Clinics are being held throughout the Summer for Polework, Show Jumping and other activities  These are proving successful and help train horses and their riders for competitions.

Congratulations to the West Wales Team consisting of Catrin Owen-Weatherall, Natalie Fisher, Maggie Julien and Rachael Birch for coming first in the Senior Prelim Dressage Class at the National Dressage Qualifier at Carmarthen Show Ground on the 25th May 2024.  They have qualified to go on to the Championships at Lincoln at the end of August,   

Congratulations to Shelley Bradley Higham came first in the Novice 30 section in the Senior Open Dressage Class.


Huge congratulations to Rachael Birch and Sweet William for not only winning their Arena Eventing final at the 2023 Pembrokeshire County Show but also taking the Championship!

Great to see this exciting competition taking place at the show and many people qualifying at different venues and taking part in the Final!


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"William and I won the 56-60 Arena Champs at  the County Show last week.  We qualified at Ynysymond in January 2023.  It was the first time the Show ran this event and there were various Qualifiers over the winter series and springtime.  We won a sash, rug, £200 cash and a camping trip.  William is a 12 year old Heinz57 cob (ha ha).  I have owned him for nearly 3 years.  When I bought him he was a woolly, green pony, but we formed a great partnership which allows us to have lots of fun."

If you would like your news shared please get in touch with us.

June 2023

Cross Country Training

On 8th and 15th June members of West Wales Riding Club put on their brave pants and took part in two clinics at Coxlake cross country course.  With guidance and great instruction from Shelley they worked around the wide selection of fences, ditches and combinations.  Everyone came away looking a bit pink in the face but happy with lots of positive feedback.

Pip -'I'm so happy! Shelley got me and Holly safely over our roll top nemesis!'

Katie - 'My session was great, really good for my confidence as we did a little bit more than I had done before with encouragement from Shelley but no pressure.  Looking forward to the next one!'

Caroline - 'We had a lovely time on the clinic, ironed out a couple of issues.  Essie found it great fun!'

Due to popular demand there will be more dates coming up in June, July and August.  check out the events page and our facebook page for more information.

27 May 2023

Pole/SJ clinic

Feedback from one of our Club/Committee Members, Elinor:

On 21st May we held our third pole and show jumping clinic with Helen Evans at Moor farm.  Another successful event with 5 groups varying from poles on the floor to 85cm.  It was great to see some regulars returning and real progress being made.  We were also pleased to welcome some some new faces giving the clinic a go!  Everyone went home smiling, even if a bit pink in the cheeks!  It was a beautiful day but everyone was kept well hydrated! 

A big thank you to Helen for the tips, advice and the confidence in us all!  Thank you to all the helpers on the day and those supported the clinic!




2 April 2023

Helen Evans Pole/SJ clinic

WWRC held another successful Pole/SJ clinic on Sunday, thank you to Helen Evans for teaching so many groups of riders!

Feedback from the clinic was positive. Lots of tired horses and riders by the end of the day. Plenty of advice given, to take home and practice before the next event! 

Never miss an opportunity - Follow the events page to find out whats happening next! 




1 April 2023

BRC SEIB Insurance Brokers Novice Winter Championships

Lucy Jowett along with her support crew (Mum, Sheena Jowett and her Aunties, Linda and Joy) travelled to Grantham to compete in the Dressage BRC Championships.

Having qualifed the 2 horses, it was a full on day. But it was 100% worth it.

Competing against individuals from all over the UK, Lucy came home with brilliant results coming 1st, 5th, 13th and 15th, showing that Pembrokeshire has a lot to offer! 

Lucy would like to thank everyone who supports her from home, who travels with her to the events and for work for organising her shifts to get the time off!



26 March 2023

Talk with Cethin Ravenhill

On the 19 April 2023, we will be holding a Talk entitled 'Care of a Senior Horse' with Cethin Ravenhill - Vet. 
Food will be available afterwards.

More information now under "Events", it is going to be popular so hurry and book those tickets!




15 March 2023

Event Updates

Since the Pole Clinic with Helen Evans in January. We have had Amy Toughs Arena Eventing Clinic and Mike Butchers Pole Clinic. All have been well supported. 

We are always open to suggestions, as to what the club members wish to see in our event calendar. With the days getting longer and warmer, we will have plenty more options. 

To keep your mind and your horses minds occupied, don't forget we have our regular lessons taught by Shelley Bradyley - Higham. More information about these lessons can be found on the 'Training' tab of the website! 




29 January 2023

WWRC Success

What a fantastic weekend for WWRC. 

Another day down, and what a brilliant way to end the weekend. Although cold, the weather was kind to us, and stayed dry for this time of year. 

A huge thank you to Helen Evans for providing a day out of her busy schedule to help and teach members of the WWRC at the pole clinic today. We have had some lovely feedback and everyone I have spoken to, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

A huge thank you to everyone who helped and supported. We could not put on these events without each and everyone of you. 

Next Event - Arena Eventing with Amy Tough. 9th Feb 2023. 




24 December 2022

James Herbert (Bert) Llewellin

We are saddened to hear that Bert died peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Sunday 11th December 2022, aged 89.

Bert was an important part of the Equestrian society, known to many through the West Wales Riding Club. He helped for many years with the Pembrokeshire Hunt Pony Club, hosting rallies, competitions and camps at Great Rudbaxton Farm. 

The funeral service will take place on Thursday 29th December at 1:30pm at St Michael's Church, Rudbaxton. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Wales Air Ambulance. 


23rd November 2022

Pole and Show Jumping Clinic

WWRC welcomed Mike Butcher to Moor Farm on the 13th November to hold the first Pole and Show Jumping Clinic this year. 

It was well supported and throughly enjoyed with many wanting to hold another Clinic soon. 

Suggestions for another Clinic or Event will be taken via the contact page - You ask and we can try to provide (within reason!) 

Thank you to everyone who took part and helped organise the Clinic. 

8th November 2022

Good News!

One of our members Katie Mathias competed in a British Riding Club League this year.

Katie accumulated points across BE90 competitions throughout the season. 

Never in doubt - Katie on Lordor Carl Won the BE90 section!!

Katie also competed in the BE Novice section with Penty Parc Stormy, coming in, in 8th place! 

Many Congratulations! Fantastic to report our club members are out representating West Wales!  




18 October 2022

Poll Results

The results are in:

The preferred time of day for training:

1) The Morning

2) The Evening

3) The Afternoon

This information will be relayed and we will do our best to see what training we can organise. Any suggestions please get in touch! 

Side Note - Entries for Dressage close soon! Please make every effort to attend if you can! 

02 September 2022

Save the Date!

18th September - Show Jumping
23rd October - Dressage
13th November - Show Jumping
11th December

29th January
12th February
12th March
2nd April

Dates have been booked, but not set in stone to what we hold them for! Opinions matter, so please get in touch with what you would like!

03 August 2022

Vote Time


We are in the process of organising Training Sessions for WWRC. 

Please could we have your input into what time of day would be preferred! It would be lovely to get together at some point! The poll is accessed via the link below. 

Thanks in advance!! 

19 June 2022

Summer Show Jumping Qualifier

Another weekend, another Qualifier. 

Representing West Wales, Rachael and her horse William set off to join the Gower Riding Club at Parkmill.

Entered individually into the Novice 70cm, Rachael rode like a champion and took 5th place! Fantastic! 

Rachael is looking forward to competing again next year, with hopefully a team with her! 

21 May 2022

Summer Dressage Qualifier

Rachael waved the flag for West Wales today, competing at the National Dressage Qualifiers in Carmarthen.

For the first time competing at this level, Rachael and William worked together producing a lovely test in the Prelim 13 , and coming a very respectable 7th.

A huge Congratulations. 

15 May 2022


The sun was shining and the day was full of smiles and laughter. Another Riding Club Dressage competition completed at Moor Farm Equestrian Centre.

Thank you to the judges, helpers and Catherine for being there through the day.

Well done to all for remembering the dressage tests! 

Full results have now been published.

23 April 2022

Weekend with the Horses

Welcomed on Saturday by a few of our members was Olympic Event Rider Jonty Evans. A full day of Cross Country Training organised by Jill Ridge - our members were put through their paces.

Rachael says 'It was a great experience. He taught us all about finding and riding your lines. I found by putting this into practise my canter was more contained and forward - William (my horse) was definitely more confident going into the jumps!' 

18 April 2022

BRC Cross Country Training

Bank Holiday Monday saw Lucy Jowett attend Cross Country Training with Loretta Joynson. Open to all members of West Wales and organised by Area 21 Rep Emma Brooke. 

Lucy says ' I had a fantastic day and the weather stayed dry for once! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants cross country experience - horse and rider!' 

Look out for more training days to come! 

1 April 2022

Welcome to New Committee Members

We are very pleased to welcome three new members to the committee following the recent AGM. You can read more about them shortly!

1 April 2022

New Website Launch

On 1 April, our new website goes live! Please have a look around and share with your friends.