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In memoriam: Bryan Struss

We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Bryan Struss, who has been an ECCTG member for over fifty years. His association with our Club and the interest, time, work and service he contributed have been remarkable – he was a committee member from 1973 to 1976, Treasurer from 1976 until 1983, Chairman from 1983 until 2001 and President from 2001 until 2013 when he retired from the position. He maintained his interest and support in retirement – kept a close eye on us and was always delighted to hear of Club activities and successes. He was a member of the Area 20 Committee and then held the position of Chairman, and was a prominent figure in Northern Dressage and at local BE events, particularly Bradwall. His Dressage scoring was legendary – Bryan had only to look at a sheet and it was done!!

It is indeed the end of an era for the ECCTG; his special award given each year for particular contribution to the Club in any capacity is now a fitting commemoration as he takes his place in the Riding Clubs Hall of Fame.

Dressage competition – 16th May

New competition added to the calendar; 16th May at Somerford. Prelim, novice and elementary, all long arenas

Entries via horsemonkey

Show Jumping: April 4th

Times for Sunday’s jumping are here. Good luck to everyone competing; this will run as a two phase competition.

Please download and complete the EHV declaration form and email to office@nullsomerfordpark.co.uk 24 hours before the competition.

29th March Dressage: *EHV Declarations*

Could all competitors please download and complete this form, and send it completed to Office@nullsomerfordpark.co.uk in advance of competing tomorrow

Good luck to everybody competing as we restart competitions! Times are available here (updated Friday pm).

Arena Eventing Qualifier

This year’s Arena Eventing Qualifier will take place on Sunday April 18th 2021 at Radford’s Equestrian, Llanymynech.  If you have not already contacted Libby to express an interest, please do so immediately as there is a very short turn around for Prelim and Area entries! (erichards@nullbtinternet.com)

Combined Training Competition – April 11th

Combined Training at Somerford;

Prelim 2 2016 – show jumping 75cm

Novice 24 2016 – show jumping 85cm

Novice 27 2007 – show jumping 95

Elementary 43 – 2006 – show jumping 105cm

Entries via horsemonkey here

Competitions are back!

Eventer’s dressage Monday 29th March at Somerford: ***FULL***

Show jumping Sunday 4th April (entries here) at Somerford
Classes from 70cm clear round to 1.20m. Entries already placed for the show jumping planned in January will be carried forward unless otherwise advised.