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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.

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    Horseman's Christmas Carol Service

    All are welcome, so please do come along.
    Tickets available from:
    Heyrod Village Store,
    Jolly Jodhs, Warth Mill, Diggle;
    Beal Hey Animal Feeds, Rutland Way, Shaw;
    Farm Feeds, Cote Farm, Millbrook;
    Brownhill Countryside Centre or at the gate on the day

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    Portrait Auction

    To help raise funds towards a replacement toilet block at Friezland we will auction a portrait of a horse or dog by Peter Carter.

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    O&DRC Presentation Night 2014!

    An evening not to be missed and you can now purchase your tickets on-line.
    Presentation Evening Saturday 29th November Diggle Band Club doors open 7:30 pm hot and cold food served at 8:00 pm followed by presentation of awards, raffle (great prizes) then disco!

    Don't miss it!
    Tickets are available via:
    1. The quick and easy way, on-line at our new ODRC Event Booking Facility
    2. Lesley Jackson ODRC Social Secretary please call 07961933952.
    3. Lesley Jackson's shop the Heyrod Village Store, 318 Wakefield Rd, Heyrod, Stalybridge SK15 3BY.

    Tickets £10 each for a great night out.

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    British Riding Clubs Equitation 1 Lessons

    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.

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    Nominations for Fun Trophies

    It’s that time of year where we need your nominations for two new trophies to be awarded on Presentation Night as follows:

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    Return of 2013 Trophies

    Would the lucky winners of last year’s trophies be kind enough to return them by 31 October to Lesley Jackson at The Village Store at Heyrod or contact Abi Atherton on 07740 776565 or e‑mail her at secretary@odrc.co.uk to make arrangements for returning them.

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    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.

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    Reminder NLG Entitlement

    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.

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    Items for the newsletter

    If you have any items you think might be of interest to other members of ODRC please ring Minda on 01457 870421 to tell her what you want to say or e-mail them to newsletter@odrc.co.uk .

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    Established Riding School for Lease

    A unique opportunity due to forth coming retirement to lease or part lease a local riding school. The terms are flexible and the monthly payment low. This is an opportunity for a suitably qualified instructor to gradually develop their own riding school without a massive investment.

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    Volunteer needed for NLG meetings

    Is there anyone out there willing to take on this task for the Club? The Northern Liaison Group of British Riding Clubs is the committee made up of representatives from all the riding clubs in the North West of England. They organise the team events, qualifiers and training days in which all the clubs in the North West can then participate and possibly qualify for National competitions. Each club may have two representatives on this committee.

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    Do you have showing expertise?

    If you have quite a wide knowledge of the rules relating to showing classes, we’d like to hear from you.

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    Training Days

    For next season, please would all members be kind enough to remember the following. If you put your name down for a training course but are subsequently unable to attend, please would you let the course organiser know that you are no longer intending to take up the place.

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Committee Vacancies
There open vacancies on the committee, if you are interested please contact Liz Kershaw.

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