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.
Firstly I’d like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful unpaid volunteers for their support and help on what has to be the busiest competition of 2018 !
An amazing 20 clear rounds to start with and the large class sizes saw us having to cancel the 1m class due to lack of daylight!
I have fully recovered and enjoyed my (well earned) cider & curry sunday night and am pleased to present the results …..
(and that’s Arena Eventing and not Accident & Emergency )
Photos were taken by Isobel at www.eriena.com
Course builder and Judge was Rachel Finch – one of our mentors if you’re interested in regular training.
Our membership year starts 1st January and the form is here …WARC 2019 Membership Form
Hope to se you at all at our next event – All day clear round starting promptly at 10am Sunday 11th November.
Show jumping at home
After what can only be described as a weather-eventful year -one cancelled due to snow, one curtailed due to wind and rain, and one in blazing sunshine, we have finished our show jumping competition year. I hope you all had fun, and whilst we head into winter, I can remind you the Area 7 Winter Qualifier (members only) will be at Keysoe on 26th Jan.
Of course a big thank you to Tom Fray for designing and building the course, to all the members who came out and helped set up, run on the day, and clear away, and finally to Ruth and Tania for organising.
Congratulations to all who took part , I have great pleasure in announcing the results ….
|Janine Hagger||Maybe Bt||25|
|Josh Hull||Big T||8|
|Katy Woodman||This is the Dream||6|
If you’d like to contact Ruth for your rosettes.
and hope to see you soon – either arena eventing on the 4th Nov, or all day clear round 11th Nov or in our 2019 competitions.
Ruth and Tania