Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and Prize Giving last night.
Some interesting discussions about the club and what we want to do in the future, election of the new committee and lots of fun prize giving and, most importantly, chips! What more could a person ask for?
Well done to all of you who got a rosette (aren’t they gorgeous?), and a special thanks to Maureen Coxon for making the prize giving and photos much more fun! Took me a while to work out the best setting on the camera but there are some that really made me laugh!
look out for the minutes if you weren’t able to attend
Area 20 Show Jumping
This year area show jumping was at Radford’s.
Unfortunately, the date clashed with lots of other things, but we were super lucky to have the wonderful Rita and marvellous Max to jump for us in the 80cm qualifiers.
Here is Rita receiving her show jumping award from Anne.
Sunday 10th November 2019 saw a small group of members attend the brand-new Cavalier Centre to have a go on the mechanical horse. The Cavalier Centre is a new RDA facility near Much Wenlock with an indoor 70m x 30m arena, an outdoor arena and an all-weather track, providing facilities for disabled people of all ages to take part in therapeutic riding, vaulting, hippotherapy (physiotherapy on horseback) and carriage driving.
Patsy Pyke was our instructor and I think it’s true to say we all enjoyed our session very much. We started off with some exercises to improve our posture. This, whilst the horse was walking, trotting and cantering. Then we had to do other exercises to show we were secure in the saddle – doing transitions both up and down whilst holding a ball on a flat board and not losing it!! Finally, we all had a go at trying to ride a simulated dressage test – the horse was a little hard to master to start with but I think most of us got there in the end. I have to say I find the real thing easier to steer!!
We also managed to have a little look around the new centre established for the RDA. The arena is fabulous and all the other facilities superb. A huge thank you to Patsy for her enthusiasm and instruction. All the instructing she does is voluntary so all the monies paid go straight to the running of the centre. Thank you to Patsy, also to those who came; Meg, Sue B, Kat, Gaynor, and Jackie H.