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NI Riding Club Championships

Good Luck to our members Sarah Bradshaw and Sharon McGimpsey as they head to the Riding Clubs  Dressage  Championships at  Laurel View Equestrian Centre on Sunday 16th October 2016.   Chef d' euippe is Deborah Donnell.

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Welcome to the new Committee for 2016/17

At the Annual General Meeting on 5th October new Committee members were elected.  The Committee for 2016/17 are as follows:-

Chairperson - Stephen Murphy 

Secretary - Sharon McGimpsey

Treasurer - Ruth Hendry

Joining them are Committee members:-

Alison Reid, Jacky Reid, Sheila Robinson, Lally McMillan, Jan Beaumont and Sharon Regan.

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Memberships are now due for 2016/17. 

If you would like to join Gransha Riding Club please go to our website and download the new member form on the Join Us page.  Existing members will receive a renewal form via email or it can be downloaded from our website also  Please fill in all details  and return with  your cheques by the 16th November 2016.  

Fees are the same for juniors and seniors £30 pounds, family £70 pounds and senior non riders £20 pounds.   New member fee of £5 waived if joining by 16th November.

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All members must wear a riding hat complying with the new BHS Hat Standards.  Members will not be allowed to compete if their hat is not to the correct standard.  We will also be arranging a Hat Tagging day - date to be confirmed.

• Riding hats must be to the minimum standard, with a harness properly adjusted and fastened and worn all times when mounted. Hats marked EN1384, PAS015:1998, ASTM F1163, BSEN14572:2005 or SEI. American standards SNELL E2001,ASTM 95, SNZ 3838 1998 will be accepted. 

N.B. From 1st January 2016: “Due to a change by the European Commission regarding EN1384 and BSEN1384 no longer being an accepted standard, all hats which only meet the standard EN1384 and BSEN1384, and do not comply with another standard will not be accepted in competition. 

• Fixed peak hats are not permitted for Cross-Country Training.
• Correct riding footwear; i.e. sturdy with a small heel.
• Hair must not hang longer than the shoulder line. If not secured in a hair net, hair must be tied up accordingly.
• No jewellery or any items worn in facial or body piercing
• Body Protector approved to Class 3 for Cross-Country Training
• Long Sleeved Shirts / Tops for Cross-Country Training 

The following items are strongly recommended for all training and without these items Riders ride at their own risk. 

• Long Sleeved Shirts / Tops • Gloves.
• Jodhpurs (any colour)
• Medical armbands. 

The following items are permitted, but Riders ride at their own risk. 

• Chaps, half chaps and Gaiters
• Spurs. (Permission must be obtained from the Instructor) • Polo shirts, T-shirts for all disciplines except Cross-Country 

Garments without sleeves or not covering body from base of neck to hip are not permitted. 

Please note that our Dress Code has been complied with the intention of avoiding or minimising injury in the event of an accident. However, Gransha Riding Club will not accept responsibility for injury caused as a result of these recommendations / permitted items. 


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