Keep up to date with the latest news about the club and how our teams and individuals are doing at Area 13 qualifiers and BRC National Championships. Also read about important rule changes and updates from British Riding Clubs, the Area Liaison Committee and other relevant bodies.
Sunday July 30th 2017:
ARC’s Cross Country Course Opening
The club is opening it’s own cross-country course on picturesque undulating land between Handcross & Balcombe on Sunday 30th July. Jumps range from 60 cm. to 100 cm. and include water, ditches, steps and woodland.
Between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Russell Cooper will be holding clinics over the course. Full details can be found on the Clinics & Training page. Russell is a calm and experienced BE trainer and is happy to teach all standards of horse and rider. Groups will include riders and horses that wish to jump similar height fences.
Refreshments will also be available. However, we regret that since this is a working farm with livestock and a bird breeding facility for shoots, no dogs will be allowed on the course. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please clear up after your horse and take your horse’s droppings home with you.
For more information contact Susannah Givons: email@example.com or on her mobile: 0775 4076108
Unaffiliated Combined Training & Dressage – Thursday 13th July.
The club is organising a new event this year on Thursday July 13th 2017. We hope that a large number of club members will enter and gain valuable experience.
Unaffiliated Combined Training & Dressage
Venue: Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, RH17 6JT.
Time: Start – approx. 4 p.m.
Organiser: Susannah Givons: firstname.lastname@example.org or on her mobile: 0775 4076108
This is a friendly fun competition designed to encourage riders to have a go at a Dressage Test and/or a Show Jumping round. The show will be run under BD Rules, with the exception that normal riding clothing can be worn, (the correct footwear and 2017 standard hats must be worn). If you prefer you can of course compete in your show clothing.
Dressage Warm up in a Grass Arena.
Dressage Tests held on an All Weather surface.
Show Jumping in a Grass Arena.
First Aider in attendance.
Class 1 – Combined Training 60 cm.
Dressage – Intro. A (2008), Show Jumping – 60 cm.
Class 1a – Dressage only – Intro. A (2008).
Class 2 – Combined Training 70 cm.
Dressage – Prelim. 7 (2002), Show Jumping – 70 cm.
Class 2a – Dressage only – Prelim. 7 (2002).
Class 3 – Combined Training 80 cm.
Dressage – Prelim. 7 (2002), Show Jumping – 80 cm.
Class 4 – Clear Round Jumping
Combined Training: ARC Member £20, Non-Member £22.
Dressage only: ARC Member £10, Non-Member £12.
Clear Round Show Jumping: £5 per round.
Area 13 Dressage Qualifiers.
These were held at Rackham on Sunday 9th July 2017. Congratulations to our team of Sarah Branagan, Laura Cotterill, Lesley Campbell and Jane Dawes who won the London & South East Qualifier. In Arena 1, Lesley Campbell finished 6th & Jane Dawes 9th, whilst in Arena 2, Sarah Branagan finished 2nd & Laura Cotterill 5th. An excellent result.
Area 13 Show & Style Jumping Qualifiers.
These were also held at Rackham on Sunday 9th July 2017.
Our team of Lesley Campbell, Laura Cotterill and Sarah Branagan finished 4th in the London & South East Qualifier. Of the clear rounds in round 2, Laura’s round was also completed in the fastest time. Well done to all of you.
Bridgeham Clinic in Crawley is holding two Pilates Workshops for horse riders. If you are interested in attending, please contact them directly.
Area 13 Horse Trials Qualifier.
This was held at Coombelands on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Congratulations to Lesley Campbell who finished 3rd in Arena 1 in the London & South East 80 cm. Qualifier.
Horslyx Festival of the Horse Combined Training National Championship.
This was held at Aston-le-Walls on Sunday 21 May 2017. Congratulations to Sarah Branagan who finished 9th in her Arena. Allison Ingram also competed and finished 14th in her Arena.
Tuesday 16 May 2017
ARC Unaffiliated Summer Dressage
An equal mix of members and non-members completed the 37 individual tests, judged scrupulously by Jane Kendall on an almost perfect afternoon at the South of England Showground. A big thank you must go to Jane and her writer Julie Watson for undertaking this mammoth task.
Congratulations to the rosette winners and those who qualified for the Sunshine Tour Finals, but also to everyone that took part in making this a relaxed and friendly afternoon of competition.
Results can be found here.
Member’s Points after this competition can be found here.
The Team Points after the Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier on 12th March 2017 are here.
The latest British Riding Clubs E-News – March 2017 can be read here.
Area 13 2017 Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier.
Held at Brendon Stud, Pyecombe on Sunday 12th March.
Our team of Susannah Givons, (riding Prelim 7), Sarah Branagan, (riding Novice 30), Suzannah Priest, (riding Novice 34), and Helen Brown, (riding Elementary 49), finished 2nd. Individually, Susannah Givons finished 1st, Helen Brown 4th, Sarah Branagan 4th and Suzie Priest 7th. Congratulations to you all.
Susannah Givons on her other horse Baroness also finished 3rd in the Pick-a-Test Med/Ad. Med. Class.
Huge thanks also to Debbie Wood and Sophie Storey who gave up their time to help at the event so our team could compete.
Team & Individual Area 13 Qualifier Entry Fees.
If you are representing Ardingly Riding Club in a team or as an individual, the entry fees for these competitions can be paid via a link on the Team News page. The club would be grateful if you could pay through these links and in advance of the competition.
Area 13 2017 Novice Winter Dressage Non-Qualifying Event.
Held at Brendon Stud, Pyecombe on Saturday 18th February.
Our team of Lesley Campbell, Debbie Wood, (both riding Prelim. 2), Helen Brown and Dominique Wilkinson, (both riding Novice 27), finished 7th with a score of 31 points.
Unaffiliated Summer Dressage Dates for 2017
Tuesday May 16th.
Tuesday July 25th.
Tuesday August 15th.
All at The South of England Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL.
Start time approx 3:00 p.m.
Test to be ridden will be announced later on the Summer Dressage Series page.
Professional Medical Cover in attendance.
Ardingly Riding Club Summer Camp Dates.
This year’s Summer Camp will be held on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August 2017 at The South of England Showground, RH17 6TL.
Open to both ARC Club Members and Non-Members. Details to follow.
Area 13 Qualifier Dates for your diary.
Saturday February 18th 2017
Novice Winter Dressage – Brendon Stud, Pyecombe, BN45 7ED.
Sunday March 12th 2017
Intermediate Winter Dressage – Brendon Stud, Pyecombe, BN45 7ED.
Saturday June 3rd 2017
Horse Trials – Coombelands, Pulborough, RH20 1BQ.
Sunday June 25th 2017
Dressage & Riding Test – South of England Showground, RH17 6TL.
Sunday July 9th 2017
Show Jumping & Style Jumping – Sparright Farm, Rackham, RH20 2EY.
Sunday July 16th 2017
Dressage to Music – Plumpton College, BN7 3AE.
The 2017 Flu Vaccination Checker can also be downloaded.
The latest British Riding Clubs E-News – January 2017 can be read here.
BRC Rule Ammendments
On 3rd January, British Riding Club announced some amendments to their Rules published in the 2017 Handbook.
Full list of amendments here.
The latest British Riding Clubs E-News – December 2016 can be read here.
Area 13 2017 Intermediate Winter Show Jumping Qualifier
Held at Brendon Stud, Pyecombe on Saturday 26th November.
Our team of Julia Martin, Clare Walton-Cole, Julie Watson and Simon Leadbetter won the team event. Julia Martin also won the individual competition with Simon Leadbetter finishing second and Clare Walton-Cole 6th. Congratulations to the team and a big thank you to our helpers.
The members’ points competition for 2015/2016 finished on 31st October. Here are the category winners. Trophies and rosettes will be presented at the AGM on Thursday 17th November.
1st. Susannah Givons/Silver Surfer – 35 pts.
2nd. Sarah Branagan/Pooklands High Noon – 32 pts.
3rd. Sue Orpen/Queens Challenge – 21 pts.
1st. Sue Orpen/A Good Sort – 38 pts.
2nd. Sarah Branagan/Pooklands High Noon – 34 pts.
3rd. Kate Cox/Queens Conundrum – 28 pts.
Overall Points Champion
Sarah Branagan/Pooklands High Noon – 66 pts
Ardingly Riding Club Christmas Dinner
Date: Saturday 10th December
Venue: The Bolney Stage, London Road, Bolney Village, RH17 5RL
Time: 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.
Cost: Two courses £22.95 Three courses £27.95
Organiser: Jacqueline Delaney: email@example.com
For the menu and full details of how to book please go to the Upcoming Events page.
Area 13 2017 Festival of the Horse Challenge Qualifier
Held at Munstead on Sunday afternoon 16th October.
Our team of Sarah Branagan, Kate Cox, Debbie Wood and Susannah Givons entered the Challenge 80 qualifier and won the team event. Sarah Branagan was 1st individually, Kate Cox 3rd and Susannah Givons 5th. Congratulations to you all. Full results.
Area 13 2017 Festival of the Horse Combined Training Qualifier
Held at Munstead on Sunday 16th October.
Our team of Sue Orpen, Susannah Givons, Sarah Branagan and Sarah Gearing won the team qualifier. Sue Orpen won her arena and Susannah Givons also won her arena, with Sarah Branagan finishing second. Congratulations to everyone. Full results.
London & South East Dressage to Music Championship
These took place at Sands Farm on Sunday 16th October. Congratulations to Helen Brown who finished 5th in Elementary DTM. Full results.
Ardingly Riding Club AGM & Prizegiving
Date: Thursday November 17th
Venue: Small Hall, Hapstead Hall, High St, Ardingly, RH17 6TD
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Organiser: Susan Barratt: firstname.lastname@example.org
All members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting, to help determine the direction and future of your club.
Apologies for non attendance should be sent to The Secretary, Jacqueline Delaney: email@example.com
Formal meeting followed by the Presentation of Trophies to the Members’ Points, Members’ Team Points and Overall Points Winners.
BRC Rule Ammendments
On 15th August, British Riding Club announced some amendments to their Rules.
Full list of amendments here.
Animalife National Horse Trials Championship
Congratulations to Harriet Tidey who finished 8th in her arena in HT100 class at the National Horse Trials Championship. This class took place over three days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5-7th August at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian Centre.