May 2018 Newsletter - Riding Club London
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May 2018 Newsletter

 

May Newsletter

 


​With all this glorious sunshine, what better way spend your time than outside and in the saddle? Sign up now for our ever popular Windsor Park Pub Hack this weekend, or upcoming Chessington SJ Lesson or Hallingbury Hall dressage lesson (only a few spaces left for each.) If it’s too hot for riding, what about a day out at Woburn Stud, viewing the mares and foals and enjoying a quintessentially British experience?

If you’re wondering what to wear for Ascot next month, and all those other occasions when you need to look glam, there are still a few spaces left for our styling event this evening with Sarah Byrne at Mark’s Club. At the end of the month we have our next Club Drinks, and then just around the corner, at the beginning of June we have Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade, Polo in the Park and Ascot Preview Evening, so lot’s to look forward to.


 

What we got up to in April…
April was ‘Grand National’ month so we took to the tracks! We had a wonderful afternoon down at Coombelands Equestrian Centre riding the Gallops. The very next day we had some all important Fall Training at The British Racing School, where we were given a tour of their impressive facilities, met the racehorses and heard about the professional Jockey Training Programmes (any takers?!). We also went on several hacks in the Bluebell Woods in Malborough, where we were mostly(!) very lucky with the weather, and once again we went for a lovely morning ride in Windsor Great Park with a hearty pub lunch to round it off. Earlier in the month we attended a very jolly private viewing evening with artist Lottie Cole at Cricket Fine Art, and our Club Drinks at The Running Horse was a great success, as members got to meet the new team finally!

 

Upcoming Events…

 


Pre-Ascot Styling Event

Tuesday 15th May, Mark’s Club
Join top stylist and fashionista Sarah Byrne and esteemed London milliner Bundle Maclaren as they offer tips on putting together an outfit for Royal Ascot and other smart horsey occasions. Held at the exclusive Mark’s Club in Mayfair, we’re thrilled to announce that luxury styling concierge Glow & Dry will also be in attendance to help add any final finishing touches required.

Buy a ticket for ‘Pre-Styling Ascot’ Event

 


Showjumping Lessons at Chessington
Thursday 17th May – 7.30pm

Brush up on your jumping skills with other members at these ever-popular evening showjumping lessons—suitable for all riders jumping from 50-90cm.

Tour of Woburn Stud
Sunday 20th May

Enjoy a lovely day out viewing the foals at Woburn Stud. Take a tour of the beautiful and historic site, set in the grounds of the Duke of Bedford’s estate, learn about their breeding practices and watch a parade of their very best broodmares and foals. A buffet lunch will be served in the tipi on the lawn. The village of Woburn is itself worth a visit, with a truly picturesque Georgian village centre and Abbey, should you wish to linger.

Windsor Park Pub Hack
Sunday 22nd May
Join other RCL members for another ever-popular hack around Windsor Great Park. Ride on forward going yet trusty horses who love stretching their legs and letting off some steam in the historic parkland with fabulous views and vistas. The ride will be followed by a well earned Sunday Roast at the pub (included in the price.)

 


 

Hallingbury Hall Advanced Dressage sessions
Thursday 24th May

 A fantastic opportunity to ride the experienced Schoolmasters and Competition horses with instruction from Sally Hardwick and her experienced team.


May Club Drinks
Thursday 31st May – 6.30pm – 9pm
Come along to The Iron Duke, Mayfair to hear about our upcoming events. It’s also a great opportunity to bring along friends who are keen to hear more about Riding Club London.


Keen to get back in the saddle and riding again?
Don’t forget there is a £50 riding credit for referring a friend!

Contact the Riding Club Team about membership

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