Welcome to our website

We are a small friendly club affiliated to the British Riding Clubs movement and we welcome anyone who wants to enjoy being with their horse through participating in everything equestrian.

Our showground is situated at the Friezland Arena in Greenfield, Oldham.
Each year we hold three shows in each of the five disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping, Combined Training, Ridden & In Hand Showing and Working Hunter.

We invite new and existing members to join the club, you can do this quick and easily online by following this link 

Latest News

    Winter Dressage

    Entries are open for our next winter dressage show 18/03/18.
    Please visit our events page for further information and to book your slot.


    Riding Club Camp 2018

    Applications for the 2018 riding club camp are now open and the online booking facility is available via the O&DRC Events Area.

    Quick over view of what is on offer this year.

    Three top quality 40 minute lessons per day using Somerford’s amazing facilities, in paired lessons tailored to your level of ability.
    NB: You do not need to identify a partner for yourself, we will match you.

    • Cross Country
    • Show-jumping
    • Dressage
    • PLUS: farm ride on the final day

    This years instructors:

    • Sue Chadwick
    • David Llewellyn
    • Esther Mills


    • Instruction (9 lessons)
    • Stabling, bedding (3 bales of shavings ), unlimited haylage,
    • All human catering
    • Showers and laundry room
    • Overnight parking
    • Farm ride on final day
    • British Riding Clubs third party insurance.

    From: Sunday Evening 3rd June 2018 to Thursday 7th June 2018 at SOMERFORD PARK FARM, CHESHIRE

    Full Catering provided: Superb home-cooking from Sunday evening to Thursday lunchtime (also drinks and snacks available all day every day)

    Availability: Open to all adult ODRC Members. Places allocated ‘1st come 1st serve


    Friezland Arena Closure 15/01/18

    There will be fencing works to the arena commencing 15th Jan, it is expected that this work will take approximately two weeks but maybe be longer in case of unforeseen eventualities. The arena will be closed to the public during this time.


    Presentation Evening Photographs

    For those who attended, photographs taken on the night are now available to view and purchase via Vicky Mansfield's Website.


    O&DRC Riding Hat Standards 2018

    Please be aware that all riders entering O&DRC shows must wear protective headgear that complies with the following BRC standards.

    BRC standards:

    Type 1. PAS 015: 1998 or 2011 provided they are BSI Kitemarked

    Type 2. VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided they are BSI Kitemarked

    Type 3. ASTM F1163: 2004a or 04a provided they are BSI Kitemarked

    Type 4. SNELL E2001 - AS/NZS 3838: 2006 onwards provided they are SAI Global marked.

    Further information can be found here, 2018 BRC Hat Tagging Guide


    Would you like to donate a trophy?

    You might have noticed over the years on Presentation Night that there are certain classes for which we have no trophy to award to the year’s highest placed member. Below are the names of the classes for which there is no trophy.


    Items for the newsletter

    If you have any items you think might be of interest to other members of ODRC please contact Christine Prior via e-mail them to newsletter@odrc.co.uk .