Another update reference the upcoming changes in the Covid Restrictions. As always we will be following the Government restrictions and advice from the BRC. And we’ll be reviewing these restrictions regularly. From 2nd December the UK will be divided into 3 tiers as you know.
And sadly it does mean that at this time, we are unable to facilitate members from Tier 3.
As advised by BRC:
There should be no unnecessary travel into or out of Tier 3. BRC activities would not be considered necessary travel, so whilst events are permitted to be held in Tier 3 areas, they should only be attended by people residing within those areas. Organisers should do their best to enforce these travel restrictions.”
I know this is a difficult time. And as a committee we have thought carefully about the best way to go forward. And so we plan to run the mentoring, as close to normal as possible. Mentoring will look a bit different that this time. And providing Mentors are happy to continue we will running regular clinics.
We ask for your support with these measures at this time. And we all look forward to the time we’ll all be together again to enjoy our lovely sport.
As always if you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or any of the committee members and we’ll do our best to help & support you.
Tracey Matthews (on behalf of the WARC Committee)
I know by now you will all be aware of the latest introduction of a new National Lock Down. And while I’m sure we can all agree this is a necessary measure, it does unfortunately mean that once again we are going to have to cancel our forthcoming mentoring and clinics.
As before we are following the advice from the BRC:
Following the recent announcement of another national lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, we are saddened to announce that the current interpretation is that all BRC activity, bar virtual activity, must cease during this time. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes all activities run under the BRC banner, including competitions, training, clinics and camps.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either myself or one our committee members. We will do what we can to help or advise you.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon, until then, stay safe…
on behalf of your committee
Its been a long time and we hope you are all managing to stay safe and sane.
I am sure you have been following announcements by British Riding Clubs as to what we can and can’t do as an affiliated club, and having discussed things with Grange Farm and our mentors, we are pleased to announce that we are now able to re-start mentoring and clinics.
Of course we need to be mindful of all the various guidance on safety and it will look a bit different. We hope to offer small groups (no more than 3-4, paired sessions and where appropriate, one-to-ones) but things will be taken very slowly and carefully.
Please take the time to read through our guidance on how we plan to run these sessions and what you need to agree to (this may of course evolve as things change).
Sat 4th July – Cathy Lammie
Sun 5th July – Claire Llewelyn
Sun 5th July- Rachel Finch
Sat 11th July – Tom Fray
Sun 12th July – Teresa Edmonds
The length of session, group size and cost will all depend on the level of interest.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
Take care and …….hopefully….welcome back
Revised times for Trec this Saturday –
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