Well what a year we have had, it has been a fun, positive and wonderful time for all our riders and horses, with them all exceeding their expectations and the standard of riding has just got better and better with everyone improving on their scores through the year.  It has been wonderful to see all the partnerships getting stronger and developing.  

The adult camps have been really well attended and everyone has had a brilliant time and found the two days a really good learning experience. Through the year we have had pilates, dressage, showjumping and coaching sessions both on and off the horse in all areas or riding.  Lunging demos, dressage demos, small group lessons and video feedback-

We want to encourage all adults, regardless of their experience with horses, to join us on our new rider days or attending the adult camps to really improve your skills and knowledge. 

We have monthly dressage competiitons for all our riders to have a go, we offer you lots of support to guide you through the experience and welcome all new compeititors.

Monday competitions start from 9.30am

Thursday competitions start at 10.30 

Sundays are from 1.30

For show dates for 2018 please go to SHOWS  We have the tests on reception at 60p a test 

Enter online

Dates for your diary 

Adult camp  come for one or two days times approx 8.30/9am - 2.30/3pm 

12th 13th June

11th 12th September 

6th 7th November

Adult camp      Arrive between 8.30am and 9am finish at 2.30/3pm  Own horse      2 days £90       1 day  £50   Stabling £10 


                                                                                                   Witham Horse 2days  £105     1 day £55    

Adult Days come for the day times approx 8.30/9am - 2.30/3pm ride twice learn more about horse care, gain in confidence and start your equestrain journey 

11th October 

 Adult day  9ish - 2.30ish (around school times)  £45





We offer a fun and original party package for all ages! We can cater for up to 8 participants who do not need to have ridden before, the group ride for 1/2 hr or 3/4 of an hour and then our cafe can provide hot or cold meals and drinks, plus birthday cake. The gallery room is decorated for you and the room is yours for the 2 hour duration. Please contact us for further details.

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 Download Birthdays Menu pdf

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  Rider Registration Form pdf

2018 School Holiday Activities

Event Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 09:30

Times and Prices for 2018

Pony club members £3 discount on all pony club events inc junior days and pony club days 

Junior Day           9.00am - 3.30pm £39          For any young person who would like to "have a go" or OUR riders in the 1/2 hr or 3/4 hr lessons.

Pony Club Day     9.00am - 3.30pm £39          For all riders in the hour lessons 

Junior camps       2 days 9am - 3.30 £72         3 days 9am - 3.30 £110       For any young person who would like a go"or OUR riders in the 1/2 hour or 3/4 hour lessons

Pony club camps  2 days 9am - 3.30 £75        3 days 9am - 3.30  £115      4 days 8am - 5pm £155         5 days 8am - 5pm £195     For all riders in the hour lessons

Pony Club care and test day 9 - 3.30 £25 + badge cost

Show jump day 9 - 3.30pm £39

XC day 9 am - 3.30pm £39

One day event     Tests start at 9.45  £45 be on yard to prepare own horse etc 

Best turn out  10am - 3pm £20

Pony pamper 10am - 3pm £20

Gymkhana and fun days 10am - 3pm £25

Clear Round Showjumping on Witham Villa horses £10 per round. Own horse £6 Booking essential.  

Sunday showjumping starts 1.30pm     Weekdays 10am you need to allow yourself enough time to get horse ready 

Adult camp      Arrive between 8.30am and 9am finish at 2.30/3pm  Own horse      2 days £90       1 day  £50   Stabling £10 

                                                                                                   Witham Horse 2days  £105     1 day £55     

Adult day  9ish - 2.30ish (around school times)  £45



The cafe is open on all events days serving hot and cold meals/snacks for the riders and supporters - there is a choice of food to suit everyone inc vegetarian 


18th  Witham Villa Championship Show classess are intro C, Prelim 17A, Novice 23 Entires via equo 


24th Fun day drop the kids off while you finish off those last minute jobs.  We will entertain them with lots of fun activities inc games and challenges 

27th Pony camp  - Essential for all riders who want to improve their pony care knowledge, practical and riding twice during the day 

28th  Junior Day   the children ride twice in 2 x 40 minute lessons, learn some basic pony care, have lots of fun and gain in confidence around the ponies. 


2nd   NEW Holiday dressage league for all of our riders who would like to have a go at riding a dressage test,  we are running an annual league where you will gain points for both riding and turnout, which will culminate in prizes at the end of the year.  3 age groups 9  years and under, 10 - 12 years and 13 years + 9am - 4pm £39 

Tests will be intro A and prelim 12

This will be a day that all riders will be assisted in both preparing their ponies and riding the test.  During the morning there will be practice sessions and in the afternoon the competiton will be held 

The league is for all our riders to come and have a go with no pressure or expectations just to learn a new skill, enjoy measuring your results over the year and have lots of fun. 

3rd    BD youth day - with Veirty Saul coaching session in the morning + theory of test riding, horse & rider preparation.  TBC

4th  Clear round showjumping - 3 classes 60cm 70cm and 80+ all assisted if required 10am start come earlier to get your horse ready


 Please speak to reception regarding events during the xmas holidays 



British Horse Society Stage 2 Stable Management Course

Event Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 18:30 to Monday, May 28, 2018 - 21:00

A 15 week course covering the stage 2 Syllabus theory and practical 

The BHS Stage Two is suitable for those aged 16 years and over. To enter the exam you will need to have passed your BHS Stage One and BHS Riding and Road Safety Test (if taking the Riding section).

The Horse Knowledge and Care section builds on the knowledge acquired at Stage One as well as including skills and knowledge required for the work environment. This includes: plaiting, trimming, clipping, wound care, worming, grassland management, fittening and lungeing.  The riding is split into two sections; flat and jumping (2’6ft/76cm).

Why should you do the BHS Stage Two?

If you are considering buying a horse, or already own a horse, the care section of this qualification will provide you with vital information to keep your horse healthy.  It is also the second step onto the professional ladder of qualifications.  Many employers will look for this qualification for entry level staff.

What will a person with their BHS Stage Two be able to do in a professional environment?

A person who holds their BHS Stage Two will be able to work under regular but not constant supervision, they will be able to care for stabled and grass-kept horses during all seasons of the year. They will be able to ride an experienced horse or pony in the open as well as in a manège or indoor school.  They will be able to lunge and ride a horse for exercise.

Course Details 

6.30pm - 8.30pm Monday nights

Starting Monday 5th February 2018

Trainer Louise Mellor 


For further details please email or call the yard 01455 282694

BHS Assessment level 2 training

Event Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 18:30 to Monday, May 21, 2018 - 20:30

A course covering the complete stable management care and theory for the stage 2 assessment 

An ideal course for all those wanting to learn more about the practical side of horse care for either interest or the next step or their equestrain career path

Great training with 100% pass rate in the care sections of the exam

Riding training can be done at a separate time please call for details

To book go to following the instructions below

Sign in to

• Enter your rider details

• Enter horse details as follows

Name Witham Villa Breed Akhal-Teke (1st on drop down list)

Colour Dark Bay (1st on drop down list)

Height 14

DofB 01/01/2000

Gender Gelding

Owner V Saul

Stable name Witham

• Press save To enter events

• Use search and put in venue Witham Villa

• Find event you would like to enter

• Press “enter this event “ button

• Select the rider

• Select the Witham Villa Horse

• Select event

• Note your choice of horse or pony in the entrant’s notes

• You can now enter another event or check out

**Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us**


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