In Memory of Roy Dale
We are very sad to record the passing of Roy Dale. Roy joined the Ipswich Horse Society committee in 1973, shortly after it was formed, and later became Vice Chairman. With a background in showjumping and point-to-pointing, his knowledge of horses was immense and many competitors will have known him as a BS course builder. He was seen at many shows in Suffok and surrounding areas either as show jumping course builder or judge. He also enjoyed attending point-to-point meetings during the winter months with his wife Mary. We, the committee, will miss Roy. He was a lovely man. Our condolences go to Mary, his wife, and also his children and grandchildren, who have followed in Roy's footsteps being very successful in the showjumping ring.
As a result of th COVID -19 restrictions we are mindful that many charities will be in more need of everyone's fundraising efforts this year so we hope to have our events back on the calendar as soon as we can.
In the meantime, keep well and safe and hopefully we will see you at our next event.
We'd like to send a huge thank you to our friends, volunteers and all who participated in last year's events - your efforts have helped some very deserving local organisations and if you visit our Show and Rides page you will find out what Street Forge Workshops have bought with their part of the proceeds.
For a summary of our fundraising year please click here for our December 2019 Newsletter
Over 50 amazing riders took part in our sponsored ride on Sunday, 1st September raising a spectacular £1,000.00 for Street Forge Workshops. A big thank you to each of you and, of course, your four legged partners.
Congratulations goes to Alison Jeffs and Wally for winning the Ipswich Horse Society Cup for the most sponsorship raised.
Once again the weather was perfect and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Special thanks again to all the landowners who allow us access to paths and tracks that would not normally be available. A final thank you also to Adrian at Diss Event Photography who captured some great images of everyone. To view / purchase a print visit their gallery section at http://www.diss-eventphotography.co.uk
LOST AND FOUND: A whip was found by the lorries/trailers - if it's yours please get in touch and we'll do our best to reunite you.
We enjoyed another day of sunshine for our Spring Sponsored ride which took place on 2nd June. Everyone had a wonderful time on the lovely bridleways and farm tracks in and around Winston, Debenham and Ashfield cum Thorpe raising over £550.00 for our nominated charities. Our photographer, Chris Doyle, took some lovely images which can be viewed and purchased from Chris' site click here. Chris generously donates a percentage of all sales to our charities so please take a look at the IHS gallery on Chris' site and help us raise even more money for this year's charities.
The sun shone on Trinity Park for our Easter Monday show with the ice cream bike proving very popular. Thank you to all the competitors who brought along their lovely equine friends and to all the numerous volunteers, judges and helpers who made this such an enjoyable event. This year's proceeds will be donated jointly between The Bumblebee Children's Charity, Sproughton (See their special "footmade" Thank You note here) and Street Forge Workshops, Thornham Magna. Click here for Results. For more details and images please go to our Show and Rides page. In the meantime . . .
LOST AND FOUND: A pair of reading glasses near the Tack n Turnout stand and a rosette was found at the top ot the showground (near Ring 5) - if the owners of either would like to get in touch we'll try and reunite you.
In Memory of Jason Thorpe: Jason was a very good friend and supporter of the IHS, always on hand to help set up and dismantle at our Easter Monday Show for which we were extremely grateful. His generosity, humour (and gaffer tape fixes) will be greatly missed by everyone. The IHS will be making a seperate donation to the British Heart Foundation.
Ideal weather attracted many riders to Old Hall Estate, Barham, for the IHS autumn ride on Sunday, 2nd September. Riders all commented on the lovely ride and tracks which would not normally be accessible to them and we are very grateful for the hospitality of the landowners in allowing us to route the ride over their farmland. The ride was in aid of Street Forge Workshops, a small charity based in Thornham Magna, providing training and activities for adults with disabilities. A total of £783.00 was raised. See our Show and Rides page for more details.
Thank you to everyone who completed our Spring Sponsored Ride on Sunday, 3rd June. You all helped raise over £600.00 for the EA Air Ambulance. Together with the proceeds raised earlier in the year we were able to donate a total of £1,347.00 to the EAAA. Well done everyone. See our Show and Rides page for details and images and a link to the Thank You letter received from the EAA.
The Society was formed over forty years ago with the aim of raising funds for local charities from the proceeds of equestrian events. Visit our About Us page to find out how we started and what we have achieved so far.
Our spring show is held every year on Easter Monday at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Catering for all abilities, and being one of the first outdoor shows of the season, it's perfect for blowing away those winter cobwebs in a friendly atmosphere whilst enjoying the space and facilities of a county showground. This year's schedule and entry form will be available soon.
Later in the year we hold two very popular sponsored rides. The first ride is held late spring / early summer with the second being our autumn ride in September.
If there is anything else you'd like to know, or if you would be interested in offering sponsorship (or volunteer some help) at any of the events, then please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.
WE HAVE NOW EXCEEDED OUR PREVIOUS £100,000 MILESTONE FOR DONATIONS GIVEN TO CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS! FOR A SHORT REPORT (page 1) AND A FULL LIST (page 2) OF THOSE WE HAVE HELPED CLICK HERE