LATEST NEWS
26th January 2024We offer a great range of sponsorship opportunities at our events, affiliated and unaffiliated. We are extremely grateful to our existing loyal sponsors and welcome additional local and national businesses […] [...] Read more...
24th January 2024It’s taken several days to digest the wonderful news, during which I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the many heartfelt messages from many people who have played an important […] [...] Read more...
9th January 2024Whether you are looking for intensive training, some relaxed fun filled horse days to make new friends or enjoy your own holiday, our camps are perfect with our excellent facilities […] [...] Read more...
8th January 2024The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) Saddle Club 2024 Eventing Season Dates have been confirmed. Please add them to your diary. We are excited for the season ahead and have already […] [...] Read more...
5th January 2024We are busy preparing for our eventing season and would like to invite trade stands to join us. The dates are: Saturday, 20 April 2024 – British Eventing – Bovington […] [...] Read more...
30th December 2023DORSET HORSE RIDING INSTRUCTOR AWARDED THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (BEM) FOR OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE Stephanie Buchanan, yard manager and head riding coach at the RAC Saddle Club […] [...] Read more...
27th December 2023Well done for passing your Troop Leaders Basic Equitation Spurs Course. Ct George – Blues and Royals 2Lt Evan – Royal Dragoon Guards 2Lt Oliver – Life Guards 2Lt Samuel […] [...] Read more...
27th December 2023What a fantastic Autumn Term we have had with the children taking part in the BHS Changing Lives Through Horses Programme. The change in the children from Award 1 to […] [...] Read more...
27th December 2023Every week pupils from a local school come to RAC Saddle Club, Bovington to ride the ponies helped by amazing volunteers from the RDA. It is the highlight of their […] [...] Read more...
23rd November 2023What a great experience Sgt Colloby, Cpl Cross and LCpl Taylor had during the Intelligence Corps Equestrian Association 3 Day Camp back in September. The camp was organised as a […] [...] Read more...
8th November 2023We are getting a lot of enquiries lately about a change of rules on body protectors. The main bodies – British Eventing, British Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs have all […] [...] Read more...
3rd July 2023Two local charities raised over £10,000 (£10,314) when they joined forces to raise money to support the wellbeing of young people in Dorset on Saturday in Swanage. Over 300 watched […] [...] Read more...
27th June 2023The RAC Saddle Club, a riding and BHS centre in Bovington, Dorset, was honoured to be picked to host a Lead-Up Youth Leadership Programme last week with BHS President Martin […] [...] Read more...
27th June 2023We are excited to be hosting the Area 14 Show Jumping Qualifiers on Sunday 6 August 2023 for the Grassroots Regional Show Jumping Championships 2023. Class 1 PC80cm Class 2 […] [...] Read more...
26th June 2023Four riders from Bovington’s RAC Saddle Club all placed at a British Eventing one day event in West Wilts on May 10 & 11. All of them are coached by […] [...] Read more...
7th June 2023It was lovely to welcome military riders to our ODE on Sunday 28 May 2023. “Thank you Lt. Col T Warburton and team for bolting on military sections onto this […] [...] Read more...
13th March 2023  UNAFFILIATED ONE DAY EVENT – SUNDAY 28 MAY 2023 Horse Events Unaffiliated Eventing Championships 2023 Qualifier  Championship held on the 23rd and 24th September at Dauntsey Park Horse Trials […] [...] Read more...
13th March 2023CLICK HERE for full schedule and to enter. A lack of undulating terrain makes Bovington’s course a good one to start the season for those worried about fitness. Both William […] [...] Read more...
9th March 2023On Tuesday, 7 March 2023, ITV Meridian joined us for one of our weekly BHS Changing Lives Through Horses sessions (CLTH). ITV contacted the BHS and us as they wanted […] [...] Read more...
7th February 2023From zero to hero Six troop leaders learn to ride in just 3 months… with only one lesson a week The RAC Saddle Club has a long history of teaching […] [...] Read more...
31st January 2023Put your glad rags on and join us for a fashion show like no other, in aid of two local charities, #Willdoes and RAC Saddle Club on Saturday 20 May […] [...] Read more...
17th January 2023Whether you are looking for intensive training, some relaxed fun filled horse days to make new friends or enjoy your own private group holiday, our camps are perfect with our […] [...] Read more...
4th January 2023We have sponsorship opportunities for local businesses at our Events & Competitions, on our website and on social media.   The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) Saddle Club is an outstanding […] [...] Read more...
13th December 2022Below are our dates for our Summer Camps 2023: Friday, 16 June 2023 to Sunday, 18 June 2023 Adult Camp (arrive from 4pm Friday) Click Here for more information. Friday, […] [...] Read more...
24th November 2022Thousands of pounds was raised last Saturday, 19 November, for local charities, including #WillDoes, at the popular ‘Strictly-style’ fundraiser event, Business Comes Dancing, organised by Pavilion Dance South West. Eight […] [...] Read more...
9th November 2022Steph has won a prestigious award and is shortlisted for another nationwide coaching accolade for her work supporting young people. Stephanie Buchanan, manager and chief coach at the RAC Saddle […] [...] Read more...
3rd November 2022WITH INTERNATIONAL EVENT RIDERS JO RIMMER & JOE ROOME  SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2022  SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER 2022  SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2023  SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2023  £60 FOR TWO HOUR LESSON […] [...] Read more...
28th October 2022Congratulations to Stephanie Buchanan (Yard Manager & Senior Coach) for being nominated and is one of the finalists announced for the Change a Life Award (Supported by Sport England) Supported […] [...] Read more...
25th September 2022With less than 4 weeks to go to our British Eventing Horse trials the the going is brilliant and we will soon be out there with harrows rollers and toppers. […] [...] Read more...
25th September 2022OCTOBER EVENTS Sat 15 Oct 2022 – British Eventing (BE100 to Novice inc GOBE) Sun 16 Oct 2022 – British Eventing (BE80 to BE90 inc GOBE) GO BE – No […] [...] Read more...
9th September 2022Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the British nation’s continuity and unity for over 70 years. She was the mother of our nation and has guided us through the last […] [...] Read more...
30th August 2022Please note that our British Eventing dates are now: Saturday 15 October 2022 Sunday 16 October 2022 Entries open on 5 September 2022. https://www.britisheventing.com/…/fix…/BOVINGTON-%282%29 CLASSES: BE90Ou18 GO BE80 GO BE90 […] [...] Read more...
30th August 2022What an incredible summer we have had at the RAC Saddle Club.  Seven fun camps teaching riders of all levels: from the minis to the serious eventing combinations and recreational […] [...] Read more...
6th August 2022What a fantastic weekend our riders had at our first of our camps this Summer. So many goals and milestones achieved! Confidence boosted and great memories and friendships made!! For […] [...] Read more...
21st July 2022PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ON ANY NEW RIDERS (ADULTS OR CHILDREN) AS WE ARE FULL AND WE ARE NOT OFFERING INDIVIDUAL LESSONS.  CLICK HERE if you would […] [...] Read more...
21st June 2022On 14th June we welcomed four riders from the Intelligence Corps Equestrian Association for a three day summer camp. They are a mix of regular and reservist officers and soldiers. […] [...] Read more...
7th June 2022Our camps are filling up but we do have some spaces – details and dates are listed below. If you require anymore information please email office@racsaddleclub.co.uk Adult Camp – NOW […] [...] Read more...
25th May 2022Congratulations to our junior members who completed their Shetland Striders Pony Stars Awards on Saturday, 21 May 2022. The children have been busy building bug houses, learning lots about our […] [...] Read more...
25th May 2022Congratulations to the students from Wey Valley Academy in Weymouth, who yesterday completed the first stage of their journey towards their British Horse Society Changing Lives Through Horses (CLTH) Programme.  […] [...] Read more...
11th May 2022Combined challenge is a test of the ability and timing of a horse and rider to negotiate a show jumping course on our all-weather rubber surface in the arena directly […] [...] Read more...
11th May 2022So proud of Laura and Maddy competing today at the Voltaire Design Grassroots Championships at Badminton Horse Trials on Wednesday 4th May 2022. Laura & Coco finished 25th out of […] [...] Read more...
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8th April 2022UNAFFILIATED ONE DAY EVENT INCORPORATING PC AREA 14 EVENTER LEAGUE 2022 ALSO INCLUDES WESSEX CONNEMARA PERFORMANCE DAY AND SARACEN CONNEMARA EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP’S QUALIFER SUNDAY 1ST MAY 2022 ONE DAY EVENT […] [...] Read more...
8th April 2022Due to having to cancel the BE we have decided to add an extra arena eventing competition, clinics and course hire from Friday 15 April. We are so excited to […] [...] Read more...
8th April 2022Last week we had the great pleasure of receiving the new show jumps that our kind sponsors: Abby Bunyard Farriers Bloomfield Care British Horse Society GWR Hole & Sons Ridge […] [...] Read more...
6th April 2022We have a great opportunity for an apprentice to join our fun and friendly team at RAC Saddle Club (RACSC).  RACSC is a British Horse Society (BHS) approved training, riding, […] [...] Read more...
30th March 2022It is with regret that we have made the hard decision to cancel our first horse trials of the year. Despite some good weather over the last week, the previous […] [...] Read more...
16th March 2022The RAC Saddle Club raised £731 in aid of Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation and #Willdoes on Sunday March 13. Over 40 competitors gathered to compete in a charity dressage […] [...] Read more...