May has come and so has the sun 🙂

Here are some details about our May events …..

Photos from our Open Show on Sunday 20th May can be found here http://www.westbarphotography.co.uk/f250540942

HVRC OPEN DRESSAGE – Sat 5th May
The HVRC dressage on Sat 5th May has had to be cancelled due to lack of entries.

The next dressage competition will be held on Saturday 26th May. Entries are by post in advance only, so if you are interested in competing, why not get your entries in now 😊 There are classes from Intro (walk and trot only) to Elementary and both seniors and juniors are welcome. If you need a copy of any of the tests, just email bobandkathstoney@hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk

INHAND SHOWING CLINIC – Sun 6th May (10am – 12pm)
Vicky Goldsborough, who has judged at Olympia, will be teaching an inhand showing clinic on the club field on Sunday 6th May from 10.00am till 12.00. The clinic will include:

• half an hour talk covering the basics of inhand showing
• each participant will then do an inhand show which Vicky will assess, followed by individual feedback
• a show class (with HVRC rosettes to win!) will then be run

The cost will be £15 per person. Juniors and seniors welcome. Any queries, please contact Kath on 07505 490056.

HVRC OPEN SHOW JUMPING Bank Holiday – Mon 7th May
The first HVRC Open Showjumping will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, starting at 10.00am. There are classes from 30cm to 1 metre, including a Sweepstake and a Pairs, so there is something for everyone to enter. We hope to see lots of you there!

RUPERT COX GROUP LESSONS – Monday evenings
Rupert Cox is now starting his Monday evening group lessons, starting at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. There will be flatwork and jumping on alternate weeks. The cost will be £15 per rider in a group of 4 or £20 per rider in a group of 3. £1 club fee payable per lesson.

To book these in blocks of 4 lessons please contact Hazel Earnshaw on 07796611249. Open to members only.

CAROLINE SAYNOR DRESSAGE CLINIC – 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 date: 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 OPEN SHOW – Sun 20th May
There will be a full range of inhand, ridden and working hunter classes and most classes are qualifiers for the ESUK Championships at Arena UK in August.
We need stewards for all three rings on 20th May. If you are able to help please email Kath.

HVRC OPEN DRESSAGE – Sat 26th May
The second open dressage competition of the season is on Saturday 26th May. There are classes from Intro (walk and trot only) to Elementary level and both juniors and seniors are welcome.

HVRC OPEN SHOWJUMPING – Sun 27th May
The second HVRC Open Showjumping will be held on Sunday 27th May, starting at 10.00am. . There are classes from 30cm to 1 metre, including a Sweepstake and a Pairs.

HOPE ROAD SPEED PETITION
Residents of Hope Road are collecting a petition to have the speed limit reduced to 30mph. This includes the section that members ride along to hack to the club field. The more signatures we can collect, the more chance we can persuade the council of the need for the speed reduction to make Hope Road safer for riders. A petition form can be found here. Completed forms can be returned to Sarah Healy or to Kath Stoney or handed in at the next show.

HVRC 2018 SHOW DATES
The HVRC event dates for your diary are:
Open Shows: Sun 20th May, Sun 15th July and Sun 23rd Sept
Open Show Jumping: 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. Somerford Park has equestrian facilities that are second to none in our region – fabulous surfaced arenas, top-quality showjumping courses, extensive cross country course with obstacles of varied sizes including water features plus of course the ever-popular farm ride. Flatwork, showjumping and cross-country lessons can be booked at camp. Any queries please contact Sue Dunk on suedunk@lineone.net

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. The total price will be £235. To book your place a minimum deposit of £135 is required with the balance due by 28th April. To book your place, please Email Claire Huntington on clairecracker@aol.com
and Claire will then send a booking form.

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

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
2018 subscriptions are now due. Membership is £25 senior, £20 junior and £40 family (for 2 family members). The membership form is attached and can be sent in with your cheque. Alternatively you can submit an online membership form (on the membership page of the website) and can pay by bank transfer.


May Events

~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 3rd May
~~ **CANCELLED ** HVRC OPEN DRESSAGE – Sat 5th May
~~ Inhand Showing Clinic with Vicky Goldsborough – Sun 6th May
~~ HVRC OPEN SHOW JUMPING – Mon 7th May
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Tues 8th May
~~ Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinic – Wed 9th May (from 3pm)
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 10th May
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 14th May
~~ Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinic – Wed 16th May (from 3pm)
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 17th May
~~ Caroline Saynor Dressage Clinic – Sat 19th May
~~ HVRC OPEN SHOW – Sun 20th May
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 21st May
~~ Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinic – Wed 23rd May (from 3pm)
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 24th May
~~ HVRC OPEN DRESSAGE – Sat 26th May
~~ HVRC OPEN SHOW JUMPING – Sun 27th May
~~ Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 28th May
~~ Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinic – Wed 30th May (from 3pm)
~~ Chris White Dressage Clinic – Thurs 31st May