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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 bread show jumpers which are all competed by family members, are nationally renowned.

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18
May

Clear round show jumping

showjumpingSunday 28th of June, starting at 11am.

£10 for 3 rounds

Height of fences to suit

Summer is here at last;  the outdoor show jumping arena on the grass is open!

27
Apr

Kira

IMG_4312Kira a 16.2 Bay mare

Our newest addition to the riding school

Previously Kira has been a show jumper competing at many different venues

She is a well schooled mare on the flat and over a fence.

She is a pleasure to ride and is another favourite among our more advanced riders.

27
Apr

Goose

IMG_4307Goose a 17.1h coloured mare who is 8years old

Before coming to us here at Seechem she competed in county level showing having many successes at this

She is well schooled and loves to jump and is a favourite among our more advanced riders

7
Apr

Dressage Championships 2014/2015 – Report by Mary Priday

Sunday 29th March saw the final round of the Sachem winter Dressage Series and the crowning of our Champions. Results had been fairly close all winter and the nfinal day was no exception. Although entries were modest, competition was fierce, with a small range of marks covering each of the classes.

Due to their placings on the day, the overall placings for the championship were as follows:

Walk and Trot Series:                                     dressage queen  

1st Chris Styles on Beryl

2nd Jackie Edginnton on Bracken

Preliminary Series:                           

1st Julia Jones on Alibi

2nd Hilary Moses on Friday Feeling

Only four points separated Chris and Jackie and only five points separated Julia and Hilary, so it was an exciting finish to the series.

Thank you to everyone who supported us through the winter, both Seechem clients and our many friends from neighbouring yards. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back for the 2015/2016 Dressage series starting in autumn. ( In the meantime look out for events in our summer programme, both advertised on the website and on our facebook site).

Thanks to all who helped things run smoothly and to Joan Willetts who provided the furry toy prizes for some added Easter Fun! And Julia, we loved the photo you sent of yours, proudly holding his championship rosette! For those who have not seen it chck it out on the Sachem Facebook page.

I am indebted to Jane Colley for the information about this final day, as I missed it. My much heralded return to the competition saddle had to be put on hold, due to me succumbing to a stomach bug on Saturday! Rest assured I will be back.

24
Feb

Easter Activities at Seechem Equestrian Centre

Thursday 2nd April – Pony Club Day, 10am to 4pm – open to Seechem Pony Club members.

Friday 3rd April – Clear round jumping, starting 11am, height of fences can be adjusted to suit. Open to everybody.

Monday 6th April – Hack in company, Seechem clients only, not suitable for younger children.

Sunday 12th April – Carriage driving demonstration, suitable for adults and children, riders and non riders. Open to everybody but please book in advance for this session.

For further information on any of these events please talk to a member of staff on 0121 445 2333
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24
Feb

Easter Pony Club – Thursday 2nd April

Pony ClubPony Club Day – 10am to 4pm. To include both riding and dismounted sessions to work towards badges.

To book your place please call on 0121 445 2333 or talk to a member of staff when you are next riding.

22
Feb

Clear Round Show Jumping

 

Dates for the next clear round jumping sessions are:

Sunday 15th of March 2015 and Friday (Good Friday) 3rd of Aril.

Seechem 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.

4
Jun

Bank Holiday Monday – Fun Day

On May the 26th a group of our regular riders came for a Fun Day at Seechem Equestrian Centre.

The day started well with a “Best turned out” competition where appearance of horse and rider are judged. After a short presentation of correct grooming techniques the competitors were given one hour to prepare their horses for judging. Regular rider Abbey Cox was paired with Maisy, a very pretty pony who had been very busy overnight in the mud!! Much scrubbing and washing later and Abbey had Maisy looking great. May Glynn spent a long time grooming Della and plaiting her beautiful long mane, she looked fantastic. And Anna Robinson groomed our grey mare Bliss until she gleamed, earning her a well deserved first place in this section.

After a short refreshment break we moved on to the next competition – The Le Trec obstacle course. The course consists of a series of obstacles all meant to simulate various scenarios a rider will be faced with when out hacking and tests rider control to the limit. Each obstacle was scored, with 5 being the maximum score per obstacle. Our riders attempted a simulated gate, which proved very tricky for all of them; steering their horses  through a narrow S bend of poles which was a bit easier; collecting and dropping a ball;  dismount and remounting on the right side ( which is actually the wrong side) proved a little trickier for all;  as did the rein back in an L shape ( particularly for the larger horses), Honor Penn and Shadow were the only pair to score a full five points for this section. A small cross pole jump was next on the course and every pair dealt with this very well. The final obstacle on the course was a halt over a pole for 5 seconds. There was also a Control of Paces phase (COP) as part of the Le Trec experience, where competitors are required to maintain a set pace between two obstacles and it was great to see so many able to complete this section so competently. The overall winner of the Le Trec phase was Elisabeth Nelson riding Tom.

The final competition of the day was “Mounted Games” where competitors teamed up into two teams of four, team Neigh and team ROS (Riders of Seechem). Games included trot races, canter down and walk back race, leading  and even some jumping races. A lot of fun and excitement was had and in the end team Neigh narrowly won with a score of 4 wins to ROS’ 3 wins.  Rosettes were awarded before everybody went home tired but very happy.

Well done to everybody who took part. Look out on the website or the noticeboard to find out what events are planned next.