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Why join Wittering Academy Riding Club?

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.

Wittering Academy News & Events

With regular events throughout the year and mentoring sessions every few weeks there is always something to do or see.
Read all about our latest news and events by clicking on the links below.

DRESSAGE PAIR STEAL THE SHOW

How delighted are we that our dressage pair Debbie Robinson and Claire Marcus, were placed 1st in the Area 7 Dressage Qualifier competition on Sat 15th July at Earith. They are now off to the Lincoln Championships in September and flying the WARC flag.

Well done ladies and many congratulations from us all

10th Anniversary Fizz Fish and Chips, Fri 28th July

Please see invitation to our 10th anniversary bash – open to members only

RSVP by 21st July

Area 7 NAF Five Star Horse Trial Qualifier 2017 at Ely Eventing Centre

Sat 10th June  saw a very bright and sunny day at Ely.   Organised by Area 7, I was on flu vac and hat tagging duty and my desk for the day was opposite the show jumping and cross country start and out of the glaring heat and sunshine  – wicked! For those not in the know, BRC  hold a number of championships in a variety of disciplines . We are part of Area 7 which stretches from us in the north down to Three Rivers right down by the M25, over to Wisbech in the east and Rockingham in the west. Each club in the Area runs a qualifier, and we have run the Combined Training for the last few years at home.

Any member can enter a qualifier – just look out for the facebook messages and emails with details of the event and whom to contact.  The team manager can take you through what can seem scary rules and eligibility.

So back to the NAF horse trials.  We entered both juniors and seniors, and I think the girls did good coming home with a few rosies and congratulations to Linda Cowd and Claire Ludeks  who have since been invited to the Championship.

Linda Cowd and Debbie Robinson

Claire Rodgers looking good on the cross country

Debbie Robinson

Even the team manger managed to get a round in – Kerry Dean

Junior – Megan Bradley

All results can be found on the Area 7 web site

And it goes without saying a huge thank you to those that helped groom, drive, pay for the entries and pole picked in the glorious sunshine ( see it wasn’t that bad helping out) and to the team managers for sorting the paperwork, monies , helpers, getting together the teams, wardrobes to allow our members to have such a good time.

Cheers

Helen

PS if you think the ground is too hard to jump on grass, our next show jumping competition will be in the arena at Grange Farm Equestrian centre on Sat 15th July.

 

Jump Cross Competition

see website for further details

Rutland RC Dressage (Grange Farm)

See website for further details

Rutland RC Dressage (Grange Farm)

See website for further details

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