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Rights of Way Talk.  POSTPONED

The Weyhill Fair pub, Weyhill, SP11 0PP.  If you hack out on your horse and use bridleways or byways then this talk will be relevant to you.  Perhaps there is a track that you are no longer able to use or a gate that is difficult to open from a horse.  Come along to find out what can be done to improve your hacking.  

The Community Engagement Rangers from Hampshire County Council’s Access Teams are hosting a short presentation about the Rights of Way network.  This presentation will provide an overview of how the network is managed, with a focus on Bridleways.

If you intend to eat at the pub please ensure you arrive in time to order and finish your meal before the talk starts as food may not be taken into the conference room.

 

BVRC Spring Farm Ride, Tangley, Saturday 27th May 2017

Tangley Farm, Tangley, Andover, Hampshire SP11 0RZ.  By kind permission of Lesley and Alan Dale.

Meet 10.00am, ready to depart at 10.30am, return by 3pm

The ride will pass through villages and woodland, taking in quiet country lanes, tracks and byways. There will be some gates and potentially the odd natural obstacle.  There will be one ride led by Victoria Smith (or whoever’s horse walks the quickest!!).  We will stop approximately half way for refreshments to include a roll (tuna/ham/cheese) and soft drinks. There is a minimal charge for refreshments at £2.50 per person.

Parking at the farm. Please be aware that there are no ‘facilities’.

Contact Victoria Smith to book your place and your roll:  victoriakershaw[at]hotmail.com or 07789 004364.

 

 

Socials being planned by the Committee for 2017:

Equine Dental Technician Talk – Horse Fillings.  Chris Pearce.

Practical Introduction to Horseball at Quob EC

Preparing for Dressage to Music Talk & Demonstration

Showing Masterclass

BVRC Christmas Social Ride, Larkhill Racecourse

Each year we usually hold a pre-Christmas ride for members and guests across Salisbury Plain starting and finishing at Larkhill Racecourse.   Names must be logged with the organiser in advance.

There are usually two groups, one cantering about a bit more than the other mostly walk/trot ride. When we return to the lorry park there will be mulled wine and mince pies to consume before you head off home.

These rides are usually popular so register your interest early.

The ride is free to members and a small charge of £4 to friends (16 years and over), payable on the day.

Arrive in time to be ready for a 10.30am departure and we aim to be back at the parking area about 12.30pm for refreshments.

 

2018

BVRC Annual Quiz Night – 2018 at TBC, 7.30-8pm.

Our popular annual quiz is for members and guests.  The quiz includes several rounds of questions each on a different topic e.g. General Knowledge, Sport, Entertainment, etc. with equestrian questions in a round or mixed in.

A couple of ‘beer rounds’ are included to allow us to keep topped up with food & drink.  Four or five people can make up a team, or if you come on your own then just turn up and we can find a team for you to join.

A list of devious questions will be devised, guaranteed to get the old grey cells working and provide plenty of amusement.

 

BVRC Hot Cross Bun Social Ride, Bulford/Tidworth Road, Good Friday, 30th March 2018

Each year we usually hold a Hot Cross Bun ride across Salisbury Plain for members and guests starting and finishing opposite ‘F’ Range mid-way between Bulford and Tidworth on the road past all the Army ranges.  The turning to the south is on the Bulford side of the Cross Belt (which marks the Hampshire Wiltshire border) off the Tidworth Road/Bulford Road.  Parking is on the open grass by the trees, opposite the entrance to the clearly signposted F Range – watch for the orange BVRC signs to guide you in.

There are usually two groups, one cantering about a bit more than the other walk/trot ride.  There is a stop, two thirds around the ride, in a sheltered covert, for some warming coffee or refreshing juice and as many hot cross buns as you can eat or stuff in your pockets.

Anyone who has been on one of these rides will tell you it is not to be missed with everyone, riders and horses, coming back to the lorries with smiles on their faces!

The ride is free to members and a small charge of £4 to friends (16 years and over), payable on the day.

Meet at 10.15am ready to ride, for a 10.30am departure and we aim to be back at the parking area by 1pm.

This is always a well attended event so please call Lindsay (01264 772388 email: nag[at]bvrc.co.uk) to book your Hot Cross bun(s).

On this ride it is always a good idea to plan for every climate eventuality as it has been known to snow and blow but don’t let that put you off…..