Please be aware that where possible, payments for clinics, training, teams etc to be made via BACS. Please ensure you put an appropriate reference (i.e., clinic date) when paying by this method so that your payment can be matched to the appropriate clinic etc.


Further to the sad news of Alwyn's passing, Anne has asked me to let our members and friends know that Alwyn's service will be at St Peter's Church, Headon cum Upton DN22 ORD on Monday 30 July at 2pm. Flowers from family only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to Bassetlaw Hospice, Cedar House (there will be a collection on the day). Please dress comfortably.


We are pleased to announce that Mark Cunningham has agreed to take on the mantle of Hon. Treasurer following the loss of our dear Ralph. This was Ralph's wishes and the Committee fully endorse this and a big thank you to Mark for taking on this role. Also, Liz Hanson has agreed to take on the role of Hon. Secretary and again the Committee fully agreed and thank you Liz for this. Jan



How do I start to pay tribute to our beloved Secretary and Treasurer Ralph Mort?

Ralph took over as Secretary/Treasurer from his father in law many years ago. He was a true friend to many, myself included. I got to know, love and respect him on rejoining the club on my return from the Middle East 28 years ago.

He really was the backbone of the EMDG - such a lovely man for whom nothing was too much trouble. A great sense of humour, always so positive and helpful to all, a true gentleman.

Ralph will be so, so sadly missed and our sincere condolences go out to his family . 
Jan (Chairman)



A huge huge thanks to EMDG members and friends for giving up their Saturday to help at the FotH challenge at Epworth, you were all just so so spot on and I can't thank you enough as without you it could have been a very different day. Again thank you all, you are a dream team to work with. Jan


Please note the new 2018 BRC body protector standards. As of 01/01/2018, members taking part in any clinic, competition etc run by a British Riding Club, all body proctors must meet the required standard in order to be covered by the BRC insurance i.e., 2009 purple.

Please click her for full details 2018 BRC BP STANDARDS


The 2018 BRC Grassroots Points Leagues have now started, there are two separate leagues, one for 60cm or 70cm show jumping and one for dressage (Walk/Trot and Prelim level). 


Why don't you download a points card and have a go. The points cards can be found on the BRC website if you click on the attached link:


Remember that the points cards must be sent into BRC Head Office no later than the 7th of each month, so that monthly scores can be updated on the BRC website and you will be able to follow the leagues points during the year.



The Committee has taken the decision that ALL riders in teams representing EMDG should wear one of the new saddlecloths.
These are available in NAVY – in both GP and Close contact /jumping styles and also in WHITE for dressage.
The cost is £31
They are not exclusively for teams and can be worn at all other events /competitions.
Please order via Clare Dolman on in good time for whichever team event you are doing stating which style and colour.
We will arrange to bring them to the event or can post them to you at an agreed cost.



Please note due to a change in policy, Osberton estate now no longer allows dogs on training days or competition days.  This however does not eliminate dogs at Summer Camp, but new rules for camp and dogs will be brought in.  Would all members and non members attending any clinic or competition please leave dogs at home and not in your vehicle.  This is an Osberton Estate ruling not EMDG and we do not want to lose the wonderful venue and facilities we all enjoy.  

Many thanks everyone.                        Jan Pollard


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