Tuesday 8th August 2017

Minutes of August meeting

1 Minutes of Meeting – Monday 7th August 2017 – 8pm at the The Old Vicarage, Holmes Chapel Present approx 22 members including the committee Apologies: Liz Goda, Julie Andrews, Jo Harris Chairman’s Report – Joy Joy chaired the meeting and welcomed everyone • The minutes of the July meeting were accepted • Andrea still progressing the Wedgewood Lane case with Staffordshire council • Carol has been in touch with Cheshire council to try to get some slow down for horses signs in Smallwood. They are currently waiting for the council meeting mid Septemebr. • Delemere ride went really well, thanks to Marjory for organising and Jane for leading • The flat lessons and show jumping on Wednesday evenings are running through August. • There is flatwork on alternate Tuesdays at 10.30 at Alsager – not a bba event but there are often spaces available – contact Pat • Well done to Pat Guerin on her recent success in the Wolds Challenge endurance competition • Thanks to everyone who competed and helped at the July dressage • Many thanks to Jill Griffith who gave us a very informative and interesting presentation on straightness training. This covered both the reasons why we should consider how our horses are moving and how we can start to improve this. Treasurer’s report – Maggie Marincovic Deposit a/c 10626.93 Cash 36 Current a/c 4970.95 Total 15633.88 Membership- Elizabeth Goda Membership renewal still ongoing, last info: 45 adults, 9 honorary, 5 junior Social Report – Pat Guerin • Hunters Gate – running through August with a couple of spaces – please contact Jan • Jumping in August and September on Wednesday evenings. AOB A member recently had an issue with mountain bikers on Teggs nose. It is recommended that if you experience problems its worth letting the park rangers know. Next meeting: 4th September The Vicarage, Holmes Chapel 2 Upcoming BBA events SJ Training: Running sessions on 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep at 7pm- please let Joy or Pat know if you are interested. All abilities catered for. £15 per session or all 5 sessions for £70 Flat Work: Running on alternate Thursdays at 6.30pm Sarah Johnson, cost £14 Venue: Hunters Gate, Contact: Jan Dobson Drill Riding: 9th September 2pm at Hunters Gate. These can be booked on horse monkey. Contact: Kristine. Instructor: Sarah Johnson Cost £10. Pole work/working equitation exercises: 30th September 2pm at Hunters Gate. Contact: Kristine. Instructor: Sarah Johnson Cost £13 Daytime lessons spaces available at Alsager on Tuesday 10.30 – 11.30 Contact Pat Dressage Competitions: will be held at Alsager Equestrian Centre, on Mondays starting after 6pm 18 Sep Intro B, Prelim 18 and Novice 28. Entry fee £12 or £14 for non-members. Non members are advised to have their own third party insurance. Entries on line via Horse Monkey or to Joy Toomer at a meeting or by post to 20 Boundary Lane, Congleton, CW12 3HZ. Entries close the preceeding Friday and times will be on the website on the preceeding Sunday. Pleasure rides: The Chester Zoo pleasure ride is on the 20th August and has a choice of distances. Details on the Cheshire EGB website or from Pat Guerin. Cheshire EGB are also running at Pleasure ride at Peover on 10th September. Derbyshire EGB are running the ever popular Okeover ride on 24th September. Details on their website.