S&DRC Committee

Chair - Rachel Wood

Rachel is our chair. Rachel's horse Padstow had serious remedial issues and was impossible to handle on the ground.  Rachel has used Monty Robert Techniques, patience and a few gins to help Padstow overcome his issues. In contrast Rachel also owns the very beautiful Ardy, who loves to be watched which is probably the only reason he is good at dressage, His favourite game is to smash through show jumps as this always seems to attract attention!

 

Secretary  - Wendy Gredley 

Wendy is our club secretary and keeps us all in line. Wendy has been riding for nearly 50 years and rides a love dunn Connie. A lot of her time is taken up with her two grand daughters and elderly parents. Wendy gets as much enjoyment riding as well as watching her daughter, Emily ride progressing from leading rein to BE!  We now have a new generation nearly ready for her first pony. 

 

Treasurer - Jenna King 

Jenna joined the committee in 2021 taking on the role of treasurer. As a qualified accountant we can rest assured that the club finances will be kept in good order!

Jenna is an active member of the club, regularly attending clinics and competitions on her mare Misty. It was through the riding club that Jenna and Misty got into eventing. The pair compete at BE90 and in 2019 they represented the club at the BRC National Horse Trials Championships.

 

Team Manager  - Emily Spinks 

Emily is a brilliant team manager, understanding all the requirements of the role. Emily has a cracking Connemara and together they jump the scariest of ditches. 

Clinics co- ordination.  - John Gredley

 

Clinics Coordination: John has been involved recreationally with horses since the age of ten. His first horse was an Arab which he kept in snowy Ottawa, Ontario in Canada while serving as an Army Officer in the Canadian Forces and he was no less than president of the Ottawa Chapter of the International Arabian Horse Association in 1979-1981.

 

John and Wendy met at Bovington when he was on a course there in 1982 and that is how he got involved in horses in the UK. Little known fact – John qualified as a BHSAI in 1982. He has supported Emily and Wendy in their riding and he rides out on the occasional happy hack!

 

Clinics - Andrea Burns

Andrea, a skilled leader has worked with the committee to introduce a regular programme of clinics.  She is highly organised and a fan of Microsoft Excel, which means that we are now able to measure demand for different events.  An innovator at heart Andrea is keen to ensure that the club considers and develops in accordance with our members' suggestions. 

 

Andrea and her lovely mare are growing in confidence and representing the team at BRC qualifiers and club events. 

 

Clinics - Emma Whittington

 

Emma rides the beautiful Harley, who is a very handsome dunn gentleman.  Emma competed at the BRC 80cm Championships.  Emma, like the rest of us, enjoys a range of disciplines and riding together 

Club Safeguarding  Officer - Julie -Maria Skinner

Julie is new to the club and already a great asset having joined the committee and sharing her expertise. Julie looks forward to lots of fun with riding at club activities and pushing through the "yike" moments on her new Connie Monty.

 

 

Clinics - Angie Newnham

Angie is looking forward to helping the club to grow and achieve club objectives for the benefit of our members and equine partners