A fabulous day of training was achieved courtesy of our outstanding instructors Fred Hodges, Nicole Biggs and Sandra Barr. We also thank our trusty volunteers Jo Cheese (Managing,) Nikki Goodman (who increased her bicep muscle strength in the Show jumping arena all day), Simone Valentine, Carole Dandy, Rachel Smith (very efficient!) and Jenny Bowie (super efficient caterer) and thanks to Charlie Hilder for all the yummy cakes. As usual, we could not have run this day without our helpers, so very many thanks - vouchers coming to you all.

And no falls! - top instruction! For the first time we had xc as the most popular session of the day with 17 members enjoying the fabulous xc facilities at Atttington.
We also had 11 members showjumping and 12 members in the dressage. A very popular day with plenty of time to talk about their horses and chat to other members thanks to Jenny's catering at lunch-time. A truly lovely day to organise and be part of. Well done to everyone.
Merryn Polley


So Galleries from our Norfolk trip are now up for all to see. at the following link www.photoalbumboutique.com/NBW17

Digital download and image purchase is possible through the gallery and all pictures will be without watermark.
Would you like yard pictures or your own beach pictures contact me on 07787 505786 to book your shoot.

Excuse the late report, but what a day we had at the fun trec day on Saturday 8th July at Cholsey Farm... The day was hot hot hot with millions of horse flies out in full attack mode, but everyone hung on in there and gave it a good go, so well done to everyone that took part - you all did really well.

So the 2017 Moreton Morrell camp concluded. A fantastic four days with a mixture of trainers and activities. Massive thanks to Liz Fellows, Donn Collins, Lilly Spencer and Sue Weatherburn. They provided sessions from flatwork, arena craft, pole work, riding to music, show jump training, arena cross country and interval training. Lovely to see everyone achieving an ambition, whatever it was for them personally 


For 2018 the Novice Winter Championship will take place at Arena UK, Grantham, NG32 2EF. The Championship will take place on 14 and 15 April 2018. A little later due to the Easter Holidays.  This move does mean that we can remove the stipulation of one rider per test. Due to the extra space we will be able to take the highest placed rider in each arena not part of the qualifying team subject to Appendix 9 as always, but this does mean you will not need to Appendix 11 at the Novice Winter Champs unless you use more arenas than required. 

The extra space will also mean that we can have a presentation ring for the duration of the weekend.

 You can now start passing this information to clubs and the website will be updated shortly. I will also do an email to all Area Chair with 2018 dates soon.

Many Thanks Jennie

Jennie Pallett

British Riding Clubs
The British Horse Society


Hi All, Please click on the above link to view your photographs which Alan & I took today. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y2d19s4v1jthlb2/AADGEGu0wCfzsYSyToVY2OpKa?dl=0

Seven Bronze awards achieved today: 

1st   Jax Jones

2nd  Maria Jeskins-Powell BHS Gold member &  Rachel Hares BHS Gold member

3rd Tied .......... Jan Wilks, Kim Kennedy, Mary Hilder, Julie Treacy and Val Janes


Everyone enjoyed the ride today. The ground was good for a few canters, thanks to the overnight rain. There were spectacular views over the valley.Thank you to Bruce and Jax Johnson for allowing us to use their farm to run this Charity ride.Also a thank you to my Helpers: Tiddy Yates, Jill Webb, Val Firth, Shirley Allott, Judy and Alistair Hunt and the Cake Makers, Jennie Bowie, Mary Hilder, Jax Johnson and Pam Wevill ... the cake were delicious!!


If you want to want to know what Friends of OSCAR are up to please follow the link below.



Thank you for your support


Janet & Alan Bayley

on behalf of Friends of OSCAR

The conditions were perfect, sun shining, horses gleaming and riders with nervous smiles!  After 1st round both Merryn Polley and I were on clear rounds.  In round 2, Merryn was going great, but had an very uncharacteristic stop on her new boy Storm so ended on 4 faults.

Finlay was flying and we went clear again, which meant a jump off.  With full pony brain engaged, we cut every corner and had the fastest time, but clipped the last fence, so finished 2nd overall.  As highest placed individual, that means qualification for the Nationals.

It was great to see Merryn starting off a new chapter competing on Storm and it was a landmark for me returning to competing after a couple of years out of action.

Thank you Carole for your support and thanks for being such a supportive team mate Merryn! 

Naphill RC Team 2nd!  And what a great team: Rosie Allen and Lilliput McFlurry  Tracey Fleming and Hold the Blues and Twos, Anne Woodward and Finlay and Merryn Polley and Storm. And thanks to our Team Mangaer Carole Dandy, not to forget our 2 helpers Dawn Parkes and Judy Hawes.

4 great dressage scores (with 25 for Tracey!) put us in a very strong position. 3 further clear rounds kept us up near the top. And then 3 clear rounds cross country. Fantastic. Rosie ended individual 4th, Merryn ind 7th and Tracey ind 9th

Helpers are always needed for all our events if you are able to help at any of our events please contact the Organisers without your help we would not be able to make these events possible 

Many thanks to Carolyn van Vlijmen, Peter Cowdery, Mary Hilder and Merryn Polley for organising such a friendly and efficiently run event. Also, many thanks to all our volunteers -  without their help it could not have run. They were: Debra Jones, Tiddy Yates, Carole Dandy, Ali Stenning, Kathy Bristow, Steph Reclik,Tracey Fleming, Karen Curran, Rachel Smith, Jax Jones, Susan Brincat, Anne Woodward, Natalie White, Alison Pitcher and Jenny Bowie (for providing all the yummy refreshments). This has all helped to raise money for our Club.

Congratulations to Janet Bailey for being the highest placed member and receiving our Special rosette. Also to Val Janes and Charlie Hilder for coming 4th in both of their classes.

Photo of Val Janes in action, courtesy of http://www.take2eventphotos.co.uk


Pictures from : XC training with Fred Hodges at Cherwell Equestrian


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