Who Participates: Girls and boys, prep school to sixth form
Term(s) Offered: All year round – holidays and weekends.
What’s offered: Regular team competitions locally and some a bit further afield, some are qualifiers for those looking to go to a range of National and County level championships, some are friendlies for fun and learning experience. Levels range from grassroots to top level riding in dressage, show jumping and eventing so something for everyone whether experienced or just starting out.
Facilities: Please note that Westonbirt itself does not have stabling or provide riding tuition. Riders should have their own horses/ponies and train at home with their own trainers/pony clubs. Team training will be held at local equestrian centres. Our Equestrian Team run the school’s Equestrian Club and manage competition entries which are at a vast and varied selection of equestrian centres nationwide.
Achievements: Every year since starting out, teams and individuals have qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Championships at all levels in showjumping and dressage and most years for the County Championships representing Gloucestershire.
History at Westonbirt: Starting in 2010 with just a handful of riders, Westonbirt has always had the reputation of “Small But Mighty” competing successfully against much bigger schools. With the growth of the School, the School team has also grown with both boys and girls in the membership and are continuing their string of successes. Due to their regular success, Westonbirt has been lucky enough to secure sponsorship since inception, and are currently proud to have Stroud Farm Services, providers of country clothing and animal feeds as sponsor.