Newsletter - Autumn/Winter 2017-2018

Chairman: Jane Rogers 01297 32696 / 07773 298430
Secretary: Irene Robinson 01460 220387
Treasurer: Irene Robinson 01460 220387
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

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Dear Members
The Exmoor ride had great weather, and was enjoyed by lots of LCRC members. Fran Bell led the ride on both days, Fran is a fantastic guide, and knows the moor very well, giving club members the best Exmoor experience you could ever want!
Thanks to Brenda Lunt for organising this ride, a club annual highlight for many members.
Leah Steele is organising the ride next year. LCRC club rides have been well attended and members have enjoyed the varied ride locations.

LCRC has had a very successful summer, the teams have done very well at Area 12 level and at the championships.
The Horse Trials were held at Bicton in June, the 90 team won and qualified, and the N/Q 90 team came 5th, with many members gaining individual placings. The 1m team also won, this was a N/Q team.
The horse trials championships were held at Swalcliffe beginning of August, we had a few team changes due to lameness problems, the team members were: Charlotte Marshall, Anna Burleigh, Gilly Brugge and Olivia Benger, Charlotte, Anna and Gilly enjoyed their first time at a RC championship, and doing a proper long format two day event, they loved the experience and are hoping to qualify again! Olivia came 4th as an individual on Mr Monty, she stepped in at the last minute to ride at Bicton.

LCRC also qualified for the SWWRC at Hartpury, with dressage, riding test, style jumping and show jumping. The team chose not to do the SJ, you are only allowed to do three team competitions, the team members were: Sarah Wharton, Fiona Benger, Charlotte Marshall, Fran Summers, Davina Hardiman, the style team won with Fiona & Charlotte placed 2nd each in their sections and Sarah and Davina both placed 5th. The dressage team came 10th with Sarah placed 2nd and Fiona 5th, in the riding test, the team came 3rd with Sarah winning individually and Fiona 3rd, huge thanks to Davina for stepping in at the last min, much appreciated and well done for learning the test so quickly!

LCRC has welcomed Leah Steele onto the club committee, Leah was co-opted on midterm, as the club child welfare officer and junior team coordinator.





Wed 18th October: 7.30pm AGM – Old Inn, Kilmington
Two course meal followed by a short meeting
£12.50 payable direct to the Old Inn.
Names and dietary requirements to Angie Smith by Mon 16th Oct  07703194339 or email:

Thurs 26th Oct & 30th Nov: 2pm onwards – Dressage training with Pam Ewell
Pendragon, Lodge Lane, Axminster.
Pam Ewell will do either 1 hour or  ½ hour individual lessons - £25 1hr / £15 ½ hour
Names to Sarah Wharton: 01297 32020 or

Thursday 28th Dec: 10.30am Club Christmas beach ride – Charmouth Forest car park
Our annual Christmas beach ride to Charmouth beach followed by a picnic lunch.
This ride will have plenty of chances to canter through the bridleways en route to Charmouth beach, stunning scenery followed by a good splash on the beach in the sea.
Festive dress and please bring a plate of food to share after the ride.
No charge for this ride just bring Christmas Cheer
Names to Brenda Lunt by Tuesday 26th Dec – -

Wed  31st January: 7.30pm Old Inn, Kilmington Supper and talk by Tessa Porter
Tessa Porter a local vet will talk to us about her life as a vet! This will be informative with funny tales as well!
Two course Supper: £12.50 each payable direct to The Old Inn. Vegetarian + Gluten Free options available, please let Angie know your dietary requirements
Names to Angie by Mon 29th Jan 07703194339 or email:

Tuesday 27th Feb: 7.30pm Old Inn Kilmington. Supper and talk by Mary King
Mary is kindly coming to talk to LCRC about her eventing career, this will be a fantastic evening and we are very lucky to have Mary as our speaker. Numbers will be limited and club members have priority, then friends and family of club members if space available.
Cost for talk: £5 per person this will be donated to Air Ambulance as requested by Mary
Supper: Cottage Pie + Veg, followed by Black cherry crumble and custard. £12.50 each payable direct to The Old Inn. Vegetarian + Gluten Free options available, please let Angie know your dietary requirements
Names to Angie by Friday 23rd Feb 07703194339 or email:

Tuesday 20th March: 10.30am Club ride – Monkton Wyld Farm.
This ride will be at a moderate pace through the forestry and local bridleways, with a few chances to canter on the bridleways. Ride: £5
Names to Brenda Lunt by Sunday 18th March -

Good Friday Cotley Fun Ride 30th March – Burridge

Sunday 8th April: Open Combined Training at Chard Equestrian.
LCRC run this open event which is a very popular and successful competition.
Schedule will be available via email, on the club website and through the Equo entry system.
Like last year we will have classes for all levels




Mid  April: Brean Beach ride: Date & time TBC depending on tide times!
Names to: Leah Steele 07826958016 or by early April, Leah will then confirm date and time
£5 each

9th – 11th  May: Exmoor Ride
Our annual club highlight: the Exmoor Ride, Leah Steele has kindly arranged the following
Arrive Wed 9th May: there will be an afternoon ride, location TBA probably on the way to Exford, like last year, which worked well.
Thursday 10th May: will be the main long all day ride led by Fran Bell,
Friday 11th: 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.
Accommodation at the youth hostel in Exford: and stabling at the White Horse Yard, to include straw bedding.
Cost much the same as last year to be confirmed.
Names to: Leah Steele 07826958016 or

Thursday 7th June: 6pm Evening club ride & BBQ – Membury
Full details in the next newsletter


And Finally:

LCRC committee would welcome club members views on whether they would prefer to receive their newsletter via post or email?
For many members email is not an option! The Postman is the answer!

Your membership is now due please! The new form now requires you to enter a name and number in case of an emergency when you are at club events.


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