ETTRICK FOREST RIDERS ASSOCIATION
Wth Arena Event 15 March st Nursery1 Helen Meikle – Lady Luck V Snd 2 Katie Dun – Jimbo st Sec B 1 Laura Sanderson – Basil Lnd 2 Jane Aitken – The Rookie stE Novice1 Claire Crichton – Chocolate nd 2 Katie Dun – Leo rdT 3 Helen Meikle – Lady Luck V st Sec B 1 Lindsey Millar – Just Charles Tnd 2 Sarah Page – Paper Classic st Open1 Louise Clark – Luke End 2 Tessa Harrison – Coleman’s Original rd 3 Fyonnah Thomas – Advanta Gold R st Dressage 1 March st Class 1A 1 Laura Sanderson – Andy’s Law nd 2 Heather Thomson – Marty rdJ 3 Little Zorro – Sarah Johnstone st Class 1B 1 Mr Guille Rooney – Rhona Young ndU 2 Just Jeremy – Cheryl Bunton rd 3 Divine Light – Lisa Hendrie N st Novice 1 Tessa Harrison – Colman’s Original nd 2 Jane Aitken – The Rookie E rd 3 Rhona Young – Glenside Red Admiral st Show Jumping 1 March st Nursery –1 Heather Thomson – Marty nd 2 Natasha Heard – Humbug II rd 3 Lauren Piercy – Everything Eventual st2 Novice 1 Christine Gray – Ettrick Diva nd 2 Jane Aitken – The Rookie 0 rd 3 Karen Gillie – Seek st Intermediate 1 Sarah Page – Paper Classic 0 nd 2 Karen Gillie – Seek rd 3 Christine Gray – Ettrick Diva 9 st Open 1 Sarah Page – Paper Classic
REPORT FROM THE CHAIRMAN: Here we are approaching the middle of summer, when the weather is good at this time of
year; it is heaven for horse and rider, as the flies have not got going. I hope you are
enjoying it. The events we have held have been very successful. It is always very
interesting for me to see old partnerships progress and new partnerships being born. I
hope you take advantage of all the training we organised for you. There are not many
clubs who do as much as we do. Please don't let opportunities to help out pass you by,
the committee is always in need of a hand with setting up and taking down and any
assistance is gratefully received. Here's hoping the rest of the summer is blessed with
some good weather and I look forward to seeing you out and about.
Training and Schooling Dates (please book beforehand)
Wed 10 June : Fiona Busby (see Laura Sanderson)
rdTuesday 23 June :Pairs and dressage training at Timpendean thTuesday 25 August: Cross Country Training at Bowden
Tuesdays 11.00 at Cavers with Fiona Busby
Thursdays 7.00 at Broomhill with Ann Cranston
Thursdays 11.00 and Tuesdays at 7.00 at Timpendean with Anne Millar
?7 per rider in class of 3 or more
?10 per rider if only 2 in class
If only one rider then still ?10 but shorter less
thNext Events: 14 June Summer Show Jumping and Dressage League th 5 July Annual Show
OPEN SHOW JUMPING SCHOOLING AT TIMPENDEAN thth16 and 30 JUNE 5-8PM
……………… COMMITTEE. Chairman: Fiona Busby. Secretary: Janet McRitchie
Treasurer: Chris Hall. Subs Secretary: Angela Barrowclough.
Website: Fyonnah Thomas. Committee Members: Jane Aitken,
Elma McLaren, Lyn Galloway, Christine Gray, Augusta Greenlees.
Teams Trainer : Anne Millar. Training: Laura Sanderson,
Merchandise: Jane Douglas
Hoodies, Rugby shirts, polo shirts, fleeces in any colour, are all Show Jumping Teams Selections available with the EFRA logo. Please contact Jane Douglas
Novice team: Katie Jo Walling, Lauren Piercy, Jennifer Stott, Lindsay Dun
Reserve Jane Aitken.
Intermediate team Sarah Bett, Sarah Page, Claire Crichton Nina Cessford
Reserves Rhona Young and Lynsey Miller
Style teams Lindsay, Sarah B, Sarah P, Claire Crichton.
Katie Jo, Jennifer, Lauren and Nina
The team has been receiving training weekly and are looking forward to the
qualifier to be held at Biggar and run by Peebles Riding Club.
The Dressage training is ongoing with Fiona Busby, anyone interested in being
on the dressage team pleases see Fiona.
Many thanks for your interest in the dressage events Broomhill Dressage
Evenings 22nd & 23rd May 2009 - Unfortunately the evenings have been
postponed as a precaution due to a case of strangles , which is being
contained located in the vicinity near by. We feel that it is safer to err on
the edge of caution and respectful to postpone the events in the
circumstances. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused and we
hope to rearrange in the future I will let you know the new dates etc
Regards and Best Wishes! Anne Cranston
Spring Arena Event thMarch 15 saw EFRA hold its first outdoor competition of the year. Spring
like weather and a super location at Riddell ensured an enjoyable day for
everyone present. Catering provided by the team going to the Hartbury
Championships raised a sum of ?100 towards team costs. The team would
like to thank everyone for their support and generous donations.
Many thanks to all the judges, stewards and helpers for making the day a
success and thank you to Virginia and Andrew Grant for providing us with
a great venue.
Dressage Lecture Demos at Cavers
Both of the recent dressage lecture demos with Les Smith were excellent. At the first
demo we saw how transitions and lateral work can be used to improve a horses paces at
all levels while at the second demo terms such as leg-yielding, shoulder-in, traverse and
half-pass were demystified.
Thanks to the ‘guinea pigs’ Lindsay Dun, Jane Aitken, Wendy Bell, Rhona Young,
Carolyn Gospel and Fiona Busby and thanks also to Cicely Thorne for use of her
th The Annual Getogether was held at The Woll Golf Course Restaurant on 20February and was attended by 60 members, guests and friends who all enjoyed
a lovely meal. After being well fed and watered special guest Caroline Powell
gave a very interesting talk and slide show on her experiences in the New
Zealand Eventing Team at the Bejing Olympics. The Winter Show Jumping
League medals were presented to the winners of the various classes.
Nursery: Rhona Young & Mr Gillie Rooney Novice: Jane Aitken & The Rookie
Intermediate: Sarah Page & Paper Classic Open: Rhona Young & Glenside
Red Admiral. Jane Aitken then told us all she had done with The Rookie after
receiving the Catriona Arres Memorial Award in 2008 before this year’s award
being presented to Rhona Young. Laura Sanderson gave her usual very
entertaining report on the National Championships at Lincoln which was followed
by the raffle. A very enjoyable evening was had by all, the only downside being
that the people at the back of the room could not hear the speakers clearly, but
this will be addressed for future years.
DAVID GATHERER - TRAINING CLINIC
A full 2 days teaching kept our birthday boy very busy. David has been
coming down to teach EFRA members for 10 years now and being very
popular left some unlucky members on a waiting list. Training started at
9:30 on Saturday and ran on till 5pm. (half hour earlier for each group on
the Sunday) with horses ranging from youngsters to eventers. Poles, grids,
balance, aids were all part of day ones training, the importance of a good
canter rhythm became apparent. Sunday was based on a course, related
distances, dog legs and curves, making riders really sit up and concentrate
on where they were going next, using the aids that they had all
concentrated on the day before over poles.
Congratulations to this years winner of the Jean McAulay Cup
Rhona Young / Mr Guille Rooney