2024 Events

All MHHA members are welcome to attend any of our events – you don’t need to bring a horse! Many members come along to learn more about working horses and to see them ‘in action’. It’s a chance to see ‘behind the scenes’ and enjoy the company, help and support of people who are as passionate about working horses as you are!

We are particularly happy to see new members at our events. If you or your family would like to attend, email our secretary (mhha.membership@gmail.com) or complete the Membership Form and arrange payment via bank transfer. Annual membership costs just £15 adult, £10 junior or £25 for a family.

Included in your membership is the quarterly newsletter, The Whisperer, access to our events throughout the year and free entry to the club show at Hanbury Countryside Show.

If you’d like to come along to any of these events, please complete the Event Registration Form (one for each event you’d like to attend). once we have your form and have confirmed you are a paid-up member of MHHA we’ll be in touch with details of the event. If you have queries do please email us at mhha.events@googlemail.com

Hope to see you soon!

Please be aware the persisting rain is impacting out ability to host some of our usual events. We are working hard to find alternatives, so that we can all get out there and enjoy our horses! Please check in here and on our Facebook page for regular updates.

18th February 2024 - Season Opener

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A chance to kick-start the season! Meet fellow MHHA members, catch-up on the all the news, meet new members and spend the day learning new skills and brushing up on old ones! There will be homemade soup or stew and cakes to keep you going through the day (for a small donation to our funds).

This is a day for Members to leave their horses at home and see the experts (people and horses) in action!

Sunday 28th April - Moreton Morrell College

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Our first event that you can bring your horses too.

We will have use of the lovely outdoor, but well covered arena at Moreton Morrell College. A chance to get your horses out somewhere different! An ideal arena for long-reining, riding, a bit of show practice and some ‘handy pony’ activities – great for youngsters and novices as well as the ‘experts’. 

A great chance to also catch-up with fellow members too!

 

18th & 19th May - Trimpley

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Our May event is at a wonderful location. As well as great driving and riding routes and plenty to do around the farm. It’s also a chance to get up close to many Suffolk horses and their foals – a wonderful experience for any one with a love of heavy horses.

 

29th/30th June - Bickerscourt

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Another lovely location with amazing views across Warwickshire and beyond! Good opportunity to practice show preparation and show ring skills before Hanbury the next week! 

 

6th July - Hanbury Club Show

Entry Form is available here

Free to enter for Members, our club show is a highlight of the year. A chance to get into the show ring in a relaxed environment. All  our members are encouraged to  come along and ‘have a go’. 

Provisional Schedule:

Class 1: Novice ridden heavy horse (judge will NOT ride)
Class 2: Gelding, 4 years and over
Class 3: Barren Mare, 4 years and over
Class 4a: Brood Mare with Foal at foot
Class 4b: Foals, less than a year old (This class will run concurrently with
the broodmare class)
Class 5: Youngstock: yearlings, 2 and 3 year olds (Class may split if
sufficient entries)
In-hand championship – first 2 placed horses in classes
Class 6a. Novice Handler Seniors (over 18 years who have limited ring experience)
Class 6b. Senior Young Handler
Class 6c. Junior Young Handler
Class 7: In-hand Harness
Class 8:Horse drawn vehicle, private, trade, agricultural – any vehicle
permitted, class will be judged on horse’s way of going, correct harnessing
a suitability of the vehicle/implement for the horse
Class 8a Young driver (under 18’s accompanied by an experienced adult)
Grand Parade: All competitors are kindly requested to assemble in the
Countryside Arena before going forward to the grand parade in the main
ring.
Other awards:
Best Shod/Feet
Best Plaited/Braided
Best Veteran
Best Novice Horse

 

20th/21st July - Kinver

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A great place for riding, much of it on National Trust tracks and trails. A lovely site for long-reining through the trees

 

7th/8th September - Harby

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A new venue in Nottinghamshire, with opportunities to ride and drive.

 

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