WORDS: Maz Bradley
PICTURES: John Bradley
MEMBERS of Pole Moor Riding Club held their annual meeting on Tuesday evening March 9 at the Rose and Crown, Slaithwaite.
Members enjoyed a pleasant evening, listening to the reports and watching slide shows of previous club activities.
Members were thanked for their participation and help throughout the year and plans for the coming season were unveiled.
There are many events ahead – including an Easter Bonnet Ride on Sunday April 4 from The Pennine Manor, suitable for all, including lead-rein.
The Fun Show is a not-to-be-missed event on Saturday May 15 at Bolster Moor. Check out the website for events and how to join the club on: www.polemoorridingclub.co.uk
The club supports two charities each year and raises funds at many fun events and fancy dress rides. Cheques for £318.90 each, were presented by club treasurer Nicola Turner to Heather Coupland from Slaithwaite, representing Andrea’s Gift – a charity for brain tumour research and also to Christine Bradley, from Slaithwaite, representing Riding for the Disabled.
Both representatives were delighted with the funds raised by the club and thanked everyone and told members about the good work carried out.
It was then time for the presentations. Excited members waited to see who had won the awards at the summer points shows, gymkhana and handy horse competitions.
Awards were as follows:
Points shows trophies went to: Novice Jumping – Katie Turner and Doodles. Intermediate Jumping – Leander Bucci and Jade. Open Jumping – Leander Bucci and Jade. Novelty Jumping – Leander Bucci and Jade. Novice Equitation – Fern Phillips on Dancer. Open Equitation – Fern Phillips on Dancer. Gymkhana and Handy Pony Champion – Charlie Holmes on Eva. Gymkhana and Handy Horse champion – Sharon Holmes on Mr Murdoch.
The Most Committed Member trophy went to John Turner.
The Most Improved Rider trophy was won by Fern Phillips.
The winners had big happy smiles and members gave them a huge round of applause – Fern even guessed the name of a cuddly toy to win it.
Didn’t she do well!