Welcome to Ross-shire riding club web-site
This is a small, friendly club founded in 1985, ideal for riders starting out in the show ring, or at a higher level too!
Ideal for folk that are new to riding club events and we are here to help and encourage you on your way. A warm welcome awaits you at whatever level you enter
ONLINE JULY DRESSAGE COMPETITION – part of our Lockdown League
JUDGE – KIMBERLEY BATTLEDAY
OPENING DATE FOR VIDEOS 5TH JULY, CLOSING DATE 19TH JULY
Members £6 a class, £10 for 2 classes or £15 for 3 classes. Non-Members £8 a class, £15 for 2 classes or £21 for 3 classes
Class 1: Walk test K (email or message Brenda for a copy)
Class 2: Walk B Test (email or message Brenda for a copy)
Class 3: Assisted Intro L (walk and trot) include side walkers, lead rein (email or message Brenda for a copy)
Class 4: Intro A (walk and trot)
Class 5: Intro C (walk and trot)
Class 6: Prelim 14 (2006)
Class 7: Prelim 18 (2002)
Class 8: Novice 24 (2010)
Class 9: Novice 28 (2008
Up to 3 tests may be entered, and classes will be split depending on numbers
Dress - no competition gear or plaiting. Correct hat for riders, and a snaffle bit is compulsory for your horse.
Video with camera/phone, that will zoom in, stand/stay/film at C and video-er needs to follow/zoom in on horse. Send videos to Brenda via messenger or whatsapp 0790 814 3939. With name and address- for sending out score sheets. No placing rosettes for each event, but at end of this lockdown league
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR RE OUR ONLINE DRESSAGE LEAGUE
It was heartening to see a good turnout for our first ever on line dressage, and I believe there were some good scores in all sections. I think quite a few of us were on a learning curve with the videoing techniques. (I know I was, having a complete dressage ignoramus as well as not being good with the tech as a video-er!)
Well that was the first step for us - as you will have seen from Brenda and Emma the next schedule has gone out (and some entries already in) with much more choice in it. There will be another following soon after.
The results of Lockdown League (well for the moment the club is still in lockdown) will be announced at the finish of these events, and we don't yet know when that will be.
Just to let you know that the league will be divided into the different levels, and that each horse/rider combination will only be eligible for the highest 2 levels they enter, with results being worked out on an average %. (Therefore you would have to enter more than one to get an average.)
Thank you particularly to Brenda for dealing with all the videos, entries and sending out the score sheets - hopefully any teething problems have been resolved. Also to our judge Kimberley dealing with the variety of videoing standards - I am sure it will have made for interesting viewing!
I hope you are all well, and even if you are not taking part in this "event", that you are still riding and enjoying your horses.
Oh and remember if you are doing the Ride and Reward to keep counting the time spent in the saddle.
LOCKDOWN LEAGUE of OnLine June Dressage Competitions
Our 1st Competition starts 15th June to 29th June
Video your dressage test.
Class 1- walk only -including lead rein
Class 2 - Intro C
Class 3 - Prelim 13
Judged by Dressage judge - Kimberley Battleday
April Photo Show Results
Class 1 - Before + After
Junior 3- 7 - Ianna Grant. Junior 8-16 - Ayleen Ross. Adult - Megan Gillan
Class 2 - Best Action Shot
Junior 3-7 - Ava Grant. Junior 8-16 - Ayleen Ross. Adult - Megan Gillan
Class 3 Best Horse/Pony Head shot
Junior 3-7 - Ianna Grant. Junior 8-16 - Anya Adams. Adult - Megan Gillan
Class 4 - Between the ears
Junior 3-7 - Xanthe MacFarlane. Junior 8-16 - Anya Adams. Adult - Susan Ross
Class 5 Dirtiest Horse/Pony
Junior 8-16 Anya Adams. Adult - Lorna Calder
Class 6 Cutest Pet
Junior 3-7 Ava Grant.Junior 8-16 - Ayleen Ross. Adult - Lorna Calder
Class 7 - Daftest Pet
Junior 3-7 - Xanthe MacFarlane. Junior 8-16 - Ayleen Ross. Adult - Stewart Bain
Class 8 - Best Homemade item
junior 3-7 Ava Grant. Adult - Susan Ross
All your income from 2019 Ride 'n Reward paid, has been donated to Highland group R.D.A. - total of £112.00
RIDE 'N REWARD STARTS FROM
1ST JANUARY 2020 - 31st OCTOBER 2020
Due To the recent Equine Flu in the UK, Sheeppark have decided to put the following measures in place to protect our own horses and ponies at home. A horse will NOT be permitted to compete unless it has current vaccination against equine influenza which complies with the following conditions;
1. An initial course of two injections for primary vaccinations, not less than 21 days and no more than 92 days apart, are required before being eligible to compete.
2. A first booster injection must be given between 150 and 215 days after the second injection of primary vaccination.
3. Subsequent booster injections must be given at intervals of no more than one calendar year, commencing after the first booster injection.
4. The full course or booster must have been administered at least seven days before competition.
This year we have decided to vaccinate all our horses which is something we don’t normally do, but due to the current situation and to be able to carry on with all the events that are booked for this coming year we decided this was the only safe and responsible course of action. We ask that anyone coming to ours respectfully does the same. I will be randomly checking passports personally myself on entry until further notice. We intend to keep this policy enforced even after this out-brake is no longer a threat and we hope that others do the same for the good of our equestrian sport.
Thank you Joeanna Renwick
Ross-shire Riding Club operates an annual points system for our members
Every time you help at an event = 5 points.
every training session you attend = 5 points
Placings at events and or shows -
1st = 10 pts
2nd = 9 pts
3rd = 8 pts
4th =7pts 5th = 6pts 6th = 5pts 7th = 4pts 8th = 3pts 9th = 2pts 10th = 1pt
these are all recorded and kept for you, you dont need to do anything - just attend events and enjoy
OUR EVENTS ARE SPLIT BETWEEN 2 AREA LOCATIONS,
Tain area and Black Isle (Sheep-park, Balblair)
Directions to Sheep park
From Inverness - over Kessock bridge heading North, Tore round about take the 3rd exit still heading north. As you are coming down the hill take the turning to Culbokie on the right. Once you go through Culbokie follow that road for approximately 7 miles. Sheeppark is on your left.
From North - Over Cromarty bridge and take first left. Follow road for 2 miles then left at the T junction. Follow road for approximately 5 miles. Sheeppark is on your left.
Club fleeces for sale £22, or £25 with your name on