Border Bridleways Association Border Bridleways Association

17Apr/140

Help at camp

We have had some offers of help at camp for which we are most grateful. We could do with about three more people - all offers most welcome either for a full day or half a day. Thank you.

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15Apr/140

Important notice re flatwork on 1st May

Due to a number of regulars being at camp, we will be running one lesson at 6pm for this week only.

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8Apr/140

ICE numbers

Could we ask all members attending lessons to forward emergency contact numbers to Jan (flatwork) or Joy (jumping). Thank you.

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8Apr/140

Minutes from April General Meeting

Minutes of BBA Meeting Monday 7th April 2014– 8pm at The Davenport Arms,

Present approx 19 members including the committee
Apologies:
Pat Guerin, Louise Carroll, Tracy Talbot

Chairman – Joy Toomer chaired the meeting

Joy welcomed every-one to the meeting, particularly Nikki and Carol, Catriona is making progress
The minutes from March meeting were accepted
Looking for people who have used the Saltersley common ride in Wilmslow contact Janet Stevenson
Violet Hughes trophy has been returned. Next recipient will be decided at next committee meeting
Dressage points for the season have been calculated and awards go to: intro Rachel Douglas, Prelim Andrea Bossens, Novice – Jane Cummings
We now have 20 people committed to the course and have a plan to allow it to run with this number. The proposal is for 2.5 days instruction plus the farm ride on the third day in the afternoon. Notification of this change to arrangements will be sent to everyone shortly. Still space for a few more upto a maximum of 24 people. Sarah, Carol and Sally will be instructors. Joy will confirm the exact costs after the camp which we hope to just break even. Will need helpers especially as Joy is riding and Tracey and Liz will be at work. Thanks to the organising committee for going the extra mile to ensure that this could still run
Emma kindly volunteered to organise a meal on the Friday after camp. Please look out for notices posted on facebook and the website

Treasurer’s report – Maggie Marincovic

Deposit Account £ 8269.96
Cash in Hand £ 10.00
Current Account £ 378.43
Total £ 8658.39

Nick will be auditing the books following this meeting.

Membership – Tracey Talbot

102 Adults, 4 Juniors.

Social Report - Pat Guerin

Flat lessons: 7.30 permanent vacancy from May and a 6.30 from 1st May – still occasional spaces so please contact Jan if you’re interested.
Spaces on SJ in April – contact Joy if interested
Jan would like emergency contact details for all people attending flat or SJ lessons

AOB

Next meeting AGM: Davenport Arms, Monday 12th May at 8pm

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8Apr/140

AGM 12th May, 2014

Our annual AGM will be held at The Davenport, Marton at 8pm on 12th May. Please note this is a week later than normal due to the Bank Holiday.

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7Apr/140

Important information regarding the course/farm ride and plea for helpers

We have had to take the decision to reduce it to a three day format with the farm ride instead of competitions on the Thursday afternoon due to reduced numbers making the cost of a fourth day no longer a viable option. Members who are attending will receive further information via e mail shortly. We can still take one or two more people if anyone wishes to apply and the application form is on the website on the earlier posting or alternatively ring Joy Toomer on 07860 118181.

If you are not attending camp but would like to come to the farm ride on the Thursday afternoon (1st May), you are most welcome. Please let Liz Mouchet or Joy Toomer know and we will include you on the list for Somerford and be able to obtain a reduced price for you.

We would be most grateful for any offers of help during the course please contact Liz or Joy.

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31Mar/140

Wilmslow area riders please read this! Message from Pat Amies

The ROW Sub committee (councillors) met in december to approve/ not
approve various ROW applications/diversions etc. They meet every three
months. I still get a copy of the agenda even though I told the council
I was retiring. perhaps its as well as I can still be forewarned and
pass it on.. anyway...
The Carrs at Wilmslow came up. A new bridleway was to be created along
a footpath which follows the brook and gives access to people living in
Wilmslow. However it was to be a cul-de-sac BW. I spoke to Genni
Butler about this pointing out the obvious to which she replied that the
ground was not really suitable for horses but Natural England will only
provide monies if new routes are put in as multi user. The council had
therefore to apply for a bridleway (which allows cyclists to use it!)
The secret plan being that really they wanted a cycle route into
Wilmslow. They did not consider that horses would want to go into the
town. ... wrong!

Janet Stephenson took up the cudgel when she saw the notices posted on
the route and found workmen resurfacing the former RUPP, now a
restricted BW on its steepest bit,creating a brilliant wizzway for cyclists.

No equestrians of any kind had been consulted on the proposed changes,
it had been kept to Bollin Valley Partnership and other official bodies
plus the ramblers of course.

To cut a long story short, Janet challenged them and advised them nicely
that she was contacting Natural England to tell them that the money had
been obtained under false pretences and forwarded then a copy of the
original order which said nothing about a cul-de-sac bridleway.
The council have given in and are now extending the proposed route to
include the bits which only cyclists would have been allowed to use.

The only issues which need to be sorted out is the resurfacing of the RB
which is now not suitable for horses. It's a link to Styal Mill and has
been used for years by horse riders.

Janet appears to now have the bug. She has decided to research somewhere
called Saltersley Common which she used to ride years ago and is already
checking out the maps!

If there are any BBA riders who ride in these areas they need to be
aware of the happenings at the Carrs and contact Janet if they can offer
help in the way of usage.

Janets e mail is janet.stephenson1@hotmail.co.uk. This is the best way
to contact her as she is out much of the time.

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30Mar/140

BRC Winter Show Jumping Championships

The ECCTG team which consisted of three of our members, Libby Richards (Holly), Sally Filby (George) and Nicky Toomer (Tomas) together with Sue O' Leary (Argento) competed at Hartpury this weekend. The team finished the first round on a high with three clears from Sue, Libby and Sally, Tomas had eight faults but Nic did a great job with him as he was absolutely amazed by the experence! The course was bigger than expected and in a tight arena so this was a great achievement. In the second round both Nic and Sally had faults but Libby and Sue flew round clear once again. The team finished seventeenth out of thirty three teams. All the horses will have gained from the experience and everyone had a lovely weekend.

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20Mar/140

Update on flat work and jumping lessons

As of the April meeting we have one permanent flatwork slot available at 6.30 and one at 7.30. If you would like these slot or to be on the waiting list for a 5.30 slot, please contact Jan Dobson. We have a slot on 17th April at 5.30 on a one off basis, if you would like it, please contact Jan.

Sarah Johnson is the instructor and the cost is £12 per lesson. There will be a maximum of seven horses on a lesson. The venue is Hunters Gate, Byley

With regard to the jumping sessions , in April we have no spaces on the polework sessions, but we do have vacancies on the improver (up to 2'3) sessions which commence at 8.15. Price is £12 per session. Please contact Pat Guerin regarding these places. Joy Toomer is instructor and the venue is Alsager Equestrian Centre.

Please note that the lessons which commence in May will be from 7pm rather than 7.30 and this will be for the duration of the summer. In May we will be running beginner (7pm) and improver/high lessons 2'3 - 2'6 (7.45pm) In June it will be polework (7.00pm) and improver/high (7.45pm). The sessions will normally be 3/4 hour but should numbers dictate any change you will be notified. If you cannot do a whole block it may well be possible to book odd dates with Pat.

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19Mar/140

Jumping lesson vacancies 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd April, 2014

In April we have no spaces on the polework sessions, but we do have vacancies on the improver (up to 2'3) sessions which commence at 8.15. Price is £12 per session. Please contact Pat Guerin regarding these places. Joy Toomer is instructor and the venue is Alsager Equestrian Centre.

Please note that the lessons which commence in May will be from 7pm rather than 7.30 and this will be for the duration of the summer. In May we will be running beginner (7pm) and improver/high lessons 2'3 - 2'6 (7.45pm) In June it will be polework (7.00pm) and improver/high (7.45pm). The sessions will normally be 3/4 hour but should numbers dictate any change you will be notified. If you cannot do a whole block it may well be possible to book odd dates with Pat.

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