February 29th & March 1st - Winter Reining Clinic with Stefano Ferri followed by a single slate NRHA/BR/WPR show on the Sunday afternoon.
April 25th - GofE Spring Wake Up Show. An AQHA and unaffiliated show with judge Cedric Leroux.
April 26th & 27th - 2 day clinic with Cedric Leroux
May 27-31 - GofE International Festival of Western Riding
2 slates of FEI/NRHA/BR & WPR classes, plus 2 x split/combined AQHA shows (4 shows in total). The International show will also be host to a wide array of unaffiliated classes a Pleasure Gala, a Hunter under Saddle Gala and Halter Championships
There will also be a new award - the 'Future Champions Challenge'. More details to follow but will the all around will include Inhand Trail, Showmanship and Longe line for horses 3 years & under - so get working with the youngsters!
Schedule, entry forms and patterns will be on the events page in the near future.
Charity class a great success!
The Saturday night of the May International Show saw the charity fundraising class, organised by Issy Le Pla in aid of the Sussex Cancer Fund. Thanks to everyone entries and generosity she managed to raise and incredible £635.56!!
The two charities Issy chose this year were chosen due to the ongoing support that Caroline Stannard has received from them throughout her ongoing treatment. To top it all off it was great to hear that after Caroline's most recent MRI scan, she has been given the all clear.
The money will be split between Sussex Cancer Fund and the Friends of Hurstwood Park.
Team Bodiam Raise over £800 for Cancer Research
As part of the on going effort of the Garden of England team to raise as much money as possible for charities close to us all, a team of 10 ladies in pink took part in the Hastings Race For Life in Alexander Park on the 10th June - raising over £800 for Cancer Research. Dressed in Tutu's, glitter and all things cerise everyone put on their running (or walking) shoes to race the 5k on a sunny Sunday morning and survived to tell the tale....with Jane a Francesca 'running' the last 200 yards to the finish line!
A huge thank you to everyone who generously sponsored us.