The FDRC AGM is on Monday 10th February 7.30 for 8.00 pm start
at Norton Village Hall, Norton, Nr Faversham ME13 0SW
Free admission with tea, coffee & doughnuts provided.
2019 Members Awards will be given out and
The FDRC Redhorse Dressage League 2019 Results will be announced & rosettes given out.
This is the place for all FDRC Members to be on Feb 10th to hear all about & discuss the past Club year’s trials & triumphs and to have your say on what the Club will be doing in 2020
Refreshments will be available –time for a good gossip and to catch up with fellow club members.
Could we tempt you to get more involved with the running of the Club?
We are very friendly, we meet once a month and try to share the tasks involved fairly.
New ideas & input are extremely welcome and beneficial to the Club.
Please consider it you might be just what the Club needs!
If you feel you would like to find out more please ring Anne on 07979 432818 or
Sally on 01622 85180
NEW X/C TRAINING at Lockskinners Farm, TN8 7ND
with JANINE LAMY
We have arranged for two training sessions on the afternoon of 5th April starting at 1.30 pm with Janine Lamy at Lockskinners North (info on Janine is below) Facebook Lockskinners Farm for more information and photos of the course.
Group of four riders - £20 each plus course hire (£17.50)
(If you would prefer an individual lesson or a pairs lesson with Janine please contact me directly as this can be arranged)
Group session will last approx 1 hour but may over run slightly if an 'issue' has to be worked through.
Lockskinners Course hire is £17.50 for Riding Club Members and is payable on the day. Disclaimer must also be signed on arrival.
Fences at Lockskinners North range from 40 to 100cm
Please message me to pre-book your place on this training course. Payment for Janine is via ClubEntries (see link below) and needs to be paid by the 1st April 2020
Lockskinners course hire fee to be paid on the day.
Janine has a long established background in the training of young event horses she is also very popular for show-jump instruction and cross-country schooling. She is a UKCC qualified coach, is on the BHS Register of Instructors, is a Centre 10 Advanced Coach (Applied Psychology for Equestrian Coaches) and a Pony Club B+ Test Assessor and instructor. Janine is also a British Dressage Recognised Coach and Group 3 Rider. She has trained and competed from Prelim to PSG but with
She has always had a broad range of clients with numerous wins in British Dressage including the all important qualifications to the Regionals and National Winter Championships.
She has lots of British Eventing clients with qualification to the much sought after Badminton Grassroots Regionals.
On the showing side there has been a National Side-Saddle Working Hunter Champion, and riders at HOYS int he Search For A Star classes. With a very diverse bunch of clients nothing gives her more pleasure than to receive a text with the day’s results.
However she is happy teaching all levels, so long as you want to improve.
If there is enough interest we will organise further sessions.
AREA 10 & 11 COMBINED TRAINING QUALIFIER
on April 11th at Felbridge EC, East Grinstead RH19 2NU
For the sixth year running the Faversham and District Riding Club is going to organise and run the Area 10 Combined Training Qualifier. Please make a note in your Diary for Saturday 11th April 2020!!
We booked the venue at Felbridge Show Centre once again. We realise this is not local but it is an ideal venue for the event as we need five all weather surfaced arenas to run the event efficiently and Felbridge is really the only centre that can accommodate this.
There are both Junior and Senior teams and individual classes and the schedule will be out soon. So whether you are looking to be in one of our Club teams or you are able to give up your time and help on the day, we really do need you! This event takes an army of Riders, supporters, family members and helpers to really make it happen!
Entries can be made by clubs for teams of three/four or as individuals both junior and senior. Each team consists of two riders in each section.
Fibre-Beet sponsor this event which qualifies for Fibre-Beet Festival of the Horse which will be held on the 30th & 31st May 2020 at Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6RT
A huge thank you to everyone who has been part of this event in the past, it really is appreciated and we hope you can join us again!Please get in touch if I haven’t contacted you already and you would like to help or if you would like to compete. The Prelim entries will need to be in by the 21st March 2020.
For more information or to help or be in a team contact Lindsey at
New classes & height/test combinations & Flu Regs please read schedule carefully
FIT BIT TALK & DEMO by VICKI WISE , on Sat April 25th POSTPONED
at 11.00 am at 2 Little Kennaways, Stalisfield Road, Faversham ME13 0AB
by kind permission of Patrick & Corinne Murphy
Vicki Wise, LANTRA Accredited Horse Fit Bit Consultant and FDRC Member, will discuss the importance of bit and bridle fit to improve a horse’s comfort, biomechanics and their welfare.
Horse Fit Bit believe that the correct fit of both a bit and bridle are equally as important as saddle fit and should not be left to trial and error. Vicki has been qualified and working as a freelance Horse Bit Fit Consultant for over a year now and has already performed consultations for over 170 horses across the
Vicki will give a talk with slides and then we will move outside for a practical demonstration.
During the talk, Vicki will cover:
Bit and bridle fit to improve horse’s comfort and biomechanics.
Dispelling some traditional myths surrounding bitting.
Looking at some of the latest research on bitting and bridle fit.
Understanding anatomy in relation to bit and bridle fit.
Looking at behavioural and physical issues arising from poor bitting and bridle fit to improve horse’s welfare.
ENTRY FEE - £5.00 for FDRC Members & £10.00 for Non-Members including light refreshments Payable on the day or via https://clubentries.com/favershamrc/
FDRC HORSE SHOW at Willow Farm, Hansletts Lane, Ospringe ME13 0RS CANCELLED
on Sunday May 17th
NEW for 2020 - Sunshine Tour Qualifiers
This is the perfect start to the season with classes for everyone from the very novice to the more experienced.
Back by popular demand - two classes of Have-a-Go Dressage with a casual dress code
Dressage, Show Jumping & Showing Ridden & In Hand classes for all ages & abilities.
Looking forward to seeing lots of our Members entering.
This would be the ideal show to start getting points for the 2020 BRC Grassroots League (see above)
SCHEDULE OUT VERY SOON
SUMMER BBQ with FUN QUIZ on Saturday June 13th POSTPONED
at The Alma, Painters Forstal, ME13 0DU
Come and join us at The Alma for a sizzling Summer BBQ - a chance to catch up with FDRC friends and have a good natter and eat delicious food on a warm Summer evening. All under cover if the weather is not as clement as we would like!
There will be a quiz sheet and if you want to take part you can tackle it by yourself or with a partner or even a team or not do it at all! The choice is yours - Prize for the winner(s)
Cost: TBC nearer the date bookable in advance by either:
Emailing Anne at and paying by BACS to
Barclays Acct No: 30858356 Sort Code: 60 19 25 Ref: BBQ
Posting form from flyer with a cheque made out to Faversham & District Riding Club
Hope to see lots of you there.
TRAINING _ INSTRUCTORS NOTES:
SHOW JUMPINGWITH MARIA DRAPERMaria's Clinics are very popular held at Twisden,(Next to Blue Barn) Great Chart,Nr Ashford. TN26 1JSMaria is a well respected show jumper and eventerShe works on rhythm, power and balance and how to ride courses correctly and what to expect in a course at Riding Club level and beyond. These are a 1 hour sessions starting at 1.30 pm on each date Cost is:- £15 per rider (max. 4 per group) -usually held on a SaturdayJumping 70cm + height will be adjusted for each class.
WITH JULIE DRAPER
Julie's Clinics are very popular held at Twisden,(Next to Blue Barn) Great Chart,Nr Ashford. TN26 1JS
Julie is a well respected show jumper, eventer & trainer
She works on how to ride courses correctly and what to expect in a course at Riding Club level and beyond.
1 hour sessions at:
10.00 am - 60/70 cm group
11.00 am - 75+ group
Cost is:- £15 per rider (max. 4 per group) -usually held on a Saturday
Usually held on a Sunday