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
2016 Clinic dates
New clinic dates for Cassie Price, Sam Ramatalla, and Polly Williamson and who to contact to book can be found on the clinics page.
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Incase you haven't already heard the British Standard BSEN 1384 is being withdrawn and hats with only this safety standard will not be allowed in competition and more importantly after discussing with BRC HQ insurers won't cover you in a fall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.
Spring Training Day
Save the date: Sunday 1st May
Venue and full details coming soon!
Winter Intermediate Dressage 2016
To be 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 is something for every-one.
Full details on the VWH Teams page.
Novice and Intermediate Winter Show Jumping 2016
Both these competitions are being held at Summerhouse Equestrian Centre on 30/31st January 2016.
Full details are on our VWH Teams page.
We have entered one team in each competition, however open entries for each event will be available - please contact Lynda for details.
Spring Camp with Polly Williamson at Stockland Lovell from 17th - 20th March 2016 is almost fully booked!!
If you have already reserved a space with Jude to make sure you receive your early bird discount you need to have paid in full by 31st January. See Camp page for details on how to do so.
If you haven't reserved a space but would like to join us please contact Jude in the first instance as a wait list will be held :-)
Area 9 Winter Dressage Qualifier
Thank you very much to every-one who helped on the day to make our qualifier such a success! with 22 helpers and two teams competing its great to see so many members partaking in club activities. We made a good profit to go towards events in 2016 and I hope every-one has recovered from eating so much cake!!
Area 9 Eventers Challenge Qualifier
The Festival of the Horse Eventers Challenge Area Qualifier was held on Sunday 11th October at Mendip Plains Equestrian Centre.
We entered a Novice team that sadly didn't finish with a team score due to a unfortunate tumble and some navigational issues however Penny Hall and Lumiere finished 5th individually :-). Phili Hall and Cheeko competed as an individual in the Intermediate finishing a brilliant 3rd with a super double clear and fingers crossed this will get them a spot at the championships. Thank you very much to Lynda King who gave up her day to go fence judging so that the team could compete.
The VWH Autumn Residential Camp dates was held between 26th - 30th September at Stockland Lovell Equestrian.
Polly Williamson was our amazing instructor and a fabulous time was had by all.
We were graced with wall to wall sunshine everyday, the ground on the cross country was perfect. With brilliant instruction and a lovely bunch of horses and riders it really was a camp to remember.
For the first night we shared the facilities with a Welsh riding club - the same night the England played Wales in the rugby and what a night was had! thank you all for making it such fun.
Our days were filled with lessons for all levels and Polly gave everyone 110% each day to the get the best from their horses and so much amazing progress was made.
Dates for the Spring: March 17th-20th 2016
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.
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