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

Clinics / Shows 

Here at Fletchers Farm we offer a range of clinics from dressage, showjumping, pole work and simulated cross country. Please note that all clinics must be paid at the time of booking, no refunds available. To book please call on 01206 242210 or pop into the office. We run dressage and show jumping shows from April to September and a winter / Christmas show, see below for details. 

CLINICS 

 
Mondays 2.45-5.45pm 
Held in the indoor school covering flatwork or jumping as required 
 
Dates for 2018: 
9th & 30th April 
14th May 
4th & 18th June  
 
 
Sessions are 45 minutes long 
£30 Members/Non-Members on own horse (private lesson) 
£24 Members/Non-Members on own horse (semi-private lesson cost) (Please note that both parties money must be paid at the same time when booking 
£43 Riding school clients (includes horse hire) Members must use one of the earlier slots available 
 
Through her formative years, Rowena was a working pupil at the yard of the great John Whitaker. Here she learnt not only about riding and producing horses but also the management and business side of this sport. This, she feels stood her in good stead to branch out on her own, producing, competing and selling her own and also owners horses whilst revisiting other disciplines such as Dressage. This in turn, led to intensive training with a renowned classical dressage trainer from Germany. 
 
Now Rowena focuses much of her time on teaching, and enjoys watching the development of both horse and rider. She feels that her wealth of experience (showjumping, both nationally and internationally, and of other disciplines) has helped her hone her patient and subtle approach to her pupils as well as a quiet determination to achieve the best for all concerned. She has a lovely manner with young horses and nervous riders, balanced with the ability to challenge those more experienced. 
 
Dates for 2018 from 09.30am 
Sun 18th March - cancelled due to snow 
** Extra date - Saturday 31st March ** 
Sun 15th April 
Sun 20th May 
Sun 17th June 
Sun 15th July 
Sun 19th August 
 
 
Riders will be put with similar ability riders/horses in small groups of one hour. Shared 45 minute sessions can be booked, but both riders payment must be made at the time of booking this type of lesson.  
45 min shared private £30 - Riders on own horses / £45 Loyalty Scheme members (includes horse hire) 
1 hour group £25 - Riders on own horses / £40 Loyalty Scheme members (includes horse hire)  
Jonathan Allinson - Jonathan is a qualified professional coach, who trained with Christopher Bartle (who coached the GB Three Day Event Team) at The Yorkshire Riding Centre.  
 
Jonathan bings a wealth of knowledge to his clinics from his experiences in producing young stock through to competing successfully in many equestrian fields; including show jumping. 
 
Costs: 
£23 Fletchers Farm loyalty members (plus £15 horse hire) or FF Liveries with own horse 
£28 Non Fletchers Farm members on own horse 
Kristina Adams – BHSAI, Kristina has a long association with the riding school working as an instructor. She has successfully competed in affiliated show jumping as well as cross country. 
 
Dates for 2018: 
Wednesday 11th April  
 

SHOWS 

Entry fee discounts available to clients in the loyalty scheme. 
 
**DRESSAGE Shows will start in April** 
 
Dressage shows – Here at Fletchers Farm we run dressage shows on the first Saturday of every month from April to September. Classes from walk-trot to Novice. There is an accumulative points championship in two categories running throughout the year - Junior and Senior. Points will be awarded for each dressage class at our shows from April - September 2018.  
 
Championship Prizes  
 
The winner of each category will recieve a £30 voucher from Broomfields Farm Equestrian and Country Store and a private lesson from Emily Bradshaw.  
Runner up will receive a £15 voucher from Broomfields Farm Equestrian and Country Store and a £15 voucher from Fletchers Farm Riding School to be used towards lessons.  
1st - 6 points 
2nd - 5 points 
3rd - 4 points 
4th - 3 points 
5th - 2 points 
6th - 1 pont 
Novice Show jumping  
 
These shows run 22nd April, 1st July and 30th September 2018.  
Please note these shows are designed to encourage novice and nervous riders.  
 
Starts 09:30hrs 
Class 1 Raised Poles – One round against the clock. Riders on/off the lead rein. 
Class 2 Tiny cross poles – Middle of the fence 20cm or below. One round against the clock. Riders on/off the lead rein. 
Class 3 35cm-40cm – One round against the clock. Riders on/off the lead rein. 
Class 4 45-50cm – Two Phase 
Class 5 55-60cm – Two phase 
Class 6 75-80cm – Two phase 
Lead rein or assistance allowed in clear round and classes 1, 2 & 3. 
Classes 4,5 and 6 are two phase (if clear round jumped, jump off will follow immediately). As this is a novice show, we respectfully ask that competitors ensure that they are entering the most appropriate classes for their experience levels, thank you. 
The course will be made of a mixture of poly/training jumps. 
 
Rosettes 1st to 6th place. 
Special rosette to highest placed Riding School client in each class. 
 
Entries 
 
Riding School clients must pre-book by the Thursday 12.00noon before the show date. 
All other competitors – entries on the day 
All Classes - £8 per class/Riding School Clients £20 (includes Horse Hire) 
If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to: Fletchers Farm Riding School 
Hot / cold drinks will be available 
 
 
 
 
No entry will be accepted without the appropriate fee. Pre-Entry only for this show unless you are Fletchers Farm Livery members. There is no lorry/trailer parking available for this Christmas show. 
 
The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, vary the order or composition of, or cancel any event in this schedule at any time. 
 
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. All serving military personnel must be dressed in uniform when competing. 
 
Judged under BS Rules. 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. 
 
Please do not re-enter the warm up arena once you have finished your jumping round. 
 
No lunging allowed on the show ground. 
 
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 Fletchers Farm Riding School website, Essex Rider, the Fletchers Farm Facebook page. If you do not wish this to happen you must notify us in writing. 
 
It is assumed that on entering the competition that you have read and have agreed to the rules above. 
 
 
Points towards the dressage championship will only be awarded where there are 8 or more competitors in that class on the day. 
 
Fletchers Farm Riding School Dressage Points Championship Sponsored by Broomfields Farm Equestrian & Country Store 
& Emily Bradshaw Eventing - 2018 Rules 
 
This year we will be running our points championship in two categories – Junior and Senior Points Champions. 
Points will be awarded for each eligible dressage class at our shows from April – September 2018 for riders to collect according to their results as follows: 
 
1st Place 6 points 
2nd Place 5 Points 
3rd Place 4 Points 
4th Place 3 Points 
5th Place 2 Points 
6th Place 1 Point 
 
The rider and horse combination to collect the most points over the course of the shows will win the championship. Riders can only collect points from two classes per show and the points will be taken from the first two classes entered per combination. Points will be awarded to the same horse/pony and rider combination only with the exception of riding school clients who will be required to compete on whichever suitable riding school horse is available for that show / class and therefore gain points individually. Junior riders are classed as riders who are 16 years old and under as of the 1st January 2018. All other riders will be classed in the Senior category. If entries warrant we will spilt results into junior/senior and award points from these sets of results. 
 
The winner of each category will receive a £30 voucher for Broomfields Farm Equestrian & Country Store, and a private lesson from Emily Bradshaw Eventing. The runner up will receive a £15 voucher for Broomfields Farm Equestrian & Country Store and a £15 voucher from Fletchers Farm Riding School to be used towards a private lesson with the school. 
 
Dressage Rules 
 
No entry will be accepted without the appropriate fee and signed entry form. Entries from competitors who have paid over the telephone or by Bacs are taken on the understanding of all parties that the competitor /and parents (if under 18 years old) have read, understood and agreed to abide by the show rules. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, vary the order or composition of, or cancel any event in this schedule at any time. 
 
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 BD, 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 and the organiser, officials and stewards. 
Please ensure that dogs are kept on a lead at all times. 
Please use designated warm up area only, (normally the indoor school). Do not stand on the track where others are riding and cause an obstruction. Please ride responsibly observing manage etiquette. 
Please do not re-enter the warm up arena once you have finished your test. 
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 horse box and considerately. 
 
Photographs of winners / placed riders may be printed and used on various social and printed media including the Fletchers Farm Riding School website / Facebook page. If you do not wish this to happen you must notify the manager in writing. 
 
It is assumed by entering the competition that you have read and have agreed to the rules above. 
 
Saturday Dressage Show 2018 Dates: 7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August, 1st September