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Welcome to the Essendon & Epping Forest Dressage Group website.

EEFDG is an affiliated riding club which has been in existence for more than 30 years and has an active membership of more than 70 people, Based at Woodlands, near Chingford, the club is one of the largest in area 8 of the BRC and has members from London, Essex and Hertfordshire. As an affiliated BRC club we exist to provide support and encouragement to amateur riders of all levels. We regularly have teams competing at regional and national BRC events and we hold our own dressage leagues  with summer and winter championships as well as Expert clinics, Test and Train events and BD Dressage shows.

Comments from the Chair

Laura Vandervleit

Above Laura Vandervleit © SMR Photos


It feels as if Spring has arrived and the Easter weekend looks set to be warm and even sunny. As we come towards the end of April we are just putting the final touches to the summer schedule for our competitions and we are also getting ready for the AGM. This will be held on Thursday 30th May at 7pm at Brook Farm (Stapleford Rd Stapleford Abbots RM4 1EJ ). I do hope as many of you as possible can join us. As your committee we try to include interesting talks or demonstrations and this year I am excited to tell you that we have a really interesting session booked with Pilates trainer, Debbie Scarfe. Pilates is great for horse riders, it helps with building our core strength and increases our flexibility. Debbie will be taking us through a short Pilates session and so it would be great to have a really good turnout. Please bring a mat or towel with you and wear loose clothing to participate in the session.

As a membership organisation the AGM is an important meeting in our year. It gives you the opportunity to ask your committee questions about the future direction of the club, the current performance and financial health and to bring suggestions on what we can do better to meet your needs as a riding club member. We have some fabulous club clothing now which Colleen has organised and many of you have said you would like to buy it. Please look at the available range here. Hardy Etc – Home Of Premium Equestrian Clothing For Men, Women & Child. (Memebers will need to use the password EEFDG).

The AGM is also an the time where we celebrate our successes and we will be presenting the winter league trophies and shields and as ever we have some fantastic winners. Do come along and celebrate with the winners. It promises to be a really interesting evening for everyone and I look forward to seeing you there

Finally our winter championship show is on Sunday 19th May. Please check this website to ensure you have qualified and get your entry forms into me asap


Best wishes
Laura Vandervleit