FDRC  AGM - THIS YEAR BY ZOOM on FEB 9th at 8.00pm

 

This year it will be a  ZOOM meeting so it will be a little different.

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The FDRC Redhorse Dressage League 2020 Results will be announced & rosettes posted.


This is the place for all FDRC Members to be connected to hear all about & discuss 2020 and to have your say on what we hope the Club will be doing in 2021


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 851807

BITTING TALK by VICKY WISE on March 9th at 20:00 

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FAVERSHAM & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB

Vicki Wise - LANTRA accredited bit and bridle fitting – independent Consultant Vicki has been a member of the FDRC for a number of years since her teens and started out working with horses at the same time. Some years later (too many to mention!) , she is now a fully qualified Accountant, but now has come full circle to be working with horses again as a LANTRA accredited bit and bridle fitting Consultant.

She has seen hundreds of horses since qualifying in February 2019, with horses ranging from youngsters, to International Grand Prix dressage horses, headshakers, hacking horses, a too cute Shetland and even a horse with vet referral due to pathological issues.

She is also training to become an NCFE Level 4 Practitioner in Equine Merisha Massage and training to become a IAAT Equine Craniosacral and Myofascial Release Therapist.

The LANTRA course was an intensive and thorough course which encompassed not just learning about bits and bridles, but equine anatomy and behaviour. It is a whole horse approach. This webinar will take you through some key points for bit and bridle fit that you may all take away and assess on your own horses.


JOIN US on MARCH 9th

ONLINE CLINIC for BRC MEMBERS 

Wednesday 24th March 7pm


Feeding Advice with Dodson & Horrell, A Weighty issue – why it matters and practical advice.

 

To register Members just need to email Lydia Joyce (BRC Administrator) their 2021 membership number at  lydia.joyce@bhs.org.uk 

 

These are completely free for current BRC members and they are a great additional benefit at a time when we still have limited activity.

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ONLINE CLINIC for BRC MEMBERS 

Wednesday 31st March 7pm

Hat and Body Protectors – are they fit for the job? With BETA

 

To register Members just need to email Lydia Joyce (BRC Administrator) their 2021 membership number at  lydia.joyce@bhs.org.uk 
 

These are completely free for current BRC members and they are a great additional benefit at a time when we still have limited activity.

FEEDING THROUGH THE SEASONS - NEW DATE

Monday MAY 24th at 8.00pm

Virtual Talk with SPILLERS nutritionist Gina Burgoyne
in association with Gillet Cook Country Store.

 

Gina Burgoyne, who has been a nutritionist for SPILLERS for a number of years, will discuss practical feeding scenarios to cover feeding:

- Senior horses
- Horses prone to laminitis
- Horses requiring hay replacement
- Preparing for competing
- Horses at rest/light work

There will be a chance for Q&A at the end of the presentation.


Come along to this FREE and informative event, kindly hosted by Faversham & District Riding Club on Monday 24th May at 8pm. 

Please register your interest by or clicking on "interested" button on the FDRC Facebook Page at 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/408099782554283

The event  will be  run in association with Gillet Cook, and those whom attend the talk will be able to claim £5 OFF any SPILLERS product with a code word.

 

To join the meeting on May 24th please click on the link below.

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NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP WITH WAYNE BUSHNELL

THIS IS A LIVE EVENT

Saturday 29th May
at Mockbeggar , Rhodes Minnis, CT4 6XY.

Places very limited. Horse Places  Fully Booked - Spectators Tickets only available

FDRC Members £65  Non-FDRC Members £70  

Spectators -  £5/person

Booking via https://clubentries.com/favershamrc/

 

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FDRC VIRTUAL PRIX CAPRILLI – OPEN TO ALL

Saturday June 6th. Venue - Your home or yard

As the first Prix Caprilli was so successful we are running another one.

 

Entries via https://clubentries.com/favershamrc/ close on June 6th 

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Video's to be submitted by the midnight on June 6th 

SCHEDULE
Test 1 Walk & Trot
Test 2 Prelim
Test 3 Novice

A NON-FOOD CROPS TOUR - SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT

on Fri 23rd July starting at 6.30 pm at Gosmere Farm, Newhouse Lane, Sheldwich 

A Members and Family Only Event


Farm walk to show and highlight some of the speciality oil crops being grown at Lees Court.

The Estate has been growing speciality oil crops since 2004 and has been accredited as being world leaders in growing echium which contains a sustainable source of Stearidonic Acid.
They are also trialling a variety of crops which we will see in the 'research' stage in the polytunnel and some out in trial plots in the fields.


The tour will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hour and we will be walking between the fields. Dogs are welcome, but please bring the necessary 'poo bags' as these are crops destined for pharmaceutical uses (and also water).

This is a free social event, but please RSVP Elizabeth Roberts so that we know how many people to expect.


Please wear sensible footwear for walking across fields and if it is raining ... please bring a coat!

If members wish to have a drink or eat out after, there are two pubs within a short drive - The Rose and Crown at Perry Wood (Dog Friendly) and The White Lion at Selling. Members to make their own bookings.


VENUE: Gosmere Farms, Lees Court Estate, Newhouse Lane, Sheldwich ME13 9QT

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keeping to the left, follow the farm drive down to the grain stores

FDRC SUMMER BBQ  at Rose Cottage, Stelling Minnis  CT4 6BE

SUNDAY 1st AUGUST


The FDRC Committee has arranged for an on-foot social BBQ for Sunday, 1st August at Rose Cottage, Stelling Minnis.
This event is being subsidised by the Club and tickets are just £5 each.

Open to club members and spouses/children.
Tickets limited to 30 people due to both covid guidelines and the space available.


The wonderful Yvonne Hursey is our chef for the afternoon.
From 2.30pm with food being served from 3pm with the evening drawing to a close at around 5pm.

Soft Drinks will be provided, and feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages.

There will be some seating available (bales) but please bring chairs or blankets to sit on.

Tickets can be purchased from www.clubentries.com/faveshamrc

Or ring Sally on 01622851807if you don’t do online purchases.

Please let us know if you require a vegetarian option or have any other dietary requirements (allergies).
Sadly, due to our own dogs being on-site, no dogs allowed within the property. 

 

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POLEWORK/GYMNASTICS FOR YOUR HORSE with Caroline Hadris

 on August 7th 2021

At Triple H Equestrian, Stone Street, Stelling Minnis CT4


To help your horse become a willing, supple athlete by using poles and simple lateral work/exercises. Will also help build confidence and horse/rider partnership within a safe environment under the expert tuition of Caroline Hadris


1 hour session for groups of 3 or 4 (depending on uptake)
Members £15.00
Non members  £18 by prior arrangement with Elizabeth Roberts, as priority will be given to members.
Booking in advance via www.clubentries.com/faversham

Venue. 20x60m arena with mirrors
Easy access off Stone Street, between Stelling Minnis and Petham.

 

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DRESSAGE CLINIC with EMMA KINSLEY on AUGUST 21st 2021
at Willow Farm EC, Hansletts Lane, Faversham ME13 0RS

One to One lessons at Willow Farm - indoors (good surface and useful mirrors)
£40 for 45min session including arena hire.
Special offer to FDRC members - 4th session at £35.

If you are local to Faversham and have your own facilities, this offer can also be applied to your lessons at home (Discount of £5 for every 4th lesson)

Payment and booking is direct with Emma. via her FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/emma.kinsley.1428


Emma is extremely knowledgeable, with the skills to explain what is required to improve your horse's way of going.

She is successfully managing teams for the BD TEAM QUEST competitions, having had teams qualify for the Regionals and the Nationals over the past few years.

Emma has a high understanding of equine biomechanics enabling her to work with you and your horse to improve both physical well-being and the way of going for your horse. Working to improve your horse's suppleness and allowing your horse to work to its optimum.

Emma is extremely supportive to those she trains, offering support and backup outside of the lesson environment.


Please contact Emma direct

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DRESSAGE CLINIC with EMMA KINSLEY on AUGUST 21st 2021

DRESSAGE CLINIC with EMMA KINSLEY on AUGUST 21st 2021
at Willow Farm EC, Hansletts Lane, Faversham ME13 0RS

One to One lessons at Willow Farm - indoors (good surface and useful mirrors)
£40 for 45min session including arena hire.
Special offer to FDRC members - 4th session at £35.

If you are local to Faversham and have your own facilities, this offer can also be applied to your lessons at home (Discount of £5 for every 4th lesson)

Payment and booking is direct with Emma. via her FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/emma.kinsley.1428


Emma is extremely knowledgeable, with the skills to explain what is required to improve your horse's way of going.

She is successfully managing teams for the BD TEAM QUEST competitions, having had teams qualify for the Regionals and the Nationals over the past few years.

Emma has a high understanding of equine biomechanics enabling her to work with you and your horse to improve both physical well-being and the way of going for your horse. Working to improve your horse's suppleness and allowing your horse to work to its optimum.

Emma is extremely supportive to those she trains, offering support and backup outside of the lesson environment.


Please contact Emma direct

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VERSATILE TREC HORSE COMPETITION on August 22nd 
at Willow Farm EC, Hansletts Lane, Faversham ME13 0RS

SCHEDULE 

 

RESULTS 

ALL PHASES ON GRASS - Open to all  - Entries via https://clubentries.com/favershamrc/

 

WHAT IS VERSATILE TREC??

Versatile TREC Horse  was created to introduce riders to TREC. 
VTH is a three phase competition with set riding times but without the orienteering included in  full TREC.  It is something just a bit different to do with your horse.  

Phase 1.    Obedience Test - Ridden in a 20 x 40 arena with the emphasis is on accuracy and obedience of the horse. The test might include movements such as rein back and immobility.  Marks out of 10 are given for each movement .   Tests may be on grass or a surface and are usually printed in the schedule and may be read.  

Phase 2.    Control of Paces (MA) in this phase the horse & rider canters/trots as slowly as possible along a  2m wide marked track which may or may not be straight. Then walks back as fast as they can without breaking pace or stepping outside the track.  This phase is scored on a sliding scale according to time taken.

Phase 3.   Obstacle Course (PTV)  In this phase there is a course of 10-16 obstacles that simulate things you might find out hacking - e.g.  gate, narrow path, stile.  Each obstacle has a maximum of 10 points.   You may decline to do any obstacle or phase without being eliminated – you just get 0 for that obstacle or section as long as you inform the judge.   

Dress code for VTH is casual but you  must wear suitable boots for riding with a heel and a hat that complies with current BRC / TREC GB standards.

 

VTH Competitions are a friendly and fun one day competition with the emphasis on encouraging newcomers as well as giving experienced riders a good test of their skills. There are  classes for  Starters and Novice, Intermediate and Open.  Why not give it a try?

If you are a SE TREC Member  - This competition will go towards the S E TREC League for the Beryl Hare Trophy.

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SOCIAL RIDE ROUND GODMERSHAM PARK on 28th August

MEMBERS ONLY - spaced limited
 

Please book your place with Elizabeth Roberts, fee of £5 to the club Payable via www.clubentries.com (please pay once your place has been confirmed) Ride around Godmersham Park by kind permission of Mrs Sunley and Lamb Equestrian. 12.30pm.


We will ride around the park and weather permitting finish for a paddle in the river (this is not to be used as a schooling exercise for unwilling horses as we have to preserve the bank)

Please be ready to ride at 12.30. Parking will be available from 12 NOT BEFORE.

Postcode CT4 7DT.


If approaching from Canterbury DO NOT take the first right to Godmersham at the cross road, there is a narrow and weak bridge not suitable for lorries. Instead take your second right to the church. At the top of the hill the road bears right, take the drive straight ahead with open black gates signed private road to Deer Lodge. Stay on the tarmac drive until you see the cottage and yard keeping the mansion and Paddocks on your right.

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POLEWORK/GYMNASTICS FOR YOUR HORSE 

 on Sept 4th 2021

At Triple H Equestrian, Stone Street, Stelling Minnis CT4


To help your horse become a willing, supple athlete by using poles and simple lateral work/exercises. Will also help build confidence and horse/rider partnership within a safe environment under the expert tuition of Caroline Hadris


1 hour session for groups of 3 or 4 (depending on uptake)
Members £15.00
Non members  £18 by prior arrangement with Elizabeth Roberts, as priority will be given to members.
Booking in advance via www.clubentries.com/faversham


Venue. 20x60m arena with mirrors
Easy access off Stone Street, between Stelling Minnis and Petham.
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HORSE AGILITY / TREC with Jo Carroll

on 10th October 2021 at Mockbeggar Farm, Rhodes Minnis, CT4 6XY.
 

A fun clinic for everyone - all ages, shapes and sizes of horses and riders welcome.

This clinic will help both horse and rider with confidence and socialisation; and can be done in-hand or under saddle. Will also help with spooky horses and teaching to them to cope with unusual sights and scenes.
 

Working in small groups (Max 5), you will be learning how to tackle challenges, ranging from crossing a tarpaulin and footbridge, and going through streamers, to negotiating complicated pole-based obstacles.
There will then be a small competition at the end of each group (fastest clear round wins)

 

£20 for Members & £25 for Non Members. Spectators £5

Current Covid Guidelines will be in place - and notifications of any changes emailed out to all those entered.        

Entry via Clubentries.com/favershamrc

SOCIAL RIDE – ALKHAM VALLEY on SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER
at The Alkham Valley Community Project, Minnismoor Stables, Mount Ararat, Abbey Road,
Hougham, Dover CT15 7DJ

 

FDRC MEMBERS ONLY

 

Social Ride from AVCP - Group of 6 riders (can possibly take two groups if enough interest)


The ride will be approximately 2 hours, along quiet lanes, bridleways and byways with views over Dover Castle.
There will be steep hill to negotiate (both up and down).


Refreshments on return from Kim's Cafe based at AVCP and as AVCP is also a Connemara Stud, there will be the opportunity to see the stock if you want to on your return from the ride.


HiViz must be worn (ideally on both horse and rider).


READY TO RIDE FOR 11am please


£5 entry via www.clubentries.com/favershamrc


Directions:
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In lorry/trailer the best route in is via Capel. Travel up to Capel and take the left onto Capel street near a post box. Stay on this road over the motorway. Straight over the small crossroad, round couple of bends, up the hill and AVCP is on the left.

Directions can also be found on www.avcp.co.uk

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HORSE AGILITY / TREC with Jo Carroll

on 10th October 2021 at Mockbeggar Farm, Rhodes Minnis, CT4 6XY.
 

A fun clinic for everyone - all ages, shapes and sizes of horses and riders welcome.

This clinic will help both horse and rider with confidence and socialisation; and can be done in-hand or under saddle. Will also help with spooky horses and teaching to them to cope with unusual sights and scenes.
 

Working in small groups (Max 5), you will be learning how to tackle challenges, ranging from crossing a tarpaulin and footbridge, and going through streamers, to negotiating complicated pole-based obstacles.
There will then be a small competition at the end of each group (fastest clear round wins)

 

£20 for Members & £25 for Non Members. Spectators £5

Current Covid Guidelines will be in place - and notifications of any changes emailed out to all those entered.         Entry via Clubentries.com/favershamrc