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Saturday 17 June - The Summer BBQ

Saturday 17 June - The Summer BBQ

Come and enjoy our fabulous summer barbeque in the stable yard.  Ice cold pimms and delicious gourmet food served in style by Justin from www.cateredbyjustin.com.

Only £20 each per head - friends and family welcome.   BOOK NOW

Saturday 24 June - Hickstead Speed Derby

Saturday 24 June - Hickstead Speed Derby

For a special treat for you and your friends, join us in our private ringside box for a fabulous day out at Hickstead. With unparalleled views of the International Arena, you can relax in style and enjoy great food as all the action unfolds before you.

Saturday afternoon plays host to the British Speed Derby, where riders tackle some of our permanent fences at top speed.  The Hickstead Derby Meeting is best known for its international showjumping classes, but there is plenty more on offer for equestrian fans. There are dozens of showing classes, including the prestigious final of the Tattersalls/RoR Thoroughbred Show Horse Championship, plus there's scurry driving and more. Saturday evening is party night, when everyone is invited to stay on at the showground for the entertaining Celebrity Polo Match

The package includes: Exclusive use of private viewing box and balcony, Private entrance, Access to the Members' Enclosure, VIP car pass, Official show souvenir programme, Personal host, Morning coffee with pastries, Full buffet luncheon, Afternoon tea with homemade cakes & scones, All inclusive standard drinks package.

Email admin@wvstables.com if you would like to join us

Tuesday 20 June - Yoga For Riders

Tuesday 20 June  - Yoga For Riders

Horse riders have unique demands for a stable and strong lower body, a relaxed upper body, a steady breath and strong mental focus. In addition to improving balance, posture and alignment with yoga poses, the aim of these sessions is to address the following:

Stretching tight hamstrings and inner thighs, Opening hips for a stronger seat, Increasing strength in core, Lengthening spine to counter possible compression in lower back, Strengthening muscles in upper back, Opening and releasing tension in shoulder region, Bringing a state of calm within and developing greater mind control with breathing techniques

About the instructor:  Annette Wiik is a Yoga Academy Certified Teacher (BWY-Accredited School) and have been practicing yoga for 20 years. Holding a certificate from Bangor University to teach mindfulness-based courses, she incorporates her knowledge of mindfulness meditation in all her yoga classes.

Where: Equicise at Wimbledon Village Stables, Cost: £60, for 4 weeks

To book, please contact Annette Wiik on 07789 175 481 / annettews@hotmail.com

Tuesday 27 June - WVS Events Team Meeting

Tuesday 27 June - WVS Events Team Meeting

Meet at the Stables at 7.30 p.m. The WVS Events Team are meeting to plan lots of great activities for Members in the coming months and we could always do with some extra help!

If you would like to help us and be on our Team then please e-mail the office: admin@wvstables.com.

Thursday 13 July - Pilates for Horse-riders

Thursday 13 July - Pilates for Horse-riders

Cost £120.00

Who is this 6 week programme suitable for

Anyone that suffers from pain, injuries, niggles, muscle imbalances? Perhaps you feel unbalanced in the saddle and you want to improve your core and postural strength to feel safer in the saddle? Returning to riding after a break or having a baby? Want to prevent horse riding falls and injuries? Benefit from a small group class of maximum 6 people to ensure full individual focus? Benefit from a free one to one goal setting and medical screening for 15 minutes with Amanda before commencement of the 6 week programme to ensure your expectations and goals of the course are met.

If you are interested in a pilates course Amanda is looking to run another course.  Please contact her directly for days and times ahallphysio@gmail.com

Tuesday 18 July - Summer Dressage Competition

Tuesday 18 July - Summer Dressage Competition
Enter now for our Summer Dressage Competition for Members only.  On the Causeway, Wimbledon Common.  Times between 8.30-12.15.  Judge: Lisa Fox

       

Sunday 30 July 2017 - RideLondon

Sunday 30 July 2017 -  RideLondon

Ride London cycle race passes through Wimbledon Village and all the roads are closed for the day. so please, allow lots of extra time for your journey and check your route carefully to make sure you can get here. We have been given special permission to exit through the houses behind the stables so our rides will go out as usual apart from the 2.00 ride which is cancelled. You should make a day of it though and come riding and then spend time in the Village watching the ride go through.

Tuesday 1 - 4 August Four Day Course

Tuesday 1 - 4 August Four Day Course

Intensive Riding Course from Tuesday-Friday from 9.00-12.15.

An intensive course is an excellent way to improve and develop your riding rapidly. Our 4-day course gives you the opportunity to do this in a unique way.  Each day, you will begin with a 2 hour lesson in the arena followed by an hour riding theory or a chance use Equicise simulator, which will afford you the opportunity to work on and improve your weaknesses.

Members from £350, non members £560.  BOOK NOW

Also on 15th - 18th August

Saturday 5 August - Plaiting & Show Preparation Workshop

Saturday 5 August  - Plaiting & Show Preparation Workshop

10.15-11.15 Learn all about what is involved in preparing your horse for competition.  This informative one hour lecture/demo will cover pulling manes and tails, trimming and clipping and plaiting manes and tails and the finishing touches needed to ensure your horse is ready for the show ring.

 

Free for Members (Non-members £30) BOOK NOW

Tuesday 29 August, 2017 - Members' Horse Show

Tuesday 29 August, 2017 - Members' Horse Show

Annual Summer Horse Show. To mark the end of the summer holidays we hold an annual show which is for our Members only. If you have never competed before but have always wanted to give it a go – this is the event for you but it is also suitable for more experienced riders. There are showing classes in the morning and show jumping in the afternoon and it is all managed in a supportive and encouraging way and our staff will be on hand to help you. There are fabulous rosettes for all, and the rider who gains the most points throughout the day is the Champion of the Day.

Let us know if you want to take part and we will enter you in the ballot. We also need volunteers to help us run the show, so if you would like to be involved but don’t want to ride, come along and help us!

SPONSOR REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

Tuesday 5 September - New Rider Open Morning

Tuesday 5 September - New Rider Open Morning

The opportunity for you to come along and look around the stables,  have a coffee and discuss your riding needs with one of our team. See our amazing equine simulator and find out how our Membership scheme works. We will try to answer all your questions in a relaxed informal environment and you will meet other like-minded potential riders. Feel free to come alone or with a group of friends.

If you are interested in attending please email Claire or give us a ring to find out more.  This is for adult weekday riders of any standard, including complete beginners. Starting at 10.30.

 

Wednesday 13 September - BHS Stage 2 - Evening course

Wednesday 13 September - BHS Stage 2 - Evening course

British Horse Society: Stage 2 - Horse Knowledge and Care

This useful Course will build on what you have learnt from the Stage 1 Course and teach you what you need to know to manage your horses’ health and well being. You will learn how to care for stabled and grass-kept horses during all seasons of the year and it will include many practical sessions. The Course consists of a lesson one evening a week for ten consecutive weeks. If you want to take the exam you must be at least 16 years old and have completed BHS Stage 1. See BHS website for further information and for Exam dates and venues. You do not need to be a horse owner to join this course!

7pm - 8.30pm for 10 weeks.  Members £250, non members £300.

BOOK NOW

Saturday 16 September - Horse Psychology Workshop

Saturday 16 September - Horse Psychology Workshop

From 10.15 am - 11.15 am Horses do not think like humans and their first basic thought is for their own safety and well being. A horses motto is act first and think later. This is how they have survived over the years. In order to understand a little more about what makes horses ‘tick’ we need to look at the history of their relationship with people. Sign up to this very informative course to learn more.

Free for Members (Non-members £30) BOOK NOW

Saturday 30 September - Tacking-up Workshop

Saturday 30 September  - Tacking-up Workshop

From 10.15-11.15a.m. This essential session will teach you everything you need to know in order to get your horse ready for the off. From the easiest way to carry tack, to the best way to approach a stabled horse. From how to safely remove rugs, to the correct way to put on both saddle and bridle and, ultimately, lead your horse to the mounting block.

We will also show you exactly what to do after riding in order to leave your horse comfortable in the stable. Following practical demonstrations you will have the opportunity to practise techniques individually.

Free for Members (Non-members £30) BOOK NOW

Thursday 14 September - BHS Stage 1 - Evening course

Thursday 14 September - BHS Stage 1 - Evening course

British Horse Society: Stage 1 - Horse Knowledge and Care

This is a great course for anyone wanting to know more about looking after horses and providing you with the knowledge and practice of looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass. Those wishing to take the exam at the end of the course must be current members of the BHS and over 14 years of age. Copies of the syllabus are available direct from the British Horse Society.

7pm - 8.30pm for 10 weeks.  Members £250, non members £300.

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Sunday 22 October - Sponsored Horse Ride

Sunday 22 October - Sponsored Horse Ride

Day 1 of the 2016 ride!  For the past 41 years Carol and Caroline have been running an annual sponsored ride which, over the years has raised more than £500,000 for various national and local charities.

The ride takes place over a 10 mile course across the beautiful scenery of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park and to make it a bit more fun everyone dresses up in Fancy Dress. Before we start the ride there is a wonderful parade down Wimbledon Village High Street and after the ride we all meet in the Cafe Rouge for a fabulous lunch and presentation of the rosettes.

If you would like to take part let us know so that you can enter the ballot to allocate the horses. The 2017 ride is going to be AMAZING!

Tuesday 24 October - Sponsored Horse Ride

Tuesday 24 October - Sponsored Horse Ride

Day 2 of our Annual sponsored ride. For the past 41 years Carol and Caroline have been running an annual sponsored ride which, over the years has raised more than £500,000 for various national and local charities.

The ride takes place over a 10 mile course across the beautiful scenery of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park and to make it a bit more fun everyone dresses up in Fancy Dress. Before we start the ride there is a wonderful parade down Wimbledon Village High Street and after the ride we all meet in the Cafe Rouge for a fabulous lunch and presentation of the rosettes.

If you would like to take part let us know so that you can enter the ballot to allocate the horses. The 2017 ride is going to be AMAZING!

Saturday 2 December - Annual Christmas Carols

Saturday 2 December - Annual Christmas Carols

This is a magical event and has become an essential part of the Christmas festivities.

It is a traditional Carol concert, held in candlelight in the stable yard, with a choir, mince pies, mulled wine and even a visit from Santa. It is a perfect event for children but is thoroughly enjoyed by all ages and is open to all.

There are two performances one at 5 and the second at 6.30.  Tickets go on sale 1st November 2017 by collection from the stables office ONLY.

Kindly sponsored by andrew scott robertson.

Wednesday 13 December - Dressage at Olympia

Wednesday 13 December - Dressage at Olympia

Back by to popular demand! We have reserved a private box on Wednesday 13th December for the evening performance at Olympia Horse Show. The package is £250 per person which includes a delicious buffet dinner and drinks. Reserve your space now to avoid missing out on this fantastic evening!

RESERVE NOW!

Saturday 3 March 2018 - Annual Charity Ball

Saturday 3 March 2018 - Annual Charity Ball

Save the Date! Our Charity Ball is the social event of the year! The evening starts with a glass of bubbly at the reception, before sitting down to a superb three course meal. There are a couple of short presentations followed by our famous raffle and the evening is rounded off by dancing until the early hours.  There are some excellent magicians to entertain you and as well as the brilliant Party Photo Booth.

Venue Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham, Surrey.