What has the club been up to recently
Huge well done to our senior team in the Area 14 Online Novice Dressage qualifier for scooping a team placing of 3rd!!
Great individual results too!
Bex & Harn got a PB of 70.21% in the intro class, placing 2nd
Kerry & Maddison Star 68.63% prelim 7, placing 2nd
Caroline & Casper 70.22% Novice 24, placing 1st!
Caroline & Quince 68.21% Novice 27, placing 4th
Michele & Turloughrevagh Boy 66.25%, placing 8th
Well done ladies!!
We recently held a photo show in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and are very pleased to report that £345 was raised to support this much valued service.
The wonderful Ginger & Jardine very kindly offered to cover the cost of rosettes, so every penny raised went to the EAAA. Winning photos from each class can be found under the Recent Results tab right here on the website. Congratulations to all who took part, and thank you to the 136 entries!
Chairman's Chat - April
And another month has passed...........
What a relief to feel that the dark winter months are behind us and our torches can be put away for a while!
Spring Dressage Competition. At last our patience was rewarded and we were able to hold a 'real' event, Being at Crow's Hall is always lovely but on this occasion it was even more enjoyable because it was actually warm! Thank you for supporting the day and making such an effort with your turnout - some of your horses were positively dazzlingly. Well done to everyone who took part but a special mention must go to our class winners: Megan M, Debbie K, Katie H, Freya B, Mary K, Lucy G, Jessica B, Kerry B and Sarah A.
Thank you Holly for organising such a great day.
Virtual Horse Agility Competition. I felt quite honoured to see all the submissions for this competition - there were some very impressive horse handling skills demonstrated, and then reality struck and I needed to judge them! As is often the case it was very close but by a short head the winners were: Kathy S, Caroline C and Brooke S.
Mini Members. GRS has always been a club for all, irrespective of age and riding ability. In the past we have tended to have about a two thirds senior, one third junior split in our membership but with introducing specific Mini Member Training, currently we have 29 members under 18yo and 42 just over 18yo.
New Members. It is very important for the club's future to continue to attract new members. We want to run a club which is active and has a range of events which people can attend and enjoy. To this end, we've decided to offer a £5 credit against training or a competition if you introduce a new member to the club. So talk to your horsey friends and see what you can do!
First Aid. As most of you will be aware, GRS usually organises professional first aid cover at competitions- the cost of which is included in the entry fee. This is a significant expense. We wondered if any of you would be interested in GRS subsidising you to obtain a first aid qualification?
Tues 18th May - Flatwork training with Caroline Day at Topthorn
Wed 2nd June - Mini Members / Juniors with Anne Gayfer at Crow's Hall
If you enjoy jumping, watch out for another training session with Jake Hall. His first visit to GRS was so successful that another one is in the pipeline.
Area 14 Competitions. If you're interested in taking part in anything don't wait to be asked, contact Jill or Kerry Baldwin. The onus is on you!
Committee Meeting. The next virtual meeting will be on 10th May. With the lifting of Covid restrictions, we should be able to plan more club activities.So please do get in touch with suggestions, ideas for events, feedback, offers of help etc.