Eventers Challenge

On the 25th of February we took  two teams to pontispool equestrian for the festival of the horse eventers challenge run by the Quantocks Riding Club who did a fantastic job in very very cold conditions.

Ed Hobbs came down with us to offer help and support.

We had one team in the 80 cm and one in the 90 cm all teams and members performed exceptionally well and everyone worked as a team and showed fantastic comrade ship especially as this is completely new teams. With a little training and practice we should have a strong chance for a result in June at the horse trails.

The 80s section was a extremely large section where we had four riders Rosa Nash. Rosey Bradburn . Debbie Shields. Helen Roberts. Debbie Shields having a fantastic round to go double clear and finish 4th overall.

The 90s section was a extremely tight section there was some very good clear rounds where it came down to time penalties for the overall score and positions Tricia Saintey having a fantastic round going double clear and only 7 seconds over the optimum time staying in 5th place for quite a while before ending up 20th is just how close the  scoring was.

Overall Ed and I were extremely proud and pleased of everyone’s performances it really does put us in good stead for the horse trials in June and the basis of having and putting together a very good jumping team.

I will be organising two or three team get togethers before June so anyone who would like to come along and join the team training especially those that couldn’t make the Eventers Challenge you are more than welcome.

If you are interested in joining the team please get in contact with me, All are welcome.

Safe riding

Martin Boreham – Team manager.

Email: borehammartin@gmail.com

Phone: 07813 132949.

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Please Help

Dear All

Can anyone spare some time on the 25th to help out at our dressage competition at Kingfisher

We are in need of a steward, writer and someone to score.

Any offers gratefully received.

Please contact Alex

email: msrc@btopenworld.com

or phone: 01460 281032.

Happy Riding

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MSRC Quiz Night – 9th March

Places are filling fast for our quiz night so please make sure your entry forms are sent to Marian Draper ASAP.

See our Social Events page for further details.

Donations to charities including World Horse Welfare and the Injured Jockeys Fund will be made from the proceeds.

Please join us for a really entertaining evening.


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Area Show Jumping on 10th February at KSEC. .

Dear All

Sara Bartlett is looking for a few more riders to attend the Area Show Jumping at KSEC on 10th Feb – heights from 80 – 110.

Please contact Sara Bartlett directly if you would like to take part – sara.bartlett69@icloud.com

Many thanks

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Eventers Challenge

Happy New year to you all,

Well the first eventing comp is fast coming upon us in the FOTH Eventers Challenge held at Pontispool Equestrian near Taunton on The 25th FEBRUARY, which are Area 12 Qualifiers for the final which is held at FOTH Aston LE Walls in May.

The competition is a set of show jumps followed by a series of cross country fences, all jumped on their fabulous out door surface. Heights are 80cm, 90cm, 100cm. I would like to field a couple of teams and it will only cost you £5, so please contact me To be part of the team, even if you have spoken to me recently or a while ago PLEASE CONTACT ME AGAIN so I have a idea of numbers as the preliminary entries have to be in by the 4th of February

PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP SO I CAN GET THE TEAMS ENTERED BY THE 4TH OTHERWISE WE CAN’T ENTER. So even if you are not sure please let me know you are interested so I can keep a list to sort out reserves etc.

We also have to supply a helper for 2 hours on the day unless I have a name for a helper we can’t enter A team, so I am more than happy to be the helper on the day so long as we have enough people with their names down to compete. You can also compete as an individual.

Thank you

Martin (Team Manager)

My details are as follows:

Email: borehammartin@gmail.com

Mobile: 07813132949

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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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