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Reminder = The AGM (27th November)

Just a Quick Reminder that the MSRC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & Talk by local Event Rider ALEX BRAGG

is on Monday the 27th of November 2017

at Long Sutton Village Hall  TA10 9NT from 7.30pm

There will be free refreshments.

It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible

It’s your club so your input and feedback is essential to help shape the future of the club!

We will be joined by local International event rider Alex Bragg talking about his life on the circuit

Hope to see you there MSRC

Click here for the Agenda more information MSRC AGM 27.11.2017

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Supper Evening with guest speaker MIKE TUCKER


Two course supper.     Price: Members £23 Non members: £28   6.45 pm for 7.15 pm (sharp!) Meal served at 7.15 Mike Tucker is well known to all of you as the voice of the BBC equestrian coverage and is making a return visit to us to talk about the Olympics. Mike will have been in Rio to cover all the equestrian disciplines and will be able to talk us through the highs and lows of all the events. A night not to be missed! Plus an excellent raffle!     Supporting the GREAT WESTERN AIR AMBULANCE Tickets available from Margaret Peverley. Tel 01935 473 188. 31, Yeovil Marsh Park, Yeovil Marsh, Yeovil, Som BA21 3QQ. Cheques made out to Mid Somerset Riding Club together with your menu choices   (see below) no later than the 17th October. Tables will seat 8 and there will be a maximum of 120 tickets on sale. Tables will ONLY be RESERVED for COMPLETE TABLES of 8 – otherwise come early to make up a table!! Click here for more information including the menu choices and ticket application form.

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Visit to Oaksey House in Lambourn

Following our wonderful donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund from the Richard Johnson evening,   we were invited to visit Oaksey House, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre for injured jockeys, in Lambourn.

At Oaksey House - the rehabilitation centre for injured jockeys

A group made a visit on February 17th and were shown around the complex by Chicky Oaksey and saw the facilities available there to assist in making jockeys recover fitter and quicker.

The bronze is a statue pictured below is of Chicky’s late husband, Lord John Oaksey, whose foresight was instrumental in the foundation of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Lord John Oaksey
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We held our Annual Supper Evening recently at Northover Manor in llchester – the charity this year was the Injured Jockeys Fund and Richard Johnson was the guest speaker. The occasion was made even more special by the fact that Richard had just ridden his 100th winner of the season at Wincanton that afternoon. Richard and Johnson White ( who is assistant trainer to Philip Hobbs establishment and where Richard is stable jockey) gave a fascinating insight into the life of a National Hunt jockey.

Margaret Peverley had produced her usual fantastic raffle and four extra special prizes were efficiently and lucratively auctioned by Nigel Payne. These four lots consisted of a lesson with Lucinda Fredericks, a subscription to Anthony Honeyball’s Racing Club, a morning on the gallops at Philip Hobbs’ yard for four people followed by breakfast and tickets to a West Country race meeting and finally a subscription to Brian Barr’s Racing Club which included yard visits and a stake in four horses running this season in the name of the club. Bidding was brisk and Nigel extracted every last penny out of the diners.

Richard very kindly waived his fee and expenses and at the end of an excellent evening with good company and excellent food, Mid Somerset were able to send a cheque for £2280 to the Injured Jockeys Fund – which is am amazing achievement. The Riding Club would like to thank all those who so kindly donated prizes for the raffle and the auction and enabled this fantastic total to be realised.

Richard Johnson with Margaret Peverley from MSRC and Johnson White
Richard Johnson with Margaret Peverley from MSRC and Johnson White
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7.30 pm


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of 2014 AGM
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Team Manager’s Reports
  6. Committee Report
  7. Election of Officers
  8. Appointment of Hon. Auditor
  9. Presentation of Points Trophies
  10. Any Other Business

There will be an interesting, informal and entertaining talk by Tony Nevin, osteopath, talking about his time running Zoo Ost which saw him treating a variety of exotic animals and birds. He will also touch on his passion for Elephant Polo in the Far East.

 There will be free refreshments!

Remember!!!! This meeting is YOUR chance to have your say regarding the programme that the Riding Club puts on for you.

We need to know what YOU want from YOUR club – – so please make every effort to attend this meeting.

Please also remember that we are ALWAYS looking for more helpers at events and YOUR help , if even for a couple of hours – would be invaluable to the Club.

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Sam Griffiths evening raises £250 World Horse Welfare

Margaret Peverley and Marian Draper were delighted to present a cheque for £250 to Claire Phillips, Manager of World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm near Somerton.

This was money from the Sam Griffiths evening earlier this year.  The evening started with Jeremy Greenop from RNAS Yeovilton talking about  low flying helicopter activity and the importance of wearing HiViz for rider safety.  This was followed by an entertaining and informative talk from Sam Griffiths, the Australian Olympic event rider who is based locally at Gillingham.

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Margaret Peverley and Marian Draper present a cheque for £250 to Claire Phillips. Photograph © COPYRIGHT Nigel Andrews 2015
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MSRC Supper Evening with guest speaker Richard Johnson


Two course supper.  Price: Members £23 Non members: £28
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm (sharp!)

Tickets available from Margaret Peverley

Richard Johnson is a leading National Hunt jockey who is ‘hot favourite’ to become Champion Jockey in the current season. Born into a racing family Richard was Champion Conditional jockey in 1995. He has won nearly 3000 races, amongst them the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle   A night not to be missed! Plus an excellent raffle and an auction!     Supporting The Injured Jockeys Fund.

Download more information including ticket order form and menu selection form here