End of an Era for Lanark Riding Club

Lanark Riding Club marked the end of an era at its AGM on Monday 12th November when Jane Nally stood down from the committee after 15 years of service.

Jane joined the book of ra kostenlos spielen ohne anmeldung mit freispielen in the mid nineteen nineties when the free spins no deposit casino uk had a very small membership and only ran a couple of low key events each year. Before long she was elected to the position of Chairman which she held for over ten years. Jane quickly set about changing the image of the club and one of her first tasks was to carry out a vigorous recruitment drive. This was known to involve stopping innocent people out hacking and asking them to join the committee!  A priority was to set up a comprehensive programme of riding club events.  This included the establishment of a dressage league – Lanark was one of the first Riding Clubs in Area 1 to do this – regular show jumping competitions, and an annual showing and dressage show which literally had classes for everyone! She also believed strongly that the Club should encourage good riding and horsemanship, and developed our ongoing programme of subsidised lessons and training for members.

Throughout her period on the Committee Jane has turned her hand to every conceivable riding club task, from setting up dressage arenas and show jumping courses, to doing the times for the dressage league. She has also stepped in on several occasions when we have needed a judge at the last minute. Hairy pony judging was a particular speciality and we hope we can continue to call on Jane’s services for this. She will also continue to run some beginner’s dressage shows for us at Mid Drumloch farm where people can try dressage for the first time.

Jane also represented the Club at Area 1 and other team competitions on numerous occasions, riding her horses Teco (now semi retired) and Gem. Riding Gem, she was part of the successful LRC team that came 5th at the Area 1 dressage qualifier atRozellePark in June this year.











Everybody at Lanark Riding Club is very sorry to see Jane standing down, and we will miss her expertise and experience on so many things. We wish Jane all the best for her ‘retirement’ from the committee. She should now be able to compete at events more often, instead of holding a clipboard!


Area 1 Winter Dressage Qualifiers

18th Nov 2012

Huge well done to Lanark Riding Club, who was well represented by two teams at the Area 1 dressage qualifiers at SNEC yesterday.

Unfortunately, lameness meant that the ‘blue’ team (Caroline Allen, Moira Pickering and Karen Kilpatrick) were down to 3 members, but still did a fantastic job and got placed 17th. The ‘red’ team of Stewart Murphy, Jane Nally, Pamela Mailler and Marion Reid took 9th place.

Individually, Pamela was 4th in the prelim warm up, and Stewart and Moira were 4th and 6th in the novice warm up. Well done to Stewart for being placed 2nd in the novice qualifier test with a super score of 71.5%.

Thanks to Almond Riding Club for a well organised and fun day out.



2012 AGM and prize winners

18th Nov 2012

On 12th Nov, we held our 2012 AGM at the Montgomerie Hall, Eaglesham. Well done to our 2012/2013 trophy winners:

Dressage intro league – Caroline Allen
Dressage restricted prelim league – Robyn Hodgeson
Dressage open prelim league – Pamela Mailler
Dressage Novice league – Moira Pickering
Dressage elementary league – Moira Pickering
Dressage junior league – Robyn Hodgeson
Senior SJ points –  Karen Hassard
Junior SJ points – Ella Gilchrist
Overall senior points – Pamela Mailler
Overall junior points – Robyn Hodegson
Eagle cup (most points at showing show) – Pamela Mailler
Out and about (most points at non-LRC events) – Moira Pickering
Check out the 2013 committee here.
Download the minutes from the AGM here Download
We’ll post some pics of our fabulous winners on Facebook soon!

Hat tagging rules for 2013

Earlier in the year, it was announced that hat tagging, to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, would be mandatory for all those taking part in RC team events.

From 1st January 2013, it will be compulsory for ALL competitors at BRC events (whether they are a member of the club, or indeed any club, or not) to have their hats tagged.

Those who do not have their hats tagged will not be allowed to compete. There will be the opportunity to have your hat tagged at the Area 1 dressage day at SNEC on Saturday 17th November.


If you can’t make the trip, but need your hat tagged, Lanark are sending two teams to the dressage and can take your hat for tagging. if you would like us to do this, please drop off your hat – clearly labelled with your name – to Technogroom in Carluke, by Friday 16th Nov. Hats will be available for collection from Technogroom the following week.

Link: http://www.bhs.org.uk/Riding/British_Riding_Clubs/BRC_News.aspx


Why the long face? You’ve just won the LRC pub quiz!

23rd Oct 2012

After a hugely successful pub quiz in August, we held a second quiz on Friday 19th October at Langlands Golf Club. Despite a valiant effort, reigning champs the Easy Riders were unable to retain their title and were toppled from the top spot by Why the Long Face?, with Out to Grass in hot pursuit.

It was a close contest all the way through but Why the Long Face? overtook Out to Grass in the final round to win by a nose and claim the coveted LRC Quiz Trophy.

Newcomers the Pink Ladies, the Night Night Mares, Pinky and Perky, and Quizzy Rascals gave an impressive performance in their first outing








The event raised £160 for Wear it Pink breast cancer charity, with the‘Night Night’ mares and Pinky and Perky sharing the honours as Pinkest Teams.

Thanks to all who attended and to those who couldn’t come along but who donated money.

Thanks also to Quizmaster Rody and question compiler extraordinaire Sheila!

Results – 2012 Dressage League Final and Rowallan/Scottish Farmer Qualifier

14th Oct 2012 

Today was the last dressage league competition of the year, and we had a super day and a great turnout. The competition was also a qualifier for the 2013 Rowallan/Scottish Farmer championships. Well done to those who qualified!

Trophies and prizes for the winner of each league will be presented at the 2012 AGM, to be held at Montgomery Hall, Eaglesham, on Mon 12th November, 8 pm. Do come along for tea, cakes and your say!

Sunday’s results:


1st eq.  Lynda Toms, Shalana
1st eq. G Burnside, Quayside Cause
3rd Caroline Allen, Meriden MH
4th C Thom, Christello
5th Robyn Hodgson, Kelsoland Memories Rainbow (best junior)
6th Karen Hassard, Tore


Beginner’s Prelim

1st Lewis McLean, George of the Jungle (best junior)
2nd Carolyn Bateson, Hobbit
3rd Caroline Allen, Meriden MH
4th Jenni Cammidge, Bucks Fizz
5th C Thom, Christello
6th Wendy Brown, Flynn


Open Prelim

1st Chloe Peat, Charlie
2nd Elaine Simpson, Loesje
3rd Jennie Dunk, Charlie
4th Carolyn Bateson, Hobbit
5th Lewis McLean, George of the Jungle (best junior)
6th Pamela Mailler, Kelsoland Memories Moet



1st Chloe Peat, Charlie
2nd Giorgia Burns, Aventour
3rd Valerie Will, Thriller
4th Wendy McGrandles, Freedom
5th Jennie Dunk, Charlie
6th Pamela Mailler, Kelsoland Memories Moet



1st Wendy McGrandles, Freedom
2nd Valerie Will, Thriller
3rd Giorigia Burns, Aventour
4th Una McLean, Welton Gabrielle
5th Moira Pickering, Zac


League results:

Intro league

1st Caroline Allen, Meriden MH
2nd Robyn Hodgson, Kelsoland Memories Rainbow
3rd Karen Hassard, Tore
4th Lynda Toms, Shalana
5th Laura Kelly, JP Lad
6th G Burnside, Quayside Cause


Beginner’s Prelim league

1st Robyn Hodgson, Kelsoland Memories Rainbow
2nd Caroline Allen, Meriden MH
3rd Karen Hassard, Tore
4th Wendy Brown, Flynn
5th Carolyn Bateson, Hobbit
6th Jane Nally, Stratagem


Open Prelim league

1st Pamela Mailler, Kelsoland Memories Moet
2nd Sharon Hutchison, Domiki
3rd Jennie Dunk, Charlie
4th Juli McQueen, Acardi VH Gravenof
5th Wendy Brown, Flynn
6th Ruth Harrison, Sioux


Novice league

1st Moira Pickering, Zac
2nd Marion Reid, Centre Stage
3rd Pamela Mailler, Kelsoland Memories Moet
4th Susan Malyon, Full of Surprises
5th Jennie Dunk, Charlie
6th Ailsa Gilchrist, Figaro


Elementary league

1st Moira Pickering, Zac
2nd Marion Reid, Centre Stage
3rd Wendy McGrandles, Freedom
4th Ailsa Gilchrist, Figaro
5th Suzanne Oxnard, Razzamachas
6th Stewart Murphy, Behest Goharriz

Junior league

1st Robyn Hodgson, Kelsoland Memories Moet
2nd Jennifer Nicols, Vezur
3rd Ella Gilchrist, Ballysheg Jack
4th Sarah Gulland, Pretty Polly
5th Sarah Gulland, In a Pickle
6th Morgan McCartney, Llunymndd Melyn Mair

*Non-members, if you would like your league rosette, please send a (large letter) stamped addressed envelope to Sheila Alderson, 1 Marywood Square, Glasgow, G41 2BW. Thank you.

Thanks to RDA Sandyflats, all our judges and helpers, and to all the competitors who turned out over the year. Look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Results – October Show Jumping

7th Oct 2012

It was the last LRC show jumping competition of 2012 at West Kype on Saturday. Quite a quiet one but great fun, with some super Halloween fancy dress and sweets for all!

We’ve run 3 very successful show jumping days at West Kype this year and will be awarding trophies to our members with the most points at this year’s AGM (stayed tuned for the announcement of the date!).



Nursery Novice Senior

1st Caroline Allen riding Meriden MH (member)

Eliminated but great entertainment! Maggie McDougall riding Bobby


Nursery Novice Junior

1st Lori Anderson riding Indi

2nd Georgia Hillhouse riding Blue

3rd Anna Clarkson riding Aran

4th Victoria Simpson riding Mose

5th Rosie riding Ollie

6th Mhairi McDougall riding Bobby



1st Jenny Doig riding Height of Mischief

2nd Suzanne Gordon riding Charlie

3rd Lori Anderson riding Indi

4th Caroline Allen riding Meriden MH (member)



1st = Lori Anderson riding Indi

1st= Jenny Doig riding Height of Mischief

2nd Suzanne Gordon riding Charlie

Results – September Walk-Trot Dressage

1st Oct 2012

Saturday 29th Sep saw the last Walk-Trot dressage competition of the year at Mid Drumloch. Thanks to everyone who turned out throughout the year to make these events a success. Thanks also to Mid Drumloch equestrian centre for being a great venue, and lastly a huge thanks to committee member Jane for running these hugely popular events,

September results as follows:

Class 1 Intro

1st Laura Kelly, Paddy
2nd Lauren Gray, Brieryhill McCoy
3rd Christine Farr, Rain
4th Beth Allan, Ellie
5th Jill Steven, Bill
6th Lynda Toms, Shalana

Class 2 Prelim
1st Sharyn Wells, Diesel
2nd Laura Kelly, Paddy
3rd Helena Stewart, Fergus
4th Nicole Pitt, Jumanji
5th Lynsey McLernon, Life’s a Breeze
6th Jill Steven, Bill


Trophy return and out and about points 2012

27 Sep 2012

Hi guys,

AGM time is fast approaching (date to be confirmed shortly, but it will be in November), and that means it’s time to take your trophies for engraving so that we can collect them back to give out again this year!

If you won a trophy last year, could you please return it one of three ways:

  • Bring it to the dressage league final at Sandyflats (14th Oct) or the pub quiz at Langlands Golf Club (19th Oct)
  • Hand it to a committee member if you see them regularly/are stabled together. Don’t know who we are? Check us out here :)
  • Hand it in at the Technogroom shop, Carluke (address)
The other thing we need from you if you’ve been out and about competing this year is your placings from all non-LRC events. This is to allow us award the ‘Out and About’ trophy. Send your placings to [email protected].
Don’t worry about converting to points, we’ll do all that (unless you have a bent for Excel!). Points are awarded as follows:
  • 10 to 1 points for 1st to 10th placing respectively
  • 1 point for every 2 km endurance riding completed
  • Points are doubled if they were obtained whilst officially representing the club
  • Only non LRC events count
Also, just to remind you we have a very busy October planned!
Show jumping on the 6th – click here 
Lauren O’Hagan training on the 14th (now onto waiting list)
League dressage on the 14th (this is the league final and a Rowallan/Scottish Farmer 2013 qualifier) – click here
Pub quiz on the 19th – click here
Hope to see you all there!
LRC teams will also be out competing at Area 1 SJ and dressage at SNEC on the 18th Oct and 28th Nov respectively.
Phew! We’re off for a wee cup of tea and a sit down now. We’ll leave you with this lovely picture of the sunset in Carmunnock last night (the view from the horse!).



Results – September League Dressage

17th Sep 2012

It was a bit of a wet one this month. But we survived and had a good turnout – thanks all!

Next month’s dressage is the league final. Prizes for the winner of each league are awarded at our AGM (date to be confirmed, but will be in November). Check out last year’s winners. As if the excitement of the league final isn’t enough, it’ll also be a qualifier for the 2013 Rowallan/Scottish Farmer champs. Schedule here.

For those working at intro/prelim level, we have another ‘Walk’-Trot’ dressage at Mid Drumloch on 29th September, details here.

League dressage results, 16th Sep

Class 1 Intro

1st        Laura Kelly riding JP Lad

2nd       Lauren Gray riding Brierhill McCoy (best junior)

3rd        Karen Hassard riding Tore

4th      Robyn Hodgson riding Kelsoland Memories Rainbow

5th        Caroline Allen riding Meridan MH

6th        Davina Halec riding Megan.


Class 2 Restricted Prelim

1st        Caroline Allen riding Meridan MH

2nd       Caroline Bateson riding Hobbit

3rd        Jane Nally riding Stratagem

4th        Robyn Hodgson riding Kelsoland Memories Rainbow (best junior)

5th        Laura Kelly riding JP Lad

6th        Shona Mackinnon riding Kenny’s Fortune


Class 3 Open Prelim

1st        Pamela Mailler riding Kelsoland Memories Moet

2nd       Kate Bowie ridingDudley

3rd        Elaine Simpson riding Loesje

4th        Wendy Brown riding Flynn

5th        Susanne Oxford riding Mono

6th        Sharon Hutchison riding Domiki


Class 5 Novice

1st        Kate Bowie ridingDudley

2nd       Marion Reid riding Centre Stage

3rd=     Elaine Simpson riding Loesje

3rd=     Pamela Mailler riding Kelsoland Memories Moet

3rd=     Moira Pickering riding Zac

6th        Holly Breslin-Strain riding Jenny Wren


Class 6 Elementary

1st        Marion Reid riding Centre Stage

2nd       Moira Pickering riding Zac