More about the club

Shrewsbury and District Riding Club (SDRC) is an autonomous organization run by an elected committee on behalf of its members. Elections are held at the AGM which is normally held in November. SDRC is affiliated to British Riding Clubs (BRC) and for adminstration purposes and qualifying competitions is part of Area 20. SDRC is run according to its’ own constitution as well as BRC rules.

Riding Information

Horse Trials

Since 2010 a number of successful cross country training sessions have been held both indoors at Walford and outdoors at Llanymynech and Berriewood. These have proven to be popular being suitable for anybody interested in jumping XCountry type fences and improving that aspect of their horsemanship.

FOTH

Festival of the Hunter
This is a competition named after the event where the BRC championship forms part of the programme. Competitors complete a round of show jumps and then immediately  proceed to complete a round of cross country jumps

Festival of the Hunter 2018.
If you want to take part in or help at the FOTH qualifier (venue Berriewood)  to be you will need to contact Emma Johnson  Contact details will be in the newsletter. Details will appear when available

Dressage

The club holds regular competitions throughout the year the pinnacle of the club season being the Millennium Challenge with generous prizes at stake.

Training Opportunities

A range of  training activities at various venues appear over the year, often arranged by small groups of members.

For information about other clinics check the newsletter.

Show Jumping

Regular training sessions (two venues are used on alternate wednesdays)
Ad hoc training sessions (usually as preparation for specific competitions)
Training
Berriewood

The fortnightly Jumping Clinics at Berriewood Farm, Condover are carrying on in 2016. They run on Thursday evenings (7.00 – 8.00 and 8.00 – 9.00pm depending on numbers) £17.50, maximum of 4 in a group and we try and get like capabilities (be that horse or rider)! in the same group. Contact Deb Cairns on 07732 339783 or debcairns@hotmail.co.uk

Walford
Walford training sessions should be restarted later in the year -look out for details.
Any other training opportunities will be notified via the newsletter ,email, the website and the notice board at Walford.

Teams
The club enters teams( and individuals)to qualifiers. Participation is not restricted so if you want to take part it is up to you to contact the Chef d’Equipe prior to the closing date.

Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe Carol Hughes
Club Competitions

The Club holds a range of competitions throughout the year usually at Walford with a summer show at Berriewood. Generally these are for SDRC members though some shows may be open to other affiliated riding clubs.

The years highlight is the “Connie Wynn” show where various trophies are awarded (usually held in late April/May).

Shows are notified in the newsletter, email and the website

Combined Training

Combined training is  a recently reintroduced competition in the BRC calendar. The competitor completes a dressage test as well as a round of show jumps at a specified height.
If you want to take part contact Faith Page

Teams

WANT TO BE A TEAM MEMBER?

SDRC has an open policy regarding team representation. If you want to take part great but it is up to you to contact the relevant team manager.

For qualifiers (area 20) and championships there are eligibility rules which are laid down in the BRC rule book. BRC strictly applies a flu vaccination policy, so if you are thinking of taking part you need to be aware of these. Please note that every year horses are turned away from competitions because of non complying vaccination records, so make sure yours is up to date!

SDRC enters teams and individuals within all disciplines in area qualifier competitions. Recently the club has been fairly successful, often being placed and regularly sending teams to the national championships.

Please note that if you want to take part in a team it is better not to wait until the last minute to put your entry forward .Likewise it isn’t fair on either the team or the Chef d’Equipe to pull out at the last minute.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS AT THE QUALIFYING EVENTS AS YOU NEED THEM TO COMPETE.

PAYMENT IN FULL BEFORE THE EVENT WILL GUARANTEE ENTRY BUT NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS A REPLACEMENT CAN BE FOUND.

THERE WILL BE A DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED GET IN TOUCH EARLY. TEAM LEADERS WILL INFORM YOU WHEN THEIR PARTICULAR DEADLINE IS

Team Leaders for 2017 are as follows:

Dressage -Emma Jones ,Jane Webber
Foth (2018)- Sara O’Brien
Combined Training -Faith Page
Horse Trials – Sarah Warner
Show Jumping – Carol Hughes

If you wish to enter a qualifier as an individual or as a team member please contact the appropriate team leader.

Training

Training Opportunities
Walford
Alternating Wednesdays Show Jumping with Sarah Warner Dressage with Joss Edwards : Contact Sarah Warner (FB) for details . Enrolment for these clinics is via Horsemonkey

Berriewood
Berriewood show jumping clinics are back in action and will take place on alternate Thursdays.
If you’re interested please email Deb Cairns at debcairns@hotmail.co.uk or PM on the SDRC Facebook page or call on 07732 339783.
Berriewood flatwork clinics alternate with show jumping -contact Barbara Stafford-Cairns

 

Please note that from now until the end of March a £5 discount is available. To qualify you need to have paid your sub for 2018 and completed a held day in 2017!

BRC Rulebook

The 2017 BRC handbook contains all the information you need if you are taking part in or organizing competitions.
To view the BRC Handbook via SDRC website 2017 BRC Handbook
Download the 2017 BRC Handbook from BRC

BRC Personnel roles

Please see attached contact list for BRC HQ for club & members use in respect of any rules, general enquiries, championship invites and day to day BRC administration. BRC contact list BRC Head Office Staff Roles 2016 v1

BRC Hat Tagging 2017

Hats will be checked and tagged at qualifiers and championships. Consequently it is important that your riding hat complies with the latest BRC guidelines. See these using the following link :

2016 BRC Hat Tagging Guide for Competitors v2 190416

For insurance (and personal safety ) purposes it is recommended that during all ridden club activities hats conforming to these guidelines are worn.

BRC Social Media Guidlines

G15.3 Social Media

Whilst BRC acknowledge that social media can be an ideal way to communicate with

both members and the wider equestrian community any defamatory comments relating

to members, official, volunteers and staff of BRC or the BHS will not be tolerated. An

online post is libellous if it is damaging to a person’s reputation. Re posting or re

tweeting can be seen as an endorsement of the original comment.

Therefore when using the internet and all social media members and clubs must not:

Post any threatening, derogatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive,

pornographic, abusive, disparaging, racist, discriminatory, menacing, inflammatory,

blasphemous, or defamatory statements or material, including, but not limited

to, statements or material concerning BRC, its members or former members, its

sponsors, affiliates and stakeholders;

Make any statements that could directly or indirectly damage BRC’s name;

Use BRC logos, brand names, slogans or other trademarks, or post any of its

confidential or proprietary information without BRC’s prior written permission.

Failure to comply with the provisions of this rule may result in disciplinary action under

these rules and/or civil proceedings. BRC may also require posts to be removed, where

comments or any other submissions may constitute a breach of this rule.

BRC reserves the right to monitor, intercept and review social media postings and

activities to ensure that its rules are being complied with, and for its legitimate business

purposes.

BRC will comply with any law, or request by any governmental or other regulatory

authority, or order by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction, requiring

BRC to disclose the identity or location of any member posting any material in breach

of this Rule. BRC may share a member’s personal information with the police or any

other governmental authority if it is asked to do so in connection with the investigation

G15.3 Social Media

Whilst BRC acknowledge that social media can be an ideal way to communicate with

both members and the wider equestrian community any defamatory comments relating

to members, official, volunteers and staff of BRC or the BHS will not be tolerated. An

online post is libellous if it is damaging to a person’s reputation. Re posting or re

tweeting can be seen as an endorsement of the original comment.

Therefore when using the internet and all social media members and clubs must not:

Post any threatening, derogatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive,

pornographic, abusive, disparaging, racist, discriminatory, menacing, inflammatory,

blasphemous, or defamatory statements or material, including, but not limited

to, statements or material concerning BRC, its members or former members, its

sponsors, affiliates and stakeholders;

Make any statements that could directly or indirectly damage BRC’s name;

Use BRC logos, brand names, slogans or other trademarks, or post any of its

confidential or proprietary information without BRC’s prior written permission.

Failure to comply with the provisions of this rule may result in disciplinary action under

these rules and/or civil proceedings. BRC may also require posts to be removed, where

comments or any other submissions may constitute a breach of this rule.

BRC reserves the right to monitor, intercept and review social media postings and

activities to ensure that its rules are being complied with, and for its legitimate business

purposes.

BRC will comply with any law, or request by any governmental or other regulatory

authority, or order by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction, requiring

BRC to disclose the identity or location of any member posting any material in breach

of this Rule. BRC may share a member’s personal information with the police or any

other governmental authority if it is asked to do so in connection with the investigation

G15.3 Social Media

Whilst BRC acknowledge that social media can be an ideal way to communicate with

both members and the wider equestrian community any defamatory comments relating

to members, official, volunteers and staff of BRC or the BHS will not be tolerated. An

online post is libellous if it is damaging to a person’s reputation. Re posting or re

tweeting can be seen as an endorsement of the original comment.

Therefore when using the internet and all social media members and clubs must not:

Post any threatening, derogatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive,

pornographic, abusive, disparaging, racist, discriminatory, menacing, inflammatory,

blasphemous, or defamatory statements or material, including, but not limited

to, statements or material concerning BRC, its members or former members, its

sponsors, affiliates and stakeholders;

Make any statements that could directly or indirectly damage BRC’s name;

Use BRC logos, brand names, slogans or other trademarks, or post any of its

confidential or proprietary information without BRC’s prior written permission.

Failure to comply with the provisions of this rule may result in disciplinary action under

these rules and/or civil proceedings. BRC may also require posts to be removed, where

comments or any other submissions may constitute a breach of this rule.

BRC reserves the right to monitor, intercept and review social media postings and

activities to ensure that its rules are being complied with, and for its legitimate business

purposes.

BRC will comply with any law, or request by any governmental or other regulatory

authority, or order by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction, requiring

BRC to disclose the identity or location of any member posting any material in breach

of this Rule. BRC may share a member’s personal information with the police or any

other governmental authority if it is asked to do so in connection with the investigation

of suspected illegal activities.

of suspected illegal activities.

of suspected illegal activities.

For Sale

Disclaimer

Any services etc. listed here are done so in good faith and are published as a service to our members. SDRC does not necessarily endorse any of the items or services listed here.

If you have any items for sale, please contact a Club Oficial to obtain a listing.

If you have items listed I would be grateful if you would inform me when you want the items removed.


 

Ridemaster Pro Horse Simulator

COME TO THE PERRY GROUP AND HAVE A SESSION ON THE UNIQUE RIDEMASTER PRO HORSE SIMULATOR. 

The Ridemaster Pro simulates a real 15.2hh medium build horse. It allows the rider to ride to the screen in real-time. The horse is perfectly schooled and capable of doing advanced movements such as medium trot, medium canter, flying changes and rein back. The neck is moveable and the leg aids are detected by ‘on the girth’ and ‘behind the girth’ sensors. All movements are mathematically correct

Fully interactive, the screen displays the dressage arenas, you control the horse, the screen displays the results. Giving you positive feedback on your control and riding ability, Practice the same moves with our RDA Senior Instructor & level 3 UKCC Coach to perfect your technique  This is a novel and exhilarating way to work on general fitness – strengthening multiple muscle groups and improving cardio vascular performance. The Ridemaster Pro is unrivalled as an instructional aid for novices and experienced riders alike.

£15 per ½ hour session.
Longer sessions negotiable on
application to 01939 261147


 

Saddle Fitting

I have been given the details of a local saddle fitter , Gary based in N Shropshire ( Whixall) by a club member. Contact details
Mobile No 07788136723. Further details may be found on his website http://www.hawkshousesaddlery.co.uk/


To Contact members of the committee you could text using the following mobile numbers or email those members of the committee that have club email addresses.

Chairman Thea Roberts
Vice Chairman Carol Hughes
Secretary  Nicola Smith
Treasurer tba
Membership Secretary Jill MacLeod (Co-opted)
Newsletter Editors Pippa Geddes
Facebook
Website Graham Buckley
Bridleways Officer Zia Robins 01939 261060 email: robins.mike.zia@gmail.com

 

Sarah Warner
Faith Page
Helen Leyshon
Barbara Stafford-Cairns
Jane Webber
Deb Cairns
Teams
For matters concerning qualifiers:

Dressage
Jane Webber

Hunter Trials( FOTH)
Emma Johnson( co-opted)

Combined Training
Faith Page

ShowJumping
Carol Hughes 07584 168655
Horse Trials
Sarah Warner

Membership
If you want information about joining SDRC or have queries regarding your membership contact Jill MacLeod 07974 013159 membership@shrewsburyridingclub.co.uk

Training
Fortnightly Jumping Clinics at Berriewood Farm, Condover  Contact Deb Cairns on 07732 339783 or debcairns@hotmail.co.uk

Dressage – alternate Thursdays at Berriewood Contact Barbara Stafford-Cairns (FB)

Fortnightly ,alternative Wednesdays-Jumping at Walford :Contact Sarah Warner (FB) enrol via horsemonkey.
Dressage at Walford with Joss Edwards :Contact Sarah Warner (FB) enrol via horsemonkey.

The Club

Club Trophies

SHREWSBURY & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB AWARDS 2011

DRESSAGE
Jones Rose Bowl– Best achievement in Dressage to Music

Highland Extra Trophy – Most points gained in Elementary competitions at club throughout the year

The Harlequin Novice Trophy and Bursary– Awarded to the genuine Novice level combination starting out at this level with no BD points. Enter Spring dressage competition to qualify, awarded at AGM

SDRC Dressage Plate – Presented at Millennium Dressage Competition for highest percentage from 2 nominated classes

The Alexandra Veterans Cup– Not presented this year

Brian Evason Shield – Most points gained in Dressage Competitions throughout year by horse & rider combination.

SHOW JUMPING
Five Capri Shield -Awarded to the winner of the beginners sj class at Christmas Show

SDRC Show Jumping Plaque Awarded to the winner of the open novice class at specified sj competition

Connie Wynn Cup -Awarded to the winner of the Open sj class at specified sj competition

Mary Price Cup – Presented to the horse and rider gaining the most points in sj competition throughout the year (Final points table below)

HORSE TRIALS 

O.D.E. Trophy Based on best results from RC Qualifiers

Georgina Home Cup Awarded at Berriewood HT’s- no winner this year. So awarded on merit for performance at HT Qualifier;

ALL ROUND PERFORMANCE
The following trophies have been awarded to different merits as no Club Show was held this year

Altan Trophy – To recognize the achievement of horse and rider on behalf of our club;

Pat Aidley Trophy – Not presented this year

The following cups have been awarded for achievement at club training sessions by instructors

  • Donna Cup
  • Zebedee Cup
  • Lady Rebecca
  • Kieran Cup

Black Jazz Vase – Presented to horse and rider with best team effort

Millennium Bursary Awards 
Restricted Preliminary-

  • Preliminary
  • Novice
  • Elementary

Helper of the Year
Although some trophies are allocated for performance in dedicated areas others are allocated according to criteria set by the committee each year when they allocate trophies prior to the AGM

Web Links

The following weblinks have been provided by members of the club and may be found useful.

Organizations :

British Show
Jumping
BSJA
British Eventing BE
British Dressage BD
British Horse Society
British Riding Club BRC
The Pony Club PCUK
Riding for Disabled Association RDA
British Equestrian Federation BEF
Cross Country Venues:

Publications:

Shopping:

Event Photographs:

Venues:

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