Flat work, pole or jumping lessons are being held every Saturday at Little Ditches in Churchstoke. Instruction by Jane Tanner. If you’d like to attend please contact Rachel Jones on 07977933137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On December 10th and 11th we will be holding a DRESSAGE IMPROVEMENT weekend at the indoor school at Brithdir Equestrian, Guilsfield. You will be able to have 4, 1 hour ( shared with one other) person sessions over Saturday and Sunday , which will hopefully allow you to really see improvement by the end of the weekend. Nikki Shipp is instructing and we will hope to have some video sessions incorporated into the weekend to help us analyse our way of riding and the horses way of going. Nikki will help you to look at the way you ride your test and some tricks of the trade to help pick up this vital few marks.
Lunch of hot soup and rolls will be provided ( or similar) and we can perhaps arrange some evening pub outing if anyone was interested. Cost £100 for the weekend.
Brighten up your winter with a bit of dressage indulgence. Please contact Kay on email@example.com or text 07712649949
A chance to really improve you and your horses way of going with an hours session (shared with one other) both morning and afternoon on both days. Instructor Nikki Shipp is excellent and working with you and your horses capabilities to really get the best results. This intense weekend is an excellent opportunity to make a leap forward with your flat work progress. Open to everyone from very novice to experienced, but LIMITED places so please email kay @bettwslifehouse.org.uk to reserve your space. COST: £100 for the weekend.
AT BRITHDIR EQUESTRIAN, Guilsfield. SY219DJ
Starting on the 8th November, 15th November and 22nd November.
£15 per session ( no concessions this time sorry…indoor school comes at a price!) It is possible to just book in for one, two or all three.
1st lesson starting at 6.30 pm. Can be flat work or jumping.
Please let Kay know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org using JGLESSON as the Subject line.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Series of 3 evening sessions with Janet Green at Radfords Equestrian (indoor), starting at 6.30 pm on TUESDAY 8th November. Flat, poles or jump lessons..just let me know and I will try to organise small groups to suit. 8th, 15th and 22nd NOVEMBER
Sunday 22nd November: Nikki Shipp Training afternoon at Radfords Equestrian(indoor)
Saturday/Sunday 26th 27th NOVEMBER INTENSE DRESSAGE weekend. Have a lesson in the morning and afternoon on both days and really get a grip on your progress. Venue and instructor to be confirmed but please express an interest. Evening meal to be a shared social event, to discuss ideas and progress.
Names below OR email email@example.com for any of the above.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the AGM at Chruchstoke on Monday. We had a good turnout and the new committee was nominated and agreed. CHAIR: Kay Jones, SECRETARY: Maggie Evans, TREASURER: Rachel Jones in interim ( we need to find a replacement for this very busy lady) Others on committee: Jane Tanner, Laura Pell, Gaynor Williams, Nikki Anderson, Polly Owen, Eluned Tibbot. Honor Arden is retiring off the committee due to commitments. She will be HUGELY missed for her contributions to organisation and the newsletter which she did such a fabulous job on. From this point on, news and events will be shared via Facebook, the web page and text round robins. Hoping to see you all at some RC event very soon!
A series of THREE evening lessons at RADFORDS INDOOR ARENA on TUESDAY 8th, 15th and 22nd of November 2016 with Janet Green Instructing. Starting at 6.30 pm. Flat, Pole work or Jumping…its up to you!! Names to Kay asap please.
AGM Monday 24th October starting at 7pm at the Community Hall,Churchstoke followed by a wine & cheese tasting quiz! ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND THEN THE FUN BEGINS!
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.
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.
Chair Nikki Anderson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Kay Jones – email@example.com 07712 649949
Secretary and Dressage: Maggie Evans FoxyFlora@icloud.com 07870 177296
Treasurer and lessons:
Rachel Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org 07977933137
Please note change of email address!
Jumping & Eventing: – Polly Owen: email@example.com 07837 958089
Newsletter: Honor Arden: firstname.lastname@example.org 07788 460712
Instructor: Jane Tanner: email@example.com 07506 943935
Vyrnwy Valley V Dolfor RC
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
I’m not going to deny it….. a few days before camp, my head was spinning with logistical dilemma’s and I couldn’t quite work out how the puzzle was going to come together. But how wrong I was! Camp was FANTASTIC and such a pleasant and social occasion!
Friday night kicked off with a hack round the lanes, woods and farm, which was much enjoyed by all who went. We had various terrains and challenges to keep us on our toes but all landed back at base in one piece and ready for supper. Catering manager, Maggie Evans, stepped up to the challenge and produced a fantastic BBQ supper for not only campers but club members too who came along for the social. There was much laughter and reminiscing (helped along by a small amount of wine!).
Saturday was the start of more formal lessons. We had 3 working areas: the arena, the show jumping course on grass and ‘Cavaletti Corner’. Instructors, Nikki Shipp, Janet Green and Jane Tanner took their respective victims, and attempted to whip them into shape! New member Cat, had a beginners session on Bob ( not known for his generosity to learners) but all was well and Cat has confessed to now truly having the riding bug!
Then there was Liz, Maggie, Claudia, Kay, Ade, Meg, Jas and Lucy who were all on board doing various activities. …from some excellent show jumping to piaffe through Cavaletti. Gaynor, whose horse was unwell, took the ride on Princess Holly in the morning while Kay attempted to ride her new bay babe, Nutmeg. Having had a foal last year and lulled into a sense of retirement, poor Nutmeg has had a rude awakening.
Catering manager excelled herself again with a fantastic lunch of chilli and rice. Yummmmy!
In the afternoon we were also joined by Camilla ( and Dougie!!) and Gaynor who took over the ride on Bob the Cob! The Bob and Archie show, after lunch was excellent entertainment value with Bob actually proving that you don’t need to be no fancy warmblood to produce some rather excellent elevation in your trot! Well ridden Mrs Williams! And Meg and Archie were as nimble as sprites through the Cavaletti ( although Archie still thinks he was show jumping!
Adrian and Lucy were doing some focused jumping over corners and skinny’s and making it look very easy. Camilla brought Bambi, a horse she has done well with so far in the dressage league. Camilla told us ‘Rowland says it hasn’t got much jump’ In the words of a New Zealander…..” YEAH,RIGHT!” I suppose its all relative and compared to Big Star, she may not be Rio bound, but she would put up a good demo in most places! Well done Camilla for sitting tight on what must have felt like orbit on occasions! Vicky, stole her mare back of Mum and had a good jump session too, full of the enthusiasm and the confidence of youth. … and all of that after a morning training in Birmingham for the Welsh athletics squad!! ( in AWE!!).
Having packed our ponies to bed, some of us dragged ourselves, under severe protest, to the Nags Head for supper. It was a chore, but hey ho, someone had to go! 😉
Sunday morning we started with two new campers: Rachel and Laura, who had successfully persuaded Paul to look after TWO babies!! Brave man and well done girls…you must have made some very tempting promises!! Both horses went well and the ladies went home happy. The rest of us mounted our steeds and had a great morning. New arrivals in the afternoon were Karen and Glen who had a lovely post lunch session ( another culinary production of magnificence!) in gorgeous weather. Finishing up, Kay and Claudia tackled some mini jumping in the field ( OH THE BRAVERY!). Special mention should go to Lucy, for extreme sympathy for a nervous aged woman, and agreeing to be a very efficient water ( vodka!?!) boy. THANK YOU! Maggie and Vicky had a fab flat lesson with Jan and Ade did some technical grids to round off the day.
WHAT A FANTASTIC CAMP!! Thank you to EVERYONE who came, to the bbq, to ride and to watch!! Special SPECAIL thanks go to Maggie for fab food management and also to SARAH BOWKER for some amazing photos! PLEASE support her and buy a couple. Also MAhOOSIVE thanks to our gorgeous instructors Janet Green, Nikki Shipp and Jane Tanner! #topoftheirgame
Already I am looking forward to the next one!!!! GO DOLFOR RC!!! Truly a LOVELY bunch of people.