NATURAL FENCES COMPETITION WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE
| This competition is just what it says it is - jumping over "natural" or working hunter-type fences. This is a Points Competition so will be run in four sections i.e. Nursery Novice (about 2'3"), Novice (2'6"), Intermediate (2'9") and Open - and, just like normal showjumping, clear rounds go into a jump-off against the clock over a slightly raised and shortened course. We will start around 7.00pm with the Nursery Novices working up to the Opens. This will be in the main Springturf (grass) ring. Entries on the field.|
Course build time still to be confirmed but likely to be on Tuesday at 7pm - watch Facebook for any changes. Help needed to put out fences and also on the night. Usual show dress code i.e. jackets, jodhpurs/breeches,boots, hats etc. but no need to plait up. Its a good way to get in some practice over rustic fences ahead of the Open Showing Show on 7th July!
VANDALISM AT CLUB FIELD
| Just to let you know that we are continuing to have problems from local yobs trying to break into our steel containers. At last nights meeting we found more damage - they had been trying to get onto the roofs and put poles on top of the cabin etc; they also removed the padlock from the gate at the water crossing. Tonight, when I went up to field to meet yet another policeman, we found that they have now turned their attention to the newly arrived office container. The damage is minimal but it is really annoying. The police have said they will increase visits at night time to see if they can catch them in action but this is obviously a long shot. Meantime, can all members keep a close eye on the field - and if you spot anything untoward, please contact Glenrothes Police on 101 or call in at Napier Road Police Station.|
CRAIGIE SPRING HUNTER TRIALS
| Over 180 riders turned up for the Spring Hunter Trials held at Craigie Farm , by Leuchars, courtesy Club President John Foster. This is the 35th year of running competitions at Craigie and yet again we had cause to feel very lucky to have been supported by the Foster family over the years as we enjoyed perfect going and blue skies, whilst others who had opted to go the Gleneagles instead were appparently ankle deep in mud in the pouring rain - shame!|
As ever the classes were hotly contested but FRC members were in the ribbons throughout the day.
Many thanks to all our hard working volunteers who turned up in good numbers not only to get the track ready, but also on the Friday before to flag & rope the course, on the Saturday to attend to the final touches and put up tents but also on the day itself - we simply cannot run this competition without the goodwill of our helpers, so thank you one and all. Judging by the positive feedback from riders throughout the day, we must be doing something right. Well done everyone who helped in any way.
The results of the competition will be on the "Events" page shortly.
IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL…
| We try not to cancel if at all possible but the weather this “summer” has been exceptionally bad and occasionally we have to accept defeat! |
As far as Wednesday Night meetings are concerned, the latest time we can cancel is around 5pm.
If the decision to cancel has been made, a note to this effect will be placed on the FRC website and also on our Facebook page. If you do not have access to the website or Facebook then you should text Linda on 07740 027427 (after 5pm) to avoid a wasted trip.
As far as weekend shows are concerned, if there is any doubt about the weather or ground conditions, a site inspection will be made at about 8am. If cancelled, again a note will go on the website or Facebook page or else the show organiser should be contacted by text or phone after 8.30am for an update.
USE OF CLUB FIELD
|A reminders that the club field can only be used by members & must be booked in advance through Susan Kerr on 0770 600 9161. Further details on using the clubs facilities, the club Constitution & Bye Laws are available on the membership page |
|We now have a facility that allows us to be more efficient at organising events. Members can volunteer to help at specific competitions & preparation for events via the following link |
|For those of you who don't already know FRC now has its own Facebook Group. Check it out for all the latest news, gossip and updates. Please note only members can join & comment on the FRC Group. |