EAST MENDIP RIDING CLUB
My name is Claire Knight and I am honoured to be the new Chairman of East Mendip Riding Club. Sam Moody’s boots will be very hard to fill, but I will try my best!
I have been the typical pony-club parent for as long as I can remember, however once my daughters gave up I decided it is my turn to take over the reins and learn to ride myself. I joined East Mendip Riding Club when it first began with my 4-year-old coloured cob. We were both complete novices and I was terrified to ride in front of other people but since taking part in the wide range of activities that East Mendip Riding Club offer and having the support of a friendly team, I have become a much more confident rider whose keen to give anything a go.
By gaining more experience I discovered a passion for dressage and I now have a horse who can show me the ropes and teach me all the things I need to know.
Here at East Mendip, we pride on being a small, friendly and supportive club to like-minded riders, who may, as I previously did, have nerves and worries. Feeling pressured or pushed is not something that exists in our team of great instructors, helpers and riders – the only thing we like to force is to have a cup of tea and slice of cake!
Nevertheless, some of our members have now gained so much confidence with us that they have felt they are ready to start competing and representing our club. I hope to move the club forward by encouraging our members to come to us with new ideas and individual goals in order for us to be the committee that can serve you best
I look forward to seeing you all out and about in the coming year and I am excited for the future of our friendly little club.