Times for dressage 10.3.17
Rachel Garlic 6.31
Pat Guerin 6.38
Jean Spearing 6.44
Liz Beattie 6.51
Jane Cummings 6.57
Anndrea Bossen 7.03
Liz Beattie 7.09
Jane Cummings 7.06
Sue Heaven 7.13
At the present time we do not have a waiting list for flatwork lessons, it may be that we will be reducing the number of sessions as there seems to have been a reduction in demand for all sorts of reasons, often out of members' control. We would ask that wherever possible members give a month's notice of wishing to give up a place. We understand that often notice cannot be given, but we respectfully remind everyone that we need immediate notice of a problem and payment for one month after notice. It is important that we do not lose sight of the fact that we raise funds to preserve and protect bridleways, we are not a riding club and we cannot allow our activities to lose money. Lessons are normally run pretty much at cost, which makes sudden losses a big problem. The committee apologises for seeming to be forever talking about money but the alternative is to lose our activities or increase the fees dramatically which would probably lead to the loss of activities. Please try to make Jan's life as easy as you can; organising these sessions is a big job and she does it very well.
To all participants in flatwork lessons
Following a discussion at our meeting last night we would like to
request you to provide us with an emergency contact number & name
which we can share with our instructors in case of accidents etc. This
Information will not be shared for any other purpose.
Please can you pm me with appropriate details. If you know someone
attends lessons but is not on either facebook or able to access the BBA
website please pass this message on to them as well. Jan.
It is a good idea to put an ICE number on your mobile phone for use in an emergency at a BBA event or anywhere else.
The next dressage will be on Monday, 10th March at Alsager Equestrian Centre from 6pm. Tests will be Intro A, Preliminary 18 and Novice 34 Entries to Joy Toomer £10 per class. Entries close 6th March.
Mid-Cheshire Bridleways Association
invites you to the postponed
illustrated talk by
William Reddaway BHS
on his epic 2,500 mile
“Ride Round England – 7 months on the road with Strider”
Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 7.30pm
at The Blue Cap, Sandiway
William Reddaway set himself a challenge to ride a horse across the country to four corners of England, going through towns and cities, visiting 30 cathedrals and abbeys on the way. His aim was to raise £250,000 for two charities. They are:-
The Family Holiday Association which helps many hundreds of families in dire circumstances to have a simple break.
Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre which brings the transforming power of horses and ponies to inner London children and young people who face physical, mental or social challenges.
Cheshire Endurance Group GB is running these pleasure rides and details are on their website. The Delamere ride is a charity ride of 16 or 24km on 8th March. Contact is Liz Finney 01565 63310
The Teggs Nose ride is to be held on 29th March, 2014. Contact John Illingworth 01625 430584
The annual four day course will take place from 29th April till 2nd May at Somerford Park Farm. We are a friendly group and our membership fee is just £7.50. We cater for people who do not jump (we do polework exercises), most of our riders are jumping around 2'3 to 2'6 and we have some members who jump up to 2'9-3'. We are able to use Somerford's wonderful facilities and we also have lunchtime talks and demos. We do the farm ride on Friday am (optional), competitions on Thursday afternoon (at all levels). and finish with a buffet meal and awards on Friday. Full information is given in the following letter. An application form is also attached. Membership forms can also be found at the top of the home page marked 'sign up'.
THE CHESHIRE/STAFFORDSHIRE BORDER BRIDLEWAY ASSOCIATION
1 The name of the Association is the Cheshire/Staffordshire Border Bridleway Association (“the Association”).
2 The objects of the Association are to:
- procure, enhance and protect potential and existing bridleways, byways and other ways useable by horse riders;
- procure, enhance and protect the rights of all horse riders and other bridleway users;
- promote public awareness of the need for and the existence and creation of bridleways, other ways usable by horse riders and others to the exclusion of motor vehicles;
- foster links with, support and co-operate with other persons and organizations with similar aims; and
- do all other things which seem to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims. This includes providing instruction or organizing competitions
3.1 Any person who supports the aims of the Association may apply to become a member by giving or sending to the Association Secretary a written application form signed by him or her.
3.2 Every person applying for membership shall become a Member when he or she pays the subscription for the current year.
3.3 The committee shall have the power to create honorary or other classes of membership on such terms as it thinks fit and to admit persons to and remove them from such membership.
3.4 The Secretary shall keep a register of Members and enter in it the contact details of all persons who become Members
3.5 A Member shall cease to be a Member:
- if he or she gives to the Secretary written notice of resignation of his or her membership;
- if he or she fails to pay any subscription within 1 month after the due date of payment; or
- if the member having committed some act or being guilty of behavior inconsistent with the membership of the Association, the Committee resolves by a majority of three-quarters to remove him or her from membership
4.1 The Association’s membership year is from 1 April to the 31 March and the subscription each year shall be payable in advance of every 1 April
4.2 The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall have the power to fix and vary the subscription by ordinary resolution
4.3 A person who is elected to be a Member after 1 January in any year shall not pay subscription for that year
5.1 The honorary officers of the Association shall be a Chairman, a Treasurer and a Secretary. The Annual General Meeting shall have power to create other honorary officers as it considers necessary. All of the officers must be Members of the Association.
5.2 Any officer may retire by giving one month’s prior notice to the Secretary, and all shall retire at the end of each Annual General Meeting, but shall be eligible for re-election at that meeting
6.1 The committee consists of the officers and no fewer than four other Members.
6.2 Any member of the Committee may retire by giving one month’s prior notice to the Secretary, and all shall retire at the end of each annual general meeting, but shall be eligible for re-election at that meeting.
6.3 Any casual vacancy on the Committee, or of any office including that of the Auditor arising between the Annual General Meetings may be filled by the Committee.
6.4 The Committee shall manage all the affairs of the Association and shall have the power to do everything necessary for that purpose.
6.5 The Quorum of the Committee shall be five.
6.6 Committee meetings shall be held not less than twice a year as and when needed
6.7 Not less than three day’s written or oral notice shall be given by the Secretary to the members of the Committee of every meeting, but in an emergency at the discretion of the Chairman and Secretary additional meetings may be called on not less than 24 hour’s notice.
6.8 Decisions at meetings of the Committee are made by a simple majority and in the event of equality of voting the Chairman (or the acting Chairman of that meeting) shall have casting vote.
Annual General Meeting
7.1 An Annual General Meeting shall be held in May in every year.
7.2 The business of the annual general meeting shall be:
- To receive the Chairman’s report of the activities of the Association during the preceding year;
- To elect officers and other members of the Committee;
- To remove and elect the Auditor or to confirm that he or she remains in office; and
- To fix subscription for the forthcoming year.
Extraordinary General Meetings
8.1 An extraordinary General Meeting may be convened at any time upon either a resolution of the Committee or a requisition setting out the resolution or the resolutions to be proposed. The requisition must be signed by 20 members or one-tenth of the members (whichever is less) and served on the Secretary by personal delivery or recorded delivery post. If the Secretary does not give notice of the meeting pursuant to the requisition on or before the 14 days from service of the requisition the requisitionists or any one or more of them on behalf of the others may give notice of the meeting
8.2 The business which may be conducted at an extraordinary general meeting may be any one or more of:
- removing all or any of the officers, other members of the Committee and Auditor of the Association and filling the vacancies caused by such removal;
- altering the constitution or
- dissolving the association
Proceedings at Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings
9.1 Not less than twenty one days prior notice in writing setting out the resolution to be proposed at the meeting shall be posted on the website.
9.2 Resolutions at the Annual General Meetings shall be passed by a simple majority of the votes entitled to be cast by the Members present at the meeting.
9.3 Resolutions of the Extraordinary General Meetings shall be passed by a majority of three quarters of the votes entitled to be cast by the Members preset at the meeting.
9.4 Each member shall have one vote on every resolution.
9.5 In the event of equality in voting at an Annual General Meeting the Chairman or acting Chairman at that meeting shall have a second or casting vote, but there shall be no second or casting vote on any resolution proposed at an Extraordinary General Meeting.
9.6 Nominations of persons for election to any office must be made to the Secretary at or at any time before commencement of the meeting at which elections for that office are intended to be proposed.
Accounts, income and property
10.1 The financial year of the association shall end on 31 March in every year, to which day the accounts shall be balanced and drawn.
10.2 As soon as is practicable, after the end of the financial year, there shall be a prepared a statement of the assets and liabilities of the Association at the end of the financial year, and a statement of the income and expenditure during that year, which statements shall be audited by the Auditor not less than seven days before the Annual General Meeting.
10.3 Copies of the audited statement of accounts shall be given at the Annual General Meeting.
10.4 The Auditor shall be a professional accountant or bookkeeper and shall not be a Member of the Association, he or she shall be appointed by each Annual General Meeting and shall hold office until the end of the next following Annual General Meeting.
10.5 All monies received by the Association shall be paid into an account in the name of the Association at bankers appointed by the Committee and cheques and other instruments drawn on and directions to the bankers shall be signed by not less than two officers.
10.6 No action involving expenditure in the name or on behalf of the Association shall be taken, and no undertakings which would commit the Association to expenditure or other liability shall be made without the prior authority of a resolution of the Committee.
10.7 Entry for any Association activity (including lessons, course, competitions) is not confirmed until monies are received and these monies are non-refundable. No entries can be substituted without prior arrangement with the organizer of that activity.
11.1 No one as a result of being an officer of other member of the Committee shall be liable for any loss suffered by the Association as a result of the discharge of his or her duties on its behalf, except for any loss which arises from his or her willful default, and each officer and other member of the Committee shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the assets of the Association for all expenses and other liabilities incurred by him or her in the discharge of his or her duties. Nothing in this clause shall effect any liability which any officer or other member of the Committee might have in his or her capacity as a Member of the Association.
11.2 Except for death or personal injury caused by negligence, the Association does not accept any liability for any accident, damage, injury or illness to horses, owners, riders, ground spectators or any other person or property whatsoever.
12.1 The association may be dissolved
- by a resolution passed under rule 8.2
- by a notice from a liquidator of the Company or a receiver of all or any of its assets; or
- by a resolution of the Committee of the number of members is less than 25 for a period of not less than six months
12.2 The dissolution shall take effect from the day when the resolution is assed and the committee shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Association
12.2 If any property remains after the discharge of all debts and liabilities of the Association it shall be distributed to such person or organization having similar aims to those of the Association as the Committee decides
Certificate of authenticity
We certify that the above is a true copy of the constitution adopted at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Association held on [date] at [address]
Joy Toomer Kristine Pemberton
Please pencil in the following dates for Summer 2014. Dressage at Alsager on 14th July and 22nd September.
Maggie's Combined Training competition will be held on 22nd June.
Kelsall Hill xc schooling 14th September from 10am with Joy Toomer, costing £25 each.
Smallwood cross country schooling with Joy Toomer will take place on 4th and 11th June from 6-8pm. Two groups of six on each evening at a cost of £25 each. Arclid cross country schooling with Joy Toomer will take place on 9th July at 6.30.
Arclid xc schooling with Joy Toomer will take place on 9th July at 6.30.
Dog Agility at the home of Mr and Mrs Jonathon Bossen on 19th July.
Ten mile pleasure ride Monday, 26th May from Brereton Heath Lane.
Further information on these events and other events shortly.
In March we have Beginner lessons from 7.30-8.15 and high (2'6-2'9) from 8.15 to 9pm on Tuesday nights. The lessons are open to groups of five and Joy Toomer is instructor.The venue is Alsager Equestrian Centre. The cost of lessons has regrettably had to be raised to £12 per lesson in order to keep them viable, but are still excellent value. The increase will take place from 1st March. Payments can be made at the meeting or via the post, but should be paid in advance. We respectfully remind you that we will have to pay for the lesson even if there has to be a withdrawal so we cannot make refunds. Members can often book odd dates if they cannot do all the dates in a course or be on a waiting list for odd dates, depending on entries. Please contact Pat Guerin or contact Joy Toomer via the website, or else see our Facebook page. There is a space on the improver lesson at 7.30 on 25th February if anyone would like it.
Update. There are two spaces on the beginners jumping for 11th, 18th and 25th March. Please get your entries in to Pat for April which will be 7.30 polework and 8.15 improvers.