What we do
WARC run a variety of clinics covering general flatwork, dressage (Intro to Elementary level), Take-a-test dressage, dressage to music clinics, polework (this is Equigym). We also run a winter series of dressage competitions. Members can also take part in the BRC dressage and and Combined training (dressage and show jumping) qualifiers in the winter and summer, as teams of 4 or as individuals. Watch out for emails from the various Team Managers with details of the qualifiers.
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WARC run a variety of clinics covering jumping from pole on the ground up to 1m, gridwork, Jumpcross (a great introduction to cross-country – the national centre is our home ground – Grange Farm Equestrian Centre), cross-country clinics at Alconbury, Keysoe and Aylesford. We enter junior and senior teams in the Novice (80-85cm) show jumping, and Intermediate (90-95cm) and individuals in the Horse Trials (one day event), Festival of the Horse Challenge (showjumping and cross-country) and Combined Training (dressage and show jumping). Watch out for emails from the various Team Managers with details of the qualifiers.
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WARC run training sessions and a couple of showing shows in the summer months.
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Trec is a friendly, fun equestrian sport suitable for all riders and horses which is all about developing a trusting partnership with your four-legged friend. Summer Trecs usually have three phases – the MA, PTV and POR (all initials of the French phrases as this is where the sport originates). The MA tests your ability to control the paces of the horse. In this phase you are awarded points for a slow canter (or trot if in-hand) and a fast walk over a measured distance, up to 150m. The PTV is the obstacle phase. Each obstacle is ridden to set rules and you are awarded up to 10 points per obstacle. The final phase, the POR, is the orienteering phase where you undertake to follow a route across country at prescribed speeds. The scores from each phase are added together to decide the placings. We run a series of training days and competitions throughout the winter months in an arena which are very popular. The training days are great for preparing for competitions but also for improving your partnership with your horse. Our Trec weekends focus on the MA and the PTV phases. There are training sessions and competition classes for those who prefer to work in-hand, as well as mounted. We also try to run some trec-related activities in the warmer months, with a mini-3 phase competition around Grange Farm. Never done it before? Come and watch and see if you would like to have a go.
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A training weekend traditionally held at Grange Farm. A weekend of training sessions for every discipline for all experiences, fun activities and lunch!
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As part of Area 7, our members can enter the various regional British Riding Club (BRC) qualifier competitions for national championships. These cover most disciplines, dressage, show jumping, style jumping, Horse Trials, Combined Training (CT), Dressage to Music (DTM), Festival of the Hunter. Any member can enter, and WARC will pay the prelim entry fee and the members pays the generally non-refundable entry fee. All we ask if you want to compete for the club is that you are obviously a current AND SUPPORTIVE member, your horse be up to date with vaccinations, you are able to bring a helper on the day but that have a good record yourself of helping at our events. Watch out for emails and Facebook posts from the various Team Managers with details of the qualifiers. For more specific information click here.
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