CDRC summer show dressage times

cdrc dressage times 2014



Hi all,

I’m in need of helpers please. … The area one day event is at Sapey XC in Herefordshire on july 6th and cdrc need to put up a significant number of helpers.

Now we have 130 people on our membership list so surely we can get the number needed. …. plus most people have zero or very few hours of help recorded and this is a requirement of membership and is considered when selecting team riders and camp attendees………

And because we are so lovely if you do a half day we’ll give you a 25% discount voucher towards training. ….. Do a whole day and it’s 50% off…… plus foods drink cakes and merry cheer…..

sooooooo PRETTY PLEASE can you contact me if you can help. …. Full days preferably but I’ll accept half if thats better than nothing! Please email the club

Thanks all dawn


Photo of the month:

As a new addition to the website, Jules will be posting a ‘photo of the month’. Please forward good resolution photos to cheltenhamridingclub@hotmail.co.uk to be considered for the fame!

This month’s photo is a smart line up from the Mercian showing competition held on 26th May.


Malvern Area team SJ comp

Michelle is looking for prospective team members to get in touch. The Area competition is on 25th May at Malvern Show Ground. Michelle is looking to fill up to two Novice, two Intermediate and one Open team.


Easter show jumping competition

After the success of the Halloween show jumping competition, we are hosting another fun jumping day on Good Friday. See Easter SJ schedule for details. If anyone would be willing to help, please get in contact. :)


Summer camp

The CDRC summer camp will again be held at Lincomb Equestrian, Lincomb Ln, Lincomb, Worcestershire DY13 9RB

Friday 18th July – Sunday 20th July 2014

25 spaces availaible.

Riders must be members & priority will go to those members that have given helper hours over the past year.
A wait list will be held, and from last years experience, no-one was left out thanks to injuries, hard ground, weddings etc.

The cost of camp 2014 will remain at £180 per horse & rider combination.
£50 non refundable (under any circumstances) deposit secures your place. (A refund less £25 for administrative costs will be given on production of a veterinary certificate or doctors note).

Two further payments of £65 to be paid by 1st April and 1st June 2014

Your completed options form along with your “emergency contact” form are to be returned with your first payment.

Your camp will include: 4 x training sessions of your choice (XC, SJ, Grid & Flatwork) starting on the Friday afternoon, saturday morning, saturday afternoon & Sunday Morning.
We will be finished by Sunday lunchtime.

Trainers: Alan Nolan (SJ & XC)   Liam Fisher (Flatwork)  June Blakeway (SJ & Flatwork)

You will be allocated a stable bedded with Straw. Anyone wishing alternative bedding must provide it yourself.
You will have unlimited supply of haylage. If you use Hay, this must be provided by yourself.

Stabling will be given as temporary stables 10×10. Allocation of larger stables to horses 16.2hh + where possible.

Sleeping arrangements are in lorries, tents etc.
Toilet block & Shower facilities on site

Please be honest in your ability when completing your options form. Group ability will be identified by colour code. You will only be able to change groups within the same colour group.

Any questions, please contact Arlene, Jo Elliot or Nigel.


Training structure

Following on from discussions at the AGM, please click the following link to find the CDRC Training structure that will be followed for all training sessions within CDRC. This document will live permenantly within the ‘Teams’ tab in the banner menu above.


First Aid Course (for humans!)

Details of our forthcoming course on first aid can be found here First Aid training


CDRC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

All members are invited to the AGM on 28th January at the Gloucester Old Spot Public House (http://www.thegloucesteroldspot.co.uk/). The AGM is free admission, but if you would like to join us beforehand for a meal then please speak to a Team Manager or email cheltenhamridingclub@hotmail.co.uk. Tickets are £10. Meal choices are meat (casserole with puff pastry top and veggies) or veg (veggie lasagne with more veg). Doors open at 6:45, with supper served at 7:15 prompt. The AGM will kick off at 8:00 and afterwards there will be a QUIZ. See you there! :)


CDRC Tack Sale

Join us for our annual track sale. Raise some cash for Christmas by selling with us or come and browse. …. your horsey wardrobe is never full enough! Tables £10. Book through cheltenhamridingclub@hotmail.co.uk. Refreshments available too! Admission £1 per adult. Under 14 free.


Bursary 2014

The bursary is a great opportunity to give a deserving CDRC member financial help towards their club training for 2014.

For full details of the bursary and an application form click here.

Completed applications need to be with Dawn by 13 December so get writing!


First Aid for horses evening hosted by B&W Equine see here: first aid


Tack Sale at Elmstone Hardwicke village hall Thursday 21st November 7pm – 9pm see tack sale flyer for more details.


Halloween Show Jumping competition for children and adults on 30th October at Summerhouse EC from 12 noon. Fancy dress optional! See Schedule Halloween Show Jumping


We are hosting First Aid Training on 1st February 2014. The training is tailored for first aid emergencies that riders may most frequently come across. It’s hosted by ABC Training and will be held in the Chapel Meeting Room at the University of Gloucestershire (GL50 4AZ, Cheltenham). See attached. Contact us for your place. First Aid training


By request from riders, Arlene is requesting a register of  interest for all levels, XC training at Lincombe Equestrian, Stourport (M5, J6) with Alan Nolan.

At present Arlene requires dates riders CANNOT attend, and she will liase with Alan for a date to suit all (if possible!)

It was £25 for  1hr 30m session last time, and therefore anticipate costs will be in this region.

The XC caters for all levels, first time horse & rider up to BE Novice fences. Emails to register interest and confirm any dates unavailable to mancegirl@hotmail.co.uk


Please see the schedules page for forthcoming Mercian events. Please get in touch with Arlene if you would like represent the club at one of these competitions.


Teams for the Area 18 Horse Trials on 7th July are:

100 TEAM
Sarah Lawrence
Jeanette Stayt
Amanda Rawson
Pollyanne Schreuder
Nadine Exner
Hazel Rogers
Julia Webb
Claire Jones
Lucy Dickenson
Jenny Clarke
Kimberley Hawley
Arlene Mansell

I’m looking for 6 helpers to put forward to help at this event. Please can you let me know if you are willing to spare some time on 7th July at Sapey. Thanks, Jules.


Woodhouse Farm. Pound Green. Bewdley. DY12 3LD. SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2013.
MINI – Teams of 4. 2’3″ – 2 x WT ‘A’ 2 x Prelim 7
NOVICE – Teams of 4. 2’6″ – 2 x Prelim 18 2 x Novice 28

Entries must be to Arlene no later than Friday 13 June.
ELIGABILITY: horse & rider ‘combination’ NOT to have competed BE90. 10 BD points.
Placed 1st at Novice dressage. Placed 1st at 2’9″ (mini) 3’3″ (novice) SJ


The teams for the area 18 qualifier on 26 May at The Three Counties showground have been confirmed as follows:


PANTHERS;  Jeanette Stayt, Noel Ennett, Jenny Clarke, Claire Jones
TIGERS ; Becky Willets, Hannah Gwilliam, Kayleigh Jones, Sarah Dixon-Smith


PUMAS;  Sarah Lawrence, Arlene Mansell, Helen Springett, Janette Stayt
LYNX; Amanda Rawson, Nadine Exner, Sian Evans, Hannah Dovey


SWIFTS Jane Austin,Ellie Tuck,Joy Pither,Jeanette Stayt

Individual style jumping ; Jeanette Stayt

Good luck to all of you who are competing. Supporters will be most appreciated throughout the day, so come along!


Area 18 ODE schedule added for Sapey 7 July – please contact Jules if you’re interested in competing in a team at this event

More details can be found on the schedules page


New competition details added

Evening showjumping event being organised by CDRC. See the Schedules page for more details


The BE season has not got off to a great start, with many events being cancelled due to the wet ground and EHV. The BRC area horse trials takes place this year on 7th July at Sapey. Please get in contact with Jules if you would like to be considered for a team.Looking forward to hear from you and your training and competition successes. Options this year are:

  • Senior BRC80
  • Senior BRC90 (Novice)
  • Senior BRC100 (Intermediate)
  • Senior BRC100+ (Open)


Jules (Horse Trials team manager) 2013 Appendix 13 Horse Trials tests - you will be riding tests marked ‘Q’ (for qualifier)


The schedule page has been updated to include the BDRC Hunter Trial on 14th April. Please contact Arlene if you are interested in being in a Mercian team at this event, she will need your entries by 3rd April at the latest.

Arlene will be unable to attend this even due to other commitments therefore will need someone to collate the results. Please let Arlene know if you will be happy to do this.


Mercian upcoming events

Hunter Trial 14th April. Please see our ‘schedules’ page for further details of classes

Showing 27th May – link to schedule here: http://www.mhrc.co.uk/downloads/Mercian_Showing_Schedule.pdf

Please contact Arlene if you are interested in participating at either of these events. A volunteer is needed to take details of scores etc at the Hunter Trial as she is unable to attend this event.



Dressage rider of the year – Jules Webb

Showjumper of the year – Jane Austin

Horse Trials of the year- Ellie Tuck

Horse of the Year – Polly Schreider’s ‘Sky Girl’

Best Newcomer of the year – Helen Springett

Mercian rider of the year – Donna Partlett

Most Improved rider of the year – Noel Ennett and ‘Howard’

Making a Difference/ Helper of the year – Nigel Stonely

Chairman’s Choice – Arlene Mansell

Bursary winner and runners up for 2013

Winner – Stacey Partlett and ‘Arthur’

Runners up-  Steph Devich & Hannah Gwilliam


Fancy riding at an international competition?

The Generali World Club Tournament is a friendly international competition for
every riding school all over the world. This famous meeting takes place every summer during the Generali Open of France at the Parc Equestre Federal in Lamotte Beuvron , France.

British Riding Clubs have been given the opportunity to compete at this team event. If you would like to take part, please contact Jules in the first instance either by direct email (see your committee contacts email) or by clicking ‘contact us’ on this webpage. All costs will need to be covered by yourselves, and riders must be regularly competing (and can provide details of results) at this level.

Full details: World Club Tournament – France 2013


Did you know we do CDRC Training Vouchers? They are valued at £20 each and if you buy 5 for £100 we will give you a 6th free! If you want more details please email us and we will sort them out for you. They make a great gift idea and can be bought individually as well if £100 is too much all at once. So why not buy some now ready for the year ahead. (Each voucher is valid for 1 year after purchase)


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