Presented by Liz and Emma Launder who very kindly offered to come and give our members an insight into the work they do.
Liz, who is an osteopath and rehabilitation specialist at Osteopathy for Horse and Rider focused on the influence of balance, stability and postural control on riding capability and explained how fitness and core stability interact to increase control of posture.
She went on to explain how this affects fatigue and the impact on the horse’s way of going.
It was very interesting to listen to Liz share her experience and knowledge; she works regularly at Hartpury College with riders from all disciplines and shared some of the work she has done with event rider Jonty Evans.
Emma, who runs ESL Remedial sports therapy and rehabilitation, spoke about a range of exercises and activities that can improve posture in riders. She also spoke about how she can help those dealing with poor posture, limited range of movement and pain caused by sports or exercise and focused particularly on riders.
The whole presentation was very informative and builds on what some of us have working on in our rider core strength and fitness classes with Emily.
We hope to follow this up with some sessions with Liz and Emma focusing on posture and biomechanics on and off our horses.
Also,thanks to a small donation from all that attended, we raised £40 for The Brooke.
Once again we were invited to Wynnstay Oswestry Open Day and for a second time we chose to run a tombola.
Riding Club members were very generous with all the gifts they gave and we thank you all so much for your generosity.
We had a slow start to the day with our tombola and then in the afternoon it became very busy.
A team of members gave their time to help out and we all had a lot of fun.
Most of the prizes were won and at the end of the day we just had a few left for next year.
Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day and to everyone who supported us.
The good news is that we raised £200.00 from the tombola to which I added £100.00 from goods which I had been selling for the Brooke – so £300.00 was sent to the Brooke to support the good work they do with horses, donkeys and mules.
On Friday April 6th we ran a pub-style quiz with food and a bar to raise money for the club and Air Ambulance. Once again, you all came through with fantastic support and the evening was a huge success! I can’t thank you all enough for coming along and bringing your friends and families.
It was a lot of hard work and wouldn’t have been possible without everyone helping to cook food, help write quiz questions, take money on the door, serve behind the bar, serve food, set up the hall and clear away afterwards. So thank you everyone, I won’t mention names as I will forget someone, but you know who you are and hopefully you know you were hugely appreciated!
We had nearly 60 people forming about 10 teams and we had a total of 8 question rounds with a yummy food break in the middle! The winning team were ‘Pieces of Eight’ who received their prize of a box of chocolates (some of which found their way into my tummy!)
We managed to raise a fantastic total of £450 and will be donating £150 to Air Ambulance so thank you once again for all those who supported on the night and due to the success we might be making it a regular fundraiser for the club.