Summer News

I can’t believe the children are back at school and the summer is just about over. However when I look at my ponies’ coats and see how thick and hairy they all are I know the short days and colder weather is on its way.

So much has happened over the last couple of months and so many of you have been out and about with your ponies having fun. The club has had great success at the Northern Championships and a couple of our juniors have had their first taste of Championship competition at Lincoln. 

Thursday 25th July our training session at Port Royal was enjoyed by all even though we had a couple of unscheduled dismounts. Fortunately, no one was injured and everyone had a smile on their face by the end of the evening. Our thanks go to Adele who was our trainer.

Flying HighSarah and the fabulous Worzel showing us all how it’s done.

Tuesday 30th July Our lovely trainer from France came back to Thornton House Farm. Everyone is so glad to see Helen Coxall on her return visits to England and always enjoy her no nonsense direct approach.

Wednesday 31st July we were back at the club field for a flat work session with Lucy Jordan.

Friday 2nd August   Our senior HT team Becky Whiteley, Amy Harris, Rachael Smith and yours truly were at Swalcliffe EC competing in the BRC National Championships. A fantastic venue and an unbelievable xc course which was full up and challenging. The team were placed 10th out over 30 teams competing. I finished 9th and Rachael 13th  in her arena. Amy finished on a double clear but with time penalties and Becky had a fabulous experience coming back to eventing after quite a break.

 Wednesday 14th August

EVRC Stressless DressageResults

Class 1 Intro A

1st Jackie Snow      70.65%                 

2nd Fran Ackerley   68.04%

3rd Emma Leak   68% 

Class 2  P13

1st Paige Atkin 69.68%

2nd Christine Shepherd 67.12%

3rd Cluny Chapman  65.19%

Class 3 N24

1st Rachel Matthews  64.78%

2nd Kate Stringer 64.18%                    

Class 4 Pick a test

1st Jackie Snow 68.70%

2nd Fran Ackerley  66.09%

3RD Emma Leak  6413%

Sunday August 25TH


The Senior Novice team finished 3rd

A number of EVRC competitors represented the club in the senior dressage on a very hot day at Bishop along with one junior.

Rachael Smith came first in her arena
Lucy Jordan finished 2nd in her arena

Millie Bolden, our only junior put in a lovely performance to finish in the ribbons too.

National Championships at Lincoln

Amazingly two of the youngest competitors qualified for the National Championships at Lincoln.

Natasha Fieldsend rode Sunny in the junior riding test and although she didn’t finish in the placings she gained invaluable experience competing for her club.      

Millie Hunter Bolden joined another three juniors from Area 4 to make a team and the team came third. A fabulous achievement for Millie in her first season with Ebor Vale.  

Thursday September 12th   

EVRC Stressless DressageResults

Class 1 Intro B 

1st Tan  66.52  

2nd  Kirsty 65.86

3rd Philip 62.82

Class 2 Prelim 1

 1st Kate 68.94

2nd Rachel 65.86

3rd Emma 62.82

Class 3 Nov 30

1st Kate 65.19

2nd Rachel 62.5

Class 4 Pick a Test

1st Tan 67.17

2nd Philip 63.26

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that I’ve been somewhat late with my news update and for that I apologise. The summer is always hectic for everyone and that includes me. I’ve been to BRC Championships, helped at pony club camp, been away with my pony Wispa to Sommerford and been on a holiday to relax and do nothing. I promise to be more diligent in the future.

Hope to see you soon