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Hoofprint April 2014

In this month's edition, rallies for May and June, summer team competitions and our open show jumping competition at Leyland Court. 

Upcoming rallies

Sat 18 April: Flatwork with Amanda Ganley at Kite's Nest 
Sun 26 April: Show jumping with Kate Scott at Home Farm
Sun 3 May: Flatwork with Hayley Hodge at Carolyn Taylors
Sat 9 May: Poles and jumps with Di Sealey at Billow Farm
Sat 16 May: Flatwork with Tom Buckland at Smith's Farm
Sat 23 May: Cross country with Jo Dyer at Leyland Court
Sun 24 May: Open show jumping @ Leyland Court
Weds 27 May: Show jumping with Mrs Chapman at Rockhampton
Sat 6 June: Derby jumping with Kate Scot at Leyland Court
Weds 17 June: Flatwork with Tom Buckland at Smith's Farm
Sun 21 June: Show jumping with Simon Jobbins at Ann Marshalls
Mon 22 June: Flat or jumping with Tom Searle at Charlton Park Estate

If there's something you'd like to do, contact Holly to see if there's space. Once your space is confirmed you can make payment from the website using a Paypal account. 

If you don't have Paypal, you can send a cheque to Holly - her details can be found on the rally page. Paypal includes 50p charge which does not have to be paid if you are posting a cheque.

Area competitions

Sat 6 June: Dressage to Music, Burrows Court 
For anyone interested in giving dressage to music a go, there is a meeting at Carolyn Taylor's house on Thursday 16 April at 7.30pm. Apologies for very short notice. Please let Carolyn know if you can make it 07771902176. If you can't make the meeting but still want to compete, please contact Alex Richards on 07974406535. The levels are Novice, Elementary and Medium.

Sun 28 June: Horse Trials @ West Wilts EC
Dressage, cross country and show jumping. Classes include 80, 90, 100+. Contact Gemma Hobbs to register your interest. Gemma Hobbs: 07769 867241 –

Sun 5 July: Show jumping and Style Qualifiers @ Leyland Court 
This competition is on grass with both Teams and Individuals (Novice, Intermediate & Open). You will have to jump two rounds of different heights with the possibility of a jump off which would be higher again. 

The heights available to jump are Novice 85cm, Intermediate 1m and Open – 1m15. There is also style jumping both Team and Individual over 75cm and 85cm. Contact Gemma Hobbs to register your interest on 07769 867241 or email 

Sun 12 July: Dressage @ Rabson Manor   
Competition is held on grass and includes both team and individual. The levels available to compete at are Prelim, Novice, Elementary and Medi

Summer show jumping and showing shows

We're holding an open show jumping competition at Leyland Court on Sunday 24 May. Classes range from 60cm to 85cm. You can download a schedule and enter online on our website.

We're also holding an open showing show on Sunday 26 July at Leyland Court. Schedule to follow in the next Hoofprint, or keep an eye on our website. 

Last minute alerts

We post last minute spaces and updates on our Facebook page. If you don't have Facebook, but would like to get alerts, please send your email address to Lindsay Saunders at  
Date for your diary

Our popular day camp will be happening on Saturday 10 October at Hollisters. Day camp is a compact version of our full summer camp with sessions in dressage, show jumping and cross country (all optional). Plus talks around horsecare. We'll provide more details in future newsletters and on our website. 
Stourhead fun ride

This Sunday (19 April) there is a fun ride in Wiltshire. It starts at Bonham Airfield (BA12 6QT) and follows a six or 12 mile course with optional jumps for all abilities. The course will be open from 10am-1pm. Catering available and refreshments on course. £20 entry on the day. Contact Louise for more info on 07882964236,
Time to get your helper's hours in?

If you haven't done your volunteer time yet, there's plenty of opportunities coming up. We're looking for helpers for our open show jumping on 24 May, the area show jumping on 5 July and our open showing show on 26 July - all at Leyland Court. Contact Yvette at or call 07919542879.
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