LAMBERTS CASTLE RIDING CLUB

Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Chairman: Jane Rogers 01297 32696 / 07773 298430
Secretary: Irene Robinson 01460 220387
Treasurer: Irene Robinson 01460 220387
Committees
Fiona Benger
01404 831218
Wendy Kiy
01297 33440
Christine Hill
01823 421341
Anne Butcher
07818 960962
Pam Ewell
01460 57940
Sarah Wharton
01297 32020
Angela Smith
07703 194339
Brenda Lunt
01297 678327

SPRING / SUMMER 2017

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Dear Members

Spring is here, the grass is growing, the ground is drying up, time to start planning your spring / summer horse diaries.
LCRC has arranged plenty of activities for you to enjoy. Please come and support your club, our rides continue to grow, with new members joining all the time to enjoy these popular rides, or have a go at club evening dressage or the training which is for all levels.

The LCRC teams have done really well again winning the Area 12 dressage at KSEC last Autumn, and Sarah Wharton, Jane Rogers and Kate Jupp all wining their arenas, LCRC wiped the board!
Then the Area 12 arena eventing at Pontispool in February, both the 1m team and the 80cm team won and qualified for the finals at Aston le walls in May, Emma Guinness won the 80 ind and Kate Jupp won the 1m ind another clean sweep for LCRC!
Details of more Area 12 competitions below, teams are good fun……..

Our Open Arena eventing was held at Chard, this was very well supported by LCRC members, and Thank you to all the helpers, the committee really appreciate all your help, helping is great fun and a good way to get involved especially if you do not want to compete!

Our LCRC Facebook page is a great way of posting your photos, club comments and useful information for other members, this page is very popular and gaining more likes! Also the club website is kept up to date with information and changes, do let me have anything you would like to share with other members and it will be forwarded by email, put on the website and shared on Facebook, the power of social media is good!

I look forward to seeing you all out and about this spring / summer enjoying your horses and the  LCRC activities.

Fiona

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Thurs 20th April: 10.30 am Club ride – Damus Lawn (Brenda’s)
This ride will be at a moderate pace, with chances to canter in open fields around the
Forde Abbey and Thorncombe bridleways.
Ride: £5
Names to Brenda Lunt by Tuesday 18th April - tg.lunt@homecall.co.uk

Thurs 27th April: 2pm onwards – Dressage training with Pam Ewell
Pendragon, Lodge Lane, Axminster.
Pam Ewell will do either 1 hour shared for two or ½ hour individual lessons £12.50 each
Please contact Pam 01460 57940 / 07752172819 or email pamadam@ewell5.co.uk by Mon 25th April

10th – 12th May: Exmoor Ride – FULLY BOOKED
You are welcome to join the ride for the day or arrange alternative accommodation, please contact Brenda for more information: 07932762671 or tg.lunt@homecall.co.uk
Our annual club highlight: the Exmoor Ride, Brenda Lunt has kindly arranged the following
Arrive Wed 10th May: there will be a short / medium length ride in the afternoon, over the Brendon Hills, which is on the way to Exford.
Thursday 11th May: will be the main long all day ride led by Fran Bell, and the legendary Scotty to open and shut the gates! this year we will include a shorter option, for those of you that would like it,  you will be directed back to Exford by road or to collect transport to box back.
Friday 12th: a short  / medium length morning / picnic lunch ride.
The ride will be over the open moor, therefore all members wishing to ride must be confident and happy to canter in open spaces, the committee recommend  that members  have ridden on a least two club rides in the past year.

Wed 17th May: 2pm onwards – Dressage training with Pam Ewell
Pendragon, Lodge Lane, Axminster.
Pam Ewell will do either 1 hour shared two together or ½ hour individual lessons £12.50 each
Please contact Pam 01460 57940 / 07752172819 or email pamadam@ewell5.co.uk by Mon 15th May

Wed 24th May: Evening Dressage & Combined training – 5pm on
Swallowfields, Axminster.
Class 1:    Intro B             2ft
Class 2:    Prelim 7           2ft 3” - 2ft 6"
Class 3:    Prelim12          2ft 6” - 2ft 9"
Come and have a go dressage is not as hard as it sounds!
Combined training £8 per class  £10 for two classes.   Dressage only: £5 for one test £8 for two tests
Contact Jane Rogers for more information. 07773298430 or jane.rogers95@gmail.com

Thurs 8th June: 4pm on - Show jumping training with Jane Rogers
Chard Showground on the surface
Groups of 3 – 4 for 1 hour sessions £20 each this training will be subsidised by the club
This training is aimed at all levels from those starting off wanting to do cross poles to more experienced members doing 1m+, you will be put in groups of similar standards,
Names to Jane Rogers by Friday 2nd June 07773298430 or jane.rogers95@gmail.com

Wed 14th June: 5pm - Evening Dressage and BBQ. White Lodge, Dalwood
Class 1:    Intro A
Class 2:    Prelim 1
Class 3:    Prelim 13 and or Nov 24 marked on a %
Come and have a go dressage is not as hard as it sounds!
£5 for one test £8 for two tests BBQ £5 each Friends and family welcome to BBQ
Names to Fiona for BBQ by Sunday 11th June: 01404 831218 or fbenger@btinternet.co 

Wed 21st June: 10.30am Club Ride – Cricket St Thomas area
Parking at Chard showground by kind permission of Jane Gregory
This ride will be a moderate pace. £5 each
Names to Brenda Lunt by Monday 19th June 07932762671 or tg.lunt@homecall.co.uk

Thurs 29thh June: 4pm on - Show jumping training with Jane Rogers
Chard Showground on the surface
Groups of 3 – 4 for 1 hour sessions £20 each this training will be subsidised by the club
This training is aimed at all levels from those starting off wanting to do cross poles to more experienced members doing 1m+, you will be put in groups of similar standards,
Names to Jane Rogers by Friday 23rd June 07773298430 or jane.rogers95@gmail.com

Wed 5th July: 4pm on - XC Training with Jane Rogers at Cricket St Thomas
To follow on from the show jumping training, all levels catered for.
Groups of 3 – 4 for 1½ hour sessions £30 each this training will be subsidised by the club
Names to Jane Rogers by Sunday 2nd July 07773298430 or jane.rogers95@gmail.com

Tues 11th July: 10.30am Club Ride – Pinhay Farm, Rousdon. DT7 3RQ
Frances Allhusen will lead this ride, we plan to go towards Axmouth and Musbury castle, which should give stunning coastal views.
The ride will be at a moderate to fast pace, Frances never hangs around! £5 each
Names to Brenda Lunt by Friday 7th July: 07932762671 or tg.lunt@homecall.co.uk

Wed 19th July: 5pm - Evening Dressage Pendragon, Lodge Lane,
This will be held on Sarah’s nice arena, plenty of parking and warming up on grass.
Class 1:    Intro C
Class 2:    Prelim 14
Class 3:    Prelim 18 and or Nov 27marked on a %
Come and have a go dressage is not as hard as it sounds!
Followed by a bring a plate of food to share supper, this worked well last year.
£5 for one test £8 for two tests BBQ £5 each
Directions and more information from Sarah: 01297 32020 or sarah.wharton64@gmail.com

Thurs 10th August: 10.30am Club Ride - Blackberry Castle
Pippa Bignell has kindly agreed to lead the ride, if the weather is good we will head towards Beer and Branscombe, which will make a nice change, this ride will be at a moderate pace, with plenty of chances to canter in open fields. £5 each
Names to Brenda Lunt by Monday 7th August: 07932762671 or tg.lunt@homecall.co.uk

Thurs 14th September: 10.30am Club Ride - Lamberts Castle
This ride will be at a fast pace for confident riders, led by Anne Robertson on her Dartmoor pony, this ride has become a firm favourite with many members, trying to keep up with Anne is great fun, the Legg family kindly allow us to ride across their farm as well as all the fantastic bridleways in the area
 £5 each
Names to Brenda Lunt by Tuesday 12th September 07932762671or  tg.lunt@homecall.co.uk

Thurs 5th October: 10.30am Club Ride – Bickenhall Farm, ½ mile off the A358 easy access and hardstanding for lorries
This ride will be at a steady pace around the Neroche bridleway tracks, in the woodland, hopefully with autumn colour!
Names to Brenda Lunt by Tuesday 3rd October 07932762671or  tg.lunt@homecall.co.uk

Wed 18th October: 7.30pm AGM – Old Inn, Kilmington
Two course meal followed by a short meeting
Names to Angie Smith by Mon 16th Oct.

Area 12 Championships and National Finals Qualifying Competitions
Mon 29th May:    Dressage to Music – Kingston Maurward run by SWDG
Sun 11th June:      Horse Trials – Bicton arena run by SOVRC
80cm, 90cm, 1m & 1m+
Sun 25th June:      Show jumping – Heazle run by T&DRC
Sat 29th July:        Dressage – Aldon run by SWDG
Sun 8th Oct:          Winter Dressage - KSEC run by West Somerset RC

If you would like to be part of a team or compete as an individual please contact:
Seniors: Horse Trials Fiona Benger: 01404 831218 or fbenger@btinternet.com
Seniors: Sarah Wharton 01297 32020 or sarah.wharton64@gmail.com
Juniors: Leah Steele 07826958016 or leah@rsfencing.co.uk

 

And Finally:

The committee would love to have LCRC members ideas for winter talks, hopefully we have got Mary King coming to talk to us this winter. The winter talks have proved very successful and grow
 in popularity every year. Maybe some of you might have a subject you could share with us!

Two club members: Kate Jupp and Steph Bere are cycling 100km night bike ride on 27th May
to raise money for CAF – Women V Cancer, they are doing this in memory of Mary Bere
who was a close friend and also a LCRC member, who lost her fight against cancer.
Kate has a Just Giving page raising money for this worthy cause, they both deserve a lot of support, 100km is a long way to cycle and to do this through the night is going to be a tough challenge.

Also:

Wendy Kiy is taking part in the Wobbleberry challenge, for this she has to compete at a BE 80, Wendy has been training hard and was meant to ride at Moreton in March, due to wet weather it was cancelled, Wendy has now re-routed to Bovington 16th April. The Wobbleberry challenge was set up in memory of Hannah Francis, who was a totally inspiring young lady who also lost her fight against cancer at a very young age, she set up the charity “Wilberry the Wonderpony” and the Wobbleberry challenge was aimed to get more people to enjoy the sport of eventing that Hannah loved. Wendy has a Just Giving page as well.

Do let us know your news or of any challenges we can share with members…….