Karen Walker - Secretary
2018 will be my second year on the committee, however my attachment to Thurrock Riding Club goes way back to the 1970’s! so it is good to be able to give something back. Thurrock is a fabulous family orientated club for all ages to be involved in and have fun. Myself and my daughter own three horses and one pony. I work full time and the horses are our family hobby. I have already enjoyed over 40 years of eventing and show jumping and my daughter is actively following in my footsteps and thanks to Thurrock Riding Club, is now fast overtaking me in talent and enthusiasm for the sport!
Dressage and Points Secretary
I have been on Thurrock Riding Clubs committee for the last 8 or so years. I am currently responsible for the launch of the online entry system for dressage, results, end of year points and trophies. In addition to this I help run the Facebook page too.
I love being part of Thurrock Riding Club, it is a fantastic family orientated grassroots club, a good starting point for any budding equestrian.
I have ridden for more years than I want to own up to but am now simply driver and groom to my daughter Hannah, driving all over the country competing for pony club teams and British Riding club competitions.
Thurrock was where it all began for both myself in the early 1980’s and Hannah more recently in 2010, accumulating in her being reserve champion in 2015 and club champion in 2017. In 2018 Hannah became British Riding Clubs area 8 Junior champion but none of this would have happened without the tremendous support and encouragement from Thurrock Riding Club in those early days, we learnt so much from the knowledgeable judges who are always eager to offer advice and tips to the competitors.
We love the friendly atmosphere at Thurrock, the shows are such good fun and there is something for everyone to do. So come along for a summer of fun and laughter. We look forward to seeing you.