Saddle Club News - Catterick Garrison Saddle Club

Saddle Club News - Catterick Garrison Saddle Club

Saddle Club News Welcome to the new look Garrison Saddle Club Newsletter! Issue No.1 May/June 2010 Sue and her Monday 4.30pm class Diary Dates We N...

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Saddle Club News Welcome to the new look Garrison Saddle Club Newsletter!

Issue No.1 May/June 2010 Sue and her Monday 4.30pm class

Diary Dates

We Need Your News!

1 May

Dressage for all

3 May

Own a pony day

9 May

Work Party Day 10am

12 May

Susie Gibbs Show Jumping Clinic (contact Sarah Tubbs 07886 485201)

14 May

Hannah Moody Dressage Clinic (contact Michelle Slinger 01748 72661/07917 438904)

As this is the Members newsletter we want your input! What would you like to see? How regularly do you want a newsletter? How would you like to receive it i.e. via email, bills or hardcopy? What we would like from you are personal results and stories, top tips from horsecare to hacks. However, the most important thing we want is your feedback. We cannot put everything in but we will try to keep it informative and interesting.

16 May

Show Jumping for all

22 May

Dressage for all

23 May

Work Party Day 10am

30 May

Show Jumping for all

31 May

Own a pony day

31 May

Bedale PC/RDA/CGSC Pleasure Ride

11 June

CGSC Members’ Dinner (TBC)

18 July

One Day Event

We are planning to produce the newsletter every 2 months. We will produce monthly diary dates which will be posted on the board at the Saddle Club Loos Road & Richmond Road and emailed out to Members. We want to keep costs to a minimum so we will produce a small number of hardcopies but would prefer to email it out. Please can you pass on your email address to the contacts below.

9th & 23rd May are ‘Work Party Days’ 10am START Please turn up and help! There are always jobs to be done eg. paint jumps, mend fences…….make it a club effort!

Newsletter Contacts: Ally Turnbull (Liveries & Richmond Road Contact) [email protected] Tel: 01748 835954 Kate Jackson (Non-liveries & Saddle Club Loos Road Contact) [email protected] Mobile: 07825685329 Claire Gresswell (Newsletter Designer) [email protected]

Ollie

Michelle

Sue I.

Sue D.

‘Who’s Who’ at the Saddle Club? The CGSC is managed by the yard team on behalf of the CGSC committee of trustees. As a military saddle club it is primarily run to provide a riding establishment for the military community but of course civilians are welcome and encouraged to use the facilities as associate members. The trustees are responsible for ensuring that it is solvent and is running in accordance with the charter (currently being reviewed). CGSC Staff and Committee Members Key Committee Members: President: Col. Nick Millen Chairman: Lt. Col. Neil Unsworth Stables Officer: Maj. James Murray: James has the day to day responsibility of ensuring that the club is run effectively and safely. The yard management team liaise directly with him. He is also the primary contact for CGSC members and clients for issues that cannot be dealt with by the yard staff. Secretary: Capt. Hilary Grandison: Hilary is responsible for the administration of the club. She is the link with external organisations and ensures that our accreditation, membership of associations, qualifications and procedures are correct. Treasurer: Karen Murdoch: Karen ensures that we are solvent

and beyond financial reproach. She has responsibility for overseeing all transactions. Members’ Representative: VACANCY: This position on the committee is to represent all CGSC Members. If you are interested please contact the Stables Officer. Yard Staff: Yard Manager: Michelle Slinger: Michelle is also a committee member. She has responsibility for the management and daily administration of the yard. Head Girl: Lacie Richmond: Lacie assists Michelle in running the yard and ensures that horses and ponies are correctly turned out for lessons. Instructors: Military Instructor: LSgt Ollie King: Ollie has been a Military Instructor for Scots Guards, he has served on Public Duties and as the Adjutant’s Groom at Sandhurst as well as at other military saddle clubs. He is available for group or private lessons most days and has responsibility for the development of young riders. Freelance Instructors: Sona Hessel: Sona runs her own livery yard and is a successful dressage competitor. She instructs on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Sue Inman: Sue has been involved

in the CGSC for many years as a livery and instructor. She instructs on Monday evenings and Sunday mornings. Sue Doughty: Sue has been involved in the CGSC for many years as a livery and instructor. She instructs on Tuesday evenings.

The Easter Show

3 firsts for Abbie Winstanley & Hero!

This was a great success and saw a good turnout of competitors of all abilities. Thank you to all helpers, and a special thank you to Lily

McNab who stepped in to run the show jumping.

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Kids’ Corner Hi! Here is a word search for you. There is one word on the list that you won’t find in the search. E-mail that word to [email protected] to be entered into a draw to win a great pony prize! Don’t forget to tell us your name and age.

F S N I E R S K E A B W S

E L D I R B T C N S H A E

E L D D A S R U A H O B Y

D H L C O B A B M A O I H

U O F E L L W S H Y F T B

N L G N I P M U J W O H S

F O R E L O C K S H A C K

SHOWJUMPING, SADDLE, HAY, FORELOCK, BUCK, BAY, HACK, REINS, DOCK, DUN, COB, SHY, STRAW, FELL, HOOF, BIT, MANE, BRIDLE

Jokes, Stories & Information Got any jokes, stories or information you’d like to share? Just send to [email protected] oo.co.uk . Here’s a joke to be going on with. We’re sure you’ve got some better ones!

Q. A.

General Club Information: All bookings and cancellations are to be made through yard staff only: Michelle, Lacie, L.Sgt. Ollie King on 01748 872661 or 07917 438904 Cancellation Policy: Lessons • All cancellations must be made through the office. • Clients will be assumed to be attending unless they cancel. • No show without warning is charged at the full rate. • Cancellation on the day is charged at 50%. • Cancellation prior to the day will not be charged Facilities A 50% (non refundable) booking fee will be required in order to secure use of the facilities.

Lessons: L.Sgt. Ollie King is giving regular lessons on Saturday and Sunday mornings for novice children (5 years

plus) before they progress to full lessons. Contact Michelle on 01748 872661/07917 438904.

Prices: These have had to be amended in order to cover costs and encourage attendance but every effort has been made to keep them to a minimum. Please see the attachment for the new prices. Some prices have gone down!

CGSC telephone numbers and Facebook Page The contact numbers for the Saddle Club are:

Office: 01748 872661 (day/answer phone) Mobile: 07917 438904 (day/evening) The mobile number, after hours, is for emergencies only not for cancelling lessons and general enquiries. The Facebook Page is for daily communications, discussions and photos. Go to Catterick Garrison Saddle Club Group.

Yard Renovations

Thank you to RQMS Reynolds, WO2 Fitzwater and Sgt. Pirie for their time and skill Why did the pony have to gargle? with the ongoing Because it was feeling a little hoarse! renovations of the toilets

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