Meeting and Menu 11th Jan – Need your choices by the 8th!

Meeting and Meal at the Fighting Cocks, Stottesdon, Wednesday 11th January 2017



Spicy parsnip soup, prawn cocktail, ham hock terrine


Fish and Chips, Chicken Tikka Balti, Steak and Ale Pie


Lemon and Orange Cheesecake, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Pots


Cost , 2 courses £12.50. 3 courses £16.50

Please can you let Yvonne have your choice from the menu please before Sunday 8th.


Quiz 22nd Oct – Great success and thanks

Our fundraiser Quiz was a great success. We had 9 teams on the night and raised  £442.10! (Food costs to come in).

Many thanks to all who attended and a special mention and thanks to:

Paula, Gill and Sally for organising and preparing the ploughman’s supper and nibbles

Steve for donating the pork pie

Clare for donating the winners and booby prizes

Everyone who donated a raffle prize

Steph for her cash donation (she was not able to attend due to her own fundraiser event that night for the Nepal Appeal

Yvonne, Clare, Chris, Jo, Louise for organising the question rounds

Farlow Fete Success, Byways Officer Visit

logo-largeWe had a stand at Farlow School Fete on Saturday (10th Sept) to promote the work we are doing in the area. We had lots of interest and some new members sign up.  We also used this as an opportunity to promote our fund raiser Quiz to be held on Friday 21st October. Please note this date in your diaries.

Our fun competition to guess the number of miles of public rights of way in Farlow Parish was a great success. We had over 50 entries, thanks to all who had a go. The target was 15.2 miles and the winner on 15 miles was Arthur Ratcliff, a very close second was Ray Bentley on 15.5.

Many thanks to  Bakers Of  Tower Street, a top quality independent Cafe in Ludlow, for providing a generous voucher as a prize.   .

Thanks to Clare, Yvonne, Chris, Jo for setting up and running the stand and to Paula for organising the prize.

Finally we are hoping for a visit by Tim Simmons, council Byways Officer, either 14th or 15th September to look at our priority projects and hopefully provide some help to get these sorted.

Table Top Sale Success

Our fund raising table top sale held on 17th Nov was a great success. We had 20 tables and lots of bargains were to be had (I came away with 2 stable rugs, a pair of gloves, a dressage numnah, a lead rope and a head collar at a fraction of the new price).

Many thanks to everyone who had tables, provided cakes, provided raffle prizes and all the volunteer helpers on the night setting up the hall, running the raffle,setting up our display, manning the entrance and serving the teas and cakes.

We raised over £300 which will ALL go directly on materials and equipment hire to help us maintain the bridleways.

Couple of pictures below plus a reminder of what our small group has achieved.

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Meeting and Social – 9th Jan

We are planning a meeting and late Christmas get together with a meal at the Fighting Cocks in Stottesdon on Wednesday 9th Jan at 7:00pm. Let Chris or Yvonne know ASAP if you would like to come along.

Quiz and Curry Night – another success

A great night was had by all at our fund-raising Quiz and Curry Night. We had 13 teams and managed to raise over £400. This money will allow us to take on some urgent drainage improvement jobs over the next few months (all the money raised goes directly on materials and equipment hire).

Many thanks to all involved and to everyone who bought tickets and raffle tickets. Your support is much appreciated.

A special thanks to our sponsors (County Treks and Clare), to Jo for the catering and making the very yummy curries and to all who helped with question rounds and running the evening (including Pete, Clare, Chris, Jo, Yvonne, Olwen, John).

Quiz Night 9th Nov – Venue Change!

Due to unfortunate circumstances we have had to change venue for the Quiz Night on Friday 9th November.

It will now be at Farlow & Oreton Village Hall. All other details are the same.

Fund Raising Quiz and Curry Night – Friday 9th November 2012

We are holding a Fun Quiz & Curry Night on Friday November 9th 2012 starting 7:30 pm prompt at Farlow and Oreton Village Hall.

Please do come and bring friends/family. The Quiz will be on general topics and non-horsey specific.

Tickets £7.00 to include veg or  non-veggie curry. Bring your own drinks.

£60 Cash Prize !

Many thanks to our sponsors including Country Treks.

Order your tickets from  Chris 01299 270514 or Yvonne 01746 718650

There will also be a raffle. Any offers of raffle prizes welcome.

We urgently need to raise more funds to purchase materials (mainly stone and drainage materials and digger hire)  to help us repair and make safe a number of routes so do please buy a ticket and encourage anyone you know who enjoys a Quiz and a curry to come along.

Note – we may be limited in numbers so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Work Party Hill Houses – 21st Sptember 6:00pm

Title: Work Party
Location: Hill Houses
Description: Meet on RUPP by Gate Hangs Well (opposite The Mounts). Clear/mark route which has been blocked for some time at Inglewood. Need loppers, strimmer, way marker signs.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2012-09-21
End Time: 19:00

Fun Ride Success Despite The Weather

The forecast for the fun ride day was not good but the ground conditions were OK on the route and in the start field so we decided to go ahead. The rain did put people off coming out on a fun ride but we still managed to raise over £200 profit. All the riders who came had a great time and were very complementary about the route and organisation in general and we hope to do similar again next year (hopefully with better weather next time).

A massive thank you to everyone who helped and apologies to anyone missed out –

Main organiser – JohnAndy John

Route markers and stewards – Steve, Yvonne, Gill, Clare, Chris, Pete, John, Heather, Chris (from Farlow), Mandy, Olwen

Stewards and stewards on jumps – Louise, GIll

Tent and erection support – Andy

Catering – Jo, Marcelle

Cakes – Paula, Penny, Louisa, Jenny

Local Landowners – Millichamps (start field and use of field for jumps), Bosworths (and others)

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