The Committee

BMRC Chair, Members Days & Day Rallies
Tracey Rogers

Hi my name is Tracey I live in Nyland cheddar with my long suffering husband, 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, far too many horses, 6 dogs, pet pigs, goats and alpacas. In the past I’ve been D/C and a member of a pony club committee for over 10 years, helped with many local horse shows and lots of competitions. I have just got back in the saddle after a long absence and 3 hip replacements. I now want to enjoy being a very happy hacker. The Blackdown Mendip Riding Club is all new to me but looking forward to all it has to offer.

Merchandise & Vice Chair

Kim McGarva-Owen

Winter dressage & clinics Catherine Withers

I have recently given up the Chairmanship and am happy to become a less active member of the committee, but I am still staying involved with the club and supporting the hard working committee.

Bryony Close

BryonyI’ve been a member for about 9 years and enjoyed various activities of the club, mainly lessons and dressage, but started jumping again this year too.
Both “my” horses belong to my daughters who have left home, so I have the luxury of having two horses, Jade and Blaise Wood, to ride and compete, as our horses are our family and will never leave us.
I’m originally from Kenya, then South Africa where I was fortunate enough to be “given” a lovely ex-racehorse, Fagin, who had a mean temperament, until he found out that you didn’t care and then he was soppy as they come. He had wonderful natural paces and we went up to Advanced Medium and just started some Prix St George’s work when I left to come to the UK. That’s where my love of dressage started. I also played polocrosse and jumped with my showjumper mare (also given to me). I’ve ridden all my life and have every intention of keeping going until I can no longer ride, then keep on at horse agility which both my horses love.
I now have more time with both daughters having their finished further education so just myself, hubby, 2 horses and a mad dalmation x border collie dog to look after – what a life! I have my own bookkeeping business which pays for the horses and holidays.

Website, Area 12 & Child Protection

Lucy Parsons                                                                  Lucy jumping

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.

Lesson bookings
Clare Parsons  07933425901
10687161_10203237795850806_1720824155473348685_nHi, 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.
Thanks, Clare.

Secretary & Newsletter

Sam Mantzos


Camps, TREC & child protection- Hilary Barnard email:

Hilary Horses

Hi, I’m Hilary – I organise Camps for the Club and am also Safeguarding Officer. 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.

Website, Area 12 & Child Protection

Other contact emails for the club
General Enquiries
Website (Karl Edmond)