Dressage Team Update

Our dressage teams had another successful day at the area intermediate dressage competition on 13 Jan at KSEC.

We won the qualifier only class with Jackie Dyer and Danielle Rhodes both gaining 1st places and Amanda Bown finishing 3rd.

Our Oak team came 3rd and our Ash team finished 9th.

It was a very long day but everyone had a good time and enjoyed the great team spirit.

Carol Plested

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MSRC New Year Newsletter 2018

MSRC New Year Newsletter 2018

Dear Member,

Happy New Year to you all!

We will start with a brief round up of last year’s team activities – 2017 was again not a vintage year but the dressage teams are definitely on the up! Carol has done a really good job as Team Manager and we had a Riding Test Team qualified for Hartpury at the Wales and SW Regional Championships. The team of Carolyn Edwards, Jaki Dyer, Jenny Frampton and Nic Norman only just missing out on the placings by a whisker and Jaki being placed as an individual. At the Novice Winter Area Qualifier all three of our teams were placed and Jaki has qualified as an Individual for the Championships at Arena UK.

Show Jumping and Horse Trials were less well supported- but those who did represent us had a good time and we are hoping to build on this for 2018. The Novice Winter SJ and the Arena Eventing competitions are imminent, and Sara and Martin will be longing to hear from you.

Please remember 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 must get MSRC back to the top! To refresh your memory and for new members – our SJ team manager is Sara Bartlett (07967 208 778) – she would love to hear from any of you jumpers – for the Dressage – Carol Plested is the team manager, we know we have talent in this discipline so please contact Carol on 07973 360 968. Martin Boreham (07813 132 949) is Horse Trials and Arena Eventing – and there is a vacancy for Combined Training. Any offers? Please contact these people and let them know your availability.

Mid Somerset 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 days such a success. We have had a lot of congratulations for running such an efficient day. We have agreed to run this qualifier again in 2018 for the 2019 Championships – so Marian will be after you for the first weekend in October!

On the competition front we have had mixed success. There have been good days and some days when we have struggled for competitors. We are giving the combined training a rest this year – but the dates that are confirmed are given on a separate sheet. You will see that we have no summer jumping apart from the Annual Show. We cannot get any volunteers to run jumping, and the summer dates last year were very badly supported. So if you want jumping – you know what to do!!!!! We are as ever desperate for organisers and helpers so please put your name forward to Margaret or Marian if you can help on any of these dates.

Our Quiz was so popular again in 2017 that we will run it again on Friday March 9th 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. Don’t forget Jane Holderness-Roddam on January 27th at World Horse Welfare. We are SO lucky to get Jane and are happy to subsidise this to give you the opportunity to benefit from her experience and she will teach ALL abilities so do put yourself down. The Day Camp will also be a fun day as will the test riding with Lynne Baldwin on February 4th.

Our Supper Night was a great success – a real case of it will be alright on the night! Emile Faurie was unable to be with us and fortunately Jennie Loriston-Clarke stepped in and was her amazing funny and informative self. Food at the Northover was as good as ever and Margaret’s amazing raffle enabled us to give £900 to charity. 2018 is our 50th anniversary so we hope for something special this year!!

The speaker at the AGM was local eventer Alex Bragg – who was brilliant and we shall all be hoping that he gets on the team for WEG in North Carolina this year.

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 Julia and Alex know!!!! Between them Alex and Julia are still having all kinds of nightmares with your contact details! If you receive your programmes electronically, please download them or pay the extra £5 and have hard copy by post. Carolyn Edwards will be taking over aspects of the Membership and we will advise you of any changes as they occur. Ed Hobbs has now become Chairman and we wish him great success in the post. Jane Surmon and Bev Troutt were introduced at the AGM as new committee members and a presentation was made to Alison Crommelin who has stepped down from the Committee after years and years of sterling service.

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

Your Committee


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CANCELLED – Tomorrow’s Show Jumping (21/01/2018)

CANCELLED – MSRC Open Unaffiliated Show Jumping Competition Sunday 21st January 2018 at King’s Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre, Due to expected Bad Weather the decision has been made to cancel.

Our next Show Jumping Competition will now be Sunday 11th March, we hope to see you there! see our competition Page for more information

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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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Dont forget your Membership Renewal!!!

Membership is due for renewal on November 1st.

Please renew promptly & please remember to advise Julia of any change in your details such as address – email or phone number (mobile or land line). Please make your personal data legible as we have found problems with some or our membership lists.

The membership fee has been held for another year at the 2016/17 level.

Membership Form 2017-2018

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MSRC Autumn Newsletter 2017

MSRC Autumn Newsletter 2017

Dear Member,

It is the end of another summer season and the nights are really drawing in now – and worst of all the dark mornings are with us.

We have run quite a full programme of events during the summer and some have been more successful than others. The Annual Show suffered from the loss of the Badminton Dressage qualifiers, which always boosted the entries. We do hope another sponsor will be found as that was always a great day out to send teams to ride in the RC sections in the Park.

Regarding our teams for BRC qualifiers – our long suffering team managers work so hard and although the dressage has really seen a huge revival this year we are very short of anyone wanting to leave the ground and our Show Jumping and Horse Trials participation has been minimal.

Our Team Managers work so hard to get teams together and once again we would stress that the onus is on YOU to contact the relevant Team Manager and tell them that you would like to be considered for a team. If you put yourself forward for a qualifying team, please be aware of when and where the Championship is due to take place and if your team qualify you will be expected to go to the Championship. Our Team Managers are: Carol Plested – Dressage on 07973 360 968, Sara Bartlett – Show Jumping on 07967 208 778, and Martin Boreham – Horse Trials on 07813132 949. THEY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! A Riding Test Team qualified for the South West and Wales regional championships at Hartpury in August and finished just outside the team placings with Jaki Dyer earning an individual 5th.It was a lovely day, well organised and blessed with nice weather and some of us that went to support had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The first qualifier of the winter series took place at King’s Sedgemoor on October 8th, for the Winter Dressage in which 2 members ride a Prelim test and two ride a Novice test. The final for this competition is next Spring. Thanks to all the Club members who came and helped that day – it is a complicated competition with seniors and juniors, qualifiers and non qualifiers, teams and individuals involved and Andrea Jones and her scoring team faced a Herculean task of crunching all the numbers. It would appear that Jaki Dyer has qualified as an individual for the National Final at Arena UK in April. Congratulations!

So to the Winter competitions – we have dressage and jumping at King’s Sedgemoor and dressage at Kingfisher. We desperately need helpers for both competition and training days and will be very glad to hear from YOU if you can spare a couple of hours on any of the dates. Please contact Alex Green re the dressage days as she has kindly offered once again to sort all the entries and we are now running the EQUO events management system for those who prefer to enter this way – so the day organisers are only that – entries and times taken care of – you run the actual competition day only! At KSEC we are offering long arena tests in addition to the usual 20 x 40 tests. The training days, we hope, will offer something for everyone and every ability.

The membership fee has been held for another year at the 2016/17 level and membership is due for renewal on November 1st. Please renew promptly! Please remember to advise Julia of any change in your details such as address – email or phone number – mobile or land line. Please make your personal data legible as we have found problems with some or our membership lists.

We hope to see you at the AGM on November 27th at Long Sutton Village Hall – free supper – presentation of annual awards and for entertainment we have our very own local event rider, Alex Bragg talking about his life on the eventing circuit which should be very interesting. World Horse Welfare Christmas Cards will be on sale – so please make use of this opportunity to buy cards to support them. From our Quiz Night in March we were able to purchase more poles for WHW and make a donation of £250 to the Injured Jockeys Fund. A group went to the yard of trainer Dominic Ffrench-Davis and also had a tour of the Jockey Club’s pristine Lambourn gallops and presented the cheque that day.

Do come along to the AGM and tell us the things YOU would like to see the club putting on in future. The Supper Evening with Emile Faurie – is almost upon us – if you haven’t yet booked – contact Margaret NOW! Tickets are going fast! We look forward to hearing his account of the recent European Championships in Gothenburg. The evening will support his Foundation to bring access to horses to the under privileged.

We have training opportunities for everyone this winter – clinics with our usual instructors – Amanda Edmonds, Ed Hobbs, Gill Longhurst and Sue Petty. We will have our annual visit from Jane Holderness-Roddam in January and have another test riding day with List 2 BD judge Lynne Baldwin in February. We have had two of these already and they are very popular and well worth attending.

We hope to see you out and about at our events this winter. If you are not riding – please offer to help at one of the events or training sessions – just a couple of hours would spread the load on the regulars!!!


Safe Riding!

Your Committee

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Some Pictures of the MSRC 2017 Annual Show were kindly taken by Darren Cordingley a Pet & Animal Photographer. Darren was on site to support his Sister-in-law so managed so snap a few pictures of some of the rings.

“I really enjoyed the day meeting some lovely people and the stars of the show (The Horses)”

Please find the link to these pictures on Darren’s Page here https://www.facebook.com/DarrensPetphotography

Do have any Photos that you would like to share with the club?

Any from Social events, Competitions, Clinics, Team Events and Training.

email me on msridingclub@gmail.com and I will gladly enter them in to our Gallery!

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