January 2015 Newsletter

Firstly a huge welcome to all our new members. We are really excited about the club and look forward to meeting you all.

News

Our launch night in December was a great success! It was lovely to see so many people attend and great to hear your thoughts and ideas for the club. We now have over seventy confirmed members and we plan to hold a social evening as soon as possible so we can all begin getting to know each other! One of our members is a great Endurance enthusiast with a wealth of experience and has kindly offered to take on organising our endurance team. Thank you to Suzie Vickery, and if you are interested in finding out more about Endurance or joining the team please contact comms@threecountiesrc.co.uk or call 01825 790740 and we will put you in touch with Suzie.

Team News

We are fast approaching the Area 13 qualifiers for Dressage and Showjumping.

Show Jumping: The qualifier will be held at Brendon Stud, Pyecombe on Saturday 21st February. The Novice is 80cm to 85cms in the second round and Intermediate is 95cm to 1m in the second round. Both junior and senior teams welcome.

Dressage: The qualifier will be held at Brendon Stud, Pyecombe on Saturday 28th February. The tests are either Prelim 18 or Novice 24. Both junior and senior teams welcome.

Championships: Both show jumping and dressage are to be held at Hartpury on 4th & 5th April 2015. We will need entries in by Wednesday 21st January so if you are interested in competing please contact Sam Holland on seniors@threecountiesrc.co.uk for senior teams and Claudia on juniors@threecountiesrc.co.uk for junior teams. We also welcome supporters to cheer them all on!

Clinics 

24.01.2015 – Indoor Showjumping Clinic, Lingfield with Mandy Roebuck.

Mandy is an incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer for all levels. The clinic will be run for groups of 2 and Mandy will pair up individuals with an appropriate partner where necessary. £25 per person for 45 minutes for a group lesson or £30 for 30 minutes for a 1-2-1. Refreshments will be available. Please call Mandy on 07904 061244 with any questions or to book into the clinic. This clinic is now sold out – please see below another clinic on 21.03.2015.

31.01.2015 – Indoor Showing Clinic, Lingfield with Janice Green.

This is an amazing opportunity to get some early season training in ready for the 2015 showing schedule or try something new! The clinics will run for 1hour with a maximum of 4 to a clinic. It will be both In Hand and Ridden and cover all forms of showing. It covers all breeds and all ages and levels of experience in showing. Janice is a brilliant teacher who combines a huge amount of knowledge and experience with a great sense of fun and encouragement. £20 per person. Refreshments will be available. To book or ask any questions please call Janice on 07757 182663.

07.02.2015 – Indoor Dressage Clinic, Lingfield with Janice Green.

This clinic is aimed at our walk and trot and prelim/novice members or those with youngsters looking to get them out and give them some more experience. The clinic is part will concentrate on correct shapes, circles and making the most of your arena. The clinic will be £25 per person for 45 minutes with two people in each. Janice will pair up individuals as required. Refreshments will be available. Janice is a brilliant teacher who combines a huge amount of knowledge and experience with a great sense of fun and encouragement. To book or ask any questions please call Janice on 07757 182663.

07/08.02.2015 – Area 13 Subsidised Dressage Training with Richard Black at Wisborough Green.

Dressage Training with Richard Black at Cranbrook Farm, Skiff lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0AG. Richard is a UKCC level 3 coach. He has won 6 regional titles and been placed in the top 10 nationally from young horse classes through to advanced medium level. He is currently competing at PSG level and training with 5* international judge Isobel Wessels. Richard is happy to help horses and riders of all abilities and has plenty of experience with young and problem horses as well as flat work for eventing. For more info on Richard, please visit his website www.richardblackdressage.com, 45 minute individual lessons subsidised to £20 each. Places will be on a first come, first served basis. You are only allowed 1 lesson over the weekend, but can choose on which day. Payment in full will be required to secure your place & no refunds will be given unless your place can be filled or for cancellation if less than 72 hours notice. Please email Liz on lizmarlow22@hotmail.com to book.

14.02.2015 – Dressage Clinic with Robbie Carpenter at Belmoredean.

Robbie was a GB talent spotting finalist in the mid 90s and competed nationally and internationally as a GB Young Rider. He was trained classically from an early age and have continued training with various elite trainers including Emile Faurie and Conrad Schaumacher. Robbie teaches all levels and his mantra is “keeping it simple”! For more information about Robbie please see www.robbiecarpenter.com. Lessons are 1-2-1 and £40 for 45 minutes. To book or ask any questions please e-mail secretary@threecountiesrc.co.uk

07.03.2015 – Grid Clinic with Donald Kerr BHSI at Orchard Farm.

A fantastic opportunity to work with a brilliant grid work trainer. Classes will be limited to 5 people per class and run for 1 hour. We will work to ensure participants are working with other combinations at a similar level but all classes begin with poles on the ground. Classes are £15 per person with a maximum of 5 per class. Refreshments will be available. Any questions or to book please call Zoe on 01825 790740.

16.03.2015 – Area 13 Quiz & Curry Night in Coolham.

For Teams of 4. Only 1 BHSAI or above, or PC A test (in the last 10 years) per team. Cost £6 per head to include curry supper. Bring your own wine! Jenny D’Entremont is very kindly doing a curry supper for us all so do come and support it as it should be a fun evening. Please book yourself or your team in tocomms@threecountiesrc.co.uk or call Zoe on 01825790740 by Monday 11th March.

21.03.2015 – Indoor Showjumping Clinic, Lingfield with Mandy Roebuck.

Mandy is an incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer for all levels. The clinic will be run for groups of 2 and Mandy will pair up individuals with an appropriate partner where necessary. £25 per person for 45 minutes for a group lesson or £30 for 30 minutes for a 1-2-1. Refreshments will be available. Please call Mandy on 07904 061244 with any questions or to book into the clinic.

28.03.2015 – Fun Show Jumping Teams Competition – Pyecombe.

This is a fun Inter Area non qualifying show jumping teams show. Classes will begin at 2’3″ with teams of 4. Senior and junior teams are welcome but will not compete against each other. Individuals also welcome. Schedule will be out shortly with full details but if you would like further information please feel free to contact us on comms@threecountiesrc.co.uk

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter and we look forward to welcoming you at some or maybe even all the events listed above. If you have any questions or require any further information please contact us on comms@threecountiesrc.co.uk.