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  • Volume 14 Issue 5September/October 2013


    WEG Test Ride ReportYoung Riders ReportPreparing for Winter









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    Editors CommentAs I am writing this, the squad contesting the European championships has just arrived in Most, ready to take on the challenge. By the time you are reading this magazine the result will be known, but I am still wishing them every success!

    The latter part of the summer has been filled with interesting rides, from the Inter Regional Championship, the Young Riders World Championships, the dry run for next years WEG, as well as many other events. We have reports and pictures from several in this issue, but something new this year has meant that it has been far easier to follow events, as they happen, on Facebook and Twitter. Many thanks must go to Lynda Croft and Fiona Vidella, who have worked on both these sites in order to keep everyone up to date with progress. However, they can only put on the site information that is sent to them; similarly, I can only put into the magazine, articles and pictures that are sent to me. Usually this works well, but I wonder if, with the advent of more immediate communication channels, such as mentioned above, people are less inclined to write of their own experiences, or send in reports? I do love to have plenty of photographs in the magazine too, so if you are out and about with a camera, take some shots, caption them, and send them over! Maybe you are thinking that I can lift images from FB etcwell, yes, I can, but usually the size of the image is small, and thus not of a good enough quality for print.As ever, this is the members magazineplease take part!

    Moving on, in this issue all the information regarding the AGM and Awards dinner is published. The form for ordering dinner tickets is on the back of the address sheet in the plastic bag the magazine arrives in. Take time to read this information, because things have changed this year, with regard to voting etc!

    Make sure you are involved, dont miss out! Your society, your input, its what you make it!

    As the autumn is fast approaching and the weather starts to change, the ride season comes to a close, and winter preparation is made, we have some helpful ideas and info for you, from feeding to yard management and winter clothing for you and your horse.

    The winter season also offers us the opportunity to look at how we might improve things for next season, and how we might learn more, or change what we do. Bear in mind the UKCC coaching courses, and what you might learn from the coaches who are already in place, or what you might achieve by taking the coaching course yourself. For more information on that, contact Julie Martin.I look forward to seeing some of you out on the trail. Cindy

    Views from the Chair 4News 6A Tribute to Len Beach 8Ride Reports 10Young Riders 17SERC 19Breeding 20

    Winter Feeding 22Winter Clothing 28International 30Management Update 32Group News 34Results 36

    Front cover: Riders descending from Broughton Heights (SERC). Photo courtesy of m-n-g photography

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  • Dear members,

    My chair today is in the horse van, waiting for my daughter to return from a fun ride its a stunning view of the Long Mynd with scudding clouds across a blue sky, listening to the whistling cries of young buzzards. Other than riding myself, what a lovely way to spend a Sunday! What glorious weather we have enjoyed this summer in the main, and what fantastic rides have happened. Many full entry lists across the country must show that lots of you have been getting out and about having some fun. Congratulations to our two new National Champions, Carri Ann Dark and Alice Loten, riding on one of the hottest days of the summer and to the Eastern region for winning the Inter Regional championships. With the national flags flying, the Barbury Castle venue looked fantastic for the Home International. Congratulations to Ireland as the HI champions and to Cornwall for winning the Celtic Challenge. These team events are brilliant for seeing members helping one another to bring success to their team - which takes us to the Red Dragon this year 20 riding club teams in competition for the prized championship. This promises to be hotly contested!Its been good to see the pleasures and challenges that have been had throughout the country. Though Im not really a proper Facebooker, seeing photographs on groups pages shows what a powerful tool this is in spreading news and pictures almost instantly. Our dedicated messenger has kept us up to date with rides and results from a wide range of international and national events which is much appreciated.Our participants in the WEG test event in Normandy have come back with lots of useful information to pass back to the senior squad in preparation for WEG next year. I wonder how many of us will be planning a summer holiday in France? A recent visit to the Pony Club Endurance Championships was heart-warming - many quite small riders on their equally petite ponies enjoying the PC endurance competition with broad smiles in the warm Cheshire sunshine hopefully future EGB members! With the AGM fast approaching, please see the articles in the magazine for details and voting deadlines. It is really important for EGB to know that you all feel involved and engaged so please take the opportunity to join in the decision making process.

    Best RegardsKaren Collier

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    Contact DetailsKAREN COLLIER: CHAIRMANCefn Y Mynach Barn, Kerry, Newtown, Powys SY16 4PLTel: 01686 671016 Mobile: 07717 607992EMAIL: at the AGM 2015JOHN HUDSON: VICE CHAIRMANSpringdale, Cove, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RTTel: 01398 332089 Mobile: 07779 797170EMAIL: at the AGM 2014CHARLOTTE SAUNDERS: FINANCE DIRECTOR 29 Little John Drive, Rainworth, Mansfield, Notts NG21 0JLTel: 01623 405938 Mobile: 07811 466223EMAIL: at the AGM 2015JENI GILBERT: COMPANY SECRETARYSaville House, Saville Road, Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire HD8 9EGTel: 01484 863506 Mobile: 07845 975612EMAIL: at the AGM 2015SUE BROUGHTONWillowcroft Livery, Sandpit Lane, Alkborough, LincsDN15 9JGTel: 01724 721352 Fax: 01724 721352 Mobile: 07870 171641EMAIL: RETIRES: At the AGM in 2013ANDREW CHISHOLMHigher Watervale Farm, Lydford, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4ALTel: 01724 721352 Mobile: 077670 868404 EMAIL: At the AGM in 2015JO CLARIDGEBrightonwater Farm, Cardinham, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4DL Tel: 01208 821328 Mobile: 07917 161599EMAIL: RETIRES: At the AGM in 2014PETER CLARIDGEBrightonwater Farm, Cardinham, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4DL Tel: 01208 821328 Mobile: 07917 161599EMAIL: RETIRES: At the AGM in 2015ANN DARKDevizes, WiltshireTel: 01380 818223EMAIL: at the AGM 2013KEVIN HAWESNightingale Farm, Parrock Lane, Hartfield, E. Sussex, TN7 4ATTel: 01342 825827 Mobile: 07704 535 424EMAIL: RETIRES at the AGM 2015JULIE MARTIN19, Paris Road, Scholes, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1UATel: 01484 681423 Mobile: 07857 445001EMAIL: at the AGM 2014EMMA MILLERTel: 01749 812210 Mobile: 07779 255801EM