New for 2017 we will be asking all members to volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours each calendar year to help out with RC events. This was agreed at the AGM by majority vote.
All events take many hours of prep and set up/dismantling to enable the RC to run them; without additional help we would not be able to put on the events which you all enjoy.
Last year, for the first time, we thanked John and Alison Rudden for all of their committment to the Club by way of a small gift and we hope that there will be lots of competition for our thanks this year!
A volunteering schedule has been put on the noticeboard with our Events schedule so you can sign up for a convenient date on which you can help out.
Due to some challenges in collecting payment and for security reasons we will now provide Bank details for the Club account and all payments should be made direct to the account at a bank or via internet/telephone banking.
Bank Details: Tannoch Stables Riding Club, Bank of Scotland, Sort code 80-13-13, Account number 00923486.
Payment for all clinics, talks and events (other than the Drill Riding) will now be required 2 weeks prior to the event; payment secures your place. In the event that you are unable to attend, you may cancel 2 weeks beforehand or find someone to take your place. Refunds will unfortunately not be given if cancellation is within 2 weeks of the event as the Club still has to pay venue hire and the instructor.
COMBINED TRAINING IS COMING! We are hoping to put on a Combined Training event for RC members only in September 2017. This combines a dressage competition with a jumping competition. Competitors can do both jumping and dressage at whichever level suits them for each. So, you can do Prelim dressage but 80cms jumping or Elementary dressage but cross poles in jumping. Winners will be drawn from both elements individually and also an overall winner from the combined scores.
In The Saddle with Claire and Elaine.
Welcome to the first edition of "In the Saddle" with Claire and Elaine. The idea of this is to help all Tannoch Stables Riding Club (TSRC) members get to know our fellow TSRC members a little better but in a fun way! Our first guest (victim! Lol!) is our current Chairperson, Janet Campbell.
C&E: So Jan, tell us a bit about yourself.
Jan: I'm the oldest child in my family and a bit bossy ( C&E: No kidding?) I'm married to David, my second husband whom I love to bits, I have no kids but I do have cats! I love my native North of England, particularly Whitley Bay.
C&E: When did you come to Tannoch and what brought you here?
Jan: I came to Tannoch 9 years ago. I came to riding as an adult with fear! I had always wanted to ride as a child but never had the opportunity. After my divorce I decided I was going to do this pony trekking thing! A couple of falls later I decided I needed to learn to ride properly!
C&E: Tell us about your horse or the horse you ride regularly and where you got him.
Jan: His name is Monty and he came from Michelle!
C&E: Was it love at first sight?
Jan: More like luck at first sight! Unfortunately Michelle had just had her accident and couldn't ride so I had the opportunity to ride Monty.
C&E: Tell us a bit about Monty.
Jan: He looks after me, that is the most important thing, although he can be cheeky and will try to take advantage!
C&E: What are your favourite times?
Jan: it makes me laugh when he does something cheeky and I'm not frightened of it!
C&E: What are your horsey goals for this year and ultimately?
Jan: This year it is to sit Progressive Tests 5 and 6. I'm nervous about 6! Ultimately it's to ride more horses without feeling nervous.
C&E: Red, white, rose or fizz?
Jan: White! (C&E: Says she without missing a beat!) preferably Chilean. (E: Excellent choice Jan!)
C&E: What is your fave horsey product?
Jan: It has got to be my new pink hoof pick!
C&E: What is your fave human product?
Jan: My green fluffy jacket!
C&E: How would people at your work describe you?
Jan: Very organised!
C&E: How would your family describe you?
Jan: Will do anything for anyone.
C&E: How would people at Tannoch describe you?
Jan: Bossy! (C&E: Readers, are you getting a theme??)
C&E: What is your ideal night out /in?
Jan: A country pub with David...and a seat!
C&E: If you could ride any horse which has ever lived which would it be and why?
Jan: Desert Orchid! I saw him in the flesh and he was so brave!
C&E: Which horsey celebrity would you like a lesson from?
Jan: Carl Hester! Dressage of course!
C&E: What is your favourite horse event and why?
Jan: Blair Horse Trials, it's got everything, real people competing (even some you know), shopping, a real variety.
C&E: Tell us about your most memorable funny or embarrassing moment? Must have a loose connection to horses! (E: If you don't have one Claire has loads!)
Jan: (Laughs) At the blasted Le Trec! I had to dismount and remount. When I got back on someone pointed out that I had crossed my reins! So embarrassing!
C&E: Which horse at Tannoch would you most like to ride?
Jan: I've got a fancy for Jackie's new boy Alfie (the big Clydesdale).
C&E: Finally do you know how much is a bale of hay?
C&E: Neigh idea!!
BRC Hat Rule changes for 2016 - see the article on our BRC News page.
4th January 2012
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