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Events Schedule - Summer 2017

Show Jumping League (on grass)

Wednesdays 28 June and 5, 19 & 26 July @ 6pm - join us for a four-week show jumping league on grass. Classes will be:

The second round of each class will be ridden against the clock. To be eligible for league prizes, you must attend at least three of the dates, including the final. There will also be a BBQ on the final evening, everyone welcome!
£10 per class or two classes for £16.

Lessans Derby Days!

Sundays 30 July, 6 & 13 August @ 12 noon - it's Derby day again at Lessans, with an extensive testing course on grass including show jumps, cross-country solid and portable obstacles and possibly even water, banks and ditches! Classes will be:
Novice (70cm)
Open (80-90cm)

£15 per class, particularly good as an intro to cross-country for young or green horses. Everyone very welcome!

'Big Kids' (Adult) Summer Camp!

18, 19, 20 August - join us for our annual adult (or, as we like to call ourselves, 'big kids') camp! Participants will receive two lessons per day in flatwork, showjumping or cross-country with our experienced instructors, plus a practical lecture or demonstration each day. The course will include an evening dinner party, and our on-site Nosebag Cafe will be open for additional refreshments.
£120 per person; open to all abilities, age 18+ and MUST be booked in advance by phone or facebook message.

Lessans Summer Show

Sunday 27 August from 9.30am - come and enjoy the Lessans Summer Show, with multiple arenas... Fun for all the family!

Ring 1 - Show Jumping
Clear-round cross-poles (max. one hour only)

Ring 2 - Working Hunter
Starter Stakes (max. 50cm)
Novice (max. 70cm)
Open (max. 90cm)
Novice (max. 70cm)
Open (max. 90cm)
(Special prize for highest-placed racehorse in each WH horse class)

Ring 3 - Ridden Showing
Lead Rein
First Ridden
Family Pony
Fancy Dress
M&M Under 14hh
M&M Over 14hh
Coloured (horse or pony; classes will be split if enough entries)
Veteran (horse or pony aged 16+)
Cobs (show & traditional; classes will be split if enough entries)
Riding Horse
Ridden Hunter (all weights; classes will be split if enough entries)
Ridden Draught

Ring 4 - In-Hand Showing
Young Handler (handlers to be 12 years and under)

Ring 5 - Racehorse To Riding Horse
'Champagne' Challenge (open to all show competitors)
RH2RH Championship

Ring 6 - Handy Pony Obstacle Course

Showing and show jumping: £8 per class; Working Hunter £10 per class. Entries on the field - don't miss it!

Hunter Trials League

Sundays 3, 17 & 24 September @ 12 noon - ever wanted to experience the excitement of Hunter Trials? Well, now you can! This three-week league will take place around our extensive cross-country course, and all classes will include a timed section. Classes will be:

Novice (60-80cm)
Open (max. 95cm)
Pairs (max. 80cm)
£20 per class (pairs pay £10 per rider).

Entries on the field; prizes on offer for league winners. Combinations must attend two of the three dates (the final and one other) to be eligible for league placings.

Hunt Hacks

Sundays 1 & 8 October @ 1pm - our thrilling and ever-popular Hunt Hacks are back again! Choose between either a slower or faster-paced ride including roads, lanes, fields and sections of our cross-country course; the Nosebag Cafe will be open for refreshments and chat afterwards.
£15 per person - MUST be booked in advance!

Ernest Dillon Showjumping Clinic

21-22 October - Ernest Dillon FBHS will be visiting Lessans in October to teach a two-day showjumping clinic open to a variety of levels. If anyone is interested in a private or group lesson, please contact Lynne Tennis via facebook ASAP. Spaces will be limited so book now to avoid disappointment!
Ernest focuses on getting the basics correct and has a solid old-style teaching process. He works hard to improve both horse and rider. For more info visit:

For more information on all these events, contact Philippa Auret at Lessans Riding Stables on 028 9751 0141 or 07808923894. And don't forget to follow us on facebook for our most up-to-date news!