This is the place to find out all about the club and what we do. Whether you are a total beginner, ride for fun, compete at all levels or just want to make a fantastic network of friends then the University of Plymouth Riding and Polo Club has something to offer for you; girls and boys alike!
We are dedicated to providing all students with the opportunity to go horse riding, and whether you are a highly skilled rider, focused on improving your current skills, or simply wish to try out something new and exhilarating, then this is the place to come.
Even better, you don’t even have to worry about owning your own horse!
We have competitive teams who train weekly and compete nationally, and unlimited lessons squads for those who have no intention of riding competitively!
We have lots of socials, including themed and non themed nights. We are having a variety of socials this year so everyone across the whole club both riding and polo can get to know each other.
We also have non-drinking socials, such as trips to Exeter Races, Christmas gymkhana, Beach rides and loads more!
We want to make sure we provide what YOU want - any and all ideas are welcome!
For those who would like to try out for teams, we have trials in the first few weeks of term (dates and information at bottom of this page). From this, we develop teams, who commit to weekly training at St Leonards. These teams then go onto compete in dressage and showjumping against other universities in the BUCS league. We also have a friendlies team which provides the opportunity in a friendly environment with your own team to have a go at competing!
For those who have never ridden, or just want to ride for fun, we have lessons squads. The squads are grouped on ability at our Lesson Taster day during the first few weeks of term (dates and information at bottom of this page). So if you didnt get on a team or even dont fancy the idea of competing just yet this could also be the option for you.
PLEASE NOTE - unfortunately, if you sign up to the club after we have held trials, you will not be able to ride for a team, although we will place you in an appropriate level squad!.
Upcoming important dates:
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - Sober Social: Bowling, Tenpin Plymouth Barbican at 7pm. Tickets are £7.45 per person which includes 2 games. Please purchase tickets from our UPSU site by Friday 28th February if you would like to join so that we can confirm numbers. Everyone is welcome- you don't need to be a member so invite your friends too!
Wednesday 4th March 2020 - Annual General Meeting (AGM), starting at 6pm, room to be confirmed soon. This event is compulsory so we would appreciate it if all current members could attend. Please see our Facebook event for important information regarding the agenda and on becoming a part of next years committee!
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - Club beach ride, Reen Manor Stables, Perranporth (we must arrive at the yard by 9.30am). Open to all abilities, limited availability so spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The ride will cost £55 per person for a 2 hour ride- tickets cost £10 from the UPSU site and then you will need to bring the rest of the money in cash on the day. Please note we will need to give the yard heights, weights, abilities, and contact numbers of each person.
Wednesday 6th May 2020 - End of Year awards dinner, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth (time and more details TBC). This is the clubs final get together of the academic year where we will be having a formal meal and awards giving evening. Plus ones are welcome. Tickets will cost £36 per person- purchasable from our UPSU site.
In the mean time check out our social media!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/universityofplymouthridingandpoloclub/
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