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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


As the days just start to lengthen a little bit, and we edge towards the spring I hope you are all enjoying your horses and starting to plan what to do with them over the coming year. Of course we have our winter league and the next competition is on Sunday February 11th It would be great to see a really strong turnout of members competing in this club event and if you cannot compete then please do consider volunteering for a few hours. Many riding clubs are dwindling in numbers around the country and I often think how lucky we are to have such a great venue to use as Woodlands.

If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, please do, we would love to keep you as members, If we are getting things right for you then please renew and if we are missing something, please let me know and we can try and put it right. As a club we are in a uniquely strong position, we can hold regular competitions, affiliated BD shows as well as a range of  clinics. Later this year we hope to offer some pole work clinics at the weekends with Rose Emberton and these are always very popular. Rose is a member of the club and offers pole work, flat work and jumping clinics in the area and so please keep an eye on our website and face book pages for her clinic dates. We also continue to offer pole work clinics with john Bowen and these are usually on Tuesdays and held at Moreton near Ongar so again, check your emails and the website for more information. We will also hold more test and train sessions  with BD judges and as ever, if you have any ideas on clinics to run for the members please do get in touch – we would love to hear from you.

Happy riding

Best wishes
Laura Vandervleit