HOPE VALLEY RIDING CLUB
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2023
Saturday 25th November 2023 – Cathy Armstrong flat work / grid work clinic – CANCELLED
AGM – Monday 27th November 2023, 6.30pmn pie and pea supper. £12.00 per head. STILL TIME TO BOOK YOUR PLACE. BOOKINGS CLOSE ON THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2023.
Saturday 16th December 2023 – Cathy Armstrong Jumping Clinic CANCELLED
NEXT EVENT –
** STILL TIME TO BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE AGM PIE AND PEA SUPPER. DETAILS BELOW. BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2023. **
AGM Monday 27th November 2023 6.30pm
The AGM is to be held at Sickleholme Golf Club on Monday 27th November 2023, 6.30pm. The cost of the pie and pea supper will be £12.00 per head for adults and £5.00 per head for juniors. Please bring along a donation for the raffle prizes. To book your place please contact Kim email@example.com
FUTURE OF HVRC AND BRC – to be discussed at the AGM
We have been discussing, over a number of weeks, our concerns with BRC and due to their spiralling costs we can no longer keep our Membership fees at the existing prices. There will be a need for a considerable increase and with the introduction of BRC’s Sport-80 platform a change in the way we receive our new memberships and renewals. BRC are now asking for memberships to be paid directly to them via their new platform, Sport-80 launched earlier this month. The 2024 pricing to become a member of BRC alone will be increased from £20 to £24.
You may have received an email from the BRC asking you to create your password for your account. We respectfully ask that you DO NOT renew your membership directly with them until we have reached a final decision to remain or leave BRC. As we understand it you will only become a member of BRC and NOT Hope Valley Riding Club.
We are seeking clarification from BRC to understand how Sport-80 can work alongside Hope Valley Riding Club. For example our current joining fee for an adult is £27.00, we currently pay £20.00 per member to the BRC and the remaining £7.00 goes towards to running of the club, grading of the arena, repairs, insurance etc. Our junior memberships are break even and we subsidise family memberships. If members pay BRC directly via Sport-80 they will be paying £24.00 (2024 pricing) and there will be nothing coming to HVRC, hence the need to arrange a separate membership for joining our club.
With the impact of greater costs from BRC and the uncertainty of how the Sport-80 is going to affect the club a decision has been made to look into leaving BRC, seeking our own insurance and running Hope Valley Riding Club as an independent riding club. If anybody has any concerns about leaving BRC, then please let the Committee know your thoughts preferably before the AGM at the end of this month.
We will be discussing this topic at the AGM on 27th November 2023 and the attending members will be given an opportunity to vote remain or leave. A final decision will be made after this meeting.
The Committee are feeling under pressure and we would really appreciate your input in helping us to move forward together for a successful 2024.
16th December 2023 Cathy Armstrong – Jumping Clinic
This clinic is pure show jumping and will be using a course of jumps. Sessions again can either be private or group and more information will be sent out ahead of this clinic as to how to book in.
2024 MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
All memberships fall due at the beginning of January 2024. For all membership enquiries please contact Kate Molyneux email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 1st January 2024 you will be able to renew your Membership via Horse Monkey.
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
MEMBERSHIPS VIA HORSE MONKEY
FROM 1ST JANUARY 2024 YOU CAN NOW USE HORSE MONKEY TO APPLY FOR A NEW MEMBERSHIP OR RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION.
Show jumping / flat work with Rupert Cox every Monday
For clinic booking information please see the details below.
PONY STARS GROUP –
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: email@example.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.
The HVRC arena is available to hire (to members only). Your current BRC 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 2023 and into January 2024. Please renew your membership via Horse Monkey or contact Kate by email firstname.lastname@example.org You will then be Emailed the internet banking de
HVRC & BRC Events , Schedules and Membership. Go to the ‘events’ tab and select the date of the event you are looking for. Click on the date and all the information and links will be there for you. Times will be published 1-2 days before the event. An announcement will be put on Facebook when times have been published.
PLEASE NOTE BRC will NOT be sending cards out this year membership confirmation will be by email
BRC 2022/23 Schedule
If you would like to compete at any BRC events please contact Liz Morton on 01433 631565 or 078887760745 or Email her on email@example.com and she can send the schedule.
Saturday 25th November – Dressage to Music qualifier and Intro Dressage qualifier at AUK (2024)
TBC – Arena Eventing qualifier (2024)
RIDING HAT STANDARDS
From 1st January 2023, BRC will no longer be accepting 2 hat standards and will therefore need to re-tag.
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
A new colour of hat tag will be required for BE, PC and BRC from 1st January 2023.
PAS 015 – 2011 and SNELL – E2016 are still both acceptable as are the remaining hat standards as found on page 36 of the BRC 2021 Handbook.
Click the link below to see all hat standards:-
For safety and insurance reasons, HVRC members must wear a hat conforming to the new standards when riding at all HVRC clinics and competitions.
BRC VOLUNTER LEAGUE
This is a completely free to enter league to really recognise all the hard work and dedication of our volunteers at Club, Area and Championship competitions. With a chance to win some fantastic prizes and rosettes at the end of the year. It is really simple to get involved and volunteers don’t have to be BRC members but they do need to be registered in the Volunteers club. Then they simply just need to submit what hours they have done volunteering each month.