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03 October 2018

 

Planned Winter Dates 2017-18

Date/Time

Details

Thursday

23/11/17

7pm

Christmas Meal at Jaff's in Dunecht, AB32 7AW

Please sign up on Clubhouse if you wish to come as we need numbers and also to send you the menu for pre-ordering.

Wednesday 29/11/17

7pm

Injury Prevention (for the horse) with Anna Armstrong MCSP ACPAT CatA - Lyne of Skene Hall, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7EP.

Please sign up on Clubhouse if you wish to come.

Monday

18/12/17

POSTPONED

Rider Fitness with Anna Armstrong MCSP ACPAT CatA - Lyne of Skene Hall, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7EP.

CANCELLED

 

Endurance Winter Extravaganza at Lyne of Skene Hall, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7EP

Learn all about Endurance, training techniques, ride organising, tack, booting/shoeing, fitness horse and rider, opportunity for catch ups and to put faces to names / names to faces, learn about ride/on the day job roles, committee roles, crewing, vet gates, grading, a real opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, tips, see endurance tack, crew kits and much much more!! Drop in when you like and leave when you like, bring a friend, everyone welcome to come along and join in.

RESCHEDULED

Wednesday

31/01/18

7pm - 9pm

Rider Fitness with Anna Armstrong MCSP ACPAT CatA - Lyne of Skene Hall, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7EP.

Friday 09/02/18

7pm-10.30

Grampian Branch AGM and Annual Prizegiving at The Sportsman's Club, Aberdeen, AB15 4YL

The annual AGM will include a review of the year, election of the new committee and a chance for members to raise any matters.  This will be followed by a break for refreshments and the annual awards presentations.

Sunday

18/02/18

Club AGM and Annual Prizegiving at the Queens Hotel, Perth.

Sunday 01/04/18

Chief Steward Training for members only

 

Winter Dates 2016-17

Date/Time

Details

02/12/16

6pm

Christmas Meal at Frankie n Benny's at Aberdeen Beach

Wednesday

08/02/17

7pm

Grampian Branch AGM and Annual Prizegiving

The annual AGM will be at Lyne of Skene Hall and will include a review of the year, election of the new committee and a chance for members to raise any matters.  This will be followed by a break for refreshments and the 2016 awards presentations.

Sunday

26/02/17

11am-4.30pm

Club AGM and Annual Prizegiving at Best Western Queens Hotel in Perth

Wednesday

08/03/17

7pm

An Evening Talk on Feeding the Endurance Horse by Natalia Davis, Equine Nutritionist and a Talk on Halfway Vetting by Ruth Riddell.

at Norvite, South Blackbog, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0AG

This is a pre-season talk to focus on getting the best out of our horses whether we are starting endurance or wanting to progress up the distances. 

Natalia is the Nutritionist for Norvite but previously worked for Saracen.

Ruth has years of experience both in crewing and running rides, therefore has a depth of knowledge to be tapped into.

This is an excellent opportunity for all novice riders and those wanting to progress through the grading system.  You only get out of a horse what you put in, both in nutrition and training.  A ride can be won or lost on crewing.

Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring along friends who are interested in starting endurance.

Please either email sercgrampianentries@gmail.com or via Clubhouse by 3 March if you are attending.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday 22/04/17

How to improve performance and prevent injury in the Endurance Horse training event. Classroom training session led by Anna Armstrong, Armstrong Physiotherapy MCSP ACPAT Cat A, at Hogholm Stables, nr Inverurie, AB51 0UO.  No matter what level you are riding at, you will get fantastic advice and learning.  Open to members and non-members.   

Please dress warmly as this will take place in Hogholm's indoor school. 

Tea and coffee will be available.

This is a fundraising event for the Scottish Endurance Squad.  A suggested minimum donation is 5 but please feel free to be generous on the day as we will have a collection bucket too.

 

Winter Dates 2015-16

Date/Time

Details

15/11/15

10am-12noon

SERC Quadrille Riding
Our Annual Quadrille 'Bush riders turned Dressage Divas' is scheduled for at Ladyley's near Oldmeldrum where classical dressage trainer Pam Millar will teach us a routine to music which by the end of the session will be so utterly wonderful that we can film it and put it onto Youtube for all eternity.  If you want proof of just how good we are watch one of last year's videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIIHws6lm3c&sns=em
There will be two one hour sessions with four to six riders.  If you want a place get in touch: carola_maccallum@yahoo.co.uk

26/11/15

7pm

Christmas Meal and Quiz at Jaff's in Dunecht

Festive fun!  We have booked Jaff's again for our Christmas dinner and Quiz.

The meal will be off the a-la-carte menu so there should be something for everyone. Frauke has agreed to run a Quiz again for the hotly contested 'SERC Grampian Quiz Master' trophy.  Let Carola know by Thursday, the 19th of November if you want to come so she can give Jaff's the numbers.

January

date t.b.a.

Talk evening and Social
We are planning an afternoon of talks followed by a social in a pub somewhere for January.  Date and speakers to be advised.

03/02/16

Grampian Branch AGM and Annual Prizegiving

The annual AGM will be at Lyne of Skene Hall and will include a review of the year, election of the new committee and a chance for members to raise any matters.  This will be followed by a break for refreshments and the 2015 awards presentations.

21/02/16

Club AGM and Annual Prizegiving at Best Western Lovat Hotel in Perth

02/04/16

Club Training Day for Clubhouse/Chief Steward and Helpers at the Lovat Hotel in Perth

The Data Management & Training Team are holding training for all new and existing Branch Officials - Chair, Vice Chair, Membership and Ride Secretaries, Treasurers, all are welcome - together with an update for Chief Stewards given the recent Rule Changes.  It is hoped that all Branch officials and CSs will try to attend this training.  The day is also open to Club members who would like to know more about ride organising and helpers roles at rides.

There is no cost involved and travel expenses will be reimbursed on presentation of receipt, and car sharing is encouraged!

 

Winter Dates 2014-15

Date/Time

Details

01/11/14 "Drill Riding to Music" with Pam Millar at Ladyley's

20/11/14

Christmas Meal and Quiz at Jaff's in Dunecht

Festive fun!  We have booked Jaff's again for our Christmas dinner.

Plus the hotly contested Quiz will be run by Frauke Jurgensen this year.

16/01/15 Ride Organisers' Meal
29/01/15

Basic Map Reading with Simon Jacyna at Lyne of Skene Hall

Not confident you could find back onto the route if you missed a turn?  or just want to be able to make sense of the features on the map?  Then this is the evening for you.

04/02/15

7:30 p.m.

Grampian Branch AGM and Annual Prizegiving at Lyne of Skene Hall

The annual AGM will include a review of the year, election of the new committee and a chance for members to raise any matters.  This will be followed by a break for refreshments and the 2014 awards presentations.

15/02/15

10:30 a.m.

Club AGM at Best Western Central Hotel in Perth - full details in Clubhouse.

08/03/15

Branch Pre-season Training Day - gradings, crewing, fittening, boots and gear, newbie Q&A and much more.  Contact Carola for more information.

 

Winter Dates 2013-14

Date/Time

Details

30/10/13

Informal ride organiser (RO) workshop (members only)

All members are welcome whether you are planning to organise a ride or just want to know how it's done. There will be some experienced ROs to answer your questions and give a wee demonstration of Memory Map.  It will be a fun and informative evening and I hope many members will come!  Please RSVP to Carola so she knows how many are coming and whether we all fit into her house or whether she needs to book the local village hall. RSVP via carola_maccallum@yahoo.co.uk 

03/11/13

HorseBack UK Talk

HorseBack UK is a charity which has been created to provide a safe and secure environment to aid those serving, or those who have served in the UK armed forces, many of whom have suffered physical injury and/or acute stress as a result of their commitment to their country.  Whilst combining western horsemanship, rural skills and adventure training, HorseBack UK endeavours to integrate serving personnel and veterans into the rural community inspiring a meaningful and rewarding future.

Grampian Branch recently held a charity ride in aid of Horseback UK and interested SERC members have now been invited by Jock Hutchison there to a talk explaining what Horseback UK actually do.

If you are interested you can contact Jock on 013398 80487 for more details

Horseback UK 
Ferrar 
Dinnet 
Aboyne 
AB34 5LD 

 

They are situated across from the Gliders at Aboyne on the North Deeside Road between Aboyne and Dinnet. 

We are still selling raffle tickets and welcoming more gifts.   The raffle will be drawn during the afternoon.

10/11/13

Equine and Human First Aid training day, at Lyne of Skene village hall (non-members welcome)

We have Bruce Borthwick, a very experienced retired endurance vet, speaking about what a ride vet expects of a successful endurance horse and then give a talk about equine first aid. After lunch we have two ladies from the Inverurie Paramedics to give us a short first aid course aimed especially at horse riding related accidents and injuries. It should be a very interesting and hands-on day! Again, please RSVP (carola_maccallum@yahoo.co.uk) so we know how many lunches to prepare. Please support this event in great numbers as it took a long time to co-ordinate and organise and busy and highly skilled people are giving up their time to make it an informative day for us.

28/11/13

Christmas Meal and Quiz at Jaff's in Dunecht

Finally some festive fun! We have booked Jaff's in Dunecht again for our Christmas (there I said it!) dinner. Please RSVP (carola_maccallum@yahoo.co.uk) before the 21st of  November so she can book the exact numbers. We are also looking for someone to run the Quiz this year! It doesn't have to be very long, just a few horsey questions.

30/11/13

North East Scotland Trec (NEST) Training/Have-a-Go day.

Venue: Loanhead.  More details on http://nes-trec.org.uk

05/02/14

Grampian Branch AGM and Annual Awards at Lynne of Skene Hall

16/02/14

SERC AGM and Annual Awards at Inchture Hotel

01/03/14

Memory Map session with Leon at Mary and Leon's place up near Huntly, for six people with our Ride Organisers getting first refusal. Please get in touch with either Leon or Carola if you want to attend.

02/03/14

North East Scotland Trec (NEST) Training/Have-a-Go day.

Venue: Oyne.  More details on http://nes-trec.org.uk

08/03/14

Memory Map session with Leon at Mary and Leon's place up near Huntly, for six people with our Ride Organisers getting first refusal. Please get in touch with either Leon or Carola if you want to attend.

09/03/14

Quadrille (members only) at Ladyleys Equestrian Centre, near Oldmeldrum

Pam Millar is running the session this year and she is absolutely fabulous at teaching riding to music! There will be two sessions with four to six riders each, and the session will cost between 10 and 15 pp.

Location: AB51 0DR  http://goo.gl/maps/EyNPa

 

Winter Dates 2012-13

 

Date/Time

Details

20/09/12 Planning meeting for 2013 rides (members only), at Carola's from 7.30 pm.

22/11/12

Grampian Members End-of-Season Social

Christmas Supper/Quiz at Jaffs, Dunecht (across the road from the 4x4 Garage)

www.jaffsbarandrestaurant.co.uk

11/01/13

Informal map reading evening with Clive Pollitt.

02/02/13

Bowling Night for SERC Grampian members, family, friends and kids

at Codonas at Aberdeen Beach.  www.codonas.com
An evening of a session on the dodgems, 2 course meal,

a game of crazy golf and a game of bowling. 

04/02/13

 

GRAMPIAN BRANCH A.G.M. and Annual Prize Giving at Lyne of Skene Hall

Non-members are welcome to join us but may not vote.

Refreshments during the break.

09/02/13

Loanhead indoor school has been booked to give members the opportunity to ride indoors. No instructor.  Session are restricted to six riders.

17/02/13

Club A.G.M. including Annual Awards at Inchture Hotel

All members are encouraged to attend the Club AGM. 

Anyone wishing to car share, please contact one of the committee.

17/02/13

Loanhead indoor school has been booked to give members the opportunity to ride indoors. No instructor.  Sessions are restricted to six riders.

02/03/13

Loanhead indoor school has been booked 2pm-3pm to give members the opportunity to ride indoors. No instructor.  Sessions are restricted to six riders.

03/03/13

Boot Fitting Session with Clive Pollitt

Fitting hoof boots, from measuring your horse's hooves, to selecting the right boot and then fitting them. Clive will explain and demonstrate how to glue easyboot gloves onto one of his horses.  There will be a soup lunch afterwards.  You can bring your own boots along and contributions to the lunch would be appreciated.   Members only.

10/03/13

CANCELLED

DUE TO SNOW

Annual Quadrille Extravaganza (members only) at Loanhead. This year the sessions will be run by Pam Millar who is a very experienced Dressage Trainer who also specialises in Dressage to Music (fear not, I have told her we are bush riders who wear colourful plastic tack and ride everywhere at 60miles an hour and she was not put off by that *;) 
winking). There will be three groups of six riders and the cost will work out between 10 - 12 per session. If you want to make a day of it the yard has direct access to both Loanhead woods and Hazlehead Park for lovely off road hacking.  Please let Carola know if you want a place.  Spectators welcome.  Coffee and cakes, donations to go to Grampian members going to HI and CC.

17/03/13

Natural Horsemanship Sessions with Perth-based Trainer Mags Coward, at Loanhead.  Mags will tailor her sessions to what we want to get out of it. She will have three horses per session and an hour long session will cost 27 per person. You could combine this with a hack round Loanhead and Hazlehead beforehand or afterwards.  Again, email Carola asap if you want a place.  Spectators welcome.  Coffee and cakes, donations to go to Grampian members going to HI and CC.  Members only.