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.
We have now arranged all the mentoring dates from now until Christmas. They are all on the calendar but here is a handy print out for your fridge door!!
Angela will usually send a round robin email or text a week or so in advance but if you could be proactive and let her know if you are planning to attend your session then that would be great.
If you are a new members and not yet assigned to a mentor – please contact Angela direct
The schedules for our next two events are now available
Have a Go Showing Show – Sun 21st July and
Arena Trec Competition – Sat 27th July
Results now available – well done everyone
Times now available – Good Luck everyone – breathe and enjoy
Train in small friendly groups. Over a course of Rustic, Arena Eventing and Show Jumps on an All Weather Surface. A unique opportunity train with experienced Eventer and Trainer Matthew Firth. Full details and entry form AE Training Sept 2019
Arena eventing competition starting at 10am with clear round. The course will comprise of a number of show jumps followed by mobile cross-country/working hunter styled fences. AE Competition 2019
Having been scuppered with the weather this season – we are now able to confirm we are having a Trec competition on 27th July No training this time but do come along for a guided course walk on Friday 26th at 5.30 in the SJ arena if you would like a refresher on the rules. […]