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Launch night for riding club

Front, chairman Lucie Scopes with Arnie and back, treasurer Catherine Cracknell, secretary Lynda Rickard and training organiser and vice chair Anne Bryce

Front, chairman Lucie Scopes with Arnie and back, treasurer Catherine Cracknell, secretary Lynda Rickard and training organiser and vice chair Anne Bryce

A new riding club for horse owners as well as enthusiasts who do not have their own horses will launch next week.

Crown Riding Club has been started by a group of keen Banburyshire riders with ambitious plans to put on training, tuition sessions, clinics and competitions in all disciplines.

Events and sessions are planned to attract people from all over Oxfordshire, Northants and Warwickshire and new members have been signing up in droves. “Our launch night takes place on Friday, January 31 at 7pm at Charlotte Dennis’s yard at Oak Tree Barn, Shutford,” said chairman Lucie Scopes.

“It’s going to be a bit of a party with drinks and nibbles and Charlotte, a very well known horsemanship expert, is going to be doing some amazing training demonstrations.”

The launch party is free and will give individuals a chance to ask questions and meet like-minded people before they decide whether to join the club.

The first event planned on Sunday is a showjumping taster with Joe MacDonald. Eventing expert Ginny Howe runs a showjumping clinic at Farthinghoe on February 1.

Also next month Helen Grace Bing runs a gridwork clinic, Natalie Allen will run a flatwork clinic at Edgehill Stud and Clare Deuten and Henry Boswell run combined training.

The committee has lined up dressage training including ‘bitless’ and dress-down versions, showing clinics with tips on how to win rosettes and much more.

“We aim to give riders a fun, friendly club run by a committee which is led by the members who all share the same passion. Whether is it for hacking, showjumping, dressage, eventing, even mounted games – everyone is welcome,” said Ms Scopes. See facebook.com/groups/crownridingclub

 

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