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Fun Showjumping Competitions at Rhos Farm

We ran six show jumping competitions over the spring and summer months and they were all well attended, except the last one when rain put many riders off.
 
Riders had lots of fun and it was very pleasing to see how so many of our riders improved in confidence over the months.  We catered for nervous and novice riders and young and inexperienced horses, as well as the more experienced riders. 
 I am most grateful to my wonderful team who helped on each show jumping day.  We could not have run these competitions without their help.
So a special THANK YOU is due to the following members:
 
Elspeth was the course builder and also our judge for each competition.  She also helped anyone who needed help with their horse.
 
Lynda Haigh was entries secretary and  Jane Walker was writer for the judge and they were wonderful in their respective roles.
 
Sue Biltcliffe came to help us build the course each Friday before the competition and was a great help.
 
Alison Schmeinck was also a great help as was Ros Swanston and many other members who came and gave us a hand – thank you all
 
The Burgoyne family have been so very helpful and we are grateful for their support
 
We hope to run again in the spring and summer

Anne

CHRISTMAS CRACKER SHOW January 7th, 2018

The cold conditions stopped play on the original date between Christmas and New Year, but we managed to hold the Christmas Crackers show on the 7th January at Rhôs. Again, it was a cold day but at least the sun was out! Great fun was had by all. We started with a fancy-dress parade – Ali and Kat had sensibly opted for large warm handmade noses -a site to behold but everyone wished they had them by the end.
Then we did some fun games including eat the dry cracker, find the sweet in the icing sugar (no hands allowed), polo bending relay race, mug race, and sock in the bucket. This was followed by fastest walk and trot jumping, run and ride and finally a speed pairs competition. All the horses loved it- Jack thought it was so much fun he bucked back down the arena every time, Trilby at 28 forgot his brakes and Roland got over his initial nerves to brave all the fun and games. Kat and Ali came joint first for their fancy dress -well they were identical! The teams (Kat, Ali, and Helen vs Meg, Paula, and Jane ended up on equal points so everyone was happy. The morning was finished off with hot mulled wine, mince pies and stollen. Well it was still nearly Christmas!! Many thanks to all who came and especially to Pete Stephens for helping me set things out, hold horses and lug show jumps.
Sally