About the club

West Somerset Riding Club is a friendly, active BRC Affiliated Club which has been in existence for more than 40 years. We have over 80 members comprising Seniors, Juniors (age 10-17) and Non-Riding Members.

Our membership is drawn from a large area ranging from Oare in the West to Kilve in the East and from Minehead in the North to Dulverton in the South. Most of the Exmoor National Park also lies within the West Somerset Riding Club Area.

We aim to encourage members of all ages and abilities, in all riding club disciplines, and try to offer something for everyone. Our members represent us at grassroots “Rising Stars” events as well as at Area 12 & National Levels.

Our comprehensive training programme is at the heart of our activities, with jumping and flatwork clinics held most weekends throughout the year, as well as cross country training at local venues. The club has its own set of Jump 4 Joy show jumps and dressage arena boards which are used for training as well as for competitions.

We offer members only dressage and show jumping accumulator competitions for all abilities where members gain points towards trophies and deluxe rosettes which are presented at the AGM and Awards Evening. In addition we aim to run open dressage shows, “Rising Stars” inter-club team competitions, and much more. West Somerset Riding Club also host the popular West Somerset and Devon Dressage Championships.

There are also opportunities to take part in endurance riding, pleasure rides and horsey socials whenever we can fit them in.

The club is run by a cheerful and approachable (we hope!) committee, and we are always keen to hear your ideas for events and socials.

We look forward to meeting you!

For 2018 the West Somerset Riding Club will be supporting the following charities:

Cancer Research UK – Let’s beat cancer sooner.

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St Margaret’s Hospice – Making each day count14e3e015-9a8f-4a87-a195-cdc7d59f0751

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance – A registered charity, established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, by the provision of an air ambulance.

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Devon Air Ambulance – With the support of people like you, we save hundreds of lives per year

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West Somerset Riding Club is supported in 2018 by:

Andrew Cameron Land Rover & trailer services. (Tel: 07890 117245)

Rosettes of Quality (Tel: 01579 383989)