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.

Latest News

    Show Clinic 22/05/16

    ODRC are pleased to announce the first of our training opportunities for our 2016 members.
    We have secured the services of Toddy, a top county level judge, to come and run a clinic for us .
    It will be on Sunday 22nd May at Friezland.It is great value at only £10 per horse/rider for a group session approx 40-50 mins long.
    Max group size 5 people. First group will be 9:30am, last group should finish by 4pm approx
    It will be a fun and informative session. The aim of your chosen group/class will give you an opportunity to showcase your show and ask questions. We invite you to attend in full showing turnout in order to receive true judgement in all aspects of tack, turnout and show perfromance from Toddy. The groups have been selected as this is how they are in our show schedule. Toddy will discuss individually with all riders and advise on what other classes you may be suitable for. 

    We can accommodate up to 5 horses and riders per group and the groups are as follows:
    Group 1 : Inhand
    Group 2: Ridden veteran and ridden showing
    Group 3: Equitation and riding club horse
    Group 4; Ridden coloured, M and M,cobs, foreign breeds plus others
    Group 5: Ridden Hunter
    Group 6; Working Hunter

    BOOKING ONLINE via the events page on our website

    Times will be allocated to each rider 2 days before the event.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Doughty via email or phone 07917878960.

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    Showjumping Show 1st May

    The Showjumping show scheduled for the 1st May has been rescheduled to the 10th July 2016.

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    Winter Dressage

    The winter dressage series is now complete, we managed to run all 5 shows, we would like to thank all those who participated.

    The series concluded with the presentation for overall champion and reserve champion for each of the four classes held, the following riders and their mounts were awarded with a rosette, sash and vouchers supplied by Beal Hey Animal Feeds and Naylors Equestrian.

    Intro Class 1 Champion - Kim Salmon riding Freckleton First Officer
    Intro Class 1 Reserve Champion - Martha Bland riding Genevieve

    Prelim Class 2 Champion - Olivia Prior riding Fencers Siorus
    Prelim Class 2 Reserve Champion - Martha Bland riding Genevieve

    Prelim Class 3 Champion - Olivia Prior riding Fencers Siorus
    Prelim Class 3 Reserve Champion - Janet Warburton riding ZK Valparaisjo

    Novice Class 4 Champion - Phoebe Mather riding Tyler 
    Novice Class 4 Reseve Champion - No rider met qualifying criteria.

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    O&DRC 2016 Schedule

    Our 2016 schedule is currently with the printers, however, you can download an electronic version here to keep on your PC or other device.

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    Riding Club Camp 2016

    Applications for riding club camp are now be taken. The good news is that you can now book your place online, there is also a postal option should you choose the traditional route. The application form is available for download on the same page as the online application. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please do not delay as places are limited to 24, a reserve list will be available once the 24 slots have been allocated.

    The online application and postal form can be found here.

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    BRC Riding Hat Standards 2016

    Stuck for an idea about a Xmas present, read the attached document from BRC concerning riding hat standards for 2016.

    2016 BRC Hat Tagging Guide for Competitors

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    Dressage Show Photo's

    Vicky Mansfield our official photographer for the winter dressage has released images of the show for viewing, please visit her website for further information. Studio Pixie Photography

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

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