equestrian & Polo

hello, we are the essex blades equestrian & POLO club


Horse Riding is riding a fully tacked up horse, 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 also use their horses/facilities.

 

How many teams do we have?

Mixed A Team (BUCS South East Championship)
Polo
 

Recent honours?

Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17
Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2017/18

 

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.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.

Training times


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING tbc*.
 

A TEAM training

TBC |
RAYNE RIDING SCHOOL

All team members welcome.


Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

 

 

Club committee


...

rebecca mcdermott


president, welfare & FUNDRAISING OFFICER
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liberty clough


Vice-president
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MIRIAM LAW


treasurer
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thais giguet


team CAPTAIN 
...

zoe melhuish


social media officer
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hannah smyth


social secretary
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michelle rioult


charity officer
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alumni officer
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MINN YAP


COVID officer

UPCOMING EVENTS