New winter programme for 2017 and 2018. Lots to do for everyone. Please ask your instructor or call the office (01903 882061) to make a booking. These are popular events so book early to avoid disappointment.
Newly available - Winter Dressage Championship A series of 3 dressage competitions:
19th November 2017
21st January 2018
11th March 2018
The rider with the highest points at the end of the series will win the Championship. Entry fee £75 to cover one Class on all three dates. They are payable at time of booking and are non-returnable. Booking form available from the office. Please add a list of 4 horses / ponies you might like to ride. There is a practice competition on the 29th October for anyone who would like to have a go at riding a test before the series starts. Numbers limited to 20 riders in total - so early booking advised. Times will be available on the Friday before each event.
NEW YEAR'S FUN SHOW - 3rd January 2018 - 9:30 start Book now - subject to space - with a late booking fee of £4 per entry after 18th December Class 1 - Christmas fancy dress - £12 You and your family can start getting ready from 9am; please avoid anything that might scare your pony. Rosettes for all riders. Class 2 - Three Christmas games/races - £20 (for all three) Snowball and spoon race, Candy cane delivery and Snowman freeze. Groups will be divided according to entries, age, lead rein, experience etc. (15 min break to build the course) Class 3 - Teeny Tiny Clear round jumping - £10 Class 4 - 1'6" Clear round jumping - £10 Class 5 - 1'6" Pairs jumping (find a friend to join you) judged on style - £16 per pair Class 6 - 1'9" Jumping with a timed jump off - £12 Class 7 - 2' Clear round jumping - £10 THEN STAY AND WATCH SOME OF OUR INSTRUCTORS JUMPING
Stable management sessions There are 6 stable management sessions over the winter programme. These are for adults and teenagers to learn a little more about the horses and the yardwork that goes into making the whole riding experience possible. These sessions are:
8th October 2017
5th November 2017
3rd December 2017
7th January 2018
4th February 2018
4th March 2018
The sessions are from 2pm - 4pm and cost only £20 per session. There are still a few spaces available, so hurry up and grab them quick!
For children, there are 4 progressive stable management tests:
These sessions are from 3pm - 5pm and are £20 per child per session. Ask in the office for more details and to see if there are any spaces left available.
New for 2017 - Have a Try at Dressage 12th November For those new to dressage .... Come and watch someone ride an example dressage test, then have a go yourself under instruction. Entry Fee £30 per person - non-refundable. Only 5 places available! On the 18th February there is a competition for people just getting into dressage, who might like to put their training to the test. We advise a private lesson before the event to practice your flat-work skills.
Winter Dressage Series 2017 - 2018
Even our Olympic champions had to start somewhere so, whether you aspire to Olympic glory or you just want to have some fun and challenge yourself our Winter Dressage Series is for you.
The championship series is open to all of our riders (young and not so young!). Rosettes to 6th Place and Series Championship Trophy. Last year there were 2 different tests to try: Preliminary and Novice.
Winter Clear Round Jumping 2017 - 2018
Perfect for young and inexperienced riders, our mini show jumping classes are great fun and give riders a chance to jump a course and win a rosette. Riders can be led. There is a clear round competition on the 28th January 2018. For more details ask in the office.
Pony days are a fantastic opportunity for children to learn more about the ponies they ride and how to look after them. There's riding, grooming, and stable management. It also gives everybody a chance to socialise as a group and help each other to complete various tasks. Pony days are normally 9:30am - 2:30pm, and include a break in the middle for lunch - so don't forget to pack your lunchboxes! Over the winter there are pony days on the following dates:
24th October 2017, 6-12 years, £48
27th October 2017, 6-12 years, £48
21st December 2017, 6-12 years, £48
28th December 2017, 6-12 years, £48
13th February 2018, 6-12 years,£48
30th March 2018 (Good Friday), Adults, £TBC
Jumping clinic On the 17th December 2017 there is a showjumping training session for experienced teenagers and adults. This will include course building and walking. There are only 6 places available, and goes from 2pm - 4pm. £30 per person.