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VVRC Camp 2016

Preparations for summer camp started early on in the year with everyone getting excited and planning their packing with key decisions being made between prosecco, beer, gin or in some cases, all 3! Justine assembled her team of help (Emily and Sally) and set about organising the logistics. Quite how she worked out the timetable of rides for the weekend, I will never know, but she managed to sort it so everyone had all the disciplines they wanted over the weekend and none of them clashed.
Camp itself took place at the wonderful venue of Berriewood Farm which boasts all the facilities we could need: roomy stables, 3 large arenas, grass flatwork and show jumping arenas, not forgetting the cross country course. Additional facilities include the RDA room with fridges, freezers and microwave and a new shower block. Luxury!
Twenty seven people arrived and lessons for some kicked off on the Friday afternoon, whilst others went for a hack around the fields or just settled in. Following a massive downpour, which some got caught out in, we had a great supper delivered from the local pub followed by a tricky quiz, which the geeks among us really enjoyed and everyone else remembered why they don’t like quizzes.
Saturday morning arrived without too many hangovers and the show jumping team headed off to compete in the area qualifiers. We had a very sick horse who thank fully made a good recovery after vet treatment. The rest of us had some great lessons with a variety of instructors. Saturday evening saw more food delivered from the local pub following a great talk on basic first aid for your horse. Simon Woods, ably assisted by Cassie, came over and Rupert allowed us to put bandages on his legs and stick Post it notes all over him. What a good boy!
Sunday saw the final day of lessons and then we had to pack up for another year. I think we all had a great weekend and learnt a lot from our instructors. Many thanks to the instructors, who included Paralympic gold medallist Nicola Tustain, as well as our more local instructors: Nicky Shipp, Ticky Fletcher, Janet Green, Kim Webster and Elspeth Carr. Thanks also to Penny from Berriewood who always makes us feel welcome and even found a horse for one rider. Finally, thanks to Martha Lily Photography for these fantastic photos.
Biggest thanks must go to Justine for her organisational skills and she kept the show on the road with a little help from Emily and Sally!

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Horse Monkey

At recent committee meetings we have discussed how we can make the administration of club events easier, both for members and for the organisers running the events. We have elected to trial Horse Monkey for several upcoming events. This is a very popular method of entry and payment and is used by numerous RC’s and PC’s among others.

• There is a simple sign up process which will retain your’s/horses details for use with any events on Horse Monkey.
• You do not need a PayPal account as payment can be made by CC or DC, the choice is yours, it is as easy as doing a bank transfer.
• You will need to enter your VVRC membership number, which will be retained, this will be needed to give you club discounts for example: Cassie’s SJ is £6 for member’s and £7 for non-members, putting your number in will ensure you get the discounted price. Your membership number is on the card issued to you, if you do not have this please contact Sally Evans or myself and we will be happy to give it to you.
• It will not discount subs for clinics, this will be done in the normal way with Anne.
• It will give the organisers of the VVRC clinics and events better information for planning as the information will be produced in a report.
• There will be a link on the VVRC Facebook page to take you to the Horse Monkey site and there will be a link on the VVRC website that when clicked on will show you VVRC active events listed on Horse Monkey.

This will be new to some of you, so I am sure there will be some queries along the way…please do not hesitate to mention these, I personally use Horse Monkey and find it a very easy site to navigate and use.

If you do not have access to the internet, do not worry as although we want to promote this as the preferred method for entries we will take postal or on the day entries.

VVRC Camp 2016

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club Camp

Friday 22nd July – Sunday 24th July

Berriewood Farm, Condover, Shrewsbury SY5 7NN

We have hired the facilities at Berriewood Farm for camp.
This includes:
• stable with straw or small paddock for Friday and Saturday night (there is no reduction if a horse stays only one night)
• Camping/Parking area.
• Use of club room and use of arenas and/or cross country course.
• 1 Clinics on Friday (Extra Cost)
• 2 Clinics on Saturday
• 2 Clinics on Sunday
• Tea/Coffee/Squash will be available
• Saturday Evening Demo – First Aid Practical Session with local Vet
We also hope to arrange some food on both evenings (Cost not included)

The cost of this will be £115 (For the Weekend Fri Eve – Sun) or £55 (for the Day – Sat or Sun)
The instructors for the weekend are: Elspeth Carr, Janet Green, Sally Poppe, Ticky Fletcher & Charlotte Fill
Clinics will be in groups of 3 or more.
If you have any questions please contact Me:-
e-mail: justine.roberts@bt.com
phone: 07790108285
Alternatively you can contact Sally Evans (sally.evans58@yahoo.co.uk) or Emily Jones (emilyjones89@googlemail.com) as they will both be helping me arrange camp.

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club Camp Form 2016

Camp 2015

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club Camp
Friday 10th July – Sunday 12th July
Berriewood Farm, Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY5 7NN

We have hired the facilities at Berriewood Farm for camp.
This includes:
• stable with straw or small paddock for Friday and Saturday night (there is no reduction if a horse stays only one night)
• Camping/parking area.
• Use of club room and use of arenas and/or cross country course.
• 1 Clinics on Friday
• 2 Clinics on Saturday
• 2 Clinics on Sunday
We also hope to provide some entertainment on both evenings:
Garden Games & Pizza Friday Evening (Pizza cost not included)
Demo with Tracy Langley, Totally Balanced Therapy & a Takeaway on Saturday Evening (Takeaway not included)

The cost of this will be £100 (For the Weekend Fri Eve – Sun) or £50 (for the Day – Sat or Sun) (Extra Cost for Friday Lesson)
The instructors selected for the weekend are Elspeth Carr, Kim Webster, Janet Green & Ticky Fletcher
Clinics will be in groups of 3 or more. If you would like a semi\private clinic for 1 or 2 people then please contact me ASAP so this can be accommodated (There may be extra charge)

If you have any questions please contact me:-
e-mail: justine.roberts@bt.com OR hj.1@hotmail.co.uk OR megs-88@hotmail.com
phone: 07790108285 OR 07530142523

complete the attached form by 30th April

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club Camp 2015