With the summer months sadly coming to an end it’s good to get in as much outdoor activity as possible whilst the warmer weather lasts, and we’ve got some great events lined up to help you do just that. Firstly though, a reminder that Club Drinks is tonight! We’re returning to old-haunts at the newly-refurbished Fox Club, so please do pop along to say ‘Hi!’ Our bi-weekly lessons of dressage at Hallingbury Hall and show-jumping at Chessington are continuing as usual, and the very popular Kings Troop sessions will resume at the end of the month after a short break (see below for dates and details on how to book.) At the end of the month we have a fantastic weekend away at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, where we will be enjoying a range of equestrian pursuits from flatwork and jumping to an all day pub hack (accommodation, food and drink also included.) Finally we have a few spaces left on our Discover Side Saddle session – if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like, now’s the time to give it a go!
What we got up to in August….
With the incredible Global Champions Tour in London at the beginning of August, members were there for a wonderful day in the sunshine watching top-class showjumping and Scott Brash taking the title again in a thrilling final jump-off. We had a gorgeous evening ride in Windsor Park and a jolly evening at Ham Polo Club with sundowners watching an evening of polo followed by a Fishers Gin After-Party. We had some fantastic sessions riding the Kings Troop horses at Woolwich Barracks, and lessons continued at Chessington and Hallinbury Hall on Thursdays. The month finished with our fabulous Summer BBQ at the National Liberal Club when the sun shone again! We’ve been so lucky with the gorgeous weather.
Club Drinks Tuesday 11th September
Come along and join us tonight at The Fox Club in Mayfair for a few drinks and to catch up with other members. We’ll also be talking about our upcoming events so it’s a good chance to bring friends along who want to hear more.
King’s Troop Sessions Friday 28th September and throughout October
We’ll be continuing the King’s Troop sessions on Friday evenings once the horses return from a short break in Norfolk. These sessions are held at the beautiful Woolwich Barracks, under the supervision of a military instructor. Please email for more information and to book.
Hallingbury Hall Advanced Dressage Thursday 13th & 27th September
A fantastic opportunity to ride the experienced Schoolmasters and Competition horses under instruction from Sally Hardwick and her team.
Dartmoor Derby Friday 21st – Monday 24th September
Inspired by the famous Mongol derby, this incredible ride takes place over two days and will cover up to 50 miles of stunning Dartmoor countryside.
Showjumping Lessons at Chessington Thursday 20th September
Brush up on your jumping skills at these ever-popular evening showjumping lessons—suitable for all riders jumping from 50-90cm.
Warwickshire Weekend Away Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September
Stoneleigh Park are hosting our members for a wonderful weekend of equestrian pursuits to suit all abilities and inclinations. The weekend will include flatwork and jumping on Saturday and an extended hack on Sunday with pub lunch en route.
Discover Side Saddle Sunday 30th September
A great introduction to Side Saddle for those who are keen to give it a go – this two-hour lesson includes tacking up, flatwork, riding a Dressage test and some jumping.
Know anyone keen to get back in the saddle and riding again? Remember there is a £50 riding credit for referring a friend!