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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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Fixtures

2024

DATE FIXTURE LOCATION TRAVEL
23 Jul - 27 Jul SHOWJUMPING – British Showjumping (Royal International) competition Hickstead RSTB
02 Aug - 04 Aug DRESSAGE – Youth Home Nations Cup Chepstow RSTB
15 Aug - 16 Aug Dressage/Showjumping – Army Intermediate League Final Larkhill RSTB
16 Aug - 18 Aug Showjumping – Royal Navy Equestrian Championships Chepstow RSTB
23 Aug - 24 Aug DRESSAGE – British Dressage competition Leighton Buzzard RSTB
23 Aug - 26 Aug SHOWJUMPING – British Showjumping competition Rugby RSTB
23 Aug - 26 Aug EVENTING – British Eventing competition Hook RSTB
16 Sep - 22 Sep SHOWJUMPING – British Showjumping competition Grantham RSTB
06 Oct EVENTING – Army & Royal Artillery Hunter Trial Larkhill RSTB
14 Oct - 16 Oct DRESSAGE / SHOWJUMPING – UKAF Equestrian Championships Leighton Buzzard RSTB
20 Oct EVENTING – Army & Royal Artillery Hunter Trial Larkhill RSTB
22 Oct - 26 Oct DRESSAGE – British Dressage Associated Championships Rugby RSTB
23 Oct - 27 Oct EVENTING – British Eventing (3DE) competition Bicton RSTB
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Committee

Chair– Col Stuart Nasse

Operations Manager – Maj Fran Sykes RA

Treasurer– Maj Carolyn Bates RAVC

Chef d’Equipe– Sgt Sarah Karim AGC (RMP)

MSC Officer – Maj Simon Jones LANCS

AGRL Officer – Maj Georgie Mawbey RLC

Media Officer & Sponsorship – 2Lt Brian Leung RLC

Safety Officer – Capt Karl Scholes HCR

Quartermaster – SSgt Shaun Kershaw RHA (DATR)

Racing Officer– Maj Will Kellard RL

Mounted Skill at Arms Officer – Maj David Puckey RLC

Dressage Team Captain – Maj Laura Mitchell AGC (RMP)

Eventing Team Captain – Maj Kirstie Deakin-Main RA

Showjumping Team Captain – Maj Zoe Andrew R Signals