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

    Start Times WD Show 22/10

    Please find available for download the start times for the Winter Dressage Show 22/10

    Start times WD 22.10.17


    BRC Dressage Event 4th November

    Dressage Riders - We have another chance for your to represent your club, either as a team or an individual in Dressage.

    Our BRC area (Area 3) is hosting an inter-club winter dressage qualifier on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Bold Heath Equestrian centre. This competition is open to all members of our club and is a qualifier for the British Riding Clubs KBIS Novice Winter Championships.

    The classes are :

    Class 1 - Junior Novice Team & Individual Dressage
    Prelim 12 (2005) or Novice 28 (2008)

    Class 2 - Senior Novice Team & Individual Dressage
    Prelim 12 (2005) or Novice 28 (2008)

    Class 3 - Junior Intermediate Team & Individual Dressage
    Prelim 14 (2006)
    Novice 24 (2010)
    Novice 30 (2006)
    Elementary 50 (2007)

    Class 4 - Senior Intermediate Team & Individual Dressage
    Prelim 14 (2006)
    Novice 24 (2010)
    Novice 30 (2006)
    Elementary 50 (2007)

    Class 5 - Pick A Test - Open Medium or Advanced Medium
    Dressage - Juniors & Seniors - Individual only
    Medium 63 (2002) or Advanced Medium 93 (2004)

    Classes 1 & 2 - two members from each team to compete in each test
    Classes 3 & 4 - one test per team member

    Team entries cost £68 per team (this includes both BRC and NLG Area 3 fees)
    Individual entries cost £19 (this includes both BRC and NLG Area 3 entry fees)

    Anyone interested, please contact Mark Prior via treasuer@odrc.co.uk

    If we send any entries to this competition, we will need to send stewards. please let us know if you can help support the club.

    Closing date for entries is 1st October 2017.

    Lets do this!



    Please could we remind everyone that when you are completing your membership application, you need to identify 3 alternative choices of dates when you are able to offer a help day(s) at one of our events in the season. This is easy to do as all the options are available on a drop down menu at the time of completing the application form online, or are listed on the paper form.

    Helpers are essential in order for us to run as many shows and events as we can, and if everyone helps a little bit, it makes it so much easier for everyone.

    If no help day choices are selected - then memberships will not be completed. No membership card will be sent out and names will not be forwarded to the BRC for registration and insurance purposes. Nor will you be eligible to be awarded trophies at our end of year prevention night.

    Will anyone who hasn’t received a membership card since completing their form please get in touch with Cath Calvert at membership@odrc.co.uk or on 07970849477 . It may be that you haven’t selected any choices and Cath is hanging on to your card and number!!

    Many thanks for your cooperation.


    O&DRC Riding Hat Standards 2017

    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, 2017 BRC Hat Tagging Guide for Competitors 040117 (1)


    We would love to hear from you.

    The Riding Club would appreciate some feedback from members and non members. We would like to know how we are doing and how we can improve our services.
    With this in mind below is a link to an online feedback form, it will take about the amount time it takes to write your feedback, its totally anonymous.
    Online Survey


    NLG Team & Individual Events

    Confirmed and some provisional dates for inter-riding club NLG team and individual competitions next year which are qualifiers for Championships later in the year.

    The dates are:

    • 17/06/2017 – Dressage at Rochdale (Team and Individual)
      • Qualifier for Lincoln on 2nd and 3rd September
    • 02/07/2017 – Horse Trials at Somerford
      • Qualifier for Swailcliffe on 4th to 6th August
    • 15/07/2017 – Summer Showjumping (outdoor) at Bold Heath – (Team and Individual)
      • new format including classes at 70, 80, 90 100 and 110 * big opportunity for Oldham to send more than one team with these heights
      • Qualifier for Lincoln on 2nd and 3rd September

    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.


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