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Welcome to Seechem

Seechem Equestrian Centre is situated on the Worcestershire and Warwickshire border and set in 50 acres of beautiful countryside, yet only a few minutes from junctions 2 and 3 of the M42. We are easily accessible from Birmingham, Solihull, Worcester and Alcester.

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Excellent facilities

Seechem Equestrian Centre boasts superb facilities. Set in 50 acres, the centre has both an indoor and outdoor arena, a show jumping field with banks and a dyke and  a cross country course over undulating terrain. We have a full set of “Jump for Joy” show jumps and a course of  ’Oliver Townend’ jump for joy cross country fences. All these facilities are available to our clients in the lessons or at weekend activities and training sessions.

An equestrian retreat

At Seechem we are proud of our high standards of instruction and training, superb facilities and personal attention. The centre has been owned by Mrs Joan Willetts for over 30 years. Her team of home breed show jumpers which are all competed by family members, are nationally renowned.

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Clear Round Show Jumping


Sunday 15th of February 2015 @ Seechem Equestrian CentreSeechem Indoor show jumping ; £10.00 for as many rounds as you like; Start at 11am, height of fences can be adjusted to suit. If you do not like fillers try and come as close to 11am as possible, from around mid day we will introduce fillers to make the course a bit more challenging.


Activities for Spring Half Term

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- Pony Club Badge Day

Tuesday 17th February; 10am to 4pm; £ 40

- “Own a Pony” Day

Thursday 19th of February. Come along and find out what it would be like to own and look after your own pony. 10am to 4pm; £ 40.00


Winter Dressage Series

dressage queenSunday 25th January 2015

Class 1: Intro A

Class 2: Prelim 4

Entry: £9 per class, enter via Seechems office, phone or post

Closing date for entry: Wednesday 21st January

Times available: Friday 23rd January, call Jane Colley on 0121 445 4401 between 7pm-9pm

For any more information or to enter call Seechem on 0121 445 2333

Seechem Equestrian Centre, Rowney Green Lane, Alvechurch B48 7EL


Rachael Willets and Independence Day on the Area 33 Junior Academy Show Jumping Team

Rachael and Independence Day (Trilby) had a very busy August as they not only competed at the National Pony Club championships ( see previous post) but also were members of the Area 33 Junior Academy Show Jumping Team. The team members performed absolutely brilliantly and won the team event at the National Academy Show at Weston Lawns on August 20th, Rachael winning yet another rug! ( Where will we keep them all?!)

Independence Day ( Trilby) has been home bred by Rachael ‘s grandmother Joan Willetts who is the proprietor of Seechem Equestrian Centre. Trilby’s mum is the great mare Arazona, whom Rachael rode in 2011 to win the Pony Club championship. In her youth Arazona jumped in the great International Arena to be a Grade C Champion.

Well done to Rachael for producing Arazona’s young son Trilby, who is still only 6 years old. We will follow his progress with interest


Seechem riders at Hickstead (National Pony Club Championships)

Seechem riders Rachael Willets on Independence Day (Trilby) and India Payne on Kilshannan Gold (Goldman) were members of the Albrighton Woodland Pony Club team at the National Pony Club Championships at Hiclstead on August 7th.

The team jumped 4 clear rounds in Ring Two to qualify for the final in the International Arena where they ended up with a fourth place. Rachael had a good clear round in the International Arena and went through to the individual jump off, where she jumped clear once again and finished third out of 84 riders, winning a Hickstead rug and some beautiful rosettes.

(Before anyone asks the Derby Bank and the Devil’s Dyke were not part of the course! That is for another day!)


Pony Club – Badge Day

On Sunday 3rd August Seechem Equestrian Centre held a Pony Club Badge day. The badges for the day were ‘Bandaging and Rugs’ and ‘Grooming’.

We had previously held a training afternoon for these badges and this was to be our ‘test’ day!

After  a lecture on the common uses of bandaging (such as bandaging for warmth, for support, to prevent swelling and for injury) and a demonstration of both leg and tail bandaging we  moved on to a practical session where we all had the chance to practice our skills.  Many thanks to William and Maisey who patiently stood on the yard whilst repeatedly having their tails and legs bandaged.

After lunch we moved on to rugs, discussing different types of rugs and their uses. We looked at stable rugs and turn- out rugs and fly rugs, and felt the difference in material. Jo our instructor then gave us a demonstration of correct rugging techniques . Another practical session followed  where we all put on rugs on William and Maisey who looked  amazed that we were rugging them up on one of the hottest days of the year!

We also talked about grooming as well as the various tools/brushes in a grooming kit and their specific uses.

Another practical session followed and then an inspection of the grooming!

We retired to the tack room for a written test of fourteen questions which covered all the subjects of the day.


Seechem are very proud that all of our Pony Club members scored very highly in the written test.

The Pony Club members’ standards were high throughout the day. Their practical sessions were excellent and by the end of the day they had gained a good knowledge of the subjects and are able to apply this knowledge competently.

So, congratulations to Maisy Oakley, Megan Gould, Mya Glyn, Aofie Cannon, Charlotte Williams and Anna Robinson who all passed their ‘Bandaging and Rugs’ and ‘Grooming’ badges.


BHS Riding and Road Safety Test/Examination

An exam date has been booked for 12th September – 10am onwards.

£ 80.00 with own horse

£100.00 with horse horse hired from Seechem Equestrian Centre

For details please call 0121 4452333 and speak to Jo


Exam Training (BHS 1,2,3 and PTT) at Seechem Equestrian Centre

Exam Training is available for BHS stages 1, 2, and 3 and PTT Exams.

Training can also be provided for Pony Club B Test and Lungeing Test.

Training will be provided by Peta Roberts. Peta is a very experienced horsewoman; she is a Fellow of the British Horse Society (BHS) which is the highest qualification awarded by the Society and also a BHS Chief Examiner, an NVQ assessor, and a Side Saddle Association instructor and judge.

If you are interested in booking a training session please call 0121 445 2333 and speak to a member of staff.