16th April Show Cancelled

We have decided that we will have to cancel are first show on 16th April due to there being STRANGLES in the close area. We would hate to be responsible for the spread of this horrible disease. We will be monitoring the situation and hopefully we can have the 21st May show. It will be announced on her and on the Laffak Facebook Page.

Newsletter – January 2017

Dear Member

Welcome to an exciting new season at Laffak Riding Club, as usual we will be holding our points shows on the 3rd Sunday in the month (16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August and 17th September) and our annual Trophy Show on Bank Holiday Monday( 28th August).

I have enclosed a Membership Form (download it here) and Entry Form (download it here) so you can get things sorted before the first show, please can you send in the membership forms ASAP. Once you have become a member you can email or text your entries to me; so saving time on show days. You can also print these forms off the www.laffakrc.org.uk.

We are the only club in Merseyside affiliated to the British Horse Society, this means all members are fully insured when competing at any event run by us or competing as a team member for the club. The BHS have increased the membership costs this year by another 50p we have decided that we will be keeping our membership fees the same as last year. Senior membership will be £17 and Junior’s £15. All membership cards are sent from BHS Head Quarters so it is important your address details are correct especially you’re Post Code if it isn’t on they will not be able to send you a copy of the Rider Magazine direct from HQ. Please can you ensure contact phone numbers are on the membership form in case we need to contact you if we have to cancel because of the weather? We have also decided to keep entry fee the same as last season Members – £4.50. Non – Members £6.00. Dressage – Members £6.00. Non – Members £8.00.

This season we are looking for sponsors for Championships the cost will be £35 per ring Champion and Reserve Champion Sash. Or if anyone would like to sponsor all 5 rings this will be £200, the Sashes will have your company or your own name on them. We were extremely grateful last year as we had sponsors for all the shows this will meant that at EACH points show we will have Ring Champion and Reserve sashes in the Ridden Showing Ring, the In-Hand ring, the Equitation Ring, the Dressage and the Working Hunter Ring! Hopefully we can do the same again this year. The April shows will be Medal shows with medals to all first placed in all rings. We also try to amass prizes to be given at some shows! So if you have anything please let us know.

As a BHS Affiliated Riding Clubs we are able to enter teams in various events throughout the season, these include , Dressage, Show Jumping, Hunter Trials and Combined Training, these are always great fun and our team spirit is fantastic. If you would like to be considered for team events please let us know. You must be able to get to the event, your horse /pony must have a valid passport and be fully vaccinated and most important you must be willing to travel to Lincoln for the National Champs should we be lucky enough to qualify! The cost of entering the team events is quite high; team members are expected to pay towards the entry fee although the club does subsidise this, team members are riding as a team but they are also riding as individuals so therefore they do have an extra chance of qualifying for the championship. At each area event we also need to provide 3 stewards, this can involve writing for dressage judges, collecting sheets, jump judging and pole picking. Please let us know if you could help with this, without stewards we can’t send a team.

As a BHS Affiliated Riding Club we work closely with BHS Merseyside and support them at events. You will find out about all the events they are putting on by going on British Horse Society Merseyside website.

As usual we always help before the shows to put out the jumps and dressage arena and on show days to put things away. Even if you can only spare half an hour we would be most grateful to see you. Is there anyone who would like to steward for one of the judges? That would really be a great help.

I have enclosed a schedule of the season’s classes. There is a start time for each ring and a not before time for after lunch but the rings usually carry on other than this, please keep an eye on your rings, If you are in one class and are also needed in another class please let the judge know.

Look forward to seeing you all this season. If you have any queries, please contact me or any committee member.

Yours Sincerely.
Linda Armstrong. Secretary

Newsletter – September 2016

Dear Member

Well we nearly made it a whole season without having to cancel but the weather before the April show was horrendous so with ducks swimming in one of the rings we had to cancel the first show.

We would like to thank all our sponsors who gave sponsorship & prizes at all the shows, without them we would not have had the ring Champions at the shows and  the medals at two of the shows. If there is anyone who would like to sponsor a ring next year please get in touch.

The British Horse Society Merseyside Branch is holding a number of evening events, these events will be held at Rainford Ex – Club Bushey lane, Rainford Junction, WA11 7LN (same place as we hold the dance). For more information on the local events look on line at http://www.bhsnorthwest.org.uk

You will find enclosed a list of this year’s point’s winners. The trophies will be given out at the Presentation Evening, which will be held on Friday18th November at Rainford Ex Club, (old North End Club)Bushey Lane, Rainford Junction, WA11 7LN. The Presentation will start at 8.00p.m. If you can’t attend the evening please make sure a representative picks up your trophy, as they will not be kept for you. Tickets are £6.50 each, this will include Hot Pot; you can get the tickets by either by filling in and returning the form enclosed with this letter, or by going on the website, the form will be on there, failing all that you can contact the following people, Linda Armstrong (Liverpool) 0151 486 5128, Mo Chamberlain (Rainford) 0174488 2255.

Click here to download the Dance Ticket Form

All tickets must be paid for or ordered before the night. We need to know how many tickets you require before the evening so I can judge how much food we will need. If you have any queries regarding the points or if I have spelt a name wrong, please ring me as soon as possible and I will try to sort them out.

Will all 2015 Points Trophy winners please make sure they have them engraved as soon as possible as I will be contacting them soon to arrange their return, you can return them to Mo in Rainford Tel: 01744882255 or Linda in Speke 01514865128.

Directions to the Club: Rainford Ex Club, Bushey Lane, Rainford Junction, WA11 7LN:

From the East Lancs Road (A580). Turn onto the Rainford by Pass (A570) towards Southport/Ormskirk. Keep on this road over the first roundabout, and then at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Bushey Lane (there is a Indian Restaurant on the corner called Mr Elephant), **There is a right hand bend followed by a sharp left hand bend, at this bend you need to turn sharp right into a narrow road alongside a row of Terrace Cottages, you are all most turning back on your self; follow this road a little way and you will come to the club. From the M58. Come off at Junction 3; turn left if you are coming from Wigan direction or right from Liverpool direction onto the A570 Rainford by Pass. Keep on until you come to the roundabout, take the 1st left here onto Bushey Lane then follow the above instructions.**

That’s all for now; many thanks to you all for your support during the season. I look forward to seeing you all at the Presentation Evening.

Yours sincerely

Linda Armstrong, Secretary

Newsletter – February 2016

Dear Member

Welcome to an exciting new season at Laffak Riding Club, as usual we will be holding our points shows on the 3rd Sunday in the month (17th April,15th May, 19th June, 17th July, 21st August and 18th September) and our annual Trophy Show on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.

I have enclosed a Membership form and entry form so you can get things sorted before the first show, please can you send in the membership forms ASAP. Once you have become a member you can email or text your entries to me; so saving time on show days. You can also print these forms off the website.

We are the only club in Merseyside affiliated to the British Horse Society, this means all members are fully insured when competing at any event run by us or competing as a team member for the club. The BHS have increased the membership costs this year by another 50p we have decided that we will be keeping our membership fees the same as last year. Senior membership will be £17 and Junior’s £15. All membership cards are sent from BHS Head Quarters so it is important your address details are correct especially you’re Post Code if it isn’t on they will not be able to send you a copy of the Rider Magazine direct from HQ. Please can you ensure contact phone numbers are on the membership form in case we need to contact you if we have to cancel because of the weather? We have also decided to keep entry fee the same as last season Members£4.50. Non Members £6.00. DressageMembers £6.00. Non Members £8.00.

This season we are looking for sponsors for Championships the cost will be £35 per ring Champion and Reserve Champion Sash. Or if anyone would like to sponsor all 5 rings this will be £200, the Sashes will have your company or your own name on them. We were extremely grateful last year as we had sponsors for all the shows this will meant that at EACH points show we will have Ring Champion and Reserve sashes in the Ridden Showing Ring, the In-Hand ring, the Equitation Ring, the Dressage and the Working Hunter Ring! Also at the August show and the September show we will have a Supreme and Reserve Supreme of the show!! Hopefully we can do the same again this year. The April shows will be Medal shows with medals to all first placed in all rings. We also try to amass prizes to be given at some shows! So if you have anything please let us know.

As a BHS Affiliated Riding Clubs we are able to enter teams in various events throughout the season, these include , Dressage, Show Jumping, Hunter Trials and Combined Training, these are always great fun and our team spirit is fantastic. If you would like to be considered for team events please let us know. You must be able to get to the event, your horse /pony must have a valid passport and be fully vaccinated and most important you must be willing to travel to Lincoln for the National Champs should we be lucky enough to qualify! Team members are also expected to pay towards the entry fee although the club does subsidise this. At each area event we also need to provide 3 stewards, this can involve writing for dressage judges, collecting sheets, jump judging and pole picking. Please let us know if you could help with this, without stewards we can’t send a team.

As a BHS Affiliated Riding Club we work closely with BHS Merseyside and support them at events. You will find out about all the events they are putting on by going on British Horse Society Merseyside website.

As usual we always help before the shows to put out the jumps and dressage arena and on show days to put things away,

Even if you can only spare half an hour we would be most grateful to see you. Is there anyone who would like to steward for one of the judges? That would really be a great help.

I have enclosed a schedule of the season’s classes, Please note there are some changes to the schedule this season. There is a start time for each ring and a not before time for after lunch but the rings usually carry on other than this, please keep an eye on your rings, If you are in one class and are also needed in another class please let the judge know.

Look forward to seeing you all this season. If you have any queries, please contact me or any committee member.

Yours Sincerely.

Linda Armstrong. Secretary

Presentation Dance 21st November

The Presentation will start at 8.00p.m. If you can’t attend the dance please make sure a representative picks up your trophy, as they will not be kept for you.

Tickets are £6.50 each, this will include a Disco & Hot Pot; you can get the tickets by either by filling in and returning this form, or you can contact the following people, Linda Armstrong (Liverpool) 0151 486 5128, Mo Chamberlain (Rainford) 01744 882255.

Members Newsletter – October 2015

Dear Member October 2015

Well we made it, a whole season without having to cancel, a bit cold sometimes and some rain in the last hour at the Trophy Show but we made it and there was even sun on some days.

We would like to thank all our sponsors who gave sponsorship & prizes at all the shows, without them we would not have had the ring Champions and the Supreme of the show Championship and the medals at two of the shows. If there is anyone who would like to sponsor a ring next year please get in touch.

The British Horse Society Merseyside Branch is holding a number of evening events, Thursday 15 October there is a Bitting Clinic which will follow the AGM. Thursday 19 November there is a talk on Horse Care in the Winter Months: both these events will be held at Rainford Ex – Club Bushey lane, Rainford Junction, WA11 7LN (same place as we hold the dance) They will begin at 7.30pm.

For more information on the local events look on line at www.bhsnorthwest.org.uk

You will find enclosed a list of this year’s point’s winners. The trophies will be given out at the Presentation Dance, which will be held on Saturday 21st November at Rainford Ex Club, (old North End Club)Bushy Lane, Rainford Junction, WA11 7LN.

The Presentation will start at 8.00p.m. If you can’t attend the dance please make sure a representative picks up your trophy, as they will not be kept for you.

Tickets are £6.50 each, this will include a Disco & Hot Pot; you can get the tickets by either by filling in and returning the form available here, or you can contact the following people, Linda Armstrong (Liverpool) 0151 486 5128, Mo Chamberlain (Rainford) 01744 882255.

It would be really helpful if you could let me know how many tickets you require before the evening so I can judge how much food we will need.

If you have any queries regarding the points or if I have spelt a name wrong, please ring me as soon as possible and I will try to sort them out.

Will all 2014 Points Trophy winners please make sure they have them engraved as soon as possible as I will be contacting them soon to arrange their return, you can return them to Mo in Rainford Tel: 01744882255 or Linda in Speke 01514865128.

Directions to the Club: Rainford Ex Club, Bushy Lane, Rainford Junction, WA11 7LN From the East Lancs Road (A580). Turn onto the Rainford by Pass (A570) towards Southport/Ormskirk. Keep on this road over the first roundabout, and then at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Bushy Lane (there is a Indian Restaurant on the corner called Mr Elephant), **There is a right hand bend followed by a sharp left hand bend, at this bend you need to turn sharp right into a narrow road alongside a row of Terrace Cottages, you are all most turning back on your self; follow this road a little way and you will come to the club. From the M58. Come off at Junction 3; turn left if you are coming from Wigan direction or right from Liverpool direction onto the A570 Rainford by Pass. Keep on until you come to the roundabout, take the 1st left here onto Bushy Lane then follow the above instructions.**

That’s all for now; many thanks to you all for your support during the season.

I look forward to seeing you all at the dance.

Yours sincerely

Linda Armstrong Secretary

Members Newsletter – February 2015

Dear Member

Welcome to an exciting new season at Laffak Riding Club, as usual we will be holding our points shows on the 3rd Sunday in the month (19th April,17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 16th August and 20th September) and our annual Trophy Show on Bank Holiday Monday( 31st August).

I have enclosed a Membership form and entry form so you can get things sorted before the first show, please can you send in the membership forms ASAP. Once you have become a member you can email or text your entries to me; so saving time on show days. You can also print these forms off the www.laffakrc.org.uk.

We are the only club in Merseyside affiliated to the British Horse Society, this means all members are fully insured when competing at any event run by us or competing as a team member for the club. As the BHS have increased the membership costs this year we have had to put up the membership fees up slightly. Senior membership is now £17 and Junior’s £16.
We have kept entry fee the same as last season. All membership cards are sent from BHS Head Quarters so it is important your address details are correct especially you’re Post Code. You will get a copy of the Rider Magazine direct from HQ.
Please can you ensure contact phone numbers are on the membership form in case we need to contact you?

This season we have managed to have secured a number of sponsors to whom we are extremely grateful, this will means that at EACH points show we will have Ring Champion and Reserve sashes in the Ridden Showing Ring, the In-Hand ring, the Equitation Ring, the Dressage and the Working Hunter Ring! Also at the August show and the September show we will have a Supreme and Reserve Supreme of the show!! The April and July shows will be Medal shows with medals to all first placed in all rings. We also have prizes to be given at some shows! This includes a Riding Hat to the dressage champion at the June show, bags of feed and other prizes depending on sponsors.

As a BHS Affiliated Riding Clubs we are able to enter teams in various events throughout the season, these include , dressage, show jumping, hunter trials and combined training, these are always great fun and our team spirit is fantastic. If you would like to be considered for team events please let us know. You must be able to get to the event, your horse /pony must have a valid passport and be fully vaccinated and most important you must be willing to travel to Lincoln for the National Champs should we be lucky enough to qualify! Team members are also expected to pay towards the entry fee although the club does subsidise this. At each area event we also need to provide 3 stewards, this can involve writing for dressage judges, collecting sheets, jump judging and pole picking. Please let us know if you could help with this, without stewards we can’t send a team.

As a BHS Affiliated Riding Club we work closely with BHS Merseyside and support them at events. They have various events coming up this spring which include fun rides and informative talk. The fun rides are The Rainford Loop which takes place on 15th March and on the 12th April it is the Croxteth Ride. On the 19th March there will be a talk on Obesity & Laminitis and Equine well-being by vet Jenny Croak and on 15th April a talk all about Careers and BHS Exams by BHS Examiner Sue Pimbley, the talks are free and the rides are £12 in advance. All riders must wear Hi Vis jackets and have 3rd party insurance. Check out our Facebook page for more information on these and further dates.

As usual we always help before the shows to put out the jumps and dressage arena and on show days to put things away,
Even if you can only spare half an hour we would be most grateful to see you. Is there anyone who would like to steward for one of the judges? That would really be a great help.

I have enclosed a schedule of the season’s classes, Please note there are some changes to the schedule this season. There is a start time for each ring and a not before time for after lunch but the rings usually carry on other than this, please keep an eye on your rings, If you are in one class and are also needed in another class please let the judge know.

I look forward to seeing you all this season. If you have any queries, please contact me or any committee member.

Yours Sincerely.
Linda Armstrong.
Secretary

Members Newsletter – October 2014

Dear Member

Well we made a whole season without having to cancel a show, which is a small miracle after the last couple of years of disastrous weather over the previous couple of years.

First of all we would like to thank our Sponsors “Asmall Livery”, “The Junction Pub Rainford”. “Robys Farm” the sponsorship they gave to us enabled us to have Championship at the end of the Classes & present sashes to the Champion & Reserve Champion and a bag of feed kindly donated by South West Lancs Farmers.

There will be more Championships next year we have already had some interest in sponsorship, but if there is anyone else who would like to sponsor Laffak please get in touch and we will talk over all the options.

You will find enclosed a list of this year’s point’s winners. The trophies will be given out at the Presentation Dance, which will be held on Friday 21st November at Rainford Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Cross Pit Lane, Rainford, WA11 8AJ.

The Presentation will start at 8.00p.m. If you can’t attend the dance please make sure a representative picks up your trophy, as they will not be kept for you.

Tickets are £6.50 each, this will include a Disco & Hot Pot made by Karl’s Catering; you can get the tickets by either by filling in and returning the form enclosed with this letter, or by going on the website, the form will be on there, failing all that you can contact the following people, Linda Armstrong (Liverpool) 0151 486 5128, Mo Chamberlain (Rainford) 0174488 2255.

Download a the dance ticket form here

It would be really helpful if you could let me know how many tickets you require before the evening so I can let Karl know how much food we will need.

If you have any queries regarding the points or if I have spelt a name wrong, please ring me as soon as possible and I will try to sort them out. Will all 2013 Points Trophy winners please make sure they have them engraved as soon as possible as I will be contacting them soon to arrange their return, you can return them to Mo in Rainford Tel: 01744882255 or Linda in Speke 01514865128.

Directions to the Club:  Rainford Ex- Servicemen’s Club, Cross Pit Lane, Rainford, WA11 8AJ

From the East Lancs Road (A580). Turn onto the Rainford by Pass (A570) towards Southport/Ormskirk. Keep on this road turn right at first roundabout onto the B5203, ** turn left at the top of the road, go passed the church on your left then at the mini roundabout turn right onto Cross Pit Lane, The Club is on the right hand side just before the school, if you get to a mini roundabout you have gone too far. From the M58. Come off at Junction 3; turn left if you are coming from Wigan direction or right from Liverpool direction onto the A570 Rainford by Pass.

Keep on until you come to the 2nd roundabout, take the 1st left here onto B5203 then follow the above instructions**

That’s all for now; many thanks to you all for your support during the season. I look forward to seeing you all at the dance

Yours sincerely

Linda Armstrong, Secretary