HSBC Sponsored Area 6 Event Training Day
24 Members from 13 different Branches in Area 6 were coached by Christie Wright and Joss Gray. Tom Blackman from the Woodland Pytchley Branch was awarded the saddle cloth for the most improved rider (see photo). Despite the deterioration of the weather in the afternoon the day was judged as a great success by those lucky enough to get places. The following email from one participant sums up the reaction of those who took part:
"I just wanted to say a big 'Thank-You' for the Area 6 HSBC Eventing training yesterday. I can imagine that an awful lot of preparation and organisation must have gone into it for our benefit so I thought that I would send a little email to show my appreciation!
The training was truly fantastic, it was great to have the expertise of the BE accredited coaches behind us so that we all felt that we could push ourselves and try to ride to the very best of our ability. There was also a wonderful sense of camaraderie in our group, even though nobody knew anyone else we were all united by our love for the sport and of PC. On the way home, despite being drenched to the skin (the weather did choose its timing didn't it?) I still had a smile plastered on my face, and I am sure that my horse would say the same!
All in all, it was a wonderful opportunity which I am so grateful to have had- it will certainly come in handy with the upcoming event season"