Here are the results from our Fun and Friendly Show Jumping Competition last weekend.
Well done to everyone that took part!
Our next Fun and Friendly Show Jumping Competition is 7th May
1st Paula Jeffreson
2nd Lynn Bird
3rd Amanda Hopwood
1st Amanda Hopwood
2nd Paula Jeffreson
3rd Lynn Bird (this might be the wrong way round…..sorry….)
2nd Elspeth Carr
3rd Kerry (Dolfer)
1st Elspeth Carr
2nd Kerry (Dolfer)
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.
Our Christmas dressage competition that was open to both VVRC and ORC members was a great success! it was lovely to see everyone looking very festive.
All competitors, negotiated dressage tests with tinsel, bells and Christmas trees with very few spooks!
Thank you to our judge and helpers and a big thank you to all who brought lovely food and mulled wine for us to enjoy.
The best fancy dress went to Joanne Micklethwaite and Kate and the runner up was Lucy Walker and Boots
Arena Eventing Championships
11 – 13th March at Washbrook Farm, Aston Le Walls, NN11 6RT
Novice Winter Championships
26 – 27 March at Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, NG32 2EF
Intermediate Winter Championships
22 – 24th April at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, LU7 9BT
Combined Challenge Championships
21 – 22nd May at Washbrook Farm, Aston Le Walls
5 – 7 August at Swalcliffe Park, Grange Farm, Swalcliffe, Banbury, OX15 5EX
3 – 4 September at Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. LN2 2NA
Hello VVRC Members!
We have a Facebook page just for VVRC members.
We hope the page will foster a community spirit amongst our members, and will give you an opportunity to share news, information, photos etc. relating to your equine adventures and the club in a friendly, private environment.
Either search Facebook for Vyrnwy Valley RC Members Group or click this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/2763031430386094/ and request to join..
You will be asked to confirm you are a paid up member and that you will abide by the rules of the group and, once your request has been accepted you will be able to share stuff with other VVRC members and you’ll also get more information related to the club and BRC that we wouldn’t share on the public Facebook page, like information about members only clinics, socials etc.
The page is only available to paid up members of VVRC, and once your subs are paid you will receive an e-mail asking you to join (optional of course).
If you’ve already paid your subs and can’t wait for the e-mails then search for Vyrnwy Valley RC Members Group and request to join!
Your Vyrnwy Valley RC Members Group Admins are Caroline, Kat, Meg and Sara
The in-house Summer Dressage League started with the April competition and has successfully run in May and June too.
It has been good to see our club members and their lovely horses out competing again. We have had successful days and we thank our judges and all our helpers who made the days possible.
We run two dressage leagues, a summer league and a winter league. Also included in the league competition will be the ROR competitors.
Radford’s has proved to be a popular venue for our competitions and we have been lucky enough to book it for the rest of the year on the following dates:
Summer League dates
Sunday 4th July
Saturday 21st August
Sunday 19th September
The points for the League are calculated as for British Dressage:
60.00 – 61.99% 1 point
62.00 – 63.99% 2 points
64.00 – 65.99% 3 points
66.00 – 67.99% 4 points
68.00 – 69.99% 5 points
70.00 – 71.99% 6 points
We have some members competing at the BRC Summer Area Dressage competition soon. Please contact Janet Warner/Maureen Coxon if you are interested in representing the club or hearing more about future area competitions.
We look forward to a successful year of in-house dressage competitions aimed at all levels from introductory level to Elementary level, so come and have a go. It is very relaxed with lots of encouragement.
Once again, thank you to our judges and helpers. Without you we would not be able to run these events.
Maureen Coxon/Janet Warner
Berriewood welcomed us back for Camp 2021.
All their excellent facilities were available to us, including a BE level cross country course, show jumping and dressage arenas, farm ride and all modern conveniences for horse and human.
The camping field, with nearby hard standing for horse boxes, was the focal point for socialising and the first team challenge was to erect a marquee, kindly lent by Amanda, which fortunately wasn’t needed much as the weather stayed mainly dry during daytime.
The weekend was packed with activities. We managed to lose a few people on the Woodland Quiz ride and raise some eyebrows at the sight of us sprawling on the grass in variously attempted Pilates poses!
(and that was before the first bottle was uncorked!) An excellent dressage demonstration from Emma Wooliscroft’s students rounded off Saturday when we were joined by more VVRC friends for a delicious dinner provided by the local Fox Inn.
The highlight of course were the riding lessons, led by four excellent instructors familiar with the club.
These went off with few mishaps – if we don’t count a horse who returned from the XC ahead of his rider and my mare’s hormonal “victory” bucking during lessons! Only the thought of May with her camera at the ready (and the neck strap courtesy of Sian) kept me in the saddle! Much was learned and confidence boosted.
In our post-COVID world Camp gave us a rare taste of fun and freedom with quality time spent with our horses and friends, both old and new. With the help of experienced instructors and the support of our fellow riders we all left Berriewood richer for our experience.
A message from Anne Roberts, our Chairperson;
As we are nearly ready to return to “normal” we thought that we would produce a list of activities which we have planned for you in July, August and September.
We have tried to cater for everyone and have arranged dressage , show jumping and XC clinics and have included competitions and fun activities.
It has not been possible to get dates for some activities, eg low key fun SJ at Rhos Farm but we will send these dates to members via email as soon as possible.
If you would like to see us organise some other activities, do please contact me or someone else on committee and we will try our best to put it in our next programme.
I hope you will all enjoy our summer programme.
With many regards