University of Exeter Riding Club
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” Winston Churchill hit the nail right on the head, join EURC and you can guarantee you will have an amazing year. Whether you have never sat on a horse before or compete at an affiliated level, there is something for everyone. We have three British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) teams and two Friendlies teams, which compete regularly throughout the year. You can earn a place on a team by taking part in trials, held in September. Our teams had great success in the 2014/2015 season with one of our riders qualifying for the national finals.
For those people not on teams, there are more opportunities than you could know what to do with. We organise lessons for all abilities at the local stable: Oaklands. The staff there are friendly and there is a wide range of horses. The club receives a discount on lessons too. In addition EURC runs an in-club league to offer everyone the chance to take part in competitions and win some rosettes. Throughout the year there will be various other activities such as beach rides, cross country lessons and hacks. If you don’t fancy riding but still want to be around horses, you can volunteer for the local Riding for the Disabled Group. You can also play for the riding club intramural netball team.
Club training times
Lessons and training sessions are available at various times through the club's link with Budleigh Salterton Stables.
Notable club achievements
- Both first and second teams qualified to National Championships 2015/16
- First Team Reserve Championship National Champions 2015/16
- Second Team 5th place Trophy National Championships 2015/6
- First Team Rider Individual National SJ Champion 2015/6