The season has kicked off with our first outdoor event - a training day - flatwork delivered by National Dressage Judge, Stuart Roberts and obstacles/cones by our own Ken Young, organised by Linda Wiggin. The maximum number of eight entries were received, with a waiting list. A great start to the season.
On Friday March 1st the Annual Meal & Awards took place at Solihull Riding Club. 30 plus members, family & friends enjoyed a lovely buffet before the awards. Chairman, Ken Young presented the awards. Young Alfie Foster along with Mom, Dad, Nan & granddad made the lengthy journey from Kettering in Northamptonshire. Alfie was duly awarded the Junior prize, Beginners Trials, 3rd Rally award & the in the treasure Hunt. Well Done Alfie and I hope you don’t mind dusting! Darren Wall took the Novice Trials award, plus the most improved Dressage and along with partner Louise they were presented with the best Newcomers Award. Christine McLeod was 2nd in the Novice trials and took the most improved obstacle award. Linda & Cappuccino took the Open honours along with Queen of the Cones. Team Young too a good haul of trophies home with them, Caroline took the Rally & Treasure Hunt, Emma the Multiple Trials, Peter 2nd Multiple Trials, the Just William Trophy for Best Obstacle at Hallaton, plus voted Best Stylish Whip for the 2018 season. Not a bad day at the office for them? Backsteps were not forgotten, Marian took the Rally Grooms and Eddie Hammond the Competition Grooms. Many thanks to all of you wonder people out there. Tony Cowles was awarded the Blood, Sweat & Tears Trophy for all his hard work re-vamping the clubs website. The overall Club Champion was Linda & Cappucino. Believe or not Linda had never won this prize before. Linda did give praise to Cappucino for being such a wonderful pony taking everything in his stride and always giving his all.
Condolences to our Chairman Ken and family on the loss of his Dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Congratulations to all our members who have qualified for the Indoor Championships at Keysoe. Good luck to you all.
Our First Event of the season is our training day on Easter Monday 22nd April at Solihull R.C.. Places are limited to please get your entries in early. Unfortunately we had to change the venue from Moore Farm at Corley due to building work about to commence on the indoor school. We will be outside so here’s hoping the weather will be
kind to us. Please park on the left hand side of the drive on the hard standing and not in the main car park. Thank you.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PASSPORTS AND PROOF OF VACCINATION. You will be required to show them at the office in the light of the recent equine influenza outbreak.
1st Trials of the season is an Indoor/Outdoor again at Solihull R.C. on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. Dressage test indoor precision & paces 2018/19. Entry forms on the website.
Congratulations to Sarah Bartlett and Waverhead Bomberdere on winning the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh prize for Driving awarded by the Fell Pony Society and Sponsored by the Duke of Edinburgh.
News from the Cappuccino camp is that “Cappa” has a new friend, nicknamed “the Thing” aka Greenholme George, Yes another Fell!. He was allegedly broken to ride and drive at 4 years but his education has been rather lacking in his life except for this bried interlude. He’s rising 7 years now. So he’s starting all over again. Hopefully we may see him before the end of the season.
NEXT SOCIAL will be a quiz nite with a supper at the Weavers Arms. Fillongley on Thursday 13th June, 7pm for 7.30pm. Organised by our Treasurer Jeanette Mills. So give her a ring to reserve your place 07540 341 626. Full menu will be available shortly.
Our Next Club Meeting is on Wednesday 5th June – 8pm.
Please remember if you would like anything put in the newsletter to email the editor at the clubs email address.
Annual Awards 2018
Ken & Caroline, Peter &Emma Young, Fiona Bubb, Betty King, Toby Yandall-Wright, Vicky Parry, Jacqui Breedon, Marian Gibson, Jeanette Mills, Steve Edwards, Sally Ashwin, Tony Cowles, Janes & Miles Veveers, Anne Taylor, Clare Marley
1st Caroline Young- 18 points, 2nd Vicky Parry 17 points, 3rd Alfie Foster 16 points, 4th Marian Gibson 9 points
1st Marian Gibson 9 1st Alfie 41
Rally Grooms Award
1st Marion Gibson 9 points, 2nd Jane Veveers 8.5 points, 3rd Alfie's Mum 8 points
1st Alfie Foster 41 points, 2nd Miles Veveers 40 points, 3rd Amy Stone 18 points
1st Caroline Young 16 points, 2nd Vicky Parry 14 points, 3rd Equal Marian Gibson & Deborah Hoggar 6 points, 4th EQ Rachel Bolton & Alfie Foster 5 points
1st Alfie Foster 29 points, 2nd Deborah Hoggar 25 points, 3rd Rachel Bolton 24 points
1st Darren Wall 50 points, 2nd Equal Helen Jordan & Christine McLeod 42 points, 3rd Louise Wright 26 points, 4th Judy Lancaster 22 points
1st Linda Wiggin 80 points, 2nd Caroline Young 42 points, 3rd Philip Wright (with Lilly) 8 points
1st Emma Young 68 points, 2nd Peter Young 45 points, 3rd Clare Marley 30 points, 4th Amy Stone 18 points
1st Eddie Hammond 51.5 points, 2nd Jane Veveers 25 points, 3rd Peter Young 23.5 points, 4th Douglas McCloud 21 points, 5th Toby Wright 19 points, 6th Louise Wright 17 points
Olive's Fun Day
King/Queen of Cones - Linda Wiggin, Most Improved Dressage - Darren Wall, Best Obstacles - Christine McCloud, Nearly Trophy - Louise Wright, Best Newcomers - Darren and Louise Wright, Blood Sweat and Tears Trophy - Tony Cowles, Stylish Whip - Peter Young, Stylish Whip Reserve - Judy Lancaster, Just William Trophy - Peter Young