There have been a few changes within the club recently; the main one being the formation of a new committee, so let me start by introducing you to the members and their responsibilities.
• Chair Jacki Snow
• Secretary Rachel Matthews
• Treasurer Margaret Hope/Christine Shepherd
• Membership Dawn Young
• Team Manager Zoe Nundy
• Website/Area 4 Lisa Fieldsend
• Training Rachael Smith
• Show Secretary Fran Ackerley
• Social Events Sam Dexter
• Safeguarding Officer Philip Lewis Ogden
Committee members Jeanne Wilson, Chris Frear
We could still do with a couple of more people to help on the committee. To help with coordinating volunteers, helping organise shows with Fran or helping Sam organise social events.
Standing down from the committee are Emma Darley and David Fielding. Emma has been involved with the club and on the committee for many years and for the last few years has taken on many responsibilities from field maintenance to team manager, working tirelessly for the club and its members. We thank her for all her efforts over the years. David Fielding has been our Chairman for the last few years and we thank him for his calm and patient guidance. The new committee are keen to keep members informed of what is happening and what we have planned for the club. First and foremost we are determined to prioritise communication between ourselves, the committee, and all the members. We want to hear what you have to say and what you would like the club to deliver on your behalf.
Most of the communication is done via our Face book page but we are in the process of devising a monthly news letter that will be sent to members to let them know what has been happening and what we have planned. Text messaging is something we are looking at too and we are keen to be able to sent single text messages to multiple contacts so if anyone could help with that please let us know.
Zoe has been very busy organising both Junior and Senior teams. In February EVRC sent two teams to the Novice indoor show jumping at Bishop Burton College. The 80 cm team consisting of Jackie Snow, Rachael Smith, Paige Atkin and Marie Spillane finished 6th and the 90cm team consisting of Amy Harris, Brogan Hodgson, Vicky Pears and Adele Barlow finished 2nd.
The club had to provide volunteers for the day and we sincerely thank all those who gave their time in order to let others compete, Tania O’Connell, Rachel Matthews, Jeanne Wilson, Dawn Young, Fiona Wainwright, Amy Harris, Margaret Hope, Marie Spillane.
Next was the Show Cross at Epworth and again two teams competed, Marie Spillane, Paige Atkin and Becky Whiteley in the 80cm and Amy Harris, Brogan Hodgson and Vicky Pears in the 90cm. Unfortunately the teams were unplaced. Olivia Rogers, riding her lovely new horse for the juniors, had a fabulous xc round but unfortunately had a couple of poles down in the sj. Again a massive thank you to Margaret Hope and Zoe Nundy for fence judging.
Coming up Rachael Smith is organising training at Thornton House Farm.
Thursday 4th April Jumping with Adele Mason 4pm – 7pm
Thursday 18th April Flatwork with Jack Wainwright 5pm – 8pm.
There are still spaces so please text Rachael 07979884101 or message on Fb.
Finally we are having a social get together at Mr Chu’s on Tuesday 2nd April at 7.30 to meet with members and non members. A chance to meet and chat and let us know what you want from Ebor Vale Riding Club.
Hope to see you very soon