Due to the current Covid restrictions, guidance from BEF, BHS and BRC is that clinics, tuition and arena hire are currently not permitted. We hope to be able to resume normal activities after the lockdown ends on 2nd December.

CLINICS – All November clinics are cancelled
There are showjumping and dressage clinics running throughout November and full details can be found on the Events page of the HVRC website at www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.ukl
Please can the last person leaving the field after a clinic padlock the gate and randomize the padlock code.

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Showjumping Clinics: Rupert runs individual/group clinics every Monday. Lessons can be either jumping or flatwork.  To book your place, please contact Rupert direct on  07970 935615.

Michelle Fox Showjumping Clinics:  The next clinic is Tuesday 17th November from 2pm.  Group lessons are £19 per person, private 45 minute lessons are £27. To book your place, please ring or text Michelle Fox directly on her mobile 07721 998488.

Jenny Parkin Clinics: The next clinic is on Sunday 8th November from 10.00am.  Jenny can offer individual or group tuition for both adults and juniors covering flatwork, pole work or jumping. HVRC would like to offer our club members of all ages and abilities a chance to have individual or group lessons at reasonable rates. Jenny is a BHS Stage 3 coach in Complete Horsemanship and is very experienced with all levels of rider. Please contact  Marilyn to register your interest:  mobile 07891398275,  or 01433 650749 (leave a message) or email marilynwilcockson@gmail.com

EVENT PHOTOS   West Bar Photography
Photos at shows and photos and videos of dressage tests have been taken at most of our events this year by John of West Bar Photography.  Covid restrictions have meant that he could not bring his trailer and print on site, but purchases can be made online at www.westbarphotography.co.uk by clicking on Events then on your event to view all the photos. All the dressage tests were videoed in full, but just the first part is available to view on the website.   Printed photos are £7, photos for digital download £5 and videos £10. Any queries contact John on 01142 891626 or 07918 650256 or Email him on john@westbarphotography.co.uk

The HVRC arena is available to hire (to members only).  Bookings are made by TEXTING Judith Rutnam on 07952 900085.  Members need to allow at least 24 hours notice when booking an arena hire session.  Your 2020 HVRC membership number will be required when booking. PLEASE lock the gate AND randomize the padlock code before leaving the field.

All memberships fall due at the beginning of January. Just a reminder that all clinics are for members only and memberships need to be paid before riders can attend clinics or book the arena in 2020.  Membership fees for 2020 will remain the same (despite the fact that the amount we pay to BRC per member has increased to £15) at £27 senior, £20 junior and £42 family (for 2 family members with additional family members an additional £15).

BRC introduced new hat standards in 2016 – visit this link for full details:   http://www.bhs.org.uk/our-charity/press-centre/news/july-to-dec-2015/changes-to-riding-hat-standard-coming-in-2016-bsen1384-safety   For safety and insurance reasons, HVRC members must wear a hat conforming to the new standards when riding at all HVRC clinics and competitions.

Upcoming Events at a glance

DIARY OF HVRC NOVEMBER  2020 EVENTS – all events in November are cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 2nd Nov
Group training with Jenny Parkin – Sun 8th Nov from 10am
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 9th Nov
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 16th Nov
Michelle Fox showjumping clinic – Tues 17th Nov  from 2pm
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 23rd Nov