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The Arab Horse Society Performance Horse Awards for 2017 have been published.

In the "2017 Performance Horse Awards PURE BRED ARABIANS" class:
Pat Guerin's CF WINTER AMADEUS was Reserve Champion and Gaynor Jones' ORLANDO finished 11th.
In the HIGH POINTS Endurance class CF WINTER AMADEUS was again Reserve Champion.

In the "2017 Performance Horse Awards ANGLO ARABIANS" class:
Muriel Taylor's MARLAK SUPER DUDE ridden by Carol Taylor was placed 4th.
He was also 3rd in the HIGH POINTS - VETERAN category.

The Crabbet Organisation have also published their results for 2017.

In the "Highest Mileage 'Novice' Crabbet Related Horse with EGB/SERC" class:
John Illingworth's CLOUGHWOOD GOLD CHARM was Champion.

In the "Highest Mileage ‘Open’ Crabbet Related Horse with EGB/SERC" class:

In the "Highest Mileage ‘Advanced’ Crabbet Related Horse with EGB/SERC" class:
ORLANDO was Champion.

Congratlations to all the owners and riders and, of course, the horses.

Chris Taylor

Added - 25/02/2018


Pat Guerin reports that a very nice lady's hat was left after the AM and it has yet to be claimed.

If it is your hat please get in touch with Pat.

Pat Guerin, The Laurels, Brick Bank Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LZ

Chris Taylor

Added - 25/02/2018


Now is the time to Register with Pat for our Cheshire Trophies and inform her where you plan to help in order to qualify for these Trophies and Awards.

Click here for a Trophy Registration Form in Word .doc format (updated Feb 2018)
or here for a Trophy Registration Form in PDF format (updated Feb 2018).

Please get your form in to Pat as soon as you can but definately before the end of April.

Pat Guerin, The Laurels, Brick Bank Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LZ

The Trophy Registration/Help forms are also available from our Forms page.

Chris Taylor

Added - 12/02/2018

Medi-k First Aid courses for our volunteers

Kerry Dawson writes:

"I am very pleased to announce that I have secured two ‘First Aid at Work’ certification courses with Medi-K. These are three day courses which meet the published HSE requirements and also have an Equine Specific module. There are twelve spaces on each course.

Dates: Saturday 24th March through to Monday 26th March and Saturday 19th May through to Monday 21st May from 9.00am to 5.00pm on each day.

Location: Saturday's and Sunday's will be held at Endurance GB, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2XZ.

Monday's course dates will be held at The Royal British Legion, Kimberley Road, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AQ.

Cost: If you are an Endurance GB volunteer, the cost of the course, hospitality throughout the day and lunch, is free of charge, as long as you agree to act as a first aider or an assistant first aider for at least two Endurance GB events in 2018.

If you are not an Endurance GB volunteer, or you cannot commit to first aiding at an Endurance GB event this year, then the cost is £140.00 per person.

The cost of travel and overnight accommodation is not included. I can recommend a local hotel which is very reasonably priced and I have asked them to provisionally put some rooms aside for delegates should they wish to stay over.

IMPORTANT: When confirming your attendance on the course, please let me know if you need accommodation for the Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Why are we offering this course? Horse riding is a high risk activity and we would like to increase the amount of first aiders available to our Groups and national Ride Organisers on the circuit.

I look forward to hearing from you with regards to who you would like to attend these courses on behalf of your Group."

If you are interested (and we would certainly appreciate having more first aiders in our group) please contact Liz Finney in the first instance
Tel: 01565 633310

Updated - 09/02/2018


These opportunies are proving very popular and it is suggested that if you are interested you get in touch with Sally as soon as possible.

Whether you have applied already or are making a new request it is strongly recommended that you let Sally know you are a Cheshire Group member.

Chris Taylor

Cheshire group member Sally Mellor has generously offered the chance for group members to spend a weekend training on the Long Mynd, based at her farm.

The weekend date is March 24/25th. Sally can provide shared accommodation in a 4 bedroom annex or you can bring campbeds for a further 4 to sleep in the farmhouse. Corralling is available and also 3/4 stables if required. Sally can supply good quality hay or haylage. There may be more stabling available with her neighbour or there is an equestrian centre 3mls away.

Sally will provide a selection of routes for riders to chose from to go in pairs or groups on each day.

There is a local pub for an evening meal.

Sally is asking for voluntary donations rather than a fixed charge.

The venue is Handless Farm, Asterton, SY7 8BH. To book please contact Sally via e mail

The March weekend coincides with Sally Toye coming to give an evening talk about the Mongol Derby at Picklescott Village Hall (6 miles away) courtesy oh H of E EGB. Details on their website for those wanting to book tickets.

Liz Finney

Updated again - 05/02/2018


We have vacancies on the committee and would ask members to consider putting themselves forward to join the committee at the annual meeting next Thursday. We meet about 5 times a year.
If anyone who isn't going to the meeting is interested in joining, please contact Liz Finney.

We are hoping to increase our ride programme this year, but cannot do that without more volunteers from the members. Some pleasure rides were nearly cancelled both in 2017 and 2016 due to lack of help.
A few hours, if you can't manage a full day, can make a huge difference.
We ask that you all complete a horse registration form, which includes indicating which rides you can help at, by April this year and return to Pat Guerin, so that we have some volunteers for our first pleasure ride in April.
Please also let us know if you have a 3 day first aid certificate as we struggle to find first aiders for the pleasure rides. We look forward to seeing you on February 8th.

Liz Finney
Tel: 01565 633310

Added - 31/01/2018


This is the list of AM attendees:

P Guerin x 1
P Drummond x 1
A Collins x 1
P Daley x 2 (1 x Veg)
S Peters x 3
A Nattrass x 2 (2 x veg)
J Thorburn x 2
W Bailey x 2
G Jones
A Williams x 2
J Wyatt x 2
J Toomer x 3
L Burnett x 2 (2 x veg)
J Illingworth x 2
M Morriss x 2
R Robinson
L Harrison
L Finney x 2
M Taylor x 3
S Mellor x 2
T Madden x 2

If anyone else wants to come please let Pat know and send the money by Friday.

Pat Guerin, The Laurels, Brick Bank Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LZ
Tel: 01477 534194

Added - 30/01/2018


The following folk have returned their distance cards to Pennie.
One unlucky person is going to be disappointed as they have paid insufficient postage, if your name is NOT listed below contact ASAP.

  • Alix Nattrass
  • Amanda Morriss
  • Angie Williams
  • Anna Collins
  • Carol Taylor
  • Gaynor Jones
  • Jane Wyatt
  • Jill Thorburn
  • John Illingworth
  • Joy Toomer
  • Katy Mellor
  • Larissa Burnett
  • Lesley Harrison
  • Nicki Toomer
  • Pat Guerin
  • Rachel Rolfe
  • Sally Mellor
  • Terry Madden
  • Wendy Bailey

Many thanks

Chris Taylor

Added - 03/01/2018


Anna with Clare Balding and Luke Harvey

Cheshire Group rider Anna Collins, is the proud winner of the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Elite Endurance Award 2017.

During the 2017 season, Anna rode over 660 competitive km at 10 events and earned 1242 points with her recycled racer, Karactacus Potts.

Anna was presented with the award at the prestigious Jockey Club in New Market by Clare Balding and Luke Harvey.

Anna said, “This is only my second competitive season with Karactacus Potts and what a way to get to know him. He is a wonderful horse with so much to give. I was delighted to be recognised by RoR for all the hard work that goes into retraining a thoroughbred for a second career.”

Congratulations Anna.

Added - 12/12/2017


Some of you may not know that Mary Korn had a bad riding accident last August and is currently making a steady recovery in hospital in Stoke. Her husband, Tom, spends most weekends there but Mary is in need of visitors during the week. If anyone is able to visit she would be delighted to have some stimulating conversation.

Her address is Broadfield Ward, Haywood Hospital, High Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 7AG.
Visiting times are Monday - Sunday 18.30 - 20.00 & Tuesday - Sunday 14.00 - 16.00.

Obviously, we all wish Mary a full recovery.

Pat Guerin

Added - 12/12/2017

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