Coldstream Riders Association Latest News
New for 2017 - Childrens ride out to Birgham
This year we are incorporating a children's ride alongside the ride to Birgham on the Wednesday, this ride is aimed at primary school age novice riders, further details will be available soon.
Border Search and Rescue Unit
As most of you are aware we are supported every year by the Border Search and Rescue Unit. For this privilege we are requested to make a donation to them of £400.00 which I am sure you will all agree is well worth it. We will be leaving a donation bucket at the entrance to the Lees; if every rider makes a donation of just £1 this will cover this cost. If we are lucky enough to raise over this, the surplus will be an added donation for BSRU.
Thank you for supporting our local common riding.
Ride outs for 2016 are currently being planed
Work is now well underway to arrange all the routes for this year’s civic week rideouts. Our Chief Marshall and her helpers work right up to the last minute to try to ensure we get the best routes available to us. Information on routes will be made available both on our website and Facebook page as soon as they are finalised.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Right hand man for 2016
Congratulations to our right hand man for 2016 Andrew Guthrie. We wish you and your family a memorable three years in office.
Coldstream Riders Association will having a quiz night on Friday 5th February at 7:30pm in the Coldstream British Legion. Ian Turnbull will be the quiz master on the night with all procceeds to go to Coldstream Riders Association. Teams of 4 with an entry fee of £10 per team.
Riders Association Bake Off
We are having a bake off! To be held on Sunday the 1st of November in the community centre from 1pm till 4pm. Catgories for all ages so there is no excuse to get involved or just come along to see what can be done. Please see the flyer for more details.
Coldstream Riders Association Annual AGM will take place on Monday 26th October at 7pm in the Newcastle Arms. We are currently seeking new committee members, equestrian experience not essential.
We will be selling these beauties on behalf of Mark Turnbull jewellery from next week, they will be available from Coldstream Post Office. They cost the same as you would buying from him direct, £3.50. They will be available in both the Coldstreamers colours and blue & white.
We are holding a cream teas afternoon in the Royal British Legion on Sunday 5th July, this will include tea with scones/jam/clotted cream. Please pop in and try our delicious home made scones and support your local civic week at the same time. Price £3.00.
Coldstream Civic Week Ball
Ball tickets go on sale Sat 20th June at 10:30am from Clarks Newsagents, High Street, Coldstream.
£40 per ticket.
Tickets are non refundable.
The Installation of the new Coldstreamer James Balmbro shall take place on Friday 10th April at 7pm in Henderson Park. This shall be followed by a disco at the Legion by Donald Moffat starting at 9pm – we look forward to seeing you all there!
We are holding a race night on Saturday 18th April at 7.30pm in the Newcastle Arms – the host for the evening is Rory Laidlaw – AKA Bleach. Come along and have a pint and a flutter – all in a great cause!!
Right Hand Man Revealed
Congratulations to our new right hand man Jamie Nicolson. We wish you and your family a fabulous time whilst you have your three years in office. We know you will do the town proud.
Borders Principals Race at Kelso Racecourse
Coffee Morning a Great Success
Well what a busy coffee morning it was on Saturday!!!! Many thanks to everyone who helped out, donated or attended, we couldn't have done it without you. I am delighted to say that we raised £325.49 which will go towards the equestrian events in Coldstream Civic Week 2015 (it will be here before we know it!!)
There will be a coffee morning in the British Legion on Saturday 20th September run by the CRA to raise funds for the equestrian events in Civic Week. There will be the usual raffle, cake stall, tombola and Wheel of Fortune. Come along and show your support for your local common riding. Hope to see you there.
CRA Annual General Meeting
Coldstream Riders Association will be holding their AGM on Monday 27th October at 7pm in the Newcastle Arms Hotel, Coldstream, all welcome. We are seeking new members to join our committee. If you have a couple of hours to spare each month (and a few more during civic week itself) then we would love for you to join us. No equestrian experience necessary.
Annual Dinner a Great Night!
Thanks to all who attended the annual dinner last night. The Golf Club provided a beautiful setting, along with great food! Well done to Colin, James and Grant on your speeches/toast along with guest speakers Billy Spence and Derek Balmbro. The "open floor" at the end of the evening proved very popular also, for both participants and spectators!
Lees Field For Roaming Chippy
The Roaming Chippy will be at the Lees again this year so all the riders (and indeed anyone else that happens to be down there) can grab some grub before heading for the pub (or home).
CRA Annual Dinner
There is still time to get your tickets for the Rider Dinner for Friday 1st August. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. See previous news items for details.
Ride-out Route Changes
Owing to the fantastic weather we are having at present our rideout routes are changing on a daily basis, with the chief marshal and his team working extremely hard to ensure the riders get the best rideout possible. With that in mind we have decided not to post the maps on the website or on the Facebook page. Hopefully there will be some maps round the high street on the week to show spectators where they can go to view the horses and riders en-route.
CRA Annual Dinner
The CRA annual dinner will take place on Friday 1st August at 7pm at the Hirsel Golf Club, Coldstream. There will be the usual piper introduction, fine wine and dining, speeches, along with a sing-a-long of border songs. Come along and get civic week 2014 off to a flying start.
Tickets available from Clarks Newsagents or via Dawn Clough on 07872 178182 at a very reasonable price of £16.00 per head.
Coldstream Civic Week Ball
Ball tickets go on sale Sat 21st June at 10am Clarks newsagents.
£40 per ticket. A table of 10 can be reserved when 10 tickets are bought at an additional costs of £10 per table.
Web site gets face lift
Our new look site has arrived. We will be updating the site with more information about all the ride outs as it become available along with maps for each ride out. If there is anything you would like to see or think would help others enjoy Coldstreams Civic week we would be glad to hear from you.
Please use the contact page for your comments.
Main Sponsors 2017
B & R Motors
Melrose & Porteous
Newcastle Arms Hotel
D & G M Lauder
W E Howden
M & D Clough
Coldstream Classic Car Hire
Chris Ditcham Barber
Saint Foin Stables
I & J Ford
The Masons Arms
Berwickshire Housing Association
Lennel House Care Home
North Yorkshire Caravan Club
Ian Stark Equestrian Centre
Fisherman's Arms Birgham