A Personal Message from Bel Ross, our new Chair
Sandra Davis Elected as Riding Club President – A Message from our new Chair
Sandra has been the backbone of the club for more decades than I can remember. She was an excellent instructor both for riding and stable management seeing many of us through our riding club stage exams. She also organised numerous events every year and was the initiator of the popular three phase day. Additionally, Sandra has guarded the club’s finances fastidiously up until very recently. Her encyclopaedic knowledge has been invaluable to the club for years. The committee is thrilled Sandra has accepted the role of Club President.
Posted 29 November 2020
New Committee Members
The club is delighted to welcome new committee members Annabel Ross (Chair), Charlotte Allen, Sue Minchinton, Carmen Shah and Mary Talbot-Rosevear. Here are statements from Charlotte and Mary:
‘Hi I’m Charlotte, I’ve been a member of South Devon Riding Club for 4 years. I have an 8year old ex-racer called Dilly whom I’ve owned for 2 years. We currently compete at unaffiliated dressage, having worked our way up to novice level this season before lockdown and also enjoy competing in the ROR classes at the County Shows. This coming year I’m hoping to get out to some unaffiliated jumping and planning on attending camp as have heard so many good things about it! I trained at Hartpury College and spent many years working within the equine industry, so am hoping to utilise some of my skills to support the club. ‘
Mary lives in Bigbury in the South Hams. Her passion is riding. She has cared for horses for over 20 years; but only began riding when her daughter got her first pony. She trains with Karen Lisk and is a member of South Devon Riding Club.
“Coming late to riding has meant the South Devon Riding Club has given me many opportunities to improve my riding and gain experience and confidence in a friendly yet competitive environment. We can all be winners at home; but getting out and competing is the only way to improve. SDRC members have been welcoming and supportive, which has helped me overcome many hurdles.”
Posted 16 November 2020
Annual General Meeting
Posted 15 November 2020
British Riding Clubs have issued the following statement about riding club activities:
‘Following the recent announcement of another national lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, we are saddened to announce that the current interpretation is that all BRC activity, bar virtual activity, must cease during this time. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes all activities run under the BRC banner, including competitions, training, clinics and camps. We continue to liaise with the Department for Digital, Media and Sport and Sport England, and will update you further should the advice change. ‘
See BRC Website for the latest news.
Please contact your clinic organiser for further details.
Posted 3 November 2020
Area Dressage Qualifiers
A MASSIVE well done to everyone who represented SDRC at the Area Dressage Qualifiers held last weekend
Congratulations to the Novice Team on winning with the following results:
Emma Tremaine, 2nd with 69.14% in prelim 2
Gillian Glegg won prelim 7 with 70.45%
Siobhan Murphy, 2nd with 70.43% in novice 24
Kate Fletcher won novice 27 with 75.54%
Fantastic results from the Novice individuals:
Helen Cobbold won Novice 24 with 70.65%
Emma Tremaine, 2nd with 70.23% in prelim 7
Our only intermediate entry Kate Fletcher won novice 28 with 74.38%
You should all be so proud of yourselves, thank you for representing the club so well
Posted 3 November 2020
Lockdown Update November 2020
Sadly it looks like all planned clinics and events at the moment will have to be cancelled due to the looming lock down. We will get advice from BRC within the next couple of days to confirm this but it is obvious that within the new government restrictions these will not be possible. Any advice we are given for the current situation will be posted on our Facebook page and the website.
Once we have confirmation clinic fees will be refunded. Any competition entry fees will have already been sent to the Area Rep but Becky will sort these out as soon as we receive information from BRC.
Posted 2 November 2020
To remind you that if you would like to join our virtual AGM on the 11th November at 7.30 please can you contact Clare ASAP as we need to let BRC know by the 3rd November as they are setting up the virtual meeting for us. They will then send you a link to follow. Won’t be the normal fun social evening but if you want to keep up to date with any changes or make any suggestion please “come along”! We will be sending out a copy of the Chair’s summary, the minutes and a copy of the financial report to all members after the event if you can’t make it.
Posted 2 November 2020
Update July 2020
- That you withdraw should you become unwell with Covid symptoms prior to the event
- That you do not congregate in groups
- We would prefer you only bring 1 person with you. Please consider whether extra people are necessary before bringing them
- Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead
- Please respect a 2 metre distance between you and your fellow members/attendees
- Spectators – please check with the organiser first that it is ok for you to attend
Chard Training Day?
South Devon Riding Club Bygones
British Riding Clubs Coronavirus FAQs for Members 27/3/2020
Festival of the horse qualifier
Andrew Lovell Clinic 9 Feb
Richard Waygood MBE ‘One Team’ talk on the 1st of Feb at The Cardinals, Hatt, Saltash PL12 6PJ.
Please note that there is an updated copy of the November newsletter (listed under December). The update contains further details about the upcoming Andrew Lovell clinics, most notably that there will be show jumping as well as polework clinics available and that all entries will be taken via Equo.
Posted Dec 2019
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