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.
Its been a long time and we hope you are all managing to stay safe and sane.
I am sure you have been following announcements by British Riding Clubs as to what we can and can’t do as an affiliated club, and having discussed things with Grange Farm and our mentors, we are pleased to announce that we are now able to re-start mentoring and clinics.
Of course we need to be mindful of all the various guidance on safety and it will look a bit different. We hope to offer small groups (no more than 3-4, paired sessions and where appropriate, one-to-ones) but things will be taken very slowly and carefully.
Please take the time to read through our guidance on how we plan to run these sessions and what you need to agree to (this may of course evolve as things change).
Sat 4th July – Cathy Lammie
Sun 5th July – Claire Llewelyn
Sun 5th July- Rachel Finch
Sat 11th July – Tom Fray
Sun 12th July – Teresa Edmonds
The length of session, group size and cost will all depend on the level of interest.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
Take care and …….hopefully….welcome back
In light of today’s statement from British Riding Clubs, Wittering Academy have taken the difficult decision to suspend ALL activities including competitions and mentoring for the time being. Although our events (training at least) are small with limited close contact and held outdoors, the last thing we want to do is put anyone at risk and potentially put additional pressure on our NHS should an accident occur.
During this time, enjoy your ponios best you can, keep safe and keep well.
Your WARC committee
Please see below the latest statement regarding the current situation in relation to the Coronavirus.