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!
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 in the 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.
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.
Intermediate Winter SJ 2022 schedule FINAL
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.
We are holding our first ‘in person’ AGM and Awards Evening (restrictions permitting) for two years, on Saturday February 19th at Bramfield Village Hall – it’s a bring and share – so please do come along, bring some food to share with friends, we’d love to see all of you – more details can be found on our Facebook page.
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.
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