Welcome to West Wales Riding Club!
There will be a Fun Ride, open to WWRC members only, on Saturday 26th April 2014 starting at 11am. This will start at the Blackpool Mill Car Park (on left past the Mill). E-Mail: Shelleyhigham @ rocketmail.com for more details and to book a place on it.
Open Dressage and Show Jumping Competitions are being run alongside the Area 21 FOTH Combined Training qualifiers on 26th & 27th April at Pibwrlwyd, Carmarthen. Further details are available here.
Tivyside RC is holding a Showing Masterclass at Starlight Riding Centre on Saturday 26th April, 2014. Further details are available here
There will be a Club Show Jumping Competition at Moor Farm on Sunday 27th April, 2014. The Schedule is available here
Do you have a field in our area which the Club could use during the summer months for club training on one evening a week or fortnight? It would be used for club members to practice a dressage test or small show jumping course. If you are able to help please contact the Club Chairman via the Contact button.
Endurance GB is offering a Team Endurance Event to affiliated British Riding Clubs on a national scale. Some of the competitions will be in Wales. The competition is only open to Riding Club members and involves teams of between three and six riders. Rides are between 20 and 25 miles in length. For further information go to the Endurance GB web site at: www.rcteamevent.endurancegb.co.uk.
There will be a Grassroots DressageChampionship Competition held at Beacons Equestrian Centre, Llandyfan on Sunday 29th June 2014. This will run alongside the Summer Area 21 Dressage Qualifier. It is aimed at riders who wish to experience riding in a team or as an individual in a Championship without going on to the Nationals. Further details are available here.
A Grassroots Show Jumping Championship will be held on Sunday 6th July at The Gower Riding Club field, Kilvrough. It will run alongside the Summer Area 21 Show Jumping Qualifier. The Schedule is here.
Area 21 is seeking volunteers to become Official Stewards to supervise Area Qualifiers, etc. Please refer to Poster for more details here
The Welsh Air Ambulance Service NHS Trust will hold a Spring Festival Working Hunter and Show Jumping Show at the Royal Welsh Show Ground, Builth Wells over two days. The Working Hunter classes on Saturday 17th May 2104 and Show Jumping Classes on Sunday 18th May 2014. For further details and a Schedule please contact: Amanda Burton -Tel:01982 554 409, Email: email@example.com
British Dressage are holding Team Quest Competitions at Moor Farm throughout this summer. Further details are available on the British Dressage and Moor Farm Websites. If you are interested in joining a WWRC team please contact the Club Chairman via the Contact button.
AREA 21 2014 SUMMER QUALIFIERS
1) The Area 21 Horse Trials Qualifiers will be held at Sapey in Worcestershire on Sunday 8th June 2014, jointly with Area 15. This includes an Open Unaffiliated One Day Event. The Schedule for the Qualifiers and the Open classes is available for download as two seperate files -here and here.
1) The Area 21 Summer Dressage, Rider Test and Dressage to Music Qualifiers will be held at Dinefwr Equestrian Centre near Llandybie on Sunday 29th June 2014 , organised by Dinefwr RC.
3) The Area 21 Summer Show & Style Jumping Qualifiers will be held at Gower RC Fields on Sunday 6th July, organised by Gower RC.
Please contact the Club Chairman via the Contact button if you are interested in being on a WWRC Club Team or possibly (where rules allow) an Individual in any of the Area Competitions
NOTE: You must have helped at our Club competitions if you wish to be considered for a team. The Club will also be expected to send helpers to the Area Competitions - the number depending on the number of teams entered and type of competition. Your horse must have up to date flu vacs. you will also be expected to attend the National Championships if your team qualifies. Details of the National Championships are on the Area 21 BRC Website.
Memberships forms are available here for renewals!
Calling all members!! We are looking for volunteers to be part of a County Show Riding Club demonstration in 2014. We are aiming to hold a demonstration at County Show 2014 over the Tuesday and Wednesday for about an hour in each afternoon. We are looking for volunteer riders who would be able to commit to showing what the WWRC has to offer and do a bit of dressage demonstrating. We are looking for people from Intro upwards so please don't be put off by thinking we are after top level demonstrators! We want a bit of everything to show that WWRC has something for everyone. If you are able to commit please contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Combined Training Photos - check out Anna's website www.ar-equinephotography.co.uk
Congratulations to our dressage and show jumping teams who went up to Hartpury to represent the club at the national champs. The teams consisted of Jill Ridge, Catrin Owen, Kate Gillam and Louise Wheeler with Catrin's husband acting as Chef D'Equipe (despite his allergy to horses!). The Show Jumping team came a very commendable 9th overall and Catrin Owen came 10th individually in the dressage. Well done to all!
Photos from the Area Qualifiers are available from Storm Development at the following links:
A message from BHS:
We have had a message from Vicki White, a sports massage therapist who has recently moved to the area. She is offering sports massage services to riders and has found that riders need to be educated about injury prevention to get the best out of their training. She has discovered that riders tend to suffer from incredibly tight lower backs, gluts and inner thighs.
Just a little bit about Vicki - "I've been a Sports Therapist for over 6 years and run successful clinics in Cardiff & Swansea before moving to Pembs a few months ago. I also work Sport Wales, SwanseaCity FC & the Welsh Ladies Senior Football Squad, plus many more. Please take a look at my website www.vickisportsmassage.co.uk which has more information."
The 'tight lower back' sounds extremely familiar so this might be something useful for you riders out there to have a look at so check out her website!
Please see the below message from Horse Watch!
Hope all is well in the rural community and that you enjoyed your Christmas? We have been experiencing a few rural thefts lately, mainly opportunist with items taken from farm yards that were highly visible in some instances, so can I take this opportunity to request that you lock things up and keep things out of view. Most of you have your regular scrap collectors that you deal with, but can I please remind you that the laws have now changed regarding transportation and transaction of scrap, we are keeping regular checks of our scrap dealers and stop-checking vehicles regularly. I would urge you to take number plates, dates and times and forward on to us please so we can monitor any illegal or suspicious incidents.
We are also experiencing problems again with loose horses in our county. These horses tend to be coloured and are owned by the gypsy fraternity, but are generally kept on farmers land with or without consent. I would like to bring to your attention the below as farm owners are deemed liable if they escape and cause criminal damage. We would encourage you to think twice before allowing the horses there in the first place as once placed on your land it then becomes very difficult to get paid and also have them removed. Please read the below message which has been sent from SWP from our partners in Community Safety:
“It has been identified that a number of persons who own and breed horses will approach farmers with a view to rent land to lodge their horses. An agreement will be made with regards to rental costs. These persons will pay an initial fee however will not pay over any more money. Once the horses are on the land the onus is then on the farmer to look after the horses thereby incurring huge costs.
The original owner of the horses will then attend the farm after a number of months with a view to recovering the horses without paying the outstanding fees. They will use intimidation and threats to recover the horses.
Farmers should therefore be wary of the tactics being employed and should only consider renting land to persons they know or have been vouched for.”
In addition to the above I would ask that you keep a watchful eye on these coloured horses that are usually seen in very large herds in fields around our county. If you have any concerns for their welfare, especially at this time of year when grass is in short supply and the fields are so very wet and muddy, please contact us direct and we can alert the RSPCA as we have a good working relationship with them and you can remain anonymous! Either email or ring via the 101 number to bring to my attention, also inform all of your “equine” friends and family of the above messages and spread the word around.
Haverfordwest Rural NPT
Report from British Riding Club British Eventing 80 Training National Championships held at Brooksby College, Melton Mowbray, 23.09.12