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2021 Membership

Our 2021 Membership form is now available to download here!

 

A message from our Chair

Hi All
Well – I had hoped to post a more positive ‘Welcome to 2021’ message, but as you can imagine, we are back to a suspension of all activities at the moment. However we can share some GOOD news.
The committee have thought long and hard about how we can make up for what was a very stop/start year, and we are excited to be able to share that for all returning members in 2021, your renewal fees will be just £16 – which is what we have to send on to BRC for your affiliation – TVRC as a club won’t be charging anything to existing members for renewals in 2021.
We are also waiving the normal initial joining fees for new members this year as well, bringing the cost down to £26. We really hope to be back to a more normal schedule of events as soon as possible, and have loads in the pipeline including a total of FIVE camps through the summer (Dressage, SJ and two main Summer Camps).
We will share dates and details of all of these in due course (not yet for camps I’m afraid as final details need to be sorted) and the renewals forms will also be online soon!
Hope everyone is doing as well as possible given the circumstances!
Emma

Charity Donations

Happy New Year to all our members. Every year we like to donate to local charities if we can. I just wanted to let you all know that we have donated £250 each to 3 charities this year – South Bucks RDA, SAFE (Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines) & St Tiggywinkles. Also a big thanks to those members, who donated their TVRC credits to these charities rather than have their money back. Very much appreciated. I’ve had lovely e-mails back from all 3 charities thanking us hugely for our donations in such a difficult year.

Here’s hoping for a better 2021 when we can all get out and do what TVRC members like to do!

Sarah Hellyer

Online Dressage Resumes!

Exciting news everyone! We are BACK with our online dressage series.  Event 2 will now happen over the weekend of the 6th and 7th June.  Entries are open at:

https://tvrc.co.uk/events/
We are just about to confirm judges now that BD have officially confirmed they are allowed to judge again, but will be using BRC tests this time as BD now ask organisers to be affiliated to them before using their tests for online competitions.  The lovely Alexandra Hopkins has also written us our own Walk Trot test which which is available here TVRC Walk & Trot Test A (2020) and also on our website.  BRC tests are all available on their website – link in the competition entries page.
Detailed instuctions will be sent out to all entrants but we will follow the same format as last time.
Entries online ONLY, closing date 5th June, tests to be submitted before 10pm on 7th June and judging during the following week with sheets and rosettes posted out as soon as we can.

Any queries drop me a  message!

Emma.

TVRC Dressage Goes Online!

With the current struggles surrounding us all reading Coronavirus, TVRC have taken our Dressage series online! Hopefully thins gives you a goal to work towards, whilst you’re riding and training at home. This document; TVRC Mercers Online Dressage Series 2020 should provide you with all the details you need, if you have any questions just shout!

And the winners are…….

AGM Trophy Winners from our recent meeting are as follows…..
Imperidor Trophy for excellence in SJ and XC: Ruth McLoughlin and Bertie
TREC:  Georgia Connell and Indie
Sonny Shiers SJ Trophy:  Alice Pinto and Benji
Rashiq Trophy (Horse of the Year) Dawn Seymour for DeeDee
Happy Cash Trophy – Lara Booth and Rebel
Pip’s Plate: Sarah Fisher
Winter SJ Trophy 2019/20 Tracy Spittle

TVRC Dressage and Coronavirus

In light of the current situation regarding Coronavirus – we just wanted to let competitors for next weekend’s dressage know that we are monitoring the situation as are BCA’s event team. We will continue to take entries at present (although we are almost full!) but will update everyone the minute that changes.

However if you have had to self isolate, have had contact with anyone with the infection, or have recently returned from one of the high risk areas, please DO NOT come to the event. Let us know and we will arrange to transfer your entry to an alternate event or refund if preferred.

Thanks for your co-operation!

TVRC Dressage – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED! 

What a fantastic response to the first of our dressage series – we are now full, and therefore online entries are closed. 
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please email us on thamesvalleyrc@gmail.com, and entries are already open for the second competition on 11th April.

Happy New Year!

Sit back with a cuppa and see what’s planned for 2020!


Camp Dates for 2020

Camp emails are in the pipeline – further details and official opening of booking for the two main camps for 2020 will be sent out over the next couple of weeks, but as an early heads up, we are running both Boomerang and MK again this year.  Boomerang will be 19th to 21st June and MK will be 21st to 23rd August.

Upcoming Shows  

The schedule for the new SJ date of Feb 29th (replacement for the cancelled November date) is now online in the Events section of the website – this will be a perfect opportunity to practice for the SJ team event which is at BCA the following weekend! The 2020 Dressage Series starts next month and schedules for all three shows will be online this coming week (w/c 6th January).

Upcoming Team Events

The next two team events coming up are the Area Combined Training (Prelim/75cm and Novice/85cm) 9th Feb and then Winter SJ teams from 70cm to 1m 8th March – emails have been sent to all members! Make sure you renew your membership in plenty of time – you must be on our BRC list at least 21 days before the qualifier to compete! And remember that in March BRC will require 6 monthly vaccination boosters…. any queries, please  check with your team manager!

BRC Vaccination Changes 

BRC have followed the lead of BD and BE and from March, six monthly flu boosters will be required.  Many clubs and individual members have expressed concerns and doubts about the requirement for this but at the moment, Head Office are standing firm. So please ensure that if you intend to compete on any teams this year you keep on top of 6 monthly vaccinations and contact the team manager with any queries.

Membership Renewals

An email has been sent to all 2019 members with the renewal form for 2020 attached, or it can be downloaded from the website. We have unfortunately seen a 20% increase in affiliation fees to BRC this year hence passing on part of this price increase but we have so much in the pipeline for members I hope you’ll still see it as good value for money! In time, renewals will migrate to the new online system but for the time being please return the form as normal and pay via BACS. Please ensure you rejoin in plenty of time if you want to compete on teams or use your members discount to enter our upcoming shows!

AGM, Committee and Online System Updates

The club AGM is in the process of being booked in for March, so if anyone is keen to join the committee or find out more about what it involves, drop Emma a line!

Charity Donation

You may have seen on Facebook, but the club managed to make a small profit over the last year so we made a £500 donation to PFK (Prince Fluffy Kareem) who are a very worthwhile charity working to improve the quality of life of horses and donkeys in Egypt.

Online Booking System – it is on its way! 

In addition to spending our time organising events, teams, camps, clinics and shows, the committee are also working hard on a new online system to streamline membership renewals and clinic and team bookings.  Currently, the admin involved in manually checking all the payments via online banking means that the committee members end up spending a huge amount of time on each clinic, so we are hoping that the move to an online booking system will make this easier – giving them more time to organise yet more fun events for you all!  We will update you all about that once we get the system up and running.

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