February 2017 Newsletter

NORTH DEVON RIDING CLUB
FEBRUARY 2017
NEWSLETTER

LAST MONTH…
Half Term Indoor XC Clinic with Tim Cheffings.
We had great fun at Tim’s – at times it was a bit hairy but everyone stayed on board!

Louise White on Georgie going through the owl hole

Flatwork Clinic with Louisa Brend
This February clinic turned out to be a popular one and we all came away having had a good work out. The March clinic is now full.

COMING UP…
Shetland Pony Carriage and Scurry Driving open event free entry all welcome Sunday 12th March 2017 Calvert Trust 1000- 1300hrs
A family fun day out – come and meet Peter Kyle and his beautiful Shetland ponies. Peter will give a short talk and demonstration and then there will be an opportunity to have a go at scurrying around cones, back step or simply going for a ride. Hats that comply with British Riding Club standards must be worn if you wish to take part. Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cakes will be available to buy. There will be a collection for the Air Ambulance.


Show Jumping Lessons with Ian Wright Thursday 9th and 23rd March 2017 and 6th April 2017 Members only
The next set of three lessons are taking place at Mullacott Event Centre. Small groups, £20 per session or £50 for all three payable in advance by bacs or cheque, ref IWSJ. Book with Suzie Wilson on fb or 07749 907747
Flatwork Clinic with Louisa Brend Saturday 18th March 2017 CLINIC FULL

CANCELLED – Club Spring Camp
Sadly, we have had to cancel the Spring Camp as we were not able to get enough members to make it viable for the venue.
However, our trainer, Natalie Passmore will be holding a Flatwork Clinic on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Codden Hill Equestrian Centre
Members 45 mins private – £40; 1 hour shared (two people) – £25:
Non-members 45 mins private – £50; 1 hour shared (two people) – £35
Book with Alf Broadhead on fb
Members Only Flatwork Clinic with Vanessa Cheffings Saturday 8th April 2017 Downe Farm Event Centre
£20 per hour, two sharing
Book with Katherine Govier on fb
Inter Riding Club Rising Stars Team and Unaffiliated Dressage Monday 17th April 2017 Conquest Centre Norton Fitzwarren TA2 6PN
Let’s get some dressage teams together – we won the Intro class last year!
Check out www.westsomersetrc.org for details
Dressage Test Training Clinic with Vicci Greenaway Monday 24th April 2017 Mullacott Event Centre
£30 private, £15 two sharing
Ride your test, receive feedback and tuition and then ride it again to perfect your marks! Choose from Intro C (2016), Prelim 18 (2002), Novice 30 (2006) or Elementary 44 (2002)
Please book with Vicci Greenaway via fb or 07769 627160
Show Jumping with Tim Cheffings Wednesday 26th April 2017 Downe Farm Event Centre
From 3pm
£10 per person per hour in groups of 3
Book with Katherine Govier
Outdoor X Country with Tim Cheffings Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Downe Farm Event Centre
From 3pm
£30 per person per hour in groups of 3
Book with Katherine Govier
Trip to Dressage day at Badminton Friday 5th May 2017
Details on fb
Book with Fleur Blackmore
Open Evening Dressage Competition Friday 12th May 2017 Mullacott Event Centre
From 5pm
WSDD Qualifier
Schedule to be posted on fb
Members Only X Country Clinic with Sara Gallagher Sunday 21st May 2017 Southcott XC Winkleigh
£30 for one and a half hours instruction in small groups of 3 or 4. Price includes unlimited use of the course on the day. Body protectors to current BRC standards are compulsory for this clinic. There is no food or drink available at this venue so bring a picnic. Book with Louigi Powell on fb.
Dates for the diary – details to follow:
Spring 2017
Vet talk with Jenny Green from Torch Equine
on legs and lameness
Sunday 25th June 2017
Members Only Dressage Competition
Calvert Trust
WSDD Qualifier
Sunday 16th July 2017
Rising Stars Dressage and Show Jumping
Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre
Sunday 1st October 2017
Fun Ride
Bratton Fleming
Sunday 8th October 2017
Open Dressage Competition
Mullacott Event Centre
Sunday 8th October 2017 to Thursday 12th October 2017
Members Only Autumn Camp
Stockland Lovell Equestrian Centre
Sunday 15th October 2017
WSDD Championships
Kings Sedgemoor
…NEWS
The Air Ambulance
As many of you will know one of our members had a serious fall at camp in October 2016. The Committee has nominated the Air Ambulance as its charity this year and we will have a collection tin at our events. We would love to make a difference for this charity and hope you will be able to give generously.
Booking on Clinics and Events
To help us manage clinics and events please contact the clinic/event organiser prior to paying to check there are spaces. Spaces are confirmed as payment is received so
your place will only be confirmed when the club has received your payment.
Please tell the organiser when you have paid too. You must pay by the advertised closing date.
If you are unable to attend for any reason tell the organiser as soon as possible and we will try and re-sell your space. If we re-sell your space your money will be refunded. Unfortunately sometimes we are unable to re-sell spaces but the club still has to pay for the venue and for the instructor. For this reason too, we can no longer accept payment ‘on the day’. The easiest way to pay is through bank transfer:
Sort code: 30-90-49
Account number: 00385651
plus the clinic/event reference
or you can ask the organiser for an address to send a cheque
Paying by bacs?
Sort code: 30-90-49
Account number: 00385651
ref:
for Ian Wright show jumping – IWSJ
for Tim Cheffings – TCSJ
for Tim Cheffings – TCXC
for Vanessa Cheffings – VC
for Louisa Brend –LB18Mar
for Natalie Passmore – NP
for Sara Gallagher – SG21May

Alison

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