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Equitation is the art and practise of riding and horsemanship. Originally it was an integral part of battlecraft for the Army’s of our forbearers. The mounted soldiers and Officers would start by training and bonding with their horses. In the years that have passed these vital skills were seen for their sporting application and the disciplines morphed into formalised sport once all the wars were over. The formalising of an Association, to support and grow Equestrian Sport in the Army, started around 1952 and since then the aim has always been to encourage serving personnel to strengthen their courage and resolve through the challenge of Equitation.

Riders and horses, across all ranks and cap badges, enjoy the team spirit and encouragement that comes from their Mounted Sports Clubs or Regimental Teams. Recently loan horse schemes, and a new Grassroots league allow those who don’t own a horse the opportunity to get involved in the sport and compete for their Corps and the Army. These are ably supported by the Army Centres of Equitation (ACE) which can be found in garrisons across the globe. Nearly every discipline is supported and the main Army level teams are for Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. These teams represent the Army at National and Inter-Service level competition through the year.

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2022

DATE FIXTURE VENUE TRAVEL
10 Jul - 11 Jul Army Eventing – Buckminster BE Buckminster RSTB
16 Jul - 17 Jul Army Eventing Training 2 Melton Mowbray NTA
23 Jul - 24 Jul Army Showjumping Training 2 Melton Mowbray NTA
23 Jul Eventing – Army One Day Event – Inter Corps Larkhill RSTB
19 Aug - 21 Aug Showjumping – Royal Navy Championships Chepstow RSTB
26 Aug - 28 Aug Dressage – Bury Farm High Profile Show Bury Farm RSTB
26 Aug - 30 Aug Onley British Showjumping Rugby RSTB
27 Aug - 29 Aug Wellington BE Wellington RSTB
10 Sep - 11 Sep Army Showjumping Training 3 Melton Mowbray NTA
24 Sep - 25 Sep Army Eventing Training 3 Melton Mowbray RSTB
28 Sep - 01 Oct Showjumping – Keysoe International Show Keysoe RSTB
30 Sep - 02 Oct Dressage – UKAF Dressage Championships – Inter Corps Chepstow RSTB
06 Oct - 07 Oct Eventing – Eventers Grand Prix – Inter Corps Melton Mowbray RSTB
15 Oct Eventing – Army and Royal Artillery Hunter Trials – Inter Corps Larkhill RSTB
21 Oct - 23 Oct Bicton International Bicton RSTB
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Committee

President – Withheld

Chair– Brig Simon Stockley OBE

Secretary– Maj Fran Sykes RA

Treasurer– Maj Kirstie Deakin-Main RA

Chef d’Equipe– Maj Sophie Gregory RADC

MSC Officer – Capt Zoe Andrew R SIGNALS

AGRL Officer – Maj Georgie Mawbey RLC

Media Officer– Lt Katy Vincent RE

Sponsorship – Capt Amy Cooper KTRHA

Safety Officer – WO2 Karl Scholes

Quartermaster – CoH Andrew Mancey

Racing Officer– Lt Col Erica Bridge RA

Mounted Skill at Arms Officer – Maj David Puckey RLC

Dressage Team Captain – Cpl Sarah Karim AGC(RMP)

Eventing Team Captain – Capt Amy Lambert RAMC

Showjumping Team Captain – Maj Nicola Rush RAMC

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