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:

VWH Membership Form 2015

Latest News

Summer Training Day

Our first training day of 2015 will be held at Rabson Manor Equestrian on Saturday 25th July with trainer Polly Williamson.

The day will consist of Show Jumping in the morning and Cross Country in the afternoon with the usual fabulous VWH picnic for lunch!

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! 

Full details here 

Club Merchandise

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. 

If you want numnahs or rugby shirts ready for the Horse Trials you need to get your orders in ASAP! 

Autumn Camp

Autumn camp dates are 26th - 30th September to be held at Stockland Lovell Equestrian.  Polly Williamson will be instructing.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

For full details, please see the 'VWH Camps' page.

 Summer Qualifiers

We are in the midst of summer qualifiers, with the Horse Trials having taken place on June 28th, the Showjumping qualifier on Sunday 5th July, and the Dressage on Sunday 12th July.

The club has an Intermediate team entered for the showjumping, and entries for most classes at the dressage.  Good luck to all taking part!  Supporters are always welcome, so if you'd like to come along and support the club, we would be delighted to see you.  Full details of the qualifers are available on our teams page 

Qualification Success

Well done to Lynda King and King's Amber who finished 4th in the BE100 section at the Horse Trials qualifer and have been selected for the Area 9 team at the National Championships.  Best of luck Lynda!

Championship Success

Well done to Jude Matthews and Benji who finished 5th with 70% in the Elementary Class of the Intermediate Winter Dressage Championships on Saturday 2nd May at Bury Farm. 

Area 9 Combined Training 

Two VWH teams attended the Area 9 Combined training competition at Rabson Manor kindly hosted by Wessex Gold. With some new members making their debut and some regular VWH members taking new horses, young horses or stepping up a level for the first time it was a mixed but very much enjoyable day with everyone coming home feeling positive having had a good day even if on paper it may not have seemed that way :-) Congratulations to Fiona Russell-Brown who has qualified as an individual for the Championships in the 75cm Prelim section.

New Trainer

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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