Halesworth and District Riding Club

Hello everyone,

We have a really full programme of events lined up for you all to enjoy this year, we started with indoor show jumping training with Emily Lochore at World Horse Welfare in January – don’t worry if you have missed it, I am sure there will be many other opportunities to train with Emily as the year progresses, including this years Senior summer 2 day camps at Blackwater Farm.

We also have a full programme of dressage competitions, starting in March and running all the way through to September. We will once again be based at Grove House Equestrian in Spexhall by kind permission of Carl Pritchard and Darren Nunn. These competition days have been a huge success in the past, largely thanks to the efforts of Sue Batchelor and the rest of the team – and of course all of you for coming along and making the day so enjoyable. Sue will be stepping back this year to honour her work commitments – so it just remains for me to say a huge thank you to her for all her efforts – I am sure she will be coming along to some of the days, so you will all get a chance to have a chat with her and catch up. Although they are big boots to fill, I will be taking over the running of the dressage competitions this year, so I am looking forward to getting to know you all a lot better.

If you fancy having a go at representing the club, please contact either Katie Brown (Senior Dressage) or Michele Hurst (juniors and other events) – there is something for everyone, from dressage to music to eventing.

Alongside our competition schedule, we have full calendar of training with regular sessions of ‘Coaching and Cake’ at Broads Equestrian Centre on a Thursday morning with Hayley Chilver, and also at Broads, regular pole and grid-work sessions on a Wednesday evening with Ellie Towler.

As the year progresses, please keep an eye on both the website and our Facebook page for other events and training opportunities.

It just remains for me to wish you all a happy, healthy and successful 2022, and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our various events throughout the year.

Take care of yourselves and your families.

Kind regards

Nicky Virgo

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BRC Area 14 Style & Show Jumping Qualifiers

Hosted by Beccles & Bungay Riding Club
Geldeston Hall, Geldeston, Beccles NR34 0LP
Contact Details Marie Owen – a.owen052@btinternet.com

Schedule available to view on either Beccles & Bungay or British Riding Clubs Area 14 Facebook pages

Show Jumping
For this Show Jumping competition, Riders may compete in Senior of Junior teams or as individuals representing the riding club.
Five height sections 70cm, 80cm, 90cm, 100cm & 110cm

Style Jumping
Style Jumping is similar to Show Jumping, but marks are based on the rider’s performance rather than the horse’s. Consisting of two sections, 75cm and 85cm, for both juniors and seniors at the Qualifiers and Championships.

This Qualifier is for the NAF Five Star National Championships 3-4 September at The Lincolnshire Showground, Gate 4,  Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln,  LN1 2SX

(Halesworth Riding Club will pay championship entry fees for all their team members that qualify for either Championships. Stabling fees to be booked & paid for by competitors)

Club Members If you would like to Compete in either the Junior or Senior Teams please Contact Michele Hurst michelehurst@mac.com  Before 10th June 2022

Please be Aware that ALL Horses entered MUST hold valid passports and have up to date Equine Flu Vaccinations and vaccination history. Boosters withing 6 months of competition date.




Area 14 NAF Nationals & The Topspec Intro & Dressage To Music British Riding Clubs Summer Dressage Qualifiers

Hosted by Carleton Riding Club
Sunday July 10th at Blackwater Farm, Great Wichingham, Norfolk NR9 5PH

Schedule available on Facebook Area 14 BRC or Halesworth & District Riding Club Pages

This includes a wide range of Dressage classes for both team and individuals at Intro B up to Advanced Medium 92,

All team members are automatically included in the appropriate individual classes.

These are Qualifiers for the NAF Five Star National Championships
3 -4  September 2022 at The Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln,  LN2 2NA

Also New for 2022 the TopSpec Dressage to Music & Introductory Championships with Quadrille
30 September – 2 October 2022 at Bury Farm Equestrian Club, Mill Road, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9BT
(Halesworth Riding Club will pay entry fees for all their team members that qualify, stable bookings and payment to be made by individual qualifiers)

HADRC Junior Members who would like to compete please contact Michele Hurst, Seniors Sue Batchelor/Debbie Weymouth before June 18.

Entries Fees
Team 21.50 per class Individuals 23.50 per class this included the pre entry fees (made direct to British Riding Clubs 21 days before the event) of 36.00 per Team, 11.00 per Individual.
Entries must be submitted by Team Managers to British Riding Clubs before Sunday 19th June 2022 .
Please ensure ALL payments are made before the Event.
ALL entrants MUST be a Member of the affiliated club for which they are competing and be Registered with British Riding Clubs on or before July 8 2022

IMPORTANT Please ensure you and your horse are eligible to compete in your chosen test and that your horse or pony is fully vaccinated in line with rule G7.1 in the current BRC handbook and that no injection has been given on any of the 6 days before the competition



Wednesday Evening Training at Broads Equestrian Centre

Related Distances with One Group Jumping & One over poles
with Ellie Towler-Accredited Professional Coach- Stage 3 with the BHS.

Come and improve your horses and ponies with a group session using gridwork movements or poles to strengthen and enhance their way of going. Fun and educational for all abilities.

At Broads Equestrian Centre, Church Farm,
Barnby, Beccles, NR34 7QN

  • 20x60m Indoor arena
  • Floodlit  Hard surface Box/Trailer parking
  • BHS Accredited Trainers at all sessions

Session Times 5.30pm – 6.30pm & 6.30pm-7.30pm (max 4 per session)

This is a Members Only Training Session £20 per one hour session

For Entries/Further Info
Please contact Ellie Towler – eleanortowler1@hotmail.com or via facebook messenger

All Bookings Must be Made and Paid for 4 Days in Advance

Ellie Towler Training Broads Summer 2022