Welcome to the VWH Riding Club
We are a long established friendly club with members from all around the Cirencester, Malmesbury and Swindon area.
As a club we cater for all levels of rider, from those who just want to have fun with their horse, new combinations starting their training, through to people competing their horses at any level.
We are affiliated to British Riding Clubs, within Area 9, which enables members to compete in qualifiers of all equestrian disciplines and the chance to qualify for national championships at all levels.We hold regular clinics, residential camps and training days with a variety of instructors to suit all abilities and welcome new members to come and join the fun!
Area 9 Summer Dressage Competition
Huge congratulations to all our members who competed on Sunday 16th June at Rabson Manor. Never before have we had so much success at a dressage qualifier with so many ribbons.
Best of luck to Emma Voysey who has qualified for the National Championships at Lincoln in September for the Prelim Riding Test!
Full report - Events report page
Summer BBQ and Le TREC Training Evening
Back by popular demand, Jo and Tony Thornton have kindly agreed once again to host the summer bbq and Le trec practice at Crudwell Court Farm on Wednesday 26th June.
Sophie Dickinson will once again be helping us negotiate the obstacles in preparation for the Le Trec Gloucester competition in July.
If you would like to come - either on foot or horse back please let Pip Roberts know by Monday 24th June. email@example.com
Festival of the Horse Championships
Saturday 1st June saw our Challenge 90 team and Pair head to Aston Le Walls for the BRC National Championships and a great day was had by all finishing a credible Team 14th after a tricky SJ phase and a tough XC course. Sunday 2nd June meant a weekend away for Penny Hall who also represented the club in the Combined Training Championships finishing 6th overall - Well Done! Huge thank you to Fiona and Angela who volunteered to fence judge for the day so that we could compete - yet another great picnic spot!
Full report - Event reports page.
Richard Waygood Training Day
A fabulous day was had by all those who attended our training day at Rabson Manor on Monday 27th May with Richard Waygood. With various challenges faced by many riders through-out the day every-body came away feeling as if they had certainly achieved and very much inspired. A huge thank you to Jude for her brilliant organisation and to every-one who provided a fantastic picnic.
Area 9 Combined Training Qualifier
On Sunday 28th April the VWH hosted the Area 9 Combined Training Qualifier for The Festival of the Horse Championships at Rabson Manor nr Wroughton.
18 senior teams and four junior teams competed and a fun 'chilly but dry' day was had by all.
A huge thank you goes to everyone who helped in setting up and running the day to make it such a huge success!
Well done to our teams who finished 6th and 7th and Penny Hall individual 1st, Fiona Symes individual 2nd and Angela Clark individual 4th. Fabulous results!!
Photographs are available to see and purchase at www.emmpix.co.uk
Full results available here
Eventers Challenge Area 9 Qualifier
This years Eventers Challenge was held at Swalcliffe on Sunday 14th April hosted by Area 18.
This competition involved teams of four competing over a set of show jumps immediately followed by cross country. There were two levels - challenge 90cm and challenge 1m.
We entered two Challenge 90 teams, one Challenge 100 individual and a Challenge 90 pair - and a fantastic day was had by all!!
Congratulations to The VWH Lions team - Pip Roberts, Jude Matthews, Penny Hall and Annitta Engel who Won the Challenge 90 competition and to Penny Hall and Fiona Symes who Won the Pairs 90 Challenge. In addition Rosie Bathurst finished 5th in the 100 challenge.
Saturday 1st June will see five members and six of our horses representing the club at the National Festival of the Horse Championships at Aston Le Walls.
Full event report Here
William Miflin, our much loved trainer and friend has dies at the age of 45.William had been suffering from cancer for several years. He died on Saturday evening (23 March).
In his twenties, William rode at many international three-day events and completed Badminton and Burghley several times. He won the Armada dish for five Badminton completions in 1997 - all with Passadena II.
He was short-listed for the Barcelona Olympics (1992) and long-listed for Atlanta (1996), before becoming an accredited British Eventing (BE) coach.
William whilst based at The Old Kennels, Cirencester held regular very popular training sessions for our club, alongside coaching our annual autumn camps at Stockland Lovell and our Blenheim Eventers Challenge Teams. He was a great supporter of our club and helped so many of us achieve far more than we ever believed possible - for this, we will all be forever thankful. Our thoughts at this time are with Sara, Georgia, Thomas and the rest of his family.
Spring Training Day
This will now be held on Monday 27th May at Rabson Manor, Wroughton with trainer Richard Waygood. All those booked onto the cancelled 29th March have been automatically transferred onto the new date.
Full details available on our training day page.
11 members and 13 horses headed to Stockland Lovell Equestrian Centre, Somerset, 22-24th February 2013 with trainer Sophie Dickinson and a chilly but fantastic time was had by all. Sadly, but not surprisingly we were unable to go cross country but Stockland Lovell kindly positioned some portable fences within the show jumping arena which made our simulated session even more challenging.
Fiona Crawford Equestrian Photographer attended camp on the saturday and took some amazing photo's. These can be seen on her website - Click here
BRC March E-News Letter
The latest BRC spring e newsletter is available for you to download for all the latest news on new competitions, rule changes and member competitions.
New schedules and information about events being run by other Riding Clubs in our locality have been added to our Other Events page. If you hear of an event that you think would be of interest to members please contact Pip Roberts to add the event to this page.
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