Get your Jingle Bells on!!

So our latest line up for the Christmas raffle is here!! To be in a chance of winning one of these super prizes all you need to do is one of the following:

1 – To enter in advance we are not selling tickets!!
So Simply text – TEAMEVRC to 70050 – this will donate £2 (please ensure you have bill payers permission**) – once you have done this you will need to message Rebecca Jayne Whiteley on FB or text 07834602985. You will be given a number for the raffle draw on the 7th December! That way if you can’t make the dressage Competition then you can still take part! 

2 – If you are coming to our fun day Christmas Jumper Dressage competition with your jingle bells on – we will be selling tickets on the day at £2 each.

£1 from each dressage entry will be donated by the club and all the proceeds of the raffle will go to the Christmas Jumper Day Charity – Save The Children! ????????????

Don’t forget to get your entries in to Fran Ackerley the 3rd is fast approaching!!! 

Big Thank You for all our donations from local businesses – Northern Crop Driers Patrick Wilkinson Saddlery Cheval Unique Snafflers R & R Country Burnby Hall Gardens KB Rider Biomechanics Verity Franks Thornton House Farm Livery Yard Kate Stringer Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Please like and share this post and let’s get lots of pennies raised for a very worth while cause! 


It’s another dark soggy day and it seems like we have had nonstop rain for weeks, the daylight is disappearing fast and it’s becoming more of a challenge to ride if you have family and if you work full or even part time.

We all need to have a goal to help motivate ourselves and mine is to compete Wispa in a Prelim dressage test, first we have to crack canter and to gain more experience at jumping so that we can compete in the Area 4 combine training qualifier at Bishop Burton early next year.

Sunday 20th October saw a number of EVRC members compete at Bishop Burton at the Area 4
Qualifier and I think everyone will agree a good time was had by all.There were some fabulous results and quite a few frillies presented to club members.             

If you are interested in representing the club at Area 4 competitions please look at our FB page and take note of the dates and venues of the Qualifiers. The next one is the Arena eventing at Richmond and we have a 70cm mixed team and some individuals preparing to compete. 


Junior Intermediate Ind 

Sophie Sadler P14 1st

Junior Novice Team

Sophie Sadler, Evie Beastall, Millie Harris, Eleanoe Messer. Team 4th

Senior Ind Intr A

Jackie Snow 2nd

Senior Novice Ind

Rachel Matthews and Becky Whiteley

Senior Novice Team

Jenny Kuehule P7 Ist Rachael Smith P12 3rd Adele Barlow and Sam Askew. Team 9th

Senior Intermediate Ind

Kate Stringer P14 6th Becky Whiteley

Senior Intermediate Team

Lucy Jordan P14 6th Rachel Matthews N30 7th, Adele Barlow N34 9th Team 8th.

Well done all!!!!

Sophie Sadler riding  Jo’s High Flyer finishing in 2nd place in P14 on a score of 70.96%

Training is going very well and proving to be popular. Lately we’ve had Sue Joy for flat work and Adele for grid work. Thank goodness we have the lovely facilities of Thornton House Farm to use when the weather is so set on being so very unpredictable.

Thursday 14th November AGM

Our annual AGM is being held at THF at 7.30pm in the gallery area. It is going to be an evening of reflection on 2018/19, of the many successes our team competitors have achieved, what the club is offering to the members and what you would like to be included in the diary next year.

The committee, apart from a few changes, will remain the same but we would welcome anyone who would like to join us. It would be lovely to have someone to help Sam with social activities, or pleasure/ social or beach rides. If you are interested please message one of the committee or speak to one of us.

I look forward to seeing lots of you Thursday!!!

Jackie (Chair)

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


June Newsletter

Good morning Everyone ????

I hope everyone is enjoying ‘Flaming June’ or should that be ‘Raining June’ I wonder?!!? ????????????

Well, whatever the weather – you’re sure to find a warm welcome at any of our upcoming Ebor Vale Events.

Give this months news letter from our Chair Jackie a read to see what’s on and all our other news!

Happy Tuesday ????

Team Dressage Triangular competition 4th July

Thursday 4th July from 5pm EVRC are hosting a Team Dressage Triangular competition with White Rose and York and District.

The teams are as follows….
EVRC Juniors. 
Tash Fieldsend. IA. 
Zena Arsalan. IB
Lucy Rogers. P1
Olivia Rogers. P2

Senior Red
Cluny Chapman. IA
Christine Shepherd IB
Tania O’Connell. P1
Emma Leak. P2

Senior Blue
Barry Hall. IA
Sally Wainwright. IB
Kirsty Hanson. P1
Ellen Venton. P2

Intro reserve/individual 
Philip Lewis-Ogden

The teams would appreciate members support and I will need helpers on the night.
A writer 2 scorers and a steward. I would also love some donations of cakes please.
Please comment below or text Jackie 07917431087 with offers of help or donations of cake.
I look forward to seeing lots of members on the night.