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Welcome to RURC!

We are a fun and friendly club open to riders of all abilities from complete beginners up to accomplished riders competing at CIC** events. We have two teams competing in BUCS leagues and a friendly team as well as lots of club events involving ponies, no ponies, alcohol, no alcohol and always a lovely group of people.

Lessons: 

Our lessons take place every week on a Wednesday afternoon at Wellington Riding School and are split into ability groups. The lessons are discounted 50% for student and non-student members at only £25 for an hours riding and you can ride as little or as often as you like. Bookings are made in advance by signing up via our facebook group at (http://www.facebook.com/groups/uni.reading.riding.club/) between Wednesday and Friday of the week before. Each lesson meets an hour before their lesson at Sportspark and either get a taxi or drive to Wellington. 

Kit:

Reading University Riding Club have our own club stash which we like to wear and show off around campus and when we're off riding horses at Wellington. Kit will be ordered in the middle of first term, this will be advertised on our facebook group in first term. 

Events, Socials and Holidays:

The club holds an array of horsey events throughout the year for all abilities. This year we're looking to spice it up a bit by running an interclub competition and hopefully many more exciting things, all will be a good laugh and an enjoyable escape from lectures and exams! Of course, being a university club we hold many non-horsey socials involving alcohol, food or both. Day trips to Olympia and Robinsons, as well as nights in watching films, nights out drinking snakebites and formals, the socials are a great way to meet other members of the club.
As for holidays there is always a trip somewhere in the UK trekking on the moors at the start of the Easter holidays, a few years ago we went to Cwmfforest Riding Centre (www.transwales.com) and spent 2 and a half days riding in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. We're also looking at having a riding holiday abroad during the summer break, potentially a trip to Vienna to ride along the mountains or a trip to the Spanish riding school!

 

Upcoming Events 2019/2020

26th September: Sports and Societies Fayre
9th October: First Social - THEME: GLITTER/FESTIVAL VIBES 
ASCOT: 19th October 2019

Ascot will be our 3rd social, so if day drinking and winning money appeals to you follow the link for tickets: http://britishchampionsseries.com/students/?fbclid=IwAR3IepmMRAxUfm1x3ZKZ3Ifn8rBtp0IS9xXMq6bvWcEIL-hd_3SNzn5phYE

Tickets are £10

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Please feel free to message us on Facebook if you have any questions and let us know your coming on our facebook event! https://www.facebook.com/events/2452177805071193/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1565634785166919

 

 

Teams:

We have 3 teams who each compete four times a year and have 4 members per team. BUCS A&B and a friendlies team. The competitons consist of a dressage round and a showjumping round on horses provided by the hosting university, two years ago our BUCS A girls qualified for regionals and nationals as a team! We also partake in Varsity with Oxford Brookes, last year we won by over 100 points at Brookes and we're hoping to continue this success when we host it at Wellington this year! Trials take place in the first few weeks of the Autumn term so make sure you bring your hat and riding boots!

 

If there's anything else you would like to know please send us an email, visit our facebook page or visit us as Freshers Fayre in September! We look forward to seeing you soon! Below is a little taster of what we get up to!

Below: BUCs B at their home match. Christmas meal. Baywatch Social. Varsity 2019.                                                                             

Image may contain: 7 people, including Emma Jones, Eleanor O'Neill and Aisling Gill-Dougherty, people smiling, people standing and indoor 

 

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  • Riding Student Membership£35.15
  • Riding Non-Student Membership£40.15

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  • Riding - Belts£25.15

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