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TEAM DRESSAGE REPORT FEB 2022

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.  

Carol Plested

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Autumn Newsletter 2021

Dear Member,

Dare we hope that these strange times are getting a shade nearer to normality?

Your Riding Club has seen quite  a few changes in the last months as we cautiously try and get going again. We have lost some committee members  for various reasons and Andrea Jones has kindly stepped into the role of Chair. Which with her knowledge of BRC and the Area 12 committee, this can do us nothing but good.

Sadly we have also lost our Membership Secretary – Carolyn Edwards and we thank her for all she has done and also applaud Judith for holding the fort on Membership at present.

This is a good point to remind you that Memberships are due on January 1st, since BRC changed the rules to make all clubs function Jan to Jan. Please check that your standing orders are correct. We realise that there are some members who do not compete but for historic reasons like to stay in touch with the club and we are offering a reduced rate for these people – as we realise that some mandates have not been changed. For such people their details will not be sent to HQ and therefore will not have the benefit of the insurance. For further clarification  please indicate this on your membership form ( attached) and discuss with Judith.  We don’t want to lose touch with  you!!

We have run two successful dressage competitions at Half Moon Stud and a third was sadly cancelled due to lack of entries – but entries are low everywhere at present and when we have to hire premises, unfortunately sometimes this becomes unviable.  We have a Championship series planned for the winter  – again at Half Moon – and look forward to seeing you there with excellent prizes on offer to Champion and Reserve in April.

Training has also seen a dip in participants – but both the Amanda Edmonds clinics at Kingfisher and the Gill Longhurst ones at World Horse Welfare will continue through the winter. Sara Bartlett and Jaki Dyer will be pleased to hear from you – the relevant flyers are sent with this mailing.

There are two clinics with Sue Petty booked at World Horse Welfare and we also have a Test Riding Clinic at Half Moon in January with Frances Turner.  This will be an excellent opportunity to ride a test of your choice – have it assessed by a List 1 judge, receive instruction from her and then ride it again trying desperately to remember and put into effect all the things you have just been told!!  Hopefully the marks on the second sheet will be better!! Places for this are limited so do book early.

We had a very successful day at the South West & Wales Regional Championships at Hartpury in August and Carol’s Dressage Diva’s came home with rosettes all round. We have a core group of riders going very well at the moment  and this bodes well for the next qualifier for the Novice Winter Dressage at the end of November. Remember that Carol is always looking for new combinations and you can compete as an individual so that you are not under pressure of being in a team, Come and have a go!

The ever popular charity Quiz Night – postponed from March will run  on Saturday December 11th at Long Sutton Village Hall. It is always a fun night and if you feel you don’t want to be in a team we are looking for helpers as well. Your ticket includes a supper and your first drink is complimentary too – with one of Margaret’s amazing raffles , what more could you want for a fun evening!

At the time of writing we have no date for the AGM – which will also be at Long Sutton Village Hall – but this will be advised in the New Year Newsletter.

However, don’t wait for the AGM – if there are other things you would like to see your club put on  – please do let us know.

Meanwhile – Safe Riding!

Your Committee

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TEAM DRESSAGE REPORT

We qualified two teams for the SWWRC Championships which took place on 21st August 2021 at Hartpury.

We all had an enjoyable, fun time supporting each other and everyone did extremely well.

The Riding Test team finished 3rd and the Dressage team 6th; well done to Jane Sermon, Sophie Savage, Anita Wilcox, Emma Doyle and Alyssa Matravers.

Report by team manager Carol Plested.

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MSRC OPEN  UNAFFILIATED DRESSAGE COMPETITION

MSRC OPEN  UNAFFILIATED  DRESSAGE COMPETITION

HALF MOON STUD, MOTCOMBE,  SHAFTESBURY, SP7 9PL

SUNDAY  MAY 30th 2021             

Class 1           Intro A (2008)      

                         Class 2            Prelim 7 (2002)

                         Class 3           Prelim 18  (2006)

                         Class 4           Novice 24  (2010)

                         Class 5            Novice 28 (2008)

Rosettes to 6th and prize in kind to the winner

ENTER  VIA  EQUO   £11 members  £13 non members

STRICT COVID REGULATIONS WILL BE APPLIED

for more information please find the Schedule on the Competition page; MSRC Competitions

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Spring Newsletter 2021


Dear Member,

I am sure you are all wondering when we will ever get the club going again – it certainly has been frustrating with mixed messages regarding the status of indoor schools differing from one lockdown easing to another.

We were back briefly at World Horse Welfare and will hopefully be back there again soon – so for Gill Longhurst clinics at the moment the best option is to contact Jaki Dyer directly (07929 716 070).

For the Amanda Edmonds clinics at Kingfisher speak to Sara Bartlett (07967 208 778).

New booking forms for these clinics will be available when we are more certain of the way ahead – so Jaki and Sara are the best contacts at present.

It is no longer going to be possible to run Dressage competitions at Kingfisher as we cannot use the outdoor school for the warm up – so we are trying a competition day at Half Moon Stud at Motcombe. Many of you will remember when this was a regular venue for us. For those of you who are not familiar with this venue – it offers a nice Polytrack warm up arena and an indoor school which can accommodate a 20 x 60 arena, Please support this venture.

Do contact Martin Boreham if you are interested in a weekend camp at Stockland Lovell in September – this will include flatwork and jumping (SJ and XC) and I understand  some good food and fun evenings.

We will run the Quiz night later in the year when Village Halls are declared safe – strange that you can have a tattoo but not sit near anyone to do a quiz!!!

The Sue Petty clinics will return as soon as possible.

If there are other clinics that you would like us to offer or maybe some test riding – do let us know.

Sadie Berners has left the committee due to work commitments and we thank her for her work over the past years.

Jaki Dyer has been co – opted in her place and we welcome her to the committee.

Thank you for your support during these strange times

Safe Riding!

Your Committee