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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.

Dear Members,

I am looking for members that are interested in representing EEFDG in dressage at the winter qualifiers for national championships.

I am putting together the teams over the next week or so, so please get back to me asap if you are interested.

You must be available for both the qualifier and championship show.

See Teams page for more information.


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Comments from the Chair

Laura Vandervleit

Above Laura Vandervleit © SMR Photos


I hope you have had a great summer out with your horses and ponies enjoying some of the sunshine. As the days start to get shorter it’s time to think about how we can keep our equines happy as well as fit and healthy over the winter. As a committee we are always trying to offer plenty of opportunities to try new things with your horse or pony and this includes our dressage clinics, competitions, team events and pole clinics. Our aim is to keep the club busy, offering valuable and enjoyable activities for you, your horses and your ponies. It was great to see such a good standard of dressage at our summer shows and this culminated in our Championship Show on 10th September. If you haven’t already done so then do give our winter dressage league a go, it’s a low key, fun way to start competing. We have enthusiastic and supportive sponsors for our classes, great prizes and lots of silverware for the lucky winners. Why not give it a try?

The club is run by volunteers and this helps us to keep all of our prices down . However we can’t do it without your help. Every time we organise an event we need to ensure there are enough people available to make it run smoothly and we really value the offers of help received from our members. If you don’t fancy entering one of our competitions try volunteering to help instead. You can see then it really is a friendly way to compete and what’s more, volunteering will give you a free voucher for a club show entry.

Finally I am delighted to introduce our new membership secretary, Theresa Langley who has ridden with the club for many years and has a lovely gelding Spark whom she rides most days. It means that Christine is no longer helping us with membership and I would like to say a very warm thank you to Christine for all of her hard work over several years with EEFDG.

I look forward to seeing many of you over the next few months riding and enjoying your horses and please don’t forget to share your news and successes on our facebook group too.

Best wishes
Laura Vandervleit