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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.

Showjumping Competition – Monday 30 August 2021

Wittering Academy Show Jumping Competition

Monday 30th August 2021   &   Saturday 30th October 2021


Grange Farm, Wittering Nr Stamford, PE8 6NR

By kind permission of Mr and Mrs R Dunlop

Course designed & Judged by –Rachel Finchfa

Photography by Gareth Ramsden


CLASS 1 Clear Round:  10.00 – 11.00

CLASS 2 Class 50cm (lead rein competitors permitted)

CLASS 3 60cm Show Jumping

Restricted to horse/pony and rider combinations not to have been placed 1st twice in any jumping competition 65 cms or above. Horse not to be registered with BS

CLASS 4 70cm Show Jumping

Restricted to horse/pony and rider combinations not to have been placed 1st twice in any jumping competition 75 cms or above. Horse not to be registered with BS

(Not before 1pm)

CLASS 5 80cm– Show Jumping

Horse not to be registered with BS

CLASS 6 90cm Show Jumping – Open

CLASS 7 100cm Show Jumping – Open


ENTRY FEE:           Class 1 (Clear Round)         £5

 Classes 2 – 7                        £10 members (£12 non-members)

 Rosettes to 6th place



 Entries via our online system

Quadrille Demo and Have-a-go Clinic

Wow – what a fabulous day we had on 8th August with Rearsby Lodge Riding Club who came along with their Quadrille instructor, retired cavalry officer, David Boyd, to show us how fabulous the art of Quadrille is.

An amazing demonstration by their squad of 12 followed by an hour’s lesson with David for 12 of our own WARC guinae pigs.

And as if that wasn’t enough, all 24 riders then joined together for a final display.

The morning was rounded off with tea and cake including two fabulous cakes in the two club colours made by Rearsby.

Thank you to everyone involved, to Emma for organising, everyone who took part or came along to watch.

A few photos and video clips to enjoy (thank you to everyone to shared their lovely images) – much more on our Facebook group.



More details on the Rearsby Lodge Quadrille Squad


WARC COVID-19 guidance when attending mentoring and clinics

Mentoring with Kate Hancox

Equigym with Claire Llewelyn

  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) Members – £15 per session – please use the online booking system Non-members – £20 (only if space […]

Dressage test riding clinic with Kate Hancox

Full schedule and how to book

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