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Summer News Letter

News from EVRC


I hope you are all well and are enjoying the summer sun, rain and gales!!!! The British weather never ceases to surprise us and keep us on our toes.

Slowly and cautiously we are gradually getting back into the swing of training and competing both at club and Area 4. Everyone is conscious of being safe and ensuring we take sensible precautions against Covid 19. I fear that we will have to live with this virus for some time unfortunately.

The club are taking as many precautions as we can:

  • Making sure we social distance
  • Having hand sanitizer available
  • Asking members and visitors not to enter the club house
  • Parking, leaving ample distance between vehicles
  • Having no more than 6 horses in the warm up area.

Training at the club field has been very popular as always. Amanda Snowdon, Sue Joy, Jane Blades and Adele Mason have delivered flat and pole sessions which have been educational, challenging but most importantly enjoyable. It’s so good to see members enjoying themselves at the club field.


July’s Dressage Show Results

Intro A

1st Sheena Spence

2nd Tania O’Connell

3rd Elaine Smith

4th Chris Frear

5th Barry Hall

6th Samantha McLaren


Prelim 1

1st Ellen Venton

2nd Sheena Spence

3rd Fiona Wainwraight

4th Elaine Smith

5th Lucy Rogers

6th Tania O’Connell

Novice 24

1st Kate Stringer

2nd Ellen Venton

3rd Jenni Kuehnle


Pick a Test

1st Jackie Snow

2nd Jenni Kuehnle

3rd Brogan Hodgson

4th Kate Stringer

5th Chelsea Huxell

6th Fiona Wainwright

Dressage show 6th August

Our second dressage show was held on a Thursday, the weather was kind to us again and we had some super combinations. A few youngsters who were experiencing their first attempt at dressage and some experienced combinations trying their hand at a higher level of competition. Covid guidelines have been a challenge but members have been mindful of parking and social distancing at the field.

A  huge thanks must go to Andrea Brett, our judge on the night and her daughter Becky who was writer. 

Thanks also go to Amy and Lucy Jordan along with Sheila Kuehule and Chris Shepherd who were covering scoring, stewarding, collecting sheets and reading tests. Without these kind offers of help these shows would not run!!!



Intro B

1st Emma Wood             67.17%

2nd Emma Savage         66.09%

3rdKirsty Hanson         66.09%       

4th Jill Startin               65.65%

5th Chris Frear               64.78%

6th Heather Sparkes       61.74%


Prelim 7

1st Emma Leak              68.64%  (Hilly )

2nd Sheena Spence         65%

3rd Emma Leak             64.55%  ( Junior )

4th Jill Startin               64.32%

5th Elaine Smith           63.86%


6th  Izzy Scanlon          63.41%

 Novice 28

1st    Amy Harris            67.5%

2nd Sophie Bell              60.83%       


1st Elaine Smith P12     65.19%

2nd Izzy Scanlon P12    63.33%

3rd Amy Harris E44      62.40%

Our next Dressage Competition at the Club field is Thursday 3rd of September. 

Area 4 News

The next Area 4 Qualifier is scheduled for the 6th September and is the DTM whish will be held at Manor Grange.

EVRC have a number of riders competing and as we speak they are listening to their music and practicing their moves. We wish them all the best of luck and will give a full report on how they do in the next newsletter.

Novice and Intermediate Winter Dressage

This is being held at Bishop Burton on the 18th October and if you would like to be considered for a team you must contact Zoe on 07725884192 and be prepared to attend training on the 18th August at the club field or 29th August at THF. This is open to both juniors and seniors. From Intro to Elementary.

Competing for EVRC at AREA 4 Qualifiers

Horses’ need 6th Monthly flu vacs from the 1st October and It is also the date when all horses need to be micro chipped. Please do not get caught out Passports are checked and officials will have scanners on the day of competition.

Dates for your Diary

  • 18th August Team Dressage Training at the club field 
  • 25th August Jump Training at THF
  • 29th August Team Dressage Training at THF
  • 3rd September EVRC Dressage shoe
  • 6th September Area 4 DTM Qualifier at Manor Grange
  • 18th October Area 4 Novice and Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier at Bishop Burton.

Ebor Vale Riding Club Training

So pleased to announce that EVRC will resume training in June .

The club will endeavour to adhere to BRC guidelines and therefore there will be changes to how we organise our training sessions 
Rachael Smith will post on FB ,on the EVRC page 

If you would like a slot you must message /text Rachael with your preferred time – 07979884101 

***You must bank transfer the money to account 54647908 Sort Code 54-41-24**

The reference must be your surname followed by training date E.g Snow 23.6.20 
Confirmation will be when Rachael includes your name on the FB Page

On the Day at the Club Field 
The first session must park facing the arena 
The second session must park facing the road 
The third session must park as the first session 
The forth session must park as the second session 

The club house will not be open to members but you can use the loo😀
There will be hand sanitizer provided and we ask members to strictly adhere to the 2 metre rule

Wednesday 24 th June  – 4, 5, 6 & 7pm
Club Field (Everingham)
Trainer Adele Mason 

This will be £10 pp  – VIA BANK TRANSFER

Tuesday 30 th June – 4, 5, 6 & 7pm
Trainer Amanda Snowdon 
POLES work 
Club Field 

This will be £10 pp  – VIA BANK TRANSFER

If you would like to book a place please message or text me on 07979884101

Its A First For EVRC!!

A virtual dressage competition is a first for the riding club and its members!!

And was a fantastic success – with 27 competitors!

Organised by Samantha Askew and Judged by Adele Mason the riding club has delivered a completely socially distant event!!

Congratulations to all those that entered! See below results!

Cancelled!**Stress-less Dressage!!!!

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

On The Plus side… Christine and Fran have had a good sort out at the field!! So thank you very much both!

The ground at the field is looking fab, and ready for some action!

Planning to hold at least one competition a month at the field all being well!

Helpers Needed!!

As some of you will know Ebor Vale has in previous years, supported the Area 4 Winter Show Jumping Competition at Bishop Burton with helpers. 

That time has come round again and the club is needing a number of volunteers over the two days to do various tasks to ensure the smooth running of the competition. 

If you are available to help at all Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 2020 please let me know by either 

Replying to this email or
Contacting me on Facebook/messenger 

I need to have 5.5 people on Saturday and Sunday and currently only have 9 volunteers, some only half a day to cover the two days. 

Please please please help support the club!! 

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact Rachel Matthews via Facebook or Ebor Vale Page if you would be able to help!

Ebor Vale Riding Club Social – Yorkway Motel


Well its very nearly here!!!! January payday!!! Woohoo!

We are arranging a club social on Friday 31st January and would be delighted if you could join us!! All members both past and present, plus 1’s and children welcome.

We are meeting at The Yorkway Motel for drinks 7-7.30pm and then a 2 course meal for £15.

Menu Options


� Home Made Steak and Ale Pie – Prime Beef marinated in ale wrapped in shortcrust pastry

�Pan Seared Chicken Fillet Wrapped in Bacon – served with a rich mushroom sauce

�Mushroom Cranberry and Brie Parcel – served with rich vegetarian gravy.

All served with potatoes and seasonal Veg


�Chocolate Fudge Cake

�Lemon Cheesecake

If you would like to come along – please comment below with numbers and your food choices by Friday 24th January.

Christine Shepherd is organising so please direct any questions to Chris via Facebook Messenger!

Happy New Year and Looking forward to a great 2020!!!

Well Done Every One!!

Great work everyone!!!

Our Christmas Jumper day was a very successful day!! And we at the Club are pleased you all enjoyed yourselves.

Now all the money has been collected in and sent to:

Save the Children

We are very please to tell you that we raised a total of £191 for the charity on our dancing ponies!!

Big Thank You again to all our Sponsored Donations!!

Northern Crop Driers
Cheval Unique
Verity Franks
Kate Stringer – Wolds Vet Physio
Burnby Hall Gardens
R & R Country
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
Patrick Wilkinson Saddlery
KB Rider Biomechanics
Thornton House Farm Livery Yard