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.
Another update reference the upcoming changes in the Covid Restrictions. As always we will be following the Government restrictions and advice from the BRC. And we’ll be reviewing these restrictions regularly. From 2nd December the UK will be divided into 3 tiers as you know.
And sadly it does mean that at this time, we are unable to facilitate members from Tier 3.
As advised by BRC:
There should be no unnecessary travel into or out of Tier 3. BRC activities would not be considered necessary travel, so whilst events are permitted to be held in Tier 3 areas, they should only be attended by people residing within those areas. Organisers should do their best to enforce these travel restrictions.”
I know this is a difficult time. And as a committee we have thought carefully about the best way to go forward. And so we plan to run the mentoring, as close to normal as possible. Mentoring will look a bit different that this time. And providing Mentors are happy to continue we will running regular clinics.
We ask for your support with these measures at this time. And we all look forward to the time we’ll all be together again to enjoy our lovely sport.
As always if you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or any of the committee members and we’ll do our best to help & support you.
Tracey Matthews (on behalf of the WARC Committee)
I know by now you will all be aware of the latest introduction of a new National Lock Down. And while I’m sure we can all agree this is a necessary measure, it does unfortunately mean that once again we are going to have to cancel our forthcoming mentoring and clinics.
As before we are following the advice from the BRC:
Following the recent announcement of another national lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, we are saddened to announce that the current interpretation is that all BRC activity, bar virtual activity, must cease during this time. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes all activities run under the BRC banner, including competitions, training, clinics and camps.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either myself or one our committee members. We will do what we can to help or advise you.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon, until then, stay safe…
on behalf of your committee
Equigym sessions use 15-20 poles in a variety of layouts and are a great way to develop your horse’s co-ordination, lift and core stability. We are offering group sessions for members only. 45 mins group session (no more than 4 people) Members only – £15 per session Places will be allocated on a first come […]
Equigym sessions use 15-20 poles in a variety of layouts and are a great way to develop your horse’s co-ordination, lift and core stability. 45 mins group session (no more than 4 people) £15 members, £20 non-members Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis with priority given to members. Places and […]