Affiliated to the British Horse Society – within Area 22, Scotland

Newsletter – August 2023

Congratulations to our committee members who organised the Area 22 event in July at Brechin and a very well done to all our members who took part. Read all the results in our latest newsletter here.

I hope this newsletter finds all our members and their four-legged friends in good heart. The Club has had a successful summer so far with the usual variety of clinics and lessons plus a good number of members competed at the recent Area 22 competition at Brechin.

Some of our prize-winners are pictured below! Well done everyone who took part. But a huge well done to Sue, Shonagh, Linda and everyone else who were part of the organising team that made this event such a success. Members, who sacrifice their own chance to ride at these competitions in order to run them for everyone else – it is very much appreciated.

SRC Results:

Dressage Prelim 12: 1st Sarah Brand and Cloudy Mhor; 2nd Amalie Harper Gow and Coolamber Diamond. The Prelim team were second with the above two joined by Sally Murray and Lurgan Fearn Mhor and Lizze Davidge and Foxmere Smokey Joe. Prelim 13: 2nd Tammy Halsey and Ashby Mills Sienna; 6th Yvonne Campbell and Castletown Lady and 7th Sally Murray. Prelim 7: 3rd Lizzie Davidge. Prelim 18: 3rd Sally Murray and 6th Amalie Harper Gow. Prelim 14: 2nd Sarah Brand. Novice 24: 3rd Fiona Kerr and Lady; 4th Sarah Brand.

Jumping: 70cm: 2nd Rachel Bruce and Glenfoot Phoenix; 4th Fiona Kerr; 5th Tammy Halsey. The 70cm team were first with Fiona and Tammy joined by Lizzie Davidge. 80cm: 2nd Fiona Shearer and Tanzanite Avaya; 4th Eilidh Campbell and Virgos Best; 6th Kathleen Connor and Air Row Z. The 80cm team were first, joined by Yvonne Campbell. 90cm: 3rd Kathleen Connor; 4th Eilidh Campbell; 6th Fiona Shearer. The 90cm team were first joined by Yvonne Campbell. 75cm style: 2nd Tammy Halsey.

Many thanks to Bridget, who organised a fun pony racing/fitness day at Linfield with Jo Fox and also to Jackie who organised sessions with the mechanical horse, which everyone seemed to greatly enjoy! Also to Linda who again offered her lovely facilities at Linfield for a social hack (see picture below.) No-one can say we don’t offer a good variety of activities!!

Coming up is another Trek session (as demonstrated beautifully by Anne in the above photo.) Also lessons at West Dowald, by kind permission of Yvonne, with a new to SRC instructor, Yvonne McFarlane. The ever-popular Erik and Diana lessons continue at Braefield and Netherton respectively. Keep an eye on facebook, equo and the calendar of events on the website for details. Below are some members cooling off after a hot and sweaty lesson at Netherton with Diana!

This year’s Scottish Riding Club Championships take place on 9th and 10th of September at Auchlishie, with dressage, showjumping, style jumping on the Saturday and horse trials on the Sunday. It would be great to have a few teams from SRC competing at this. The schedule is available to download on the website and entries are open on equo. Just enter whatever you would like to do and we will sort you into teams. As usual, the Club will subsidise one entry on Saturday (as long as you enter two classes) or the equivalent sum for a horse trials entry on Sunday. For anyone not sure about entering this or confused by the number of classes/stabling etc, we are holding a Club Social Evening at Madderty Village Hall on Friday 18th August at 7.30pm. There will be snacks and soft drinks provided but please bring your own alcoholic tipple of choice! The main focus of this evening will be to chat about the champs and encourage people to enter. Please do come along, we are a very friendly club and love meeting new members.

Strathearn Riding Club



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