New Result: Dressage, 3rd December 2017, Somerford Park Farm

New Result: Show jumping, 19th November, Somerford Park Farm

*CANCELLED* Show jumping on Sunday

Unfortunately due to the very poor weather forecast for the weekend, we have taken the decision to cancel Sunday’s jumping. The arenas at Somerford are available for private hire and the next ECCTG jumping will be in January.

Dressage – Sunday 3rd December – Times

Times for Sunday’s dressage are available here. Good luck to all those competing.

Membership Renewals

Our membership runs from 1st November each year, British Riding Clubs have confirmed to me that if you haven’t renewed by this date then they will not have you down on their data base and you will not be covered by insurance.

If you wish to renew or become a member for the first time, you can pay via horse monkey or by bank transfer (account details available from Alison Unwin).

Show jumping 19th November

Show jumping – 19th November at Somerford Park Farm; 70cm-120cm

10am start

Entries taken on the day and non members welcome (£5 day ticket fee, 16+ if PC members, otherwise 17+)

Member opportunity: Synergy in motion

Anyone interested in an informative evening with Jo Ruffell (personal trainer specialising in functional training, rehabilitation, postural strength and balance)? Jo has 18yrs industry experience and in more recent years has been working closely with clinicians such as chiropractic and physiotherapists as an ongoing channel of exercise therapy. Jo was also a rider so understands the aches and pains of riders and core strength required.
Jo has offered to deliver a 2 hour workshop for riding club members, to cover the following:
1) The effects upon the body of poor posture and bio-mechanical asymmetry
2) Methods in connecting with essential breathing and postural muscles
3) Common injuries/muscular weakness horse riders may experience and the possible reasons behind them
4) A programme of specific exercises to help fix/alleviate these problems and accompanying literature to take home. 
5) An invigorating and mobilising 45 minute Synergy class which incorporates strengthening, stretching and balancing exercises finished off with relaxation. 
To provide attendees with the knowledge of how to connect and activate the body more effectively in order to avoid both general and sports specific injuries/muscular discomfort.
To highlight common postural mistakes they may be making and corrective exercises to help alleviate stress and strain on the body and to  enhance their current training regime (not replace).
We are scoping members for interest; if you would like us to organise this workshop, let Alison know!