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 2018

BVRC Winter Supper Evening – Friday 9th February 2018, 7.30pm at the The Old Bell & Crown, Hatherden, Nr Andover Hants SP11 0HT

A select bunch gathered in The Old Bell & Crown and enjoyed a very good meal.  A few who had ordered a starter and main for their 2 courses, succumbed to the dessert menu and paid extra for ice cream!  Was it simply the short notice that prevented a bigger gathering or would members prefer Indian or Chinese?  Committee members would welcome your thoughts whenever you happen to see one of them.

 

BVRC Xmas Ride, Larkhill Racecourse, Date TBC

Each year we usually hold a pre-Christmas ride for members and guests (by invitation only) across Salisbury Plain starting and finishing at Larkhill Racecourse.  This year, with the Plain only standing down from military activities on 22nd December, we have slipped the date to New Year’s Eve.  What better way to see out 2017 than a brisk ride on Salisbury Plain with friends.   

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.

Names must be logged with the organiser in advance and as these rides are usually popular you need to register your interest early.

The ride is free to members and a small charge of £5 to friends (16 years and over), payable on the day.

Please 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.  Emergency contact on the day only is 07377 087121 (no texts).

 2019

BVRC Annual Quiz Night – Date: TBC

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

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 £5 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…..

Socials being considered by the Committee:

(Other ideas would be gratefully received.)

Equine Dental Technician Talk – Horse Fillings.  Chris Pearce.

Practical Introduction to Horseball at Quob EC

Preparing for Dressage to Music Talk & Demonstration

Showing Masterclass