Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dressage Times 27th April


NB  These times may be adjusted to allow riders to warm up in the arena if the field is too wet to ride on
10.00 a.m Jane Alcoat Norman
10.06 a.m. Aimee Preece Boston
10.13 a.m. Vida Thorpe Dandy
10.19 a.m. Vicci Pearce Floss
10.26 a.m. Rebecca Wreyford Gemini
CLASS 2 Prelim 13
10.40 a.m. Kate Loupart Clover Quest
10.46 a.m. Pat Wilcox Majic
10.53 a.m. Amelia Harris Penstrumbley Mardi Gras
11.00 a.m. Sue Hewitt Tinker
11.06 a.m. Vida Thorpe Dandy
11.13 a.m. Rebecca Wreyford Gemini
11.19 a.m. Rhiannon Lowther Red Eric
11.26 a.m. Carla Goodwin Scaramouche Brian
CLASS 3 Prelim 14
11.50 a.m. Carla Goodwin Scaramouche Brian
11.56 a.m. Kate Loupart Clover Quest
12.03 p.m. Meisha Village Geishers Lad
12.09 p.m. John Gaze Doyles Diamond
12.16 p.m. Amelia Harris Penstrumbley Mardi Gras
12.22.p.m. Pat Wilcox Majic
12 29 p.m. Sarah Connop Penny
12.35 p.m. Sue Hewitt Tinker
CLASS 4 Novice 27
1.00 p.m. Rhiannon Lowther Sparticus
1.06 p.m. Carol Clare Painted Sun
1.13 p.m. Meisha Village Geishers Lad
1.19 p.m. Kate Loupart Clover Quest
1.26 p.m. Sue Keatley Sherlock
1.32 p.m. Helen Gaze Doyles Diamond
CLASS 5 Novice 30
1.45 p.m. Sue Keatley Sherlock
1.52 p.m. Carol Clare Painted Sun

Unaffiliated Dressage & ODE

Please find attached posters with details of our Unaffiliated Dressage and ODE taking place over the next few months and summer which we hope members will look to enter.

Entries to be made online for dressage and test information on their website at

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Davies on this or 01291 622260.

Please follow the link for more detailsDressage ODE poster

BRC Leo Harris Award 2014

Here is the criteria for the Leo Harris Award. All nominees should be approved by the National Rep for the Area and all nominees must have been active at both club and area levels to qualify for nomination. This information has also been included in Rider Magazine (spring 2014).

All nominees should be emailed or posted to the office no later than 6 June 2014.

Leo Harris Criteria

 The Leo Harris award is presented annually to a Riding Club member who has given outstanding voluntary service to the movement over a period of years.

All nominees will have given many years of service to both their club and at Area level. It is desirable (but not essential) that they will have volunteered at some of the BRC Championships.

Each nomination should include a candidate resume consisting of at least 100 words detailing the candidate’s contributions on why they should be awarded this title and it is suggested the following format is used:

  •      Year service commenced
  •      Roles performed within the club/area
  •      Achievements
  •      How the individual has inspired others

Clubs should have their nomination endorsed by the club Chairman and then it should be forwarded to the National Representative for their Area. Once approved the Area Rep will send it to the BRC office for dissemination to the National Executive Committee.

All National Representatives will then be given the opportunity to cast a vote, the nomination with the most votes is awarded the Leo Harris Trophy which they are able to keep for a year. All unsuccessful candidates will receive the BRC Award of Merit Certificate.

The winner will receive their award at the BHS awards ceremony in November and will also be featured in Rider magazine.

The closing date for Head Office to receive any nominations is 6 June 2014.

For further information, contact the BRC office on 02476 840592 or email

LeoHarrisNominationForm 2014


Miesh is very busy arranging lots of different and exciting social events for our members. She is trying to tie up a convenient date to invite Kim Warren to show off her handmade gemstone jewellery to members. In the meantime Kim has sent us a flyer with some of her jewellery for members to view, Welcome to GemStyle Flyer

We will let you know once we have arranged a date, please keep an eye on the what’s on page.

Congratulations VOARC member Nicole Thomas

Congratulations to Nicole Thomas a long standing VOARC member, her horse ‘With Love‘ has been long listed for the British Riding Club European International Eventing CIC ** Team championships to be held next year 2015 at a venue somewhere in Europe. With Love is ridden by local eventer Guy Pearson-Gregory from the Golden Valley Area, Good Luck from all the Club’s members.

Nicole Thomas

Nicole and With Love