Show, County Durham on Saturday 12 September – although this is the same day as the Stanhope Show, the Bowes Show run their donkey classes early afternoon to give competitors a chance to get from Stanhope which is just 3/4 hour away which have their donkey classes in the morning (it works – we do it !!) – the Secretary is Mrs Bracewell (or she will give you the correct contact) on 01833 628827′.

Northern Region Report 2020


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