High Fen Riding Club Affiliated to British Riding Clubs

About Us:

50 years of High Fen RC - 1963 - 2013

Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support for 2017 - please look here for their web site links.

The High Fen Riding club is based in the North Essex and South Suffolk area of the South-East of England. We aim to encourage riding both as a sport and for recreation, promoting fellowship amongst our members and working to improve the standard of our horsemanship. We organise instructional meetings, training clinics, lectures, socials and competitive events at all levels to include those just starting out right up to the very experienced, and we are affiliated to the British Horse Society through British Riding Clubs.

The club has thrived since it was founded in 1963 by Dietmar Ackermann at his home "High Fen" on the Essex/Suffolk border, and its 100+ members, ranging from 18 (minimum age) up to ...., enjoy their love of horse riding for fun and competition at local and even national level.

The club won the British Riding Clubs' Area 14 Chairman's trophy again in 2014, having held it for most of the last 10 years through its enthusiastic and talented members, hard working and dedicated committee, and the support of its trainers and volunteers willing to give their time to the club. Over the years, High Fen teams have competed successfully in all disciplines at the British Riding Clubs National Championships and were the Riding Clubs’ Team Dressage Champions in 2012.

In case we're starting to sound a bit high-powered, we want to emphasise that we are a friendly and inclusive club welcoming everyone who  wants to improve their horse riding and management skills, try out new disciplines... and, most of all, have fun enjoying horses!

Membership information


Insurance Certificates:

Certificate of Employer's Liability Insurance

Evidence of Public Liability Insurance (Committee)

Evidence of Public Liability Insurance (Members)

Insurance Key Facts

Training Diary

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Latest News:

If anyone has won a class please email essex.rider@talktalk.net to say you have no objection to them publishing photographs with full details of their win. In the case of under 13s consent must be given by a parent or guardian.

Combined Training Results

Here’s the Salver won by the Intermediate Horse Trials Team of Louise and Emily Clover, Mel Howard and Kate Low.

Success for High Fen Member Kelly Greaves, who won the "Blue Chip Academy" competition with her lovely horse Fenton’s Flint!

Prior to this they competed on Friday 28 April at Bury Farm in the Dressage Winter Championships and came fourth in a class of seventeen.

Many congratulations to her and best wishes for the future.


Please note that our bank will now only accept cheques made out to ’High Fen Riding Club’  written in full. Thanks.


High Fen on Facebook

BIG congratulations for the Lincoln Championships!

Our new saddle pads sponsored by Carriagehouse looked amazing amongst all the riders at Lincoln Showground!

Hazel Maclennan and Pik Carbonado won the Individual Novice 27 and was 4th overall out of 12 arenas.

The Intermediate SJ Team of Louise Clover, Emily Clover, Mel Howard and Zara Thain came 8th so everyone came home with rosettes!

More news and pictures on the Teams page.


Sponsor links

BRC Area 14 on Facebook

BRC 2018 BRC Handbook with Rules


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