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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.

Latest News

    Riding Club Camp 2015

    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.

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    O&DRC Team Events

    NLG Area 3 Qualifiers

    As a reminder, for all those interested in participating in team events I have listed some up and coming events for 2015.

    Indoor Show Jumping Qualifier, which is to be held at Osbaldeston on Sunday 22nd February 2015. (Attached entry form to be filled out and returned to me so I can send off by the 10th Feb).

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    Awards and Points 2014

    For those who missed the presentation evening a list of the winners and points are available for download.

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    O&DRC Presentation Night – 29 November 2014

    Chairs Introduction to the Evening
    This year marks a major change in the life of the Riding Club. For the last almost 30 years our showground, owned by Oldham Council, has been entirely financed by the Council with occasional contributions from the Friezland User Group.

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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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    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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    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.