hello, we are the essex blades equestrian club

Horse Riding is riding a fully tacked up horse and learning how to ride and learn skills such as walk, trot, canter, pole work and jumping. All of our training/lessons take place in enclosed sand arenas at our 2 teaching locations, but if you are part of either of the teams you will visit other universities and use their horses/facilities (all still taking  enclosed sand arena).

How many teams do we have?

Mixed A Team (BUCS South East Championship)
Mixed B Team (BUCS South East Trophy)


Recent honours?

Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2015/16
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

If you just want to take part in training or learning how to ride then you don't need anything and can hire boots and a hat from one of our training centres (but you can provide your own if you wish!). If you want to be in either of our teams you will need full show gear (shirt, tie/stock, jacket, white/cream jodphurs, boots, hat, body protector and whip).

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times

Please note, club training times listed below are during University term-time only.
 sessions begin week commencing monday 8th october 2018.


Monday | 7-8pm | rayne riding centre

Alternate Monday's with the B Team.



Monday | 7-8pm | rayne riding centre

Alternate Monday's with the A Team.



Club committee



william galvin

president & b TEam CAPTAIN

emma bowdery

Vice-president & media officer



chloe nadin

secretary, social secretary, welfare & fundraising officer

emily foster

a team captain