Monthly Archives: March 2014

Get Well Soon Jo!

All the committee and members of the Vale of Arrow Riding Club would like to wish Jo Foster a very speedy recovery after taking a fall from Jar last Thursday.

Jo is currently in Hospital in Hereford, she has broken her pelvis, which could not be pinned, so she has had a hip replacement.


Vale of Arrow Riding Club Results 30th March 2014

A great start to the VOARC’s dressage series 2014. We had wonderful weather and everyone seemed to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. The arena  now has the addition of some very smart mirrors!

Here are the results for the classes.

CLASS 1                                                                                            rossette

1st              Holly Preece                        Nemo                          65.65%

2nd             Jane Allcoat                         Norman                      63.26%

3rd              Kate Loupart                       Clover Quest              62.82%

4th             Carla Goodwin                   Scaramouche              61.08%


1st          Holly Preece                            Nemo                             68.15%

2nd         Kate Loupart                           Clover Quest              67.36%

3rd         Carla Goodwin                       Scaramouche              64.47%

4th         Kirsty Anker                                                                     62.89%

5th        Sue Hewitt                                Tinker                            62.63%

6th        Pat Wilcox                               Majical Sparkile          57.36%


1st        Kate Loupart                        Clover Quest                    65.8%

2nd       Kirsty Anker                                                                       65.2%

3rd        Sue Hewitt                          Tinker                                   61.2%

4th      Pat Wilcox                           Majical Sparkle                53.2%


1st     Carol Clare                          Painted Sun                         65.19%

2nd     Sue Keatley                       Sherlock                               63.84%


1st    Sue Keatley                       Sherlock                                65.4%

2nd   Carol Clare                       Painted Sun                           62.7%

Dressage Times Sunday 30th March

Vale of Arrow Riding Club Dressage Times Sunday 30th March

CLASS 1 Intro A

10.00 a.m   Kate Loupart          Clover Quest

10.06 a.m   Jane Allcoat           Norman

10.12 a.m    Carla Goodwin

10.18 a.m    Holly Preece          Nemo

CLASS 2 Prelim 1

10.36 a.m   Carla Goodwin

10.42 a.m   Lucy Millichap        Gladdesta Lucifer

10.48 a.m   Kate Loupart         Clover Quest

11.06 a.m   Kirsty

11.12 a.m   Pat Wilcox            Majical Sparkle

11.18 am

11.30 a.m   Sue Hewitt           Tinker

11.36 a.m   Holly Preece         Nemo

CLASS 3 Prelim 12

11.48 a.m   Kate Loupart        Clover Quest

11.54 a.m   Kirsty

12.06 p.m  Sue Hewitt         Tinker

12.12 p.m   Pat Wilcox          Majicle Sparkle

12.18 p.m

CLASS 4 Novice 24

12.30 p.m   Carol Clare         Painted Sun

12.36 p.m   Sue Keatley        Sherlock

CLASS 5 Novice 34

12.48 p.m   Carol Clare       Painted Sun

12.54 p.m   Sue Keatley      Sherlock

Please note that as the warm up field is very wet we are allowing extra time for riders to warm up in the arena.

What’s On At Tack Farm

Just an update on What’s On At Tack Farm EC now that Spring has Finally Arrived.

Arena Hire is Every Day unless we have a show on

Saturday 15th March Cross Country back open for business every day
Sunday 16th March Wayne Garrick Flatwork Clinic All Day
Saturday 22nd March X-Country Clinic
Sunday 23rd March Wayne Garrick Gridwork Clinic Filling up Quickly
Friday 27th March Mandy Kent Show Jumping Clinic Day and Eve
Sunday 30th March Progressive Clearound Day starts 10am til 12.30
Sunday 6th April Mandy Kent Show Jumping Clinic Filling up already

Sunday 13th April

Our Opening Spring Spectacular Show

Showing & Show Jumping First Prize £10 Cash in all classes Showing & SJ
Chase Me Charlie £15 Prize Money Classes on Website
Also Vouchers for 2nd & 3rd in Show Jumping Classes Vouchers are for Facility Hire

Sunday 20th Gridwork Clinic with Wayne Garrick
Sunday 27th April Mandy Kent Show Jumping Clinic

Wayne Garrick is Now Based at Tack Farm so if you would like a lesson outside of the Clinic Times please contact me on the number below and I will arrange it for you He teaches all 3 disciplines, he is a 3* Event Rider

Overview of planned social events 2014

Below are some proposed dates for social events for the club. Once dates are confirmed you will find full details about each event on the What’s on page.

March – Equestrian Pilates evening with Dawn Arkell @ Pat Wilcox house. 26th march from 6pm £5pp (min of 10 people needed for this social to go ahead).
Any members with Health conditions please let Dawn know before the class.
Pilates mats provided but please bring a towel for head support.
Please contact Miesha to book a place. Tel: 07807694801 E-mail:

April – ??? Any ideas anyone please. Maybe pre season drinks at pat Wilcox but haven’t asked yet?

May – Much anticipated holistic approaches to horses part 2 @ Lucton school. Date tbc – just waiting for some dates of Sharron (I know you’ve been ill so no rush). Nickatie is happy to do this in may. Please contact Miesha to book.

June – Virgin wine tasting with Denise Cullimore venue tbc 6th June. £5pp (minimum of 12 people for this social to go ahead). Please contact Denise or Miesha to book.

July – Dressage demo with Beth Barnett – Saturday 26th £3pp light refreshments available – please bring a chair. Please contact Miesha to book.

August – Equine massage demo evening still waiting confimation

Sept – End of season BBQ and Social?

Oct – Quiz??

Nov – Your horse live – 8th and 9th – minibus and discount booking. Please register your interest with Miesha – so she can get numbers?

Dec – Olympia horse show – London 16th – 22end. Group discount booking and possible 1 night stay?  Please register your interest with Miesha.

Jan 15 – Plan your year ahead @ Pat Wilcox house?

See a calendar of all our forthcoming activities on the What's On page.  Below are the next events: