COVID - 19 UPDATE
Provisionally we will be able to re open for lessons on the 29th
March 2021 following the latest Government announcement.
We would firstly like to thank each and everyone of you for helping us get through this very strange time. Since opening the site in 1972 we have never experienced a year like this. The kind donations have been greatly appreciated and have enabled us to keep the ponies cared for during this difficult time. So we thank you again for your generosity.
Secondly - Please bare with us in terms of booking lessons. The office is manned on a Wednesday and Saturday morning, if there is no answer when phoning please leave a message including your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Also please note there is a pay upon booking policy - this means your lesson slot is allocated on payment. As with our cancelation policy if you do need to change/cancel your booking please let us know at least 48 hours prior to your lesson.
We look forward to seeing you all very soon.
All the best.
The Wyvenhoe Team
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Wyvenhoe Equestrian Club was established in 1972. For almost 50 years the club has been dedicated to its customers and ponies alike, striving to provide great service to clients and quality of like to its inhabitants.
Over the years the club has seen many changed and naturally seen clients and horses come and go. But 2020 proved to be its most challenging year to date. Earlier last year the club closed its doors as the first lockdown took place. These were uncertain times but through determination the Wyvnehoe team managed to maintain the site and quality of life of its ponies whilst under immense financial pressure. In November 2020 the second lockdown hit. This proved more challenging as seasonal changes makes working with horses even more difficult.
The first lockdown took place at a time of year when the weather was pretty fantastic, which meant the pasture at the site was at its best. Now that winter is here the ponies more than ever will be relying upon other forms of feed and of course spending more time in their stables.
So we find ourselves yet again in a difficult situation, where are costs outweigh the clubs income, and for us the welfare of our horses is the most important thing. For this reason we are hoping to raise funds which will go towards horse feed, bedding and medicine.
We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone, but if you are able to make any donation, we all would be incredibly grateful.
Thank you from The Wyvenhoe Team.
Posting regularly on Facebook: @wyvenhoeEC, you will find lots of updates about the ponies, their fact files, exciting things happening up the yard & more! We aim to produce seasonal newsletters to keep you up to date with our changes, and provide an insider view to the yard.
Open 7 days a week from 9-5, why not give us a call to arrange your first lesson or assessment? 01372454339.