Saturday 22nd September is the date and you're all invited to this FUNdraiser.

The generous sponsors are already onboard - The Orcadian, Casey Construction, Northvet, Flett & Carmichael, and Birsay Farmers.

Now lots of help is needed from the equestrian fraternity to make the event happen, including tidying up and setting up beforehand, getting tables & chairs down from upstairs, decorating etc. Donations of food for both the daytime event (anything easy like soup, mince, chilli etc) and buffet items for the evening show - savoury & sweet please. For now the organisers are looking for offers from folk to do a stint in the kitchen during the daytime show on the Saturday, and for people to go on the door on the Saturday night taking ticket money as the spectators come in, or selling raffle tickets?

Anyone who can help would be warmly welcomed and should contact Christina Bichan on Facebook or email her: c_bichan@hotmail.com. 

The Peedie HOYS daytime show is for all those who have received qualifier cards, Like last year it will start with Working Hunter, and then move onto the Ridden and Inhand classes running at the same time in the split arena. The top 3 from each class will receive the Golden rosette to go through to the Evening Finale. You must make sure you enter though so get them sent into Chrissy Bichan by next Friday the 14th. 
For anyone not qualified already, there is a chance to do so on the 22nd as there will be an Open Mixed Qualifying Class in both the Ridden and Inhand sections, and again the top 3 from each will get the golden rosettes for the evening. It's certainly worth entering on the day as last year one of the late entries ended up as a Reserve Champion! The Open Qualifiers will be enter-on-the-day @ £15 each, but those who have been sent qualifying tickets must enter in advance by the 14th.

The Evening entertainment is planned to be a Puissance with a Junior and Senior competition. Anyone interested in taking part should give their names to Chrissy Bichan by the 14th - the emphasis is on Fun and Fundraising and it will start small.

The Day Wishart Memorial Trophy will also be awarded during the evening part of Peedie HOYS. Anyone wanting to nominate someone they think is worthy of receiving the trophy should send the details to: helenfoulis@btinternet.com. A form is on the link below. 




19 August 2018Dressage League 2018


League 5 will be held on Sunday 16th September and an entry form can be downloaded form the link above, and must be returned with entry fee by Thursday 13th. 

RC/PC classes will be combined unless entries are high enough to warrant a split. League points will be still awarded separately for RC & PC. You can enter more than one class and tests can be read out. You don’t have to ride at all the leagues to take part. Newcomers are very welcome.

Although we try to accommodate time requests, this is not always possible, and it’s easier to keep tests together in class order.

All registered pure-bred native ponies are invited to compete for the Thorfinn of Tormore Memorial Quaiche which will be presented to the pony with the highest average percentage at the end of the League.  If not done so previously, please supply the pony Society Registration Number and a copy of the Registration document - if you have sent this in previous years you don't need to do so again. 

The 2018 Dressage League Tests can be found on the links below:

Minimus - Intro B:  http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/RIDINGCLUB/documents/dressage-tests/intro-b.pdf

Novice - Prelim 12:  


Intermediate: Prelim 18:


Open: Novice 23: 


Elementary 45: 



12 August 2018Visiting Coaches

We are so lucky to have such respected coaches willing to come to Orkney.  

Sue Hendry from 13th to 15th October and a booking form can be found on the link below and must be returned to Katie Coward by Monday 1st October. 


Colin Hexley from 30th November to 2nd December

James Munro is teaching on Sunday 23rd September at the Riding Centre - bookings to Chrissy Bichan.  

James also has regular dates at Cruan over the winter which are posted on the Cruan FB page. 



Our membership year runs from the 1st October, although new (& renewing) members can join at any time. 

The cost is £25 for a riding/competing member or £20 for a non-riding member. You must be aged 18 to join. 

We welcome new members - a membership form should be available on the link above, and also in the Library section or email: helenfoulis@btinternet.com. 



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