High Fen Riding Club Affiliated to British Riding Clubs

About Us:

55 years of High Fen RC - 1963 - 2018

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The High Fen Riding club is based in the North Essex and South Suffolk area of the South-East of England. We aim to encourage riding both as a sport and for recreation, promoting fellowship amongst our members and working to improve the standard of our horsemanship. We organise instructional meetings, training clinics, lectures, socials and competitive events at all levels to include those just starting out right up to the very experienced, and we are affiliated to the British Horse Society through British Riding Clubs.

The club has thrived since it was founded in 1963 by Dietmar Ackermann at his home "High Fen" on the Essex/Suffolk border, and its 100+ members, ranging from 18 (minimum age) up to ...., enjoy their love of horse riding for fun and competition at local and even national level.

The club won the British Riding Clubs' Area 14 Chairman's trophy again in 2014, having held it for most of the last 10 years through its enthusiastic and talented members, hard working and dedicated committee, and the support of its trainers and volunteers willing to give their time to the club. Over the years, High Fen teams have competed successfully in all disciplines at the British Riding Clubs National Championships and were the Riding Clubs’ Team Dressage Champions in 2012.

In case we're starting to sound a bit high-powered, we want to emphasise that we are a friendly and inclusive club welcoming everyone who  wants to improve their horse riding and management skills, try out new disciplines... and, most of all, have fun enjoying horses!

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Latest News:

Dressage Results

Winter Intermediate Dressage Qualifiers at Easton & Otley on Sunday 2 December - we had a team of 3 as the prelim rider had to withdraw. The riders were Kim Petley, Debra Harrington and Kelly Greaves, and they were placed 4th.

Kelly Greaves also did the Individual  Medium which she WON.

Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved!



The British Riding Club National Championships took place at Lincoln show ground on 1st and 2nd September

We were very lucky with sunshine the whole weekend.

High Fen were represented in the Senior Prelim Dressage and the Novice Riding Test by Lucy Haycock. Many congratulations to Lucy for being placed on both her lovely horses. She rode Rearcross Quality Time in Prelim 13 and was placed second, and  also Silver Viking in the Novice Riding Test (this is equivalent to a Novice dressage test but judged on the rider more than on the horse) who was placed ninth, so rosettes for both horses.

Lucy has had a busy season competing in High Fen teams. She was also part of the team that were 2nd at the RC National Horse Trials and was also a member of our team competing at Blenheim on Thursday 13th September

Good luck and we all hope you have a successful day.


If anyone has won a class please email essex.rider@talktalk.net to say you have no objection to them publishing photographs with full details of their win. In the case of under 13s consent must be given by a parent or guardian.


Please note that our bank will now only accept cheques made out to ’High Fen Riding Club’  written in full. Thanks.


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BIG congratulations for the 2017 Lincoln Championships!

Our new saddle pads sponsored by Carriagehouse looked amazing amongst all the riders at Lincoln Showground!

Hazel Maclennan and Pik Carbonado won the Individual Novice 27 and was 4th overall out of 12 arenas.

The Intermediate SJ Team of Louise Clover, Emily Clover, Mel Howard and Zara Thain came 8th so everyone came home with rosettes!

More news and pictures on the Teams page.


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