Get to Know Us
High Fen Riding club is based in the North Essex and South Suffolk area of the South-East of England.
We aim to encourage riding both as a sport and for recreation, promoting fellowship amongst our members and working to improve the standard of our horsemanship. We organise training clinics, socials and competitive events at all levels to include those just starting out right up to the very experienced, and we are affiliated to the British Horse Society through British Riding Clubs.
The club was founded in 1963 by Dietmar Ackermann at his home "High Fen" on the Essex/Suffolk border. Our members enjoy their love of horse riding for fun and competition at local and even national level.
Over the years, High Fen teams have competed successfully in all disciplines at British Riding Clubs National Championships and have won the Teams Champions in both Dressage and Horse Trials at various times through the years.
In case we're starting to sound a bit high-powered, we want to emphasise that we are a friendly and inclusive club welcoming everyone who wants to improve their horse riding and management skills, try out new disciplines... and, most of all, have fun enjoying horses!
Updated in 2023