As I write this the final competition has been run and the season has now ended.
We still have 2 Clinics, Sarah Perry Poles and Grids (this is full) and a new clinic with a club favourite Douglas Hibbert who has kindly offered us the use of his facilities at his farm (see details in newsletter regarding date and information).
The AGM this year for obvious reasons will not be taking place in the Village Hall so sadly we will not be partaking in Catherine’s legendary mince pies, in the newsletter there is information on how this is going to be run this year. Please take time to read and complete the paperwork and return to us where appropriate. As we have said many times before this is your chance to have your say in shaping the Clubs future. Also if anyone is wanting to join the Committee please let me know or even if you are just interested in helping with running a particular discipline – we could really do with some help on the Show Jumping front. There will only be 3 trophies awarded this year which relate to the sponsored ride and the Chairman’s Merit Cup. Any points earned during 2020 will be carried forward into 2021 when hopefully we will be able to have an AGM in some shape or form so if you were awarded a cup at the 2019 AGM please keep it safe and sound until next year.
One thing for certain is that Covid is going to be with us well into 2021 which presents ongoing challenges for the Club. We know our revenue will be reduced but we still have to cover the Clubs overheads. To that end if you currently have your newsletter posted could we send it to you by email in the future - the cost of postage has increased steeply over the last couple of years and the benefit would be that you would receive the newsletter much quicker than “snail mail”. potentially this could save the Club up to £200 a year! Please let Diana know your email address so that we can send it to you electronically.
I would like to extend my thanks to you all for your fantastic support during 2020 and I look forward to seeing you at one of the Clubs events during 2021.
Regards all and stay safe.