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VVRC Raise funds for Brooke at Wynnstay Farmers’ Open Day

Wynnstay Farmers in Oswestry offered VVRC a stall at their Open Day in October and they suggested that we raised money for a charity of our choice.   Committee  chose to support Brooke which provides veterinary treatment to hard working horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest parts of the world and we decided to organise a tombola.
We were delighted with the response from our members when asked for donations and scores of items arrived for our stall.  The top prize was a body massage with one of our members, Vicki Luxmoore who is a Sports Massage Therapist.
Riding Club operated a rota of two hour shifts with two members on each session.  It worked wonderfully well with lots of members popping in to support us and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.
The good news is that we raised £150.00 for Brooke.
Thank you to everyone who gave gifts for the tombola and supported us and of course a huge thank you is due to our shift workers.
Brooke sent me banners and leaflets to hand out  and a box of Brooke pens to sell.  I still have some of these pens left  and hopefully will be able to sell them all at events during the spring and summer.  So if you see me with a bag of pens do please come and buy one.
Thank you, Anne  

Sports Psychology for the Rider

Sports Psychology for the Rider
22nd February 2016

This was an entertaining and informative evening, put on by the club and Ied by BE coach, Elspeth Carr, addressing the issues surrounding our fears and phobias when riding and what techniques we can use to overcome them. A good audience of thirty or so took part in the workshop and Q&A session as well enjoying the hospitality of the Bradford Arms. Elspeth covered the three recognised stages. She went on to looking at visualisation and positive self-talk, and what methods and routines we can adopt to help us stay calm and focused in our riding. We all came away inspired having set targets for both ourselves and our horses. We also raised over £100 for the Brooke Hospital.