Spring is here (honest !!!)

Spring has sprung a leak and so our first HVRC Showjumping on the 8th of April has been cancelled. However, the forecast for the rest of April is hopefully (!!) better. Check out our events pages to see what’s going on.

HVRC OPEN SHOW Sun 22nd April
The first open show of the season is on Sunday 22nd April. There will be a full range of inhand, ridden showing and working hunter classes, so there is something for everything to enter. Most classes are qualifiers for the grassroots Equine Sport UK championships to be held at Arena UK in August 2018 – if you are placed 1st to 3rd in your class, just collect your qualifying card from the entries hut. The schedule is attached.

CAROLINE SAYNOR DRESSAGE CLINICS: Sat 28th April & Sat 19th May
Caroline has produced her own horses from Prelim to Grand Prix level and regularly trains with Emile Faurie. She is a regular competitor at the National Dressage competitions and holds a current National Title. She is also producing horses for County Level showing and is an International Judge of Hunters and Irish Draughts.
Clinic dates are Saturday 28th April and Saturday 19th May. The lessons will be 45 mins at a cost of £45. Please contact Marilyn Wilcockson to book a place on 01433 650749 or 07891398275

HVRC FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE TEAM RESULTS Our HVRC team came third in the BRC Qualifier at Epworth on the 18th March 2018. The team consisted of Mark Braithwaite, Michele Fox, Emma Fox and Danielle Jones (Danielle is not pictured, send us a pic if you have one Danielle x). Mark came 2nd overall as an individual and Michele came 4th. This means Mark will qualify for the FOH National Championships to be held on May 19th.
Huge congratulations to all our riders and horses! What a great result!

HVRC 2018 SHOW DATES
The HVRC event dates for your diary are:
Open Shows: Sun 22nd April, Sun 20th May, Sun 15th July and Sun 23rd Sept
Open Showjumping: Bank Holiday Mon 7th May, Sun 10th June, Sun 1st July and Sat 25th Aug
Open Showcross: Sun 5th Aug, Sat 1st Sept and Sun 7th Oct
Open Dressage: Sat 5th May, Sat 26th May, Sun 17th June, Sun 22nd July & Sun 2nd Sept.

SENIOR SOMERFORD PARK CAMP
A few places are still available on the senior camp to be held at Somerford Park Farm, near Congleton, Cheshire from 6pm Sunday 9th Sept to 4pm Friday 14th Sept. Details can be found here.

JUNIOR CAMP
There are still a few places left on Junior Camp, which is to be held at Speetley Equestrian Centre from Friday 22nd June (not before 5.00pm) to Sunday 24th June. Details can be found here.

WETTON HILLS TRO CONSULTATION
Details of the proposed Traffic Restriction Order on Wetton Hills can be viewed and commented on until 6 April 2018 at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/consultations.

BRC QUALIFIERS
Below are the upcoming BRC qualifiers and the club is looking for both junior and senior members to ride at these events. If you are interested in any of the following qualifiers, please contact Liz Morton on 01433 631565 or Email her at jr_ea_morton@tiscali.co.uk or reply to this Email.
• Sun 10th June: Show and style jumping qualifier at Arena UK
• Sun 17th June: Dressage, riding test and dressage to music qualifier at Arena UK


April Events

~~ CANCELLED BRC Horse Trials at Speetley – Mon 2nd April
~~ CANCELLED Rupert Cox Flatwork / Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 2nd April
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 5th April
~~ CANCELLED HVRC OPEN SHOWJUMPING – Sun 8th April
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 9th April
~~ Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinic – Wed 11th April (from 4pm)
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 12th April
~~ Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinic – Sat 14th April (9am – 2pm)
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 16th April
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 19th April
~~ HVRC OPEN SHOW – Sun 22nd April
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 23rd April
~~ Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinic – Wed 25th April from 4pm
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 26th April
~~ Equipilates Clinic with Kate Mackintosh – Fri 27th April
~~ Caroline Saynor Dressage Clinic – Sat 28th April
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 30th April