Founded in 2007, the primary objective of Wittering Academy Riding Club is to help riders of all ages and abilities achieve their equestrian ambitions.
From the very beginning Wittering Academy has placed great emphasis on the importance of, and access to, quality training. We know that many horse/rider combinations fall short of their full potential. But with access to good knowledgeable instructors we can remedy that.
We are unique in our approach to training with the introduction of the ‘Mentoring’ system. Each and every member, if they wish to, is assigned to a Wittering Academy mentoring group, with which they will regularly ride with an assigned mentor. The mentoring system offers all members regular, affordable, quality tuition. We run the mentoring groups because we believe it is possible to learn as much from watching others as by doing it yourself.
Over and above the regular mentoring sessions we also run a packed annual programme of training events and competitions, giving you the opportunity to put all that you have learnt into practice.
Wittering Academy Riding Club (WARC) is affiliated with British Riding Clubs and regularly takes part in Area 7 qualifier events.
As well as an emphasis on training the Academy is keen to build good spirit and humour between members of the local horsey scene. As a result, we are keen to cater for non-riding members by offering horse care seminars. Non-riding members will also be able to participate in a programme of ‘extra curricular’ events that are both fun and in some way complementary to riding.
For example group Yoga sessions, Horse & Human nutrition sessions, Race night, Horse/Human massage.
A big thankyou to everyone who helped out at the 3-phase trec competition. There were more helpers than competitors but those who rode had a great time – lots of smiley faces at the end – and they were very appreciative of everyone giving up their time so that they could compete. A special thankyou to Karen Barker without whom none of these events would be possible, plus Sara Murphy and Sue Gregg who helped with the course routes as well as being there all day (and the stalwart Graham Best who keeps Karen’s husband Richard company on the MA.). Special thank you also to Karen’s daughter Nicki who gave up her weekend to help out. Well done all intrepid treccies for having a go. It’s is a lot harder out of the arena!
Results – results for 3 phase trec 8th Oct 2017
What a fantastic day we all had when the Area 12 Side Saddle Association came to visit. 10 members had the most amazing time, most got to walk, trot and canter (feeling very glamorous – albeit a bit unsteady at times) and a few even had a jump!!
A superb session – highly recommended
Facebook-Area 12 Side Saddle Group
Website – https://www.area12ssa.co.uk/
Well what a weekend – not only did we have the Burghley Horse Trials on our doorstep, but we had some fab competitors who went along to the BRC National Champs in Lincoln – and what a day they had.
Our senior team (Claire Ludeks, Debbie Robinson, Shayni Caffell and Jo Meikle) only went and clinched second place in the 80cm show-jumping, with Claire also being placed 2nd individually.
Nikki Webb who had won the Area qualifier with the only double clear round in the 90cm class, achieved a pretty decent score of 4 faults over a tough and big course.
Claire Marcus and Debbie Robinson were also dancing in the pairs dressage – and managed a creditable 12th place.
How proud are we.
Well done girls