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EFRA Annual General Meeting:  7th March, Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Please come to have your say & support your club.

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David Gatherer 2 Day Jumping Clinic at ISEC 2nd & 3rd March

Applications open on 17th February and close on 27th.

Apply on Horsemonkey

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EFRA Members Points League

Here are the points winners for the Dressage Winter League kindly sponsored by Timpendean Equestrian and the Showjumping Winter League kindly sponsored by Grant Huggan Equine Dental Services. Also the Pitmeddan Wilco Salver, John Payne Trophy for 2023 and the Brodie Cup for the Coloured horse with the most points. The prizes will be presented at the Getogether on 23rd February at The Auld Cross Keys, Denholm. We hope the winners will be there to collect them. See below for  details of menu choices

Winter League results and Prizewinners 2023

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TRAINING DATES FOR  early 2024 are on the Calendar page.

We have tried to cover most disciplines with different trainers. Hopefully you will use the Les, David and Claire training as progressive.   Application information will be online before each event.

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COMPETITION DATES for 2024 are now on the competitions page.

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FIRST AID COURSE: March 30th at St Boswells village hall.

Can we please have volunteers to do a one day Emergency First Aid at Work course?

The club will pay, but you must be willing to be the first aider at 2 club events during the year.

Also for people who need to renew.

contact Penny Stratford pennystratford@aol.com 07917867276

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PLEASE SEE MEMBERSHIP PAGE FOR RENEWALS

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 Training for EFRA members

If there is enough interest Anne Millar will continue with Tuesday evening classes at 6.30pm

names to her by the Monday.

Thursday morning classes will continue at 11am. Names by  the Wednesday please.

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IMPORTANT NEW BRC WHIP RULE

G23.1.1: Whips The use of the whip must be for an appropriate reason, at an appropriate time, on the correct area of the horse and with the appropriate level of response.

Appropriate Reason: The whip must only be used as an aid to support the natural aids in encouraging the pony/horse forward, or to help the rider to encourage the pony/ horse in the right direction. For example, it may be used down the shoulder to keep a horse straight on the approach to a fence. It must never be used to vent a rider’s temper; any use for such a reason is automatically excessive.

Appropriate Time: As an aid, the appropriate time is when the pony/horse is reluctant to go forward under natural aids i.e. seat and legs. Its use, for instance, after a refusal when a pony/horse has turned away, is excessive. Its use after elimination is excessive.

Right area of the horse: As an aid to go forward the whip may be used down the shoulder or behind the rider’s leg. The use of a whip on a pony’s/ horse’s head or neck is always excessive use.

Appropriate Level of Response: the whip should never be used more than three times during any incident; and if the pony/horse is marked by the whip (skin broken or a welt) its use is excessive. (The rider is expected to know if the pony/horse has sensitive skin and must use the whip accordingly). The arm should never be raised above the shoulder whilst using the whip. The whip should always be carried and used in the backhand (handle pointed upwards) position and never in the forehand position (handle pointed downwards).

Misuse of a whip: If, in the opinion of the judge/official, a whip is misused/overused the rider may face up to 25 penalties or disqualification at the discretion of the Official Steward.

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Hat & Body Protector Standards for 2023

In order to ensure riders are wearing the most up to date riding hats, please note that from the 1st January 2023, the following hat standards will no longer be accepted, due to the age of hats made to these standards:

1. PAS O15 1998 2. SNELL2001

To manage this change, a new colour of hat tag will be required for all BE, PC and BRC activities from 1st January 2023.

Link to new Hat standards

Link to new Body Protector Standards

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How to find EFRA events on Horsemonkey - just enter EFRA (doesn't have to be capitals) in the search box and click on 'search' all our events that are open for entries should appear.

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Club Training

Club classes, Tuesday nights 6.30pm and Thursdays at 11am with Anne. Please contact her directly on 07801577600

Cost if 1 or 2 £15 if more £10

Fiona Busby is willing to teach at Cavers and Dryden on Tuesday mornings, please contact Fiona directly on 01387 380551/07974 550010

BRC Handbook 2024

Can be downloaded from the BRC Website - Click here for link

 

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