REARSBY LODGE RIDING CLUB NEWS...

OPEN SHOWJUMPING SHOW - 18th Feb...

Our first Open Showjumping Show of the year was a fantastic success with over 80 entries from a good mix of both Junior and Senior riders. This was a qualifier for the Sunshine Tour Championships at Hickstead in September. 

Showjumping Winners

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

If Dani's FOURTH Motivational Evening is as enlightening and popular as the other three, then places will be snapped up, so don't leave it too long before you book on!

Saywell info

Discounts for Members On ALL Saywell Equestrian Rehab Centre's Therapies...

The Aqua Treadmill - Discounted cost - £30 per session per horse
 
Equusir Best Box - Discounted Cost - £40 per session per horse
 
Theraplate - Discounted Cost - £5 for 20 minute session
 
Newmarket Salt Therapy - Discounted Cost - £5 for 20 minute session
 
MagnaWave (PEMF) - Discounted Cost - £15 for a single session or £25 for a body and target area session 

Special Awards

Chairman's Choice - The Bella Trophy -  Liz Atkins

The Maria Harvey Memorial Trophy with Training Bursary - Ruby Martin

The Veteran Shield - Danny VI (Becca Smith)

Quadrille Team Most Improved Rider Glassware  - Julie Groom

 

Dressage & Showjumping/Arena Eventing (Combined) Awards

Dressage Winners

INTRO

Junior Winner - Aston Ingham - Whitethorn Cailin Preadbah Junior Runner Up - Grace Moore - Mahone 

Senior Winner - Linda Robins - Crageagh Joey 

Senior Runner Up - Geraldine Kirk - King 

PRELIM

Junior Winner - Aston Ingham - Whitethorn Cailin Preadbah  Junior Runner Up - Willow Roberts - Bop to the Beat 

Senior Winner - Emily Saville - Sakhee Bob                              Senior Runner Up - Becca Smith - Danny 

NOVICE

Senior Winner - Alix Knight - Ceres                                          Senior Runner Up - Rachel Higginbottom - Tullybee Cpt Lightfoot 

ELEMENTARY/MEDIUM - Senior Winner - Gillian Hasberry - St Flannans Grainne 

NOVICE/ELEMENTARY - Senior Winner - Gillian Hasberry - St Flannans Grainne 

PAIRS MUSIC - Winners - Elaine Knight and Jane Wood

Showjumping/Arena Eventing Winners

60 cm

Junior Winner - Amber Hollingworth – Romeo                          Junior Runner Up - Isabella Festa – King Alfred Moon (J)

Senior Winner - Kirsty Berry – Ballingaddy Boy                         Senior Runner Up - Holly Chantler – Killasser Clover 

70 cm

Junior Joint Winner - Elizabeth Berry – Munchkin & Amber Hollingsworth – Romeo                                                              Junior Runner Up - Florence Auckland – Mountross Aspen 

Senior Winner - Clare Snaith – Half and Half                            Senior Runner Up - Erin Clarke – Meadowfork Bill 

80 cm

Junior Winner Ruby Martin – My Parkrow Ted                          Junior Runner Up – Rosie Spence – Gil Dawn Ghost 

Senior Winner - Clare Snaith – Half and Half                            Senior Runner Up – Kerry Berry – Golden Dollar 

90 cm

Junior Winner Ruby Martin – My Parkrow Ted                          Junior Runner up – Poppy Spence – Martinstown Diego

Senior Winner – Celia Dyson – Call me Finnegan                      Senior Runner Up – Molly Tarris – Athlones Bay 

1m - Senior Winner - Molly Tarris – Athlones Bay.                    Senior Runner Up – Wendy Parker – Heart of Grace 

New First Aiders

New Club First Aiders...

Well done to Claire Atkins, Susan Oakes, Nicole Winson and Claire Rogers for gaining their First Aid At Work qualifications and having a great time whilst doing so!  Thank you on behalf of the Club for taking this course and for joining our existing team of First Aiders who help at so many of our events. We can thoroughly recommend Darren Hayward of CTA First Aid who took the training for us.

Dani Olding Evening

And The Next Dani Olding Evening will be on....

28th September, at the Blue Bell Inn, Hoby.  Please email Sue McGrath to book you space but don't leave it too long, these are the hottest seats in town (or rather Hoby) at the moment!!

Jo Holmes-Cole

An amazing evening with lots of food for thought.Thank you Sue Mcgrath and Rearsby Lodge Riding Club Official Page. 

 

Laura Garratt

Really enjoyed it again. So much to think about!  Thank you!

Kate Hill

Absolutely fantastic evening! Can’t wait for the next one. Thank you Sue Mcgrath for organising.

 

Sonia Wiles

Thank you to all that organise a fantastic evening of improving the head thoughts . Looking forward to the next one already!

Anette Whitehouse

The evening was beautifully organised by Sue Mcgrath - thank you so much!

Kym Wilson

Was a brill evening , very eye opening … really enjoyed ..

Cheryl Keizer

Ditto all, thank you to all involved, I rode this morning with my new loose jaw! You can change the number of items shown on each row.

Kathy Wrench

Junior Day Camp - 19th August - FULLY BOOKED

Our First Junior Day Camp will be at Aylesford Lodge Farm and there are just 12 places available.  The cost is £85 per person and your place will be secured once your completed booking form and deposit of £30 have been received. Camp information and a booking form are on the button below -  if you would like an electronic copy of the booking form to complete please click  HERE to email Lucy Roberts who will send one to you.

As you can see from the smiles, Camp22 was a great success!

Senior Camp 19th - 22nd August - A Few Places Left - Open To Non-Members.

Camp23 will be our third Senior Camp and this year it will be at Aylesford Lodge Farm over a long weekend.  There are just 22 places available at a cost of £310 per person for members and £330 for non membetsand your place will be secured once your completed booking form and deposit of £100 have been received.  All Camp information and a booking form are on the button below -  if you would like an electronic copy of the booking form to complete please click  HERE to email Lucy Roberts. 

MORE NEW & EXCITING ACTIVITIES...

New Polework Only Classes With Justine Hare

Polework only clinics are now being arranged with Justine Hare AND there will be a Polework Competition at one of our Dressage Shows - date to be confirmed

New Dressage Pairs Class To Be Held on 14th May

To be held in a 20 x 40 at our Open Dressage Show on 14th May at Aylesford Equine. 

New Show Jumping Style Clinics & SJ Style Classes

Show Jumping Style Clinics are now being arranged as well as Style Classes at our Show Jumping Show in October and the Summer Qualifier in July.

SPANA Support

Supporting SPANA & Brooksby Students...

We were contacted by Rose McCurdy, one of the Brooksby students putting on this charity show in aid of SPANA, to see if we could support them in any way.

Of course we were delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile cause and offered two free entries at our next Club Show Jumping Show in April as prizes in the 70cm Class on the 15th March

We hope this event will be very well supported and will raise plenty of money!

Quadrille Sponsorship

Exciting Sponsorship News...

We are delighted to announce that Woodlodge Silks is sponsoring the Quadrille Team and is also donating the first prize in the 80cm class at our Open Arena Eventing Competitiong on 5th March where the winner will be able to choose a hat silk which Audrey Robbins, who owns Woodlodge Silks will present.

Sponsored by Woodlodge Silks
SJ Show

Exciting Open Showjumping Show News...

We are delighted to announce that Nick Staines, National Course Designer for British Showjumping as well as Qualifier & Championship Course Designer for British Riding Clubs will be designing our Showjumping Show course on 19th February at Aylesford.

If you are planning to enter BRC Qualifiers and hoping to get to the Champs this would be a perfect opportunity to try out a 'designer's course'.

A Fantastic Evening Goal Setting...

Twelve members, including five juniors and several parents and partners attended the first of our Goal Setting Evenings last night (26th January) and what a fantadtic success it was!

The room was absolutely buzzing and much positivity as well as fears were shared. Members got to know one another off their horses and had precious time just for themselves - being able to focus wholeheartedly on where they are with their horse, where they would like to get to and how they plan to get there.

Jo Holmes-Cole and Sam Hobbs were fabulous in the inspirational ways that they guided and supported our members so beautifully and effectively. They also enjoyed this opportunity to work together.

All participants left with their personal goals written down, which most decided to pin up on the fridge!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT...  Sue McGrath will now set up a ‘goals whatsapp group’ with those who gave their phone numbers... We will run a follow up session 23rd March at 7pm which will be in the same format and open to new participants...  We will explore the involvement and cost of a mindfulness/psychology professional for another session.

A Massive THANK YOU to Sam Hobbs & Jo Holmes-Cole (Trainers and Dream Team) & Anette Whitehouse & Sue McGrath (Committee Members and Facilitators).

If you think you would like to experience what our 12 members did last night - and why wouldn't you -  please get in touch with Sue McGrath and book your place on the 23rd March.

AGM News

Annual General Meeting 2022.

A Social Evening with Presentation & AGM is on Thursday 1st December at Beedles Lake Golf Club in East Goscote, with an arrival time of 7pm for a prompt 7.15pm start.

It'll be a great time to catch up with friends, have some fun and possibly win one of the fantastic raffle prizes we have to offer!

There will be a light supper buffet, so please remember to email Celia to let her know if you are attending so she can organise the catering numbers. Thank you.  AGENDA

Quadrille Team

Quadrille News...

Throughout 2022 the unique Rearsby Lodge Quadrille Team will again be extremely active.

We are developing a Jubilee Display to honour HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years’ reign. It is a huge undertaking as it entails a floorplan, synchronised music and dress for 15 horses and riders!  Clearly a terrific amount of work is necessary to prepare the horses and riders for the routine, flags, drums, other loud noises and spooky, scary sights.

We have several displays in the diary:  22nd May, lunchtime at Aylesford Equine on the club’s dressage day  -  10th July, late afternoon at the Ashby Show  - 11th August, early eve at Vale View  -  10th & 11th September (2 each day) at the Festival of the Horse at Belvoir Castle. We may also send a Team of 4 to the National BRC Championships. We had an invitation to do a display at a major event for All-Steps Formation Riding, but it is in Devon and sadly just far too far to travel the horses.

There will be a ‘start-up-session’ on Saturday 14th May at Brooksby.

The 2022 Jubilee Display Team Squad consists of Becca Smith, Julie Cawthorne, Sandy Cornwall, Dawn Muston, Lucy Greaves, Helen Griffith, Hilary Bowerman, Mary Holland, Jacqui Ludlam, Jane Wood, Jules Johnson, Linda Winston, Megan Scott, Merlin Harper, Helen Moody, Rachel Higginbotham, Isabel Widdowson, Francesca Broadfooot and Anette Whitehouse.  Our Riding Master is the incomparable David Boyd, a retired Cavalry Officer.

If you would like more information about the work of this team, including how to join and/or support us, please contact Anette on 07901 976905.

Six New First Aiders For The Club...

An excellent  three day course in Oakham delivered by Darren Hayward of CTA First Aid ensured that Anette Whitehouse, Sharon Brengosz, Jane Wood, Celia Dyson, Sandy Cornwall and Kate Hill all passed their First Aid training with flying colours. This newly qualified team join our exsiting qualified First Aiders Jacqui Ludlam, Becca Smith and Kym Wilson.

New First Aiders

2021 News Items..

And The Prizewinners Are...

Special Awards...

Up & Coming Junior - Winner Annie Krumins

Most Improved Senior - Winner Sonia Wiles

Chair's Trophy - Winner Mark Garner

Veteran Shield - Winner Becca Smith's Danny

Maria Harvey Memorial - Winner Sharon Bresgozn

Showjumping & Arena Eventing Winners...

60cm Winner Amy Beal - 2nd Mary Holland

70cm - Alistair Clark Trophy - Winner Carole Rudkin -          2nd Amy Beale - 3rd Jenny Pick

80cm - Daisy Trophy - Winner Celia Dyson - 2nd Lisa Brown

90cm Junior  - Winner Alice Coxsey

90cm Senior - Woody Trophy - Winner Charlotte Woolerton - 2nd Jess Gray

Dressage Winners...

Intro - Clockwork Orange Trophy - Winner Ruby Martin

Intro - RLRC Trophy - Winner Sheila Lyon - 2nd Jane Broadfoot - 3rd Tara Redern

Prelim - Jeff Lewin Perpetual Trophy - Winner Alice Coxsey - 2nd Ruby Martin

Prelim - Little Rooser Shield - Winner Becca Smith - 2nd Cesca Broadfoot - 3rd Alix Davis

Prelim - Jeff Lewin Memorial Trophy - Winner Becca Smith - 2nd Beckt Lawrence - 3rd Alix Davis

Novice - Watson Trophy - Winner Liz Rowe - 2nd Charlotte Turlington - Equal 3rd Jess Gray and Gillian Hasberry

Novice - Exton Prince Trophy - Winner Kate Cipieres - Joint 2nd Liz Rowe & Sarah Varnam

Pick A Test - RLRC Trophy - Winner Tish Jerabek

Pick A Test - Joint Winners Tish Jerabek & Liz Rowe

From Rainbows Hospice For Children & Young People...

Dear Members of Rearsby Lodge Riding Club, We wanted to thank you for your amazing donation if £603.00 made in memory of our friend Helen Birch at your recent event.  What a lovely tribute to her and that will truly make a difference to our children, young people and their families.  Thank you so much for thinking of Rainbows. Best wishes from us all, Emma.

Thank You From Rainbows

Flu Vaccination Update From BRC - 10 September 2021

As part of the BHS, welfare of the horse is obviously paramount, however in the current climate the risk of a flu outbreak is at this time minimal.

BRC are therefore comfortable to remove the requirement of a vaccination within 6 months and 21 days of a qualifier or championship. This will be with immediate effect, however we will continue to strongly recommend a 6 month vaccination when attending BRC qualifiers and championships along with maintaining good biosecurity protocols.

In order to compete in a BRC qualifier and/or championships the annual vaccinations (12 month) and initial course must be correct as per G7 of the Handbook.  BRC reserve the right to amend these vaccination rules should another outbreak occur.

Campers at Camp21

Camp21 Was A Resounding Success!

Thank you so much to Rachel Littlewood and her team at Pickering Grange, who welcomed us to the amazing facilities and provided delicious food for us. They led a brilliant pub ride through beautiful scenery. Rachel and her horse were also splendid ‘guinea pigs’ a demo about rider position, including symmetry and data collection about each and every aspect of the horse.

We were truly treated to wonderful and insightful stories as well as spectacular instruction by our four top notch coaches: Jane Wallace, Wade Barley, Ginnie Turnbull and Samantha Hobbs. A completely unique combination of experience and skill. They provided carefully planned and individualised instruction for every rider.

Thank you to Laura from TopSpec who gave feeding advice and weighed campers’ horses.

Our race night was great fun too, and we learnt that choosing winners from just a name of a horse is easy for some, whilst for others - well, what can we possibly say?

Our coaches were charged with the responsibility of selecting our four ‘most improved riders’. It was an honour to present vouchers and red rosettes to Sammie Lacey, Jane Wood, Julie Carrier and Tracy Walker! 

Sam Hobbs Cross Country

Sam Hobbs Joins Our Team of Trainers...

We are delighted to announce that SAM HOBBS will be offering training in both cross country and show jumping to our members on a regular basis, starting with cross country on 29th July.  Sam is a 4* event rider and an experienced producer of young horses as well as a British Eventing Accredited Coach.  Sam now runs her own event yard in Woodhouse Eaves and is busy eventing and teaching, giving confidence to riders and horses of all levels. Welcome Sam!

Sam Hobbs Teaches At Rearsby Lodge RC
Helen Birch Trophy

The Helen Birch Memorial Trophy Winner...

The new Helen Birch Memorial Trophy and sash were presented to the Karen Wake, the winner of the 80cm Arena Eventing on 6th June, by Helen's daughters Abbi and Jodi. Helen's husband Andy also joined us for the presentation.

Winner of Helen Birch Trophy

The Helen Birch Memorial Trophy was presented to the winner of the 80cm Class at our Open Arena Eventing competition on 6th June and the entry money from the class was donated to Rainbows Hospice For Children & Young People, which was close to Helen's heart.

A club member for many years as well as an active committee member, Helen often supported Liz Atkins at Dressage Competitions as a Steward or First Aider and was always friendly, encouraging and helpful, especially to newer and more nervous competitors.

Helen took her daughters Jodi and Abbi to many competitions when they were juniors and to Area Qualifiers and the Championships when they were representing Rearsby Lodge Riding Club.

Helen ran her child minding business from home and children were her special love.  A very busy lady, Helen  also somehow found time to study for her degree which she achieved not long before Covid.

Helen will always be remembered as such a lovely lady  and so encouraging and friendly to everyone. We hope that her family, especially the girls, Jodi and Abbi and her husband Andy, will stay in touch and be able to present this lovely trophy in her memory for many years to come.

Rachel and Oscar

A New Member Is Born!

Huge Congratulations to Team Manager Rachel Frew and husband James on the arrival of Oscar James at a whopping 9lbs 5oz. Oh, and of course Club Member/Grandma Helen Garner! We look forward to seeing Oscar in the not too distant future at some of our events!

Oscar Frew

'SPRINGY' FACEBOOK PHOTO COMPETITION...

Congratulations to March's 'Let's see your springing photos' Winner, Dawn Muston with a lovely photo of herself and Monty springing over a fence. I think we are all looking forward to seeing blue skies very soon!

Facebook Competition
Club Sweatshirt

New Club Sweatshirts...

This fabulous new sweatshirt is now available to order. The striking detail on the front and sleeve makes it perfect for Club training and Club 'help' days.

Jules Johnson will be taking orders and co-ordinating delivery, so if you are interested please email Jules using the button below advising your name, address and size. Payment is through the RLRC bank account or PayPal (Friends & Family) with reference SHIRT and your surname.

They are printed to order with a minimum order of eight. Jules will of course keep you in the loop and will post them out as soon as she gets them.  Size & payment details are on the chart below. They are £30 including P&P

Logo on sweatshirt

The Unisex Sizes For Sweatshirts Are...

Size XS to fit chest 34/36  -  Size S to fit chest 36/38

Size M to fit chest 38/40  -  Size L to fit chest 40/42 

Size XL to fit chest 42/44  -  Size XXL to fit chest 44/46 

Size 3XL to fit chest 46/48  -  Size 4XLto fit chest 48/50

Payment Details...

Please pay online through Barclays Bank plc - Rearsby Lodge Riding Club - Sort Code 20-63-66 - Account No. 50560987 

OR PayPal (Friends and Family) using email address [email protected]

£30.00 each including postage & packing. Thank You

Jumps loaded up at Brooksby
All Loaded Up & Ready To Go.

The End Of An Era...

A sad day but a time to reflect on all the many happy times the Club had experienced over the years at Brooksby College. The Club's jumps & dressage boards are now safely stored at Springfield Stud in Kirby Bellars.

Rearsby Lodge Jumps in Storage
The Removal Team - Great Job!

CHRISTMAS FACEBOOK PHOTO COMPETITION...

Congratulations to December's Winner Charlotte Barker with her photo of Bobbin helping herself to the snowman's nose! 

Facebook Competition

AGM NEWS...

4th December... Fantastic AGM last night with lots of exciting ideas for 2021, which as soon as they are formalised will be on Calendar. Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to Natalie Brown for winning the Rearsby Lodge RC sweatshirt raffle prize!