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Laffak Disbanded

Dear All

Sad News I’m afraid that after 50 years of being an affiliated British Riding Club we have had to call time on the club as we no longer have anywhere to hold the shows, it’s due to the sad sudden death of Paul the owner of the land. We have tried to find somewhere to hold this years remaining shows; but I’m afraid with no luck.

We will require the return of all the the annual trophies won by members in 2018, They will be returned to the original people who donated them to the club. They are due to be returned by what would be the September show, so if you could get yourselves organized to return them; that would be a great help.

We are having a party to close the club it will be on 20th September at Rainford X Club, Bushy Lane. (the same place where we hold the Presentation Evening). There would be no charge for tickets or food and we will have the obligatory Tombola. It would be just a night for old & current members & friends of Laffak to catch up and reminisce, so if you have any ls photos bring them along. Look out on Facebook for any more details.

As per are club constitution in the event of the club having to disband, the assets of the club shall first be used to discharge all liabilities of the club and the remaining assets/funds held by the club shall be donated to charity.

It’s with much regret that this sad event has happened and we are sure you would think of Paul’s wife at this sad time.

To all the members & horses/ponies we wish you all the best for the future.

Many Thanks

Kind regards

Linda, Mo & Nicky.

Show Cancelled

SORRY EVERYONE BUT WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THE 21 JULY SHOW DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND ARE CONTROL.( Its not due to Flu or strangles) WE HOPE TO BE UP AND RUNNING FOR THE 18 AUGUST SHOW.

 

 

Equine Flu

Having taken advice from British Riding Clubs we will be asking all competitors to produce a valid Equine Flu certificate before they can compete.

Also any competitor coming from a yard where there has been a outbreak of Strangles we must see proof that the Vet has declared the yard free of Strangles.

 

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 2017

Dear Member

Well we made it to the end of the season just the one show cancelled and that was on the advice of the vets, but we did manage to squeeze in a extra show on a 5th Sunday in July.

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 one 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 2016 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.
Thank you to all the people who have already returned trophies at the last show.

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 Evening 17th 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 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