Ebor Vale Riding Club News, March 2021

Dear Members,

I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to a little more freedom when we hit the 29thMarch, step two of Boris’ road map to freedom. This lockdown has certainly been a challenge for me personally; quite different from the first one when the weather was good and everyone was so optimistic that once we were allowed our freedom again all would be well….

Winter months are a challenge anyway for us horsey folk but add in a National lockdown with nothing to look forward to as regards competitions, pleasure rides, hacking or meeting up with friends and family and life can seem pretty depressing.

What have the EVRC Committee been up to…..

The committee have been on a steep learning curve during this time. We have had to transfer all our planning and communication online. We have been mindful that as members, especially active riding members, you deserved some form of interaction and activities to keep you focused and give you goals to aim for.

Our You Tube platform has provided a couple of activities, one riding and the other a non riding fitness programme organised by “Fight Fit” who are based in Wheldrake.

Our riding session was one using poles. It was led by Adele and she explained how one exercise could be used by different horses to meet their level of experience. In our case a youngster, a more physically mature horse and finally a horse who was well established with regards to the “Levels of training”

If you haven’t already please take a look at our You Tube page and by all means have a go if you have access to a number of poles and either an arena or a flat piece of field.

EVRC Virtual Dressage competition

The club organised a virtual dressage competition for members and non members in February. We had a fabulous response with over twenty entries.  We tried to cater for everyone from first timers to the more experienced combinations and judging by the lovely comments and feedback everyone enjoyed it!

JUNIOR RESULTS

RIDERHORSESCORE%POS
FRAYA PINWILLABBEY145.566.1%1ST
BOBBIE HODGSONJESSIE120.563.42%2ND
JASSICA COWLAMTILLY13963.18%3RD
TASH FIELDSENDBUZZ13963.18%3RD =
PENNY GORTONFORGOTTEN12958.63%5TH

BRC D1 TEST

RIDERHORSESCORE%POS
DAVID HALPINPICKLES15068.18%1st
DAVID HALPINLUNA146.566.59%2nd
HELEN WOODCOCKBLAIR144.565.68%3rd
NICOLA STEPHENSON BARRRAVEN14063.63%4th
ALLISON POTTSSTAR139.563.40%5th
EMILY GOWLAMRICKY13561.36%6th

BRC D2 TEST

RIDERHORSESCORE%POS
EMMA LEAKHILLY GALE169.567.8%1st
EMMA LEAKCHILBLAINS165.566.2%2nd

BRC D10 TEST

RIDERHORSE %POS
RACAEL SMITHBENTLEY181.572.6%1st
CHARLOTTE MARSHALLPENTREFELIN LADY KILLER17369.2%2nd
HELEN WOODCOCKBLAIR16566%3rd
NICOLA STEPHENSON BARRTJ159.563.8%4th

News From Area 4

Area 4 have also been busy trying to re organise various BRC qualifiers due to the present restrictions. Some Qualifiers have had to be cancelled and others moved on line. Please go to the Area 4 website to see the revised dates and venues and if you want to represent the club contact Zoe Nundy and let her know.

The Winter Novice and Intermediate Championships unfortunately will not take place for the second year but the dressage will go ahead virtually. 

Ebor Vale entered a junior novice team, a senior novice team and a couple of senior novice individuals in the Area 4 qualifier.

The Results are as follows…

EVRC Juniors 

P2 Lissa Harrison    Degla Beti DDU  70.86%  1st         

Izzy Scanlon       George  67.95%  3rd

Keely Nundy       Ruby Tuesday 68.91%  2nd

Millie Harris  Copshawholm Ashleigh Rose 67.14%  3rd

Team first and qualify for the Virtual BRC Championships

EVRC Senior results

P2 Jan Young      Pollyanna IV 70.52% 4th

P2 Emma Leak    Chillblains   70% 5th

P7 Jackie Snow   Menlo Alison 69.32%  11th

P7 Jenni Kuehnle    Amarach Clover  64.55% 18th  

N24 Rachael Smith   Glory Hunter 72.83%    6th

N27 Sam Askew   Jancol Marble 68.39%   5th

Senior Novice Team finishing 3rd

Congratulations and Well done to all our team members who managed to not only ride a test but managed to video it following the strict guidelines and up load it to You Tube to send to Area 4!!!!

The next Area4 Qualifier is the Arena Even ting that will be an actual event held at Richmond in the 24th and 25th April.

Dates for your diary

Monday 5th April XC Training with Russ Underwood  contact Zoe ( Full )

Tuesday 6th April Polework at THF 

Tuesday 20th April  Jumping at THF

Sat/Sun 24th/25th Area4 Arena Eventing Qualifier  Richmond ec

Thursday 29th April Dressage show at Club field

Wednesday 5th May Training at THF

Please do not try to book on any training until it is advertised on our FB page and remember 

  • Text/message
  • Pay via bank transfer: Sort code 54-41-24 Account 54647908
  • Message Rachael adding “Paid” She will then add you to the allocated slot.

Finally

We know at EVRC that we have a lot of talented seniors and juniors within our membership and I’d like to feature individuals in the newsletter if possible. All you need to do is send in a report, ideally with a photo, telling us about an activity or feature you think would be of interest. Please send it to jackisnowis@hotmail.com  . It could be about a competition you’ve attended, a golden oldie you own or look after, it could be about a new four legged addition to your family.  

I hope to see you all soon 

Take care

Jackie (Chair)