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April Newsletter

April 22, 2019

By Tricia Budd

Happy Easter!  We have a champion in our midst! Committee member Sylvia Paine and Max have just been awarded the Newcomer, Reserve   Champion, online, International Trec League; awarded by Trec Riders Club! Sylvia was at pains to point out to me at the last committee meeting that she is not an expert; until today, I had believed her! She gave a talk to the juniors, showed them her beautiful rosette and sash and set up a course of obstacles in her school for them to try. We are all now hooked and want to have a go!

I spent the most fantastic time with some of our juniors at their Easter Rally. We all met up at Sylvia’s yard where they bandaged tails, practised Le Trec manoeuvres in the school and then used up the rest of their energy on an Easter egg hunt – well done to Gracey who won with 11 eggs. Sylvia’s lovely horse Max had been feeling a little lonely and thoroughly enjoyed all the fuss and like the gentleman that he is, welcomed us to his yard and allowed us to take over. Thank you to all the mums, dads, aunties, uncles and grandparents who support the juniors and BHRC, we are very grateful and cannot do it without you. I am now the junior coordinator with lots of things planned for the rest of the year!

  1. Spring show – What a fantastic day! The weather was beautiful, the horses gleamed, everyone had a smile on their face and Jill Perrior and her team worked tirelessly all day. I wandered around picking up poo’s and talking to people – I had a wonderful time. Jill and I commented on how many members attended, we had to use our emergency supply of member’s rosettes!

Results at the bottom of this newsletter. A special mention needs to go to junior member Zayna, who took control of the BHRC camera and took some lovely shots, so good in fact that we were able to sell them, making even more profit for the club.

  • April Dressage at Conquest – We are still taking entries so let Joy know sooner rather than later what you are going to be entering!
  • Calling all Juniors – we have already held 2 junior rallies this year, with more planned. The next one will be on Tuesday 28th of May; 11.00 am – 12.00 (during half-term.) It will be at Paddocks with Karen Court. The cost will be £5.00 for 1 hour. There will be some ridden and non-ridden activities, you are welcome to bring your pony, or come on foot.  If you contact me and tell me what you would like to do, Karen and I will do our best to put things on that you want.

Emma Pearce has made a ‘junior’ page on our website. On there are some things that may be of interest to you.  However, we would like you juniors to send us things as well. It may be a report on a schooling session, a new goal you have reached with your pony; or a new pony – or a new horse! Please do not worry if you are concerned about spelling mistakes or that your teacher has told you to open each paragraph with a fronted adverbial (and you can’t remember what one is) I will sympathetically edit. Those of you old enough to use Facebook can (and do) contact me via messenger. Others will need to ask a responsible adult first. Don’t forget that juniors can join in every event we hold.

  • Training – from Deana Rowland – Continuing our flat work training with Karen Court at ‘Paddocks’ on Saturday mornings. From 10am. £20 per session. 

25th May; 8th & 22nd June; 13th & 27th July

No more than 3 members in each session.  Please contact me via text 07841012410 or email deanarowland2@aol.com  to book your place. All monies to be paid up front to secure places, cancellation policy as on website. Look forward to hearing from you, Deana

NatWest – sort code 60-23-05, account no; 74506439

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Training – a report on training by Emma Pearce – Well this month I have done something a bit different with Teatime. We attended the pole work training with Kate and Sauber. As you all know, Teatime and I love to do dressage. So I thought, let’s do something different for a change. 
It was a fantastic training session with Nikki Lumb, we did some really interesting exercises with poles….there’s more to poles then trot poles and jumps! The exercises we did will help my dressage and Teatime definitely picked up his feet l. I’m sure this will make his schooling a lot more fun and varied. I can’t wait to put what I learnt into practice and attend another training session. 

Training by Kate Hopper – Hi All, can you let me know what training you would like this year?  We can’t make promises but we will do our best.  If you could also let us know what days of the week & what times are good for you we will do our best to accommodate.  Finally if anyone has any preference to a location, please tell us.  We do have some restrictions with parking, availability & cost with some venues, but your suggestions would be very welcome.  Email Kate at huskykate4@gmail.com

  • Summer Camp – 2nd – 4th August at Paddocks. I still have spaces and we are still taking deposits.
  • Rising Stars show jumping – this popular team event is being held by WSRC. I am collating teams and already have 3 who would like to do the 60 cm. We will send as many who want to compete. Details are over there! 
  • Chairwoman – Kate Hopper, Pleasant House, Clayhidon, Cullompton, Devon.

 EX16 3TS.     07707815610  huskykate4@gmail.com

Secretary – Tricia Budd,   24, Newlands Grove, Ruishton, Taunton, Somerset.

 TA3 5JJ. 01823 442597 triciabudd24@gmail.com

Treasurer – Deana Rowland, Coombe Hill House, Symonsburrow, Hemyock, Devon. EX16 3XA. 01823 680021 deanarowland2@aol.com

BHRC SPRING SHOW 31ST MARCH 2019 – RESULTS

IN-HAND

Class 1 Youngstock – Open

1st            HenyfynyGold  Top                                              Lisa Fowler

2nd           Comet                                                                    Michelle Cook      

3rd           Caulan Merri                                                         Sara Llewellyn                               M 4pts

4th           Roundhills Magic Montans                                                Rebecca Bahrami

Class 2 Mountain & Moorland

1st            Dion                                                                        Michelle Cook

2nd           Brunan Spartacus                                                Ellie Wallace                  M 5pts

3rd           Caulan Merri                                                         Sara Llewellyn                               M 4pts

Class 3 Coloured Horse or Pony

1st            Golden Phoenix                                                    Sarah Jane Lowe

2nd           Gadence Harry                                                     Sylvie Bellenge

3rd           Centyfield Cutmill                                                Ray Norton

4th           Comet                                                                    Michelle Cook

5th                 HenyfynyGold  Top                                             Lisa Fowler

6th           Roundhills Magic Montans                                                Rebecca Bahrami

Class 4 Open Horse

1st            Golden Phoenix                                                    Sarah Jane Lowe

2nd           Escribano                                                               Anna Stewart                  M 5pts

3rd           Ash                                                                         Debbie Howe

4th           Centyfield Cutmill                                                Ray Norton

Class 5 Open Pony

1st            Dion                                                                        Michelle Cook

2nd           Flojo                                                                       Gracey Montgomery        5 pts

3rd           Otztaler Amakai                                                   January Tewson

Class 6 Foreign Breeds/Arabs

1st            Escribana                                                               Anna Stewart                  M 6pts

2nd           Roundhills Magic Montans                                                Rebecca Bahrami

3rd           Otztaler Amakai                                                   January Tewson

Class 7 Cobs

1st            Teddy                                                                     Emma Chase

2nd           Garlence Harry                                                     Sylvia Bellange

Class 8 Veteran Horse or Pony

1st            Peppermint                                                           Emma Chase                    

2nd           Coco Springs                                                         Nicola Shakeshaft            M 5pts

3rd           Dream Alliance                                                     Clare Sandarcock

4th           Jingo                                                                       Laura Chilcott                  M 3pts

Class 9 Child Handler

1st            Peppermint                                                           Emma Chase

2nd           Flojo                                                                       Gracey Montgomery        M5 pts

3rd           Coca Springs                                                         Charlotte Greenaway

Champion Dion    & Michelle Cook      Reserve Champion   Escribana               Anna Stewart      

RIDDEN

Class 10 Best Turnout – Open

1st            Bertie                                                                     Grace Gendall

Class 11 Novice Ridden – Open

1st            Bertie                                                                     Grace Gendall

2nd           Harlequin Prince                                                  Janice Stoker                    M 5pts

3rd           Egwysfach Robbie                                                Katie Bennett

4th           Escribano                                                               Anna Stewart                  M 3pts

5th           Ash                                                                         Debbie Howe

6th           Otztaler Amakai                                                   January Tewson

Class 12 Lead Rein Pony

1st            Peppermint                                                           Alexa Kavanach

Class 13 Veteran Horse or Pony

1st            Justin                                                                      Grace Gendall

2nd                 Coco Springs                                                        Charlotte Greenaway

Class 14 Mountain & Moorland

1st            Trejorya Noalwyd                                                                Natalie Pastor

2nd           Applewitch Roan Majic                                       Emily Vincent

3rd           Justin                                                                      Grace Gendall

4th           Eglwysfach Robbie                                              Katie Bennett

5th           Annandale Foxy Roxy                                         Sonya Jones

Class 15 Coloured Horse or Pony

1st            Janton Touch of Gold                                          Katie Bennett 

2nd           Harlequin Prince                                                  Janice Stoker                     5 pts

3rd           Lottie                                                                      Amanda Champion             

Class 16 Open Ridden Horse

1st          Janton Touch of Gold                                          Katie Bennet

2nd           Queen Cee                                                            Emma Knight

3rd           Croxley Jaz                                                            Victoria Owen

Class 17 Open Ridden Pony

1st            Willowway High Jinks                                         Alinson Tomlinson

2nd           Otztaler Amakai                                                   January Tewson

3rd           Newoak Allspice                                                  Emma Knight

Class 18 Cobs

1st            Teddy                                                                     Emma Chase

2nd           Harlequin Prince                                                  Janice Stoker                     5 pts

Class 19 Competition Horse or Pony

1st            Willowway High Jinks                                         Alison Tomlinson

2nd           Janton Touch of Gold                                          Rosie Bennet

3rd           Croxley Jaz                                                            Victoria Owen

CLASS 20 Foreign Breeds / Arabs

1st            Newoak Allspice                                                  Emma Knight   

2nd           Otztaler Amakai                                                   January Tewson

3rd           Escribano                                                               Anna Stewart                  4 pts

Champion   Trejorya Noalwyd          & Natalie Pastor    Reserve Champion  Bertie  &           Grace Gendall