Ebor Vale Riding Club News, March 2021
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!
|TASH FIELDSEND||BUZZ||139||63.18%||3RD =|
BRC D1 TEST
|NICOLA STEPHENSON BARR||RAVEN||140||63.63%||4th|
BRC D2 TEST
|EMMA LEAK||HILLY GALE||169.5||67.8%||1st|
BRC D10 TEST
|CHARLOTTE MARSHALL||PENTREFELIN LADY KILLER||173||69.2%||2nd|
|NICOLA STEPHENSON BARR||TJ||159.5||63.8%||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…
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
- Pay via bank transfer: Sort code 54-41-24 Account 54647908
- Message Rachael adding “Paid” She will then add you to the allocated slot.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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