Photos by courtesy of L Whitley-Beal and J Wilson

WELL DONE to all Poacher members, past and present, for their achievements at the National Indoor Championships at Keysoe!!

WELCOME


WINTER INDOORS 2018/2019

Once again Poacher will be holding their Winter Indoor Championship in conjuction with ICD UK Ltd at Tickhill

Remember to renew your Club membership BEFORE 1st January 2019 to keep qualifying. If you haven't renewed by this date you will no longer be eligable for qualification

Qualifying Dates Are:

30th September 2018, 4th November 2018, 2nd December 2018

13th January 2019, 3rd February 2019, 10th March 2019


KEYSOE 2018

Anne Chambers, Runner Up in the Tandem Class at Keysoe 2018

(Photo by courtesy of Jane Wilson)

WELL DONE Anne!!!!


NOVICE PONY CLASS

Kelly Wilson and Orla in Obstacle 2

(Click on photo to view video)


SMALL PONY CLASS

Richard Wood and Charlie in Obstacle 1

(Click on photo to view video)


CLUB WINTER INDOOR DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP

The winner of the 2017 / 18 season was

KELLY WILSON

and the Runner Up was

JOHN GADSBY

WELL DONE Kelly for your 4th successive win!!!


COMMITTEE 2018

The 2018 Committee has now been formed

Roles are as follows:

Chairperson - Anne Chambers

Secretary - Carol Wood

Treasurer - Richard Wood

Course Builders - Richard Wood, Mike Lawson and John Gadsby

Health & Safety Officer - Mike Lawson

Steward Secretaries - Jayne Hayes and Sally Milburn

(In conjunction with Rebekah Spowage)

Publicity - Anne Chambers

Minutes Secretary - Sally Milburn

(Who will also be responsible for producing the newsletter)


2017 CUP WINNERS

OPEN CLASS - CAROL WOOD

NOVICE CLASS - JOHN GADSBY

COMBINED LEAGUE CHAMPION - JOHN GADSBY

MOST IMPROVED NOVICE - JAYNE HAYES

SWISS DERBY PLATE - ANNE CHAMBERS

HIGHEST AVERAGE DRESSAGE SCORE - KELLY WILSON

STEWARDS OF THE YEAR - SHEILA BROOKES

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR - CHRISTINE and FRANKIE LYTE

KING of the CONES - CAROL WOOD

Well done to all our Winners. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018!!!


BODY PROTECTORS

The Committee has been in contact with BC with regard to the compulsory wearing of body protectors and have asked the following question with regard to their ruling:

"Can a club choose to opt out of this rule?

BC replies: As to opting out of the new rule, the position is that the rule will apply at any event run in accordance with BC’s rules. BC cannot force any club to adopt our rules, but our expectation is that affiliated clubs will do so. I am not aware of any clubs opting out.

Furthermore they state that:

“The insurance policy does not specify that all persons on the carriage must wear a body or back protector and the response to the FAQ did not say that not wearing a back protector would be a breach of the condition.”

With these responses in mind the Club has decided that whilst it recommends the use of body protectors, it will not make it compulsory. If BC insists that we must comply with their new ruling then the Club will revisit the rulebook.”

(See Rule 28 with regard to Junior Drivers)

CLUB SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Following training on the current Government Safeguarding legislation organised by BC, the club is pleased to announce that Anne Chambers and Carol Wood are the 2 appointed Club Safeguarding Officers (incorporating - Child Protection together with Vulnerable Adults and Welfare).


FOR INFORMATION ONLY: As we keep a list of all members details on a database we are bound by the Data Protection Act 1998, which means that we are not allowed to give any member information to a third party without the members' permission.

All membership renewal forms will give you the option to say whether or not you agree to having your information divulged or not to other members.

This information will NOT be made available to anyone other than club members


Please send Carol details of anything that you want to advertise on the website for sale. Advertisments do not have to be equestrian related. There is no charge to Club members for advertising.


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