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Equestrian and Polo

Welcome to Leicester University's Equestrian and Polo Society!

 

Riding lessons:

We're a friendly club that offers riding lessons and hacks for all abilities. We have four yards, our advanced one in Leire where our teams train and our more experienced riders have lessons. The horses here are schoolmasters, ex-eventers and are trained to a high standard, both on the flat and jumping, which makes them very enjoyable to ride. We also have a beginner/intermediate yard, Parkview, with lessons for those who have little or no riding experience on safe and well behaved horses. Parkview also offers hacks through the beautiful Leicestershire countryside. We have recently started offering lessons at Brooksby, which offers sessions for intermediate and advanced riders and extra jumping training.

We hold lessons every week for members of all abilities. At our advanced yard, lessons are held every Monday evening and at our beginers/intermediate yard, lessons are held every Wednesday.

Brooksby lessons will be scheduled depending on when has the most interest.

 

Polo lessons:

Our Polo yard is located in Offchurch Bury. Here the horses are polo ponies and we have an experienced polo instructor who teaches members with various riding abilities. Polo is an exciting, fast-paced sport but no previous riding experience is needed. Come along to one of our taster sessions and have a go!

Our Polo lessons usually take place on a Saturday.

 

All information regarding lessons are posted on our Facebook page, where links to purchasing your ticket can be found. 

 

 

Competitions - Riding

We have two teams that compete in BUCS, A team compete in the Championship League and B team compete in the Trophy League. BUCS works a little bit differently for Equestrian than it does for other sports. Instead of being in one big league, we're split into mini-leagues where there are four universities in each and each team consists of four members. The competitions require every rider to complete a dressage test and a show-jumping round that are judged on style and the team with the lowest penalty score wins.  

Being in a team is great fun and a good way of being involved in the club, however we also hold other activities such as intraclub competitions so that both team and non-team members can enjoy the excitement and involvement of attending competitions.

 

Polo Matches

Teams compete in polo in both SUPA competitions and regular friendly matches. Every lesson also ends with practise matches for you to improve as a team.

Last year we sent our first team the SUPA polo summer nationals and we are planning to send teams to both the Winter and Summer nationals this year.

 

 

Social

We are a very social club and offer lots of different socials from bar crawls and nights out, to meals and trips to ‘horsey events’, such as the Your Horse Live. We always have a great mix of nights out and non drinking socials so there will be something for everyone.

 

 

Committee

 

Captain: Beth Hill

Vice Captain: Jessica Osborn

Treasurer: Katie McIntosh

Lesson/ Competition Coordinators: Agnes Kalarus and Josie Mann

Social Sec/ Events Coordinator and Welfare Officer: Alison Waller

Polo Captain: Connie Buchanan

A Team Cap: Madeleine Young

B Team Cap: Alanah Scott

Email: su-horseriding@leicester.ac.uk

 

Membership

You can pay your membership fee at either of the University Gyms (Danielle Brown/Roger Bettles), just ask at reception :)

Membership fee: £30

 

Where to find us

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

 

 

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