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Get your Jingle Bells on!!

So our latest line up for the Christmas raffle is here!! To be in a chance of winning one of these super prizes all you need to do is one of the following:

1 – To enter in advance we are not selling tickets!!
So Simply text – TEAMEVRC to 70050 – this will donate £2 (please ensure you have bill payers permission**) – once you have done this you will need to message Rebecca Jayne Whiteley on FB or text 07834602985. You will be given a number for the raffle draw on the 7th December! That way if you can’t make the dressage Competition then you can still take part! 

2 – If you are coming to our fun day Christmas Jumper Dressage competition with your jingle bells on – we will be selling tickets on the day at £2 each.

£1 from each dressage entry will be donated by the club and all the proceeds of the raffle will go to the Christmas Jumper Day Charity – Save The Children! 💕💕💕

Don’t forget to get your entries in to Fran Ackerley the 3rd is fast approaching!!! 

Big Thank You for all our donations from local businesses – Northern Crop Driers Patrick Wilkinson Saddlery Cheval Unique Snafflers R & R Country Burnby Hall Gardens KB Rider Biomechanics Verity Franks Thornton House Farm Livery Yard Kate Stringer Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Please like and share this post and let’s get lots of pennies raised for a very worth while cause! 


It’s another dark soggy day and it seems like we have had nonstop rain for weeks, the daylight is disappearing fast and it’s becoming more of a challenge to ride if you have family and if you work full or even part time.

We all need to have a goal to help motivate ourselves and mine is to compete Wispa in a Prelim dressage test, first we have to crack canter and to gain more experience at jumping so that we can compete in the Area 4 combine training qualifier at Bishop Burton early next year.

Sunday 20th October saw a number of EVRC members compete at Bishop Burton at the Area 4
Qualifier and I think everyone will agree a good time was had by all.There were some fabulous results and quite a few frillies presented to club members.             

If you are interested in representing the club at Area 4 competitions please look at our FB page and take note of the dates and venues of the Qualifiers. The next one is the Arena eventing at Richmond and we have a 70cm mixed team and some individuals preparing to compete. 


Junior Intermediate Ind 

Sophie Sadler P14 1st

Junior Novice Team

Sophie Sadler, Evie Beastall, Millie Harris, Eleanoe Messer. Team 4th

Senior Ind Intr A

Jackie Snow 2nd

Senior Novice Ind

Rachel Matthews and Becky Whiteley

Senior Novice Team

Jenny Kuehule P7 Ist Rachael Smith P12 3rd Adele Barlow and Sam Askew. Team 9th

Senior Intermediate Ind

Kate Stringer P14 6th Becky Whiteley

Senior Intermediate Team

Lucy Jordan P14 6th Rachel Matthews N30 7th, Adele Barlow N34 9th Team 8th.

Well done all!!!!

Sophie Sadler riding  Jo’s High Flyer finishing in 2nd place in P14 on a score of 70.96%

Training is going very well and proving to be popular. Lately we’ve had Sue Joy for flat work and Adele for grid work. Thank goodness we have the lovely facilities of Thornton House Farm to use when the weather is so set on being so very unpredictable.

Thursday 14th November AGM

Our annual AGM is being held at THF at 7.30pm in the gallery area. It is going to be an evening of reflection on 2018/19, of the many successes our team competitors have achieved, what the club is offering to the members and what you would like to be included in the diary next year.

The committee, apart from a few changes, will remain the same but we would welcome anyone who would like to join us. It would be lovely to have someone to help Sam with social activities, or pleasure/ social or beach rides. If you are interested please message one of the committee or speak to one of us.

I look forward to seeing lots of you Thursday!!!

Jackie (Chair)

Team Dressage Triangular competition 4th July

Thursday 4th July from 5pm EVRC are hosting a Team Dressage Triangular competition with White Rose and York and District.

The teams are as follows….
EVRC Juniors. 
Tash Fieldsend. IA. 
Zena Arsalan. IB
Lucy Rogers. P1
Olivia Rogers. P2

Senior Red
Cluny Chapman. IA
Christine Shepherd IB
Tania O’Connell. P1
Emma Leak. P2

Senior Blue
Barry Hall. IA
Sally Wainwright. IB
Kirsty Hanson. P1
Ellen Venton. P2

Intro reserve/individual 
Philip Lewis-Ogden

The teams would appreciate members support and I will need helpers on the night.
A writer 2 scorers and a steward. I would also love some donations of cakes please.
Please comment below or text Jackie 07917431087 with offers of help or donations of cake.
I look forward to seeing lots of members on the night.

New Showjumping dates

Morning all,

I can confirm our new date for the Winter SJ qualifier is 23rd & 24th February at Bishop Burton.

Same format as before unless entries are down considerably, in which case I will propose we run all qualifiers on one day, but please be assured this would be an extreme decision.

I have waited for British Racing and BEF for their latest updates this morning before releasing the date.

If we find ourselves in a situation where we have to cancel again, then all entries will go into a hat and a draw made by an independent person for qualifying places for Championships.

Sam will be contacting team managers direct regarding revised entries.

It is not mandatory that horses must have a six month booster however, please seek advice from your vet.

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any committee member if you have any queries.

Best regards

chair area 4

Please can you circulate the attached current advice from the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), which is the National Federation for all equestrian sport in the UK (not including Horse Racing). This advice applies to British Showjumping (BS), British Eventing (BE), British Dressage (BD) and British Riding Clubs (BRC). The BEF made a statement on the 11th of February 2019 reiterating that their stance is maintained following the weekend, which can be found here:

Statement from the BEF:

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the latest update from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Friday 8th February that there have been three further positive results for equine flu – bringing the total number of positive results to six – all of which are in the same racing yard.
The advice from our veterinary experts remains that it is not necessary to cancel other equine events as there is as yet no evidence of widespread infection, however we will continue to monitor this situation closely and will issue further updates as more information becomes available.
We continue to urge all horse owners to be vigilant and follow the recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.
We also urge any owners with suspected cases to take immediate veterinary advice and if equine flu is confirmed by laboratory testing, they should contact their relevant member body.
It is crucial for all horse and pony owners to be vigilant and follow recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.
Look out for signs of disease which can include high temperature, cough, snotty nose, enlarged glands (under the lower jaw), swollen or sore eyes, depression, loss of appetite and swelling in the lower legs.
If you see any of these signs, isolate the horse and call your vet immediately.
It is essential that any horses showing signs of possible equine flu, or horses that might have been in contact with possibly infected horses, do not travel to competitions or other events where there will be groups of horses. If your horse has been in contact with an infected horse we suggest that you should take immediate veterinary advice.
If your horse is currently vaccinated, but it has been longer than 6 months since the last vaccination, we recommend that you discuss a booster with your veterinary surgeon.
The BEF has further guidance on its website regarding equine infectious diseases and biosecurity:

Any further questions about the recent Equine Flu outbreak the BEF have a Q&A page which can be found here: