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PONY CLUB ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
We have recieved the following message from Katie Hubbard:
CONGRATULATIONS TO KATY MELLOR AT THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE
Organiser Barbara Wigley is quoted as saying "The weather was atrocious. Easily the worst we have ever had. The first day was cold and windy, but the other two were dominated by constant rain which turned everywhere into a mud bath!"
Katy's pony Angelina Ginny, at 12.2hh, is the smallest pony ever to have completed 160k at the Horseshoe.
Katy also won the Showgirl trophy for the top mare, the Top Lady rider trophy and the Fancy That Handling and Presentation award.
This is a wonderful result for rider and pony and words cannot really do justice to what has been a fabulous success. Very well done Katy and your very supportive family. What an inspiration to everyone.
Perhaps you may like to read more about this year's Horseshoe here.
Added - 20/05/2013
CHESHIRE GROUP TRAINING DAY - Sunday 23rd JuneCan you pace your horse?
We are organising a training day at Kelsall Hill on June 23rd for members and non-members.
The theme will be to improve your judge of pace during a ride.
Ride to your own plan, not to those around you!
Learn from international riders.
We will have the use of the gallops and the farm ride.
There will be advice from veterinary physio Andraya Hiscock.
We will run a vet gate and practice crewing.
Start time 10.00am Finish about 4.00pm.
Cost to members £25, non-members £30.
Contact Liz Finney to book: Tel 01565 633310; 07970 203362.
Added - 18/04/2013
CHESHIRE GROUP CLOTHINGIn the past we have arranged for EGB Cheshire Group branded clothing to be made available to members at a very attractive price. And there are still a few items remaining available for purchase here.
We are aware that there have been requests for fresh stock to be obtained in appropriate sizes.
The suggested items might include polos, sweatshirts and jodphurs.
So that we can reasonably accurately assess demand and not waste money in being left with unsold remainders we would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in buying any of these or similar items. Please drop Muriel an email by clicking firstname.lastname@example.org and give details of the item/s and size/s you might require.
I stress that at this stage you are not committing yourselve to anything - we are just trying to gauge the potential interest.
Added - 18/04/2013
DELAMERE RIDE - HELPERS NEEDEDLiz urgently needs more helpers for the Delamere Ride on 27th April.
If you can assist it would be much appreciated.
If anyone who is riding has someone coming with them who could help for a couple of hours that would also be apprciated.
If you can help in any way please get in touch with Liz:
Tel: 01565 633310
Added - 10/04/2013
EGB RENEWALSThis is just a gentle reminder to those who may have forgotten (or deliberately delayed) renewing their membership.
If you delay beyond the end of March you will be required to pay a joining fee in addition to the annual membership.
Obviously we hope you have all renewed before the end of the month.
Added - 17/03/2013
INTER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Have you got aspirations to represent your region at the Inter Regional Championships? Have you and your horse got what it takes to be on the winning team, if so we want you!
YOUNG RIDERS GO FREETo keep EGB as a thriving entity we need to encourage the next generation of riders into the sport. As part of EGB's drive to find ways of getting young riders to get involved in our sport Harry Ingram has been appointed Chair of the Young riders EGB Committee and he is also the Young Riders Representative for the Cheshire Group.
As part of Cheshire Group’s campaign to try and encourage more young people to try Endurance Riding we are giving Young Riders FREE ENTRY into any Pleasure Ride organised by our Group when accompanied by a paying adult.
"Young Riders" are are any persons aged aged 8-21.
How can you help?
If you have a riding establishment nearby could you seek permission to put a copy of this POSTER on display?
Any publicity would help.
If you are going to a ride and have a spare space in your transport could you offer to take a young rider with you and chaperone them for just one ride? It may be a big ask for you to take this on but it would be a wonderful gesture.
There may be other opportunities that cross your mind.
Why not make some suggestions on our Cheshire Group Facebook Page. The ideal place to develope new ideas.
You can email Harry at email@example.com.
Added - 23/02/2013
BEF EQUINE DRUG TESTINGBEFAR is the shorthand term used to refer to the British Equine Federation Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Rules. These Rules apply to all members of the BEF FEI disciplines, that is British Dressage, British Equestrian Vaulting, British Eventing, British Horse Driving Trials Association, British Showjumping, Endurance GB and British Reining.
Any horse entered in a graded or competitive ride may be spot checked but normally longer distance horses will tend to be selected for testing.
In 2013 testing will not be carried out on riders or horses doing Pleasure Rides (National or Group).
A leaflet is available HERE (in pdf format) giving handy advice on the equine testing carried out by the BEF.
I did consider showing a list of banned/controlled substances here but it can, of course, change and it is 30 (yes thirty) pages long so the best I can do is to refer you to http://www.feicleansport.org/ and repeat some WARNINGS:
Added - 10/02/2013
BEDMAX - 4 for the NorthHello,
The sport of horse Endurance Riding is one where the participants are constantly trying to improve. This applies to whether one is trying to move up from 16 km (10 mile) pleasure rides or preparing for a 100 to 160 km (62 to 100 mile) race ride in one day. The latter takes years of hard work and a gradual progression through the graded ride system to achieve, but it can be and has been done with even the most unlikely of steeds.
Most of the endurance events across Durham, Northumberland, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and the Borders are included as eligible rides with the best 4 results counting to the end of season awards.
The aim is to promote good preparation and skilled riding. Riding at a speed suited to the terrain, avoiding elimination by the vet and finishing with a low final heart rate (for the horse that is), will achieve the best results.
The “COTTEE” class is open to N&T members only and covers rides of between 30 km and 52 km. This trophy was donated by Mrs Doreen Cottee in memory of her husband Ken who himself enjoyed the sport of endurance riding with his Arab horse Ashraaf. Ashraaf’s first significant trophy was the original ‘4 for the North’ in 1999 when he was ridden by Ken’s granddaughter Lee-Anne Knight. The trophy is now sponsored by Graham and Vivienne Knight of Classic Uph. & Foam, domestic/contract foam converters. http://www.classicupholsteryfoam.co.uk
The “BEDMAX” class is open to any EGB or SERC member that competes in the 48 km and over rides at eligible events. BEDMAX has agreed to sponsor this competition for the 3rd consecutive year. BEDMAX is high quality bedding made specifically for horses from renewable soft timber to give you all the natural benefits of wood shavings, while eliminating the dust and spores that can do so much damage to your horse's health. http://www.bedmax.co.uk/
The “BEDMAX - 4 for the North” series is at risk following 2012 lack of entries and number of qualifying rides cancelled.
Basically, if the Sponsors don’t see a benefit they will, as with any business, pull out. They are simply looking for publicity i.e. Press Releases and Website Entries with their name included to keep them happy.
The series, although administered by the EGB N&T Group, is run as a Northern Event. Open to all EGB and SERC members and with qualifying rides throughout the Northern area.
The N&T Administrator and PR Secretary do all the work by preparing the points and reports, these are e mailed to webmasters and entrants.
Attached is an application form and promotional letter for your interest. Please return the application form to the administrator, Jackie Axcell either by email or snail mail.
You have to enter to win!!
Added - 03/02/2013
CHESHIRE GROUP TROPHY REGISTRATION FORMDon't forget to register so that your horse(s) can qualify for our Group Trophies as you ride this coming year.
A new Registration form is now ready on the Group Membership page or direct from
Cheshire Group Trophy Registration form in Word .doc format (updated Jan 2013).
Cheshire Group Trophy Registration form in pdf format (updated Jan 2013).
Added - 06/01/2013
News ArchiveA new page called News Archive has been created to store old news items. The intention is to remove items from this News page to the News Archive as soon as they become irrelevant. This should help keep the News page current and quicker to load - 2/5/2006
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