The Regency Academe


Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.

Available Classes:

November Class

Horses and Their Involvement in Life – England 1790-1820
Class Dates: November 6 – November 21st, 2017
Cost: $20 non-member, $15 BM member
Registration Closed

An overview of the importance of horses in daily life during the Regency and available methods of transport at the time. Classes will include: The Horse as a Primary Means of Transport; Riding; Travel; Transporting Horses on Ships; Horse Breeds and Colors; Horses in London vs. the Country; Hyde Park and Rotten Row – Being Seen; Answering Participant Questions and Frequently Asked Questions from the Loops; and The Horse as a Plot Device in Historical Novels.

Kim Lambert learned to ride at the age of eight and has ridden consistently for most of her life since (she is now 62). She’s done dressage, jumping, cross country, fox hunting, general riding, a little Western riding, and has ridden sidesaddle extensively, including in medieval period costume at parades and displays. She taught riding to group classes at a riding school for many years, as well as private classes. As a long-term historical recreationist, she has also made all of the costumes. She has driven lightweight gigs and heavier carts, pulled by single horses, and been taught much about driving teams of horses.

Because riding styles in Australia originally derived from England, she understands the English riding style of the Regency era. Add her research compulsion and you get a determination to get it right. She has an Associate Diploma in Applied Science in Horse Husbandry (a three-year practical and theoretical course which qualifies her to run horse breeding facilities).

She has published more than 40 books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her “Writing Tips and Tricks – More Than 40 Ways to improve YOUR Writing Today!” won three awards in 2016. Writing Regency romances is, however, her favourite kind of writing. She writes them as Arietta Richmond, and has released 14 titles to date, plus two bundled collections and stories in five multi-author anthologies. Arietta’s two series are planned to be 10 and 13 books when finished (7 books in each released so far). Her work is self-published under her small press imprint, Dreamstone Publishing

More information is available at www.dreamstonepublishing.comOr contact her at

Upcoming Classes in 2017:


Alternate Payment Methods

Though PayPal is preferred, a personal check can be mailed. Contact moderator for mailing address. To ensure a timely invite to class all checks must be received no later than the Thursday before class begins.

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In what format are the classes presented?
We use Yahoo groups to present our classes. After you sign up an E-vite is sent to your email. You accept the E-vite to join the group and set up your membership (individual email is recommended). After you have set up your membership all classes and class communications are sent to your email.

When will I receive my E-vite?
E-vites are typically issued two days before class begins.

What do I do if I am having a problem with my E-vite?
Contact Andrea at to request assistance.

What do I do if I do not receive an E-vite?
If you registered prior to the beginning of class and did not receive an E-vite within the above-mentioned time frame, first check your SPAM folder to ensure it was not incorrectly routed there. If there is no E-vite in your SPAM folder, please contact to request another E-vite to be sent.

Will late registration delay joining the class?
Registrations and payment confirmation can take up to 48 hours to process. We try our best to reduce this time frame, but strongly encourage participants to register a minimum of 4 days prior to the class start date.

If I miss a class or a post can I retrieve it?
All classes can be accessed on the Yahoo Group site.

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