Mossvale Riding Club

| December 27, 2012

If you are looking for some activities to keep you busy this winter, Mossvale Riding Club are open to new memberships and have lots planned for the coming months.

mossvale_riding_clubBased at Mossvale Equestrian Centre, in Dromara in the heart of County Down they hold a monthly club night for show jumping lessons held on Tuesday nights open to both seniors and juniors. To book into these popular lessons, please contact Emma on- 07881 858 572.

Shown right: more fun at the hunt chase organised by Mossvale Riding Club

Flatwork lessons are taken by Alison Maston-Moore, every other tuesday of the month at mossvale equestrian centre and are for all ages and levels. Again please book with Emma on- 07881 858 572.

Alison Maston-Moore is a very popular choice for the club and we can understand why, as a List 1 Dressage Judge who coaches at all levels, she lives by the philosiphy “If the basics are right, the rest is not so difficult”. Her experience as a competitor, judge and freelance instructor mean she can combine the principles of all three aspects to ensure each lesson offers a fresh perspective to encourage our members in their learning progression.

Showjumper of the Year 2012 is organised by Mossvale Riding Club and has grown in popularity for the past few years to include many qualifying rounds as riders build to the crescendo of competing at the National Balmoral Championships in July to compete for this greatly coveted title.

Pictured left: Northern Ireland Riding Club Dressage Championship winners – Mossvale

The competition is open to all junior and senior riders who are fully paid up members of an affiliated british riding club. adults must have attained their 18th birthday on or before the 1st January 2011. Juniors must not have attained their 18th Birthday on or before the 1st January 2011. the british Riding Club Rule book applies with the following Variations – Junior novice – Fences max 70cm, horse or pony to have no more than 15 SJAI points
Junior open – Fences max 90cm, no points limit
Senior Novice – Fences max 80cm, Horses to have no SJAI points
Senior Open – Fences max 1m, Horses to have no more than 70 SJAI points
Seniors must ride 14hh and above – Date of birth must be included with entry – Proper Dress must be worn – Participants riding club must insure that they are capable of jumping at the level entered – riders may Qualify as many animals as they like and may ride them all at the final – no horse or pony may jump twice, 1st – 4th place in the qualifiers may enter the final – Qualifiers £15 ea for 2 round competition plus 1 round speed – Final £20mossvale_prizes

The club has a new website which you can view by clicking here. It is managed by the committee and keeps everyone up to date with planned activities for all members.

Pictured right: Our winter show jumping league winners, sponsored by Rowan Riding Wearx

Mossvale Riding Club was formed in 1983 and look forward to celebrating their 30th Anniversary next year. Based at Mossvale Equestrian Centre Church Rd Dromara, the club is indebted to Raymond and Shirley Jess for the use of their excellent facilities, as the club grows from strength to strength each year.

What’s on at Mossvale over the next few months…

Mossvale Riding Club host ‘jumping for all’ nights a couple of times a month on thursday nights which are open to absolutely every one !

The club also holds a dressage league which is also open to everyone so please consider this your invitation to enter and come along!

Tues 20th Nov, Flatwork Lesson Susanmossvale_lessons
Thurs 22nd Nov, Dressage League, prelim 18 & novice 28
Tues 27th Nov, Jumping lesson
Thurs 13th Dec, Jumping for all
Thurs 10th Jan Jumping for all
Thurs 17th Jan Jumping for all
Thurs 24th Jan Jumping for all
Thurs 31st Jan Dressage for all

Pictured right: Alison Mastin Moore giving a dressage lesson to three of mossvale riding club members

Jumping starts at 7.30 sharp with heights to suit all levels , members £5 per comp and non members £7 per comp .

Dressage entries must be received no later than the night before the competition , times will be given prior to the night. £5 for members £7 for non members . Intro , prelim and novice classes
Contact emma on 07881 858572 for details

mossvale_clubAdult riding members £35 for the year
Junior riding members £25 for the year and non riding £15
All comps £5 for members and £7 for non members

Pictured left: a member competing in our annual hunt chase

If you would like to be part of the Mossvale Riding Club and enquire about joining the club, please feel free to contact either Emma or Noeline on the contact details below:

Emma Andrews
Mossvale riding Club
16 Raffertys hill

Noeline Hanna
100 Finnis RD
BT25 2HT

Contact Details:

Emma 07881 858 572
Noeline 07979 400464

To download a membership application, please click here

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