De Jockey Club is one of the oldest clubs in the Netherlands and one with very special and unique traditions. The colourful history of the club has contributed to the wide variance of equestrian offerings which are currently being practiced. Some of these are: lessons for beginners, medium and advanced riders in dressage (from start up to ZZ-level), show jumping (regular courses, eventing, prix caprilli) and driving (there is a possibility to apply for the official driver license). Furthermore there are special basic riding courses for young children, the opportunity for a relaxed walk in the Kralingse Bos but also day- weekend or longer rides elsewhere, Carousel shows, possibilities to learn to ride sidesaddle, voltage and pushball. These courses are available 7 days a week with diverse day and evening programs. We have qualified English speaking instructors for each discipline and each level. Private lessons are also available.
Equitatus for young riders
Within the Jockey Club is Equitatus, which organizes diverse activities for children and young people up to the age of 18 . For the very young we help in a playful manner to familiarize them with the movements and behavior of the ponies. For the teenagers there is the choice of pony or horse riding lessons. Activities and competitions are organized throughout the year and in the summer months riding camps are available.
In the heart of the Kralingse Bos you have the possibility to ride in two indoor arenas as well as making use throughout the year of the enormous CHIO arena with the fabulous All Weather footing. From the riding school you can directly find yourself on the horse riding tracks in the Kralingse Bos where you could almost forget that you’re in the middle of a large city, watching pheasants and rabbits cavorting in their natural habitat. The club is exclusive to members who are able to make use of the riding and stable facilities where qualified staff takes excellent care of the horses and ponies. There is a special area for long reining, an automated walker, a horse wash stand and paddocks for training and care. For the riders there are changing rooms with lockers.
Social aspects are of great importance
Our facilities for riders and horses are unique and highly ranked. But our club is also well known for the atmosphere with enjoyable social interaction, which makes it really stand out from other riding schools. You will find nowhere else that many horse lovers ride together and also enjoy a lot of other fun activities.
Every Saturday afternoon at 12.30pm one of the Jockey Club members is present to welcome potential new members. Information is given regarding all potentials for members of the Jockey Club. You will be shown the accommodation and given full explanation regarding tariffs, schedules, choice of memberships (Junior, Senior, non-riding) balloting procedures, etc.You are very welcome to visit us on a Saturday afternoon and experience all unique possibilities available for you and your family within de Rotterdamsche Manege ‘De Jockey Club’.
The Rotterdam Student Horseback Riding Association ‘Marcroix‘ is a sub-association of the Rotterdam Student Corps (RSC) and the Rotterdam Female Student Association (RVSV). Every student that is interested in horseback riding is welcome to join us.
Every Wednesday we come together to ride at the Rotterdamsche Manège from 19:00 till 20:00 o’clock. Afterwards we eat dinner together in the club-house ‘De Jockey Club’ and we usually round the evening off with a couple of drinks. Our lesson can be joined by every student that is a member of Marcroix, regardless of his or her riding experience. If the weather allows it we ride outside on one of the outside fields and we sometimes ride into the woods. Next to the lesson we organize many enjoyable activities such as rides at the beach, monthly drinks in one (or two) of Rotterdam’s pubs, and once a year we have our ‘Marcroix weekend’ that takes us somewhere in the Netherlands to enjoy 2 days full of horseback riding and other activities. There is also the possibility to compete in national student riding competitions and competitions among members of the Rotterdamsche Manège.
If you are interested, you’re more than welcome to just stop by on Wednesday evening, watch the lesson and join us for a drink afterwards. In case you want to ride with us or you would like to receive more information about what Marcroix is all about you can check our website www.marcroix.nl , send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We hope to see you soon!