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There is light at the end of the tunnel! The evenings are drawing out, the daffodils are in full bloom and every time I groom Gem I am woollier than she is; spring is on the way! The BHRC committee has been extremely busy; we already have a full year of events planned, training is well established at Conquest and our Spring Show is at the end of this month. Jill Perrior would be grateful
ANIMALS!  WHO WOULD HAVE THEM? – BY SARA LLEWELLYN We all say this when something goes wrong – usually muttered when some horse has escaped its field, got into a feed room or lost a shoe for the millionth time. Said in frustration – but when faced with the prospect of being without them, we then realise just how much they mean to us and actually, how we cannot live without them, however much bother
Hi All & a Happy New Year to you Now since our antics at Westpoint & the AGM/Christmas party, the riding club has taken a little bit of a break over the festive period to allow all a well-earned rest & as such Trish was a little concerned there was nothing to go in this month’s newsletter! S,o being the diligent teacher that she is, she set us (the committee) all homework & asked us
As I write, there are 11 days to the shortest day! Spring is nearly here! Gem and Sauber are extremely woolly but happy and healthy at the top of the Blackdown Hills. Kate and I took them both to Westpoint at the beginning of December. Gem and I were reserve for the quadrille and it seemed silly not to put her in the box as we all knew if we had her at Westpoint we
Well another year has passed by & both Trump & I are still here! I bet the odds of neither of us being shot by now weren’t that good! I’ve not done any public speaking since the last AGM so I can’t promise this will be any better but I will try not to gallop flat out this time & may be even try to breath. At our last AGM I cornered Emma Pearce to
BHRC have had another fantastic year which came to a thrilling finale at Westpoint last week end. The club continues to go from strength to strength, membership is increasing each year and we have considerably more junior members.I have to start by thanking my fellow committee members. You are a fantastic bunch and committee meetings are a great laugh. We all pull our weight at the events held through the year and this shows with
• Training – both flatwork and jumping training will start in the New Year, we have several venues we can choose from so contact Deana and Kate and they will start booking dates, instructors and venues.• Juniors – as stated previously, Jane and Georgina Palfrey are taking on the new role of junior co-ordinators. You can contact them direct or through Kate or I via email. Let us know what you would like to do
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
x The Strictly season is back! Tango, Waltz, Rumba and Anton. Well … our case it was Pirates, Sugar Plum Fairy and The Wurzels Sunday September 16th. The Blackdown Hills Riding Club held their 3rd.Strictly Dressage Competition at the Conquest Equestrian CentreNorton Fitzwarren.Amazingly from where I was (behind the scenes) trying to keep the dayrunning smoothly, all appeared calm and in control. I was aware of all the hustle and bustle that was happening outside.
After the searing heat of previous months, the weather has broken and the grass is beginning to return to green. I can recall the precise moment the weather changed, I drove to Paddocks on Saturday 28th July, the first day of our “summer” camp, to find the previously erected marquee on the floor! Other clubs may have packed up and gone home – not BHRC! We soldiered on, tweaking and adapting as the weather dictated.


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