Latest News & Club Updates

NEW FOR 2021 - SHORT FORMAT CLASS

 

We will be offering an short format class held on the Sunday. This will comprise of a dressage test, for 2021 it will be the BC Pre Novice 2008 Downloadable from https://www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/dressage/index.htm, a short cones course (not within the dressage arena) and then 2 of the marathon obstacles driven twice.

 

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Posted: 9 April 2021

10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

 

It is with deep sadness we have learnt of the passing of our President and founder, His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April aged 99.

50 years ago at the behest of Prince Philip,  Windsor Park Equestrian Club was founded as a showjumping, dressage and carriage driving club. We spent many years competing on Smiths Lawn opposite Guards Polo Club, where he competed for many years.

Following his retirement from polo His Royal Highness took up carriage driving, and competed in many events, including European and World Championships. He was instrumental in creating the rules for the sport of driving trials in the late 1960s.

As our President, The Duke of Edinburgh both competed and judged at our club over the years, he was often seen at our events, even after he had retired from competitions watching and supporting our competitors and the Club, he also supported our move from Smiths Lawn to the Deer Park in 2019.

He will be missed by all who had the pleasure and honour of knowing him over the years.

Our deepest condolences go to Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family, his friends and all who knew him.

WPEC AGM via Zoom

Posted: 12 March 2021

WPEC will be running our AGM this year via Zoom on Sunday 14th March at 11am.

If you would like to attend please follow the below link to log in. We would suggest you log in around 5 minutes before the meeting is due to start in case you have any technical difficulties.

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WPEC New Website

Posted: 1 March 2021  

WPEC committee are pleased to announce the launch of the new website. The website now allows us to accept online membership as well as online entries for both Dressage and Driving. The committee are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the club this year.

Equine Influenza Vaccinations

Posted: 22 Jan 2021  

Following the outbreak of EI, WPEC will be following BEF recommendations. Therefore all horses/ ponies attending the WPEC club meets MUST be vaccinated against Equine Influenza as per the below guidelines.

“the horse (or pony) has received two injections for primary vaccination against equine influenza given no less than 21 days and no more than 92 days apart. Only these two injections need to have been given before a horse/pony can attend. In addition, if sufficient time has elapsed a first booster injection must be given no less than 150 days and no more than 215 days after the second injection of the primary vaccination. Subsequently, booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year apart.”

Passports will be checked. In order to make the running of the events smoother if competitors could send a copy of their horse(s) vaccination pages and front cover of the passport with their entries it would be very much appreciated.

David Ruse

Posted: 22 Jan 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Ruse, husband and backstepper to our former general secretary Carole Ruse. Our thoughts are with Carole and family at this time.