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Hoofprint December 2015

Welcome. In this issue you will find rallies for the New Year up until mid March, details of next year's dressage series and upcoming team events and training sessions. 
Upcoming rallies

If there is a rally you want to do, email, or text 07743358710. Please wait for confirmation before you make a payment through Paypal. You can find out more about the groups and levels and pay online from the rallies page
  • Sat 19 Dec: Polework with Maria Griffin at Kite's Nest
  • Sat 16 Jan: Polework with Maria Griffin at Kite's Nest
  • Sun 24 Jan: Flatwork with Andrew Bennie at Northwoods Farm
  • Sat 6 Feb: Course jumping with Simon Jobbins at Cross Farm
  • Sun 7 Feb: Flatwork with Alex Richards at Home Farm
  • Sat 13 Feb: Jumping with Tom Buckland at Kite's Nest
  • Sun 21 Feb: Flatwork with Di Sealy at Billow Farm
  • Sat 5 March: Flatwork with Di Sealy at Billow Farm
  • Sun 6 March: Flatwork with Andrew Bennie at Northwoods Farm 
If you don't have Paypal, contact us at or 07743358710, to arrange an alternative payment. Don't forget venue addresses are on the website
Teams and training

The winter show jumping dates are:
  • Sat 30 Jan: Intermediate show jumping at Summerhouse EC (95cm+)
  • Sun 31 Jan: Novice show jumping at Summerhouse EC (80cm+)
  • Sun 28 Feb: Senior intermediate dressage at Leyland Court (teams consist of 1 prelim rider, 2 novice riders and 1 elementary rider. There is also an individual medium test)
Check out the BRC eligibility table to see what you can take part in. BD have made some changes to their structure that may affect some BRC competitors. See a summary of changes >> 

Contact Gemma if you're interested in taking part in show jumping or Vikki if you'd like to take part in dressage. 

We also need helpers for the dressage on 28 Feb, please email f you can help out. 

Team training

We're running a team jumping training session on the 16th January. There is also a dressage test riding session on the 7th February. Please contact Sue or Vikki you'd like to join any of these sessions. 

Hat tagging

For 2016 all members will have to have their hats tagged with a new orange label before competing in any BRC qualifiers or championships. This is because the hat standards are changing. For information on how to get your hat tagged an guidance on hat standards permitted, see the BRC hat guidelines >>


The BRC has set out new information and instructions for members to register vaccinations on the BRC database >>

New rally venue - Cross Farm, Stonehouse

We're trying a new venue on the 6 February Show jump rally with Simon Jobbins. Cross Farm at Stone House, Glos. The venue includes and outdoor arena with Martin Collins surface with a complete course of British Showjumping, and a large indoor school. There will be four sessions starting at 60cm. 

SVRC dressage series

We'll be running a dressage series at Burrow's Farm starting on 6 March to raise money for Sallyanne Haige. More information to follow in the New Year. 
Rally spaces by email

We use the Severn Vale Riding Club Facebook group to advertise last minute rally spaces that become available. If you do't have access to Facebook, or don't use it regulary, but would still like to be notified about these spaces, send an email to
Renewal membership closes 31 December

Renewal membership closes on 31st December. You'll need to renew your membership if you want to continue to benefit from the club's activities. Membership enables you to take part in rallies, member's shows and camp. Renewal membership costs £23 (+50p if paying by Paypal). Renew online >>
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