Calendar of Events 

(please see Newsletters and Facebook page for updates)

If you are interested in one of the below events and not sure who to contact, please try:

GVRC Events <>


GVRC Ride With Your Mind (RWYM) Clinic with Sally Ede

Date       Sunday 28th April 2019 (1000 until 1500)


Sally specialises in postural alignment which helps the rider to help the horse.  For more information please see her website (link above and also

You would have a 45-minute private lesson with Sally and you can choose in advance whether you want the Indoor or Outdoor school (same price)

If you have ridden with Sally before, you can choose flatwork or jumping. If this is your first RWYM session, you would need to book flatwork.

The EARLY BIRD cost for this clinic is £56.00 (GVRC members only)

This price is valid only until midnight on Sunday 31st March. 

From 1st April onwards it will be advertised on NFED / WCRG etc at the full price.    There are ONLY 8 places and three are already taken so hurry!

To secure your place, please directly into GVRC account (REF SallyEde2804) the full amount of £56.00.


For all other details + booking form, please email me (

  • Please state whether you would like the indoor or outdoor school at Folds Farm.
  • Please state whether you would like a flatwork or jumping session (jumping ONLY for those who have ridden with Sally before)

Your place is not secured until you have paid the full amount.


7th April – Group Flatwork Training Session with TRUDI WADE 

  • Folds Farm, Godshill, nr Fordingbridge - Outdoor School

(Organiser = tinawhittet@

Group Training Session working towards a dressage test at either Intro or Prelim 

There will be two sessions, each session will have a maximum of 4 riders in the lesson

Session One - INTRO: 10:00 

Session Two - PRELIM: 11.15 

Cost is £18 PP and includes hire of the outdoor school 

For more detail, please email tinawhittet@ or call/ text 07791483506

Your place is not secured until you have paid the full amount.

Organiser for Trudi Wade flatwork session = tinawhittet@

8th May - GVRC coach trip to Windsor Horse Show 

- Please email organiser to obtain further details. Your place is not secured until you have paid the full amount.

 Organiser =


  • 19th May – Jumping clinic at Folds Farm

  • Please email Tina Whittet for further details
  • Organiser  = tinawhittet@


7 – 9th June Annual Smashing Fun Camp (MEMBERS ONLY)


There will be an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for those who book onto camp (and pay the full amount) before Sunday 14th April 2019

(Organisers = or  

- Please email organiser to obtain further details. Your place is not secured until you have paid the full amount


  • We will also be organizing a sponsored ride in aid of the new disabled toilet that The Royal Oak at Fritham is having built.... for general use, not just pub customers.. 

Entry Fee £25.00 (all proceeds to the above charity)

 Organiser  = tinawhittet@


Sunday 17th March 2019

In door Natural Horsemanship clinic indoors with Tash Daszykowski

- Please email organiser to obtain further details. Your place is not secured until you have paid the full amount.


2018 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Future, Present & Past!

Nov 1st:    AGM     You need to pay your membership fee BEFORE 1ST NOV 2018! (see Oct 2018 newsletter)

Nov 14th: Mock Hunt (to secure your place, please contact organisers as per details in newsletters)

Dec 8th:   Xmas Spider Ride (to secure your place, please contact organisers as per details in newsletters)

Jan 2019:  Quiz – Godshill Village Hall - date tbc  (to secure your place, please contact organisers as per details in newsletters)


Thurs July 12th - Pizza Spider Ride to the Royal Oak at Fritham

August – no event as people are too busy

September 15th – Treasure hunt

October – Ride on Salisbury Plain 


PAST EVENTS - Early 2018

  • Jan 26th 2018 - Film Night at Woodfalls.  Film: Hidalgo.

  • Feb 11th 2018 – Dressage Test Riding Clinic with Trainer Sharon Johnson - Foxhills Farm.

  • 3rd March 2018 – Indoor Jumping Clinic - Foxhills Farm, West Wellow, SO51 6DS with Trainer Sarah Evans BSJA coach (rescheduled due to snow!)

  • 25th March 2018 – Brunch Spider Ride (Tom’s Field at Godshill) Ride, a good old chat and a sausage/bacon/veggie sausage/egg roll plus tea or coffee

  • April 15th 2018 – Le Trec practice: Brenda’s Fields, Burgate Cross, Fordingbridge - (rescheduled due to very heavy rain and mud!)

  • May 13th 2018 -  Le Trec Fun Competition - Brenda’s Fields, Fordingbridge. Contact Brenda to book your place

  • June 9th & 10th 2018 - GVRC Fun Camp - Brenda’s Fields, Burgate Cross, Fordingbridge

FILLING UP FAST!  TO SECURE YOUR PLACE, contact Tanya Sherwood <>  ASAP! 


Entry forms for any of the above events can be found here



End Feb / Start of March 2017 – Quob Stables Interactive Dressage Simulator (DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED)

Quob have a fully interactive Dressage Simulator which accommodates riders of all levels from beginners to advanced. It can be used to improve balance and for basic arena work and given the correct signals through its sensors, it can also perform advanced dressage movements such as Piaffe, half pass and shoulder in.

The Dressage Simulator offers riders a revolutionary way to focus on their skills and correct their balance with visual on screen feedback on their seat position.

25th March 2017 – Breakfast Ride

We will be meeting at 10.30 at a pub for scrummy bacon / egg rolls and hot drinks – details to follow in next newsletter

  23rd April 2017 – St. George’s Day Treasure Hunt

– Brenda’s Fields, Burgate Cross

Fun ridden treasure hunt, always a good time had by all…


28th April 2017 – Social evening

Hoping to have one of the Agisters come and give us a talk on Forest life. Venue etc to be confirmed


13th May 2017 – Show Jumping clinic on grass at Brenda’s Fields, Burgate,  with Anna Noble BHSAI Int.t UKCC Level 2. members £17.00 to book please contact Anna through her booking system on her website  

19th May  2017- a Talk by Head Agister Jonathan Gerrelli

Godshill Village Hall - Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start.  Members, friends and family welcome

£3 on the door. Refreshments will be available

The agisters are a skilled group of men with a good working knowledge of the Forest and its depastured animals. This should be an interesting and informative talk.  Please let Lucie know if you are coming so get an idea of numbers -


18th June 2017 – Strawberries and Cream Spider Ride

Good event for everyone, fingers crossed for Champagne with those strawberries J


23rd & 24th June 2017 -steve Halfpenny Clinic  Brenda’s Fields, Burgate Cross

Spectator places only left.

For many years, Steve Halfpenny, one of the world’s top horsemen has been holding horsemanship clinics in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, UK, Ireland and the USA. His clinics focus on lightness, softness and relaxation, and are regularly booked out months in advance.  “Steve has an amazing ability to see and clearly explain what both the rider and horse need in the present moment from the most basic of movements to the most subtle and slightest shifts of balance or touch of a rein, to get the best outcome possible for where the rider and horse are at the time.”

Contact Brenda to book your place

21/22/23rd July 2017 Fun Camp, Brenda’s Fields, Burgate Cross

Always a fantastic fun weekend, ponies, camping, BBQ, friends, wine… what more could you want? This year we are planning a Gymkhana! Let me or Brenda know if you want to come.


20th August 2017 – Dressage for beginners

Venue etc to be confirmed

8th September Social Evening

Skittles & ploughman’s supper at Godshill Village Hall.


15th October 2017 – Fun Le Trec – Tina’s Fields, Godshill.

More info later in year


19th October 2017 GVRC AGM

Get together, supper and stuff… venue etc TBC


4th or 5th November 2017 – Rockbourne Cross Country

Will give more details closer to time


9th December 2017 – Christmas Fancy Dress Spider Ride