Halesworth and District Riding Club

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year!

It seems hard to believe that as we move into 2022, we are into the third year of the COVID pandemic, and just as we really thought things were getting back to something resembling normal, along came Omicron followed by the awful events currently happening in the Ukraine!

Having said all of this, for the moment at least we are able to continue with all our planned activities, albeit with some additional caution, but I am hopeful that by the time we start things in earnest this Spring, the situation will be looking a lot more positive.

We have a really full programme of events lined up for you all to enjoy this year, starting with indoor show jumping training with Emily Lochore at World Horse Welfare in January – don’t worry if you have missed this one, I am sure there will be 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
Chairman

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Cross Country Training at Geldeston Hall

Cross Country Training Clinics

At Geldeston Hall
Geldeston, BECCLES Suffolk NR34 0LP

with BHS Coaches Eleanor Towler & Hayley Chilver
Great opportunity for riding in the open and learning or consolidating cross-country riding

Saturday 21 May 2022

Approximate Times & Heights 9.15 -10.45 60/70cms         10.45-12.15 70/80/90cms
All in Small Groups all of similar ability
All riders will be notified of exact times a week before the event.

Please wait for the trainer before mounting and warm up.
Please wear British Riding Club’s 2022 current safety standard ‘Jockey Skull’ hats
PAS 015:1998 (until Jan 2023) or PAS 015:2011 and BETA level 3 body protectors.

All participants will also need to provide a note to trainer, with contact details in case of emergency and also state if they have any health conditions or important medication.


All Levels Catered For, Juniors and Seniors

HADRC Members: £35 for an approx 1½ hour session

 

To Enter : Reference Cross-Country Training via face book Messenger or email

eleanortowler1@hotmail.com
On the day contact 07773 124458


Payment Due at time of booking
:

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In the event of adverse weather
Met. Office Guidelines will be followed

Wednesday Evening Training at Broads Equestrian Centre

Related Distance Training
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 or ideally message Ellie Towler – eleanortowler1@hotmail.com or Facebook Messenger

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

Ellie Towler Additional Dates & Payment Options

 

 

Wednesday Evening Training at Broads Equestrian Centre

Polework Training
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 or message Ellie Towler – eleanortowler1@hotmail.com or Facebook Messenger

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

Ellie Towler Additional Dates & Payment Options