Dear SAERA members
We live in challenging times and none of us know when things will return to normal. It is with regret that SAERA SMC announces the suspension of rides for 2020 until further notice. The SMC will continue to monitor the ever changing government regulations to see when we may be able to commence running rides again. We live in hope.
In the meantime your SMC will continue to liaise with ride organisers and ensure we are ready to run rides when the time comes. As such we encourage you to maintain your membership so you are ready to ride and to support your committee in covering SAERA’s fixed costs and continued club development.
SMC did some significant fund raising last year and has also been successful in securing a government equipment grant. SMC has decided to purchase an electronic timing system which will ease the burden on volunteers at rides (might even satisfy one of the geeks amongst us with a task at rides) and give us all something to look forward to when rides resume.
We recognise that the current circumstances create significant challenges for our sport and you as members. Please look after each other and your ponies.
Meanwhile if you would like to engage with committee regarding this advice or any other matter remember you can email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org