FLU VACCINATIONS - from 1 March 2020 all horses and ponies that compete at BRC qualifying competitions must have had a valid flu vaccination within the last 6 months and 21 days and not in the 6 days preceding that competition. The BRC has stated that it "highly recommends" that this rule is followed prior to 1 March 2020. In light of the BRC and other equestrian ruling bodies adopting this requirement, CVRC will be extending this rule to all horses and ponies that attend CVRC training at our various venues or any CVRC competitions. We will be keeping a record of all vaccinations of members' horses and ponies to ensure that our venues do not take on any risk from non-vaccinated horses and ponies attending training or shows. Please ensure that you remember to send an up to date copy of the first page of your horse's passport showing its name and UELN and all vaccination pages to for the attention of Emma. Whenever your horse has a booster, please send the updated vaccinations page to for the attention of Emma.
Dressage series championships 2019/2020
Congratulations to all our competitors and the winners of the classes and the points shields at our championship show at Moulton on 13th March 2020.
The winners are:
Intro Restricted and best member - Laura Hawkins and Farmhill Diamond
Intro Open and best member - Jackie Hunt and Taras Line
Intro Points Shield - Andrea Cross and Amstrad
Prelim Restricted and best member - Jackie Hunt and Taras Line
Prelim Open and best member - Gillian Duckworth and Red Bog Lady
Prelim Points Shield - Diana Theophilus and Moorefield Magic
Novice Open and best member - Gillian Duckworth and Red Bog Lady
Elementary and Medium Open and best member - Cecilia Eyre and Elektra
Novice and above Points Shield - Gillian Duckworth and Red Bog Lady
Dressage to music and best member - Sue Parker and Mixed Bold Leigh
Dressage to music Points Trophy - Sue Parker and Mixed Bold Leight
CVRC annual awards 2020 - congratulations to all our winners!
Our annual awards and prize giving evening was held on Sunday 27th January at 7.30pm at Gayton Village Hall. The Committee worked hard to do all the catering, which was improved this year by the absence of the hot and spicy pizzas! There was plenty of room in the village hall for everyone and all attendees had a good time.
Our worthy winners are:
Championship rosettes: Elspeth Fountaine, Sharon Coleman, Gillian Duckworth, Ellie Cowlard, Niff Whitton, Shelly Parish, and Nicola Dos Santos
Junior dressage - Ellie Cowlard
Most improved junior - Rose Vella
Most improved juniors horse / pony - Barrie (Rose Vella)
Best junior - Ellie Cowlard
Senior dressage - Elspeth Fountaine
Show jumping - Jodie Nixon
Horse trials - Nicola Dos Santos
Festival of the Horse - Nicola Dos Santos
Endurance - Lisa Hayworth
ROR - Mixed Bold Leigh (Sue Parker)
Most improved rider - Dawn Goff
Most improved horse - Maverick / Dora (Jane Bird)
Best new member - Kaye Tannock
Summer members dressage series - Gillian Duckworth and Red Bog Lady
Most improved over the dressage series - Steph Dee and A Little Paris
Helpers award - Vanessa Woodhouse
Surprise award - Diana Theophilus
Gaeloch trophy - Harvey (Karen Browne)
Lucky trophy - Noodle (Susie Jones)
Chairman's award - Gillian Duckworth
Attention new members!
It’s lovely to see so many new members joining the Cherwell Valley fold. In order for Amanda to put everyone in the correct groups for training please would any new members send a brief email to for the attention of Amanda, telling her a little bit about you and your horse/pony. Please tell her whether you would like to represent the club, what level you are currently working at - flat and jump, any problems you have and what you would like to get from the club. Thank you.
CVRC IS BACK! The BRC has confirmed on 2 June 2020 that we are now permitted to commence some riding club activities, provided that we comply with all Covid-19 social distancing guidelines. This means that we have commenced our training activities from 5 June 2020. Club training with Amanda is on Tuesdays at 10.00am at Goggs Farm, Gayton and at Catesby Equestrian on Fridays at 11am. Our other usual trainers are being booked for forthcoming weekend training sessions. All details are on the Training page and can be booked using BookWhen.