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
As I am sure you are all aware when you join Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club part of your commitment is to do half a days help (4hrs). Last year only about 30% of our members did 95% of the help so it would be lovely to see more of you offering.
We are re introducing subsidies this year as we have managed to build up our funds a little. So for those of you doing more than the half day we will give out vouchers (£5 for the next 4 hrs and another £5 for the next 4 hrs). These can then be redeemed against a clinic/competition/Christmas meal etc
Below is a list of some of the events we will need help at during the next few months. Some are our local VVRC events and some are area events -again some local some far away.
Please contact the organiser if you are able to help at any of these.
Many thanks and here is to a horse filled 2020.
DATES:15th February – VVRC dressage competition 1pm – Radfords- writer/steward/scorer – Contact Sally – firstname.lastname@example.org
16th February -Area Intermediate show jumping – Northop- contact Kat – email@example.com
29th February -Area Intermediate Dressage -Somerford Park – Contact Sally
21st March -FOTH/CT – Field House Equestrian – Contact Caroline Hurley – firstname.lastname@example.org
29th March – VVRC Dressage competition 1pm -Radford’s – Sally
11th April – VVRC Fun show jumping competition – Rhos -Contact Anne Roberts – email@example.com
18th April – VVRC dressage competition 1pm – Radfords- contact Sally
2nd May – VVRC Fun show jumping competition – Rhos -Contact Anne
13th May – VVRC dressage competition – 5.30pm -Radfords -contact Sally
21st June – Area show jumping – Radfords -Kat
4th or 5th July -Area Horse Trials -Somerford Park -Caroline