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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 of undulating countryside, the centre has both an indoor and outdoor arena ( the indoor school has a new Andrew Bowen competition surface), as well as a  show jumping field with coloured and rustic fences . All these facilities are available to our clients in the lessons or at weekend activities and training sessions.

We hold regular competitions ( dressage, clear round jumping ) and clinics which are open to all riders in the area.

The indoor school, outdoor arena and the show jumping field are available for private hire. Please call the office on 0121 445 2333 for prices and availability.

An equestrian retreat

Seechem Riders

Seechem Riders

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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Santa’s Grotto – Seechem Equestrian Centre Open Day







Come along and enjoy Seechem’s Open Day, with lots of Christmas cheer in Santa’s Grotto with his PonyDeers. December 18th from 11am to 3.00pm

Feed a carrot, to the Pony Deer, have a ride or  just come and see Santa for a present.

Talking of presents- are you struggling for ideas?
Come and buy a voucher for horse riding lessons- discounts for New Clients that buy on the day.

Seasonal refreshments can be purchased on the day from the ladies of the Seechem RDA ( Riding for the Disabled) group, with all proceeds going to the Riding For The Disabled Charity.

Hope to see you there!

£7 entry for children (with an optional £5 for a short pony reindeer ride) – adults go free.


Dressage competition 6th November 2016 – results

A very well supported event with more than 60 competitors. It was a great day, largely dry but bitterly cold. Well done to everybody who competed and particular thanks to Jane Colley for organising the event, to our judges Julie Edgington and Gill Cure and their writers and to Hannah Collet( our weekend helper) who was door stewart for a whole long cold day (wrapped in two horse rugs by the end of the afternoon).

Hot drinks and home made cakes were sold by volunteers of our local RDA (Riding for the Disabled) group and I am please to report that a little bit over £100 was raised for “Riding for the Disabled” charity. Thanks to everybody for supporting this worthy cause.

Here are the results:

Class 1 Pony Club D level 1

Section A lead rein:

  • 1st    Amy Turvey               on Ben
  • 2nd  Jack Medway            on Milkshake

Section B (under 16)

  • 1st   Freya Muller-Snell    on Ben
  • 2nd Scarlett Handford     on Teddy
  • 3rd  Lealand Woodfield   on Larry

Section C – open

  • 1st   Helen Catchpole     on Cool Hand Luke
  • 2nd Gail Allan                 on Stella
  • 3rd  Jemma McLaren    on Treacle

Class 2

  • 1st   Charlotte Jones     on Arabella
  • 2nd Jackie Edgington  on Bracken
  • 3rd  Lorraine Gilbert    on Banjo

Highest placed Junior Lealand Woodfield on Larry

Class 3 Prelim 14

Section A restricted (horse and rider combiunation not to have won 3 or more first in this class or above)

  • 1st   Kathryn Mote      on Midnight Melody         178.5
  • 2nd Chris Styles          on Beryl                               174
  • 3rd  Louise Nicholls   on Rocky                              171.5

Section B – open

  • 1st Jazz O Mahoney   on Cornwall Grey              175

Highest place Junior  Olivia Watson on Dominic

Class 4 Novice 27

Section A – restricted (horse rider combination not to have won 3 or more first in this class or higher

  • 1st Julie Curling               on Ranger                         195.5
  • 2nd Caroline Laudren    on Goose                           192
  • 3rd Hilary Moses             on Friday Feeling            186

Section B – open

  • 1st Kathryn Mote             on Blue Peter’s Pride      202

Class 5 Elem. 44

Section A – restricted (horse rider combination not to have won 3 or more first in this class or higher

  • 1st Alyson Handford      on Ollie                               176
  • 2nd Julia Jones               on Maise                            173

Section B – open

  • 1st Caroline Laudren   on Goose                              184





4th December Dressage Schedule

Unaffiliated Dressage 4th December 2016

*Crickland qualifiers*

Please note that due to the short daylight hours numbers of entries may have to be restricted.

Book early to avoid disappointment

Class 1: Pony Club D Level 2012 (D level 1)

section A: Lead-rein/assisted

section B: 16 yrs and under

section C: Open

Class 2: BD Into B (2009)

Class 3: BD Prelim 2 (2016)

Section A : restricted to horse/rider combination not to have more than 3 firsts in this level of above

Section B: Open

Class 4: BD Novice 28 (2008)

Section A : restricted to horse/rider combination not to have more than 3 firsts in this level of above

Section B: Open

Class 5: BD Elementary 42 (2008)

Section A : restricted to horse/rider combination not to have more than 3 firsts in this level of above

Section B: Open

***All classes will count towards our championship Show in March 2017, with points awarded for each placing over the Winter Dressage Series, with Championship rosettes and prizes awarded to horse/rider combinations obtaining the most points over the series in their respective class. ***

  • Rosettes to highest placed junior (16 and under) in classes 2,3,4 and 5.
  • Rosettes up to 6th place
  • Entry fee: £10
  • Entries via post, telephone (0121 445 2333) or paypal (
  • Entries close Tuesday 29th November
  • Times available on Friday 2nd December, 6pm-8pm on 0121 445 4401 ( Jane Colley) or on our Facebook page.
  • For full terms and conditions see the full schedule on our Facebook page.

Next competition date January 15th 2017


Canter and Cake




Looking for somewhere different to go with your horse?  – Especially in the winter months when hacking out can be a cold and wet experience!

Come along to the Seechem “Canter and Cake” session. Bring your own horse to enjoy our wonderful indoor school for a riding session held by our very own David Austin ( Agony Aunt extraordinaire… ) and UKCC level 3 showjumping coach.

Help and advice with schooling and a great experience for you and your horse ( young or old) in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

The sessions will run every Thursday from 11am to 12.30pm – followed by coffee and cake. Introductory price of £ 25.00 per session.

Please call the office on 0121 4452333 to book a place.