Area Dressage and Riding Test Qualifier
On 23rd July we sent a record number of entrants to the Dressage qualifier at Hanbury. Five out of the nine teams were placed and there were lots of individual places too. Steph Woolley was the star of the day, winning both her classes on Freckles. For a full report, check out the July newsletter.
Malvern Hills District Council Sport Awards
The Committee were thrilled and proud to represent the club at the Awards Ceremony on 13th July, where we got to the final shortlist in two categories - 'Club of the Year' and 'Unsung Hero of the Year'. For a full report, check out the July newsletter.
Area Dressage to Music Qualfier
Another great day for the club on 9th July, with 8 riders taking part in the DTM qualifier. It was an amazing win for Steph and Freckles in the Senior Novice, with rosettes also going to Anne, Amber and Julie. For a full report, check out the July newsletter.
Area Horse Trials Qualifier
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Mercian Dressage competition on 3rd June. Our teams were placed 2nd and 6th, with lots of individual rosettes for our members. For a full report, check out the June newsletter.
MHRC BIG WEEKEND
It was another successful weekend for the club, with two days of fantastic competition. On Sunday, MHRC teams won the Senior 70cm and Junior Style Jumping qualifiers, with all our other teams placed as well. On Monday, we also won the Mercian Showing Competition and there were loads of club successes in the open classes. For a full report, check out the May newsletter.
BRC Festival of the Horse Championship
It was a fantastic championship for the club. Megan Harper was 2nd in the Senior Challenge 100 and Amber Knott was 10th in the Junior Prelim Combined Training. But our Senior Challenge 90 team of Tina Price, Jodie Powell, Sue Peckham and Liz Wise were 2nd overall and won the 'All 4 To Count' award too, with Sue individually 3rd. For a full report, check out the May newsletter and more photos are in the Facebook gallery.
Mercian Show Jumping
Congratulations to the 'Malvern Purple' team, who came 5th at the Mercian Show Jumping on 14th May. For a full report, check out the May newsletter.
Mercian Combined Training and Style Jumping
It was a clean sweep at the latest Mercian competition, with MHRC teams winning the Style Jumping, the 2'3 and the 2'6 Combined Training classes. There were also individual wins for Sophie Hooper and Stefania Bennett, plus loads more rosettes for the Malvern teams. For a full report, check out the May newsletter.
Interdressage April 2017
BRC Intermediate Winter Championships
Congratulations to our members who represented us at the Intermediate Champs on 28th and 30th April - Tina Price in the Senior Dressage, and Amber Knott, Sacha Willis and Esme Ruff in the Junior Jumping. Sacha and Narrow Blaze came 9th individually. For a full report, check out the April newsletter and for more photos, see the album on Facebook.
Mercian Arena Eventing
The first Mercian event of the year was a great success for the club, with three teams being placed 2nd, 5th and 6th. Plus individual rosettes for Chris Esling and Nicki Mundy. For a full report, check out the April newsletter.
Area 18 Combined Training Qualifier
The club sent four teams to the qualifier and once again it was our Junior team of Amber and Ethan Knott, Sacha Willis and Esme Ruff who won the day. There were also individual places in the Senior sections for Steph Woolley, Jodie Powell and Wendy Robinson, plus Stef Bennett who won her class. So fingers crossed we have some more Championship places confirmed soon. See the April Newsletter for a full report.
BRC Novice Winter Championships
Laura Bennett and Lematon Sunshine Sadie were our sole representatives at the KBIS British Riding Clubs Novice Winter Championships after qualifying for an individual place in the Novice dressage last year. With an impressive score, they ended up in 3rd place - a fantastic start to the club's Championships season.
Interdressage March 2017
It was another bumper month for our Interdressage competitors, with wins from Amber Knott, Sophie Hooper and Oliver Hooper, and second places from Lisa Drinkwater, Caroline Bates, Chris Esling, William Hooper, Suzanne Lidbetter and Tina Price. For a full report, see the March newsletter.
Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier
Congratulations to all our rider's who competed at the qualifier on 19th March - we had four teams, and 6 individuals, which is fantastic. Tina Price and Tom Thumb won the Novice 34 section and will hopefully be off to the championships in April. For a full report see the March newsletter and Facebook for photos from the day.
Interdressage February 2017
Congratulations to all our riders who took part in the February Interdressage competition. This month there were wins for Tina Price and Amber Knott in the Senior and Junior BRC D10 respectively, and for Oliver Hooper in the Junior Jumping. For a full report, please see the February newsletter.
Winter Show Jumping Qualifier
Congratulations to our Junior team of Sacha Willis, Amber Knott and Esme Ruff, who won the Intermediate SJ qualifier on Sunday 26th February and will be off to championships in April. Also well done to our senior riders who competed in both the Novice and Intermediate sections. For a full report, check out the February newsletter and for more photos, go to Facebook.
The club has received confirmation from HQ of two more confirmed qualifications for 2017. Our Senior 90cm Eventer Challenge team of Tina Price, Jodie Powell, Sue Peckham and Liz Wise, won the qualifier back in October and are off to the FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE Championships in May. While Sacha Willis, who was 2nd in the Junior 90, will be joining them there as the highest placed individual not on a team. Well done ladies!
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The first 'Horseless Clinic' of the year was on 'When to Feed Supplements' with Clare MacLeod, independent equine nutritionist, and Didi Verdina, co-founder of Ready-Supp. It was a fun and informative evening, with everyone enjoying cheese and wine, plus discounted products on the night. See the February newsletter for a full report.
The club have received confirmation from HQ of our first qualification for 2017. Laura Bennett and Sadie, who came 2nd individually at the qualifier back in October, are off to the NOVICE WINTER Championships in April. Well done ladies.
Interdressage January 2017
Congratulations to our riders who took part in the first Interdressage competition of the year. There was a double win for Amber Knott, in both the junior jumping and the BRC dressage class, as well as wins for Sue Lidbetter, Wendy Robinson, Ethan Knott and Wendy Yates. Check out the January Newsletter for a full report.
AGM and Awards Evening
It was a huge gathering at the Hunter's Inn on 20th January, to celebrate another successful year. A fantastic meal, rosettes and trophies galore, and our famous raffle kept everyone entertained. Congratulations to all our trophy winners.
Interdressage December 2016
Interdressage November 2016
Congratulations to our riders who took part in the November Interdressage Competition. There was a win for Sara Stephenson and Suzy in the 'Walk, Trot and Canter' class, while it was a family affair in the 'Manners, Ability and Performance' class, with Sophie Hooper winning the Senior section on King's Archer and William Hooper winning the Junior section on Rookery Fizz. Check out the November Newsletter for a full report.
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