Branch News and Updates
Dumfries branch AGm will be held on the 7th of Feb 2016. it will be held at the queens Hotel Lockerbie. we are asking people to be ther for 4pm, food at 4.30 followed by guest speaker, followed by awards and trophys. food will be sandwiches chips and cake. the cost of the food will be £5 per head.
Please make sure all your trophy forms are filled in correctly and sent to our branch archivist Christine Farrow.
Please also make sure anybody who was awarded a trophy last year to have it engraved, polish it (or at least knock the dust off it !) and make sure you bring it back either on the night or before hand to one of the committee.
Dont Forget- Raffle prizes and pennies to buy them back again !
See you all there and good luck
23rd of August – Lochfoot
WE HAVE ADDED A 30K COMP. CLASS TO OUR LOCHFOOT RIDE. PLEASE SEE DETAILS ON CLUBHOUSE.
We will be adding a taster route of 9k to our Lochfoot ride.This is our next branch ride.
T-shirts, hoody’s, sweatshirts etc. Page has been updated please contact Natalie Edwards with your requirements, she can also personalise rugs, numnahs etc.
We have added a new award –just for fun ! The Dumfries Duo’s award. Names were picked out of a hat (well, a bag really) and paired together to be Dumfries Duos. the winner will be the pair with the most kms at the end of the year.
Cheryl Rawson & Rachel Cringean
Julie O’Neil & Amanda Lister
Barbara Jordan & Sophie Bell
Kath Mcghee & Rachael Fothergill
Christine Farrow & Diane warren
Ian Biggs & Susan smith
Natalie Edwards & Vicky Thorburn
Greg Voss & Janice Johnstone
Penny Hudson & Penny Johnston
Rachel Bell & Sue Wardle
Janice Critchley & Jean Gilbert
Audrey Taylor & Alison Thorburn
Christine Thorburn & Sue Grout
Good luck everybody and enjoy !
8th of March – Penningham ride will now be 8th of March three lochs ride. (just a little further along the road ). Please support Annie in the west of our region with this lovely ride. Routes will be taster, pleasure and training. this ride will also be the first ride in Annie's "Galloway Challenge" award.
Unfortunatly due to the recent bad weather we have decided to postpone our Ae forest ride for safety reasons. the ground is still frozen and covered in thick ice.
SERC RO’s Social
What a fantastic kick start to our season, 28 people attended our social at the weekend. Lots of riding AND helping was talked about.we had an excellent chance to catch up together and plan our rides. 2015 season……Bring it on !
New Ride Calendar 2015
We have a new ride calendar for 2015. This will be uploaded to our calendar page asap. Some of the ride dates are still subject to change. Keep checking for updates.
Clocking up Km’s ? reckoning up which awards or trophies you are in for?
How about not only “doing your bit” but doing a bit extra to HELP.
Our Pingle roller coaster ride only just made it with minimum helpers. We have between 50/60 members and were struggling to find 10 helpers. We only confirmed numbers late Saturday night.
Contact Natalie- Our Moffat ride needs you.
HELPERS, HELPERS, HELPERS………………………… Natalie is now our helpers co ordinator, please show Natalie and our branch your support by helping.
Sue Grout is now our newsletter editor. Please support sue and our branch by sending her lots of horsey articles to be included and don’t forget those SAE’s. Sue will let you know if you need to send email@example.com
Natalie Edwards is now our Helpers Co ordinator. Once again please support Natalie and our branch by helping at as many rides as you can. It makes all the difference to a ride. So don’t hassle Audrey ant more Hassle Natalie firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Calendar Dates
Just to confirm our St Annes ride is on the 21st September
Well Done ALL Dumfries members
Well done everybody who attended this years champs. It was great to see so many of our members there, camping and corralling and having a great time and not letting a bit of wind and rain spoil things.
Just some of the achievements at this years Champs.
Pat Ellithorn & Tish-Gold Final
Alison Thorburn & Phoebe Rose-Silver Final
Amanda Lister & Sparky-Bronze Final
Sophie Bell & Cairo-Bronze Final
Rachael Bell & Casanova-Bronze Final
Tracey Johnstone & Zig Zag Shah-Bronze Final
Kath McGhee & Foxghills Folly- 2 day 80km
Natalie Edwards & Jibran- three day pleasure ride medal
Vicky Thorburn & Bowerwood Aquashan- 3 day pleasure medal
A special well done to
Sophie & Cairo who won the Novice Horse award AND the Novice Rider award.
Sophie & Cairo, Amanda & Sparky, Tracey & Zigzag Shah
Together won the silver salver team award.
Go Dumfries Go !
15th 16th 17th August
Please see our serc website for Details.
Many of our Dumfries branch members will be attending making this the ideal opportunity to put names to faces/ faces to names. We will be holding an informal social on Saturday evening so why not pop round to the “Dumfries camp” and say hello. Nibbles will be available, bring your own chair and your own drink. See you there
The results from Hadrians challenge 2014 are below.
When EGB run their pleasure ride only events they do not issue vet sheets. They only issue them when run along with competitive rides. For this reason we have problems with SERC riders trying to claim mileage. For this reason we have now amended our own vet sheet for this purpose. Can all SERC Dumfries branch members use them for all EGB run pleasure / social rides.
New Helper Co-Ordinator
After Lochfoot- we will have a new helpers co-ordinator.
Natalie has kindly volunteered to take on this role. Please give Natalie (and your branch) your support by volunteering to help.
Rides still needing helpers this season
21st September - ST Annes
19th October-Pingle “roller coaster ride”
New ride added
2nd November – Moffat
New ride added
16th November – Calley woods
14th December – Earshaig “Tinsel ride”
change of venue for tinsel ride
Most of our members now use clubhouse to enter and pay for rides. Please, please could we remind ALL of you to go onto clubhouse and check your details are correct, INCLUDING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
It is now becoming the norm for members who have entered rides via clubhouse to approach admin at a ride and ask for several vet sheets for upcoming rides. Not just our members but also members from other branches. Our volunteers in admin on the day of a ride have plenty to cope with,without digging out vet sheets for everybody for future rides. This is also costing our branch, and whittling away branch funds -your money, (we have to pay for them from central).
So to be fair to everybody and look after your pennies we are no longer going to issue vet sheets for future rides. Riders can now collect their vet sheet on the morning of the ride from admin when handing in mileage cards and collecting bibs.
Please do not be offended if you are refused a vet sheet. We are looking after YOUR pennies.
Newcastleton 13th of July-
Hosting Hadrians Challenge 2014
Well done to our Dumfries branch team "hadrians challenge 2014" we came 3rd
Forestry Levy for AE Forest
AE Forest will hold a £2.40 forestry levy. Please remember to add it to your entry fee. if entering via club house please bring it to the ride and hand it to admin.
Conserving Branch Funds
We are always looking for ways to look after our pennies. One suggestion we have come up with to ask riders who already have lots and lots of rosettes, if they really want any more? Some riders opt not to take rosettes after every ride and hand them back, don’t worry we won’t be offended and this is one way to save branch funds.
Kershope forest Ride, Now Ae Forest Ride
Our Kershope ride on the 20th of April 2014 has had to be cancelled due to continuing forestry works in that area. Instead we will be holding Ae forest, same date 20th April.
You can email Audery, email@example.com or landline 01461600635
The Galloway Challenge
The Galloway Challenge- we have a new and exciting challenge for 2014.
Annie Walker had kindly donated two trophys for the Galloway Challenge. This will cover Penningham, both days at Fleet and Cally woods.
The trophys will be decided on Km's, then total HR- so the speed doesnt come into it.
There will be one trophy for Pleasure & Training and one trophy for tasters.
Our Lochmaben ride date has been changed from the 18th of May to the 11th of may so it no longer clashes with Eildon
Unfortunately our Wee Rammerscales ride had to be cancelled. An alternative route could not be put together with all permissions in time. Anybody who entered this ride will receive a full refund. Anybody who paid cash to Audrey can opt to either have the cash carried forward to the next ride or be given it back by hand. Sending cash through the post is always dodgy.
email Audrey to let her know your preference.
your email will be answered asap.
SERC Training weekend
Serc members are invited to apply for a place on either the Saturday or the Sunday 15th & 16th of March at Gleneagle for the Club training weekend.
Full details can be found by logging into our clubhouse.
Click on Forthcoming Events, scroll down to Club training weekend.
The SERC Championships Organising Committee announce that, due to the British Motocross
Championships being held at Hume Castle on the same weekend as the Championships, therefore making the use of the northern routes impossible, the venue for the 2014 Championships (incorporating the
Home International and Celtic Challenge Team competitions) will be relocated from Kelso racecourse to Town Yetholm.
The dates for the Championships will remain unchanged (15-17 August).
TAKE NOTE THIS IS IMPORTANT
We have a new membership secretary
send all memberships to Karen
22 McAllister Way
Taken from the collection
‘it has to be horses’ by Sal.
I hope you like our “winter banner”. This is
one of our branch Christmas cards sent out to land owners and forestry commissions for granting permission to use their land for our rides.
These cards are available (your own designs too) by Sally Bell,firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitive rates for SERC members.
Our new Dumfries branch FB page is up and running. When posting comments please be
aware of SERC’s communications policy re- social media web sites.
Below is a download of this document for you to read.
For permissions form (re photos) please log into our clubhouse and look under "document downloads"
Our Ride Secretary
Please remember our new ride secretary is Audrey Taylor.
Send all your ride entries and ride enquiries to Audrey.