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Spaces still available on our Sue Petty clinic on the 18th June
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The Popular TEST RIDING with FRANCES TURNER has an added clinic date of Thursday 21st July 2022 at Half Moon Stud.
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TRAINING WITH GILL LONGHURST at WHW June date has now been amended from the 15th now to the 22nd June https://msridingclub.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/msrc-gill-summer-2022-v2.pdf
More dates for Pole Clinics with MARGARET MILLWARD at WHW for more information please see our clinic page
It is now early April and winter has been really kind to us this year – I think I have only had one morning when the water in the stable was frozen. Whatever we get now it the way of adverse weather surely cannot last long.
We finally held our AGM in February and although not many people attended, it was an enjoyable evening, with a lovely supper provided by Margaret. We chose not to engage a speaker as we felt that people would really just want to chat and catch up with friends that they hadn’t been able to see for a while.
The Novice Winter dressage qualifier that was postponed from November due to a storm – finally took place at KSEC on February 27th. Mid Somerset did well and looked very smart with their new saddle cloths. Jaki Dyer and Ava Luna qualified for the Championships at Arena UK in March. Supported by Carol and Emma they made the long journey to Grantham, Jaki did really well and it was a pity that there was an equal 9th which meant that she just finished outside the ribbons, It was a really good effort.
The Intermediate dressage qualifier also has taken place and after the scoring gremlins were sorted out – our teams finished a really creditable 2nd and 3rd. Our thanks to Carol for wading through the minefield of entry protocols which seem to get ever more challenging.
The next dressage qualifier will be the Dressage to Music at KSEC on May 21st. Please get in touch with Carol if you want to enter for this.
Alys Matravers is looking after any qualifiers which involve leaving the ground – so please get in touch with Alys if you are thinking in that direction.
On the training front we have a new series of Sue Petty clinics booked – these are so good for ALL abilities. The ever popular Gill Longhurst ones continue on the third Wednesday evening of the month at WHW and Jaki Dyer is responsible for these.
The Amanda Edmonds clinics are on temporary hold while Amanda recovers from a shoulder repair – but contact Sara Bartlett for the latest news on these.
Another Test Riding day with Frances Turner is scheduled for May 26th at Half Moon and there is an excellent opportunity to show off your test riding skills and get help to make them even better!!
A new addition to the training diary are pole work clinics with Margaret Millward at WHW in May – thanks to Helen for organising these. Do come and join in – these clinics will be beneficial at any level.
Our dressage competition takes place on April 24th at Half Moon and if you haven’t entered already – please do so now as we are in need if entries for this day.
The popular South Wales and West Championships will tale place again at Hartpury in August and that is such a good day that we really hope we can qualify some teams again for that. This year the Riding Test qualifier will be on July 3rd at KSEC and the dressage on July 9th at Chard.
We are in need of finding new members so please talk to people in your yard and see if you can encourage them to join us. Margaret and Marian attended the Area meeting in March and it would appear that we are not alone in experiencing reduced membership. In fact the meeting was only attended by 10 clubs out of the 19 in Area 12. The Area 12 website should be functioning properly now and will have all schedules for qualifiers accessible.
Hope to see you out and about as we move into Summer
Until then – keep safe and enjoy your riding!
Pole Clinics with MARGARET MILLWARD at WHW
more information on our clinic page
TEAM DRESSAGE REPORT MAR 2022
Our Club sent more teams to the Area 12 Novice Dressage competition on 27/02/2022 at KSEC and once again we achieved very good results.
Team Elm finished 3rd, team Oak 5th and team Ash 11th.
Well done Jane, Pam, Kathy, Emma, Jackie, Sophie, Anita and Alys.
Although the qualifying team didn’t manage to get through to the championships, Jackie and Ava Luna qualified as best individual (not in the winning team) so she is going to the championships on 26/27th March at Arena UK, Well Done
TEAM DRESSAGE REPORT FEB 2022
Our Club sent two teams to the Area 12 Intermediate Dressage Competition which was held at KSEC on Sunday 24th January 2022.
We had a very successful day with our ‘ash’ team coming 2nd and the ‘oak’ team finishing 3rd
Well Done to
Jane Sermon – He’s The Man
Sophie Savage – Two Tone Ted
Alys Matravers – Tiger Mazeratti
Jackie Dyer – Ava Luna
Anita Wilcox – Casper Rebel
Some good scores and individual placings were achieved by all and although it was a very cold day we all had a great day.
Dont forget the AGM is tonight at 7.30pm (Friday February 25th)
at Long Sutton Village Hall.
Annual trophies will be presented at this meeting.
Please try to attend _ there will be free refreshments!
THE AGM ON JANUARY 18TH HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE HIGH INFECTION RATE OF COVID 19.
WE WILL INFORM YOU WHEN THIS HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED.
UNTIL THEN – PLEASE SUPPORT OUR TRAINING CLINICS
THANK YOU & A HAPPY NEW YEAR.