Hope Valley Riding Club

HOPE VALLEY RIDING CLUB

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2024

Rupert Cox clinics run every Monday at the club field

16th June 2024 show Jumping

20th June 2024 after school cross country practice with Jenny Parkin

22nd June 2024 H.B. Horsemanship talk and demonstration

23rd June 2024 cross country practice with Jenny Parkin – open to both juniors and seniors

30th June 2024 Nervous and Novice One Day Event

6th July 2024 Dressage Competition

14th July 2024 Show Jumping Competition

20th July 2024 Cathy Taylor Clinic

26th-28th July 2024 Junior Camp at Epworth

11th August 2024 Dressage Competition

18th August 2024 Show Jumping Competition

FOR APPROXIMATE SHOW JUMPING TIMES FOR TODAY 16TH JUNE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE EVENTS TAB

WARNING – ROAD CLOSURE

The Brough to Tideswell road is going to be shut for a long period from 17th June for them to repair a retaining wall ☹ I think there are quite a few of us that come that way normally in order to get to the Club field and I was just wondering whether you could put a note on the HVRC website or email all for awareness to go a different way?

Link to the council note with all the details below:

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/roads-traffic/brough/brough-retaining-wall-repairs.aspx

1st-5th September 2024 Senior Camp at Somerford Park – SPACES STILL AVAILABLE.  WE ARE OPENING PLACES FOR AGES 17 AS CAMP IS A WEEK EARLIER THIS YEAR AND STILL IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

15th September 2024 Show Jumping

 

DATES FOR 2024

NEXT HVRC EVENT –

Open show jumping Sunday 16th June 2024 – entries now open on Horse Monkey

EVENT TIMES

SHOW JUMPING – there are no individual times given for show jumping.  Each show jumping competition will start at 10am with half an hour for clear round before commencing with the 30cm, approximate start times will be given for each class which are intended as a guide only.

DRESSAGE – dressage times will be published 24 hours before the event on the website under the ‘Events tab’.  Click on the appropriate date for the competition and then you will see a link for the dressage times, just click on the link and the times will be displayed.  If you are unsure of times then please contact Kate by email – kate@hollowgatefarm.com

ONE DAY EVENT – individual times will be given for each discipline – dressage, show jumping followed by cross country.  Marie Skelly will publish the times on the HVRC Facebook page or if you have concerns please contact Marie by email mariegraham074@gmail.com

H.B. HORSEMANSHIP – Saturday 22nd June 2024

Henry has a natural and caring way to work with horses showing kindness and understanding of horse behaviour.   We have booked Henry for a talk and demonstration on horsemanship down at the Club Field on Saturday 22nd June 2024 (time to be advised).  He will demonstrate ground work and behavioural problems.  The cost will be £10 per head, to book your place please contact Rachael Attwell on 07500 046145.  Henry is extremely busy and we feel lucky that he can up give some of his time to come to the HVRC club field.  As there is a cost attached we need at least 15 participants for this to run.  The time of the talk and demonstration will be advised shortly’.

Junior Camp at Epworth 26th to 28th July 2024.  For details contact Marie Skelly email: mariegraham074@gmail.com

Senior Camp at Somerford 1st to 5th September 2024.  For details contact Josie Bennett email: hvrccamp@gmail.com

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR SENIOR CAMP

HVRC Senior Camp Sunday 1st September to Thursday 5th September 

Booking now open!

Our Senior Summer camp 2024 starts at 6pm on Sunday 1st September and finishes at 3pm on Thursday 5th September.  Please read the information below which includes details of costs and the booking form.  The form includes the lesson bookings so there is just one form to complete.

All adult riding club members are welcome (age 18 and over) and we pride ourselves on having a friendly camp that supports all levels of riders.  Horses are treated to lovely stables and riders are treated to fantastic facilities and company! You sleep in your lorry/trailer/tent/caravan and we have a double Pavilion with hot showers, kitchens etc. Somerford has very comfy camping pods available to book – see their website.  All campers are required to contribute to the jobs involved during the week – poo picking and other jobs as part of a rota (but no cleaning or cooking!). 

The cost:
* One rider and one horse is £295 (members only) which includes: a stable with two bales of shavings;  hay or haylage (both will be provided); all Somerford facilities including the farm ride Monday to Thursday, cross country fields and arenas; the pavilion facilities including hot showers; and your food for the four days.  
* Second horses can be booked for £195 for the stabling and forage.
* Non riders (don’t have to be a HVRC member) are very welcome at £100 for the pavilion facilities and catering.  
* Lessons are charged in addition, according to the sessions chosen. 

Click the link for the booking form: http://tinyurl.com/HVRC-camp-2024-booking-form

Contact Josie for any queries: hvrccamp@gmail.com

2024 MEMBERSHIP  SUBSCRIPTIONS
All memberships fall due at the beginning of January 2024.  For all membership enquiries please contact Kate Molyneux email: kate@hollowgatefarm.com

From 1st January 2024 you will be able to renew your Membership via Horse Monkey OR you can send your details to Kate and pay by either cheque or bank transfer. Full membership details and HVRC bank details can be found on our website under the ‘Membership’ tab.

Please note that we will be running Hope Valley Riding Club as an independent riding club during 2024 and that we will be no longer be affiliated to BRC.

HORSE MONKEY – ONLINE ENTRY PLATFORM

HVRC WILL NOW BE TAKING ONLINE ENTRIES VIA THE HORSE MONKEY EVENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM.  WE HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE HORSE MONKEY A GO TO ENABLE US TO ADVERTISE AND LIST UPCOMING OPEN SHOWS, SHOW JUMPING AND DRESSAGE, ALSO ENABLING US TO TAKE ONLINE ENTRIES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HORSE MONKEY THEN PLEASE SEE EITHER THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE OR THEIR WEBSITE

https://horsemonkey.com

MEMBERSHIPS VIA HORSE MONKEY

ALL HVRC MEMBERSHIPS EXPIRED ON 31ST DECEMBER 2023.  IF YOU WISH TO HIRE THE ARENA OR ATTEND CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER MONTHS THEN PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

FROM 1ST JANUARY 2024 YOU CAN NOW USE HORSE MONKEY TO APPLY FOR A NEW MEMBERSHIP OR RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION BY EMAILING YOUR DETAILS TO kate@hollowgatefarm.com

UPCOMING CLINICS:

8th June 2024 – Cathy Taylor clinic

Show jumping / flat work with Rupert Cox every Monday

For clinic booking information please see the details below.

PONY STARS GROUP –

Pony Stars provides a range of activities helping juniors aged from 5 to 12 years to develop their confidence around ponies.  There are work books to build on their knowledge and skills and of course help them to become a accomplished rider.  Upon completion of each work book the juniors will be awarded a badge.  All badges are presented at the HVRC AGM in November.

PONY STARS – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – SESSIONS FOR BOTH JUNIOR AND SENIOR MEMBERS

 

Thursday 20th June 2024 – cross country practice and Pony Stars

Sunday 23rd June 2024 – cross country practice – open to both juniors and seniors.

In addition to Pony Stars Jenny is running either group lessons or 1-1 lessons on Sundays.  Lessons are to suit demand so please let Jenny know what you would like to work on. Flatwork, poles or jumping from X poles up to 90cms.  Open to all ages and abilities. 

Jenny Parkin is running sessions on the club field for you and your pony including: Pony Stars, mounted games, pole-work and jumping. 

Cost £10 per pony per hour for group lessons.  Private one to one lessons are available.  Contact Jenny with any questions and to book your place by text 07976575047 or email: jenny.haydock@googlemail.com
PLEASE NOTE;  Jenny is also available for private lessons or groups on any of the above dates either before or after the junior clinic times.

RUPERT COX CLINICS  Every Monday

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.

ARENA HIRE
The HVRC arena is available to hire (to members only). Your current membership number and a copy of your 3rd Party Insurance will be required before you can hire or use the club arena.

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.

PLEASE lock the gate AND randomize the padlock code before leaving the field.

PLEASE NOTE arena hire is for the arena only not for the working hunter jumps. The arena is graded and checked regularly for hazards ( rabbit holes etc ) the working hunter area is only checked for shows so is out of bounds.  All memberships fall due at the beginning of January. Just a reminder that memberships need to be paid before riders can attend clinics, book places for camp or book the arena in 2024.  Please renew your membership via Horse Monkey or contact Kate by email kate@hollowgatefarm.com

RIDING HAT STANDARDS

In order to ensure riders are wearing the most up to date riding hats, please note that from the 1st January 2023, the following hat standards will no longer be accepted, due to the age of hats made to these standards:

1.   PAS  O15 1998

2.   SNELL 2001

PAS 015 – 2011 and SNELL – E2016 are still both acceptable 

For safety and insurance reasons, HVRC members must wear a hat conforming to the new standards when riding at all HVRC clinics and competitions.

BODY PROTECTOR STANDARDS

From 1st January 2024, the BETA 2009 safety certification will no longer be permitted for use at British Eventing, British Riding Club and Pony Club competitions. This means that the BETA 2018 standard will be required when riding at any event run under these organisations. 

So, if your equestrian body protector is marked with the BETA 2009 standard, it’s time to start thinking about getting a new one in time for the rule changes next year.

whips used for jumping must be padded. The ‘pad’ must be smooth with no protrusion or raised surface (which include embroidery) and be made of a shock absorbing material throughout its circumference. One whip, no longer than 75cm (and must be no less than 45cm) and not weighted, may be carried when jumping any obstacle in British Eventing competitions.