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BRC AREA 16 HORSE TRIALS QUALIFIER -EPWORTH 4TH May 2019
Again another trek up to the other side of Doncaster to Epworth for the Area 16 Horse Trials Qualifier. This year Rutland were able to field a 80 cm team of Bobby Horne, Georgina Sharples, Louise Cunliffe and Mandy Sanders.
At the last-minute Mandy had to substitute her second horse as Larry Gee had only received his booster flu jab a few days before which was going to make him ineligible to compete, so she bravely brought out Miss Dolly.
Fortunately, we did not have a dawn start as the 80 cm class was the last class of the day, and everyone did tremendously well with three clear rounds on the cross country! There seemed to be rather strange time penalties in the show jumping for Georgina and Louise, and this was queried. Alas not a lot we could do about it, but sure it was not correct!
The event was extremely well run and the course was beautifully presented, and they even had electronic score boards – a first I think for Riding Clubs. This all was working beautifully until the end when they realised there were a number of mistakes. It was two hours after the last horse had completed that the final scores were published. This involved a lot of toing and froing, a number a changes and readjustments, but this finally meant that Rutland came 3rd! This was out of seven teams. So well done ladies!!
Rosemary David very kindly agreed to come with me as back up, and in case any extra help was needed. Only glad that the rain held off what ended up a dry, sunny but cold breezy day.
Results are published separately.
Fiona Edmunds -Team Manager
BRC Intermediate Winter Dressage Championships 26th and 27th April
Weather conditions at Bury Farm for the Team competition were nearly as bad as those at the Qualifier back in October! No rain, but gale force winds, making travelling and competing very unpleasant indeed. A huge thank you to Dawn Ross (Ultratop van Overis Z), Tamsyn Iveson (Enniscrone Morgan Gold), Mel Bennett (Alderfarn Z) and Pippa Owen (Claude Debussy) for battling with the elements and making it to Bury Farm
Once again, there were some pleasing Tests, but placing, sadly, did not reflect the quality of work shown. The Team finished in 17th place (26 Teams took part) with Tamsyn and Dougie in the rosettes with their 8th in Novice 28 on a score of 68.96
Weather conditions for the Individual classes on the Friday were better for Deirdre Haynes (Fernella Fudge) and Rosemary David (Royal Mail). Both horses went well and Rosemary's score of 71.25%, very surprisingly, just took her out of the placings to stand 11th.
Thanks are due, once again, to Rosemary for Dressage writing on the Saturday as our Team Volunteer . We cannot send Teams to any of the Championships without nominating a volunteer, so if you would like to be involved and undertake this role, please let Team Managers know.
Jane Ellis - Team Manager
BRC Grassroots League 2019
The BRC Grassroots Points League has started again for 2019 and will run until the end of October. The league card is attached and the link below will direct you to the page on the BRC website.
This is a fabulous opportunity for all our grassroots riders who are jumping 60cm/70cm and walk & trot and prelim dressage. All the details can be found in the handbook and our website. If you have any questions please contact Jessica Payne
BRC Membership & Competitions Administrator.
RRC Teams for Area 16 competitions
Team Managers usually circulate an email to all the members they think will be interested in joining a team for the various Area 16 competitions. However, if you are interested in taking part in any of the Area Qualifier Competitions, please contact the team manager listed on the Events page well in advance. Competitions include the discliplines of dressage, show jumping, eventing.
For those of you who use Facebook here is the link to the Rutland Riding Club page.
Third Party Liability Insurance
Recent tightening of rules regarding insurance liability have prompted the following clarification. Membership of Rutland Riding Club, or other BRC affiliated Clubs, provides the rider with third party liability insurance in the unfortunate event of an accident occuring at a training event or competition (provided that they are complying with BRC rules such as hat rules). It is a requirement that all competitors have third party liabilty insurance at the time of entry to our competitions and non-members should be able to provide evidence of their insurance.
Wednesday 12th June
Evening Show Jumping Clinic with Sophie Miller
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00 pm
Venue: Newstead, Stamford , Lincs PE9 4TF
Contact: Rosemary David 01780 755237
Saturday 25th May 2019
Equigym Poles Clinic with Clare Llewellyn
Time: 11am to 2pm
Venue: Home Fram Aytson LE15 9BL
Contact: Sue Scott by 20th May 01572 823345
We are pleased to announce on line entries through myridinglife for all future competitions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OUR TRAINING CLINICS ARE OPEN TO RUTLAND RIDING CLUB MEMBERS' ONLY UNLESS SPACE ALLOWS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CLUB PLEASE SEE THE CONTACT US PAGE ON THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. WE WARMLY WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS.
Affiliated to British Riding Clubs
We are based in Rutland with around 100 senior members from a wide area stretching from Melton Mowbray to Peterborough, Stamford and Grantham. We run a busy programme of events each year with competitions in dressage, show jumping and combined training once a month and training is available in both disciplines for all abilities.
We also run Jumpcross and TREC clinics which have proved popular. These events take place at various venues in the area, mentioned above, as we are not based in any one particular place.
The club is affiliated to British Riding Clubs and falls within Area 16. We are regularly represented at Riding Club Area Competitions with teams and individuals in the very wide choice of disciplines available. This has enabled us to send members to the Championships in most years with notable successes.
We are always happy to welcome new members, whatever their riding capability. For our non-riding members we regularly run social events.
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