Winter dressage & clinics
I spent my childhood riding, first with ponies then horses and competed in many events with the Pony Club and BSJA. After a 30yr break, I took up riding again in my late forties and with the help and support given by the club, my confidence grew and I have enjoyed attending camps and competing again. I felt now was an ideal time for me to invest something back into the club and I look forward to meeting you all in the year ahead.
Website, Area 12, Secretary & Child Protection
I’ve been a member of the club for 6 years and have decided to put something back into the club. I enjoy show jumping and have a wonderful horse to do this on. I have competed at David Broomes on many occasions. I regularly attend lessons on my 7 year old warm blood x -we hope to see
you there! We also jump at Badgworth Arena so you may spot us.
Clare Parsons 07933425901
Hi, I’ve been horse mad since I was a child and enjoyed doing prelim dressage before I had my children. Since I have had them I became a happy hacker. My daughter took after me and loved horses she took up riding and when she was 12 she became a member of the club I then realised that while I was taking her round the country for lessons I might as well join the club and get back into having riding lessons and do more than plod round the roads. I have now backed my 7 yr warmblood cross and enjoying taking him out to riding club lessons hopefully you will spot me and my wonderful boy out and about.
Secretary & Newsletter
Keen rider previously completed at low level ode, combined training, hunter trials, dressage and the ode fun ride. Due to arthritic horse now having to scale back work, looking to get more involved with the riding club assisting with future events such as day rallies, evening events/talks. If you have any membership queries, please let me know. Outside of the horseworld love seeing local bands and have set myself the challenge to #walk1000miles this year.
Members Days & Day Rallies
I grew up riding show ponies until my late teens. Kept my eye in but didn’t ride much until the kids ponies were big enough to get on! I ended up exercising, schooling & generally doing all the dirty work! The boys enjoyed many wonderful years in Pony Club and competing supported but a host of volunteer helpers! The boys (not kids any more!) stopped riding but I carried on hacking and having fun at Riding Club. Joining the Committee is for me an opportunity to give back a little for all the years people put in huge amounts of time and effort running Pony Club and the hundreds of un-affiliated events we attended. I’m often helping out at events run by Mendip Plains Equestrian so hope to see some BMRC members out there having a go!
TREC & child protection- Hilary Barnard email:
Hi, I’m Hilary – I’ve been a member of the Club for more years than I care to remember, a number of them on the committee!
A few years ago I discovered TREC, since when my feet have hardly touched the ground. My New Forest-type pony, Harvey, has proved to be particularly talented; we have reached a high level and collected a few TREC titles along the way. He is now 21 so leading a slightly quieter life. I also have Theo, a coloured pony who came from Bodmin Moor; he has a very different temperament which has been a challenge but he is very cheerful and loves his work.
When I have time(?), I try and organise some TREC training and map reading sessions for our members.