Monthly Archives: October 2015

Watch Out – Thief about!

Please be vigilant


Antonia’s tack room was broken into on Tuesday night. They took everything, 5 saddles and 4 bridles with lots of extras.. heavy duty clippers etc..

A suspicious looking van silver ford transit with 3 man in it was seen on our drive in Munslow the day before and its been seen a lot in the area. One licence plate seen on it is HG56 7CK that was at Monkhopton.

If anyone sees this van please can you ask them to take the plate?

Keep your eyes peeled and possessions safe! Fore-warned and all that!

Discover the secret world of a Mounted Police Officer

Discover the secret world of a Mounted Police Officer

Metropolitan Police Musical Activity Ride

Metropolitan Police Musical Activity Ride

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Learn of Alan Hiscox’s years of Professionalism, Pride and Pantomime
Alan served 32 years in the British Police; 26 of those years in the Mounted Branch of the London Metropolitan Police.

Alan led the Metropolitan Mounted Police Display Ride for 14 years. The Ride performed at Horse of the Year Show and Olympia many times.

His team supported the Spanish Riding School of Vienna on their UK Tour and was thought to be one of the best equine display teams in the world.
Since retiring at a young age from the Metropolitan Police, he has accepted a number of consultancy assignments with Mounted Police Units around the world.

£5 per person, no need to book

7.00, for 7.30pm start. Refreshments available

Canon Pyon Parish Hall, Canon Pyon, Herefordshire, HR4 8PE

RT/SJ Judge Training – 1st November

Here is the programme for the training day on 1st November. Could you please send it out to all our clubs, and add a note to ask for any more volunteers to act as guinea pigs for either the Riding Test or Style Jumping – to contact me as I am co-ordinating them from all 3 areas.

Also could you stress to everyone that this training is free and is a very good way of watching and learning how to ride the test or jump a style course. So it will be a really interesting day for all.

Training Day agenda 1.11


Mercian Quiz

Mercian Quiz

The date for the Mercian Quiz is Friday 30th October and it is to be held at the Falcon Hotel, Bromyard HR7 4BT.

Arrival 7pm -7:15pm.  2course hot buffet meal served mid way through quiz so aim not to finish too late this year.
Team entries emailed to Camilla Linton –
Team of 4 = £36 including food.

Payable on the night.

Cheques payable to VOARC please.

Entries close Sunday 25th.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.




We are running an Eventer Challenge here on Sunday 11th October and I wondered if it was something that may interest some of your Riding Club Members in Area 15.

The Eventer Challenge will consist of a continual round of show jumps and straight on to a good range of cross country fences finishing back in the SJ arena with a Joker fence.  No dressage to bother with and hopefully a fun event but with a competitive edge with rosettes to 10th place and prizes.  Classes range from 70cms up to 110cms, so full range of the course and I have attached the schedule & Entry Form which gives more details.

Hope you are keeping well and next year will be soon here!!!

All good wishes

Please click here for schedule Eventer Challenge 11.10.15
Alan & Audrey Thacker
Sapey Cross Country Course
Cockshutts Farm
Upper Sapey

T. 01886 853231

Alan M. 07970 652320  Audrey M. 07970 553049

Sapey Cross Country

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