Inter-Club Showjumping Competition

Hello show jumpers!

Well done everyone who jumped today at the finale of Terry’s show jumping! And a BIG well done to Cassie who did a fantastic job of organising and running the event!

Please find attached the poster for the Interclub Show Jumping competition on 18th October: Vyrnwy Vs Dolfor! There’s classes and heights for EVERYONE and you earn points for your club just by participating! If you’d like to come along but not jump that’s great – we’ll have tea and cake as well as jumping πŸ™‚ The aim is for it to be a fun day that everyone can get involved in on their trusty steeds πŸ™‚

If you have any questions feel free to email me or message me on Facebook!

Really hope to see lots of you there!

Kat x

inter club sj

BHS Safety Conference

The 2015 BHS Safety Conference is taking place on 15 September. The conference aims to meet a spectrum of needs irrespective of your interest or involvement in the equestrian field.

The conference takes place at the Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus, Hertfordshire. This year it focusses completely on ’Fire’ and its implications on all areas of equestrian life from stable, transport and at events. Presentations will come from over 10 members of the fire service, each with expertise in different areas, plus a further presentation by Professor Josh Slater MRCVS who will look at the impact on the horse itself.

Safety Conf Flyer

The fire service team will be led by Station Fire Officer Jim Green who has international recognition for his support of all equestrians safety from transport to stable.

Tickets are still available at Β£30.00 for a full day at the Conference including lunch and will include a copy of Guidelines for Fire Safety in Equine & Agricultural Premises, by Harry Paviour for each delegate. (worth over Β£30)

Please contact for further details, or call 02476 840563 to speak to a member of the Safety team or take a look at the following link.

VVRC Summer Dressage Leagues Leader Board

VVRC August leader board, one leg to go

1. Patsy Pyke – Henry 46
2. Anne Roberts – Millie 36
3. Ali Harper – Jack 34
4. Wendy Gartry – Clive 32
5. Sally Evans – Sirius 24.
6. Sue Higgins – A A Rose 24.5

Paula Jeffires – Lily 23
Babs Williams – Tara 19
Jane Yorke – Lindford 14
Sue Jones – Pebbles 14
Emma Dunscombe – Squirrel 14
Jo Waters- Annie 12
Tara McDermott –Randy 12
Justine Roberts – Alton 11.5
Katherine Hayward – Honey 11
Helen Clarke – Nicky 11
Heather Jones-Flicka 9
Ali Harper – Donovan 8
Sara Wright – Augusto 8
Nicola Garcia- Fugo 8
Sam Shaw Davies – Molly 8
Felicity Warner – Ginger Ninja 7
Jeanette Barnes – Ted 6
Jackie Harrison – Killian 6
Teresa Jones – Jack 6
Irene Gill – Mikey 6
Meg Evans – Mac 5
Meg Davies – Rio 5
Charlotte Saunders 5
Helen Clarke- Nicky 5
Meg Evans – Charlie 5
Shirley Jones – Tango 5
Kate Davies- Miri 5
Tara McDermott – Neddy 4
Laura Smith – Jack 3
Carol Kynaston- Cel 2.5
Cassie James – Patch Curtis 2
Nicole Bartholomew 1

Points are awarded as follows:
1st 7, 2nd 6, 3rd 5, 4th 4, 5th 3, 6th 2, Completing 1

August Leg VVRC Summer Dressage League Results

Results from the August leg of VVRC’s Summer Dressage League. Many thanks to Jo Woodcock for her excellent judging and great feedback to competitors, and to Katherine Davies of Brithdir E.C for the use of their fabulous venue:

Intro B.
1st Ali Harper and Jack
2nd Irene Gill and Mikey.
3rd Helen Clark and Nicky….
4th Tara McDermott and Neddy
5th Babs Williams and Tara
6th Heather Jones and Flicka

Prelim 7
1st Justine Roberts and Alton
2nd Anne Roberts and Millie
3rd Ali Harper and Jack
4th Babs Williams and Tara
5th Felicity Warner and Ginger Ninja
6th Cassie James and Patch Curtis

Prelim 14
1st Emma Dunscombe and Squirrel
2nd Sally Evans and Sirius
3rd Wendy Gartry and Clive
4th Felicity Warner and Ginger Ninja
5th Patsy Pyke and Henry
6th Paula Jeffreson and Lily.

Nov 27
1st Emma Dunscombe and Squirrel
2nd Sally Evans and Sirius
3rd Patsy Pyke and Henry
4th Tara McDermott
5th Wendy Gartry and Clive
6th Laura Smith and Jack

BHS Participation Project

Dear Affiliated British Riding Club

Come and be part of the new BHS Participation Project!

The BHS are running a project in conjunction with the BEF and Sport England to get more people riding and participating at and with their local affiliated riding club, BHS Approved centre, livery yard or registered instructor.

The project has been set up following an extremely successful pilot project, which ran the Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate (EHKC) and Progressive Riding Test (PRT) courses, we are now in the position to roll this out nationally. The aim is to create an informal community through BHS Approved Livery Yards, Riding Centres, British Riding Clubs and Centres, providing horse owners with access to a network of advice, knowledge and education, enabling them to gain confidence and ride more frequently. By creating a community, participants will also become more involved in social activities with like-minded people.

Although this project is mainly aimed at people 26 years and over, it is open to all people, of all ages wishing to become more involved, gain a qualification or just increase their confidence to help them pursue new ways of enjoying horses.

We are encouraging our Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate (EHKC), Progressive Riding Tests (PRT) and the Riding School Certificate of Competence, but activities such as Pilates for riders, yoga, zumba, circuit training, rallies and camps anything that gets people participating and enjoying themselves with horses.

Any centre/club who is interested in running a course will be provided with a toolkit which contains useful books and posters to help get the courses up and running. Any participant who attends one of the courses being run as part of the participation project will also received a tailored toolkit to assist them to get started on their course. The BHS have waived any registration/certification fees for EHKC and PRT courses.

I have attached some FAQ’s that will explain in a bit more detail what is involved and the benefits of being part of the project.

Please have a read of the attached information and if you think that the project is of interest to you, please get in touch and we are more than happy to give you a ring or come out and explain the project in more detail.

BRC Approved Clubs and Centres interested in joining the project contact us:
β€’ North, Ireland, Wales and Scotland – Becky Lindley, or 07773 043103
β€’ South, East and Midlands – Michelle Davis, or 07773 043112
Many thanks

Participation Project FAQ’s