Annual General Meeting – March 28th – Llanmaes Village Hall 7pm

Don’t forget the AGM this coming Thursday evening – we hope to see you there.

And here’s the link to our first schedule of events for 2019!

Newsletter March 19

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Southerndown RC Dressage

Southerndown Riding Club





Classes to Include;-

Intro B, prelim 2, prelim 7,

Novice 24 & Novice 27

As in January Novice Dressage Qualifier


Ideal chance for a practice run

Download Schedule Here:  SRC December 18 Dressage

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Sunday 16th September – Trophy Show plus Emergency General Meeting


At a convenient time during the Trophy Show there will be an Emergency General Meeting, the purpose which is to vote on the proposal:

The committee recommend the structure of Llantwit Major and District Riding Club be changed from an Unincorporated Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee.

 Ok, so what’s all this about, then?

Quite simply, legal liability.

Since 1974 the Club has existed as an ‘unincorporated association’. That means it’s basically a business but run by an elected committee rather than having an owner or board of directors. And although financial accounts are produced every year, because the club operates on a non-profit basis (everyone involved in the running of it is an unpaid volunteer) it is not registered with HMRC.

This leaves us open to a certain amount of risk. The Tax Office may suddenly decide to investigate us, which can be a very costly exercise since it may involve hiring legal experts to present our case. Worse, if there were to be a serious accident, although we have Club insurance through BHS Riding Clubs and Farm Insurance on Tremains itself, if either were to fail it is possible for the Club itself to be sued. That means every one of us would be legally liable to contribute to any damages that might be awarded which, these days, can run into many millions of pounds.

To shield their members from potential legal claims of this type, many of the country’s governing bodies for sport, especially those sports with the potential for physical injury, are recommending clubs protect themselves by setting up as Companies Limited by Guarantee. The BHS strongly advise it, as do the Welsh Rugby Union, to give just two examples. It means that if the Club were to be sued, the maximum amount any member may be legally obliged to contribute to a compensation claim is just £1. It also means we would be registered with HMRC as a non-profit organisation and thus prevent unexpected visits from tax inspectors! Registering as a Company Limited by Guarantee means we will be involved in a certain amount of extra administration, but the small additional costs the Club will incur are far outweighed by the benefit of peace of mind.

The committee believe this is the best way to safeguard members’ interests, and can only increase the Club’s professional standing for the future.

If you’d like to read the proposed Articles of Association (the legal document required by Companies House) please click on the link below:

LM Riding club Articles of Association September 2018 (v5)

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August and September Events

Still hot, isn’t it?  Let’s hope for a little more rain than we’ve had in the last couple of months, but in the meantime please click on the link below for our latest Newsletter.

Newsletter Aug-Sept 2018

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Latest Newsletter with Schedule for Sunday 8th July

Click on this link to download
Newsletter July-Aug 2018 (1)

We also have two dates for instruction with Sam Whyley – Saturday 21st July and Saturday 25th August. Please contact Lisa to book – details in the newsletter.

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Combined Training Sunday 24th June – Dressage & Jumping Times

Please click on the link below to view times for Sunday

CT- TIMES 2018

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Future Programme – May to June 2018

You can find the latest cub newsletter by clicking on the link below. You’ll also find the Combined Training schedule.

Newsletter May-June 2018

Combined Training Dressage Show Jumping 24th June 2018

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