The 2021 Committee

 

 

Chair – Dave Gwilliam

I rejoined the Committee a couple of  years ago after a 5 year absence, having previously served for 18 years filling various posts.  My main interest is the show jumping element and I have very much enjoyed re-establishing the hugely popular jumping classes that Wrekin North Riding Club is so well known for. 
 
You may even see me competing!
 

Vice Chair-Amanda Hotchkiss

Hi I’m Amanda.  Wife and mother of one, my main job is laboratory chemist and part time first responder.

I have been involved with horses since the age of 10 and enjoy all aspects from endurance to one day events.   Many of you will know me as the First Aid lady in the hi-viz jacket who has been at most of the recent Wrekin North Shows ready to care for any mishaps. 

I am really looking forward to helping to take the Shows and Events from strength to strength in the upcoming year and I will still be there as the Clubs regular First Responder

 

 

Club Secretary – Julie Whittingham

Hi guys, I’m Julie Whittingham and I am very happy to be the Club Secretary again this year. I have ridden at Wrekin North since I was 8, on my pony Misty Morning and then Fire Fly. I own Miss Moo and Embla Thornton and my daughter Ella also rides Embla Isabella so we also enjoy the shows and always on the go!. This year I shall again also be Coordinating the Dressage events in addition to my role as Club Secretary and I am looking forward to the 2021 season with you all!

 

Treasurer -Diane Rohan 

I’ve ridden most of my life having been  a member at Wrekin North RC way back in the 1980’s. I have run my own successful business for over 30 years. I have my own horse & still ride for pleasure and this year have enjoyed many of the confidence building Wrekin clinics which are such fun for us Mums.  However nowadays my main focus is increasingly my 11 year old daughter and her riding.

We are active pony club members and my aim is to help and encourage our young riders of the future. 

I also look after the Points tables, Trophies and web site for the Club in my spare time.

 

Membership Secretary – Claire Goodwin

  I was a member of WNRC as a child and have fond memories of show days. I now have a young daughter and a small herd of equines I want to compete locally with.

I also coordinate Judges and the Showing Secretary role.

I want WNRC to be a club where more families will make great memories and lots of friends. 

 

 

Show jumping Coordinator – Sarah Childs

 

I’ve owned and ridden horses for the past 35 years and have been part of local riding clubs, judging and organising events for the past 25 years. I have competed in various equestrian disciplines including dressage, eventing and endurance but show jumping has been my main passion.  I really enjoy judging and seeing people progress

 

 

 

Commercial Secretary-Amy Glover 

Amy Glover

My young daughter joined Wrekin North at the beginning of 2019 and she has so enjoyed competing at the show and having a great time with friends that I wanted to be able to join the team to help out, particularly utilising my legal skills in the background.  In addition to organising Clinics I have taken over as lead on safeguarding issues. 

I have ridden and competed since I was young but enjoy a quieter life hacking my cob mare and looking after my two retired old ladies and my husband’s Shire. I have passed the main riding baton over to my daughter who loves taking part in Pony Club and competing, mostly in jumping on her Bay Unicorn Pony “Jumping Jack Flash”!

 

Show Secretary-Kim Shore

Hi I’m Kim, wife (soon to be divorced when he finds out I’ll be getting him Involved too) and mother.  I recently joined Wrekin north after my daughter completed her first season of showing and jumping, which she has thoroughly enjoyed.
I really enjoy being part of this fantastic riding club committee and I’m really looking forward to my new role of Show Secretary for 2021.

 

 

Tiny Trotters and Fun Classes- Josh Postans

Hi I’m Josh. I’m very happy to be a part of Wrekin North. I have just turned 17 and I am currently doing my level 2 in equine management at college. I have been riding and have been around horses since the age of 4. Before being asked to be a part of the committee and joining in mid 2020, I have previously entered competitions and clinics at Wrekin north. I am soon going to be getting my own horse so you may even see me riding at some shows, If I’m not riding you’ll find me at the Tiny Trotters ring. I am loving running the Tiny Trotters and Fun Classes, and it’s so rewarding getting to see so many children improving at every show. I’m looking forward to the 2021 show season together.

 

Committee Member – Claire Coulson

Hi there! My name is Claire and I joined the Wrekin North Riding Club Committee recently after moving to the area the area approximately 18 months ago. I am and always have been passionate about horses. I started riding when I was about 10 years old (I’m 40 now!) and yes, I’ve definitely had my fair share of “Thrills & Spills”.  I have a 19 year old TB mare (who thinks she is still 5 years old) who I do a bit of everything with but our (ok, her!) passion is show-jumping. We are looking forward to getting out and about this season and taking part in the clinics and competitions run by Wrekin North Riding Club with the aim of coming home with some frillies

 

Committee Member – Alun Williams

Hi, I’m Alun. Having only been in the horse world for about 6 months, I’m doing my best and starting to get to grips with how apparently exciting talking about horse rugs and weather can be…….

I’m picking this all up about 40 years late, but am learning to *ride / *not fall off (*delete as appropriate) and am thoroughly enjoying de-bunking my pre-conceived ideas about the “horsey” community…..turns out you are rather nice!
 
I can sometimes be found organising the car park or warm up ring at Wrekin North RC shows but with a bit of effort (from me) I’ll be re-writing this blurb for next year telling you all about my competition wins

 

 

 

Committee Member-Jason Childs

As the husband of a horsey wife, I got involved many years ago with my wife’s equestrian hobby.  I have been involved with various Clubs over the years doing maintenance, stewarding and fence repairs.  With all the new fences and equipment I’m looking forward to seeing Wrekin North go from strength to strength in 2021.

 

Committee Member – Sally Howse

I picked riding back up in my mid twenties after ten years off away studying.  I’m always looking for new challenges to improve my riding and confidence, so I will be looking to encourage more activities for riders like me within the club.

 

Committee Member Heather Davies

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Committee Member Nicola Nicholls

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Social Secretary-Kelly Anson

 

 

Committee Member – Tina Whitehead