CROWN is affiliated with the British Riding Clubs within Area 5 and caters for riders in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northants. Since our launch in January 2014, we now have an annual membership of over 220 senior riding, non-riding and junior members and these numbers continue to grow each day. Find out more.
Throw on your glad rags and join us for a night to remember at CROWN’s very first Summer Ball on Saturday 15th July at the beautiful Great Barn in Aynho!
Testing times; designing a best practice worm control programme for your horse.
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that every CROWNie is in want of a slice of cake!
I would not be the only member who is unbelievably grateful to have a riding club that not only supports & pushes the highly achieving members of our club, but is also there for us grassroots riders, happy hackers & even those of us who are grounded! The friends I have made due to this club are now friends for life & some are closer to me than family! Everything we as individuals do, our committee and co-members are so supportive of. There's never been a moment, when I have supported CROWN competitors & spectated, where other CROWN members weren't rooting for their co-members.
We truly are a club for our members, who are all slightly mad, but are all held together by the fantastic team that make up our comittee.
For a junior member of CROWN I can’t think of a better introduction to the world of competing. For someone starting out the amount of support is immense, from help deciding which events to enter to cheering from the side lines (there is always someone cheering!!). Successes are celebrated and positives drawn from disappointments. Very nurturing.
I cannot recommend CROWN more. I am of the slightly older age bracket of rider, but never once has that mattered. All the younger committee members are so incredibly friendly and welcoming when I turn up. There is always a helping hand from another member to get me onboard and fired up, and the enthusiasm and encouragement is second to none. A Riding Club for any age, any ability and anybody - enjoy.
I was recommended to CROWN by a friend and I started following their Facebook page. I hadn't done more than hack in 25 years and didn't know if a riding club would just laugh at me trying to jump and compete with a rather wild young Connie.. Everyone seemed so supportive that I took the plunge and joined. We have attended clinics, dressage, xc, showjumping, camp you name it. We have competed and placed with CROWN teams - something I never thought I would ever do, and we even qualified for the Festival of the Horse - and the committee members were even there to pick me up when I fell off! Whether Skye is being a star or a lunatic I get the same amazing support and encouragement from other members and the incredible committee . I can't imagine being in another riding club.
So my hooman joined me up for this thing called ‘CROWN’ when I was just a baby and I’ll be honest, I was sceptical! I mean what can you teach a super horse, half unicorn like me that I don’t already know...
But actually it’s been bloomin marvellous, I’ve learned to swim like a fish, jump like a stag and point my toes whilst trotting in a circle like a ballerina (a macho one though, obvs).
And all this whilst my fan club of Crown ladies coo and swoon as I walk past! Oh and then they feed me loads of sweets!
Best decision my hooman made! GO CROWN!
CROWN are a club with a difference. They have helped my 23 years young mare and I find new purpose in our lives; being bitless can be a limiting factor where many clubs are concerned... but not CROWN! The stressless dressage series is simply ingenious and being encouraged to compete alongside other club members is so refreshing. The variety of clinics is also something to behold. Thank you CROWN for giving us every opportunity!
I joined CROWN as a first time riding club member (wrong side of 50) not really sure what I was going to get out of it but thought it was worth trying. I am so pleased I did, as I have gained so much friendship, support, and courage. Encouraged by the knowledgeable trainers and enthusiastic members I have gone from watching on the sidelines wishing I could have a go, to competing not only as an individual but also as part of a team. I can't begin to tell you how proud I am to go out and represent our club - okay we don't set the world on fire but you would never guess from the support given! It doesn't matter what you are doing or where you are going there is always someone from the club to cheer you on. The range of activities and training there really is something for everyone whatever age you are. It really was the best decision to join not just any club but CROWN Riding Club!
CROWN is the most well organised & friendly club around! An incredible number of lessons, clinics and events every month – all great fun & with amazing cakes!
Finally a club for the Riders run by riders!! A committee that fully understands what it is a rider wants to achieve with their horse and how to have fun, whilst regaining lost confidence!
CROWN has made me feel so welcome from the start. I’m not lucky enough to have my own horse and other clubs don’t have much to offer me, but the social side, learning and fun atmosphere at CROWN makes it perfect for me. CROWN offered a better, accessible club for all.
My daughters and I are always welcomed by trainers, the committee and other members alike and the standard and cost of training is excellent. I’m pleased to be part of a group of people who enjoy their horses and the company of other like minded people.
Lovely, friendly people. Fab organisation. Excited for the club’s future!
Fun, friendly, fabulously welcoming riding club, happy people, beautiful horses and amazing trainers, what more could anyone wish for in a riding club. One very satisfied junior members Mum