Wednesday October 24, 2018
Working rallies
Working rallies are open to all members, and are an essential basis for all training and development. Riders are grouped by ability/age as appropriate, and the lesson will usually have a focus on flatwork and/or incorporate show jumping.
Generally speaking, Chief Instructor Sarah Hance will teach at these rallies. This gives Sarah the chance to get to know all our members well: this is especially important when it comes to residential Summer Camp, where Sarah oversees ALL aspects of riding during the week for both Seniors, Juniors and Minis, and places riders into appropriate groups.  In the Cotswold Vale, team managers for dressage / SJ / eventing / games will also arrange rallies that focus on their particular sport, giving riders the opportunity to learn from different trainers, and these are also open to all. To find those dates, please go to the appropriate pages on this website.

To book any of the working rallies, please send your payment and completed Rally Form (£10 per rally) to: Sheila Smith, 1 Forge Cottages, The Leigh, Glos. GL19 4AA. Tel: 01242 681240  (Please note: Sheila will not respond to requests and messages via FB)

Sheila will email your group/times a few days before the rally. The dress code for all working rallies: PC jumper or plain jumper, long sleeved shirt and PC tie, jodhpurs – no hoodies, no jewellery.  Back protectors are optional, except for x-country where they are compulsory.

2018 Autumn Dates – Please book through Horse Events HERE

Saturday 20 October  at Shapridge Farm from 2.00pm

Sunday 21 October at RDA from 2,00pm 

Friday 28 September 6.00-8.00 pm at Moore’s Farm, Corse Lawn

Friday 26 October 6.00-8.00 pm at Moore’s Farm, Corse Lawn

Sunday 4 November RDA from 2.00pm

Saturday 10th November Shapridge Farm from 2.00pm

Friday 23 November 6.00-8.00 pm at Moore’s Farm, Corse Lawn 

Saturday 1 December Shapridge Farm from 2.00pm

Sunday 9 December at RDA from 2.00pm

Friday 21 December 6.00-8.00 pm at Moore’s Farm, Corse Lawn 

90+ Club – these are for older members, aged 13 years plus and confidently jumping 90cm and/or riding novice dressage test

Sunday 11 November – ** NEW ** Gridwork session Chief instructor Sarah Hance is running a 90+ Club session on Sunday 11 November at Mill Farm, Cheltenham GL54 5NZ. Groups of 4 at £15 per person. 
Please book directly with Sarah via 07801 816595 or via Facebook. NB Booking is a commitment to pay. 

What is the 90+ Club? 
90+ Club is a chance for our older members to get together and train. Sessions are open to all members aged 13 yrs plus who are jumping 90cm happily and/or riding to novice dressage test level.  

Check other discipline pages for 90+ Club sessions, namely Showjumping, Dressage and Eventing


Venue: Mill Farm Riding School, Greet, Cheltenham GL54 5NZ.

Venue: Moores Farm Equestrian Centre, Corse Lawn, Gloucester GL19 4LY

Venue: RDA Indoor Arena, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham GL50 4SH

Venue: Highnam Court, Highnam Gloucester GL2 8DP

Venue: Shapridge Farm, Mitcheldean, GLOS GL17 ODX

Venue: Alstone Fields Farm, Toddington Road GL20 7NG

Venue: Pony Club Field, Gretton, GL54 5HJ – follow Pony Club signs to go through correct gateway.

Any queries about working rallies, please e-mail Chief Instructor Sarah Hance via or  Sheila Smith via

Download the working rally form here:  CVFHPC working rally form  Please note: bookings are not accepted without payment

Supervising DC

Sheila Smith