Here is your Invitation to the Borders County RDA Inter Group
Quiz to be held on WEDNESDAY 4th. March 2020 in the CORN EXCHANGE,
MELROSE. The Corn Exchange is in the main street of Melrose just up from
Burts Hotel, use the Bus Stop to let off passengers then find somewhere to park
in the town, ample parking is not far away but be aware that there is a waiting
limit in the Square and a one-way system in operation.
Each Team member must be a member of an RDA Group.
Please bring packed lunches as there is no food available,
Tea, Coffee and Juice will be provided free.
Can everyone arrive in time to eat Lunch, socialise and sort out teams,
the Quiz will begin at 12.15 pm and hopefully finish by 2.30 pm to let everyone
home in time for buses and to do horses.
Teams of three make a car load and so do not require a lot of helpers having to
give up yet another day for RDA however you are all welcome to come and help
or just observe even if you cannot enter a team this time.
If you do not have a full team, please bring your members along as we can usually
find others to join them. Teams will move from station to station and will not have
to write and indeed do not have to speak as they can easily point to the object or
picture they are being asked about.
The questions will be the same as last time as everyone seemed to cope well.
Questions will be on;
Points of the Horse
Colours and Markings
Parts of the Saddle, Girth etc.
Parts of Bridle and Head Collar
Recognize Feeds and know a little about watering
Recognize pictures of Horse Sports, Show Jumping etc.
The Blacksmiths Tools
Feely Bags not necessarily holding horsy items
Riding School Letters and Rules
Other rounds will be added if there is a large entry.
This is a Team Competition, but all will be asked individual questions at
some stations, if they answer correctly they get 2 points, if they can’t
answer it will be open to the team and only worth 1 point, in the team
each correct answer is worth 2 points.
Unfortunately, the Quiz date will not suit every riding day of every
Group but I hope as many of you as possible will enter and have a go.
Please photocopy the entry form if you would like to enter more than
Do not hesitate to ring if you have any queries about the Quiz.
I hope the Quiz will be a fun day out for all and give our riders,
vaulters and helpers the chance to meet other Border participants and the
wider RDA family.
It would be a significant help to me if you could let me know how many helpers
from your Group can assist on the day, the Quiz could not operate without
their wonderful input.
Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Yours Margaret Morgan