Well here we are at the start of a new season. Your committee is working hard to put dates and events together for the coming season. As you can see by the calendar a lot of dates are already in place. IF there is an event that is not covered in the calendar or indeed if you would like to have a go at organising an event please contact any committee member for help and advice, you don’t have to do it alone.
Just reflecting back to what seems an age ago, Vicki Parry once again organised a spectacular Christmas Meal on Saturday 1st December at the Cottage Inn, Fillongley. Christmas Jumpers abound with Vicki’s fantastic head piece of sprouts (artificial I hasten to add) plus Carl and Jill’s sparkly waistcoats. It all made for a festive and jovial evening. Well done Vicki, a social secretary “par excellence”.
On Sunday 29th December The Young Family played host to members for a festive Treasure Hunt organised by Caroline ably assisted my Jane Veveers. The weather was incredibly kind to us for the gentle five mile route with a mammouth “50” clues. There was not one clue that at least one person managed to answer. Obviously Christmas fayre and drink had not dulled peoples power of deduction. Fancy Dress costumes were excellent as can be seen on facebook. Linda Wiggin with Toby and Cappucino came out the winners, with Marian and Steve second, Vicki & Charley third and Kevin & Alison fourth, with Emma & Miles coming fifth. Mulled wine and mince pies refreshed participants at the end in the front of a huge log fire. Thank you Caroline & Jane.
Some of our members have sadly suffered bereavements at the end of last year. Our sincere condolences to you all.
Our Annual Meal & Awards Evening, will be held on Friday March 1st at Solihull Riding Club. 7.00pm for 7.30pm. A selection of meals served hot buffet style with a sweet for £15.00 per head. Numbers to Linda with payment please by Friday 22nd February 2019. Booking forms enclosed.
Trophy Returns! Those members who are trophy holders could you please return them to Linda in good order ASAP.
2019 Schedules will be available soon. See our brilliant re-vamped website, where all details will soon be available.
Midland Carriage Driving points awards 2018
Intermediate (Horse/Pony combined) – 4th Linda Wiggin
Pairs (Horse/Pony combined) – 1st Clare Marley
Fell Pony – Midlands West – points awards 2018
Competition Carriage Driving - 1st Linda Wiggin, Raisbeck Cappuccino
2nd Sarah Bartlett, Waverhead Bombadere
Pleasure Driving - 2nd Sarah Bartlett, Waverhead Bombadere
3rd Linda Wiggin, Raisbeck Cappuccino
Welsh Pony & Cob performance awards 2018
Driving trials – 1st Bazz, Amy Stone
M & M 11/11/2018
Novice Pony – 1st Darren Wall, 2nd Christine McLeod, 7th Sarah Bartlett
Open Pony – 2nd Amy Stone
Multiples – 2nd Emma Young
Club Class - 1st Emma Young
M & M 16/12/2018
Novice Pony – 1st Darren Wall, 3rd Christine McLeod,
Open Pony – 1st Amy Stone
Multiples – 2nd Judy Lancaster
M & M 06/01/2019
Novice Pony – 1st Darren Wall, 2nd Sarah Bartlett
Open Pony – 2nd Amy Stone
Multiples – 3rd Judy Lancaster
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE EVERYWHERE COMPETING
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