TIME TO GET YOUR JODS ON!!
Some DATES that need your commitment please.
Sat July 4th: CLEAR ROUND JUMPING at Jane’s, Little Ditches, Montgomery. Please book in with Rachel. These FUN sessions are popular and great practice for bigger competitions in the future. £10 per horse for an hours session including instruction
SATURDAY 11th JULY: GETTING BACK ON BOARD: A day focused on regaining confidence, improving partnerships and having a gentle go at a variety of disciplines in a stress free and supportive environment. DAY RALLY AT ALISON LEWIS WHITE HOUSE< MEIFOD. Please book in so we can hire the right number of instructors. Book with Kay £30 for the day to include THREE ridden sessions.
SUNDAY 19th July: DRESSAGE CLINIC with Diane Heskith-Jones
Dressage focused lessons with Diane Hesketh-Jones on Sunday 19th July in Guilsfield.
Planning to compete or just improve? Don’t miss out on a great chance to get some practice in with a top instructor.
Open to all club members at a summer 2020 bargain price of £15 for a 45 minute lesson. Please book in with Emma Saul firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 1st and 2nd AUGUST ‘SIMPLE THINGS’ 2 day RALLY
Many of us feel that competing needs some magnificent amount of knowledge and skill. These rally’s are focusing on the simple techniques that can help you master ‘THE WARM UP’ ‘THE COLLECTING RING’ and many more TEST or ROUND tips that will help you manage your nerves and keep your horse focused on your journey into public competitions.
Based at Alison’s at THE WHITE HOUSE, MEIFOD we will have access to dressage arenas, trained judges, top BHS instructors, cross country fences and a show jumping course.
We will also have a session based on the ‘show ring’ and whilst shows are not running this year, we can learn techniques and ‘tricks of the trade’ that will have the judges marvelling at your equine mastery.
Book in now with Kay. £30 per day 😊
Despite our resolute optimism, we have no option than to follow guidance from BRC HQ and have a hiatus in our Spring/Summer Schedule. We will keep a close eye on all government and BRC advice and keep you all updated. What a shame! We all needed a boost not another knock after this winter. Anyway…keep healthy and safe and enjoy what you can.
ALL of the committee are SO SO Sorry!!
Here is the statement from BRC:
BRC coronavirus update 16:30 Tuesday 17 March 2020
We are understandably receiving a number of queries about the current situation regarding coronavirus and BRC events and activities. We share your frustrations and concerns and have taken time to listen to government advice, using it to make a decision on the next steps we should take within BRC.
After the government’s update yesterday evening (Monday 16 March 2020), we are now able to issue the following updates:
- We strongly recommend that no riding club activities of any nature should take place from midnight tonight, up to and including 30th June 2020. This decision has been taken to support the government’s most recent advice on social distancing, reducing pressures on the NHS and the care of vulnerable individuals.
- We would encourage committee meetings to take place virtually if possible, to enable planning for future activities once restrictions are lifted.
- In line with this advice, we regret to announce the cancellation of the following BRC championships: a. SEIB Novice Winter Championships at Arena UK on 28 – 29 March 2020 b. HorseHage and Mollichaff Intermediate Winter Championships at Bury Farm on 24 – 26 April 2020 c. FibreBeet Festival of the Horse Championships at Aston-le-Walls on 30 – 31 May 2020 d. NAF Five Star Horse Trials Championships at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian on 7 – 9 August 2020
With the current 30 June restriction, the first three championships fall under the time frame as detailed above. Whilst the National Horse Trials Championships fall outside of this restriction period, we are mindful that it would leave a very short window in which to hold qualifiers. Various options have been explored with regards to the event format and entry requirements, however, due to the nature of the event, it has not been possible to find a safe and viable way forward.
All championship entries that have been processed for the above cancelled events will be refunded in accordance with our refund policy detailed in Rule G2.3, which is that a 75% refund will be issued. Although our stable bookings are non-refundable, we are aware that this is a very difficult time for our members, and so we have taken the decision to refund all stable bookings in full on this occasion. The team here at HQ will be working to process these as soon as practically possible, however, please do bear with us as this will undoubtedly take some time.
This is a very challenging time for us all and we know that you are understandably worried about the on-going care of your horses. The BHS will be updating their advice and guidance on the common issues we all now face with regards to our equestrian pursuits.
We are aware that the situation is constantly evolving, and we will issue regular communications to keep you informed of any further updates in line with government advice.
The BRC team and committee are extremely disappointed to lose these events as we enjoy running them as much as you all enjoy attending. However, in the current climate, it’s important that we all take the responsible approach.
Entries for Combined Training need to be in this weekend (15th/16th Feb 2020)
Please contact Emma Saul ASAP – email@example.com
Dressage Clinic with Diane Hesketh-Jones Sunday March 8th at Kenton Jones’. Guilsfield. £25 – 45 minute individual lesson £30 – 45 minute group lesson 2/3 riders Great chance to run through dressage tests for our Area Combined Training entries. Names asap to Emma – firstname.lastname@example.org Payment to Dolfor Riding Club via BACS.
COMBINED TRAINING – AREA QUALIFIER
On: 21st March 2020
At: Field House Equestrian Centre, Marchington, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 8NX
Entries before 16th February please.
|11th Feb||Stable Management: Horse Fitness £5||Little Ditches||Rachel|
|15th Feb||SJ League £15||Little Ditches||Rachel|
|16th Feb||AREA entries COMBINED TRAINING
|22nd Feb||QUEST||Radfords||British Dressage|
|25th Feb||SADDLE BALANCE NIGHT & Pilates||Launchpad, Welshpool||Kay|
|7th March||SJ League £15||Little Ditches||Rachel|
|8th March||Dressage Training with Diane Heskith Jones £25 for 45 mins||Caetrysor||Emma|
|12th March||Horse simulator limited spaces £27||Much Wenlock||Kay|
|12th and 13th||BE Accredited Coach Amanda Holloway Flat work and/or SJ £75 to be shared by group
Confidence and Partnerships
|14th March||Sort The Spook £15||Little Ditches||Rachel|
|15th March||Instructor guided SJ at Bow House Comp cost tbc||Bow House||Kay|
|21st March||AREA COMBINED TRAINING
Field House Birch Cross, Marchington, Uttoxeter ST14 8NX
|Fieldhouse, Staffs||Emma/Kay by 16th Feb|
|4th April||RALLY: Confidence Clinic and SJ League £40||Alison’s at Meifod||Kay|
|28th April||GAYNOR COLBOURN Dressage to Music Clinic
Whole package £200
|21st June||AREA OUTDOOR SJ||Radfords||Kay|
|4th or 5th July||AREA HORSE TRAILS||Sommerford||Rachel|
An opportunity for a DRESSAGE TO MUSIC clinic with Gaynor Colbourn
Take a look at https://www.dressagetomusicbygaynorcolbourn.com/
The event will take place at RADFORDS equestrian on APRIL 28th. It is not cheap, but is an opportunity to get your flat work, floor plan and music all sorted. The cost for the whole package is £200 but one you have it, you can compete at DTM competitions including AREA 20. Please let Kay know if you are interested as soon as possible as once again, if we do not have enough interest we will need to cancel.
March 12th and 13th
Brookfield House Garthmyl
A chance to train with BE accredited coach Amanda Holloway
(Please book AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to allow groups to be made and avoid cancellation of the event)
‘Amanda Holloway, née Sivewright, was born in St Ives, Cornwall into the revered Sivewright family who are steeped in equestrian history. Amanda’s Grandmother Pamela Kennedy Ryder-Richardson and parents, Molly and Charles Sivewright were the founder members of the renowned Talland School of Equitation, originally named after Talland Bay in St Ives and with their three daughters were part of producing Talland as a centre of equestrian excellence.
Amanda’s father, a former Colonel in the 11th Hussars, left the army when Amanda was five, and moved his family to Church Farm, Siddington, Cirencester, where they had a dairy herd and a bull, which within a very short time made way for huge numbers of horses, ponies and students galore…! Amanda has fond memories of her Father’s Saturday coaching sessions with their students and weekly Sunday morning inspections…! He was also responsible for building a super cross country course that were Amanda and her siblings ‘playground’. The Sivewrights hosted ‘discussion, training and demonstration days’ at Talland which were well attended by International coaches, judges, trainers and riders right through until her late teens. Amanda is pretty sure she could ride before she could walk and did a lot of lead rein showing when she was very little. Amanda and her siblings schooled all their ponies and horses themselves under the watchful eyes of their mother as well as some of the best coaches and trainers in the world.
Out of a family of five, four have competed Internationally. Amanda’s father was a point to point rider, keen follower of hounds and ran Talland. Amanda’s mother Molly started her riding career showing, hunting, eventing and competing in International dressage. She actively coached up until her sad passing in 2013 and is the author of three hugely sought after equestrian books, “Thinking Riding – Books 1 & 2” and “Lessons on the Lunge for Horse & Rider”. Amanda’s elder sister, Pamela, a former International eventing and dressage rider is a well known Horse & Hound columnist and now runs the family business, Talland. Sarah, Amanda’s younger sister is a former International dressage rider, a coach and qualified equestrian expert witness. ‘
Amanda will be teaching at Brookfield House, Garthmyl on Thursday March 12th and 13th. Lessons can be in small groups which will help to manage pricing. Amanda’s focus is on confidence and partnership and she has an excellent track record and reputation with her clients. Normally based in the Cotswolds this is a rare opportunity to gain from her lifetime of expertise.
Amanda is happy to teach flat work or jumping.
Please book AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to allow groups to be made and avoid cancellation of the event.