ECRC News from Vanessa – January 2020

Hi All
Hope you all had a great time over the Christmas holidays and are managing to cope with the relentless deluge!  Here’s hoping the sun will show up soon so you can start to get out and about again with your four legged friends.
With this in mind, if you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2020 then please send across to the address above (membership form attached)
Don’t forget to keep a keen eye on the website for upcoming dates and ensure you are linked to the Facebook page.
New for this year, we will be trialling the option of your club paying the initial head office fees for all championship qualifiers along with other subsidised events as we go through the calendar.  Hoping this will encourage everyone to ‘have a go’!
Just a few highlights in the coming weeks:
31 Jan – Claire Deithrick Flatwork Clinic at Duchy College
01 Feb – An evening with Richard Waygood at The Cardinal’s Hatt
16 Feb – SHOW JUMPING QUALIFIER – Duchy College. ENTRIES CLOSE 22nd Jan 2020.
Please contact Cathy Busy at for further information – Delighted for both current and new members to take part
Senior 80cm & 90cm Mixed Senior/Junior 100 & 110.
Riders may compete in 2 heights on same horse (70cm horses exempt) as long as these are consecutive and both are eligible, 1 as a team and 1 an Individual.
BS points are allowed. Please check with Cathy for eligibility.
Entry Fee: £14 per height (ECRC are funding the Head Office fees).
Members must have renewed by 22nd Jan 2020. Payment must be received by 22nd Jan to secure your place and enable our Treasurer to enter the correct number of teams/Individuals with Head Office.
Note:  The Championships are scheduled for 28-29th March (80cm) 24th-26th April (90cm+)
Important reminder – 3rd Apr – Senior Camp at Pontispool
Finally, don’t forget we have a great deal on Club Clothing easily purchased via the link on our website –
So here we go with another exciting season and hope everyone can get out and have some fun.
May your wellies never spring a leak!!
Best Wishes
ECRC Committee

Christmas Message from Cynthia Robinson

Dear Members,

As 2019 draws to a close, I would just like to say a massive thank  you to all our members who have been  very active this year and again very successful.   We have had seniors and juniors representing ECRC at various BRC National Championships (we even have a National Style champion, who was part of the Winning Area 19 team)!

What was new this year?  We introduced a wider range of training clinics at affordable prices.   These are open to all our members and all abilities and 2020 dates have now been uploaded to the website.  We started an endurance squad and we are actively seeking new team members to join.  If you  love hacking  this is a great opportunity to ride through some stunning locations .  Club clothing is now also available with details on our website.  It will be lovely to see members out and about in the new gear and promoting the club. To all of the ECRC committee your help and support over this last year has been invaluable . We had to say goodbye to three members , who will be a great loss to the club.  If anyone is looking to join the committee, please contact anyone of us for more info. We strive to be an inclusive club and welcoming for everyone.  And last but not least – a huge thank you to our volunteers, both members and non members.  We cannot run our events without you and you have been truly amazing through 2019.

So what is new for 2020?  Watch out for details of our new junior camp at Centyfield; and for details of our coach trips to the best national equine events. Keep checking our website for news and updates.

Thank you , for all your support over 2019.  We wish you all a happy and successful 2020 . Happy  Christmas to you all.

Cynthia Robinson ECRC Chair

Amazing 51 Volunteer Hours Given at Xmas SJ!

A very big thank you from the ECRC Committee for everyone, members and non members,  who helped out at the Christmas SJ earlier this month – whether it was with setting up; running the competition; or clearing away after – a staggering 51 hours given in total  (without counting the hours given by  committee members). Your hours given have all been recorded and will count towards the annual awards which will be made at the 2020 AGM.

Also thank you to everyone who took part – again, all members who took part, whether or not you were placed,  will have scored points towards the annual club points awards.  We hope too you enjoyed it as much as we did!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – 2020 SW Endurance/Pleasure Rides

A wet week is the ideal time to update your 2020 calendar – especially with these planned local endurance (and pleasure) rides.  Hoping to have a few more joining our endurance squad – let Mel Wilton know if you are interested: (apologies for including a pic of Lottie – obviously there will be lots more better pics of other horses!):


February  9th Hallworthy PR (pleasure ride)

February 23rd Golden Mill PR

March 8th Colquite PR

March 15th Okehampton PR

March 22nd Wadebridge GER (graded endurance ride)/PR

April 5th Haytor GER/PR

April 19 Colquite GER/PR

May 17th Penpont GER/PR inc. Cornwall v Devon Challenge

May 23/24th Golden Horseshoe (Exmoor)

June 20/21st Boconnoc CER/GER/PR

July 12th Pegasus GER/PR

September 6th Dartmoor GER/PR

September 20th Camelford GER/PR