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.
Our next show is just around the corner, we look forward to seeing you all there, come down have a go and support your club, non members are very welcome. Entries are being taken online or on the day.further reading
Rachel Roebuck is holding some SJ practise sessions down at Friezland Arena over the next couple of months, dates for the sessions can be found in the Club Events Calendar.further reading
Sue Toone is running a set of three confidence boosting clinics for aspiring showjumpers. These are primarily aimed at members of ODRC who are novice or beginner show jumpers but the sessions are suitable for ALL riders as fence heights can be altered to suit, so that more confident horses and riders can benefit from these sessions too. There will be three sessions and ideally riders will book on all three, but it is not a problem if you can only book on one or two sessions.
Session 1 - grids for confidence and balance
Session 2 - introducing fillers and other rider frighteners
Session 3 - putting it all together.
All sessions will take place up at Minda’s outdoor arena at Higher Grange Farm, Delph. (access from Heights Lane, Delph)
Session 1 - Saturday 27th June
Session 2 – Sunday 5th July
Session 3 – Sunday 19th July
We can accommodate between 2 and 6 riders in a lesson.further reading
Our first equine car boot sale was great success, thank you all for attending. Further events are planned, we shall inform you in good time.further reading
Our first show jumping show was well attended and the weather held out all day. Thank you to all who attended, we hope to see you all and more at our show 26th July.
The results of the show are available for download herefurther reading
Some great photo's from our first Ridden, In-hand and Working Hunter Show Sunday, 24th May 2015, thank you to both photographers for attending.further reading
Qualified Instructor needed at Stamford Riding Stables, Top Mossley, due to an increase in customers. Pay according to qualifications and experience. Minimum qualifications PTT or ITA, we could consider someone about to take these qualifications. For further details phone Sue Phillips 01457 837698further reading
The results of the Members Only Novice Show held today at Friezland Arena are now available via the results page of the O&DRC website.further reading
We are pleased to announce that this years shows will have have an extra class added.
The Showing Class will now have an extra class, Concours d'Elegance. We have produced a document containing further information which you can download here
For those who missed the presentation evening a list of the winners and points are available for download.further reading
British Riding Clubs run a very popular and worthwhile series of assessments called British Riding Clubs Riding Assessment levels 1 - 4, and Horse Welfare Assessment levels 1-4.
Our Instruction Officer, Victoria Tibbot is intending to arrange a 6 week course on Sundays at Friezland over the Winter to cover all aspects of the level 1 Assessment.
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.further reading
Just a reminder (in case it’s a while since you read the back pages of your Show Schedule) that as a member of ODRC you are entitled to Members’ Rates at the shows of other clubs in the Northern Liaison Group. Some of our members often visit the clubs at Rochdale, Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Antrobus and Chapel amongst others.further reading
There open vacancies on the committee, if you are interested please contact Liz Kershaw.