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!
How to join us:
If you would like to join our club, please download the membership form here:VWH Membership Form 2015
Area 9 Eventers Challenge Qualifier
Call for entries for the Festival of the Horse Eventers Challenge Area Qualifier to be held on Sunday 11th October at Mendip Plains Equestrian Centre.
Classes include 90cm and 1m and 90cm pairs, show jumping in an arena immediately followed by cross country.
Full details on the VWH Teams page.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CAMP IS NOW FULL!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE HELD ON A WAITING LIST, PLEASE LET JUDE KNOW
The VWH Autumn Residential Camp dates is to be held between 26th - 30th September at Stockland Lovell Equestrian.
Polly Williamson will be instructing with amazing facilities and groups to suit all abilities.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! For full details, please see the 'VWH Camps' page.
Early Bird discount ends 31st August!
Summer Training Days
Our first training day of 2015 was held at Rabson Manor Equestrian on Saturday 25th July with trainer Polly Williamson and was a great success.
The day consisted of Show Jumping in the morning and Cross Country in the afternoon with the usual fabulous VWH picnic for lunch!
After so much positive feedback we are looking into dates for a second training day.
Club Merchandise is now available to purchase from 'Stitched Equestrian' please see our Merchandise page for full details of whats available and how to purchase.
The Area 9 Summer Qualifiers are now complete.
The Horse Trials were held at West Wilts on June 28th, our 80cm team finished 4th with individual 5th for Fiona Russell-Brown. The 90cm team finished 7th and Lynda King finished 4th in the 100cm class and has been selected for the Area 9 team at the National Championships at Swailcliffe.
The Show Jumping was held at Leyland Court on Sunday 5th July, we only entered one Intermediate team for this event and they WON. With Individual placings for Lynda, Rosie and Mariana. Lynda also filled and individual place for the Open and jumped a super clear to WIN, So the Team and Lynda with two horses are off to the National Championships at Lincoln.
The Dressage was held at Rabson Manor on Sunday 12th July. We had entries in all the classes with lots of results in the ribbons. The Prelim team finished 4th with Individual 2nd for Pip, The Open team finished 5th with individual 3rd for Mariana and 4th for Lynda. The Riding test team WON with Individual 3rd for both Jude and Fiona and Individual 5th for Pip, Anne finished Individual 3rd in the Medium and finally in the pouring rain Pip and Jo finished 2nd in the Pairs. So our riding test will be joining the show jumpers at Lincoln.
Polly Williamson won six gold medals as Junior and young Rider European Championships (as Polly Lyon riding Highland Road and Folly's Last) as well as numerous other wins at International competitions, including placings at both Badminton and Burghley. Polly understands the pressures in preparing well for competitions at all levels. She is a well respected trainer from Pony/Riding Club to International level and this experience and natural empathy underpins her coaching.
2015 Clinic dates
New clinic dates for Cassie Price, Sam Ramatalla, Anne-Marie Taylor and Polly Willaimson and who to contact to book can be found on the clinics page
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