Training

SWDRC organise Clinics throughout the year. Prices vary depending on the trainer, type of instruction, venue, etc. Costs and information including booking details are emailed out to members once membership has been received.

CLINICS 2020
Sunday 19 January, Kate Rowland Dressage in Widdington
Sunday 23 February, Kate Rowland Dressage in Widdington
Sunday 15 March, Lisa Spence Cross Country in Arkesden
Sunday 28 June, Kate Rowland Dressage in Newport
Saturday 4 July, Lara Abraham Show Jumping in Gt Bardfield
Sunday 19 July, Kate Rowland Dressage in Newport
Saturday 25 July, Lara Abraham Show Jumping in Gt Bardfield
Saturday 8 August, Kate Rowland Dressage in Newport
Saturday 22 August, Lara Abraham Show Jumping in Gt Bardfield
Sunday 4 October, Elly Darling Dressage in Clavering

SWDRC Clinic Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy
Any participant cancelling/withdrawing before the closing date of entries will be entitled to a full refund of any fees paid. Unfortunately we are unable to refund any fees paid for cancellations/withdrawals after close of entries under any circumstances, other than a replacement being found, and any unpaid fees must still be paid. SWDRC reserve the right to prohibit anyone with any outstanding fees owed to the club from attending any further Clinics or participating in Team events. For further information please click: Cancellation policies

Instructors:

Kate Rowland had a formal start in show jumping which developed into her love for dressage. Key successes are: Pet Plan Novice Open Winner with 76%. 2014 Reserve National 5 yr old Champion at Hickstead.  2015 Reserve National 6yr old Champion and FEI international 6yr Champion. Kate says; “I enjoy teaching and enjoy helping nervous riders and horses. I get a lot of enjoyment watching my clients do well at shows to and help them achieve their goals.”

Lara Abraham: I have ridden since I was tiny, being born into a horsey family. As member of the Puckeridge pony club I opted to persue a dressage direction until my older sister started to compete at affiliated show jumping shows. Aged 12 I got 2 13.2 JA ponies where I competed at RIHS, Hickstead, National Championships, the infamous Millstreet & represented great Britain on 3 occasions, moving onto 14.2s I produced many ponies through to JA level competing @ RIHS & HOYS. I won the national under 18 championships @ Wembley on Juragold.

Home produced French mare La Clochette then  furthered my career competing all over Europe in international 1.60 Grand prix, RIHS, HOYS, Hickstead Queens Cup, speed Derby & winning numerous international trials.

I have always run a yard of horses with my mum Anna, where we specialised in producing young horses ‘Robin Hood being the most famous’ who went on to be number 1 in the world with Ben Maher.

I now have a private yard in Sible Hedingham where I still compete upto 1.40 level but mostly concentrate now on training & producing young horses, training livery for clients & training clients in dressage, showjumping & eventing of all levels.

Matt Cox is a dressage trainer, and currently competing at Grand Prix on his own self trained horse Aston. He has trained with Spencer Wilton, Andrew Gould, Carl Hester and Eileen O’Conner and ridden in lecture demonstrations for Carl.  He takes something positive and unique from each and every one of these trainers and combines this knowledge to perfect his own training and teaching techniques. He has completed his UKCC level 3 and is a British Dressage Accredited Coach.

John Adams started his training with Brian Young before going to Germany to work and ride. He later returned to the UK and produced a great many horses from Novice to Grade A. He now trains riders of all calibres. John is a wonderfully encouraging instructor, who coaxes the best out of horse and rider and gives great confidence to his pupils.

John Thelwall has spent a lifetime with horses including success as a rider in racing, show jumping and eventing. As a trainer John has been involved with elite riders and teams leading to successes including Burghley, Bramham, Windsor, Junior National Champion (Eventing), Junior Foxhunter and International Show Jumping.  John’s coaching is based on creating positive connection between horse and rider, both physically and mentally, to create harmony and balance. John will be instructing all disciplines.