Merry Christmas & New Membership

Wishing all our members a very Merry Christmas .

Now that the year is fast coming to a close , don’t forget to renew your membership ready for the 2021 season & staying at £25.

We’ve already had great successes since the AGM on December 3rd.

6th Dec : Area 19 Arena Eventing Qualifier at Bicton arena with Sr & Jr Team & individual placings  – championships to take place at Aston le Walls in March.

13th Dec : Area 19 Junior Dressage / SJ day Qualifier at Colraine EC , again the juniors absolutely smashed it out of the park with many individual and team placings – BRC champions Arena UK in March and Bury Farm in April .

With so many championships it would be appreciated if any of our members could or know of a business that would be happy to help towards costs , Especially to purchase team clothing ?

Our final event this year was our annual Christmas show Jumping held at Duchy college, the event was very well attended with over 100 class entries. I’d like to say a very special thank you to Cathy Busby who organised this event but also Megan and Rosie for helping out all day along with all our volunteers, we can not run without your help. We where also very lucky to have Jane Fisher who is our BRC Area Rep & her husband Steve who judged the showjumping.
All being well we have a busy January.

Starting with John Chubb Dressage clinic 10th Jan , followed by our Dressage competition  17th Jan , both at Duchy college, see website for events & clinics for 2021.

We welcome any feedback & ideas the members might have & look forward in meeting you all out & about next year.

Happy New year to you all & stay safe.

Cynthia Robinson

ECRC News from Vanessa – October 2020


Hello All

Well, I think most of us agree it’s been a surreal year but at least the weather has been fairly kind to us – until now!!  A wet and windy weekend ahead but let’s hope it will clear in time to enjoy some of the following activities…..

Saturday, 10th October – Pole Work Clinic (limited spaces available)

Duchy College

Members                    Non-Members

2 sharing £35              £37

3 sharing £24              £26

4 sharing £18              £20

Tuesday, 10th November (evening) – Flat Work Clinic

Tessa Henwood- BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship – As a freelance Instructor with twenty five years experience, Tessa specialises in dressage having competed to Prix St George and coaches at all levels of ability and disciplines with an encouraging and confidence giving approach.

Duchy College

Members                        Non-members

2 sharing £33                  £35

3 sharing £23                  £25

4 sharing  £17                 £19

Team Events

Senior Dressage – Sunday, 1st November,  Duchy Collage

Please contact Caroline Wills –

Junior and Senior Arena Eventing – Saturday, 7th November – Bicton

Juniors please contact Cathy Busby –

Seniors please contact Pat Hatch –

Junior Day Dressage & Show Jumping – Saturday, 14th Nov

Please contact Cathy Busby –

Have fun and kick on!


BRC Update on Rule of Six and Riding Club Activities – September 2020

Dear Members,

Good news!

Here is the response from BRC in relation to the recent government directive re numbers allowed in a gathering

SportEngland have received confirmation from government that the new “rule of six” in England does not apply to organized sport and leisure activities. Riding clubs can continue with their usual activities providing all Covid protocols are strictly adhered to.

“We have sought clarity on what the latest update means for sport and physical activity, and while social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue, as can organised outdoor sports and physical activity events.” – sportengland

Riding Clubs are able to continue to operate as usual although social activities e.g. barbecues for more than six people are not permitted.

It is vital that all clubs continue to follow the Covid safety protocols which can be found here – [](

Cynthia Robinson, Chair

ECRC News from Vanessa – September 2020

Hi All

Temperatures may be dropping slightly but here we have another great opportunity to get you and your horse out and about – 

Louise Sharpe polework/gridwork sessions at Ducy College

19th September between 10am – 2pm

10th October between 10am -2pm

Groups session

2 sharing £35 per person

3 sharing £24 per person

4 sharing £18 per person

Prices include cost of school hire.  To book please contact: Cathy Busby

Louise Sharpe BHS APC level 4 in Complete Horsemanship, formally known as BHSII. Louise has grown up with horses, competing at BSJA and BE to Foxhunter and Intermediate level with her horses Ebonite and Finian. Louise has worked internationally and trained with some great professionals, won two bursaries to train with the best coaches in the world. Trained in France and Spain with Leonardo da Vinci Programme. Since then, she has worked for Cornwall College for 10yrs and Bicton College for 1yr.  Now she works with an exciting new team at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary, delivering EAL and EFL programmes. Louise is a pony club mum and as a family she produces young horses to be allround competition horses, successful in the show ring, now a panel Judge for VHS and SSADS. Louise has a passion for training, horse and rider mind setting, coping with nerves, focussing on your goals, but most importantly having fun. She has a sharp eye and a very popular coach with all ages.

Have fun and kick on!

ECRC Committee

ECRC News from Vanessa – July (2) 2020

Hi All
Hope you’re keeping cool out there!
Just a quick note with a few highlighted dates of some fun stuff coming up in the ECRC diary.
2nd August – Tamsyn Hutchins Polework Clinic
New Barn Stud, Widegates
ECRC Members  £15 pp
BRC Members £20pp
Non Members £25pp .
Please contact Cynthia Robinson –
8th August – Clare Deithrick Flatwork Clinic
Duchy College, Stoke Climsland
ECRC Members  £18pp
BRC Members £22pp
Non Members £25pp
Please contact Cynthia Robinson –
15th Andrew Lovell Show Jumping Clinic
Hendra Farm, Liskeard
2 sharing £30

3 sharing £25

Please contact Cathy Busby –

16th August – Team Dressage

Please contact Caroline Wills for more details –
Have fun everyone!
Kick on
ECRC Committee