Please remember that full clinic listings and bookings are all on Webcollect and if you're on Facebook there's plenty of updates getting added all the time so please check these sites regularly.
I hope to see you all out and about soon!
We've had a wonderful response from members when we've sent out pleas for help, and you'll be happy to know there are still plenty of opportunities for you all to get involved! It may seem like a long way away but we need helpers on Sunday 6th October to help out at the London & Southeast Championships being held at Snowball Farm, Burnham Beeches. WBRC are organising the XC for the Horse Trials so as well as the usual fence judges we need people to cover a whole range of other roles too - these include score runners (both mounted and unmounted), catering runners and scorers. If you're interested in helping out and trying your hand at one of these roles for a few hours (no experience necessary, briefings will be given!) then please reply to this email and put your name forward! By doing so your name will be put into the helpers prize draw being held at the WBRC AGM in January (see below for details)!
We've been banging on about helpers a lot recently and even though it's a condition of everyone's membership to help out each year, your committee would like to thank you for all your effort. Therefore at this year's AGM we will be holding the first WBRC helpers prize draw. For every half day you help out at an event in 2019, your name will be placed into a draw to win a variety of prizes (and don't worry, even if you've already helped out this year that will count too).
What's coming up?
Franklin Method for Equestrians with Nicky Clarke - Heckfield Village Hall - Friday eves
Nicky Clarke is a certified Franklin Method Equestrian Trainer and Equestrian Pilates Teacher. Come and learn how to use Franklin balls and bands to help your riding.
Unmounted session in groups (choice of dates) can be followed up by mounted session (pairs). To improve balance, biomechanics, breathing, use of core, feel of contact and many other areas.
Unmounted sessions £10 per person on Friday evenings at Heckfield Village Hall, mounted sessions will be held at a local school and are available to those who have done an unmounted session.
Bookings on WebCollect are now open for the three unmounted dates, with the first mounted date open to those who have attended one of these evening sessions.
Jamie Wright - XC Clinic - Mini Mattingley - Saturday 17th August
Many of you will know Jamie as one of our camp instructors. Jamie is a very experienced eventing coach and British Eventing competitor and caters to all levels. He is fantastic at encouraging nervous riders & is very approachable.
Mini Mattingley have a wide range of professionally built smaller fences (60cm to BE novice height), including water drops, sunken road, ditches, etc.
You must ensure your horse has had their 6 month booster vaccination, please bring your passports with you.
Cost is £25 with max 4 riders for 1.5 hours for tuition. XC hire is to be paid on the day direct to the venue. It will be £20 if we have 5 riders or £25 if we only have one group. PM sessions only. Any questions please contact Amy (see WebCollect).
Bruce Haskell - SJ Clinic - JAC (Binfield) - Monday 19th August - afternoon/evening
Bruce is an International Event Rider, having competed up to 4* with experienced coaching for BE and producing his own youngsters to the top level.
Show jump lessons on surface for all heights and levels - private, shared and groups.
Horses must have 6 month flu jab.
Colleen Hoekstra-Knox - clinics - Bramshill (or at your own yard by arrangement) -
Wednesday 7th August PM, Saturday 7th Sept
Colleen is an international Grand Prix competitor and qualified judge in the USA. She has vast experience training horses from youngsters to the top levels, and has been riding at FEI for over 20 years. In addition to dressage, she has a background in natural horsemanship and grew up in warmblood breeding industry through her family. Through the study of biomechanics, horse behaviour and rider psychology, Colleen particularly focuses on back-to-front connection, classical riding, building confidence, and producing horses who are happy and relaxed in their work - which enables both horse and rider to achieve their full potential and have fun in the process!
Area Arena Eventing Qualifier - Cherwell Competition Centre
Course of SJ immediately followed by XC jumps with water splash followed by a joker fence set 10cms higher than maximum height.
70-100, junior & senior (70 & 100 mixed). We will endeavour to send teams rather than individuals. Qualifier for national championship @ Aston Le Walls early March 2020.
Reports (click on links)
Summer SJ Qualifier
BRC National Horse Trials
Summer Camp 2019