Welcome to the BCU Equestrian Society!
If you are passionate about Horses, this is clearly the society for you! We cater for those who have never been around before, to those seasoned competitors. Going to university in the City Centre doesn't mean you have to give up horses or the countryside!
We cater to all levels of riding ability, with our members ranging from having never even sat on a horse before, to the seasoned competitor. One of our hosts, Brookhouse Farm Riding School is Solihull, offer a range of tuition based on ability and a range of horses to truly help you learn to ride or remain in the saddle whilst you're away from home, with likeminded people. There is also chance to go hacking, do clinics, attend competitions and generally just have fun whilst being around horses and away from the city!
(Source: Brookhouse's website)
Lessons are weekly: Beginners ride on Wednesdays 3-4pm and Intermediates ride on Fridays at 4-5pm whilst Advanced riders ride on Friday 5-6pm. Lessons last one hour and cost only £20.
Members are placed into ability groups consisting of: Beginner, Advanced and Intermediate. Please inform a member of the committee about your ability and experience, so that we can put you into an approapriate group.
Lessons can be signed up for via our private Facebook group so please join by clicking here. Lessons are posted in our private group and are a maximum of 8 people per lesson, with the added bonus of Brookhouse being extremely easy to get too as well. We offer lifts or there is Whitlock's End Train Station just a 10 minute walk from the stables, which most of the riders take, so you'd always know where you are going!
Membership costs £20 per year, and requires a non-bucs sports card, you will need the sports card in order to purchase our membership. Please purchase this at checkout, unless you have purchased one already.
We offer one taster session without membership (but you will have to pay the lesson cost), after this, we require all members to pay the membership if they wish to continue riding. This includes membership to everything the club entails, such as hacks, socials, meals and days out etc!
The dates for the taster sessions, also used as a trial, will be confirmed on Friday 4th October 2019!
President - Paulina Platkowska
Captain - Amara Conaty
Treasurer - Karensa Cannan
Social Secretary - Lauren Young
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Please contact us using the links above if you would like more information and we look forward to seeing you soon!