XC training 12th July

XC Training with David Llewellyn @ Somerford Park Farm : Cost £30 (Including a £10 subsidiary from the club for membes)
3 x Places Left on the 90-100 Class
3 x Places left on the 100+
Please contact Lucy Watson on 07415509027 or lucinda.watson91@nullgmail.com asap. Payment must be in advance

Area Horse Trials – well done team ECCTG!

ECCTG continued their great form in the area horse trials yesterday with one individual and one team qualifying for the championships.

Our sole representative in the 80 – Juliet Foden – made a good start to the day but sadly Molly didn’t enjoy the show jumping so Juliet chose not to run cross country.

The 90 Team of Hannah Barnett, Ki Ashmore, Libby Richards and Sue O’Leary hit rocky waters before the competition had even begun when Sue took a tumble during her last practice session (get well soon Sue!), and Ki’s horse took an uncharacteristic dislike to the solid fences, but Libby’s double clear earned her third place and Hannah’s personal best score of 21 with just a smattering of time penalties to add earned her a place at the championships. Well done Hannah!

In the 100 class, individual rider Ashley Daniel put in a great effort to finish on her dressage score and come away with an 8th rosette.

Our open team of Abi and Alison Unwin, Sophie Jones and Nicki Toomer stormed to victory with individual placings too for Nicki (2nd), Abi (4th) and Sophie (7th). Alison sadly got eliminated on the cross country, but after breaking down on a roundabout on the way there, she was  probably pleased just to have made it to the start line!!

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part, and thank you to all the volunteers too. Before the day was out we received a lovely email from the Area organisers complimenting us on our friendly, willing volunteers, who were a real credit to the club. Onwards to the championships!!

Offer for members – 50% off Tottie clothing

Tottie are offering 50% off their clothing to riding club members who sign up to their VIP club. More details are available here.


If you wish to take part in the  AREA DRESSAGE COMPETITION On JULY 11th  .

Please contact Juliet on : Juliet@nulltimfoden.plus.com  as soon as possible, (if you haven’t already done so). Entries close June 12th.

Please note that the competition is on grass.

You will need to supply the following information:

Horses name (as on passport)

Passport number

Last vac date (make sure that there are no previous discrepancies).

Your vac must not have been renewed within 6 days before the competition.

BD points (if any)

You may be required to supply a helper at the Area competition, as we have to supply at least one helper per team.

Prelim dressage BRC “D3 2014″ test. To have no BD points.

Novice test 24 (2010), Novice 30 (2006), Novice 34 (2009) you can have up to 124 BD points, Elementary 45 (2010) up to 199 points.

These tests are for teams or individuals.

Medium test as an individual test 61 (2002).

There is a riding test at prelim and novice levels, if you are interested I will give you the qualifications.


Training with David Llewellyn

SJ on grass and XC at Smallwood on 31st May

Unfortunately the XC at Somerford planned for 14th June has had to be RESCHEDULED to 12th July.

Contact Lucy Watson for details

New Result: Crossmere Farm, Show Jumping, May 24th 2015

Area horse trials – call for competitors

Anyone wishing to compete in the area horse trials (June 21st at Llanymynech) please contact Brook Howells (brookhowells@nullgmail.com or 07949 404941) asap – entries close May 29th so Brook needs to know by end of 25th May if you want to compete. See email from Alison last week for details or ask Brook!