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A social day out - Make your vote!

Posted by WORC on July 11, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

We need your help making a decision,,,

Your riding club committee have a special treat for you! Over the years we have done rather well, saving up in our club account some funds - that we think it would only be right to give straight back to you.

So we would like to propose the following social treat's as an option - we just need your help to decide which one would be best.

The club is offering to pay £15 towards each fully paid up member who would take a ticket.

The choice is between:


- HOYS all day & night Friday 6th October

- Olympia Monday 19th December, evening ONLY


Tickets for both events are around £35 - so with a £15 gift from your riding club that would make the total around £20.

Please note this does not include any travel costs. We will be arranging a set time to meet up but this would be optional if you are too busy shopping or watching!

Let us know what you think!! We will be also spending some more club funds on team gear, organization and admin maintenance and also some money may be spent on the Spring Camp idea - All to 'give back' to you wonderful members! Please email [email protected] with your 'vote' - we will be purchasing tickets soon so expect another email about that shortly.

2016 1st Dressage - 20.03.16

Posted by WORC on March 23, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

It was great to see so many friendly faces (old and new) at our first dressge competition of the year. You can check out the results and view photos from the day here

Eventing Success at Swalcliffe!

Posted by WORC on April 21, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The WORC eventers had their first outing of the 2015 season on Sunday (19.04.15). It was raining rosettes for WORC at Grange Farm Swalcliffe during the Festival of the Horse Area 18 Eventer Challenge Qualifier. For more details watch the video below (and see the galleries for more photos) or check Alex's competition report :)

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1st Dressage Series - 15.03.15

Posted by WORC on March 18, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to all our helpers and competitors for braving the cold at Worton Equestrian on Sunday 15th March! Our first in the 2015 WORC Dressage Series was one of the busiest the club has ever seen with record numbers in every class. Despite that it was also one of the smoothest running events we have experienced as a result of everyone mucking in where they could. Pam and Abi did an excellent job of overseeing the day, and the many individuals giving an hour or so to steward the warm up or shepherd the lorries made all the difference! There was much to be proud of WORC for and the club made a great impression for the many new faces (both human and equine) and non-members that competed. Jenny must be very busy adding all those hours onto her volunteer spreadsheet so she can allocate vouchers accordingly!

We look forward to welcoming lots of you again at the next dressage competition at Gainsfield on 10th May. Don't forget that those placed during the Dressage Series get league table points in addition to those beautiful rosettes, and points make trophies at the AGM!


And They're Off!

Posted by WORC on March 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We kick started the 2015 eventing season a little early in WORC at an excellent jump training session with 2010 Badminton winner Paul Tapner at Wickstead HorsePlay (28.02.15). Two 1.5 hour group lessons of four covered some general warming up, riding a show jump course and some cross country practise… all on a surface ideal to get horses and riders back into event mode before our first qualifier at Swalcliffe in April! Everyone benefited greatly from Paul’s methodical and progressive approach to training. Hopefully we can do it again soon, although we will be heading back to this venue for show jump training with Joe MacDonald on March 24th. Take a look in the galleries for more photos and a video from Pigeon Cam :)

WORC Reds Shine at Olympia 2014!

Posted by WORC on December 22, 2014 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Club history was made yesterday as WORC’s first ever quadrille team took to the grand arena at The London Olympia International Horse Show. The Red Arrow Equine Display Team responded admirably to the special atmosphere to put on their sharpest performance to date, just missing out at winning to Saffon Waldon by four measly points! To quote Olympia’s write-up on the competition, “The judges were also impressed with the smart red outfits and consistency of the runners-up”. And so WORC are very much on the quadrille radar now – the one to watch for future years. Many spectators were also struck by the strength of support the team received from the audience. All day friends, family and fans of the Red Arrows were proudly sporting their Beewear official hoodies and gillets, some meeting each other for the first time at Olympia. Members of the public often approached those of us donned in red to express how much they had been impressed by the routine and supporters’ enthusiasm! Perhaps the spirit of the day is best summed up by the British Riding Club ethos - Ride Together • Train Together • Compete Together • Have Fun Together :)

Next is the Big One!

Posted by WORC on December 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The WORC Red Arrow Equine Display Team had their final full dress rehearsal at The Unicorn Trust on Saturday evening (13.12.14). The run through went really well despite some rather fresh ponies (Marnz's felt canter was needed for the whole routine - apart from a couple of sections in counter canter)! Our club photographer, Jon, was in attendance so do go check all the photos out in the gallery! Next stop is Olympia on December 21st.... EEK!!!

New WORC Bling!

Posted by WORC on December 2, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out these great stencils our endurance team had had commissioned by Stencilbum. That should give our teams a distinct and cohesive look next season!

Junior Dressage Success!

Posted by WORC on November 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It was another successful outing at Hartbury on 1st November for our area 18 junior winter dressage qualifier team. The young’uns picked up team third, with individual thirds for Georgia and Morgan, as well as second place to Jasmine and her delightful mare, Diamond (photographed). Well done to WORC’s senior team too, who represented the club well despite not being placed against some tough competition!

10 Mile Pleasure Ride

Posted by WORC on November 4, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Wrap up warm and join in the fun with Cotswold Endurance GB who will be Running a Pink Charity Ride of 10 miles on Sunday 7th December 2014. More details and entry form on the Endurance page!