Halesworth and District Riding Club

Hello everyone,

Well, what a year it’s turned out to be – I suspect all of us were never expecting one quite like it!

As we have struggled through various forms of lockdown, we’ve all tried desperately to keep our horses and ponies ticking over, in the hope that soon we would be able to get back to clinics, competitions or other outings – it’s certainly been a challenge.

Having said all of this, I think, thanks to the amazing people we have as a committee and all of you as our members, been able to run more dressage competitions, training sessions and other activities than perhaps we thought would be possible, and I’d like to take this opportunity to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone whether they be a competitor, an organiser, a volunteer or a venue owner for all their unwavering support during these challenging times.

I was hopeful, that with the advent of a vaccine I would be able to write an optimistic and hopeful message for 2021, but sadly this new COVID virus variant has had other ideas, and with the imposition of Tier 4 on the whole of Suffolk and Norfolk from just after midnight on December 26th, and Full lockdown from January 4th meant that we were once again cast into uncertainty.
Under Government rules and BRC guidance we have now begun to offer outdoor training sessions and unaffiliated dressage & league competitions are scheduled to begin April 11th.

I am really hopeful that by the time we can also resume indoor training and slightly larger events, everything will be looking much more positive and we can really start to get going again.

In addition, at this time of year we are usually busily planning our AGM and Awards evening, but as sadly we will not be able to get together in person, . So please look out for an email, or an announcement on our Facebook page with more information.

Winter Dressage Qualifiers and Championships will be On Line for 2021. I’m very pleased to say that some of our Junior & Senior riders will be taking part, results due 26 April.

In the meantime, it just remains for me to wish all of you the best for 2021, and let’s hope we can all get together in person before too long has passed.

Take care of yourselves and your families.

Kind regards

Nicky Virgo
Chairman

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Wednesday Evening Training at Broads Equestrian Centre

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus pandemic
this event may be postponed or cancelled at short notice

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

  • 20 x 60 metre indoor arena
  • Floodlit  Hard surface Box/Trailer parking
  • BHS Accredited Trainers at all sessions

Session Time 6.30pm-7.30pm (max 4 per session)
some 5:30pm – 6:30pm sessions available on request
This is a Members Only Training Session £20 per one hour session

For Entries/Further Info
Please contact Ellie Towler – eleanortowler1@hotmail.com

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

Further dates, details and payment options

Thursday Morning Coaching & Cake Sessions with Hayley

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

Informative & Fun
Morning Sessions with BHS Coach Hayley Chilver

2021 Winter Coaching & Cake Training Payment Options

Times 9:00 – 10;00, 10.00 – 11.00 & 11.00 – 12.00pm
in small groups (max 4 per session) of similar ability, times will be allocated to each rider 48 hours before each session.
Members Only £20 per one hour session – Social distancing to be observed at all times, cake provided but please bring your own after class drinks.

Entries/Further Info Please contact & book directly with Hayley Chilver via Facebook or email chilver246@btinternet.com
Please note that once your chosen slot is booked it must be paid for in full.
Cancellations will only be refunded for valid or very good reasons.

Wednesday Evening Training at Broads Equestrian Centre

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus pandemic
this event may be moved, postponed or cancelled at short notice

Gridwork 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

  • 20 x 60 metre indoor arena
  • Floodlit  Hard surface Box/Trailer parking
  • BHS Accredited Trainers at all sessions

Session Time 6.30pm-7.30pm (max 4 per session)
some 5:30pm – 6:30pm sessions available on request
This is a Members Only Training Session £20 per one hour session

For Entries/Further Info
Please contact Ellie Towler – eleanortowler1@hotmail.com

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

Further dates, details and payment options

 

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

Is is expected that this session will be very popular so book early to avoid disappointment