Riding School Event Calendar - Chelmsford Equestrian Centre

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April 2018

 

Pony Rides
Monday 2nd, Friday 6th, Monday 9th and Friday 13th
Times: varied

Cost: £17-50
A fun 20-minute pony ride around our fields (weather permitting. In poor weather, the ride may be indoors.) Suitable for children aged 3 to 6 who have not previously ridden in a riding lesson.

Pony Rally
Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th April
Times: 10.00am – 4.30pm each day

Cost: £160.00
Experience what it’s like to own your own pony for 3 days! This event is open to Clients riding at J1 level and above. You will learn the basics of pony care; grooming and helping to take care of your pony each day. You will receive riding instruction every day along with games and activities.
A 7-day cancellation policy applies to this event

Dressage Competition
Times: Friday 6th April From 3pm onwards
Cost: £20 for one class, £30 for 2 classes
Show off your riding skills and compete against your friends – judged by an external judge. Intro Test (Walk and Trot) or Prelim Tests (Walk, Trot and Canter). Suitable for J1 riders and above.

Tiny Tot Own-A-Pony with Easter Egg Hunt
Monday 9th April
Times: 10.30am – 11.30am or 2.15pm – 3.15pm
Cost: £25.00
This is an ideal event for children riding in our Tiny Tot lessons or starting to ride. The children will spend 30 minutes “on the ground” grooming their pony, followed by a pony ride and Easter egg hunt. For children aged 4-5 years.

Mini Own-A-Pony with Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday 10th April
Times: 10am – 11.30am or 2pm – 3.30pm
Cost: £30.00
The children will spend 45 minutes “on the ground” caring for their pony and learning to groom, followed by a 45-minute riding lesson and Easter egg hunt. Mini Own-A-Pony is an ideal event for children riding in our lead-rein lessons. Our minimum age requirement is 5 years old.

CEC Saddle Club Day
Wednesday 11th April
Times: 10 – 3.00pm each day

Cost: £55-00
Saddle Up! Not only will you be able to practice your horse management and care skills, but you will also have a riding lesson and a field hack with an Easter Egg hunt! Minimum age for this event is 7 years, and you must be a member of the CEC Saddle Club.

Top Score Jumping Competition
Friday 13th April from 11am onwards
Cost: Please see reception for prices
A jumping competition where you earn points for each jump successfully cleared.
On a Riding School horse, a maximum of 2 classes can be booked.
Top Score Rules: 60 seconds to jump as many jumps as you can. No jump may be jumped more than 3 times (including Joker jump). Jumps will not be put back up (for that rider) once knocked down.

 

May 2018

 

MAY SHOW

Monday 28th May

Times: 10.00 – 16.00
Showing, in-hand and ridden classes.
Open to CEC Loans, Liveries and External Riders.
(Loans must book by Friday 11th May)
Riding School Clients – please note that the riding school will be closed due to the show, however please feel free to come and watch.

Mini Own-A-Pony
Tuesday 29th May
Times: 10.30am – 12.00am or 2pm – 3.30pm
Cost: £30.00
Mini Own-A-Pony is an ideal event for children riding in our
lead-rein lessons. Minimum age requirement is 5 years old. Children will receive 45 minutes “on the ground” training with their pony, learning to groom and a 45-minute riding lesson.

X-Country Training
Tuesday 29th May
Times: 11.00am to 2.00pm
Cost per hour:
£35 (riding school horse)
£25 (loans only, to book by 01/05 for first choice of pony)
£20 (own horse)
Polish up your X-country riding skills over our fixed cross-country jumps.
Riders will be divided into groups of similar ability and practice their cross-country skills for an hour under the tuition of our BHS qualified instructors. Body protectors and skull caps riding hats are essential whilst riding the course. Open to J4 level riders and above; also open to liveries and external riders.

CEC Saddle Club Days
Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May
Times: 10 – 3pm
Cost: £55-00 for one day; £100 for 2 days
Saddle Up! Not only will you be able to practice your horse management and care skills, but you will also have a riding lesson and a field hack. Minimum age for this event is 7 years, and you must be a member of the CEC Saddle Club.

 

June 2018

Handy Pony [NEW]
Friday 1st June
Times: 11am onwards
Cost: £25.00
Loans: £15.00 – to book by 04/05/18 for first choice of pony.
A fun session to end the holidays. After a short practice session, ride your pony around a series of obstacles and complete the challenges, all against the clock.

 

July 2018

 

Mini Own A Pony
Tuesday 24th

Times: 10.30 am – 12.00 am or 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Cost: £30.00

X-Country Training
Wednesday 25th

Times: from 10am
Cost: £35 (riding school horse)/£25 (loans only)/£20 (own horse)

Clear Round
Friday 27th

Times: from 11am

CEC Saddle Club Days
Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st

Times: 10.30 – 3pm
Cost: £55-00 for one day; £100 for 2 days

 

August 2018

 

Handy Pony
Friday 3rd August

Times: from 11am

3-day Pony Rally (No Sleepover)
Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th

Times: 10 – 4.30 each day
Cost: £160.00

Clear Round
Friday 10th

Times: from 11am
Cost:  clients –  £20.00 for 1 round, 1 additional round for £10.00 // Loans: £10.00 a round. Liveries: £5.00 a round

Tiny Tots Own A Pony
Monday 13th August
Times: 10.30am – 11.30am or 2.15pm – 3.15pm
Cost: £25.00

Top Score
Friday 17th
Times: from 11am
Cost: clients: £20.00 for 1 round, 1 additional round for £10.00 // Loans: £10.00 a round. Liveries: £5.00 a round

Mini Own A Pony
Monday 20th August
Times: 10.30 am – 12.00 pm or 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Cost: £30.00

3-Day Pony Camp with BBQ & Sleepover (optional)
Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd

Times: 9.30 to 5 each day
Cost: £245.00 including BBQ and Sleepover
£225.00 for Pony Camp and BBQ (no sleepover)
£215.00 for Pony Camp only.

Summer Show
Monday 27th August

Times: 10.00 – 16.00
Showing, in-hand and ridden classes. Open to Loans, Liveries and External Riders. The riding school will be closed for the show.

X-Country Training
Tuesday 28th

Times: 11.00am to 2.00pm
Cost: £35 (riding school horse)/£25 (loans only)/£20 (own horse)

CEC Saddle Club Days
Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th

Times: 10.30 – 3 pm each day
Cost: £55-00 for one day; £100 for 2 days

Mini One-Day-Event
Friday 31st August

Times: 11am to 3pm
Cost: £40 (Loans £30, own horse £25.00)
Round off the holiday by displaying your show-jumping, cross-country and dressage skills in this ODE. Points scored for jumping and dressage. Rosettes for all and a trophy to the winner. Open to J4 riders and above.

 

Booking and Riding Policy for lessons and events

 

  • New clients must be assessed prior to booking an event. If horse hire is required, the rider must be assessed on the desired horse prior to the event.
  • We require all riders to wear riding hats, and boots and gloves in events. Riding hats must meet the current BHS safety standard. Current standard safety hats and riding boots are available from Reception for a nominal charge of £1.00 for each. For details of the Chelmsford Equestrian Centre Rider Dress Code, please see our website or contact us.
  • For full day events, including Pony Rally/CEC Saddle Club days, please make sure you bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks and snacks to last you throughout the day.
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking. We accept cash, credit, and debit cards as well as cheques. Cancellation must be made at least 48 hours in advance, and 7 days in advance for our Pony Rally. We do not offer any refunds after the cancellation period has expired.
  • Please note: This is a provisional calendar. Additional events may be added at any time and events may be cancelled if necessary.
  • We are looking forward to seeing you at Chelmsford Equestrian Centre

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