Equestrian (Sports Union)
We are a friendly club who pride ourselves on catering for all riding abilities as well as having a very active social side.
We are a friendly club who pride ourselves on catering for all riding abilities as well as having a very active social side. Whether you’ve never sat on a horse before, or have years of experience, there’s a place in our club for you! All transport is provided by us to our club activities.
Weekly lessons are held for club members every Tuesday evening at Crieff Hydro Riding Centre. Each hour-long lesson costs £25 and this includes free transport to and from campus. They operate on a sign-up basis, so you can come as often or as little as you like, though be sure to sign up quickly each week if you want to go as spaces are limited! Our lessons are split up by ability level, so you can work at a level that you feel comfortable with and can move up at your own pace. Liz, our coach, tailors her teaching to the individual. Riding hats can be easily provided at the yard.
We have two teams successfully competing in BUCS leagues. Competitions involve both dressage and showjumping, using borrowed horses, and take place on various Wednesdays throughout the year. Being on a team requires a greater level of commitment to the club than just attending open lessons, but it’s a great way to develop your riding ability and have a lot of fun!
We work closely with The Brae Riding for the Disabled in Dundee, and there is the opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon volunteering there from Tuesdays to Saturdays. The Brae has a variety of jobs to be completed, so there is always something to do whether horsey or non-horsey! They offer training for leading horses, side-helping in lessons, basic tacking up and other horse care. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to get more hands-on experience with horses.
We are a very sociable club, hosting movie nights, pub crawls, and even a free-of-charge Christmas mounted games and in-house competition each year. We also have a weekly social at our sponsor pub with free food, allowing everyone to catch up in a non-horsey environment!