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!

How to join us:

If you would like to join our club, please download the membership form here:

Membership Form 2016

Latest News

Area 9 Summer Dressage Qualifier

Entries have now closed. We have entered a Prelim team, Open team, a riding test team and two pairs which is fantastic, fingers crossed for some sunshine and a great day out.

We have also entered two teams for the Badminton Inter Riding Club Dressage Championship - best of luck ladies!

Area 9 Summer Show Jumping

Sunday 19th June at Leyland Court our members were once again out in force at a qualifier and had a superb day. Our Novice team qualified for the Hartpury Championships, but both teams in the ribbons with 4th and 6th. The intermediate team were victorious once again to Win with three double clears and an individual Win for Cassie and Magic. Well done to all.

Combined Training Championship Success

Saturday / Sunday 4th / 5th June at Aston Le Wall

On the Friday Philli Hall and Cheeko had a fabulous day over a chunky course, to just roll one pole and a sprinkling of time faults to finish 34th out of almost 100 competitors in the BRC 100 Eventers Challenge. Penny and Philli then kindly volunteered in the afternoon so that our Combined training team - Penny & Marley, Pip & Rauri, Jude & Africa and Fiona & Pen could compete on the Sunday. The weather was fabulous, after a super camp on the saturday night we had a superb day. With all good dressage scores, and just a few poles the team just missed a rosette finishing 11th. Jude finished Individual 7th and Fiona Individual 8th. Thank you to all our helpers and supporters for coming along and sharing in our fantastic weekend.


Area 9 Animalife Horse Trials Qualifier 

We have had enough members interest in tho event to enter a team in the 80cm, 90cm and 1m class this year which is fantastic.

A special thank you to all our volunteers who have come forward without us having to ask this year - we are organising the scoring and have a superb team organised so big thank you in advance! 

June Training Day - Now fully booked

Our next training day will be Saturday 25th June with Polly Williamson. To include, working through a dressage test of your choice in the morning and show jumping in the afternoon. To be held at Allspheres Farm, Hankerton, with grass dressage arena's and wooden show jumps on grass.  A great day to brush up on competition skills and enjoy a fabulous picnic with horsey friends! Full details on our Training Days page.

Summer Area 9 Show Jumping - Call for Entries

Entries are now being taken for the Summer show jumping. With classes from 75cm to 1.10m hopefully there is something for every-one. Entries can be as teams or individuals. If you would like to have a go at competing for the club we would love to hear from you. We do not hold team selection, if you would like to have a go you are most welcome :-)

The qualifier provides the possibility of qualifying for the New Wale and West BRC Regional Championship to be held at Hartpury on 20th August.

Please see VWH Teams page for more information. 

Winter Novice Show Jumping - Championship Success

Our Senior Novice Show Jumping Team - Judith, Angela, Penny and Fiona did brilliantly on Saturday 9th April at Keysoe to finish 8th out of 30 teams at the National Championships!

With a very long drive, some incredibly early starts our team pulled together and had a superb weekend at Keysoe. Over a stiff up to height course they did brilliantly to finish on  team score of 12 faults. Well done all!

A huge thank you goes to Fiona Russell-Brown for being their team volunteer to allow them to compete.

Saturday 30th April see's our Intermediate Show Jumping team compete at their Championships at Bury Farm, along side Patricia Haskins in the Medium Dressage. 

Winter Intermediate Show Jumping Championships

Our Intermediate team - Pip, Cassie, Mariana and Kerry, headed to Bury Farm on Friday 29th April ready to compete on Saturday 30th April. Having secured an amazing camping spot, settled ponies and walked the course, a cosy fun evening was spent in Kerry's lorry. With every-one up early a full day of competition awaited them. The first round produced four great rounds and a team score of zero. Over lunch the new course was revealed and heck did it go up!! A valiant effort by all still sadly meant no team score but Kerry and Cassie rode brilliantly to complete their rounds. Lots of fun, great company and super team work made the weekend a great success! Huge thank you to Robert, Jo and Harry are amazing team supporters and volunteers.

Winter Intermediate Dressage 2016 

Held at Leyland Court Equestrian Centre on Sunday 28th February.

With an individual Medium competition and a team competition requiring riders at Prelim, Novice and Elementary level there was something for every-one and having entered two teams and one individual medium entry a great day was had by all.

The new surface at Leyland Court was fantastic and we had some great results. Sarah McMurray finished 6th individual in Novice D10, Jude Matthews 2nd individual in the Novice 30, and Mariana Gaussen 4th in the same test, whilst Patricia Haskins rode brilliantly at the end of the day to win the Medium Individual competition so will be off to the Championships with our Intermediate Show Jumping Team.

Club Merchandise 


Club Merchandise is now available to purchase, we have rugby shirts, polo shirts and numnahs available from 'Stitched Equestrian' please see our Merchandise page for full details of whats available and how to purchase.


British Hat Standards 2016

Incase you haven't already heard the British Standard BSEN 1384 is being withdrawn and hats with only this safety standard will not be allowed in competition and more importantly after discussing with BRC HQ insurers won't cover you in a fall or incident with a hat of only this standard as of 1st January 2016.

New Hat guidelines and an explanation behind the changes can be found on our British Riding Clubs page. 

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