15/3/17

We are about to start another season in our club field and I can't believe that we have been lucky enough to have received another bespoke Greenwich Olympian dressage saddle for our Riding Club Horse of the Year Show due to the very generous donation from Chris Hinton and Ellie Martin. We are so lucky to have such a great prize. This competition is open to all riding club members in the South East so please could you let your friends know and make this a really great competition as this will probably be the last year that we will be having this lovely saddle.

Our schedule of shows is much the same as last year but we have put music classes in at the end of each Dressage show so if you would like to try your new music or floor plan out or just have some fun please do give these classes a try. We are also adding clear round/training show jumping rounds to our Wednesday evening Dressage which will be very relaxed and aimed to give horses and riders confidence over the show jumps. We have some new fillers and poles to brighten up our show jumping courses.

We have also been lucky enough to have been awarded some of the Grass Roots grant money sent from the riding club office and this will enable us to hold a clinic with subsided costs. This year it is going to be a pole on the floor clinic to help with accuracy on shapes, maintain rhythm and focus, help with co ordination, foot placement and balance and to help develop confidence over poles. This clinic will be held at Hollister with Jackie on 9th April. We are still holding our regular clinics with Sally Andrews and Jackie Selway through out the Spring and Summer and all places on theses clinics can be booked online. We are also holding two separate training days and more details for these will follow.

Our teams have been producing brilliant results as always with our Novice Show Jumping teams going to the National finals and our Dressage teams winning the first Dressage friendly of the series and coming second at the Intermediate Qualifier with Nichol Dew going through to the finals as our highest placed individual. Well done everyone you are all brilliant team members.

Good luck for the season to all our members and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Lesley Selway
4/11/2016

As we head towards the winter months I would like to thank everyone who has supported our summer shows and all our team members for representing us so well at all the team events this year. It has been another busy summer with something happening most weekends but unfortunately we had to cancel the camp as there was an outbreak of strangles in the area and we didn't want to take the risk.

I would like to thank our very generous sponsors who have once again supported us. Blue Square, Mayes and Scrine. Equessentials. Stantons kitchen, Moorhouse communications and Greenwhich Olympian saddles which enabled us to give some amazing prizes especially for the Riding Club Horse of the Year show and the evening dressage series

We will be using the money from Stantons Kitchens for a portakabin to use as an office in the dressage area which will be very useful for next year.

We have a few new ideas for the training next year and we are going to run two separate days days full of training with a BBQ at the end of each day and also a training day for a preparation for the Riding Club Horse of the Year Show.
The Sally Andrews music clinic proved to be very popular and we would like to thank Sue Brougham for the use of her lovely facilities and she said that we can use them for some more flat work clinics with Sally (we will have the dates on the website as soon as we have them)

Our AGM is at the British Legion hall in Clandon on 10th November. We will be awarding the annual cups, please come and see us for a chat and tell us if you would like any changes. The Dressage show is at Merrist Wood on 19th November with normal classes in the morning and the team classes in the afternoon
The Christmas party is also at the British Legion hall in Clandon on 2nd December. The theme is sparkles and the tickets are £27.50 for a hot main course, dessert and cheese board plus a free glass of bubbles on arrival. The bar will be open all night and there will be music and dancing plus a raffle. Tickets are now going on sale so please contact Jackie if you would like some, the party is open to all friends and family and will start at 8.00 and finish at 12.00.

I would like to thank our very hard working committee for another busy year and wish everyone a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Lesley Selway
3/12/2015

It will soon be our Christmas party on 11th December and we will have to close ticket sales on Monday 7th December to get the food orders in so please do apply now if you need a ticket, friends and family are all welcome.

We have had another busy year with a lot of new events this summer including the Riding Club Horse of the Year  show which offered a brand new bespoke Greenwich Olympian saddle for the first prize. Well done Lisa Smith riding Woody for winning this great prize, it was a very exciting and close competition.

It was also the first time that we have run a two day camp which was very popular and we will run one again next year and we had our first Black Tie and Welly award dinner in the club field. This was great fun and we will also have another award event next summer.

Our teams in all the disciplines have been brilliant all season and we have been represented at every Championship this year which is a great achievement. Well done to all our team members.

Our schedule for the club shows will be similar to this year and we will be getting the dates for 2016 out in January but we do have our next Dressage show at Merrist Wood on 6th March.

Maggie Scott has stood down from the committee this year and we all thank her for all her hard work and support. We will miss her but I am sure we will still see Maggie and Dolly at our summer shows. We welcome Scott Williams as a new member to the committee. Scott has always worked hard behind the scenes and we are very lucky that he has agreed to carry on doing the same.

All the committee wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lesley Selway  
5/7/2015

Congratulations once again to our teams. Our combined training team consisting of Debs Linscott, Sue Brougham, Alison Warne and Georgina Howes, not only qualified for the combined training final at Aston Le Walls but came second which was a major achievement.

Our members who represented us at the dressage to music qualifier at Plumpton College on 28 June 2015. Lorraine Holloway, Nicola Kennard (who also qualified in the costume class) and Sue Davis all qualified for the London and South East final at Sands Farm and Caroline Brougham won the Medium national qualifier and will be going to the finals at Bury Farm. Well done ladies.

We have had a change of date for the black tie and wellies award dinner which will now be on the Friday 14th August 2015. We used to award the cups in individual classes at our shows throughout the year, but now we will present them on this special evening, with some unusual awards added. There will be a sit down three course summer menu with a free glass of bubbles and canapés. The venue is at the club shed/club house which will be transformed with the help of a marquee and lights (you are welcome to camp in the field overnight if you like!). Please bring your friends to this light hearted evening where we will be dressed in evening wear and wellies (for our British summer). There will be an award for the best decorated pair of wellies. There will also be a raffle and music for a price of £20 a ticket. We will let you know which cups you have won this summer and will send a form for the tickets with the next schedules.

Another exciting competition is the Grand Prix class held at our jumping show on 30th August 2015 with big cash prizes going down the line. There is no need to qualify for this class and can be entered before the closing date.

We have two evening show jumping shows, plus the jump cross and the Grand Prix show left to qualify for the Horse of the Year show final with lots of prizes on offer including bridles, rugs and of course the saddle. So please do enter and we look forward to seeing you at these shows.

Lesley Selway
22/4/2015

We have had a fantastic April with our teams producing brilliant results. Over the Easter weekend our show jumping and dressage teams went to the National Winter Finals at Hartpury and our showjumping team was third and we had an individual second place in the Dressage. On Easter Friday we had two Dressage teams competing at the winter friendly competition at Merrist Wood and we were equal first with Elstead. Our next team outing was on 19th April at Munstead for the National combined Training, FOTH challenge and the Pairs. We won the combined training came second in the FOTH and third in the pairs. What can I say, our teams are on fire. Thank you so much for competing for us and the committee would like to thank all the supporters and helpers because without you we would not be able to send our teams to these competitions

I would like to thank Jenny for another great quiz night on 9th April It is always a fun night with great costumes (this time the theme was spring) and a fish and chip supper.

Our first show is a Showjumping Show on 3rd May followed by the jump cross on 10th May. These shows all count for qualifying points for the Riding Club Horse of the Year Show where the first prize is a brand new saddle plus many more exciting prizes so please come and enter. The committee look forward to seeing you all again at the summer show for some great competitions.

Lesley Selway
4/2/2015

Happy New Year to all our members and welcome to our 2015 season. We have some exciting new competitions this year with amazing prizes. We have been lucky enough to have a brand new made to measure saddle (either jumping or dressage) as a main prize for the Riding Club Horse Of The Year final as well as a bridle, rug, cash prizes and many more awarded at our Championship shows including our Show Jumping Grand Prix. More details for these championships will be put on the website.

We are also holding a camp on 11th and 12th July at the club field which will include training, hacking and lots of different activities so please do come as it will be great fun.

Cups and trophies will be given at various shows throughout the year as usual but will be awarded at a special award ceremony at our club shed/ club house on 15th August. We will have a buffet dinner and there will be music and drinks and it will be a fun and light hearted evening.

Training will be taking place through the summer and we have been lucky enough to be given a Grass Roots training grant of £70 to go towards training fees. We will be using it for a Ride and Discuss Dressage clinic where you can ride sections of a Prelim or Walk and Trot test in front of a judge and then Jackie will go through the comments of the judge and try to improve the way of going of the horse and give tips on how to improve test riding The date for this is 11th April at Hollister Farm and if you would like to book a place please contact Lesley Selway and the cost will be worked out once we know how many people are taking part.

Our next show is a dressage show held at Merrist Wood on 29th March which will have Prelim and Novice classes. We hope to see you then and good luck for the coming season

Lesley Selway
13/10/2014

We have come to an end of another season in the club field and we have had lovely weather for most of the shows. Our jump cross shows have been fun to run and we will be holding these again next year.

Congratulations to all our Dressage Champions and Evening Series winners as once again all these classes were very competitive.
I would like to thank everyone who has represented us in our teams this year. Our Dressage team qualified for the National and London and South East Championships and our Show Jumping team qualified for the London and South East Championships where they finished 4th. I would also like to thank all our Team Managers who organise all the entries and travel all over the country side to support our team members and all the volunteers who also have to go and help at these events so that we can field our teams.

We are holding another quiz night with a Halloween theme at the end of October and we have the AGM at the British Legion Hall in Clandon starting at 8 o'clock on 13th November, please do come along and let us know what you would like us to do next year. We are also running a Dressage show at Merrist Wood on 29th November (
Schedule) and our Christmas dinner is at Onslow Arms on 4th December starting at 7.30 (Menu). We have booked the room at the top of the pub which takes 22 people so please do book early as the places will be restricted.

We will be holding our clinics throughout the winter and we are also hoping to run some more lecture demos, so please do keep checking the web site for these dates and I would just like to finish my report by thanking our committee who are always working very hard behind the scenes organising all the shows and social activities but are always great fun to work with. Thank you ladies and Scott.

Lesley Selway
10/8/2014

New date for the diary 21st September Jumpcross. (
schedule)

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely summer weather that we are having at the moment. We are now three quarters the way through our summer program in the club field. This was the first year that we have run a Jump Cross competition and it was very popular. It is a cross between a show jumping and cross country event with a set of show jumps in the arena and the other show jumps placed in five fields. The course in the arena is jumped first followed by the jumps in the fields and then back to the jumps in the arena. The whole course is timed and the fastest competitor is the winner. It is fun so please come and give it a go.

Our shows have been quite well attended except for the Showjumping ones. We had to cancel the Showjumping show on 20th July due to the lack of entries. Please could you tell your friends that like to jump to come as all these shows are open to everyone and the classes start from 1'6 to 3'3.We do not like cancelling as we like to run as many different shows as we can but we do have to cover the first aid costs.

Our teams have been doing really well again this year with our Dressage teams qualifying for the National and London and South East Championships and the showjumping team qualifying for the London and South East Championships. Good luck to all our members.

Our Evening Dressage series has now finished and the winners will be awarded their prizes at the AGM in November. Well done everyone.

Please could I warn members of the dangers of horses breaking away from their lorries or trailers in the car parking field as they upset the other horses who are in their own lorries and unfortunately we did have a horse injure itself in its trailer and ended up needing stitches.

Good luck with the rest of the season and we look forward to seeing you at our next shows.

Lesley Selway
23/4/2014

Spring has arrived and our shows will soon be starting in the club field. The schedules for the first few shows are now being posted and we look forward to the start of the season.

Beryl Bovingdon is very kindly organising a beach ride on 7th May so please contact her on 01483 222621 if you would like to go, these rides are really great fun.

The Tony Whipps showing clinic on 13th April was very interesting with a lot if great tips on how to present your horse in the arena and what sort of dress and tack you need for each type of class. We will be having more clinics with Tony and other instructors through out the summer. We are also organising another quiz night hopefully for some time in May.

Our teams have already been out representing us this spring and have done well. The reports will appear in the team section of the website.

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to hold this year and we will do our best to run it.
Our first show is the Show jumping show on 10th May and we look forward to seeing you all then, good luck everyone.

Lesley Selway
30/1/2014

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year even though it doesn't seemed to have stopped raining since December.

I would like to thank everyone who came to the AGM in November, it was nice to see you all. Emma Lambourne stood down from the Committee and we would like to thank her for all her hard work over the past few years especially as Showjumping Team Manager and we would like to welcome Emily O'Dell onto the Committee and she will be taking over from Emma as Showjumping Team Manager so please do contact her if you are interested in joining any of the team competitions.

We now have put our dates for 2014 on the website and our first Dressage Show is at Merrist Wood on the 23rd March and this is open to everyone. We have also added another date for the Evening Dressage Series so we now have five this summer. We are also running a new competition for us and this is Jump Cross where you jump a course of jumps in the arena and then come out of the ring and jump a number of fences placed around four fields. The whole round is timed and the fasted around the course is the winner, we will be holding this competition at various heights.

We are also running a number of clinics throughout the Spring and Summer including the monthly Jumping Clinics with Jackie Selway at Hollister and Parwood. We are also holding a Showing Masterclass with Tony Whipps on Sunday 13th April at Hollister Farm and Dressage Clinics with Leanne Wall, all the dates for these clinics will be on the website.

Our shows will start in the club field in May and we look forward to seeing you all then, good luck to everyone and lets hope for another good year.

Lesley Selway
18/8/2013

Well! What a difference to last year. We hope you are as happy as we are to have been treated to this lovely summer. And we hope your horses are going well.

As usual we’ve had a busy few months with some very successful and enjoyable shows up at the club field. Well done to everyone who has joined us and we hope you had a good time.

Our members’ evening dressage evenings have come to a close but we still have a few shows to run this year – with an open showjumping show and a dressage and showing show in August, followed by showjumping and dressage championships in September.
We are also looking forward to a dressage lecture demo with Leanne Wall after the championship show on 15 September, followed by a barbecue, so check the other pages of the website for details of all these forthcoming events.

It has already been a great year for our teams too!

We had a great start to the season with our members qualifying for the Royal Windsor Horse Show - British Riding Clubs Top Score Show Jumping - in May.

This year we were represented in both Novice and Intermediate classes. Our Novice competitors were Matthew Warne on Ruby and Babu Saha on U2 (Harry). Our Intermediate competitor was Lisa Smith on Ringfort Respect (Woody). Competitors must qualify to take part by finishing in the top three at the area qualifier. The top three also formed an Area team which came second in the Intermediate section. A big thank you and well done to all our team members, you were all great.

Additionally Matthew Warne won & qualified for Lincoln in Novice SJ at the national qualifier. Lisa Smith was second in the Open SJ and is also going to the championships.

Congratulations to our Horse Trials team and individuals for qualifying for the national championships this year and doing the club proud at Swalcliffe Park. The team and individual results were very impressive and, we gather, our members had another great excuse for a Newlands Corner party! Well done Serrie Hurst, Debs Linscott, Caroline Brougham, Angela Medland and Kim Carey (and their support teams)!

Congratulations also to Nicola Kennard and Helen Kendall who put in amazing performances at the Dressage to Music Qualifier and will be taking part in the L&SE Championships!

A big well done, too, to our Novice Dressage team and Riding Test team consisting of Nichol Dew, Matthew Warne, Georgina Howse and Emma Thompson who represented us at the London and South East qualifiers. You are all stars!

We once again hosted the National Dressage Qualifiers in the club field in July and Sophie Thompson, Serrie Hurst, Kim Carey and Caroline Brougham won the Riding Test team competition. Fiona Foster, Serrie Hurst and Jenny Moxham also qualified as individuals in Dressage. All are off to the championships in Lincoln – good luck Ladies!

One other event worth a mention was our first ever Quiz Night and, in typical Newlands Corner Riding Club style, the emphasis was on fun. We had some very high scoring rounds and you didn’t have to have a university degree to answer the questions! We are hoping to organise another one later on in the year so we will keep you posted.

We look forward to hearing all the news from our members and welcoming everyone to the remaining shows of the year. If you have any feedback, comments or ideas for the club, please get in touch. Meanwhile, hope to see you all soon!

Lesley Selway    
8/4/2013

Spring is nearly here (hopefully) and the outdoor show season is about to start and this year we will be running an evening Show Jumping series as well as the Dressage one plus all our usual shows.

We have held two team events this winter at Merrist Wood. The first one was the National Dressage Qualifier in November which we won and the second was a Dressage team friendly held in March in which we came second. The second half of this competition was held at Priory the following week which we won. The points are then added up from all the team places from these two competitions and the team with the fewest points win the cup. I am pleased to say that we came equal first with Elstead and share the cup for this year. 

Our winning team from the National Qualifier then went on to the finals at Hartpury and all went consistently well (the reports for all these competitions are in our team section on the website). Well done to all our team members you were all brilliant.

The dates for all the team competitions are now in the team section and if you would like to be included in any of these events please let our team managers know as they would be really pleased to hear from you. 

We are still holding monthly clinics with Jackie Selway for show jumping and cross country training but if anyone would like different trainers in any of the disciplines, from Riding Test training to lecture demonstrations please let us know and we will try to organize a clinic.

Good luck for the summer, lets hope the sun keeps shining.

Lesley Selway