July 16th Dismounted Confidence Workshop

Is your riding full of ‘what ifs’ and worries about what might go wrong when you ride your horse?                                                                                                            Would you love to take back the reins after a break from riding but worried about your confidence?                                                                                                               Had a fall and now very apprehensive about getting back in the saddle?           Perhaps you long to hack out or jump but no longer bold enough to do either and worried about starting again?

Coping with the big challenges of a new or young horse and feeling a wee bit out of your depth?    Even tempted to give up?

Or simply, for whatever reason, feeling anxious about any aspect of your riding or even handling horses on the ground.

However bad – There is an answer!       You can manage your confidence

MBBA, together with EMRC,  have arranged a dismounted confidence workshop with Caroline Andrews our confidence coach, to be held at Doulting Village Hall.  This is a unique opportunity to spend a full day with Caroline.  Together with a limited number of riders with similar concerns to yourself, you will learn and master techniques that will not only help you to enjoy riding again but also assist with confidence in your life generally.  You will also receive hypnotic tapes and exercises to help with your homework.                        Only 7 places left so hurry to book.

Caroline will be known to many of you as she regularly posts on the mbba face book page.  Full details and booking facilities for this course can be found at  http://www.cotswoldconfidence.co.uk/mbbaworkshop.html

Photo (stourhead

Just a message to let all know that took part in the Stourhead Forest Ride  that the photos are live and available for purchasing and viewing now at www.ttyphotography.co.uk. The link to the gallery is below. Was a lovely day and I met so many lovely, happy faces!! Hope you enjoy looking at the photos. Link – http://www.everybodysmile.biz/cgi-bin/public.cgi?Id=250135

 Really great photos Caitlin.  Many thanks


Sign the Petition to Make it illegal for drivers not to pass wide & slow when horses are on the road.

Another great fund raising year for MBBA and with our new Chairman Jo Rossiter at the helm, we look forward to the coming year.

The funds are available –  so let’s have some projects from you!

Thank you for your support during 2015 and we look forward to a busy 2016.

Do please join us at our events, they all raise money for our work and we believe our achievements speak for themselves.  Let us know if there is an event you would like us to host.  gjones@mbba.org.uk

  Let us know if you have a problem with a right of way and we will try to fix it.  Sometimes we joint fund with Somerset County Council, sometimes we fund the whole project ourselves.  Whatever the problem, we promise to do our best and stretch our funds as far as they will go.

Every membership counts so this year, please encourage all you friends to join MBBA, your support as a member is the cornerstone of our Association and enables our work to continue.

Happy youngster taking part in the recent Greenscombe ride.  This ride demonstrated the good network of bridleways in this area.  Sadly not all of Mendip is so blessed.

We are entirely voluntary and all the money from subscriptions and major fundraising goes to improve our riding routes in Mendip and create new ones. It is time to take on the responsibility of ensuring the future of our riding.  You know what significant improvements MBBA has achieved in the last few years in fact over the past 8 years we have funded over £55,000 worth of improvements to routes across Mendip.   Please help us to keep up our good work.

MBBA is fast becoming the most effective, successful and largest Bridleway Association in the country and as we continue our work into 2016 we really value every single one of you and your continued support.

The aims of the Association are to protect and preserve the character and status of Mendip’s green Ways, to advertise their existence via our map marking service and to encourage the active participation of our members to identify routes in need of improvement. We have a good working partnership with Somerset County Council and indeed many of our projects are joint funded.
To find out how we have been improving rights of way in the area, please see our Routes News page.

If you would like to join the Mendip Bridleways & Byways Association, please proceed to our Membership page, where more details and a membership form are available.

MBBA Constitution

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