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Many of you will have received numerous emails concerning GDPR and how companies are going to change how they manage their communication with you.  Clubs and associations need to abide by the same European rules, and so WGRC have produced the attached Privacy Policy which adhere to these requirements.  We will also be emailing out for you to confirm or unsubscribe to our news letter which advises members of upcoming events, results and awards, so we hope you continue to allow us to communicate to you in this way.

This has been a mammoth task to undertake, so I would like to take the opportunity to thank those in the committee who have been involved.

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Here come the girls

WGRC sent an all Ladies team to jump in the 90cms Intermediate Class at Tumpy Green Hosts of the Area qualifier. Under the guidance of Team Trainer, Johnathan Bowman, the team who comprised of Tara Plaister, Becky White, Lottie Parkin and Hollie Cowley, won having completed the first round on a team score of 8 penalties, and second round all going clear, so a team score of zero. Hollie and her mount, My Friend Jackson were also awarded individual second, having jumped double clear with a quick time. The team will now compete at the Championships held at Bury Farm at the end of April.

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Hat tags for 2018

British Eventing, British Riding Clubs and The Pony Club are delighted to announce that they 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.

All three bodies will use an aide memoire that will list the standards and quality assurance marks and will be used by officials.

British Eventing’s Chief Executive David Holmes said; “Safety in eventing, and all equestrian activity, is of the highest priority for us and an area that British Eventing has invested in extensively over many years. This universal hat tag system is a great step forward in improving rider safety across multiple Member Bodies, which is not only beneficial for risk management in the sport, but means a more clear and efficient process for riders, officials and volunteers.”

Head of British Riding Clubs Laura Sanger added; “We are delighted to be working with BE and the PC to promote the highest safety standards to all of our members. We are also pleased that this will reduce the burden on officials and volunteers across all three disciplines, as the need for multiple tags will no longer be necessary.”

Mary Tuckett the Pony Club Chairman confirmed that; “We are delighted to have come together with British Eventing and British Riding Clubs to introduce the universal hat tag system for 2018. Keeping our Members safe is always of great importance to us and the new ‘aqua’ tag will aid officials and volunteers with a clear and streamlined process that will help promote hat safety among riders.”

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2021 membership form

2020 membership form

2021 membership is now available to complete. If you print off this form please complete and return to Jo Howse so she can sent to BRC. Please be aware that BRC can take some time to send your card (4-6 weeks)

Alternatively you can complete the form on line using the link






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Area 9 winter dressage

Back from a cold Summerhouse . The dressage divas did good. Lottie Parkin and Becky Warner were our path finders both doing a nice consistent test, Lottie (arena 1) 62.8% Becky (arena 2) 63.5%.Then Laura Watts and Wendy Lappington both doing a lovely test both getting 70.9% Laura (arena 1) and Wendy (arena 2).  Also competing as individuals were Nicola Brown (arena 1) 66.1% ,  Louise Kelly Ramaer (arena 2) 70.7%, and Hollie Cowley (arena 2) 70.4%. So individual placings went to Wendy 3rd,  Laura 5th,  Louise 7th, and Hollie 9th,  unfortunately rosettes were only upto 6th . Then the afternoon saw the Novice tests start.   First on was Tiffany Lay (arena 1) 62.5% and Hollie Cowley (arena 2) 72.9% , followed by Nicola Allen (arena 1) who did a lovely test, but robbed receiving a really mean  61.9% , followed by Dawn Wilkins (arena 2) 65.2% then poor Terena Gough with Jake, who was doing some buckaroos in the warm up (arena 2) but managed to keep it together scoring 62.9% .Individual placings went to Hollie Cowley coming equal 2nd. Then the waiting game began to see how the teams got on.  There were 27 teams competing within Area 9; so when the Wessex Gold Team comprising of Wendy Lappington, Laura Watts, Tiffany Lay and Hollie Cowley came a fantastic 2nd, and qualifing for the championship held at Arena UK, it was a massive woohoo!!!!!!!  I thoroughly enjoyed my virgin experience of being chef du quip for dressage,  I hope Janet Stares is back up and running soon .  Love Sue Allen xx

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Area 9 Combined Training report

What a fantastic day I have had once again we have some lovely friendly members who all helped each other out first to go were the juniors Morgan did a fantastic job with Levi super test had a very unlucky pole which he finished individual 5th Rebecca Cockerton went in with banjo who also did a lovely test considering he is a green pony and a pole down unfortunately Sophie horse lost a shoe so we bought in Tara (every last penny) who has never done a dressage test or a show jumping round as she is an x racer ok the test was alright but she flew round the 85cm with a clear which moved the team into 3rd place so a very well done to team babycham x Next went our seniors lovely tests ridden by Laura Watts 28.3 and Josephine Manning 28 jumping 75cm Laura a lovely clear and unfortunately Jo had an unlucky 8 individual for the section Laura came 2nd . Becky Warner did a lovely test 28.9 and a lovely clear and Wendy Lappington did amazing too with a 29.7 with a pole down (85cm) putting team Champagne into 4th place a very well done I do believe that there was a naughty fairy pushing the poles down .Next team Shiraz Kathy Hancox riding warrior did a cute test and a clear sj this pony Kathy has turned it around lots to like Nicola Brown and Gulliver also a nice test and an unfortunate 8 with time sj then Hollie Cowley on the very promising Latte lovely test with 8 sj then Tara Plaister with Vi did a nice test with a super clear very well done x Christine Cockerton was our individual this lady was very nervous but she did amazing did a lovely test and a clear sj very very well done . This is the reason I love this club they give people the opportunities to compete who are nervous and just need that little bit of encouragement . So to all you lovely people and to Ben Greenwood a massive thank you for letting me be a part of you my job is done this year for being chef du quip so signing of now xxx. Sue Allen

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WGRC qualify for Eventers Challenge Champs

Just got in the door from a very eventful day . 7.30 start helping Area15 set up.I would just like to say I do love this job great riders and there horses. We started with the team 80 senior and they put there mark on to a very tricky oversized in some places but they went out and rode brilliant and with this they came 2nd only being beaten by 2 seconds. Our individuals went and again they rode brilliant both coming home safe.Juniors next and as always great team spirit unfortunately it wasnt to be for the team of only 3. Individual Tara Plaister 4th and Jo Byrne 5th. Individual junior Morgan Marie Kent 1st. Unfortunately the radios went down unfortunately it was then delayed 2hrs for the 90 to start the 90 team were also only running with 3 the course was again tricky but they did there best in the conditions . Individual 90 went to winner winner chicken diner Amy Smith. Unfortunately Ben Newman who still went round didnt get placed today . So a very well done to all riders and there steads. Big thank you goes to Ben Greenwood massive thanks to Rosemary Swadden Nicola Brown Heather Beresford Elizabeth Long and Claire Tobin just got to wait to see if the team and Individuals get to go to the Festival of the horse xxx. Thanks to Sue Allen for the report.

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WGRC hunter trial results

Thank you to all of those who helped and competed at the WGRC hunter trial today. Thank you to Rabson Manor, who once again supported the club by allowing us to use their lovely facilities, as well as the great support they give in making sure everything is prepared, which takes out a lot of work needed. The results are detailed below. There is one change since the results on the day, which on discussions with the start controller were rectified, so Class one shows two winners, the one awarded on the day, and the placings given, plus the actual winner, showing the correct faults.

It was great to see so many WGRC members doing so well, especially our juniors.




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Hunter Trial times for 24th September

Please see the times for the Hunter Trial on Sunday held at Rabson Manor. There are some spare spaces for any last minute entries, please contact Jo directly if you would like one of these so they are not over sold. Please remember your deposit if you need to hire a number bib, these are available from the secretary’s tent. Medical arm bands are compulsory, and Hat 2 Hoof, our on site saddlery have these in stock if you are yet to get one. See you all Sunday, and hope you all have a great time.

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WGRC show jumpers clean up at the Area 9 trials

The WGRC juniors are flying high at the moment, having won the Area 9 Show jumping qualifier at Leyland Court. The team consisting of Ben Newman, Morgan Kent, Sophie Barnes and Rebecca Cockleton, jumped their socks off to finish after two rounds on a score of 4 faults. The team have qualified for the National Championships at Lincoln at the beginning of September. Team trainer, Johnathan Bowman was thrilled with the result saying “for such a new team, they all supported each other and that confidence brought the result we worked for”.

Morgan Kent also won the unaffilted section of the Jumping with Style at 85cms, on his lovely grey pony Levi.

The Seniors also collected a collection of rosettes. The 70cms team (Lottie Parkin, Lizzie O Connell, Sally Snowden and Jo Manning) took first place in the unaffiliated section. This is a new class added to BRC and it proved to be a great stepping stone for new horses and riders. The 80cms Team (Steph Swadden, Alex Solan, Jeannette Wright and Becky Warner) took 3rd place in the BRC qualifer, which was a great result for this team who have put the work in and reaped the rewards.

Tara Plaister and her new horse Cortynan Vivendi Girl rode a fantastic triple clear to win the 90cms individual in the non qualifier.IMG_7249

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