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e 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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    Friezland Arena

    There has been a number of dead birds found in and around the site, it is believed that individuals with air rifles have been seen shooting birds. Peter Carter has asked members to be vigilant and notify police if they observes the individuals at work, it is also advised that you leave the site.
    Call the police on 101.


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    Show Jumping practices by Natalie Shannon

    On alternate Wednesday evenings until the end of August Rachel Roebuck and I are holding showjumping practices (weather and ground conditions permitting) on the field at Friezland between 6.30 and 8.30pm for members of ODRC.  This is an opportunity for you to school and practise and there will be NO INSTRUCTOR PRESENT.

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    Cross Country Schooling Day

    Cross Country Schooling Day:   Owing to the great weather (lots of sunshine AND rain) the grass on the cross country field grew higher than the jumps so we had to postpone the scheduled clinic which was to have been held on 5 July.  

    The clinic has been rescheduled for Saturday 9 August.  (If you had booked on the clinic Minda Wigley will contact you to check if you are available on the new date.)

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    Community Litter Pick at Friezland Arena

    On Saturday 9 August from 10 am to 12 noon there is to be a Litter Pick of the arena area and the bridle path immediately adjacent to the arena site.  There will be refreshments available courtesy of Tesco.

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    ODRC Social Events

    SOCIAL events by Lesley Jackson, Social Secretary, encouraging members to meet up between show dates!

    Demonstration by Mark Fuller
    On Wednesday the 6th August I have organised an informal demonstration to introduce members to Mark Fuller, otherwise known as ‘The North West Horseman’. Mark is a very talented rider and handler who has recently moved into this area.

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    Working Hunter Training Day

    Working Hunter Training Day 13th September with Victoria Tibbot BHSII, at Highmoor Livery Stables, Scouthead, by kind permission of Liz Longden BHSAI, starting at 11.00am. The session will take place on the open fields and cover the following :

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    BRC Assessment 1 Instruction

    Forthcoming Instruction British Riding Clubs Riding Assessment 1 Training
    A course of 6 lessons has been arranged for Riding Club Members at HIGH MOOR RIDING AND LIVERY STABLES, SCOUTHEAD By kind permission of Mrs. Liz Longden B.H.S.A.I Starting from Wednesday 30th July 2014, 7pm, Running for 6 weeks to 3rd September.

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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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    Show Helpers

    Show Help Reminder by Lesley Jackson, Helper Co-ordinator
    Hi members, just a little reminder asking you all to 'save the date!' By that I mean the date you chose on your membership form, and the one that I confirmed by email to you earlier this season.

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

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