FLETCHERS FARM RIDING SCHOOL 
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE COLCHESTER GARRISON SADDLE CLUB) 

Calendar 

Enter events on line with either BACS or ring the office with your card details. If you want to pay by cheque or cash please enter in the office. 01206 242210  

Pony Club  

Pony club will restart mid-March 2019 and run until the end of November 2019. 
 
As an approved centre, we offer access to children to learn all about pony care and stable management whilst achieving badges and exams, in a fun and safe environment with trained instructors. 
To join any of our sessions you will need to be a member of the national Pony Club (this is separate to the Fletchers Farm Riding School Loyalty Scheme and is £31.00 for Centre Membership for 2019). Forms can be downloaded from the Pony Club site or we can send you a link. If you are not currently a member and there is space, you are welcome to try one session first before joining. We require that you bring your Pony Club membership cards with you to sessions as everyone’s joining dates will be different depending on when they were due to renew. For more details on the pony club please visit: www.pcuk.org and you can pick up an application form in our office. 
 
This year at Fletchers Farm, we will be offering two options: 
 
Cobs (E/D Test Sessions) – This group will have a two and a half hour session that is aimed at preparation for the ridden E/D Test (up to Silver level, however the actual exam is optional) as well as doing achievement badges and having fun along the way! There will be training and stable management and some riding during the session (however we recommend the riding in this group is to compliment the child’s normal riding lessons especially if they intend to do the exam). To join this group children must be able to walk and trot on their own. 
Cobs Non-ridden Badge option This group will have a one and a half hour session that covers pony care, stable management topics as well as doing achievement badges and having fun along the way! No experience is required to join these sessions. 
 
Shires (D+/C/Platinum Test Sessions) – This group is for more advanced riders. It will involve a two and a half hour training session each fortnight. Riders must be able to canter and have passed their D Test to join this group. There will be stable management appropriate to this level and some riding (however we recommend the riding in this group is to compliment the riders normal riding lessons). There will be a mock exam for this group later in the year and it is strongly advisable that children attend this exam if they intend to do their test in October. 
Members who hold their Platinum text and who are working towards C+, are welcome to join the advanced group. We offer the chance to book individual training sessions tailored towards the needs of the higher exams, please speak to Helen or Jackie for further details. 
 
Both groups will run fortnightly (please see dates below) on a Saturday morning 09.30-12.00. The cost will be £25 per session payable in payments of 4 sessions at a time which will cover two months attendance and a waiting list will operate for each group once it is full. 
The Cobs Non-ridden runs 09.30-11.00 and costs £15.00 per session. 
 
Please note we allow for two Saturdays holiday time (without paying) during the pony club year. If you require more than this time away from the sessions without paying to reserve your space, then the space may be offered to someone on the waiting list. Our accounts lady, Sally will call you to collect payments, every two months in advance of the sessions. 
 
All sessions will include games and other activities appropriate to the children’s level of experience and ages. We will also be holding various days out and trips so please keep an eye on the notice boards and our website/facebook for details. 
 
Exam day – Monday 28th October 2019 
 
Dates for each session are as follows: 
 
Shires D+/C Test Session Dates 
16th & 30th March, 13th & 27th April, 11th & 25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July, 3rd & 17th & 31st August, 14th & 28th Sept, 12th & 26th Oct, 9th & 23rd November (19 total) 
 
Cobs E/D Test and Non-Ridden Sessions Dates 
23rd March, 6th & 20th April, 4th & 18th May, 1st & 15th & 29th June, 13th & 27th July, 10th & 24th August, 7th & 21st Sept, 5th & 19th October, 2nd & 16th & 30th November (19 total) 
 
For more details about the Pony Club sessions please speak to Jackie or Helen. 
Please note once the sessions are booked there are no refunds. 
 
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

 

January 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Christmas and New Year opening times:  We will be closed for lessons from 24th December to Friday 28th December.  Lessons will be available Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th December. We will be closed form lessons on Monday 31st December and Tuesday 1st January 2019. Lessons will be available again from Wednesday 2nd January 2019.  

 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Thursday 3rd January – Pony Day 

A fun filled day with a chance for the children to get hands on experience with our ponies. They will be able to groom and spend time with the ponies and participate in practical or theoretical stable management as well as games competitions. Includes a one hour riding lesson on a pony of your choice (subject to suitability). Open to all ages and abilities. Please bring your own packed lunch, drink and weather appropriate clothing 
Time: 10.00 – 15.00hrs 
£42.00 per person 
£37.00 Loyalty Scheme Members 
Once booked, these events are non-refundable. Photographs from these activities may be included on our website or facebook page, please notify us in writing if you do not wish this to happen. 
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Tues 8th January - Coffee, Confidence and Communication Social Ride (6 week course) 

These rides are for adults who have ridden in the past but their riding has lapsed and would love to have a go but perhaps lack confidence. Come and enjoy an arena-based riding session that works on your confidence with a natural horsemanship emphasis towards your riding and communication with your horse. 
 
Dates: 08/01-12/02. 
 
Cost: 6 week course £120 
Please note once booked this course is non-refundable and money can not be transferred to lessons or other events.  
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Wed 9th Jan - Social Ride and Coffee Club (6 week course) 

These rides are for adults who have ridden in the past but their riding has lapsed. Come and enjoy a social morning session in one of our arenas when the kids are at school.  
Dates:09/01-13/02 
 
Cost: 6 week course £120 
Please note once booked this course is non-refundable and money can not be transferred to lessons or other events.  
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

The BHS Entry Level EHKC is the perfect introduction to equine care and management, and is an informative and interesting course for those wishing to learn more about horse care. It is ideal for non-horsey parents, first time horse owners/carers or those planning their first horse purchase or loan and anyone wishing to expand their knowledge. There is a written paper in the last week of the course.  The course will run for four consecutive Sundays  Starts: Sunday 13th January - 3rd February 2018 Time: 14.00-17.00 Cost: £90 

Please contact the office to book. 
Once booked this event is non-refundable. Photographs from this activity may be included on our website or Facebook page. Please notify us in writing if you do not wish this to happen. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

 Sunday 13th January - Kristina Adams SJ clinic 

Come and work on your jumping skills with Kristina who is an experienced show jumping Instructor. Kristina has successfully competed in affiliated show jumping competitions as well as cross country events and will use her knowledge to help you work towards your goals. 
She will be offering 45 minute private sessions to clients on the following Sunday afternoons in our outdoor arena. 
4th November 
9th December 
 
Time: Between 1-4pm 
Cost: 
Loyalty Scheme Members - £45 
Non-member riding school clients - £55.00 
Prices include horse use. Please note once booked clinics are non-refundable. If there is a waiting list and we can resell your space then we will refund. 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

 A three hour session with Cecile Devaux based on natural horsemanship techniques for handling and working with your horse. The morning will include a grooming session and reading language cues, an in-hand session and a ridden session. Places will be limited to six participants, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  10.00-13.00 £44 Loyalty Scheme Members £46 Non-members Please note the office will confirm your booking.    

Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

February 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

 Sunday 10th February - Kristina Adams SJ clinic 

Come and work on your jumping skills with Kristina who is an experienced show jumping Instructor. Kristina has successfully competed in affiliated show jumping competitions as well as cross country events and will use her knowledge to help you work towards your goals. 
She will be offering 45 minute private sessions to clients on the following Sunday afternoons in our outdoor arena. 
4th November 
9th December 
 
Time: Between 1-4pm 
Cost: 
Loyalty Scheme Members - £45 
Non-member riding school clients - £55.00 
Prices include horse use. Please note once booked clinics are non-refundable. If there is a waiting list and we can resell your space then we will refund. 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Tues 19th Feb – Gymkhana Morning 

The morning will consist of designing games to ride on your ponies, grooming your horses and tacking them up followed by a one-hour ridden games session with rosettes for all. Suitable for all levels. Any lead rein riders will need their parents/guardians to assist in the ridden section. 
Time: 10.00-13.00hrs 
£30.00 Loyalty Scheme Member 
£34.00 per person 
 
Once booked, these events are non-refundable.  
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Weds 20th Feb – Family Rides Morning 

A chance to ride with a spouse or sibling at a discounted price. 
These ¾ of an-hour slots are offered at a reduced rate of £45 for the lesson for the two riders. 
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! 
Between 09.45-12.45 
£45.00 for two riders 
*One of the riders must be a current loyalty scheme member* 
 
Once booked, these events are non-refundable.  
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Thursday 21st February – Pony Day 

A fun filled day with a chance for the children to get hands on experience with our ponies. They will be able to groom and spend time with the ponies and participate in practical or theoretical stable management as well as games competitions. Includes a one hour riding lesson on a pony of your choice (subject to suitability). Open to all ages and abilities. Please bring your own packed lunch, drink and weather appropriate clothing 
Time: 10.00 – 15.00hrs 
 
£40.00 Loyalty Scheme Members 
£44.00 per person 
Includes a FFRS Hat bag and a £5 discount voucher for a group lesson (one hour) 
 
Once booked, these events are non-refundable. Photographs from these activities may be included on our website or facebook page, please notify us in writing if you do not wish this to happen. 
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Fri 22nd February – Fun Friday - My Little Pony Pampering & Happy Meal 

Our ponies love having a makeover with glitter, sparkles and ribbons and bows – don’t forget to paint their nails! Session finishes with a happy meal from McDonalds for lunch. 
10.30-12.30hrs 
Loyalty Scheme Members £16.00 
£18.00 per person 
 
Once booked, these events are non-refundable.  
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Wed 27th Feb - Social Ride and Coffee Club (6 week course) 

These rides are for adults who have ridden in the past but their riding has lapsed. Come and enjoy a social morning session in one of our arenas when the kids are at school.  
Dates:27/02-03/04 
 
Cost: 6 week course £120 
Please note once booked this course is non-refundable and money can not be transferred to lessons or other events.  
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

March 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Pony Club  

Pony club will restart mid-March 2019 and run until the end of November 2019. 
 
As an approved centre, we offer access to children to learn all about pony care and stable management whilst achieving badges and exams, in a fun and safe environment with trained instructors. 
To join any of our sessions you will need to be a member of the national Pony Club (this is separate to the Fletchers Farm Riding School Loyalty Scheme and is £31.00 for Centre Membership for 2019). Forms can be downloaded from the Pony Club site or we can send you a link. If you are not currently a member and there is space, you are welcome to try one session first before joining. We require that you bring your Pony Club membership cards with you to sessions as everyone’s joining dates will be different depending on when they were due to renew. For more details on the pony club please visit: www.pcuk.org and you can pick up an application form in our office. 
 
This year at Fletchers Farm, we will be offering two options: 
 
Cobs (E/D Test Sessions) – This group will have a two and a half hour session that is aimed at preparation for the ridden E/D Test (up to Silver level, however the actual exam is optional) as well as doing achievement badges and having fun along the way! There will be training and stable management and some riding during the session (however we recommend the riding in this group is to compliment the child’s normal riding lessons especially if they intend to do the exam). To join this group children must be able to walk and trot on their own. 
Cobs Non-ridden Badge option This group will have a one and a half hour session that covers pony care, stable management topics as well as doing achievement badges and having fun along the way! No experience is required to join these sessions. 
 
Shires (D+/C/Platinum Test Sessions) – This group is for more advanced riders. It will involve a two and a half hour training session each fortnight. Riders must be able to canter and have passed their D Test to join this group. There will be stable management appropriate to this level and some riding (however we recommend the riding in this group is to compliment the riders normal riding lessons). There will be a mock exam for this group later in the year and it is strongly advisable that children attend this exam if they intend to do their test in October. 
Members who hold their Platinum text and who are working towards C+, are welcome to join the advanced group. We offer the chance to book individual training sessions tailored towards the needs of the higher exams, please speak to Helen or Jackie for further details. 
 
Both groups will run fortnightly (please see dates below) on a Saturday morning 09.30-12.00. The cost will be £25 per session payable in payments of 4 sessions at a time which will cover two months attendance and a waiting list will operate for each group once it is full. 
The Cobs Non-ridden runs 09.30-11.00 and costs £15.00 per session. 
 
Please note we allow for two Saturdays holiday time (without paying) during the pony club year. If you require more than this time away from the sessions without paying to reserve your space, then the space may be offered to someone on the waiting list. Our accounts lady, Sally will call you to collect payments, every two months in advance of the sessions. 
 
All sessions will include games and other activities appropriate to the children’s level of experience and ages. We will also be holding various days out and trips so please keep an eye on the notice boards and our website/facebook for details. 
 
Exam day – Monday 28th October 2019 
 
Dates for each session are as follows: 
 
Shires D+/C Test Session Dates 
16th & 30th March, 13th & 27th April, 11th & 25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July, 3rd & 17th & 31st August, 14th & 28th Sept, 12th & 26th Oct, 9th & 23rd November (19 total) 
 
Cobs E/D Test and Non-Ridden Sessions Dates 
23rd March, 6th & 20th April, 4th & 18th May, 1st & 15th & 29th June, 13th & 27th July, 10th & 24th August, 7th & 21st Sept, 5th & 19th October, 2nd & 16th & 30th November (19 total) 
 
For more details about the Pony Club sessions please speak to Jackie or Helen. 
Please note once the sessions are booked there are no refunds. 
 
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Pony Club  

Pony club will restart mid-March 2019 and run until the end of November 2019. 
 
As an approved centre, we offer access to children to learn all about pony care and stable management whilst achieving badges and exams, in a fun and safe environment with trained instructors. 
To join any of our sessions you will need to be a member of the national Pony Club (this is separate to the Fletchers Farm Riding School Loyalty Scheme and is £31.00 for Centre Membership for 2019). Forms can be downloaded from the Pony Club site or we can send you a link. If you are not currently a member and there is space, you are welcome to try one session first before joining. We require that you bring your Pony Club membership cards with you to sessions as everyone’s joining dates will be different depending on when they were due to renew. For more details on the pony club please visit: www.pcuk.org and you can pick up an application form in our office. 
 
This year at Fletchers Farm, we will be offering two options: 
 
Cobs (E/D Test Sessions) – This group will have a two and a half hour session that is aimed at preparation for the ridden E/D Test (up to Silver level, however the actual exam is optional) as well as doing achievement badges and having fun along the way! There will be training and stable management and some riding during the session (however we recommend the riding in this group is to compliment the child’s normal riding lessons especially if they intend to do the exam). To join this group children must be able to walk and trot on their own. 
Cobs Non-ridden Badge option This group will have a one and a half hour session that covers pony care, stable management topics as well as doing achievement badges and having fun along the way! No experience is required to join these sessions. 
 
Shires (D+/C/Platinum Test Sessions) – This group is for more advanced riders. It will involve a two and a half hour training session each fortnight. Riders must be able to canter and have passed their D Test to join this group. There will be stable management appropriate to this level and some riding (however we recommend the riding in this group is to compliment the riders normal riding lessons). There will be a mock exam for this group later in the year and it is strongly advisable that children attend this exam if they intend to do their test in October. 
Members who hold their Platinum text and who are working towards C+, are welcome to join the advanced group. We offer the chance to book individual training sessions tailored towards the needs of the higher exams, please speak to Helen or Jackie for further details. 
 
Both groups will run fortnightly (please see dates below) on a Saturday morning 09.30-12.00. The cost will be £25 per session payable in payments of 4 sessions at a time which will cover two months attendance and a waiting list will operate for each group once it is full. 
The Cobs Non-ridden runs 09.30-11.00 and costs £15.00 per session. 
 
Please note we allow for two Saturdays holiday time (without paying) during the pony club year. If you require more than this time away from the sessions without paying to reserve your space, then the space may be offered to someone on the waiting list. Our accounts lady, Sally will call you to collect payments, every two months in advance of the sessions. 
 
All sessions will include games and other activities appropriate to the children’s level of experience and ages. We will also be holding various days out and trips so please keep an eye on the notice boards and our website/facebook for details. 
 
Exam day – Monday 28th October 2019 
 
Dates for each session are as follows: 
 
Shires D+/C Test Session Dates 
16th & 30th March, 13th & 27th April, 11th & 25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July, 3rd & 17th & 31st August, 14th & 28th Sept, 12th & 26th Oct, 9th & 23rd November (19 total) 
 
Cobs E/D Test and Non-Ridden Sessions Dates 
23rd March, 6th & 20th April, 4th & 18th May, 1st & 15th & 29th June, 13th & 27th July, 10th & 24th August, 7th & 21st Sept, 5th & 19th October, 2nd & 16th & 30th November (19 total) 
 
For more details about the Pony Club sessions please speak to Jackie or Helen. 
Please note once the sessions are booked there are no refunds. 
 
Please note the office will confirm your booking. 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

April 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Saturday 6th April – Unaffiliated Dressage Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Sunday 28th April – Unaffiliated Novice SJ Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

May 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Saturday 4th May – Unaffiliated Dressage Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

June 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Saturday 1st June – Unaffiliated Dressage Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Sunday 30th June – Unaffiliated Novice SJ Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

July 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Saturday 6th July – Unaffiliated Dressage Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

August 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Saturday 3rd August – Unaffiliated Dressage Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

September 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Saturday 7th September – Unaffiliated Dressage Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

Sunday 29th September – Unaffiliated Novice SJ Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 

December 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

Saturday 14th December – Unaffiliated Novice Xmas SJ Show 

Schedule to follow 
 
 
Please note that we can accept: 
 
Card payments (call our office 01206 242210) 
 
Bank transfer Ref: Activity date and surname. Sort code: 30-98-31 Account number: 31534460 
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