Are you planning on attending the Jane Holderness Roddam clinic? – if so please contact Marian Draper to let her know… …please see booking form below.
By popular demand, Jane will be taking four sessions, starting at 10am. Each session will last for approximately 90 minutes. Please be honest about your ability as it will help everyone if we grade the sessions correctly. We can obviously tailor classes, depending on the demand for various activities, but it was thought that they would include some pole exercises and small grids with the later classes having more emphasis on the jumping and focusing on technique and accuracy which would be useful for cross country. All abilities catered for – young horses – novice riders – just be honest and we can fit you in to the correct group and you will undoubtedly enjoy your lesson.
Venue: Kingfisher Equestrian, Lovington. BA7 7PS
More information and booking form.
A plea for any show jumpers to get in touch with Sara Bartlett as soon as possible if they would like to jump on the Novice indoor show jumping team please!
The qualifier is at Badgworth on January 18th 2014 but Sara has to get the entries in before Christmas.
The final is at Hartpury College the last weekend in March. Sara’s contact number is 07967 208 778
How nice to be able to say what a wonderful summer we have had – yes the ground has been hard , but there has been wonderful hay made this year and the horses have looked well with the sun on their backs and we haven’t had to cancel events due to waterlogged ground – so lots to be grateful for!
2013 hasn’t been a vintage year for our teams and our representation at Championships has been much below our normal performance. Sarah West did well at the Horse Trials and Marie Clements qualified for Lincoln but declined the invitation as she was our sole representative and that is a long way to go on your own. Alys Matravers qualified both Tiger Tim and Fancy Pants for the Dressage to Music finals which are about to take place shortly. We are constantly on the lookout for team riders and please do make yourself known to either the Team Manager or a member of the committee who can point you in the right direction – the next qualifiers to come up will be the winter novice dressage ( Prelim and Novice standard) and the Novice Indoor Show Jumping. The championships for both of these will be at Hartpury in Spring 2014 – all on surfaces and a straightforward one day journey from here. So think about it and get in touch! Sarah Whittington and Ed Hobbs ran some very popular jumping training during the summer – with teams in mind – and we are very grateful to them. Let’s look forward to a good 2014 campaign!
So to the Winter Programme – For our Supper Evening we have been so lucky in securing the services of Jock Paget to come and speak to us – and we had him booked after his Badminton victory – so we made a good choice!!. He will be talking at the Northover Manor, Ilchester on November 7th and you will find a booking form with this mailshot. There are only 120 places – so don’t leave it too late!! For our training days you will see that once again we have our usual stalwarts in Jane Holderness – Roddam, Steve Hague & Sue Petty, in addition to our regular sessions with Nikki Stephens, Amanda Edmonds and Gaye Farquharson. There will be something suitable for everyone and every ability so do come and support these clinics. For any clinic involving jumping we are insisting that participants provide a helper or help in another session themselves – we cannot expect our trainers to do this by themselves! Fees for clinics MUST also be paid in advance.
We are using only King’s Sedgemoor EC at Greylake on the A361 near Othery and Kingfisher Equestrian this winter! We are still desperately looking for helpers at events – so please try and spare some time to help at an event this winter – please ring one of us
before we have to ask YOU!!!
The membership fee has been held at the 2012/13 level and membership is due for renewal on November 1st. We hope to see you at the AGM on November14th at Wincanton Racecourse – free supper – presentation of annual awards and a quiz!!! Our cheques from the Terrier Racing will be presented to World Horse Welfare ( who will also be selling Christmas Cards etc) and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
We hope to see you out and about at our events this winter and Safe Riding!
If you are not riding – please offer to help at one of the events.
Supper Evening with guest speaker JOCK PAGET!!
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7TH 2013 AT NORTHOVER MANOR, ILCHESTER BA22 8LD
Two course supper. Price: Members £22 Non members: £26.50 6.45pm for 7.15pm (sharp!)
Jonathon ‘Jock’ Paget is THE eventing story of 2013 – winning Badminton, Gatcombe and Burghley and setting himself up for the Rolex Grand Slam in Kentucky next Spring. With a fantastic string of the Clifton horses behind him – he has really taken the eventing world by storm this year and we are SO lucky to have persuaded him to come and speak at our supper night. A night not to be missed!
Click here to donwload the menu and ticket order form…
…at 7.30pm on Friday 27 September in Long Sutton Village Hall.
Jane is an Olympic Gold Medallist, winner of many eventing titles, judge, trainer, stud manager and so much more. This evening is being held in aid of World Horse Welfare who have a local facilty at Glender Spooner Farm in Somerton.
Tickets £7.50 on the door or £6.00 in advance or £7.50 on the door but please phone Margaret to let her know for catering purposes.
Click here to see the poster with more information about this event (apologies for it being upside down!): jane_h_r_27_sep_13
As the Winter Programme will not be available until early October – this is just an interim update with some key dates for your diary.
SEPTEMBER 22ND OPEN DRESSAGE AT SOUTH BARROW. The schedule for this was in your Summer Programme and is on the website: http://www.msrc-online.co.uk The tests are Pr 12, Pr 14 and N24 and E42. Andrea Jones is secretary for this event and will be waiting for your entries!!
SEPTEMBER 27TH JANE HOLDERNESS – RODDAM EVENING AT LONG SUTTON VILLAGE HALL TA 10 9NT. This is not strictly a RC event but Jane kindly offered to come and do an evening talk about her life with horses in aid of World Horse Welfare’ Glenda Spooner Farm at Somerton of which she is a Trustee. She will also host a Q & A session. It promises to be a very interesting evening. WHW will have gifts and Christmas cards on sale and there will be a raffle. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets in advance are £6 and £7.50 on the night if available. Tickets from Marian Draper, Crane Hill House, Catsgore, Somerton TA11 7HY (SAE please) and cheques made payable to World Horse Welfare. Please bring your friends!!!
OCTOBER 26TH - SUE PETTY CLINIC AT KINGFISHER. Sue will teach matched pairs - £27 members and £33 non members. The booking from for this will be available with the Winter programme but this is advance warning as these are very popular! Ring Marian to book a place!
NOVEMBER 7TH – SUPPER NIGHT – JOCK PAGET
With the help of inside information – we have managed to secure Jonathon ‘ Jock’ Paget as the guest speaker for our Supper Night which will be held at the Northover Manor, Ilchester.
Jock not only won Badminton but has added Gatcombe to his winning and who knows maybe he will manage Burghley too! He should be a very different speaker as his path to success has not been typical. More details for this evening will come out with the Winter Programme – but reserve the date in your diaries.
The Nikki Stephens clinics will begin on Monday November 4th at Kingfisher and we have three dates fixed with Gaye Farquharson on Saturdays at Kingfisher -2 – 4 pm. These dates are Nov 2nd, Dec 7th and Feb 1st. There will be other training clinics with Sue Petty, Steve Hague and Jane Holderness- Roddam.
Winter Programme soon!!! AGM in November!