Badminton Trip 2024

What a fabulous day at Badminton yesterday - the sun beamed down on us (hope it was lovely back home too) , we laughed at Astrid for bringing shorts, but by the end of the day we all wished we had ! Tonia did a great job of getting us there ably assisted by Kerry Ann on Sat Nav. We picked up Linda, Cherry and Joy on the way and arrived about 11am. Plenty of time for shopping, course walk or just sitting and watching some brilliant dressage tests. Muriel terrorised everyone with her scooter, but I suspect her knees feel better than mine do today, so a thought for next year. Some serious shopping done, not everyone owning up to the amount of money spent, but Jean and Jo had a serious number of bags on the way home. It was a super day, and who can forget lovely, tiny Glenys struggling to pick up her pint of larger ..........



There a number of Area 21 Qualifying competitions coming up in MAY, JUNE and JULY that need your support! They are being put on so that YOU get the opportunity to qualify for BRC Championships at Swalcliffe Park and Lincoln.
Please, if you are able, come and show your support for both TRC and the Area as a whole, as without you, the competitions are not viable so will be less likely to run in the future.
Saturday 25th May @ Carmarthen Showground. Contact Tracy Maczka.
Sunday 8th June @ Beacons Equestrian. Contact Mariette Sibley.
Saturday 29th June @ Howick.
HORSE TRIALS - 90 & 80.
Sunday 30th June @ Howick.
HORSE TRIALS -70 (limited places)
Sunday 7th July @ Gower RC.
Contact Petra James for all Horse Trial competitions by 31st MAY!!
More details will be given in due course.
Thank you 😊


Sunday 24th March saw members of Tivyside RC competing at the Area 21 Arena Eventing held at Beacons Equestrian near Ammanford.

For the uninitiated, Arena Eventing consists of firstly tackling a course of showjumps then going straight on to a round of cross country fences, some fixed and some 'knockdownable', meaning a 10 point penalty should this happen. The course is timed as a whole, with time penalties added for going too fast or too slow. The last fence on the course is again a showjump, called The Joker and must be attempted. It will be 10cm higher than the course height and incurs a further 6 penalties should it be displaced.
This is an interesting competition with many variables to achieve an outright winner.
The course, although inviting, had a few tricky elements to negotiate, as rightly it should as a qualifier for Championships at Aston-le-Walls later on in the spring.
The Tivyside 90 Team were VICTORIOUS! Consisting of Jason James on Penstrumbly Ooo Me Julie, 5th individually, Louise Lewis and Killea Wonder Woman, 3rd and Lucy Allison riding Hazevern State Occasion, who were clear both on jumping and time penalties, WON the section. Very well done ladies and gentleman!
The Tivyside 80 team were placed 3rd in their competition. Here team members were Sophie Spiteri on Caroline's Charm, Jason James with Brynmeillion Gold Dust, Lucy Allison and Hazevern State Occasion plus Amberley Valentine riding Prettylittlething. Sophie too had Agent Sanois as an individual in this class.
The Tivyside 70 team had mixed fortunes on the day but all learnt lots and enjoyed the occasion. In this team we had Sophie again with the 2 rides, Hannah Warren and Penstrumbly Mary Poppins, Jo Collins and Trefrifawr Joey Essex and Amberley and Prettylittlething who did an excellent round to gain and individual 5th place.
Junior rider Thalia Slater and her own Picture Puzzle went very well at their first competition for TRC and were 3rd in the Junior 70 class.

 Well done to all riders and horses plus helpers! A Grand Day Out was had by everyone. Thank you.

Following the fantastic fund raising efforts from TRC members at our recent AGM, I am asking if anyone would still like to contribute to The Sandy Bear Children's Bereavement Charity, that they could do so by Monday 20th November via the TRC online payment system.
Acc. No. 81017527
Sort Code 40-16-20
Ref. Sandy Bear
Any donations will be gratefully appreciated by this local charity which has enormously helped one of our club members and their family.
Thank you very much.
Diolch yn fawr.


Tivyside Riding Club AGM
Friday 3rd November
7.30pm for 8pm
Cilgerran Village Hall
Come and have an understanding of how your Club is run and put forward ideas for how we can improve the Tivyside RC in the future.
To include a raffle in aid of The Sandy Bear Children's Bereavement Charity- please show your support and bring CASH!
Thank you. Diolch yn fawr.


****DRESSAGE SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2023**** We have finally taken the decision to postpone the Members only Dressage show tomorrow, Not taken lightly but in the interests of safety for all. Details will be posted when we can fix a new date and entries can either be rolled over or refunded.

*** NEVERN SHOW 2023***
Well, that's Nevern Show done, dusted and put away for another year!
We, as a club, run both the Working Hunter and the Showjumping classes at the show with great thanks to the whole army of TRC volunteers that helped to make the day run smoothly and without too many hitches! πŸ˜‰
Sheila Coles, Jo Gale,
Jo Collins, Jean Jenkins,
Karen Jones, Tracy Macxka,
Sarah Lewis, Muriel Gill,
Jenny Linfoot,
Wendy & Lucy Roberts plus Frank,
Claire Balzarini Morley & Gang.
It is a big effort to put up the course, dress it and then put it all back again but well worth it for the happy faces on riders and horses that enjoyed our part of The 'Royal' Nevern Show!
Please don't be offended if I have forgotten to mention you- it's been a log few days!
If you would like to be part of the fun next year put WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST 2024 in your diaries. Any help offered is always greatly received!


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Anita’s Sunday Riders met up to celebrate her 80 birthday. Our thanks to Jim and Linda for suggesting and hosting this afternoon’s celebration!



***Members Only Dressage Afternoon 14 May 2023***
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the TRC Members Dressage yesterday at Glannant, Glandwr by kind invitation of the Roberts family - Wendy, Steve and Lucy. The facilities were superbly presented, the weather held off, the competition was great, all of which made for a fabulous atmosphere.
Thank yous go to Judge -Donna Sweeny, writer- Tracy Maczka, secretaries Sarah Lewis and Muriel Gill -who doubled up as Scorer with the help of Sheila Coles and to Ian Morgan for sterling work as Car Parking Attendant -with valet service if needed! πŸ˜‰
1st Jo Collins Tom Jones 74.1%
2nd Kerrie Anne Knight Diffy 68.2%
3rd Lilwen Joynson Indie 65.4%
4th Sarah Morgan Johnny 65.0%
5th Helen Morris Vinny 64.3%
6th Fiona Lander Crunchie 63.9%
1st Jo Collins Tom Jones 69.2%
2nd Kerrie Anne Knight Diffy 68.0%
3rd Christine Vaughan Sooty 66.5%
4th Sarah Morgan Johnny 64.8%
5th Karen Jones Oz 63.1%
6th Jim Fox Echo 61.9%
1st Susannah Webber Casalita 67.3%
2nd Leanne Best Lemon 67.1%
3rd Jim Fox Echo 64.4%
4th Michael Le Geyt Do You Love Me 63.8%
5th Sue Warfield Splash 59.0%
ELEMENTARY 43 - Long Arena
1st Susannah Webber Casalita 68.1%
2nd Louise Le Geyt Do You Love Me 66.7%
3rd Leanne Best Lemon 66.7%
4th Sue Warfield Splash 59.8%
Well done to all competitors - it is the taking part which counts! Diolch yn fawr pawb πŸ™‚


12.03.2023 - **Member's Only Dressage**
An enjoyable afternoon was spent at Starlight EC using both the regular 20x40 school for the Intro, Preliminary and Novice tests then making use of the new extra 20m space for the Elementary ridden in the long arena.
Many thanks to all competitors and their helpers for the support.
Thanks must also go to our judge Rebecca Morris and her writer Julia Morris plus Milo for his input too.
Thank you to secretaries Sarah Lewis and Tracy Maczka, scorers Muriel Gill and Petra James, gate openers Karen Williams and Jo Collins- who doubled up as tea/coffee maker - of which proceeds went to Cymru Air Ambulance Wales -a worthy charity close to all of our hearts.
Diolch yn fawr iawn.


 12.03.2023 - Gauging interest for Badminton Horse Trials Grassroots and Young Event horse day Thursday 4th May 2023.🐴

Entry tickets Β£15.30 (riding club discount) if the club buy them before 31 March.Transport - if more than 15 people we will arrange a bus, cost including ticket would be approx Β£55pp.
Names to External link opens in new tab or windowSheila Coles on please!


27.01.2023 - Reminder to all competing on Saturday to allow time for hat tagging. Please check that your hats are BRC legal. Also don't forget your passports!! Have a great day and best of luck to you allπŸ˜ŠπŸ€

04.01.2023 - A quick reminder that you need to have renewed your membership to attend rallies and other RC events. This is to ensure that our insurance is valid. Renewal can be made by Bacs, check our website for full details. Thanks 😊

24.12.2022 - ***Wishing all members of Tivyside Riding Club a very Happy Christmas and a successful New Year.

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i pawb ***

31.12.2022 - Huge thanks to everyone involved with today's show. We all enjoyed despite the dodgy weather!! Thanks to our judges, Ros Smoothy and Donna Sweeney and writers, Ruth & Amy. Petra, Jenny, Muriel and Netty, our dedicated committee members. Well done to all our competitors, and finally thanks to Petra for the very clean white boards. Also thank you to Lynn and Nicola for the hire of the beautiful school. The horses showed their appreciation, not 1 poo in the arena today. That must be a record πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ†πŸ†. Happy New Year to you all. Tracyx

29.12.2022 - ***STOP PRESS***
Donations of cake & biscuits - homemade or bought - required for the TRC Showing and Dressage Show on Saturday with all proceeds going to The Welsh Air never know when you may need their services! Thank you, Diolch yn fawr.

27.11.2022 - Next committee meeting Tuesday 3rd January at Seven Stars Llechryd – 7pm - 8pm

27.11.2022 - Following the recent Annual General Meeting, here are the changes to the riding club committee - Chairperson is now Petra James taking over from Muriel , who is remaining on the committee and continuing to be rally secretary. New committee member is Sheila Coles who is replacing Alyson Horsley who needed to resign for family reasons. Many thanks for her input to the club in the past year. We wish her well. Also new to committee is Junior Member Ruth Maczka who is happy to help us with the technology now that practically everything has to be done online! The rest of the committee remains the same.

25.11.2022 - Vet Talk with Dr Shaun Mackane Friday 25th November
A very informative and enjoyable evening was spent last night for a group of members and friends, in the company of Dr Shaun Mackane from Cotts Farm Vets discussing laminitis and its associated problems plus learning new views on when, how and what to use with regard to worming horses.
Many thanks to Shaun, to Rianne Fulton for organising and to members and friends for giving generously to The Welsh Air Ambulance in return for tea & cake.

BRC Area Intermediate Dressage 22nd/23rd October 2022
TRC  organised the Area 21 Winter Intermediate Dressage Qualifier at Carmarthen
College on Saturday and Sunday, 22nd and 23rd October, 2022. Although originally
planned for just one day, entry numbers were too great so a quick reshuffle of judges,
writers, etc. was necessary and two trips to Pibyrllwd was required. Juniors rode on
Saturday and Seniors on the Sunday. Judges were Sally Frost on Saturday and Sunday
afternoons and Shari Wilson on the Sunday morning. Many thanks to both! Also grateful
thanks to the all club members who helped as well as the helpers from the other
competing clubs. You all know who you are - there are too many to list individually, but we
couldn't have had such a successful weekend without you!! The event has generated
almost Β£500 pounds for club funds so the effort was worth it!
The Tivyside team of Krissie Davies with Guapo, Eleri Morgans with Haighmoor Miss
Millie, Wendy Roberts with Miss May, and Hannah Warren with Penstrumbly Mary Poppins
came a very close second in the team event with them all being well placed individually.
Thank you to them all for representing TRC so well. Full results are on the Area 21
Facebook page and
*Any members wishing to compete at the Novice Winter Dressage in January will
need to have paid their 2023 membership before entries can be placed.*
Please give your names to Muriel or Tracy. Prelim entries will be entered at the beginning
of January. The schedule will be available to view shortly.

16.11.2022 - Dr Shaun McKane from Cotts Equine has kindly offered his time to join us for a talk about worming, laminitis and Cushings. This will be held on Friday, 25 November at Cilgerran Village Hall at 7 for a 7:30pm start. There is no charge for the talk, refreshments will be provided with proceeds going to Wales Air Ambulance. This is open to all, we really hope you can join us!

06.11.2022 - If any of you would like your muck heaps removed the local Care Farm in Boncath will collect.   they have a wormery.

Muck heaps need to follow this criteria:

As near organic as possible
Gm grain free ( Happy Hoof has Gm grain)
horses not on any  medication

If any of you are interested, please email External link opens in new tab or

Trophy Winners 2022
Appreciation – Robert Humfrey
Show Jumping – Jim Fox
Dressage – Leanne Best
Rally - Linda Fox
Lincoln – Kerry Anne Knight
Night Cap – Lucy Allison
Mary Watkins - Chia James
Wenrock – Hannah McLoughlin

23.10.2022 - Congratulations to all members who took part in the Intermediate Winter Area Qualifiers today! A good day was had by all with many individual placings and a team 2nd!

21.09.2022 - **Please check ALL your riding helmets***Important information for all... & remember Christmas is coming!
**** Early Notification of 2023 Hat Standard Change ****From 1 January 2023, BRC will no longer be accepting two hat standards and will therefore need to e-tag hats. In order to ensure riders are wearing the most up-to-date riding hats, please note that from the 1 January 2023, the following hat standards will no longer be accepted, due to the age of hats made to these standards: 1. PAS O15 1998 2. SNELL 2001A new colour of hat tag will be required for BE, PC and BRC from 1 January 2023

03.09.2022 - The following status is from TRC member Hannah McLoughlin following her success at the Championships:

"BRC National Championships Final at Lincoln .

Individual winner placed 5th in a strong class of 70 odd competitor's for the 90 class! In the 1m class 1 clear 1 fence down πŸ˜”
Kerry Kight did a fantastic dressage with and amazing 4th place at her first RC championships πŸ’ͺ
9 hour journey worth it! fantastic atmosphere as always here. Team Tivyside Riding Club"

A Huge well done to you both from all at Tivyside Riding Club!!

31.08.2022 - There will be a rally with Anita Freter on Sunday 4th September from 10.30am at  the following address:

Newcastle Emlyn
SA38 9RP

By kind permission of Tracy Maczka

Please contact Muriel  to  book in - 01239 614592

02.09.2022 - Thank you to Tracy and Sarah Lewis for organising such an enjoyable day out yesterday to the South Wales Police Horse and Dog training centre. Very interesting, good company and a lovely lunch.

31.08.2022 - Please put the date for the AGM in your diary as follows:

Friday 28th October

Cilgerran Village Hall

with coffee/tea and cake refreshments.
Thank you.

11.08.2022 -         ***Nevern Show***

A BIG THANK YOU to members both past and present who helped to make NEVERN SHOW a success for the Club yesterday. It was HOT but luckily there was a slight breeze - if you stood in the right place! πŸ˜‰
Too many people to name but you know who you are and a heartfelt THANKS go to you all.
Diolch yn fawr πŸ™‚

26.06.2022 - New Rallies and Programme sent out to all members via email & uploaded to website (click the blue links to view) - Petra and Anita lessons dates TBC - these will be added in due course.

Updated Area 21 Training Dates for the upcoming months - Click the blue link to view!

19.06.2022 - **AREA SHOWJUMPING**

Yesterday Tivyside Riding Club enjoyed a very successful day at Gower RC who were hosting the Area 21 SJ Qualifier for the National Championships in Lincoln later this year.
The competition was held on grass - a bit of a novelty these days - so the ups & downs and humps & lumps of a grass arena played their part.
The day started early with the Style Jumping where in the 75cm class junior member Ruth Maczka and the lovely Coco Alley had a 2nd place, followed by Petra James and Blodyn y Pasg who were also 2nd in the senior section. In the 85cm Style Amy Sibley and the irrepressible Lyndell Cherry Blossom won the Junior class.
Then on to the Showjumping in the 70cm class Ruth and Coco jumped 2 great rounds to go one better this time and win the Junior 70 SJ. Petra and Blodwen jumped a double clear meaning they had to jump off for individual places in the seniors. Another clear and fast securing them 1st place.
The 80cm and 80 Open class TRC were represented by Petra and Blodwen who had an eventual 4th place just knocking down the 1st jump in the second round and Louise LeGeyt and Quarter of (Doriz) who were in the Open section where they jumped a lovely double clear and made it into the jump off and were just pipped into 2nd place by less than a second.
In the 90 class junior representative Amy and Blossom jumped 2 accomplished rounds for a win in that section. Tivyside had a team in the seniors comprising of Louise and Doriz, Petra and The Protagonist and Hannah Mcloughlin riding Corvisto. All horses and riders put in great jumping efforts over the 2 rounds for a Team win with Hannah 1st individual, Petra 2nd and Louise 3rd. A Tivyside white wash!
Last class of the day was the 100cm where Hannah and Corvisto jumped 2 super rounds for yet another win for them and of course TIVYSIDE RIDING CLUB!
Many thanks go to Gower RC for hosting the competition and to our TRC helpers of Rob Humfrey, Mariette Sibley and Tracy Maczka for sterling work manning the entrance to the ring. Thank you very much from all our competing competitors πŸ™‚ Happy days!

02.05.2022 -  Please see the newly updated list of Area 21 Training Dates and Camp found on our Area 21 Training & Camp Page - this is available for all Tivyside and Area 21 Riding Club Members!

27.04.2022 - **Calling all Showjumping riders**

Area 21 SJ Qualifier ar Gower RC Sunday 19th June.
Please read the schedule and the RULES and if you'd like to take part, please contact Petra James with which class you'd like to do and include your horses passport name, either on 07977 210660 or by PM on Facebook by MONDAY 22nd MAY.

26.04.2022 - Last call for entries to Area 21 Summer Dressage at Carmarthen Showground. Please contact Muriel asap on 07940 488301 to enter!

Entries need to be in by Thurs 28 April - Schedule to be found on Area 21 Competitions Page. 

26.04.2022 - *** BADMINTON BUS***

There are still seats and tickets available for the TRC bus going to Badminton Horse Trials on WEDNESDAY 4th MAY cost Β£50!
Book your place with Muriel Gill on 07940 488301
Tell your friends too!

05.04.2022 - Last weekend at Little Mill Equestrian Center Tivyside Riding Club was represented at both the Area Combined Training Qualifier and the postponed Intermediate Winter Showjumping Qualifier.

Jim Fox riding Echo was our sole representative in the CT competition which was run over 2 days. The dressage was on Saturday with a return trip required for the Showjumping held on Sunday. Jim and Echo were competing for the first time at Area level and finished very pleased with a satisfactory result for them both.
Sunday afternoon also played host to the Intermediate SJ competitions of 90, 100 and 110.
TRC had a team in both the 90 and the 100 class, unfortunately it was a team of 3 due to the fourth member having to withdraw earlier in the week but that was no barrier to the intrepid trio as they qualified in both the 90 and the 100 classes. They now go on to the Intermediate Winter Championships at Bury Farm later on this month.
Our riders were Lucy Allison with Hazevern State Occasion - 2nd individually in both classes, Jodie Humphreys riding L'escala Van't Goedlevens - who won the 90 and was individually 3rd in the 100 and Hannah Mcloughlin aboard Corvisto - 4th individually in both classes.
Thank you to the hosts at Little Mill and to Towy Valley Riding Club for organising a great couple of days competition. πŸ™‚

02.04.2022 - Area 21 Dressage Saturday  21st May at Carmarthen Showground -

Please send names to Sarah or Muriel with which test you can ride.  ie Prelim or Novice, (Schedule not out yet though). Preliminary entries will be submitted at the end of  April. Thank you.

02.04.2022 - Badminton Bus -

Wednesday 4th May to Badminton.  The coach is booked and tickets purchased.  There are a few places left so if anyone is interested please let Sarah or Muriel know before the seats are offered to other clubs.

16.03.2022 - Last weekend (12th & 13th March) TRC members enjoyed two days of instruction at Bailey Farm at our Spring Training Weekend. Riders had lessons in flatwork, with Petra James and Showjumping with Lucy Roberts. It's always good to have another pair of eyes on our riding with lots of positive comments and exercises to go away with and practice.

Many thanks to Muriel Gill for organising and providing much needed coffee through the day.
Well done to the riders some of which pushed through their comfort zones to achieve greatness! Da iawn pawb πŸ™‚

08.03.2022 - Looking forward - Spring is just around the corner ... although you wouldn't believe it today but with that in mind TRC have organised, at PENSKYBER EQUESTRIAN, near Letterston, an Arena Eventing rally on THURSDAY 31st March (afternoon/evening) and then on SUNDAY 24th April (morning) TRC have organised the hire of COXLAKE CROSS COUNTRY for group instruction at the new venture set up near Narberth. (If the weather will play ball!)

To gauge interest in these events, but bear in mind numbers MAY be restricted, please contact Petra James on 07977 210660 or via PM on Facebook.

Thank you, Petra.

04.01.2022 - Badminton Horse Trails have announced that they will run as normal this year since the previous years have been cancelled due to Covid19. We have been offered the opportunity to arrange a bus/minibus to attend Badminton Horse Trials as a Club Day Trip. Please contact Sarah or Muriel to show your interest in attending a Badminton Horse Trials Day Trip Coach. Thank you.

Congratulations to all members who have taken place in the points scheme of 2021! Winners were announced in the most recent AGm meeting. Below are all winners and their trophies. Well done to all who took part, and thank you to all who came to the AGM meeting.


TRC Christmas show on Sunday 12th December at Starlight Riding Centre.Schedule available on our Tivyside Competitions Page.


Check your times for the show on Sunday - see the Tivyside Competitions Page for dressage times to plan your day with plenty of notice! All help greatly appreciated with or without your horsey friends!


Members only show schedule added to our Tivyside Competitions Page - Something for everyone including Jumping, Dressage, Combined training and Showing. All entries to Muriel, see schedule for more info!

See also - Area Competitions are back up and running! See Area Competitions & Training page for what's on and when!


Simon Longbottom has offered once again to organise another drill ride and tent pegging if enough members are interested.  This would need to be outside and there would be 12 horses and riders. Before arranging the date and venue, we would like people who are interested to let us know if they would like to do this as it is number dependent.

Please let Sarah know at


A lovely afternoon was spent at Bailey Farm today (8.8.21) with members, old and new, of Tivyside Riding Club, enjoying the competition - and facilities - at our Members Only Showjumping Show.
Running classes from Cross Poles to 80cm we saw many combinations improve in both style and confidence,
with rosettes being shared amongst the competitors.
Full results are available here πŸ™‚
Many thanks to Muriel & Petra and club members both riders and non riders for their help during the day, it is much appreciated.
**Please note the next Members Only competition will be a Dressage Show at Bailey Farm on the 22nd August.**
Classes include Intro, Prelim and Novice tests. Full schedule found here - entries again to Muriel 07940 488301
Thank you again for the support and WELL DONE ALL!