What We Do
We guarantee that we can offer something for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or very experienced rider!
We have both BUCS TEAMS and FRIENDLY TEAMS:
The BUCS teams compete against other universities in the South West aiming to qualify for Regional Championships and then onto the National Finals. The home ground and training facility for the BUCS teams is Summerhouse Equestrian Centre.
The Friendly Teams are based at Warminster Saddle Club. These teams compete against other universities in a friendly league and act as a feeder into the BUCS teams.
Teams have now been selected for the year!
For more information regarding Teams contact either Emily or Becca.
These are held at Warminster Saddle Club every Wednesday Afternoon - we usually have two one hour slots between 2pm and 4pm. These lessons are open to anyone, whether you wish to take up a new sport or want to improve your riding. Groups of up to 6 people, with similar ability levels will either take a short train journey to Warminster or someone may be able to drive there. These lessons cost £20 each time you go, however you have no obligation to go every week - you can go as much or as little as you like.
For more information regarding lessons contact Laura.
This year we will be playing Polo at Druids Lodge Polo Club. Lessons will hopefully be available on Wednesdays and Weekends. We are aiming to put teams together.
For more information regarding Polo, contact Jake or Becca.
We will be going to Wellow Trekking Centre again this year, which is just a 10/15 minute drive from campus. This is great for those who just want to get out and about and, like lessons, is available to any level of rider. You can go on Walk and Trot Treks or treks for the more advanced where you get to canter or gallop across open fields. We usually go trekking at weekends and book treks in advance.
For more information regarding Trekking, contact Laura.
TRAIL/LONG DISTANCE RIDING
We hope to introduce this to the Riding Club this year. We will go to the Pewsey Vale Riding Centre for this. This will only be on offer to the experienced rider as the horses can be extremely forward going and riders could be in the saddle from one day up to three days.
For more information regarding Trail/ Long distance Riding, contact Becca.
We are planning on organising the following for socials this year:
Air hop, The Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), The Royal Bath and West Show, Badminton Horse Trials, The races, Watching Polo, Meals, nights out in the town, Ice Skating, Go Ape, Rowing/Punting, Crazy Golf and of course SCORE every other week.
For more information regarding Socials, contact Nicola.
Reasons to Join Us
We are a SMALL but FRIENDLY CLUB.
We have on offer A WIDE VARIETY OF EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS - All suggestions for other activities are welcome too.
We have on offer a VARIETY OF REGULAR SOCIALS - There is something for both those who like to drink and those who are not so keen. You are more than welcome to bring flatmates to socials if you don't want to come alone.
There is the POSSIBILITY OF COMPETING - BUCS, FRIENDLIES, POLO.
Come and Meet Us
Please come to all our socials and events throughout the year to meet the committee and other members!
Please join our Facebook Page as all information and updates go on there regularly - 'University of Bath Riding Club'.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact one of our comittee members:
Becca Saunders - firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Sandoval - email@example.com
Corinne Molyneux - firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Estcourt - email@example.com
Nicola Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake Bayley - email@example.com