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TROPHY SHOW

Sorry everyone there will be
NO CAFE AT THE TROPHY SHOW.

The Proceeds from the Trophy Show Raffle will be going to
HAYWILL ANIMAL RESCUE

www.haywillanimalrescue.co.uk

21 May show, and a new show on 30 July

We have had the all clear to go ahead with our shows. The 1st show will be on 21 May.

We will be putting on a extra show to make up for the April canceled show, this will be held on 30 July  which is  a 5th Sunday.

 

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

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 – 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

Member Newsletter February 2014

Dear Member

Welcome to a new season at Laffak Riding Club. As usual we will be holding the shows on the 3rd Sunday in the month. Starting with the first point show on 20st April; the other shows are 18th May, 15th June, 20st July, 17th August and 21st September. The Trophy Show will be on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August.

This year we have decided not to have the jumping classes as there where very few entries over the last two years, we will however be holding Clear Round Jumping, the height of the jumps can be put lower or made higher to suit what you want.

We will be holding a Championship class at the end of the day. It will be a different section each month.

We are very grateful to the people who have Sponsors all the Championships, April will be the Ridden Championship sponsored by The Junction Pub, Rainford. The May Inhand Classes is sponsored by Elizabeth Rimmer from Roby’s Farm in memory of her horse Ellie who changed all their lives. Asmall House Livery has sponsored the Equitation in June, Dressage in July and Working Hunter in August. If there is anyone who would like to Sponsor a class at the Club Shows please get in-touch.

We are affiliated to the British Horse Society Riding Clubs and we have to pay £10.50 for each member, there is also an insurance fee we have to pay and this not included in the £10.50. We will be keeping the membership fees the same as last year; Senior’s £16 and Junior’s £14. The Riding Clubs Headquarters send out the membership cards. I have to send a list of members to them so it is important that you put your Post Code on the membership form or you won’t get your membership card & Rider Magazine. It’s also important that you put a mobile number on the membership form so I can get in touch with you in case we have to cancel the show.

I have enclosed a Membership form & a class entry form so you can get things sorted out before you come to the show; once you have become a member you will be able to mail me text me or send me your entry and just pick up your number at the show, hopefully this will speed things up first thing in the morning. You can also print off all the relevant entry forms & Membership forms by going on to our web site www.laffakrc.org.uk

Our shows will once again be qualifiers for various Championships, the dates of these will be on the website & Laffak Facebook page. This year we will have a 15+ National Supreme Showing Series Qualifier for the Ridden & Inhand Veterans Showing Classes. We also have the 15 + National Supreme Unaffiliated Dressage Series. These are really good classes for all your Veterans.

As an affiliated British Riding Clubs we are able to enter teams in the Area Trials to go to the Championships held in Lincoln. To qualify for these championships our area (Area 3) holds Team qualifying competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage & Horse Trials. The dates are Festival of the Hunter Challenge 12 April at Smallwood, this is a round of show jumping then complete the cross country Course. The Dressage will be on 28 June at Rochdale Riding Club. The Show jumping will be on 12 July at Longton Riding Club and the Horse Trials will be at Kelsall on 22 June.

If you are interested in any of these competitions let me know, you will be expected to make a contribution towards the entry fee for these competitions. We have to provide 3 stewards for every competition we enter so we would need help with providing stewards. All horses/ ponies competing in these team events must have valid record of the flu vaccines the horse has been given. The rules for these vaccines can be found on the British Horse Society website, www.bhs.org.uk you need to go onto the Riding Clubs and then on to flu vacs, where you can calculate if you have the right sequence of vaccinations.

The British Horse Society Merseyside Branch will be organising various events throughout the year. The first of these will be a ride at Stadt Moers Park in Huyton, this is a nice ride and it takes place on 16th February. On the 27th February there is a talk on Strangles & Notifiable Diseases it will be held at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, Rainford WA11 8AJ. There will be more rides & talks on various subjects throughout the year. Keep looking on out Facebook page for an update on what is coming up.

As usual I am pleading for help before the shows and also on show days, is there anyone who would like to steward for one of the judges? We especially need people to help putting out the jumps in the jumping ring on the Saturday. Can I also appeal to members and friends to help at the end of the jumping classes, by giving a hand putting the jumps to the side of the Show Jumping Ring.

I have enclosed a schedule of the season’s classes, Please note that on the schedule there is only a start time for the beginning of the day and a NBF (not before) time for after lunch so please make sure you keep your eyes open to make sure what class is in the ring, as all classes will follow on, so it is up to you to be on time If you are in one class and are also needed in another class please let the judge know.

That’s all for now, I look forward to seeing you all at the first show, If you have any queries don’t hesitate to ring or mail me.

Yours Sincerely.

Linda Armstrong. Secretary