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MSRC Autumn Newsletter 2019

Dear Member,

                        As I write this, the rain that we were desperate for a few weeks ago, has arrived and now doesn’t seem to know when to stop! Dry, cracked fields have turned to squelching mud. However, there was a lot of nice hay made this year which should bode well for the winter.

Mid Somerset has had a good year with some good results in our team activities, of which you will hear more in the Team Manager’s reports at the AGM. Martin Boreham has made it to not one but two National Championships, which keeps MSRC on the map.

We did not run an Annual Show this year but ran a Combined Training event which sadly was not well supported. Dressage continues to attract competitors and we did not run any summer show jumping this year. Training continues to be popular and well supported. This winter we will have training with Gill Longhurst, Ed Hobbs, Amanda Edmonds, Sue Petty and Jane Holderness- Roddam.

We recently ran the Area 12 Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier at KSEC. This is a huge undertaking and a big ‘thank you’ to all of you who wrote or stewarded, scored, collected sheets or braved the chaos of the office. We couldn’t have done it without you. 

This year, our long term treasurer, Julia is going to hang up her calculator. She has performed this role for more years than we can believe and will be very much missed. At the time of going to press her successor is not yet in place. Membership in its entirety will now be done by Carolyn Edwards. Because BRC have now increased the affiliation fees – we are having to increase our membership costs. There has been no increase for many years so we hope that you will understand this.

Also BRC are insisting that all clubs start their year on January 1st. As you know we have traditionally had November 1st as the start of our year – but we now have to comply – so in fact you will be getting two months membership FREE!!!!  It does mean that all standing order mandates will have to be changed for the new date – so please ensure that you do this.

We hope that there is something for everyone in the Winter Programme – if not – it is up to you to tell us what you do want!  We are still DESPERATE for helpers at events – so please come forward and volunteer your services.

Many of you will know that Jenny Frampton had a horrible accident in her school at home and is now in the Spinal Injuries Unit at Odstock – we wish her well. It does bring it very close to home to hear of such incidents. At the AGM, Fiona Britten will demonstrate a new app called What 3 Words – which can pinpoint your whereabouts to a 3-meter square and could be lifesaving in many applications other than riding.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on November 25th at Long Sutton Village Hall – don’t forget that there is a free supper. The Annual trophies will be presented and our guest speaker will be Anna Risius who is a top class human and equine physiotherapist who works with top class riders at the big national and international events and was a member of the physio team at the 2012 London Olympics.

Finally, do remember to check flu vaccination status of each venue that you attend and always have your passport ready for inspection.

Meanwhile – Safe Riding!

 

Your Committee

 

 

Main Club Contacts:

  • Chairman: Ed Hobbs – 07968 628 169
  • Margaret Peverley – 01935 473 188
  • Marian Draper – 01458 241 506 / 07885 301 898
  • Treasurer: Julia Down – 01373 461 807 / 07720 626762
  • Membership: Carolyn Edwards – 07786 553 765
  • e-mail programmes: Alex Green – 01460 281 032 / 07766 885 965
  • Dressage Competitions: Jane Surmon – 07771 548317
  • Facebook: Martin Boreham – 07813 132 949
  • Website: Jade Forbes – msridingclub@gmail.com

Our Team Managers are:

  • Dressage: Carol Plested – 07973 360 968
  • Horse Trials / Show Jumping / Combined Training: Martin Boreham – 07813 132 949

 

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Area 12 Showjumping Qualifiers 2019

Fantastic day at Kingsedgemoor area 12 summer show jumping qualifiers.

Team 80
Dani Flintan, Helen Robert’s, Patricia Saintey, Debbie Shields.

Team 2nd.                                                                                                                                       Helen 4th Indervidual.

Team 90
Martin Boreham, Lizzie Clark, Rosey Bradburn, Sue McCulloch.

Team 3rd (& 2nd in the Championship Qualifier).                                                                     Martin 6th Indervidual (& 3rd in the Championship Qualifier).                                          Lizzie 4th Indervidual in the Championship Qualifier. 

Absolutely Well Done Everybody.

Mid Somerset’s Show Jumping teams are now firmly back on the map.

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Ace doing his photo bombing bit and deservedly so after his clear round.

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MSRC Spring Newsletter 2019

MSRC Spring Newsletter 2019

Dear Member,

This week it looks as though Spring has really arrived! Apart from those dreadful winds the winter has really been quite kind – we did have to cancel the show jumping due to the wind. The other reason for the odd cancellation was the over reaction to the equine influenza – amazing when it is endemic! However, on that subject – different venues are applying differing rules about frequency of vaccination and showing your passports – so please make sure you know the rules for the specific venues you want to visit.

The Riding Club were invited to present the cheque (just a dummy one as they had already received the money!) to the Injured Jockeys Fund from the supper night, at Wincanton Racecourse on February 27th and Brough Scott received it on behalf of the charity. It was a glorious afternoon and a photo soon appeared on the IJF website.  We now have a further cheque for them from the very popular Quiz night on March 1st – and also a cheque for WHW Glenda Spooner Farm. Thanks to the team that worked so hard to make the quiz night such a success. Carol very ably kept order with the 14 teams that took part and Ed produced a wonderful supper – which was voted ‘the best yet!’ Margaret produced another fantastic raffle and Jane, Jaki, Sadie and Martin all worked incredibly hard. It is a busy night but well worth the effort. Date for 2020 is March 6th!!

On the team front there is nothing on the dressage until May when the Dressage to Music is due to take place, but Carol would still like to hear from any prospective team members for this year. We did receive a very late wild card for the Novice Championships at Arena UK – but sadly it was not possible to get this organised in time as team members by then had other priorities. Martin’s ladies (the ones who leave the ground!) have been flying – their results have been getting better and better – In all disciplines Mid Somerset are now a serious force to be reckoned with! Well done to all the participants and a huge thank you to Carol and Martin – a team manager’s job is far from easy.

The summer programme is now with you and we hope to see many of you out competing. If for any reason you are not competing we are always looking for help to run our busy programme – so please consider giving a few hours of your time to help with one of these events. You will have seen that we are giving the Combined Training another try but the Annual Show will not run this year as support has dwindled greatly in the last few years.

If a visit to the swimming lane at Stretcholt – possibly together with some tips on preparing for showing – interests you, please let Carol know.

We have been unable to secure a date during the summer for another Day Camp, but there will be one on November 16th at WHW with Gill Longhurst teaching in the flatwork sessions and Ed in the pole work sessions. This will be popular so mark the date in your diary.

On October 6th we are once again running the Area 12 Qualifier for the Novice Winter Dressage Championships at KSEC. This is a very busy day and we need YOUR help to run this prestigious event. If you can help by writing, stewarding or helping in the office – please let Marian know.

If you have always fancied a spin round Wincanton Racecourse now is your chance! On May 19th the racecourse will host a canter round the racecourse in aid of Combat Stress. The cost is £20 per person (0ver 16) – for more details contact Catherine Johnston on 01747 852 693 or visit www.wincantonracecoursecanter@hotmail.com.

We hope that there is something for everyone in our summer programme and we look forward to seeing you out and about very soon.

Safe Riding!

Your Committee.

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Main Club Contacts:

  • Chairman: Ed Hobbs – 07968 628 169
  • Margaret Peverley – 01935 473 188
  • Marian Draper – 01458 241 506 / 07885 301 898
  • Treasurer: Julia Down – 01373 461 807 / 07720 626762
  • Membership: Carolyn Edwards – 07786 553 765
  • e-mail programmes: Alex Green – 01460 281 032 / 07766 885 965
  • Dressage Competitions: Jane Surmon – 07771 548317
  • Facebook: Martin Boreham – 07813 132 949
  • Website: Jade Forbes – msridingclub@gmail.com

Our Team Managers are:

  • Dressage: Carol Plested – 07973 360 968
  • Horse Trials / Show Jumping: Martin Boreham – 07813 132 949

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MSRC New Year Newsletter 2019

MSRC New Year Newsletter 2019

Dear Member,

Happy New Year to you all!

Well what a turn around in our team fortunes this year! Carol has built on the successes of 2017 and the teams have gone from strength to strength in 2018 and Martin – who has taken on any teams that leave the ground – has galvanised enthusiasm and team spirit into his teams.

So let’s hope 2019 will see Mid Somerset back on the map!

Just our annual reminder that being a Team Manager is really hard and very often thankless work, these managers do not have time to ring everyone on the members list – so the onus is on YOU to contact them and make yourself available!!! So please pick up the phone and talk to the relevant team manager for whichever discipline suits you and have a chat to them – we will get MSRC back to the top! To refresh your memory and for new members – our Dressage team manager is Carol Plested  who can be contacted on 07973 360 968. Martin Boreham (07813 132 949) deals with any discipline that involves leaving the ground – so HT, SJ or arena eventing – Martin is your man.

Mid Somerset once again ran the Area 12 Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier at King’s Sedgemoor in October and thanks go to the whole team that made the day such a success. Having decided not to run the Junior qualifier – life was so much easier and the day ran like clockwork – thanks to a lot of you working very hard! We have had a lot of congratulations for running such an efficient day. We have agreed to run this qualifier again in 2019 for the 2020 Championships – so Marian will be after you for the first weekend in October!

Our competitions have run with mixed success – there have been good days and some not so good days. The Annual Show has struggled and we will be giving that format a rest in 2019. The dressage competitions have shown some very good days and some days when we have struggled for entries. Jane Surmon is about to take on the dressage organisation – apart from entries and times which Alex Green kindly continues to process for us.

Our Quiz goes from strength to strength and it will run this year on Friday March 1st at Long Sutton Village Hall – with another fabulous supper prepared by Ed Hobbs! So get your teams together in good time.

Training is continuing to be popular. Jane Holderness-Roddam made her annual visit last weekend – we are so lucky to persuade her to come to us. We ran two day camps with Gill Longhurst and Ed Hobbs and these were very popular. Sadly our test riding days came to a sad and premature end with the sudden death of Lynne Baldwin. A huge loss to the dressage world both locally and nationally. We continue our sessions with Sue Petty which are really excellent sessions.

Our Supper Night to celebrate our 50th birthday was a huge success – and I am not sure how we will ever better that. John Francome was so entertaining we could have listened all night. Nigel Payne did a brilliant job with the Sporting Auction and also brought along his mother who was one of the founding members, Food at the Northover was as good as ever and Margaret’s amazing raffle enabled us to give £2400 to the Injured Jockeys Fund. Carol had made up a marvellous hamper of West Country produce as a gift for John and he was delighted with it.

The speaker at the AGM was Jane Holderness-Roddam who was as entertaining as ever and her account of WEG was fascinating.

We hope to see lots of you out competing in the New Year. Just a reminder – please, please enter early and please, please if you change your e-mail address or mobile phone number don’t forget to let Carolyn and Alex know!!!! Carolyn Edwards has bravely taken over Membership and is doing a terrific job. The bad news is that membership fees will have to increase at the 2019 renewal. It will only be a £5 increase and this is still very competitive compared with other clubs.

Wishing you all sound and healthy horses and a Very Happy and Successful New Year

Your Committee

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Main Club Contacts:

  • Chairman: Ed Hobbs – 07968 628 169
  • Margaret Peverley – 01935 473 188
  • Marian Draper – 01458 241 506 / 07885 301 898
  • Treasurer: Julia Down – 01373 461 807
  • Membership: Carolyn Edwards – 07786 553 765
  • Facebook / e-mail programmes: Alex Green – 01460 281 032 / 07766 885 965
  • Website: Jade Forbes – msridingclub@gmail.com

Our Team Managers are:

  • Dressage: Carol Plested – 07973 360 968
  • Horse Trials / Show Jumping / Combined Training: Martin Boreham – 07813 132 949

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DON’T FORGET! IF YOU HAVEN’T YET RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP THIS IS THE LAST COMMUNICATION YOU WILL RECEIVE!!

STOP PRESS!!!!

There will be no Annual Show this year but we have booked Wincanton Racecourse on May 25th and will be running a competition – possibly combined training – so please put this date into your diary!

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone who has helped me so much following my accident – both the practical help and the kind messages and cards. I have been very grateful.

Also my thanks to the unknown people who were instrumental in my receiving a British Riding Club’s Award of Merit. It is a huge honour and I cannot believe that you could keep a secret!!!

Marian

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MSRC Autumn Newsletter 2018

MSRC Autumn Newsletter 2018

 

Dear Member,

Please excuse the appearance of the Winter Programme (due to reasons beyond our control.) You all should have received this by Post. Hopefully your January 2019 Newsletter and updates will be smarter again and back on track!

Overall our club has enjoyed a good year with most events running successfully and our training Clinics much enjoyed. A few times, Turnout has disappointing but all things considered, a good year.

Teams are thriving and putting our name “up there”. Thank you to All Involved. If anyone else is interested in joining a Team Please don’t be shy! You will find the relevant contacts at the bottom of the page, I know they will be pleased to hear from you.

Please come to Our 50th (Yes 50th!!!!!) AGM on Monday 12th November 7.30pm at Long Sutton Village Hall (TA10 9NT) We will have a full catch up with all updates and News. Jane Holderness-Roddam has agreed to come to talk to us, from her early years, through her gold Medal Experience and to give us an informative chat about The World Equestrian Games in Tryon 2018. We will also be doing the Annual Presentations of Rosettes, Trophies etc. There will of course be a raffle, Supper and I expect a cake to celebrate. Hope to see you then.

Safe Riding!

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Main Club contacts:

▪ Chairman: Ed Hobbs – 07968 628 169

▪ Margaret Peverley – 01935 473 188

▪ Marian Draper – 01458 241 506 / 07885 301 898

▪ Treasurer: Julia Down – 01373 461 807

▪ Membership: Carolyn Edwards – 07786 553 765

▪ Facebook / e-mail programmes: Alex Green – 01460 281 032 / 07766 885 965

▪ Website: Jade Forbes – msridingclub@gmail.com

Our Team Managers are:

▪ Dressage: Carol Plested – 07973 360 968

▪ Show Jumping: Sara Bartlett – 07967 208 778

▪ Combined Training: Vacancy open

▪ Horse Trials: Martin Boreham – 07813 132 949

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Dressage Team Update

Having qualified at Aldon on 21st July our team of Jackie Dyer, Jenny Frampton, Sarah West and Rosey Bradburn headed to Hartbury on 18th August for the SWWRC Champs. They had a great day and finished a creditable 4th in the dressage class and the riding test class. A special mention to Sarah who was riding her 19 yrs young “Ask Again” who looks amazing and who she has won 15 point to points and 2 hunter chases on; a real genuine RoR.

Carol

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MSRC Spring Newsletter 2018

Dear Member,

Is this winter ever going to end? Mud glorious mud, everlasting rain, wind and snow the like of which we have not seen for quite a few years. Competitions and training sessions have had to be cancelled on an unprecedented scale. Although we may have struggled – the horses all seem to be looking really well, so roll on the summer.

The Winter Programme that survived has gone well with training being well supported and the Day Camp was full. Our Charity Quiz night was one again a huge success and our thanks go to Carol for again keeping control of a record thirteen noisy teams, Jane, Bev and Sadie for their hard work and of course to Ed and his team in the kitchen for once again supplying an amazing meal. The date – March 1st 2019 – has already been booked for the next one and teams from Long Sutton have already registered their determination to field a better team! The proceeds will go to World Horse Welfare at Glenda Spooner Farm and the Injured Jockeys Fund.

We are now looking for TEAM members for the summer qualifiers. We would remind you that Team Managers do not have the time to ring everyone on the membership list and the onus is on YOU to contact them and offer yourself for team selection. Their contact details are given at the end of this newsletter SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH!!

Martin Boreham – HORSE TRIALS / EVENTER’S CHALLENGE

Sara Bartlett – SHOW JUMPING

Carol Plested – DRESSAGE AND RIDING TEST

Please don’t think that YOU are not good enough for a team – talk to the Manager!

As I write this we have a dressage team travelling to the National Championships for the Novice Winter Dressage at Arena UK at Grantham this weekend. Sadly Jackie Dyer who had qualified as an individual sadly cannot participate as Ava is on the sidelines at the moment, but our team will be represented by Mandie Bown, Jenny Frampton, Kim Forster and Carolyn Edwards. We wish them well.

So to the Summer Programme ~ we have training with Gill Longhurst at World Horse Welfare, Amanda Edmonds at Kingfisher, Jumping and pole work clinics at SBEC, Sparkford Hall with Ed Hobbs . There are three day clinics planned with Sue Petty at Kingfisher, a whole day with Gill and Ed at WHW, Cross Country introduction with Ed Hobbs- contact Ed directly. Please book early for all training sessions.

On the competition front we have cut back on the summer show jumping days as no one is prepared to run them – so the only jumping competitions will be at the Annual Show on June 10th at Wincanton.

There are four dressage days booked, two at Kingfisher and two at KSEC in the afternoons. Alex is now very kindly taking the EQUO entries, but we desperately need organisers for the day of the competitions. Alex cannot continue to do everything for the dressage days. Judges will be found and the organiser needs to do all the tasks on the day itself – it is not onerous – but we cannot continue the way things are. Some clubs make helping a condition of membership, we have tried not to go down this route and are hoping that help will be forthcoming.

We will also desperately need help for the Annual Show at Wincanton Racecourse on June 10th Please contact Margaret or Marian. A half day would be wonderful – this event does take a huge amount of effort and planning and YOUR help would make all the difference.

This year sees us celebrate our 50th anniversary so we have planned a special Supper Night for this occasion. The venue will be the Northover again on Tuesday November 27th and our guest will be John Francome! Details of this event will be available soon. We shall also be looking for nice raffle prizes for that evening.

Carolyn Edwards has kindly agreed to take on the membership task from Julia – we are very grateful. We shall be asking you soon to confirm that you are happy for the club to hold your details as part of this new EU legislation concerning data protection (GDPR) which comes into force at the end of May. However, BRC have so far not provided their policy on this.

Also a timely reminder that a lot of venues which you may hire privately are now asking for personal accident insurance cover – remember your BRC insurance covers you at BRC events only, and this is third party.

We hope you find something to interest you in the Summer Programme ~ we look forward to seeing you out and about soon. Please help us by getting your entries in early for both training and competitions. It would be very useful if when entering training clinics by cheque that you write the date of the relevant clinic on the reverse of the cheque. See if you can spare time to help at one competition! Just a few hours will be appreciated.

Safe Riding!

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Main Club Contacts:

▪ Chairman: Ed Hobbs – 07968 628 169

▪ Margaret Peverley – 01935 473 188

▪ Marian Draper – 01458 241 506 / 07885 301 898

▪ Treasurer: Julia Down – 01373 461 807

▪ Membership: Carolyn Edwards – 07786 553 765

▪ Facebook / e-mail programmes: Alex Green – 01460 281 032 / 07766 885 965

▪ Website: Jade Forbes – msridingclub@gmail.com

Our Team Managers are:

▪ Dressage: Carol Plested – 07973 360 968

▪ Show Jumping: Sara Bartlett – 07967 208 778

▪ Combined Training: Vacancy open

▪ Horse Trials: Martin Boreham – 07813 132 949

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AREA 12 SUMMER DRESSAGE – JULY 21st at ALDON.

HARTPURY SWWRC – AUGUST 18TH.