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Please register your interest for the lesson taster on the taster sessions page, the taster will take place the afternoon of Wednesday the 4th October. This is for you to get a taste of what having lessons at University would be like!
Trials will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th Ocotber. These are aimed at people who would like to be in our competition teams
Keep an eye on the products page for both of these coming live after the 28th September. To be able to come to either, you will also need to be a member of the Riding Society, so don't get to grab your membership :)
What We Do
We have something on offer something for everyone; whether you are looking to try something new this year, or are already an accomplished rider wanting to represent a University team!
To find out more come and meet us at the sports fair on the 27th September!
We have both BUCS (British Universites & Colleges Sport) teams and friendly teams.
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 Jill Carenza Equestrian.
Friendly Teams are also based at Jill Carenza Equestrian. These teams compete against other universities across the year in a friendly league, and act as a development for the BUCS teams.
Team trials will be held within the first few weeks of semester and sign ups will be available soon after freshers week. For more information concerning competitive teams, please contact our BUCS Captain.
Polo teams will play at Druids Lodge Polo Club. The Club holds regular University tournaments and there is also the opportunity to compete in Winter and Summer Nationals.
We will be hosting lessons every Wednesday afternoon at Rein and Shine Stables. These lessons are open to anyone, whether you wish to take up a new sport or want to improve your riding.
Typical lessons include flatwork, polework and jumping and riders will be grouped according to ability to ensure everyone has a worthwhile and enjoyable time. These lessons will have a cost each time you go, however there is no obligation to go every week: you can go as much or as little as you like.
We discount the price of the lessons for members and there will be a further discount if you pay for 10 lessons up front (this will be a separate product on the products page).
For more information regarding lessons, please contact either Olive or Kate.
This year we will be playing Polo at Druids Lodge Polo Club. Druids Lodge is a very accommodating club, with regular lessons on offer for all abilities. Even if you don't wish to play, Polo is a very exciting spectator sport and there will be games, tournaments and socials throughout the year open for all to attend.
For more information regarding Polo, contact our Polo Captain, Konstantina.
TRAIL/LONG DISTANCE RIDING
We hope to introduce this to the Riding Club this year, based also at Jill Carenza Equestrian. This will only be on offer to the more experienced riders as the horses can be very forward going and would include cantering and hopefully some jumping
For more information regarding trekking or trail/ long distance riding, get in touch with us. This is likely to be later in the year as this is heavily dependent on the ground being good!
Meeting up and taking trips as a club is always a lot of fun: this year, we plan to attend many events including Races at Bath Racecourse, the nearby Badminton Horse Trials, Olympia, and Polo Tournaments at Druids Lodge.
Aside from horses, we also hope to get together for many events including BBQs, nights out in town, ice skating, crazy golf and of course SCORE (if you don't already know, you'll find out soon).
Christmas and end-of-year meals are always a highlight.
For more information regarding Socials contact our Social Secretary, Emma.
Reasons to Join Us
We are an OPEN and FRIENDLY CLUB.
We have on offer A WIDE VARIETY OF EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS - suggestions for other activities are welcome too.
We meet up for REGULAR SOCIALS - we like to make sure we do things for both those who like to drink and those who are not so keen. By participating in a club you form friendships across all years and courses of University! You are also more than welcome to bring flatmates to socials if you don't feel like coming alone.
There is the OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE - BUCS, FRIENDLIES & POLO.
If you want to stay updated, please do also join our Facebook Page as information goes up on there regularly - 'University of Bath Riding Club' and new instagram @uobath.riding the polo club's instagram is @uobpc
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