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1st Show of the season was a great success!

27th March 2016 saw the first show of the season.  With Storm Katie rearing her ugly head, the show carried out with little rain and plenty of entries.

The show was proud host to the Veteran Horse Society Direct Qualifier.  Horses and Ponies over the age of 15 years battled it out to get qualifications for the Supreme Championships in Bury Farm in September 2016.

Direct Qualifiers are usually given to large shows such as Royal Norfolk, but this year due to to the early timing of our show, we were also allowed to hold a Direct qualifier.

Well done to all competitors who joined us from 3 years old and upwards, who made it such a HUGE success. See you for our next show in the 24th April!

Hickstead 2016

The 2016 Gate Riding Club Season will soon be here…the committee will be looking for a team(s) to support to represent us at the British Riding Club Senior Hickstead.

 

If you’re interested in joining the Team please contact us by emailing gateshowing@outlook.com

British Riding Clubs Teams of Three Showjumping

This team jumping event is held at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead.

The teams are made up of three horses and riders; one Novice combination jumping 85cm, one Intermediate combination jumping 95cm and one Open combination jumping 1.05m. Each combination rides one round against the clock. The team with the fewest combined faults and fastest combined time wins.

All riders must be members of an affiliated Riding Club, and each team should include at least two Seniors. For more information on entry visit the Hickstead website (opens in new window).

For info on other BRC competitions, click here

 

 

 

Charity show was huge success

Thankyou to all that turned out for the Charity Show on October 4th! We raised £200 for Midlands Air Ambulance and we had great feedback.

 

Well done to Hope Fisher and FoalSkye Little Topper who were crowned Supreme Champion of the Show and Tereska Walker and Elliott who were Reserve Supreme.

Free Training/Demo Rider Request

The Pony Club is holding UKCC Level 3 Assessment Day, at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Onley Grounds Farm, Willoughby, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 8AJ on Monday 13th July, and we need demo riders!

The training is free, on the huge outdoor surface at Onley Grounds. In the morning (9am – noon) there will be sessions on flatwork with some jumping, in groups of three for 45 minutes. Riders and horses need to be at Pony Club Novice level (jumping 90cm), though there will be groups jumping higher (we have a rider who completed Burghley last year being a demo rider for us!).

UKCC Level 3 candidate coaches are high level, experienced, and qualified coaches whom are furthering their career and qualifications. Many of our candidates are currently training their own Branch teams up to Open level and coaching Members for Pony Club Tests up to A Test.

If you are interested, please complete this form: http://events.pcuk.org/?page_id=2299

Horse and Country are coming to film at the Gate RC-JUNE 21ST

We got a last minute email from Horse and Country TV letting us know they were coming down to our showground on Sunday 21st’sShowing Show.

The Gate is affiliated to British Riding Club and as a member you automatically become a member of the BRC.

The crew will be on site as part of a grassroots documentary for the British Equestrian Federation about riders trying to qualify for the ESUK Qualifiers held at Arena UK in July.

They will be following a rider names Tereska Walker in her attempt to qualify at the Gate.