Guilsfield Show

Did you know there is a VVRC Equitation Class for BRC members in the Ridden Horse class at Guildfield show on the 13th August?

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club Equitation Class. Open to members of any Riding Club. To be judged as an all-round riding club horse and rider combination, not as a showing class. Competitors may be asked to show their membership card.
Horses Guilsfield Show

Spring Show Jumping Report

Hello Show Jumping Lovelies,
show jumpnig team
Firstly, slightly un-show jumping related, I’d like to thank everyone who came to the VVRC Social Evening! It was amazing that so many of you came along to eat pizza and reflect on what you want and how we, as Discipline Co-Ordinators, can best support you. I have now written up all the profiles people completed on the night. The information has also been passed on to the other Co-Ordinators so hopefully we can provide the training and support that you would most benefit from. If anyone else who could not make the social evening would like to complete a profile then please let me know ?

The basics of the profile: The profile is intended to help you to identify what is important for your, and your horses’, development, and what we can do to help you achieve this. We hope to be able to use this information to plan training and events with the aim of enabling you to enjoy and develop your partnership with your horse.

Back to show jumping…

We’ve just had our first training session and lots of lovely ladies came along ? unfortunately there was a slight mix up (too many blondes I think?!) and I ended up teaching! Thank you everyone for being so fab and it was a lot of fun teaching you all! It was amazing to see close hand how much some of you have progressed since last year! I came away very excited about my future teams ?

The next show jumping training will be on 4th June with Mark McCourt. Mark was selected to be an Elite Coach by the British Equestrian Federation, and was one of two to be selected and will work with Yogi Breisner (leader for the Coach Development World Class Programme). He can give lessons individually or in groups of three. Please let me know if you’re interested and whether you’d like a lesson individually or in a group. Price will depend upon your choice, but remember you get a subsidy if you do your help day for VVRC!! If you could identify preferred afternoon / evening times too that would be very helpful and I’ll do my best to put you in at a suitable slot. This is being organised through Lynn Lewis who very kindly let me know about Mark – thank you Lynn!

Also, please let me know if you have any ideas or preferences on future instructors – I’m very interested to hear your thoughts!

Hope to see you all soon,

Kat ?

FOTH 2015

We had a great response from members wanting to take part in the Festival of the Horse qualifier at Llanymynech. We had 10 members taking part, from the 80 through to the 100cm

Kat Morgan was 1st to go, going individually in the 100, Kat & Davies set the day up well for us by going double clear. then it was the turn of the 90’s teams, Team 1 Katie Ellis, Meg Davies, Vicky Robson & Sam Davies, Katie again had a great 2 rounds, going clear, Vicky went really well, & Meg & Sam had an let’s say “Eventful day!” Unfortunately no team placing. Then team 2 was Rachel Wooley who had a great XC round, Katie who again went double clear, Charlotte Saunders had a return to eventing & had 2 great rounds, & Elspeth who again flew round both courses. They were just out of the placings coming 7th.
Gina Williams went individually in the 80, not having done anything like this before & had a whale of a time, just 1 little blip, but otherwise flawless!
Big thank you to our volunteers, Claire Owen, Lucy & Laura Smith. They were there for the whole day so that our members could take part, many thanks as without you, we are not able to compete in area qualifiers.
I hope this may spur more members to take part in area qualifiers, as its great fun & a great way to meet other members. We put on training events beforehand, & try & squeeze in a social night too!
The next area competition is at Llanymynech again on June 21st, which is the Horse Trials, please contact Sam if you want to take part by May 27th at the very latest.


Terry’s First Show Jumping Competition of 2015

First of Terrys Jumping Competitions
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In case you missed it we had the first of Terrys jumping for 2015 at Radfords. We had a really mixed group of competitors, with member’s new members and non-members all jumping the various classes.

The clear round went down really well, from lead rein riders to those just wanting to warm up. A few riders I spoke to afterwards said it massively prepared them for the first class, even if it was just to learn the course! The first two classes the 60 and 70cm were popular and we had a lovely flowing single phase course built by Elspeth. The 80 was mainly non-members, but one member that plucked up the courage at the last minute and cruised round to finish 5th was Babs Williams riding Tara.
terry sj may 2015 90cm lead rein clear round

We had 7 competitors for the new accumulator class, which unfortunately didn’t include any members. The fences ranged from 70cm to a solid 1m upright and was highly competitive but really good fun – The top two jumping either lots of the smaller fences or a few of the bigger ones and it was very close – so no matter what height you jump at usually, its tactical riding and determination not just height that counts! Especially as it was won by a 13h pony!

The 80cm open saw a more challenging course that seemed to go down well. The 90 and 1m classes just had the one member entering, which was Louise with her horse Raffi who finished 3rd in both classes.

The best turned out also went down well and was a nice surprise for competitors to get a rosette for making the effort especially if they hadn’t been placed. Anne had ordered us some lovely new rosettes that lots of people commented on.

We had a fantastic team of helpers who also seemed to have a good day – Babs, Sophie, Sian, Jess, Sara, Zoe, Jo and Justine and Elspeth who helped the night before. As well as non-members Simon and Katie.

We also had a photographer for all classes including the clear round – you can view the photos by searching DnA photography on Facebook.

I’ve heard that a few members are worried about the change of the show jumping schedule – but those mem-bers that did attend really enjoyed it. If you are worried that maybe it looks too serious or competitive, it real-ly isn’t and the clear round is an excellent way to come and practice and get you ready for the first class as the course stays the same and you can put the fences set at any height you like. So hopefully next time we can have a few more members, especially in the classes after lunch (I know there are plenty of members jumping 90/1m… so no excuses) and it’s a great way for those riders that compete in area to practice too! I am currently thinking of more ways to persuade you to come!

Here are the results for the points league

Class One – 60cm
Molly Allen and Evidence First – 6 points (2nd)
Paul Cartwright and Rouge – 3 points (5th)
Becky King and Eddie – 2 points (6th)
Ali Harper and Jack – 1 point
Heather Jones and Flicka -1 point
Zoe Chamberlain and Douglas – 1 Point
Paula Jefferson and Lilly – 1 point
Wendy Gartry and Clive – 1 point

Class Two – 70cm
Heather Jones and Flicka 3 points – 5th
Molly Allen and Evidence First 1 point
Nic Newby and Cash – 1 point

Class Three
Babs Williams and Tara – 3 points (5th)

Class Four & Five
No Members entered
Class Six – 90cm
Louise and Raffi – 5 points (3rd)
terry sj may 2015 90cm prize giving
Class Seven – 1m
Louise and Raffi – 5 points (3rd)

Best turned out riding club member’s –
Becky King – 10 points
Sian Williams – 10 points
Sophie Williams – 10 points

The next show is on Saturday 6th June again at Radfords. Hope to see you then.

Prize Giving 2015

Prize giving

Rosettes and trophies for members who did well in 2014

The evening started with members raising their glasses to members of committee and official helpers who have done a huge amount of work with organising clinics and competitions and training for our members.

Special rosettes were awarded to three ‘special members’ who have been extremely helpful last year.

Sara Wright who has done an amazing job with running camp on her own, also for being in charge of our web site and publicity – what a star she is.

Zoe Chamberlain who has worked many long days doing her First Aid bit for us – she also is a star.

Meg Evans whose brain child it was to run and organise the ‘Buddy System’ of helpers and she is also running the Quadrille training sessions.

Best General Member Awards
Members get one point for every activity which they attend – but this does not include competitions as they have their own awards.

1. Jeanette Barnes and Heather Jones – they share the trophy
2. Helen Clark
3. Katherine Hayward
4. Rosemarie Williams
5. Carol Kynaston
6. Tara McDermott

In House Dressage Awards
1. Sally Evans who received a trophy
2. Meg Evans
3. Anne Roberts
4. Jo Nunnerley

Best Area Dressage Rider Award
Tara McDermott who received a trophy

Terry’s In House Show Jumping Awards
1. Mollie Allen who received a lovely cup in memory of Terry
2. Alice Newby
3. Paula Jefferson
4. Tara McDermott
5. Jo Waters

Best Overall Competitive Rider Awards
This award is calculated on member’s placings at In House and Area competitions
1. Kat Morgan who received a trophy
2. Sam Davies
3. Charlotte Jones
4. Sally Poppe
5. Tara McDermott

Trophies were also awarded to five members who WON or came 2nd in their section at Area and therefore qualified for the Riding Club National Championships
Charlotte Jones who won her class at Area Open Show Jumping
Kat Morgan who won her section at Area Horse Trials
Sally Poppe who won her section at Area Horse Trials
Sam Davies who came 2nd in her section at Area Horse Trials
Tara McDermott who came 2nd in her class at Area Dressage to Music

Well Done Everyone

Show Jumping Eligibility

Show Jumping Schedule
Hi all, please note, the schedule recently sent out indicates that there is a BE limit to the intermediate SJ, please be aware that there is NO points limit for BE for the intermediate show jumping.
If you have any queries re eligibility, Eligibility tables for all disciplines (Horse and Rider) are on pages 73 & 74 of the rule book. The rule book is downloadable from the BRC website, free of charge.
If you have any queries re any of the schedules recently sent out, please raise them with the Area committee in the first instance.
Please see attached.
Eligibility Tables
Peter Booth
Hon Jt Secretary A20