Hope Valley Riding Club

HVRC APRIL EVENTS 2021

As Covid regulations allow outdoor sport to resume from 29th March, we are pleased to confirm that arena hire and clinics can now re-start on the club field.

HVRC OPEN SHOWJUMPING  Sun 25th April

The first HVRC event of the season is the Open Showjumping on  Sunday 25th April held on the club arena. There will be classes from 30cm to 90cm so there are classes for riders of all abilities to enter.  Entries will be in advance only and the full schedule is on the Events page of the club website. Please follow social distancing guidelines on the day.

HVRC OPEN DRESSAGE   Sat 1st May

The first HVRC dressage competition will be on Saturday 1st May.  The tests for this season will be Intro A (2008), Intro B(2009), Prelim 7(2002), Prelim 18(2002), Novice 27(2007), Novice 34(2009) and Elementary 42(2008) so there are tests for all levels of ability. Entries will be in advance only and the full schedule will be on the Events page of the club website.

 JENNY PARKIN CLINICS  Sun 4th and Thurs 15th April

Jenny Parkin will be taking a clinic on the club arena on Sunday 4th April, starting at 11.00 and on Thursday 15th April starting at 10.00. 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 group lessons at reasonable rates. Jenny Parkin is a BHS Stage 3 coach in Complete Horsemanship and is very experienced with all levels of rider. Please contact Marilyn to book your place: mobile 07891398275, or 01433 650749 (leave a message) or email marilynwilcockson@gmail.com

MICHELLE FOX SHOWJUMPING CLINICS   Tues 13th and 27th April

Michelle Fox’s next April showjumping clinics are on Tuesday 13th April and on Tuesday 27th April, both 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.

 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.

BRC AREA HORSE TRIALS AT EPWORTH EQUESTRIAN CENTRE NR DONCASTER ON SAT 8th MAY
We are looking for HVRC members to compete at this event. Please contact Liz Morton on 01433 631565 or 078887760745 or Email her on jr.ea.morton@gmail.com. 

SENIOR  CAMP
This year’s camp will run from 5th to 10th September at the wonderful Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire and places may need to be restricted to comply with social distancing requirements.  Bookings will be open soon and those applying will need to be paid up members of HVRC, so please send in your membership fees now so that you are ready to apply when you receive the Email containing booking details. Any queries please contact Josie Bennett on 07769 702024.

BRC AREA 16 WINTER DRESSAGE  AND SHOWJUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT EPWORTH EQUESTRIAN CENTRE NR DONCASTER ON MON 5th APRIL
We are looking for HVRC members to compete at this event. There are dressage classes for juniors and seniors at Prelim to Medium level and showjumping classes for juniors and seniors from 70cm to 100cm. Please contact Liz Morton on 01433 631565 or 07887760745 or Email her on jr.ea.morton@gmail.com.  The detailed schedule can be found on the Events page April 5th of the HVRC website at www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk

BRC NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE VIRTUAL DRESSAGE
There are classes from Prelim to Advanced Medium for seniors and juniors and both individuals and teams.   If you would like to take part, please contact Liz Morton asap on 01433 631565 or 07887760745 or Email her on jr.ea.morton@gmail.com.

ARENA HIRE
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 2021 HVRC membership number will be required when booking. PLEASE lock the gate AND randomize the padlock code before leaving the field.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
Membership fees are being held at 2020 levels. The only exception is the additional family member fee for family memberships which we have had to raise from £15 to £16. 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 2021.  Please complete and submit your membership form via the website. You will then be Emailed the internet banking details. Alternatively if you would like a membership form to be Emailed to you so that you can send it in with a cheque, please Email:  bobandkathstoney@hopevalleyriding club.co.uk

RIDING HAT STANDARDS
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

For HVRC & BRC events go to the Events Page to download schedules and entry forms. Click on the down arrow to the right of the month year date in the top left-hand corner of the calendar if required, then click on the event you want.
To download a membership form go to the membership page,
click on the text:-   go to the HVRC forms page,
read the instructions for the download you require.

DIARY OF HVRC APRIL 2021 EVENTS

Jenny Parkin Clinic – Sun 4th Apr

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 5th Apr
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 12th Apr

Michelle Fox Clinic – Tues 13th April

Jenny Parkin Clinic – Thurs 15th Apr
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 19th Apr

HVRC OPEN SHOWJUMPING – Sun 25th April
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 26th Apr

Michelle Fox Clinic – Tues 27th April

HVRC SHOW DATES  2021
Dressage: Sat 1st May, Sat 5th June, Sat 3rd July, Sun 8th Aug, Sun 19th Sept.
Showjumping: Sun 25th Apr,  Sun 30th May, Sun 27th June, Sat 31st July, Sun 22nd Aug, Sun 26th Sept.
Open shows: Sun 23rd May, Sun 13th June, Sun 25th July, Sun 12th Sept.
Junior Camp:  16th – 18th July.
Senior Camp:  5th-10th Sept at Somerford Park Farm.

BRC AREA 16 EVENTS
Easter Monday 5th April at Epworth:  Area 16 2021 Winter Dressage and Showjumping Championships.
26th-29th April:  Virtual Intermediate and Novice Winter Dressage Championships
Sat 8th May:  Horse Trials Qualifier at Epworth
22nd-23rd May:  Arena Eventing Championships at Aston Le Walls
Sat 10th July:  Dressage and Dressage to Music Area Qualifier at Arena UK
Sun 11th July:  Showjumping and Style Jumping Area Qualifier at Arena UK
9/10th Oct:  Dressage and Showjumping at Arena UK
Sat 23rd Oct:  Arena Eventing Area Qualifier at Speetley
7th November:  Intermediate Dressage and Showjumping at Arena UK
If you would like to compete at any of the above events, please contact Liz Morton on 01433 631565 or 07887760745 or Email her on jr.ea.morton@gmail.com

British Riding Club Area 16 Training 2021

Sunday 2nd May 2021 – Sarah Simpson XC Clinic – £20 per rider

Groups of 5 (or 6) (minimum of 3) – each clinic is 90 minutes

Nervous and Novice – 09.00

80cm – 10.30 (Group 1)

80cm – 12.30 (Group 2)

90cm – 14.00

90cm – 1m – 15.30

Location: Woodlands Farm, Gildingwells, Worksop, S81 8DB

Saturday 5th June 2021 – Sam York Arena Eventing Clinic – £13.50 per rider

Groups of 4 – each clinic is 75 minutes (times TBC not to start before 10.00)

Nervous and Novice

80cm

90cm

100cm

Location: Oakring Stud and Performance Horses Equestrian Centre, Eakring, Newark. NG22 0DW

Saturday 24 July 2021 – Laura Woodcock Dressage Clinic – £15 per rider

Individual private sessions – each session is 45 minutes (times TBC)

Location: The Bungalow, Brownwood Lane, Thorney, Newark NG23 7DJ

Terms and Conditions Area 16 Training 2021

All bookings should be made via email to Alex Batty at alexfbatty@googlemail.com. Places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Please send evidence of payment (screenshot) via email (alexfbatty@googlemail.com) to secure your place. When confirming your place, please also confirm your riding club and contact details (mobile number preferred).

Waiting Lists: If clinics/heights are fully booked, you will be added to a waiting list and contacted should a space become available. 

Cancellations: Should you need to cancel your place, please notify Alex more than 48 hours prior to the date of your training. Any cancellations received less than 48 hours prior, will not be eligible for a refund. Apologies, we are unable to accept any exceptions to this rule.

Any refunds will be issued via postal cheque, less £1 to cover the cost of postage. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to offer refunds via BACS transfer. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please do keep an eye on update emails and the Area 16 Facebook page for further training opportunities.