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Note from Richard Thompson our current Chairman

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Evening All,

I will be standing down as Chair of Area 4 at the AGM in October this year, therefore please accept this email as notice of my resignation from the Committee. I will still continue to honour my commitments for Area 4 until that time.

I came onto the Committee in Oct 2005 as Vice Chair becoming Chair the following year I have taken this post seriously and on the whole had a great time.
I know that the Committee’s elected Officers and the Official Steward are exceptionally hard working people a fact that we all take for granted. Denise, Jann, Mary, Maggie and Nicky thankyou for making my time as Chair so much easier during these years.
I personally owe Sue a huge debt of gratitude.

I do still intend being an active member of my Riding Club and if selected for their teams I will continue seeing the many friends that I have made over the years.

Area 4 has reached a crossroads regarding competitions and changes are inevitable. I am resilient to change, so before I am considered a dinosaur I know it is time to retire. I wish my successor the best of luck.
Thanks Richard

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Endurance GB (EGB) is once again offering a Team Endurance Event to affiliated British Riding Clubs on a national scale. The competition is now in its fifth year and is continuing to grow.

An affiliated British Riding Club can have a “pool” of horse and rider combinations that are interested in competing in endurance, from which any number of teams of three to six riders can be selected. Each Riding Club can then enter their teams into any number of qualifying rides of 30 to 40km (about 20 to 25 miles). The qualifying rides can be chosen from over seventy EGB events throughout the country.

Potential riders do not need any special equipment, particular breed or type of horse to get started. Only the rider, their horse and normal riding tack is required. Riders do not have to be members of Endurance GB in order to compete, but they must be current members of their affiliated Riding Club. The Riding Clubs must declare each horse and rider combination with the national organisers before they enter any qualifying ride.

A team who completes a qualifying ride successfully will have its team score entered into a League Table for the Region in which the Club is based. A squad can then, if it chooses, enter a second or subsequent qualifying ride. The team score achieved at the second or subsequent qualifier will replace the existing score in the League Table if it is higher than the existing score. The team scores are calculated from the speed achieved over the course and the horse’s pulse at the final veterinary inspection.

The top team in each League Table for the ten Regions and the top ten teams on a national basis excluding the top ten from the League Tables will be offered a place in the Team Endurance Final at The British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance on Sunday 5th October 2014. Some wild card places may also be offered at the discretion of the national organisers. Stabling, corralling, camping, lorry parking and refreshments will be available at the venue.

The rules of the competition and full details of the Team Endurance Event can be found on the official website:

If you have any immediate questions or would like to discuss the event further then please do not hesitate to contact the organisers Jane & John Hudson on 01398 332089 or by email to

Events in our Area -
North Yorkshire 27-Apr-14 Wykeham 32 & 42 km
North Yorkshire 15-Jun-14 Helmsley 33 & 42 km
North Yorkshire 21-Sep-14 White Horse Wander 30 km
South Yorkshire 25-May-14 Last Of The Summer Wine 32 & 40 km
South Yorkshire 07-Sep-14 South Yorkshire (Moorhouse) 32 & 40

The Riding Club Team Endurance Event is open to teams from all affiliated Riding Clubs. Teams are invited to enter an Endurance Qualifier at an Endurance GB Ride in their local area. The team…


Times for the Combined Training Qualifier on 23rd March 2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Here are the finalised times CT TIMES 19-MAR-14


York and District Riding Club (YDRC) are hosting a Spring Hunter trial on the 30/3/2014 at Hamley Hagg Appleton le Moors.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

York and District Riding Club (YDRC) are hosting a Spring Hunter trial on the 30/3/2014 at Hamley Hagg Appleton le Moors.

There are classes for all! Clear round (max 2ft) Nanny and Novice (open flagged), Novice 75cm and intermediate approx 95cm. For those of you who know and love Hamley Hagg and are worried about the Approx 95cm – Yes we have taken out the giant fences!

It will be a good old fashioned Hunter trial over a fantastic course (the best in Yorkshire some say!) with great ground conditions anticipated. Everybody is most welcome.

Entries close on the 22/3/2014. Withdrawals are accepted up to close of entries.

Please forward this message to your members if you have any queries please contact me via email on


Many Thanks


Jill Rawson – Event Organiser on behalf of York and District Riding Club.

YDRC_Hunter_Trials_Schedule (amended)


Thursday, March 13th, 2014


Bookings now being taken for Area 4 R.C. members

Various combinations from 21st to the 24th AUGUST 2014

 The camp is aimed at all levels/abilities of riders and horses; from those who just want to have a bit of fun, or training a young horse, through to those regularly competing.  XC Jumps range from 1 ft logs to technical B.E. Intermediate fences, whilst the SJ facilities include grids and courses with a variety of fillers, brushes and water trays.

It is an opportunity to meet RC members from our area.

The cost is subsidised; a direct benefit of being a member of Area 4 RC movement.



Showcross Area entryform

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Afternoon all,

Please find attached the entry form for the Show cross.

Jann Crossland needs the money/cheques and if you can copy her and me in with the electronic forms that would be great.

Entries close this Friday.

Thanks Richard.

Area 4 Meeting Goldsborough

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Our next Area meeting is at The Bay Horse, Goldsborough on Monday 27th January from 8PM.

We have a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY that night as 2 members of staff from HQ who will be there from 6PM for a Q and A session.

This is open for all members of the RC movement to come and ask what the rational is behind rules regs and what they do.

It would be an especially good meeting for any new Team Managers, Treasurers, Secretaries and Chairs to attend so that they can put a face to the email/phone nos. It would also be very helpful if you, as members of Area 4 committee were present.

HQ staff have asked if there are any Q’s that they could start the evening with so here is your chance to air your gripes. If you have a Q and are unable to attend then get a representative there, if your club can not attend then as a last resource I will raise your Q.
Thanks Richard

Area 4 Indoor Novice Showjumping Qualifier 2014

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Hi All

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Here is the area entry form for the indoor jumping. Just a quick reminder its Novice level only, split into senior and junior sections and it’s a 2 round competition.
Last time we allowed a max of 3 junior teams plus 3 senior teams per club and finished in good time, so I see no reason why we can’t carry that on.
It will start with the Juniors at about 9am, but if we get a lot of entries we may start earlier at 8.30. Seniors will follow afterwards, usually late morning.
Any further questions, please ask.

Ground rules

1 Please fill in the form in CAPITAL LETTERS. I will return all forms filled in in lower case as I have office 2010 so case change is not an option and I hate typing.
2 Further to entry, any changes should be sent on the same form with the changes highlighted. All changes will be acknowledged, so if you don’t get a reply, I haven’t made the change.
3 I will send out the times a week before the day and the final version will be sent out after the deadline of 12th Feb. If there are any errors at all, please let me know.
Whilst we do allow emergency changes on the day these must be done 30 mins before the start of the class. Last year we had a few people trying to make changes after the class had started this is not allowed and saying no on the day makes us all feel bad. So please check all names on the list I send out.

One further thing is that I am out of the country from 10th Jan to 31st Jan, so any email sent to me in that time will not be answered until Feb.

Closing date for prelim entries with Head Office is 24th Jan. Please remember that head office are not known for their flexibility and the deadline is just that.

Anyone who is new to the job of entries and unsure of what to do, just give me or Richard an email and we will try to help.

Enjoy the festivities and I look forward to seeing you all at the jumping.


HCTG 2014 Somerford Camp

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Title: HCTG 2014 Somerford Camp
Location: Somerford
Description: Thursday 27th March (12 noon) – Sunday 30th March 2014

Open to all Area 4 members whether you want to kick start your competition season or just enjoy spending time out with your horse – All levels catered for…

Instructors planned – Nik Targett, Linda Brookes, Richard Thompson, Tori Peters

Price only £235 (£75 deposit to reserve your place) which includes:

• Preference to members where spaces are limited
• Access to stables & facilities from 12 noon!!!!!
• Unlimited access to the farm ride at no extra charge
• Up to 4 x lessons over the 3 days with an accredited trainer
• Hot evening meals
• Stabling, haylage and 3 x shavings (the club has funded an extra bale per stable)
• Camping facilities and club house
• Extra activities – TBC eg horse weigh clinic, colour me beautiful (tbc) feed advice McTiminey expert..

 2014 – themed party night –– TBC!!!

There are a limited number of spaces – so first come first served. Deposit cheques must be made out to HCTG and sent to Bobby @ 66 Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, Leeds. LS18 4AG. Booking form available on website.

We welcome non-riding guests at a cost of £20 for the weekend to cover their evening meals. Helpers on foot required – all food provided!!

For Details – 07545 569273

Download Booking form Here 2014 HCTG CAMP BOOKING FORM

Start Date: 2014-03-27
Start Time: 12:00
End Date: 2014-03-30

Dressage to Music this weekend – Urgent Information

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Dear All,

Please could you pass this on to all of the Clubs and competitors from your Area who are coming to the DTM?

This weekend at Bury Farm there will be limited farrier cover. We have arrangements for a Farrier to be on site at 6pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday if required, but attendance outside of these times will be unlikely. It is therefore advised that all competitors make sure that they come to the competition well shod, and get their farrier to carry out any necessary work before travelling.

We hope you all have a safe journey and look forward to seeing you all there!

Kind regards,


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