What has the club been up to recently

 

Chairman's Chat - August
 

 

Training

When I wrote the July Chairman's Chat I was very worried about who our next training organiser would be. After a few anxious weeks I can now relax knowing that Lynn Eldrett is happy and willing to take on this role. As Emma's university course doesn't start until September, there is time for Emma to pass on her knowledge and support Lynn in getting started. I'm sure you'll join me in trying to make the hand over as smooth as possible and help Lynn get established. 

Another successful SJ training with Jake was held last week. Thank you for supporting this training, they're proving to be very popular and places go quickly.

14th Aug Private jumping sessions with Debbie Cox at Crow's Hall. As usual, details are on WebCollect.

 

Summer Evening Show Jumping.

When I turned up at Crow's Hall to help on 21st July I was very impressed to see what Anne and Bex had created! Lots of fun jumps, including on the grass surround, but still within the class heights. Well done to everyone who brought their horses and ponies along. It was a great opportunity to attempt a course and for many people their first since before Covid. 

It was so successful there'll be another one on Friday 13th August. Remember pre-entries only via WebCollect.

At the end of the first evening many of you helped to move the jumps, thank you. Practical assistance like this makes organising club activities so much easier.

 

GRS Teams.

At my time of writing I've heard that two of our junior members have qualified for the BRC Championships in early September. Huge congratulations to Freya and Jess and good luck in your SJ with Style classes.

Fingers are also crossed that there are invitations for some other club members, after their good results at the ODE and Dressage Qualifiers.

 

 Charity Fun Show on Sunday 5th September, at Topthorn

We're expecting to publish the schedule in the next few days, as it's so close to being finalised. Persuading WebCollect to allow a user friendly entry form has been somewhat more challenging! Please bear with us- we have tried many different formats, none of which are ideal!!

As I've mentioned on several occasions, we will only be accepting pre entries and on Thursday 2nd September we  will give competitors' times. Hopefully this will help the day be more relaxed and run smoothly.

All profit will go to East Anglian Air Ambulance. 

 

A Summer Camp in 2022?

 I'd like to ascertain if there's enough interest to run a camp next year. If it's something that you'd like to attend then do let me know.

 

Please keep in touch with suggestions, ideas for events, feedback, offers of help etc. The committee loves to hear from you and we do want to run the club to support your interests.

 

Enjoy your riding,

Alison

Hooray!!!! We have received our first invitations to Championships on 4th/5th September at Lincolnshire Showground, and it is a huge congratulations to Freya Button Clare Button for SJ with style 75cm and Jessica Baldwin for SJ with Style 85cm. Well done girls!

I am also hoping we will get invites for the ODE and recent dressage too - which means we should have a nice little group of us eligible to attend.

Please see attached document (CLICK HERE) to direct entry classes, which do not require qualification, so if you would like to join us for a fun weekend, please get in touch at gippingteams@gmail.com.

I am happy to organise entries and stabling on behalf of the club with payment through webcollect. To give you an idea of the price - our class entries were £28.50 each and overnight stabling was £45 per horse. I will find out further details and confirm exact prices if there is any interest.

We have booked to arrive on the Saturday and compete on the Sunday - as that is when the junior's competitions are. Seniors are competing on the Saturday.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information

Jill & Kerry.