September 2016 newsletter




Where Has The Time Gone?

What happened to the summer? The shows are over, the horses slipping their coats and the nights are drawing in at an alarming rate. Please be aware our next Dressage League for September will be held alongside the Inter Club Challenge at Rhos Farm , Guilsfield…please express your interest asap…all points will add to your tally for the league.


What’s Coming Up This Month

17th Inter Club Dressage (incorporating DRC Dressage League) Rhos Farm, Guilsfield See attached schedule an entry form. Contact Maggie ASAP please.

16th, 17th, 18th Hacking Out in the Rainbow Trails. A three day riding experience in the Dyfnant Forest riding the Rainbow Trails and surrounding bridleways. There is an opportunity to stay over in the Forest or you can just pick and choose which day or days you take part in. We are very lucky to be able to use the RT club house and corrals for this. There is no charge for the riding part but I would ask for donations please, (to be divided between the Cross Wales Ride and the Rainbow Trails). There will be a small charge for evening meals and breakfast for anyone wanting to stay over. If you are interested in taking part in any or all of this please get in touch ASAP as places are going quickly. Contact Honor for more information on this. The members whose names I have will received email details of the agenda once I’ve got the newsletter out the way!


20th-25th Cross Wales Ride The slightly revised itinerary is looking fab: Day 1 Glyngwyn – Aberbran (29K), Day 2 Aberbran – Erwood (35K), Day 3 Erwood – New Radnor (32K) , Day 4 New Radnor – Lloyney (26K) and finally Day 5 Lloyney – Maggie’s Place (Curney Farm) 16K.

We have a mixture of B&B and camping organised, corals planned at each venue and a trip to the local pub most evenings. All we need now is some fine – not too hot weather.

25th ‘Welcome Home’ simple three course buffet style lunch at the Curney (by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Davis) to celebrate the finish of the ride. Contact Honor so a ticket can be reserved for you and I can get some idea of numbers for catering! Tickets will be £10 (X Wales Riders and children donations please) with profits going to the Ride fund. Remember this is in aid of the Welsh Air Ambulance and the DRC (85% and 15% respectively) so please do your best to support this.



8th Rally

10th Social at the Nags Head Garthmyl 7pm

16th Inter Club Show Jumping Challenge against Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club. Please let Maggie know if you are interested in this.

17th Area 20 Novice S-J entries due for competition on the 13th November.


RAF Hi Viz is on order and we are waiting for the order to be delivered.

Thursday and Saturday Lessons. If you would like pole and gridwork lessons contact Maggie. Watch the Facebook page for more information.

The committee will start thinking about next year’s Planner shortly, if you have any suggestions for anything you would like included in it please let any member of the committee know. Remember it is YOUR club.

Committee Members

Chair Nikki Anderson-

Vice Chair:   Kay Jones – 07712 649949

Secretary and Dressage:                                                                                                      Maggie Evans 07870 177296

Treasurer and lessons:

Rachel Jones –   07977933137

Please note change of email address!

Jumping & Eventing: –               Polly Owen: 07837 958089

Newsletter:   Honor Arden: 07788 460712

Instructor:                                                                                                 Jane Tanner: 07506 943935



Vyrnwy Valley V Dolfor RC

Dressage Challenge


Rhos Farm Equestrian

(by kind permission of Richard & Susan Burgoyne)

Saturday September 17th

Judge: Lynn Lewis

Superb rosettes 1 – 6 in all classes

Start 10:00 Finish approx. 15:30


1 Intro B 2009 4 Prelim 13 2006
2 Intro C 5 Nov 27 2007
3 Prelim 1 2006 6 Novice 34 2009

All tests can be called from B or E – please arrange for a caller beforehand.

Please note: Warm up in the outdoor arena 10 minutes before time allotted for the first of each group of five riders

(Indoor school and grass field also available).

Points to be awarded 6 -1 for each class plus 1 pt to all horses entered.



Entry form

Only two classes to be entered by each horse/rider combination at not below the level competing during Summer 2016.

Entry fee £10 per class (£8 HC if time allows).

Class Rider Horse RC Club Entry fee

Entries close Tuesday Sept 13th (cheques must accompany made out to VVRC).

Your Email address:


Entries are accepted under the BRC 2016 Rules and it is the responsibility of all entering to familiarize and comply                           with those rules and conditions – please ensure you are ready for your allocated warm up time and your test time.

VVRC may make entries through ‘horse monkey’ but please also email your entry to:

All other entries: Patsy Pyke, Ffawnog, Llaithddu, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. LD1 6YS

Mobile: 07521 029491

Times will be posted to your email address, fb or text on Wednesday evening, September 14th

Please arrive by the back entrance (will be signed off Guilsfield road) and leave by the front.

Only horses actually entered for the inter-club competition may be ridden in the warm up areas. Please pick up all droppings.


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