AREA 22 

NEW HAT and BODY PROTECTOR STANDARDS AND TAGGING

 

Introduction of new hat and body protector standards, please make sure yours conforms to the standards, both hats and body protectors have to be inspected and hats tagged prior to competing.

All body protectors must be Beta 2009 Level 3. 

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Area 22 2018 Camp and Competitions 

 

 

Dressage, Riding Test, Style and Show Jumping Qualifiers will be hosted by Buchan Riding Club at Philorth, Fraserburgh - 2nd & 3rd June

Dressage to Music Qualifiers will be Hosted by Ladyleys Riding Club at Ladyleys Equestrian Centre - Sunday 22nd July 2018 (Schedules will be emailed to club secretaries in the New Year)

Horse Trials Qualifiers - venue and date TBC as no club has yet come forward volunteering to host the qualifiers

 

Saddle Up Scottish Riding Club Championships - 29th and 30th September 2018, venue Auchlishie Equestrian Centre, Kirriemuir. Junior and senior members can complete in classes which include Dressage, Riding Test, Style and Show jumping on the Saturday, with Horse trials on Sunday. 


Area 22 Camp (Senior members only) - Auchlishie, Kirriemuir 26th - 28th May. Full details and entries will open in the New Year. 

 

 

Area 22 competitions are Riding Club competitions which are open to all riding club members junior and seniors.

All ages and abilities can be involved. Horse Trials, Dressage, Dressage to Music and Showjumping are all disciplines that are open to team or individual participants. 

These competitions are brilliant fun and full of training opportunities and strong team spirit.

 


2011:

A lovely tribute from member and competitor Mandy Sall:

Memories of 1500 miles to England on behalf of Ladyleys Riding club!

How well Ladyleys members did at the Riding Club Area dressage competition in July. We wiped the board in Fife and with great excitement everyone started planning how they would get to the Championships in September.

That in itself was enough reason for our tireless Chef d'equipe to do a runner but instead she rallied and started to organise 10 members  entry forms, team entries, rules, regulations and blood, sweat and tears to get to Lincoln. Plus one very pleased geriatric member to get to Aintree as well!! Julie, you were absolutely the best and thank you for all that hard work, without your efforts I think we would have all given up!

Until you have been part of a Team representing your Club (and Scotland) at the National Championships and seen just how enormous the event is it is hard to understand the pride and team spirit that takes over. Anyone who competes knows that so much can go wrong, horses are unpredictable and great levellers too. I felt so sorry for 2 of our team members who had to pull out at the last minute due to lameness and virus infections. (remember there is always next year though.)   Just to be competing at Lincoln was a huge achievement for all of us and there was always someone on hand to calm frayed nerves, give advice when needed, carry tons of equipment miles from the lorry park to the stables, (that's a lesson learnt if I go again, take a wheelbarrow, only enough food and hay necessary for 4 days, and a bike, and more wine)!

Apart from the nerves because I was first on at 9.00, which meant a wake up of 5.30, my poor long suffering husband putting up with me droning through my 3 tests, again and again and again! It was fantastic - Ladyleys supporters on hand to cheer once the test was over, our wonderful  Instructor to calm and reassure me that I still could walk, trot and canter competently through a test without falling off, my husband videoing - rather shakily - I don't think he reckoned I would remember where I was going, and my little horse trying so hard to be good and not worry about the wind, open spaces and nervous rider on his back - what a wonderful experience and such fun too.

Ok we didn't come back with any team rosettes, but we certainly did not disgrace the Club. We were the furthest travelled Club, riding against the best in the whole of the UK, our horses had to cope with ground conditions that we rarely see up here in the north, rock hard ground, a motorway with traffic thundering by beside the arenas, 13 (yes 13) arenas all side by side. Our scores were all very respectable, some of us getting individual place rosettes in our arenas. That is such a huge achievement .

I personally  hope  next year that we can try again to qualify at the Area competition.  We might get the chance to go back  to England and bring back a trophy to Aberdeenshire. This years results show we are as good as anyone in the country and we should be proud of that.  I would encourage everyone to work towards next summer. It is the best  fun, the support of the Ladyleys team is awesome, it was an honour to take part and represent the Club, I would like to say thank you to everyone who made it such a great trip and for helping the oldest member to achieve a dream.  And my very clever black and white friend for trying so hard and looking after me at a rather stressful time too, couldn't have done it without him!!!!

 


British Riding Club Championships Lincoln 2011 - Report From the Chef D'Equipe

I would just like to say a huge Thank you to all who gave so generously during our recent fundraising endeavours.

Some of you may be aware that we have been busy this summer with the Teams and Individuals following a very successful British Riding Club championship area qualifier down in Fife back in July against very stiff competition from all over Scotland.

It was quite an achievement for us to have so many members qualify for the finals. So the success means a lot for those fortunate enough to receive the invite letter to attend the championships in Lincoln.

This has been our most successful year to date and there is a lot of planning, preparation and training goes on to enable the lucky few make the trip,

Last Thursday ten members of the original twelve (two had to withdraw due to injury) set off on the long trek to the championships which are quite unlike anything they or their horses would have experienced in the past.

I am delighted to say that against competition from all over the UK they may not have come away with any silverware, they did however, manage to come home with a few rosettes the experience which will be valuable to all, for future years and competitions and memories that will last a lifetime.

The club came home with:
12th - Open Team Dressage (Mandy Sall on Drumcarrow Domino, Annalise Noble on Noble Prince, Katie James on Signature S)
7th (Annalise Noble on Noble Prince) and two 9th (Katie James on Signature S) individually Open Dressage
8th (Mandy Sall on Drumcarrow Domino) for the Medium Dressage Individual, 9th (Mandy Sall on Drumcarrow Domino) for the Elementary Dressage Individual
and 5th (Annalise Noble on Elton) and 10th  (Jo Hedges on Comer Coal) in the Novice Dressage.
Elementary Dressage to music - Aintree - individual 11th (Mandy Sall on Drumcarrow Domino)

I was really disappointed I was unable to attend and support, due to work commitments, hopefully I will get an opportunity in the future to experience such a competition as the British Riding club championships?

I would just like to say again a huge Thank You again to all who contributed.

Julie Lea