The UCL Horse Riding Club has 2 competitive BUCS teams in the Championship and Trophy leagues.
Each team has 5 members (including 1 rotating reserve) and participates in 4 competitions per academic year (generally 2 per term). Competitions take place on Wednesdays over the full day. Team members are selected at team trials (see below).
Each competition is made up of two parts: in each case, team members ride horses they do not know drawn at random. After a short 5-10 minute warm-up, they perform a dressage test which can include figures such as serpentines and canter loops, and secondly, they complete a show jumping course on a different horse, once again drawn at random. Heights can vary from 80cm (Trophy League) to 90cm-1m (Championship League).
Additionally, team members take dressage and show jumping lessons at Lee Valley Riding Centre (Wednesday afternoons) and Trent Park Equestrian Centre (occasionally). A lesson timetable will be determined before the beginning of the academic year.
Team Membership is £150 per person per academic year and includes all competitions and lessons - there are no additional costs apart from your own transport to and from lessons.
Being a part of a Horse Riding team does not demand a lot of devotion compared to other sports clubs, however, we do ask that you commit fully if you do become part of a team. For example, we do require team members to help lead during the Give-It-A-Go sessions.
We are more than happy to announce our teams for the 2021/2022 academic year
Reserve: Anna Heller-Szabo