Riding

About us

Riding club welcomes riders that have different levels of experience!  We hold weekly Development Squad lessons at Snowball Farm for riders with some experience and aiming to improve skills they already posess. We have weekly training sessions for our competitive teams riders. You do not need your own horse to be a member of any aspect of the club, we ride a variety of school ponies and we love them dearly! 

We also offer opportunities for more experienced riders looking to compete in dressage and showjumping throughout your University years. We have three of the most impressive BUCS teams, with last years A-Team making it to regional finals and nationals. Previously winning runner-up team of the year at Colours Ball! We also run a reserve team, allowing for 18 team spots. Tryouts occur at the very start of the year, so keep a close eye on our social media. Coached by highly qualified instructors, team training is also held weekly.

We host regular socials suitable for all members, such as meals out and movie nights. Being an inclusive club means that we include both drinking and non-drinking socials. Our club aims to ensure all members have a memorable experience and enjoy their time at university!

Membership

We have three types of memberships available to purchase: Development Squad, Team and Social. Development Squad membership allows you access to buy lessons, attend all socials throughout the year, the opportunity to compete at friendly competitions and helps towards the running of the club. To be able to buy a Devbelopment Squad membership you must first attend a lesson to ensure you are suitable for this type of membership.

Team membership also allows for this, however, is only available to those that make it onto a team as this membership gives you access to team training. Both of these memberships permits us to keep four competition teams and allows us to get involved in and host several friendly competitions.

Lastly, our social membership will enable you to attend all socials if you are unable to ride with us or you just want to make some horsey friends. All those that do not make it into teams or unable to attend Development Squad are encouraged to buy this membership. We're a very active club that hosts many socials, and so this gives you access to these.

Being a riding club member offers you the opportunity of a lifetime where you can make the best of memories.

Events and Activities

Throughout the year, we will be hosting many different events including:

  • Riding lessons
  • On-campus socials, e.g. SU nights, movie nights
  • Off-campus socials, e.g. bowling, Royal Windsor Horse Show, HOYS etc.
  • Colours Ball
  • Competitions/Varsity
  • Tour
  • Camp

Contact Us

We are looking forward to welcoming new members to our club and all that they’ll bring! We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have if you just drop us a message on our Facebook or Instagram page. You can also drop us an email at riding@royalholloway.su

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Join

  • Standard Membership 2023/24£40.00
  • Social Membership 2023/24£10.00
  • Competitive Top-Up 2023/24£20.00
  • Term 2 2nd half TEAMS£148.00
  • Single lesson£37.00

Products

  • Hair Scrunchie 2023/24£3.00
  • Headband 2023/24£5.00
  • Term 2 2nd Half (DEVELOPMENT) 23/24£74.00
Captain
Emma Smith
Opportunities Secretary
Victoria Belvisi
President
Victoria Belvisi
Secretary
Abbie King
Social and Welfare Secretary
Alannah McMahon
Treasurer
Sophie Poirier
Vice Captain
Daisy Henson