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

Calendar 

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Pony Club  

Pony club will restart mid-March 2018 and run until the end of November 2018. 
 
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). Please ask for a form in the office to apply for Pony Club membership. If you are not currently a member, 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. 
 
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 on Saturday 15th September 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. 
Mock exam session – Saturday 15th September 2018 for the advanced group 
(riders from the novice group are welcome to book on this also) 
Exam day – Monday 29th October 2018 
 
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. 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. If you would like to make a discounted one-off payment for the year then the cost will be £385. 
 
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. 
Dates for each session are as follows: 
 
E/D Test Sessions Dates 
24th March, 7th & 21st April, 5th & 19th May, 2nd, 16th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th & 22nd Sept, 6th & 20th October, 3rd & 17th November 
 
D+/C Test Session Dates 
17th & 31st March, 14th & 28th April, 12th & 26th May, 9th & 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st & 15th & 29th Sept, 13th & 27th Oct, 10th & 24th November 
 
To book into any of the sessions please speak to a member of staff or contact the office. 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 

October 2018 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

 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 particpants so please book early to avoid disappointment.  10.00-13.00 £43 Loyalty Scheme Members £45 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 

Tues 30th October - Coffee, Confidence and Communication Social Ride (8 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: 30/10-18/12. 
 
Cost: 8 week course £160 
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 31st October - Social Ride and Coffee Club (8 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: 31/10-19/12. 
 
Cost: 8 week course £160 
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 

November 2018 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

 Sunday 4th November - 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 

Wed 7th November - Clipping session 

10.00-12.00hrs 
 
- Learn about the reasons why we clip 
- How to clip safely 
- What equipment is required 
- Watch clipping in action 
- Includes a clipping fact sheet 
 
*These sessions may involve some practical hands on clipping and/or assistance, but this will only be at the discretion of the instructor* 
 
Maximum of 3 people per session 
 
£15.00 per person 
 
Please book on the calendar page of our website or call the office 
 
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 

 Sunday 11th November - Julie Riches BHSAI clinic 

Julie is an experienced coach who has ridden up to 2* Eventing and Inter.1 in Dressage. She has worked with and supported dressage riders for the last 15 years and brings a wealth of experience to her dressage/schooling sessions and pole/ jumping lessons. 
Private sessions with Julie will be held on Sunday afternoons between 1-4pm and be 45 minutes long. 
11th November 
16th December 
 
Cost: 
Loyalty Scheme Members - £51 
Non-member riding school clients - £61 
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. Riders must be in Adult/Child Intermediate classes or above to access the clinic. 
 
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 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 wishing to expand their knowledge. The level 1 course builds further on the information gained in the entry level course and covers the process of buying a horse and the costs of ownership. There is a written paper in the last week of the course.  The course will run for four consecutive Sundays. Starts: Sunday 11th November - 2nd December 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 

Wed 14th November - Clipping session 

10.00-12.00hrs 
 
- Learn about the reasons why we clip 
- How to clip safely 
- What equipment is required 
- Watch clipping in action 
- Includes a clipping fact sheet 
 
*These sessions may involve some practical hands on clipping and/or assistance, but this will only be at the discretion of the instructor* 
 
Maximum of 3 people per session 
 
£15.00 per person 
 
Please book on the calendar page of our website or call the office 
 
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 

December 2018 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

 Sunday 9th December - 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 

 Fancy Dress welcome!!  Starts 09:30hrs Class 1 Raised poles class – One round against the clock. Riders on the lead rein welcome. *Small Christmas treat for all clear rounds*  Class 2 30cm (1ft approx) Cross Poles – One round against the clock. Riders on the lead rein welcome.  Class 3 40-45cm (1ft.4in-1ft6 approx) – One round against the clock. No lead rein allowed but an assistant allowed in the ring.  Class 4 Dog and Dobbin – 45-50cm (1ft.6in-1ft.9 approx) - Rider jumps round a course of jumps, then dog and handler have to jump the same course. Fastest, clear pair wins.  Class 5 50cm-60cm (1ft.9in-2ft approx) – Two phase.  Class 6 Novice Christmas Cracker Pairs – 60cm-65cm (2ft.-2ft.3 approx) – First rider jumps round a course of jumps, passes baton to second rider to then jump round same course. Fastest, clear pair wins. ** A minimum of four pairs required for this class to run**  Class 7 75cm (2ft6 approx) – Two phase.  Class 8 Holly High Jump – starting at 90cm – There will be two fences for this competition. One spread which will remain at 90cm, the other, an upright, will be raised in each round. Riders must clear both fences in each round in order to continue and whoever clears the highest fence round is the winner.  **Classes 5, 7 are two phase (if clear round jumped, jump off will follow immediately)**  Rosettes 1st to 4th place, more if entries warrant.  Entries  Riding school clients must pre-book by Wednesday 12th December using the entry form. Fletchers Farm Livery Members/External riders can enter on the day.  Classes 1, 2,3,4,5,7,8 - £8 FFRS Liveries/External riders, £20 Loyalty Scheme Riding School Clients (includes Horse Hire) £23 Non-Member Riding School Client (includes horse hire)  Class 6 - £12 per pair FFRS Liveries/External riders, £30 per pair Loyalty Scheme Riding School Clients (includes Horse Hire)  If paying by cheque please make cheque payable to: Fletchers Farm Riding School Hot / cold drinks available  Parking is available on the hardcore area opposite the main entrance to the farm. Warm up indoors and classes in our large outdoor arena.  Show Jumping Rules  The course will be made of a mixture of poly/schooling jumps. No entry will be accepted without the appropriate fee. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, vary the order or composition of, or cancel any event in this schedule at any time. In the event of the show being cancelled due to weather or similar, messages will be left on the number provided on your entry form. Classes may be split or amalgamated at the organisers' discretion. All course heights are approximate. Correct riding dress should be worn and hat with a fixed harness to a minimum standard of PAS 015 must be worn by riders at all times.  Judged under BS Rules, however the Judges' decision is final.  The organisers have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructors or the organiser, officials and stewards.  If this is your first show competing please note that we allow assistance or leading in the classes indicated on the schedule page. Please remember horses can behave differently in the ring to normal lessons or schooling at home and if you would like assistance please ask. Competitors enter classes at their own risk.  Please use designated warm up area only. Do not stand on the track where others are riding and cause an obstruction. Please ride responsibly and observe manage etiquette. Please do not re-enter the warm up arena once you have finished your jumping round. No lunging allowed on the show ground. All lorries and horse trailers to be parked in designated grass area. Please tidy hay, droppings and mess from the grass area before leaving. Parking can be restricted if the show is busy so please park close to the next horsebox or as directed by a show steward.  Please ensure that dogs are kept on a lead at all times.  Photographs of class winners / placed riders may be printed / placed onto various media including the FF website, Essex Rider, the FF Facebook page. If you do not wish this to happen you must notify us in writing.  It is a condition of entry of the competition that you have read, understood and have agreed to the rules above.   

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 16th December - Julie Riches BHSAI clinic 

Julie is an experienced coach who has ridden up to 2* Eventing and Inter.1 in Dressage. She has worked with and supported dressage riders for the last 15 years and brings a wealth of experience to her dressage/schooling sessions and pole/ jumping lessons. 
Private sessions with Julie will be held on Sunday afternoons between 1-4pm and be 45 minutes long. 
11th November 
16th December 
 
Cost: 
Loyalty Scheme Members - £51 
Non-member riding school clients - £61 
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. Riders must be in Adult/Child Intermediate classes or above to access the clinic. 
 
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 

Friday 21st December – Christmas 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. 
Includes a small Christmas gift. 
Time: 10.00 – 15.00hrs 
£37.00 Loyalty Scheme Members  
£42.00 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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

Fenruary 2019 (Please click dates for information and booking) 

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 
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