BERKS & BUCKS DragHounds Meet – Rockley Manor Side Saddle Meet 17th Dec
BERKS & BUCKS DragHounds Meet – Rockley Manor – Marlborough Side Saddle Meet
Address: Rockley Manor, Rockley, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RT.
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Directions : From M4 junction 15, take A346 to Marlborough, continue along this road for about 7 miles. DO NOT TURN OFF AT CHISELDON. Approaching Marlborough, with the golf course on your right, turn right at top of hill by the traffic islands and take (ii) next right (signposted Rockley/Broad Hinton). Continue along this road for about 2.5 miles turn left , signed Rockley.
From Marlborough, take A346 to Swindon and bear left at top of hill (at the end of the brick wall). Follow above directions from (ii).
Description : A fabulous venue on good turf and rolling downland with plenty of optional jumps.
Booking through Horse Events www.horse-events.co.uk
If you have not hunted with us before or you are the parent of a child coming hunting, you MUST eMail the Hon Secretaries in advance to discuss the Meet and the suitability of you : your child for it.
You can eMail them on firstname.lastname@example.org they are a friendly duo and there to answer any questions you may have.
For all Meet Dates:
The following classes are available for the BERKS & BUCKS DragHounds Meet – Rockley Manor Side Saddle Meet 17th Dec
Booking & Booking Fees
- Adult Full Cap (17+) – £65
- Boxing Day (Incl Staff Collection) – £75
- Student (Student Card) – £40
- Older Children (12-16) – £25
- Children (Under 11) – £15
Withdrawals & Refunds
If you need to Withdraw please log into your Horse Events account and cancel the booking, alternatively please withdraw by emailing
All bookings are subject to a non refundable booking fee as stated online
Cancellation: If for any reason the meet is cancelled, bookings will be transferred to a new date if one is confirmed or Cap Refunds will be issued as above.
Code of Conduct - please read
If you’re riding a horse that is liable to kick then it should wear a red ribbon in its tail and if you’re riding a young or inexperienced horse it should wear a green ribbon in its tail. Ribboned horses should be ridden safely and appropriately in the field.
If you wish to attend a meet and you are not a member then it is normal to contact one of the Hon Secretaries prior to the meet to let them know you are intending to attend. If you are inexperienced at riding with the Drag please point the out during the conversation and they will be happy to pass on any relevant guidance.
If you are unable to contact one of the Hon Secretaries prior to arriving at the meet please introduce yourself to them at the meet and, again, if you are inexperienced then please point this out to them and they will provide you with guidance.
Children under 5yo should be on a lead rein.
Children who are to be on a lead rein with a responsible adult should be at a maximum ratio of 1:2 of adult to children.
Children off the lead rein who are being supervised by a responsible adult should be at a maximum ratio as decided by the adult depending on the experience of the children, the experience of the adult and the nature/experience of their mounts.
Children and young persons under the age of 18 who wish to attend unsupervised may do so but they should have a Pony Club C Test qualification or similar qualification or equivalent experience. Here is a link to the Pony Club C Test http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/tests_and_achievements/efficiency_tests/c_standard/
There are two meets that are specifically designed for children or inexperienced riders, the Children Only meet and the Walk & Trot meet. Please contact one of the Hon Secretaries for details.
Although use of mobile phones are not encouraged while riding with the Drag, we advise you to bring one with you in case of emergency and have emergency contact details on your person.
We will endeavour to clear the lines of hazards prior to the meet but if you spot a hazard whilst riding like a hole, low hanging branch, stray wire or broken rail point it out clearly to the riders following you and pass it on to the other riders if it is pointed out to you.
You should wear clothing appropriate to the risks you are likely to encounter. This may be appropriate to cold and wet weather, jumping fences and riding at speed. You may want to consider a skullcap and/or a body protector meeting current standards.
If the Field Master feels you are a danger to yourself or others they may tell you to go home.
You are responsible for your own Health & Safety and that of those around you.
Obey instructions given by the Field Master.
Do not jump what you are not confident to jump.
Home of the Rockley Ride hosted by the Berks and Bucks Drag Hounds.
This is a unique 10 mile ride extending over the Ridgeway and its valleys. The course runs over bridleways and private arable farmland and pasture by kind permission of the landowners. The route will be marked out and will include up to 50 optional jumps from 60cm to 1.10cm high.
Thanks are to all those who have given their land, labour and time for free to enable this event to happen.
BERKS & BUCKS DragHounds Meet – Rockley Manor Side Saddle Meet 17th Dec is being organised by Berks & Bucks DragHounds and the booking agent is Equine Bookings