Secretary Report for October. :: blackdown hills riding club

Secretary Report for October.

Well, the nights are drawing in and we have held our Autumn Show; which means 2018 is coming to a close. BHRC members are still active however, we have members representing us at the West Somerset and Devon dressage Championships on the 28th at KSEC and the quadrille are practising every Monday evening for their competition at Westpoint on 1st December.

Our AGM and Christmas Party is on Friday 7th December. Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be a member. The evening is free and we hand out lots of cups and trophies. Make a date in your diary. At the AGM there is the opportunity for any member to come onto the committee.

Below is piece that our newest committee member, Emma, has written, so if you think you could offer something to the club, and have a great laugh as well, please consider joining our merry band. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, at The Catherine Wheel, Hemyock.

Trophies – all trophies and cups must be returned by the AGM! It is most unfair to those who have won an award, not have it presented to them on the night because it has not been returned – we had 3 not returned in time last year! They can be returned to any committee member, thank you in advance.

Membership – we have not put up our subscriptions this year so membership is £25 seniors, £20 junior. (Less £5 if 2 or more members of the same family join at the same time.) 2019 membership starts on 1st January.

My first year as a committee member by Emma Pearce!

Well it’s been nearly a year since I was asked to join the committee. I thought about it and thought why not. I’m an active member and felt I could give something back to the club.

It’s been an interesting year and an eye opener to the organisation and planning that goes into club events. All of us work as a team and put our members first.

My highlight of the year has to be Strictly Dressage at Conquest. What a fun day!! Loved seeing everyone’s outfits and routines.

With my pony Teatime now taking semi-retirement I have helped at several events. I got to chat to people and not worry about riding but secretly I was envious of the riders having fun on their horses.

This year I’ve been on the lookout for a new best friend, every committee meeting the ladies have endured my stories of different ones I’ve viewed- there has been plenty!!! But eventually at my last viewing of this year I found the one. He’s called Boris, and I am very excited to be bringing him to the club training sessions and competitions next year.

I’ve had plenty of giggles this year and made lots of new friends. Roll on 2019….. but first of all Westpoint Quadrille in December. Emma Pearce x

Following on – our Treasurer Deana has written a few words,

I would like to say ‘thank you’ to all, for good wishes sent to me since losing Indi. Indi was both challenging and very rewarding, I learnt so much from him, the navicular disease he had was very rare, called tripartite, he would have been born with it; neither my vet or farrier had seen anything like it from his x-rays. Specialists confirmed what it actually was, they we’re all amazed at how well he’d done for so long. A testament to him not wanting to let me down I believe now. I did the only thing left for him I could, the hardest thing ever. He dominated my everyday life and now I miss him terribly. All your good wishes do help, thank you again. The photo is of him as a foal, with all his life in front of him. Deana. X

For Sale – 1986 Olympic trailer. Front unload, grooms door, spare wheel, wooden floor. No longer needed – horse retired! £400 ono, contact Tricia. Stored near Heazle.

Kate Hopper. Pleasant House, Clayhidon, Cullompton, Devon. EX16 3TS or text 07707815610

Tricia Budd. 24, Newlands Grove, Ruishton, Taunton, Somerset. TA3 6JJ. or text 07883631354

Deana Rowland. Coombe Hill House, Symonsburrow, Hemyock, Devon. EX16 3XA or text 07841012410

Agenda of the Annual General Meeting
For the
Blackdown Hills Riding Club
To be held at the Catherine Wheel Pub, Hemyock
On Friday 7th December 2018 Starting at 7.30 pm
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of 2017 AGM
3. Matters arising
4. Chair’s report
5. Secretary’s report
6. Treasurers report
7. Adoption of accounts
8. Subscriptions for 2019
9. Election of committee for 2019
10. Charities to benefit from club funds in 2019 –
11. Presentation of awards
12. AOB – raffle
13. Buffet!

Should any member have a topic they wish to have raised at the AGM, please notify the BHRC secretary: – Tricia Budd, 24, Newlands Grove, Ruishton, Taunton. TA3 5JJ
Should there be any further nominations, please forward the form below to Tricia Budd before the day of the AGM
Please note the proposed must be a current BHRC member and have shown a willingness to stand
I propose ……………………………………………………………………….
For election as a committee member of the BHRC at the AGM 2018
Proposed by: – …………………………………. (BHRC number……………………………….)
Seconded by:-…………………………….…… (BHRC number……………………………….)

Autumn Show – beautifully organised as ever by Jill Perrior and her team, well done to all. We had some lovely autumn weather and good entries. Our Spring Show will be at the end of March, schedule out in the New Year.


Class 1 Youngstock – Open
1st Federico Michelle Scears

Class 2 Mountain & Moorland
1st Stoak Va Va Voom Sara Blair Salter
2nd Cwmmeavdwy Sain Aimee Wright
3rd Lucky Lane Majestic Gloria Perkins
4th Rascal Zara Murphy

Class 3 Coloured Horse or Pony
1st Aldensfarm Blue Print C V Lamb-Cooper
2nd Fluff Liz Peach
3rd Stoak Va Va Voom Sara Blair Salter
4th Rascal Zara Murphy

Class 5 Open Pony
1st Lucky Lane Majestic Gloria Perkins
2nd Aldensfarm Blue Print C V Lamb-Cooper
3rd Stoak Va Va Voom Sara Blair Salter
4th Cwmmeavdwy Sain Aimee Wright
5th Rascal Zara Murphy

Class 6 Foreign Breeds/Arabs
1st Janata Sara
2nd Libby Zayna Small M 5pts
3rd Doebanks Dexterity Sue Allen M 4pts

Class 7 Cobs
1st Harry Jill Acheson
2nd Fluffy Liz Peach

Class 8 Veteran Horse or Pony
1st Doebanks Dexterity Sue Allen M 6pts
2nd Miss Holly Jessica White

Class 9 Child Handler
1st Libby Zayna Small M 6pts
2nd Rascal Zara Murphy
3rd Miss Holly Jessica White

Champion – Lucky Lane Majestic & Gloria Perkins
Reserve Champion – Federico & Michelle Scears

Class 10 Best Turnout – Open
1st Esme Pippa Maggs
2nd Cwmmeavdwy Sain Aimee Wright

Class 11 Novice Ridden – Open
1st Fluff Liz Peach
2nd Rascal Molly Fincher

Class 12 Lead Rein Pony
1st Stourton Whidabouts Violet Guerin
2nd Esme Pippa Maggs
3rd Ceamaiteach Mozart Maisie Wright

Class 13 Veteran Horse or Pony
1st Esme Pippa Maggs

Class 14 Mountain & Moorland
1st Stourton Whidabouts Violet Guerin
2nd Rascal Molly Fincher

Class 15 Coloured Horse or Pony
1st Fluff Liz Peach
2nd Rascal Molly Fincher
3rd Libby Zayna Small M 5pts

Class 16 Open Ridden Horse
1st Little Darcy Zara Semmens
2nd Queen Cee Emma Knight
3rd Rupert Michelle Scears
4th Fools Mate Georgina Palfrey M 3pts

Class 17 Open Ridden Pony
1st Chiddock Two Time Sarah Baker
2nd Stourton Whidabouts Violet Guerin

Class 18 Cobs
1st Fluff Liz Peach

Class 19 Competition Horse or Pony
1st Little Darcy Zara Semmens
2nd Queen Cee Emma Knight
3rd Divertido Rebecca Turner
4th Educardo Louise Steel
5th Rupert Michelle Scears
6th Fools Mate Georgina Palfrey M 1pt

CLASS 20 Foreign Breeds / Arabs
1st Divertido Rebecca Turner
2nd Chiddock Two Time Sarah Baker
3rd Educardo Louise Steel
3rd Libby Zayna Small M 3pts

Champion – Little Darcy & Zara Semmens
Reserve Champion – Stourton Whidabouts & Violet Guerin

Best Member

Zayna Small 19 pts
Sue Allen 10 pts
Georgina Palfrey 4pts