Well, summer has been a bit mad, weather-wise, so far! Firstly, well and truly announcing its arrival with the heatwave, and then turning distinctly autumnal! We hope you and your horses are managing to cope through the changes in the weather, especially if you are out competing! It looks like being a weather rollercoaster for the next few months, so stock up on ice cream, sun cream, fly spray, electrolytes, sunglasses, water-holding receptacles, umbrellas, waterproof sheets, wellies, jumpers, and spare breeches, and get out there and enjoy it!
We are delighted to announce that we have successfully raised £3,140 with 63 supporters in 42 days on our crowdfunding website towards our new cross country course - we can't wait until we have a beautiful new local cross country course to enjoy, and we're hoping to start work on building it in the next few weeks! Although we raised a lot of money thanks to the kind donations of some extremely generous members and non-members of the club, we didn't manage to raise quite as much as we had hoped. Although the crowdfunding site has now finished, if you'd like to donate, you still can, via direct bank transfer.
Please reference all donations 'Cross Country Course' and pay money to:
Account number 11688464 Sort code 40-09-19
July saw all our Bath horses, riders and teams doing really well at the Area 9 Riding Club Horse Trials Qualifier at West Wilts. Please see Teams News for results! Bath were running the Show Jumping Arena and it was so lovely to be able to watch all of our fabulous combinations riding so stylishly on what was an extremely hot day, and taking home so many rosettes and qualifications! August has seen more national level success for our teams - see Teams for more details of our fabulous team achievements!
The Bath Riding Club Committee
Membership 2018 open soon
Membership applications for 2018 are open from 1st October 2017 so take full advantage of joining now to get membership for the 2 remaining months of 2017 as well as the full 12 months of 2018. Membership form is available to download from our membership page. To be a part of Bath teams you must be a member one month in advance of the event.
WINTER DRESSAGE POINTS RESULTS 2016/17
LOOK OUT ON THE EVENTS PAGE FOR 2018 WINTER DRESSAGE DATES
Pictured Walk & Trot Champion
Zara Bucknell who won riding her pony Tardis - Well done Zara!
Class 1 W & T
Zara Bucknell Tardis 13 1st
Phoebe Scott Postman Mickey 12 2nd
Jemima Tollworthy Norton 9 3rd
Lydia Phelon Spike 6 4th
Class 2 Prelim
Janet Border Bo-Bo 23 1st
Julia Stockley Millicano 10 2nd
Class 3 Eventers
Janet Border Bo-Bo 19 1st
Alice Tollworthy The Granger 12 2nd
Amanda Taylor Hindoctro 9 3rd
Class 4 %
Janet Knight Jiminy Cricket 13 1st
Jill Holt Yocasta 12 2nd
Jill Holt Silk Suds 8 3rd
AGM & Awards Night - 30th November 2016- 7.30pm
Fox and Hounds
9 Farleigh Wick
Versatility Awards start collecting for 2017 from 1st October 2016
Versatility points are achieved for pretty much everything you do with your horse (except riding at home) - there are points for attending training, camp, fun rides and all types of events including points for taking part and points for placings (including non-Bath RC events). You only need to submit for 500 points in order to be entitled to a beautiful rosette to celebrate your year's achievements. Remember you can only have maximum of 1000 points in each category.
Download a Spreadsheet to record your points.
We Need You!!
We are really keen to recruit some new committee members to help organise events you don't have to be horsey to be on committee - please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you think you, family or friends have a bit of time and enthusiasm.
We now have a range of merchandise available to purchase. Please visit our merchandise page for further information
We had a great turnout for our Awards and AGM evening at the Fox & Hounds on 30th November. It is always nice to recognise those that have done well throughout the year, whether it is at Bath RC run events or through the ever popular versatility awards where points are gained across all disciplines. Below are the results from the evening.
One award that is also extremely important is the Helper of the Year Award which is presented to the member who is not on the committee but has helped a considerable amount of time over the year. We could not run events without our helpers and we really do appreciate our members and friends giving up their time to assist at competitions.
This years Helper of the Year Awards are as follows:
Member who has helped most this year:
Horse and Rider of the Year Awards (Points are gained for placings at all our club events and the horse and rider combination with the most points throughout the year wins a fabulous shield & sash)
1st Fiona Gray with Freddie
2nd Megan Barker Slack with Wickwood Willow
3rd Annalea Hunt with Ziggy
4th Annette Sawyer with Roxy
5th Claudia Moorhouse with Sundrew Golden Boy
6th Stacey Martin with Ladykiller Llittle John
1st Mandy Taylor with Hindoctro - 6150
2nd. Annette Sawyer with Roxy - 4160
3rd Fiona Gray with Freddie - 4040
4th Rosie Marlow with Truly Scrumptious - 4020
5th Rachel Yeomans with Dylan - 4000
5th Janet Border with Beau - 4000
6th Ceri Shell with Tia Maria. - 3015
Megan Barker-Slack with Wickwood Willow - 2300
Chloe Derrick with Pepper - 2020
Jenny Pickup with Flightline Lucas - 1990
Ian Bayfield with Dante - 1990
Annalea Hunt with Ziggy - 1950
Jenny Watkins with Pedro - 1600
Chloe Derrick with Woody - 1550
Kady Chatman with Caellyn Haf - 1050
Mandy Taylor with Rocky - 540