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.
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
Our next show is our Ridden, In-hand and working Hunter Show to be held at Friezland Arena on the 24th May. Members and Non members are very welcome, you can book your classes quickly and simply via our events booking pagefurther 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 our old and decrepit toilet block has been demolished and removed, our new toilet block has been delivered on site and the foundation block has been laid, (see images). It is hoped that our new toilet block will be in situ and ready for service as our show season commences.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
This year it's being organised by Nicola Gregory and Haydee Seton-Jones, who have very kindly taken over from me.
Those of you who have been before will know what a wonderful opportunity it is to spend 4 days of quality time with your horse with nothing else to worry about while you are there. You will be well-fed and will have an amazing learning experience so don't miss out if you possibly can. You will see from the attached information that the price of £360 is fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst you are there.further reading
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
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 email@example.com .further reading
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.further reading
There open vacancies on the committee, if you are interested please contact Liz Kershaw.