Staffordshire University Equestrian Club
Welcome To Staffordshire University's Equestrian Club!
We welcome everyone regardless of ability - whether you've never been on a horse before or if you've been riding all your life! We welcome both able bodied and disabled riders with some of our main aims being to establish and develop good horsemanship whilst developing riding ability.
This years membership will be £63. The membership fee gets you:
- Opportunity to horse ride with the Club
- Opportunity to compete for the University
- Access to club kit
- Access to socials
- Access to trips
- Free transport to and from lessons
- Discounted lesson costs
Our Riding School
For the 2020/21 year, Courses For Horses is the base of the Equestrian Club and where we will hold all lessons, competitions, and fun days! We have incredibly supportive and high-level instructors that teach us here, along with having fantastic facilities and horses available to suit all abilities!
Lessons take place Wednesday afternoons from 1 pm and are priced at £16 for a 45-minute group lesson. Team training (for the selected teams) takes place Monday evenings from 6:30, price TBC.
We try our hardest to make our lesson as affordable as possible for Club members to give everybody the chance to horse ride by making it as feasible as possible!
Phone: 01782 5055664
Address: Courses For Horses
Lower Stonehouse Farm
Competing for Staffordshire University
There are always opportunities to represent the University in riding competitions through the Club. Our instructors select team members based on their riding ability, dedication to the team, and competition suitability seen in the lessons throughout the year. The aim of these competitions is to judge a rider’s ability to get the best out of an unknown horse in a limited period of time.
We have a BUCS team and development tea that compete in the BUCS sports league. These competitions involve teams of 4 performing a dressage test or showjumping round with riders competing on borrowed horses from the hosting University. There will be 4 competitions (one for each University in your area group) which are spread out evenly across the academic year so we will be able to train and improve on our performance throughout!
We also have the opportunity to have friendly and in house competitions which range in difficulty meaning that riders of all capable levels will be able to have a go and support our university.
Socials, Hacks, Fun days, and Holidays!
As well as weekly lessons throughout the year, we will also have occasional
themed fun days, hacks, and trips out. We'll also be having lots of awesome socials whether it's to go to the Horse of the Year Show, the University Sports Ball, or fancy dress at Gobble! We've had our fair share of great socials...
The best bit... some of our wonderful horses at Courses for Horses, we have horses to suit all abilities!
Horse riding is a risky sport but we do our best as a club to minimise any risks that may occur. Within the very first session, you will be given a safety talk and told the do's and dont's about behavior on the yard, on your horse, and general safety. Suitable riding wear and shoes are also to be worn to the yard too.
President: Lucy Wilson
Vice President/Communications: Saskia Hargreaves
Finance Officer: Lauren Casey
WE NEED DRIVERS!
Anyone who can drive and would be willing to collect/transport people to lessons would be a major help! You will be able to claim your petrol costs back from the Union.
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