The improvers course which commences on 25th June for 4 weeks has a couple of spaces. Alsager Equestrian Centre at 7.00pm . Pat Guerin is the contact and the lessons are £10 each. You can book to do odd sessions if you are unable to make all the dates of the course. Instructor Joy Toomer . The next blocks of lessons will commence 23rd July and will be pole work at 7pm and beginners jumping at 8pm, these sessions have proved popular and it is first come, first served.
The trophy for the most improved dressage since last year at the Combined Training will be awarded to Nicki Phillips and Cherry.
Many thanks to Maggie Marincovic for the use of her excellent facilities and her assistance on the day. A big thank you to the Ellam family for the super refreshments. The weather was lovely and an enjoyable day was had by all. Special thanks are due to Kristine Pemberton, Tracey Talbot and Jane Cummings who assisted in various ways to make the day happen.
Dressage 1st Tori Smith, 2nd Emma Egerton, 3rd Andraya Hiscock, 4th Liz Beattie, 5th = Anndrea Bossen, Laura Hayward and Hannah Rush
Combined Training - Beginners 1st Laura Hayward, 2nd Nicki Phillips, 3rd Sue Williams, 4th Sue Bancroft
Combined Training Novice 1st Hannah Rush, 2nd Nicki Phillips, 3rd Kathy Lowe, 4th Marjory Higgs. The Saga Trophy was won by Hannah Rush.
7 Barrel jumping 1st Hannah Rush, 2nd Sue Bancroft, 3rd Marjory Higgs, 4th Sue Williams
On Saturday, 22nd June at 7.30 pm ECCTG are holding a Quiz night and supper at Smallwood School. The quiz is not all horsey and is intended to be a really good fun night for everyone. This is to raise funds for ECCTG team costs. In particular Nicki Toomer and Brook Butler are representing British Riding Clubs in France in July. together with two riders from Gower Riding Club. The girls are having to hire horses to do this and the costs are much higher than they would be over here. Please try to support this event and even if you cannot come we would really appreciate a donation toward the fund. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the girls and Nicki has been a member of BBA since she was four years old together with her two year old brother - he might have been three before he rode at any events! Tickets available from Joy or Nicki Toomer £10 each.
The sessions of cross country training with Joy Toomer at Smallwood Livery Centre that have been arranged for 12th and 19th June from 6-8 are now full. There will be two hourly sessions on each evening with a maximum of six riders on each. The cost is £22 per rider. If you wish to be on a waiting list in case of any late withdrawals please contact Pat Guerin. PAYMENT IS DUE ON THE NIGHT.
The times for dressage will be posted either Friday night or Saturday morning. Refreshments will be available. The classes are dressage, combined training (three heights) and 7 barrel. To be held at The Smallholding, Brereton Heath Lane, Somerford
Apologies for the delay on these results.
Handy Pony 1st Elaine Sutcliffe, 2nd Liz Beattie, 3rd Sue Bancroft
Crosspole jumping 1st Julie Andrews, 2nd Sue Norcop, 3rd Rachel Stafford
2'3 jumping 1st Lynda Winstanley, 2nd Emma Egerton, 3rd Anna Mather
2'9 jumping 1st Sally Filby, 2nd Marjory Higgs
Sally - 1st Lucy Filby, 2nd Marjory Higgs, 3rd Sally Filby
Ruth - 1st Emma Egerton, 2nd Anna Mather, 3rd Kathy Lowe
Carol - 1st Ruth Davenport, 2nd Rachel Stafford, 3rd Jo Harris
Sarah - Rachel Garlick, 2nd Jan Dobson, 3rd Julie Andrews
Joy - 1st Elaine Sutcliffe, 2nd Sue Heaven, 3rd Anndrea Bossen
Badger trophy for best overall dressage, Ruth Davenport and Hugo
The annual Dog Agility and barbecue evening will be held on 20th July at 6pm at the home of Anndrea and Jonathon Bossen. There will be a nominal charge for the burgers and hot dogs and members are asked to bring a dish with them. A food list will go round at the next meeting. If you are not going to be at the next meeting, please contact Joy Toomer if you would like to attend.
We are nearly there on Chapel Gate (the high level riding route linking Chapel-en-le-Frith with Edale). The Peak Park Authority is now consulting the public on its intention to permanently ban 4x4s, quads and motor bikes from using the route. We need as many riders as possible, and as many people who care about the Peak District as possible, to take part in the consultation and support the proposed vehicle ban.
Taking part in the consultation is very easy.
All the background documents and an online response form are on the Peak Park website at http://consult.peakdistrict.gov.uk/details.cfm?TROID=6
Some points you might want to make, but please use your own words:
4x4s, quad and trail bikes on Chapel Gate put horse riders in danger
the only way to make riders safe is to exclude these vehicles
The track is too fragile to sustain the wear and tear of modern motor vehicles
Vehicle ruts are dangerous for horses as they can fall in them
The noise and damage done by 4x4s, trail and quad bikes should not be permitted in a national park
Please take part in the consultation and support the vehicle ban. The consultation lasts until 28 June, but don't delay - please do it now!
And please forward this email to all your rider contacts and to everyone else you know who cares about the Peak Park and wants to protect its unsurfaced byways from vehicle damage
STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS BRIDLEWAYS
Rosette to all entrants
£10 per rider
Riding through one of the most beautiful areas in the Moorlands
Approximately 12-13 miles, mostly off road
Shorter Route available
Entries should be submitted by 10 days before the ride