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.
For 2019 we have added Arena Eventing Clinics to our calendar. The first one is at Brendon Stud, Pyecombe on Friday 18th January, 11:00 – 13:00. The second is at Coombelands Equestrian, Pullborough on Thursday 14th February, 10:00 – 12:00. We hope you will all be interested in these new clinics.
Congratulations to our team of Allison Ingram, Helen Pickett, Diana James and Helen Brown who finished 2nd in the new Area 13 Arena Eventing 70 cm. Qualifier held at Brendon Stud, Pyecombe on Saturday 10th November. Congratulations also to Helen Brown who finished 2nd individually. Well done ladies!
Area 13 Quiz
Area 13 are holding their annual inter club quiz at Dial Post Village Hall, Dial Post, RH13 8NS on Friday 30th November. Cost £6 per head to include light refreshments. Bring your own wine!
Time: 7:30 p.m. for a prompt 7:45 p.m. start.
Teams of 4
Only 1 BHSAI or above, or PC A test (in the last 10 years) per team.
If you would like to represent Ardingly Riding Club, please let Susannah know: email@example.com before Friday 23rd November.
Since there are no more eligible competitions between now and the end of October, the final placings in the members’ points competitions for 2017/2018 can now be published. Here are the category winners. Trophies and rosettes will be presented after the AGM on Thursday 8th November in The Reading Room at Hapstead Hall, Ardingly. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m..
1st. Suzie Priest/Coolboy Randall – 24 pts.
2nd. Allison Ingram/Connor – 23 pts.
3rd. Helen Pickett/Editora ZM- 20 pts.
Members’ Team Points
1st. Sarah Branagan/Pooklands High Noon – 44 pts.
2nd. Allison Ingram/Connor – 37 pts.
3rd. = Suzie Priest/Ashford Cleave Little Man – 23 pts.
3rd. = Suzie Priest/Coolboy Randall – 23 pts.
Overall Points Champion
Allison Ingram/Connor – 60 pts.
Congratulations to Helen Brown who finished 2nd in the London & South East Elementary Dressage to Music Championship held at Sands Farm on Sunday 21st October.
Congratulations to our FoTH Combined Training Team of Sam Fieldsend, Lesley Campbell, Sarah Branagan and Allison Ingram who won the Area 13 Qualifier held at Munstead on Saturday 6th October. Individual placings were Sarah 1st & Allison 4th riding BRC HT 100 Q & jumping 85 cm. and Lesley 4th riding BRC HT 90 Q & jumping 75 cm..
Congratulations also to Lesley Campbell who finished 5th in the FoTH Challenge 80 Area 13 Qualifier also held at Munstead on Saturday 6th October.
Annual General Meeting.
This year’s AGM will take place on Thursday 8 November in The Reading Room at Hapstead Hall, High St, Ardingly, RH17 6TD. Please arrive between 7-7:30 p.m. when refreshments will be served. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
All members are encouraged to attend so that you can help formulate the policies of club and the events and clinics it holds on your behalf. The meeting will be followed by the Members’ Points, Members’ Team Points and Overall Points Prize Giving.
Congratulations to Helen Brown who finished 2nd in the Area 13 London & South East Novice Dressage Qualifier held at Plumpton on Sunday 15th July.
Our third Open Unaffiliated Dressage competition took place at The South of England Showground on Tuesday 3rd July. This competition was almost entirely an ARC club event with the exception of two riders, but numbers were down to usual which was disappointing. Congratulations to all the winners.
Congratulations to our BRC 80 Horse Trails Team of Lesley Campbell, Allison Ingram and Suzie Priest who finished 2nd at the Area 13 Qualifier held at Coombelands on Saturday 2nd June. Individual placings were Allison 3rd and Suzie 5th.
Full Results – BRC 80
The same team also rode in the London & South East Qualifier, but due to the addition of another team, they dropped one place to 3rd. Allison improved her placing to 2nd individually.
Full Results – L&SE 80
Sarah Branagan rode as an individual in the BRC 90 Qualifier and finished 5th.
Full Results – BRC 90
Huge thanks to our club helpers Simon Leadbetter, Kate Cox and Harriet Tidey. Also many thanks to Julie Miller and her Mum Sue Bunn for all their help. Without them the team would not have been able to compete.
Our second Open Unaffiliated Dressage competition took place at The South of England Showground on Tuesday 15th May. There was a large number of ARC members riding at this event, which was extremely pleasing. Congratulations to all the winners.
Congratulations to Susannah Givons riding her horse Baroness who finished 8th at the Equi Theme Winter Intermediate National Championship at Bury Farm Equestrian on Friday 27th April. Susannah was riding an Advanced Medium test in the Pick-a-test Dressage Competition. She actually won the Advanced Medium test, but the competition combines the more difficult Advanced Medium test with Medium tests in the same competition. Well done Susannah!
Our first club event of the year took place on Saturday 17th March. An Open Unaffiliated Dressage as part of the Area 13 Winter Intermediate Dressage Qualifiers at Brendon Showground, Pyecombe.
Congratulations to Gail Stephens, our only club member to enter the Open Unaffiliated Dressage, who won both Prelim 13 and Novice 27.
In the Area 13 Qualifiers, Susannah Givons won the Pick a Test qualifier riding an Advanced Medium 93 test. In the Team Qualifier our team finished 4th, with Suzie Priest, (Prelim 14), finishing 2nd, Sarah Branagan, (Novice 24), 3rd and Helen Brown, (Elem 50), 4th in their arenas.
In the Team Non-Qualifier our team finished 10th, with Susannah Givons, (Elem 50), finishing 1st & Helen Brown, (Novice 30), 6th in their arenas.
Congratulations to all who rode in the bitter cold and snow.
Huge thanks also to Helen Pickett, Debbie Wood and Leslie Campbell who were helpers from the club. Di Baker for being such a friendly Area Steward, Susan Barratt for being secretary and Allison Ingram for organising the event.
Area 13 Winter Novice Dressage Team – Non-Qualifier held at Brendon Horse & Rider Centre, Pyecombe on Saturday 17th February. Our Team of Debbie Harris, Allison Ingram, Suzie Priest and Debbie Wood finished 7th. Individually Suzie Priest finished 5th in Novice 28. Well done everybody. Many thanks to Lesley Campbell who helped so the team could compete.
Area 13 Winter Intermediate Show Jumping Qualifier also held at Brendon Horse & Rider Centre, Pyecombe on Saturday 10th February. The club just had one individual competitor, Suzie Priest, who won the Individual Competition on her other horse Ashford Cleave Little Man. Well done Suzie!
Area 13 Winter Novice Show Jumping Qualifier held at Brendon Horse & Rider Centre, Pyecombe on Saturday 10th February. Our team of Sarah Branagan, Julie Miller and Suzie Priest won the team qualifier, with Suzie Priest also winning individually on Coolboy Randal, whilst Sarah Branagan and Julie Miller finished 3rd & 4th respectively. Congratulations to them on a wonderful achievement in testing conditions.