January Lessons 2017

Good morning Everyone!

Hope you have had a great Christmas and you are looking forward to a healthy and horsey 2017! Hopefully you have all returned your membership forms and raring for another GREAT year with DRC.

We have some exciting plans for the year ahead and we are kicking off with some training through January to get everyone well prepared for the competition season. We have TUESDAY EVENINGS in January booked at Radfords with Janet Green instructing on the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st between 7 pm and 9 pm. 2 groups available. Please let Kay know as soon as possible as lack of numbers will mean cancellation 😦

We also have Saturday 14th, 21st 28th and 4th Feb booked ( ALL INDOOR SCHOOL) if we have enough interest with Nici Shipp. Again, please let Kay know as soon as you can. kay@bettwslifehouse.org.uk or text 07712649949 or message on FB.

Normal lessons will continue at Jane Tanners on Saturday morning too … book in with Rachel for these please.

Happy Riding!!


Dear All
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 kay@bettwslifehouse.org.uk or text 07712649949
Kind regards
DRC committee

DRESSAGE WEEKEND 10th and 11th December 2016

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.


Set of 3 Lessons with Janet Green at Radfords

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 kay@bettwslifehouse.org.uk using JGLESSON as the Subject line.

Lessons coming up!


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 kay@bettwslifehouse.org.uk for any of the above.

AGM October 2016

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!

AGM 2016

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!

All new,potential & current members welcome <1f44d.png>👍<1f603.png>😃Would be great to see you there to include your ideas of what you would like to do for 2017 🏇<1f434.png>🐴<1f44c.png>👌please let us know if you are attending so we can make sure we have enough wine & cheese 😋
Raffle in aid of Wales Air Ambulance to support the hard work of the ladies in their challenging ride!
Many thanks
DRC Committee

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- onemoodymare@yahoo.co.uk

Vice Chair:   Kay Jones – kayjones68668@gmail.com 07712 649949

Secretary and Dressage:                                                                                                      Maggie Evans FoxyFlora@icloud.com 07870 177296

Treasurer and lessons:

Rachel Jones – rlowen@hotmail.co.uk   07977933137

Please note change of email address!

Jumping & Eventing: –               Polly Owen: pollyowen123@gmail.com 07837 958089

Newsletter:   Honor Arden: honorarden@yahoo.co.uk 07788 460712

Instructor:                                                                                                 Jane Tanner: jane.littleditches@gmail.com 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: patsy_horserider@btinternet.com

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.