2016 is already here and trotting along nicely so far!

2015 was yet another splendid year for Kings Oak Equestrian Centre & the Gill Family.

Emma & Richard tied the knot in February.

The wonderful workmen at Bestco put the tarmac down at the end of 2014, which has been amazing and allows our liveries to pop up in their slippers if they fancy it! A whole year of that luxury.

Our teams have consistently bought home top results throughout the year with at least one first at every outing, we are incredibly proud of everyone’s individual success and look forward to progressing to the next stage in 2016.

10 of our riders all achieved their riding and road safety certificate at Tiptree Equestrian Centre supported by the British Horse Society. We also had 3 members complete their Stage 1 exam, keeping up with 100% pass rate for Kings Oak candidates.

Huge Congratulations to Brianna with Prince Sandy (Vincent) who qualified for the Blue Chip Championships at the end of 2015.

The annual awards ball was lots of fun, this year we had the theme of ‘Hollywood Oscars’. After the prize giving and yummy food everyone got their dancing shoes on and had a boogie till the early hours.

All our inspections that we had, from the council and the governing bodies we flew through maintaining our very high standard at Kings Oak.

The mini team at Hickstead did a fabulous job bringing home a record number of rosettes.

Mrs Gill had a ride on Canto for the family photograph that Barry Paffey took during a Photoshoot at Kings Oak with 4 generations from the Gill family.

We would not be such a great centre if it were not for the team of staff we have in. A very dedicated group who are very friendly, caring and enthusiastic to all the horses and clients.

I think we can all agree it has been another wonderful year for all at Kings Oak, we are looking forward to 2016 and what it has to bring. We have exciting plans at the Centre for all our regular riding clients and our Teams have plenty of competitions to tackle with some more Blue Chip and Scope Qualifiers. Not forgetting our favourite show Hickstead. To those who are thinking about starting horse riding or would like to get involved drop an email, give us a call or better yet pop to the centre, we love welcoming new people to the club.