Following the Prime Ministers order this evening and a statement from the ABRS (approved British riding schools) and BEF ( British Equestrian Federation ) we will be closed until further notice. We shall seek clarification on Monday . Until then we do hope you stay safe and shall post any updates on the website.
In the current situation all riding lessons will continue but club will be suspended. All silver and gold members will still be able to attend their lessons. Gold members will be given a voucher in lieu of missed club time. We may have to change some of the lessons times and will send all members with a change of lesson time a message to confirm their new time before 5pm on 19th March. Please message if this is not convenient or you do not receive a message from us.
We would ask all riders to go straight to the arena via the top gate rather than the office/tack room.
There will be no boot or hat hire . There will be no beginners class lead rein lessons, but we will offer private lead rein lessons which you will be able to book online. Any members on the lead can still ride in class lessons but your lesson time may be changed.
All fun days and show days are cancelled and we will make refunds before the end of this week. We will put on extra lessons...
With the summer over and the winter setting in we have lots to look forward to and some great summer memories. Here are a few of our favourite photos from this Summer. Apologies if your son daughter is not on any of them I have posted as many as the page will allow.
Points Show Winners
Huge congratulations to our points show winners. These young ladies have gained the most points competing over the summer at our monthly points shows. The competition this year has been incredibly strong and only a few points separate not only the placings on the day of the shows but the the points champions.
Katie Blackwell (over 12's)
Amelia Webb (over 8's)
Lily Austin (under 8's)
Success for Rolo and Hubert
Many of you stroke and chat to Rolo, Hubert and Ovie but don't often see them being ridden so I thought it would be nice to let you know how they have been doing.
Hubert is only 4 and has had a fantastic start to his ridden career. He was placed at Gatcombe Horse Trials Young Event Horse class...
It's time for Holiday Club, Summer Camp and Show Days
We have few spaces left on our camp which runs from 10am Tues 30th July to Thurs August 1st. Children over 7yrs have the option to camp on the garden in their own tents, we will provide breakfast in the house and children will be able to use the house bathroom. We have lots of exciting things planned including a trip, demonstrations, disco, lots of riding and a show day and barbecue on the last day.Please book online to secure a space.
July Show day Photos
Well done to Isabelle Blockley who took Supreme Champion at our July Show, with Millie Barr heading the under 12 section. Only fractions of marks separated many of our under 12 riders.
Our next show day is the last day of camp. There are only two more shows left before the overall points winners for each section will be awarded. Current standings for the points are as follows. The next show day is the last day of camp and the final show day is September 1st. Camp and Show d...
With summer fast approaching I am sure you are all making plans for the summer holidays. My best childhood memories were my days spent at the stables with my pony and friends. From the age of 10 I would cycle to my pony at the crack of dawn and stay there until early evening. Unfortunately things have changed slightly and I for one wouldn't be happy letting my boys cycle along a main road at the age of 10. My parents being non horsey were also oblivious to the fact that riding and messing about with ponies is potentially dangerous. I obviously survived though and wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I do want the children that ride with us to have the same experiences and our holiday club and loaning a pony is a great way for kids to spend time at the stables and keep safe. Our ponies don't often become available for loan but shortly we will have two ponies available. Loaners can attend on a Thurs, Fri and Sun and supervision will be available on these three d...
A huge thank you to all out members and friends who donated presents for the Santa's Grotto. Also thank you to all our members who came in to help and join in the festive fun. Some of you may have seen our Facebook post about the wonderful man Steve Sullivan, who Zoe and I met in B&Q. We had gone in to get MDF to make candy sticks for the grotto, we were struggling loading the huge sheet of wood into the horse box when a kind man asked if we needed any help. To cut a long story short when we got chatting to him it turned out his daughter went to Derian House and he ended up making the candy sticks in B&Q car park. It was a magical experience and Zoe and I felt like we were part of a feel good Christmas movie. We also must say thank you to Lorraine Blockley who made the most amazing cakes, to Carver's Christmas trees (turn opposite carpark to Cuerden Park off Lancaster Lane) for fabulous Christmas trees. To my good friends Fred and Carmen, think you may guess what part they played! Also...
After the huge success of our Santa's grotto last year our Santa's grotto and pony/rein deer rides will take place this year on Saturday the 8th Dec 11am to 2pm at Club Equestrian. All proceeds from the day will go to Derian House Children's Hospice. Please support our event and donate presents suitable for children aged 3yrs to 12yrs.
Presents can be brought to the house or left in the tack room or Mpower studio any day up to the 8th Dec. If the presents are wrapped please label, boy or girl and age the present is suitable for. We will also be holding a raffle so prizes for this would be very much appreciated. All proceeds form the rein/pony deer rides and grotto will go to Derian House Children's Hospice. If you think you can help make the day a success by helping in anyway ( baking cakes, serving hot drinks, carol singing, present wrapping or helping prepare the grotto) or have any suggestions we would love to hear from you. Please note Saturday Club and lessons will run...
Children can arrive from 4.00pm and stay until 7pm during which time they will receive a 1/2hr class lesson and learn how to care for ponies including, mucking out, grooming, feeding, tack cleaning etc. All members receive a Club Equestrian Hoody, a Star Achievement Award Book and Membership pack /rider log. Plus 20% discount on all our other activities. Spaces limited so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information please visit our website or phone Sarah on 07590456502.
It was perfect weather for our 2nd points show and we had a fabulous day. The horses were foot perfect and all beautifully turned out by their very smart riders, what a fabulous effort everyone made . It was also rewarding to see a noticeable improvement in all our riders, so credit must go to our dedicated instructors Paul Heapy and Dickon.
It was wonderful to see Roisin, Amber and Hollie enjoying their first show and also our adult riders participating in the fun.
Competition to win the Supreme Championship was fierce with Lucy and Patch, Kirtsy and Saffy and Jasmine and Duke and Caitlyn all in contention, each taking 1st or 2nds in more than one class. Jasmine and Aimee leigh smashed the Handy Pony Class in their age groups with Holly winning the under 6 class at her very first show.
Roisin who rode beautifully in the under 6 category won the Equitation but it was Ambers consistent performance over all three classes that won the und...