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

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 and I will gladly enter them in to our Gallery!

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Dressage Team Update

Dear All

We fielded 6 teams for the summer DR and RT qualifiers on 29 July at Aldon.  Everyone got into the team spirit and we all really enjoyed the day apart from the rain.  Our Oak DR team came 6th out of 14 teams and our Oak RT team finished 2nd qualifying for Hartbury on 19 August.  Our team collected a fair few rosettes between them as individuals. 

A big thank you to all of them who took part – Chris Derryman, Jess Brown, Carolyn Edwards, Jackie Dyer, Jenny Frampton, Scarlet Jones, Anita Wilcox, Nic Norman, Lizzie Clarke, Charlotte Warman and Helen Roberts.

Carol Plested (Team Manager)

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This is a desperate shout out plea to anyone who can help at our next two events as we are very short of feet on the ground:

  • 17th Sept – Combined Training (at Wincanton Racecourse)

  • 8th Oct – Dressage Qualifier (at KSEC)

If you are able to help at either please contact Marian Draper ASAP on 01458 241 506 / 07885 301 898

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MSRC Spring Newsletter 2017

Dear Member, 

Nearly the end of March and we really have come through the winter without too much angst caused by the weather and indeed the grass barely stopped growing and the horses are now well into shedding their winter coats. So it is time to look ahead to the summer programme and hopefully some lovely warm days.

Winter training sessions have proved very popular and we have had two ‘new’ ventures which were both well supported – the dressage to music clinic with Gaynor Colbourn and the dressage test riding clinic with Lynne Baldwin. We are repeating both of these as the feedback was so positive. We have just run our second charity quiz night which once again was a huge success and a very enjoyable evening. Ed’s supper was delicious and there were many people planning to kidnap him to be their cook at home!!!

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!! We have two new team managers to fill the shoes left by Mandie Bown stepping down after a fantastic tenure of the HT/CT teams. She has now been replaced by:



Sara Bartlett – SHOW JUMPING

Carol Plested – (07973 360 968) DRESSAGE AND RIDING TEST

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

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 at 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, test riding with Lynne Baldwin at Half Moon Stud, Cross Country introduction with Ed Hobbs, and one day clinic with Steve Hague which will be popular. Please book early for all training sessions.

On the competition front we have two jumping competitions at King’s Sedgemoor on June 18th and August 27th. For these days we need two organisers – you will need 4 – 5 helpers plus yourself. Please contact Margaret if you could run one of these dates.

There are four dressage days booked at Kingfisher – and two at KSEC. Alex is now very kindly taking the EQUO entries but needs organisers for the day of the competitions. Again if you are happy to help on one of these days please contact Alex.

We will also desperately need help for the Annual Show at Wincanton Racecourse on June 11th and the Combined Training at Wincanton Racecourse on September 17th. Please contact Margaret or Marian. A half day would be wonderful – these events do take a lot of effort and planning and YOUR help would make all the difference.

We hope to have another Supper Night at the Northover in the autumn – so watch this space!! This is still in the planning stage!

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!

Your Committee

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