UNFORTUNATELY THE WEATHER HAS LET US DOWN AGAIN AND WE ARE HAVING TO CANCEL THE PLANNED DRESSAGE COMPETITION ON SUNDAY
Here you go folks
Here are the results from our competition on 12 January
We would like to invite you to join us at our AGM, Social Supper and Awards evening on Friday 7th February at the Wittering Social Club.
Its set to be a great evening (certainly going by last year’s event) and will be fun and friendly and a great opportunity to meet your fellow members, your committee and mentors while.
We do need to know numbers, have your food order and money in advance and booking forms are available here.
You need to bring along whatever you would like to drink (plus glasses).
RSVP by Weds 5th February, put your form in the WARC box in livery lodge at Grange Farm or email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org with numbers and choices. Cheques payable to Wittering Academy, or cash or payment by BACS (please email for details).
Here you go folks
These are the dates for the next few months
You will notice a new name – Teresa Edmonds – we needed to find a new flatwork/dressage mentor as we sadly lost Jane Ellis due to her having so many other commitments that it was becoming harder and harder for her to commit the time to us too. Teresa is a British Dressage Level 3 accredited coach and is based in Wisbech. She has ridden and trained her own horse to Intermediate 1, and works with all levels from happy hackers to advanced dressage and eventing, nervous riders and/or horses. Some of our members have had lessons with her when they have attended BD training camps and rate her very highly and she is very friendly and helpful.
If any of you fancied a change and wanted to move to mentoring with Teresa, just let me know
So as we come to the end of 2019, a huge thank you from your committee for all the hours you have volunteered at our various events and competitions – in fact an amazing 834 hours over the year. We simply can’t run anything without your valuable support.
Do remember as part of your membership we do ask that you commit to helping out for at least one event in the year – many of you do so much more, some of you not so – let’s make 2020 the year that all of members do just a little bit.
1 hour of help is rewarded with 1 credit/£ towards mentoring, training and clinics.
Here is the hall of fame for 2019 – the list shows the credits everyone has at year-end once any credits you have already redeemed for mentoring sessions or clinics have been deducted.
Very disappointed to say that the dressage competition tomorrow is cancelled. The weather forecast now shows 40+mph winds and hail at Wittering and we have to make the decision now. We will use the same schedule for the January 12 competition so please let Janice know if you would like to carry forward or have a refund.
Here you go folks – results from yesterday’s dressage together with the placings on the members league at all levels.
Thank to everyone involved and the weather for allowing it to go ahead.
SORRY CANCELLED – THE WEATHER HAS SCUPPERED PLANS AGAIN
The met office forecast is heavy rain from 1am to 12 midday and the arenas will most likely be unsuitable for a competition.
Please let Janice know if you would like a refund or would like to rollover your entry to November.
Franklin Clinic with Claire Llewelyn-Sun 8th March 2020
Franklin Balls were developed in Germany by Dr Eric Franklin, originally to help sports people but they have now been developed to help Equestrians. I have attended a course to learn how these work and am now trained in their use. The balls are different sizes and shapes, either filled with air or water, which are used in different ways, for example under seat bones, thighs and armpits to help riders develop their balance, core strength, straightness and suppleness. They help identify areas riders need to work on, and also really show how the rider influences the horse’s way of going. We have found that horses become more forward, relaxed and straighter and riders become more ‘bodily aware’. It’s absolutely ...