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


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 –

Our Team Managers are:

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




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!!!


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Do have any Photos you would like to share?

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 Results – Area 12 Intermediate

Another successful day for our dressage teams at the Area 12 Intermediate Champs at KSEC on 28/10/18.

Our team of only 3 due to injury of our 4th member won the area only class. Well done Sarah West, Nikki Forbes and Jackie Dyer.

Our other teams came 4th and 8th in the qualifier. Again well done to Jane Surmon, Jenny Frampton, Louise Searle and Rosa Nash plus Sara, Nikki and Jackie who were in both teams.

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Reminder = The AGM is this Monday (12th November)

Just a Quick Reminder that the MSRC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

is this Monday 12th of November 2018

at Long Sutton Village Hall  TA10 9NT from 7.30pm

Hope to see you there MSRC

Click here for the Agenda & more information MSRC AGM 2018

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Sue Petty Clinic

Dear All,

Due to unforeseen circumstances there are still a few places available on the Sue Petty flatwork clinic at Kingfisher on Sunday November 11th. This is a wonderful opportunity to have a lesson with a List 1 BBD judge and UKCC trainer. Sue will teach ALL abilities – you don’t have to be the next Charlotte Dujardin  – but just keen to help your horse and yourself work better together. Riders work in groups of 2 and the RC subsidise this training  – so your session would only cost you £27. Please contact Marian on 07885 301 898

Happy riding


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Dont forget your Membership Renewal!!!

Membership is due for renewal on November 1st.

Please Remember to send Julia your membership renews & please advise of any changes to your details such as address, email, mobile or land line phone numbers.

Lets make 2019 a great year for Our club

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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!


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 –

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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