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Membership Renewal

Annual membership is now due for renewal for everyone. The membership year runs from 1st October. If you are a HDRC member, when you next login you will see a red banner with a reminder at the top of your home screen. Please follow the prompts to renew online, or update your membership details, and follow the prompts to print off the renewal form and send a cheque . Any problems please contact our new Membership secretary AJ Harwood Stamper on aj.harwood.stamper@gmail.com or text/call on 07540 494607.

Your club needs you!

The Hunter Trials on Sunday 22 April and the Horse Trials on 3rd June need lots of volunteers to arrange.

This year especially Carol Porter has lost her usual Chief Dressage Steward at the horse trials and really needs someone with experience to run this. 

There are many different jobs to do at both competitions and you don't have to be horsey. We always provide our volunteers with refreshments so why not put the date in your diary.

For the Horse Trials on 3rd June contact Carol Porter carolporte@aol.com

For the Hunter Trials on 22nd April it's Caroline Exley, caroline.exley@talk21.com




Horse Passports

A reminder to members that when traveling with your horse you MUST have your horses passport with you. It is an offence to move your equines without their passport. Should you breakdown and you call  for recovery the first thing they ask is do you have your horse's passport? If no they have to report you to DEFRA and no transporter can move you. It is a very large fine plus the cost of being recovered by the Ministry




2018 BRC Grassroots Points League

The 2018 BRC Grassroots Points Leagues have now started, there are two separate leagues, one for 60cm or 70cm show jumping and one for dressage (Walk/Trot and Prelim level).

Why don't you download a points card and have a go. The points cards can be found on the BRC website if you click on the attacehd link: http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-championships/brc-points-league

Remember that the points cards must be sent into BRC Head Office no later than the 7th of each month, so that monthly scores can be updated on the BRC website and you will be able to follow the leagues points during the year.

Hat & Body Protector Standards for 2018

British Riding Clubs 2018 Hat Rules and Tagging

British Eventing, British Riding Clubs and The Pony Club have joined together to unify the hat standards across all three Member Bodies; resulting in a single hat tag being accepted across British Eventing, The Pony Club and British Riding Club events in 2018. The new ‘aqua’ coloured hat tag will carry the logo of the body that checks the hat so that the source of the tagging can be tracked and will mean that riders no longer have to wear multiple tags on their hats. The 2018 hat rules includes a small change to the AS/NZS 3838 standard for The Pony Club and British Eventing, both of which will now only be accepting from 2006 onwards.

For full details click on this link  /downloads/2018_BRC_Hat_Tagging_Guide_for_Competitors_v1.pdf

British Riding Clubs 2018 Body Protector 2018

It is important to note that from 1st January 2018 only body protectors with the purple 2009 will be accepted.


Our new President - Marilyn Turner

I feel very honoured to be elected as your President and would like to thank our Chairman and Committee.

I was introduced to Horsham RC by Annette Harries back in 1984 and have never looked back. Our club has offered tremendous Fun, Friendship, Training and Team Spirit.

My ambition was to ride well enough to represent Horsham in teams. With excellent training from Annette, Donald, Helen and many others I achieved this in approximately 80 qualifiers and Championships in every discipline on 5 different Welsh Cobs and Part-breds of which 3 were homebred.  Two I have bred are at present doing very well for the club, Copperfield Iris with Caroline and Copperfield Ellie Maye with Stella.

I have had many highlights competing for our club one of which was in the 2000 millennium year when the Novice Horse Trials Championships introduced the 2 day event at Offchurch Bury.  The team was on form and we won the competition, I won individual in my arena and came 2nd overall.  Another highlight was when Caroline and I, through Donald were invited to do a Dressage to Music demonstration at Royal Windsor Horse Show.  I also came 2nd at the Dressage to Music Championships on Copperfield Graffiti at Addington.

Away from riding club, breeding our Welsh’s I bred the Show Cob Just William who was sold to John Dunlop and ridden by Roy Trigg.  William won Horse of the Year Show 3 times and Supreme Champion for which I received a breeders prize. It was amazing when Copperfield Happy Image qualified for Burghley Young Event Horse ridden by my friend Stella Gibbs.  A number of our horses went to the Metropolitan  Police, others to lovely homes hunting and riding club activities.

I first rode, back in 1957 on a local girl’s pony costing sixpence (5p now) being led up the road. I progressed to a riding school having a ride only every 3 weeks. I helped at the stables on Sundays and holidays very occasionally being given a free ride. It was not until I went to work and saved enough money that I bought my first pony in 1964.  

In 1972 I married my husband who took on myself and 2 horses. Luckily he also rode and loved horses and was very supportive of my riding.  It was his idea we started a stud in 1977 when we purchased our farm.  This I took on with great passion studying breeding performance, showing young stock then breaking them. (If you love your horses you need a good horse minded husband to support you and this makes also a good marriage and partnership)  I thank him for his support.

Horsham is a fantastic club due to its chairman, hardworking enthusiastic committee and its many supportive members which makes this “I think the best club” in BRC.

Thank You All.

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