I hope you are all looking forward to Easter and being able to get out and about with your four legged friends. As I write this newsletter it is raining but we have had a long period without the wet stuff so we can’t complain.
Sunday 31st March the Junior Novice Dressage Nationals. Leah Stott, Eleanor Messer and Millie Harris represented the club at the National Championships at Arena Uk. The girls did a fabulous job and produced some lovely tests but sadly just missed out in the placings. Eleanor Riding at Arena UK
2nd April Tuesday was our first informal social held at Mr Chus, in Hayton . Members, committee and non members came together to have a drink, meet face to face and offer suggestions regarding inter club competitions and different fun activities. Some of the ideas were brilliant and the committee will be working hard to make some of them happen. It was a well supported get together and I hope we can repeat it on a regular basis.
Training at THF with Adele on the 4th April was well attended and it was lovely to see new faces taking advantage of the fabulous facilities. There were lots of positive comments from those taking part which makes it all worthwhile.
The next training is on Tuesday 16th April which will be flat work. Text Rachael to book a space or message on the FB post.
Area 4 CT Qualifier Richmond 7th April
EVRC sent two Senior teams represented the club at Richmond and there was no margin for error as they only had 3 riders. All competitors produced brilliant dressage tests and coped with a challenging indoor show jumping course which proved to be quite challenging for a lot of riders.
90Q Arena A !st Jackie snow Arena B 1st Dawn Young
100Q Arena A 4th Rachael Smith.
Team 1st and Qualify for the National Championships
90Q Arena A 3rd Marie Spillian
100Q Areans A Paige Atkin AreanB8th Brogan Hodgson
Team finished 12th
Evrc would like to wish Kate Stringer the very best of luck when she represents the club at the Intermediate Winter Championships at Bury farm on the 27th/28th April.
Dates for your diary
Tuesday 16th April Flatwork with Jack Wainwright at THF
Thursday 25th April Mecca Bingo Fishergate details to follow from Sam.
Tuesday 30th April Pole work with Verity Franks at THF
Thursday 9th May Dress down dressage show at the club field
Thursday 23rd May show jump training at Port Royal
Our first dressage show of the season is on Thursday the 9th of May. Please support us by coming to compete, schedules to be out soon, or offer to help. Rachel Matthews is taking on the role of co coordinating helpers so please help her by offering a few hours for your club.