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Welcome to the Wessex Gold Riding Club

Wessex Gold Riding Club is affilated to British Riding Clubs, and is part of Area 9.  Created in 2011, we welcome junior, senior and non riders.  We offer our members a choice of venue and accredited trainer, so regardless of your current level, we have training sessions to suit you and your Horse.

Membership runs from the 1st of January each year for a 12 month period.

We want you to enjoy your horse, have fun, learn and progress.

Are we the club for you?

Hiring excellent equestrian facilities in Wiltshire, Gloucester, the Cotwolds, Oxfordshire and Berkshire, we can offer you and your horse a choice, you can choose clinics from our comprehensive selection of approved trainers, in a variety of venues.

Being BRC affiliated we offer you the benefits of 3rd party insurance whilst riding with the Club, discounts from local Saddlery’s, discounts from other Equestrian associations like BS, plus the quarterly BRC magazine.

If you want to represent the club in Area 9 competitions, everyone gets a chance to compete, either as an individual or within a Team.   What we do ask of all those wanting to compete is that a copy of their horses passport including the vaccination page is sent to us in advance, plus you attend the training sesssion with the appropriate Team Trainer.  The WGRC committee double up as Chef d Equip at the competitions, to help you on the day and arrange the entries pre the competition, please do remember that these people do have full time jobs, horses and a family so please do respond to their requests in a timely manor.  WGRC supports our competitors with the Team Trainer being at the event, so you can get the best performance, with no cost to you, and so you look the part, all those competing riding in branded saddle cloths and Team colours.  We also support financially with the Prelim entry fees to BRC for those in a Team, and branded saddle pads are awarded to those who qualify for the championships. 

Interested get involved with us

We are always looking people to help out at events and for new sponsors to support our members. 

Our Team of Trainers

Our diverse team of qualified trainers can support and push you to achieve any goal.


Ian Smeeth

Affiliated Judge showing

Ian is a renowned international showing Judge and producer based at his home Moor Farm in Minety Wiltshire where he producers a number of top class horses to compete throughout the country at affiliated shows. Ian has had a great success producing horses professionally however, he really enjoys supporting Amateur owner riders in order to get the best out of their horses. He has produced horses that have won and taken champion at the Royal International Horse show, Windsor, HOYS etc.

Ian is available for tuition at his home in Minety where he is keen to support you get the best out of your horse in the show ring. His approach is very informal and incorporates everything he has learnt himself over the many years of competing himself.

Ian can cater for all levels of rider whether you are new to the show ring or have experience under your belt he is happy to help and support you. Please do get in touch to discuss your requirements on an individual basis.


Katerina Cox


Ben Greenwood


Johnathan Bowman

BS Accredited Trainer

Emma Harford BHSIT


Get Riding Club Membership

2018 membership form now available. Join from 1st December for 13 months membership

Get in Touch

If you have any questions or queries please get in contact with us and we will get back to you asap.  Please do remember, the committee do all work full time, as well has having horses and families, so you may not get a response immediately.