Latest News & Club Updates
Each of our 2022 events will be 2 day events. Dressage and Cones on Saturday and Marathon on the Sunday. Each Sunday we will also run a BC Gateway competition and a pleasure drive.
All our dressage tests will be the same as British Carriagedriving for the class
PETER BRIDSON 1952 – 2022
Posted: 22 April 2022
It is with deep sadness we have to report the passing of our Chairman Peter Bridson. Peter was our Chairman for the past 15 years, and had before that been the Driving Organiser.
“He and I have been involved with WPEC for many years. He ran the carriage driving at Smiths Lawn and then became Chairman. He was devoted to the Club and will be much missed’. Vice President Sally Merrick
Deputy Chairman Sarah Louise Oxborrow echoed Sally’s comments “Peter was the anchor to WPEC, he was committed to ensuring the club was a success and making it a friendly atmosphere for all that competed there. . He was instrumental in moving us to the Deer Park following the changes made on Smiths Lawn. Under his mentorship and guidance he made me Deputy Chairman and showed me the ropes of running the club.”
Away from WPEC he acted as Company Secretary for British Carriagedriving and chaired the Safety Committee at BC for a number of years. He was also a national Technical Delegate where he officiated at events across the UK.
In his professional life, Peter was a managing partner and head of dispute resolution with the London firm DWFM Beckman where he acted for claimants and defendants both in the UK and overseas. He retired from practice in June 2021.
Peter will be greatly missed by all who knew him and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time
Her Royal Highness The COUNTESS of wessex
Posted: 24 February 2022
We are thrilled to announce that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has graciously agreed to be our new President. She has already been helping us to
maintain and enhance relations with The Crown Estate and has helped us to secure some fantastic new obstacle sites. We know you will all join us in thanking her for supporting the club and in welcoming her to the WPEC family.
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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The Committee looks forward to welcoming as many members as can attend on Sunday
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.
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.