Horse riding events and social events for horse riders in London.  Listed below is our calendar of events offered to WVS Riding Club Members.  Including dressage competitions, organised trips to Olympia International Horse Show and Hickstead, horse riding clinics, Pilates for horse riders, yoga, equestrian talks, social events, horse shows, Annual Charity Ball, stable management courses and more!   Take a look at our Facebook page for photos from past events.

Tues 14 July - Bits and Bitting

Tues 14 July - Bits and Bitting
7.00 p.m. Bits and Bitting with Caroline Stevenson BHSI.  Do you ever wonder what type of bit is in your horses mouth or even what types of bit families there are? In this free talk for WVS Members  Caroline will share her knowledge about why it is important to choose the correct bit for a horse and how you decide which bit to use. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/391041248 Meeting ID: 391 041 248

Tues 21 July - Quiz night

Tues 21 July - Quiz night
7.00 p.m. Test your knowledge at our BIG FAT QUIZ OF THE YEAR with our host Sarah Chittenden (of WVS-TV Saturday Show fame).  There will be questions on general knowledge, horses in art, sport, equine trivia and WVS.  Special prizes for the winners! For WVS Members only.  Log in at 6.45 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/391041248 Meeting ID: 391 041 248

Tues 28 July - Saddle fitting with Vicky DeLasalle

Tues 28 July - Saddle fitting with Vicky DeLasalle
7.00 pm Vicky DeLasalle, a qualified saddle fitter with the Society of Master Saddlers with be visiting Wimbledon Village Stables to share her expertise on saddle fitting with Caroline Stevenson BHSI.  Don't miss this really interesting Zoom talk for WVS Members only. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/391041248 Meeting ID: 391 041 248

Tues 4 Aug- Summer Dressage Competition

Tues 4 Aug- Summer Dressage Competition
Our Summer Dressage Competition is for WVS Members only and takes place on the Causeway, Wimbledon Common.  Times between 8.30 and 12.15. The test will be prelim 18. It gives you the opportunity to put into practice everything you have learnt in your lessons and hopefully come home with a rosette!  Let your instructor know if you would like to take part and start learning the test!  Rosettes 1st-6th          

Equicise for Members

Equicise for Members
All WVS Members are entitled to a free bookable 15 minute slot on the Equicise for self practice every month.  However, until we are able to start offering lessons, which we are hoping will be in July, we are inviting Members to use the Equicise whenever it is free.  You will find it tacked up, switched on and ready and if you CLICK THIS LINK you will find 5 Essential Exercises that you should do.

Date TBC - Summer BBQ

Date TBC - Summer BBQ
COVID PERMITTING  -  Possibly in August.  Our wonderful summer bbq is a 'go to' event and one not to be missed! Bring friends and family and join us  in the stable yard where you can enjoy a welcome drink followed by a delicious BBQ served by 'Catered By Justin'.  There will be a cash bar served out of Justin's brand new bespoke Horse Box Bar' and a Live Band. We look forward to a fun and sociable evening in excellent company!

Summer Dressage Display

Summer Dressage Display
Covid and weather permitting!  Fingers crossed for a fine day - if it is bring a bottle of champagne and a picnic and settle down on the grass and watch some of  our wonderful horses being put through their paces by the WVS team.  This is aimed at all our WVS Members who would like to develop and improve their riding.  At the end of the display there will be a collection for the Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators. On the common opposite Lauriston Road

Tue 25 Aug - Members' Horse Show

Tue 25 Aug - Members' Horse Show

Annual Members Horse Show.  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

Sat 12 Sept - 40th Anniversary Party

Sat 12 Sept - 40th Anniversary Party
Save the date! Celebrate the Stables 40th Anniversary in The Coach House of the Dog & Fox, starting at 7.30.  More details to follow.

Wed 9 Sept - BHS Stage 1 - 10 week evening course

Wed 9 Sept - BHS Stage 1 - 10 week evening course

British Horse Society: Stage 1- Horse Knowledge and Care

7.00-8.00 pm Whether you are a horse owner or a part time hobbyist this useful course will enhance your knowledge and improve your practical skills.   You will learn all aspects of caring for horses, from understanding horse behaviour, safe handling of horses, recognising signs of good health, be able to carry out routine tasks, such as tacking up, care of tack and tack fitting, rugging up, mucking out, bedding down and providing food and water, care of field kept horse, care of horses before and after work. If you are wishing to start your equine career this course is the first rung on the British Horse Society Professional career pathway..  The lessons are fun and interactive and invaluable for all horse enthusiasts. You do not need to take the exam or be a horse owner to join this course! Copies of the syllabus and details on exam dates and venues (should you wish to take the exam) are available from the British Horse Society

7pm - 8.00pm for 10 weeks.  Members £250, non members £300

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Tues 8 Sept - BHS Stage 2 - 10 wk Evening course

Tues 8 Sept - BHS Stage 2 - 10 wk Evening course

British Horse Society: Stage 2 - Horse Knowledge and Care

7.00-8.00 pm This Stage 2 course is invaluable for those who want a more in depth knowledge of the care and management of horses.  Understanding of routine practices on a stable yard, your role, responsibilities and reporting lines, caring for horses on a day-to-day basis, recognising and assessing normal and abnormal behaviour and understanding when veterinary intervention may be required, fitting standard tack and travel equipment, prepare horses for presentation, feeding and an understanding of fitness, understanding of basic anatomy, location of key organs and the function of the digestive system  See BHS website for further information and for Exam dates and venues. The lessons are fun and interactive and invaluable for all horse enthusiasts.  You do not need to take the exam or be a horse owner to join this course!

Copies of the syllabus and details on exam dates and venues are available from the British Horse Society

7pm - 8.00pm for 10 weeks.  Members £250, non members £300.

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Sun 18 & Tue 20 Oct 2020 - Sponsored Horse Ride

Sun 18 & Tue 20 Oct 2020 - Sponsored Horse Ride
Our Annual Sponsored Ride is our biggest fundraising event. Over the last 45 years we have raised nearly £1 million with over £350,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity alone. The ten mile ride covers Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park and finishes with lunch and prize giving at the Stables. To make it more fun (and challenging!) everyone wears fancy dress and  the parade down the High Street on the way out and back is a real highlight of the day. In 2020 we will be supporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity & Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators.  WVS Members are invited to take part in the ride on either Sunday or Tuesday so put the date in your diary and start planning your costume!

Dec 2020 - Members Christmas Dinner

Dec 2020 - Members Christmas Dinner
Date TBC 7.30 pm Let's Party! It's the event we've all been waiting for - the Members' Christmas Dinner!  Join us for a delicious Christmas Party meal with hats, crackers, party games and fun at our exciting new venue, the Fox & Grapes on Wimbledon Common, the only independent pub in Wimbledon Village! £45 per head includes half a bottle of wine per person plus service.  If you want to make a night of it you can even book to stay over in one of their super comfy hotel rooms and you will be ready for your ride in the morning!

Sat 5 Dec 2020 - Annual Christmas Carols

Sat 5 Dec 2020 - Annual Christmas Carols

Our magical Christmas Carol Concert is an essential part of the Christmas festivities. Carols are sung in the Stable Yard accompanied by a choir and, for the children, there is even a visit from Santa. Hot drinks, mulled wine and mince pies are served. It is a wonderful event enjoyed by children of all ages and adults too! There are two performances one at 5 and the second at 6.15. Numbers are limited, and tickets sell out FAST.

Tickets go on sale on-line on 1st November 2020

Dec - Olympia Horse Show

Dec - Olympia Horse Show

Wednesday 18th December - The Puissance Night! The world's most celebrated equestrian event, The Olympia International Horse Show includes a packed itinerary, indoor driving, show jumping, equestrian displays, Kennel Club dog agility, the Shetland Pony Grand.  Tickets £75.50 each includes A Gallery badge allows you access to the upper gallery level where the West End Restaurant is (previously the Members Restaurant), and also allows you access into Justin’s Champagne Taittinger Champagne Bar. BOOK TICKETS

25 December - Christmas Day

25 December - Christmas Day

Start Christmas day off bright and early by coming in to help us out with the early yard work. You should arrive anytime from 8.00 and don't worry if you have no previous experience as there is always plenty of sweeping to be done as well as making teas, coffees and breakfast for the volunteers! After the work is done we will have some delicious bacon sarnies and buck's fizz. Anyone that helps (Members only) can have a free ride during the Christmas Holiday Period (between 22nd December and 9th January.

1 January 2021 - New Years Day

1 January 2021 - New Years Day

New Year's Day

Clear your head after the New Year celebrations by coming to the stables bright and early to help us out with the early yard work.  You should arrive anytime from 8.00 and don't worry if you have no previous experience as there is always plenty of sweeping to be done as well as making teas, coffees and breakfast for the volunteers! After the work is done we will have some delicious bacon sarnies and buck's fizz. Anyone that helps (Members only) can have also enjoy a free New Years Day ride!

Sat 6 March 2021 - Annual Charity Ball

Sat 6 March 2021 - Annual Charity Ball

The WVS Charity Ball at the Hotel du Vin, Wimbledon is THE social event of the year! Starting with a champagne reception, followed by a superb three course meal,  and rounded off by dancing until the early hours to our live band. Come on your own, or bring family and friends you will be guaranteed to have a good time!

In aid of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators Make a weekend out of it and take advantage of the special room rate offered to WVS Charity Ball guests.  Hotel du Vin, Wimbledon  

May 2021 - Royal Windsor Horse Show

May 2021 - Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show   is the UK's largest outdoor horse show with international competitions in 3 different equestrian discipline.  Let us know if you are going so we can all meet up! WINDSOR ENCLOSURE INCLUDES: Reserved seat in The Queen’s Stand at the Castle Arena from c.7.15am – c.7.50pm Access to the Windsor Enclosure Lawn with views onto the arena, Bar and deli Access to the Showground, all five arenas and Windsor Shopping.  Click here to buy your ticket and look forward to seeing you there!