Maidstone & District Riding Club

Clinics Info


We offer training throughout the year at various venues – this is aimed at all levels so there is something for everyone.  We are always looking at new trainers and venues and are pleased to hear from any members in that respect.


Our diary page / Facebook page will have up-to-date info of what’s on, over the next few weeks / months, but a little flavour is:


Show Jumping


We hold regular (approx. monthly) Show jumping clinics at Duckhurst Show centre with Neil Boorman.  There are 3 sessions with 4 or 5 members on each – each session being tailored to the group, be that a 60 cms course or 1.10+.  All are very well attended and enjoyed.


We run further show jumping training with other trainers both indoors and outdoors e.g. Chris Moyce at Kits Coty and also Bridgette Draper at Great Chart.


Dressage / Flatwork


We currently hold flatwork clinics with Bridgette Draper at Great Chart.  There are 2 or 3 groups at varying levels from basic paces to lateral work and extensions within paces – all are very much enjoyed and members grow in confidence and skill.


We are looking at some new clinics in other locations with a new trainer as the weather improves.


Cross Country


We usually hold a few XC training sessions annually at the beginning of the eventing season, at local courses e.g. Chilham Park, Lodge Farm or Littleton Manor.  We have used various trainers – and to offer training at all levels, with an emphasis on growing confidence in horse and rider at whatever level they are aiming for.


TREC


TREC training is provided in conjunction with Street Farm Events in Burham.  Training covers all aspects of TREC (obstacles, control of paces, orienteering) at various levels.


Polework


In conjunctions with Street Farm Events in Burham, members are invited to polework clinics with Wendy Neath.  These have proved popular for many years and enjoyed by members including the Tuesday over 50’S!!  (you don’t have to be over 50 though!)


Camp


These have proved very popular in recent years and we run a camp over day providing tuition in dressage, show jumping and flatwork whilst also providing a great social outing for members and horses alike.