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

    O&DRC Riding Hat Standards 2016

    Please be aware that all riders entering O&DRC shows must wear protective headwear 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, 2016 BRC Hat Tagging Guide for Competitors

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    Dressage Training 26/06/16

    On Sunday 26th June at Friezland Arena we are offering dressage instruction with a listed British Dressage Judge.

    The format of the session will include you riding a test at your chosen level and the judge will give you instant verbal feedback and a view of your score sheet. Then you will have 10-15 minutes to go and practise before returning to re-ride your test. Finish with a test sheet to support your training and preparation at home. 1 test=verbal feedback and scores + ride again and receive final score sheet.


    Cost: £15.50 per rider 

    Members only: Yes

    Availability: 25 spaces


    • Group 1: Walk and Trot
    • Group 2: Preliminary
    • Group 3: Novice
    • Group 4: Elementary
    • Group 5: Medium

    Need further information?

    Contact: Emma Doughty 

    Tel: 07917 87896 or via Email

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    Ridden Showing, In-hand & Working Hunter Show 29th May

    Our next show will be our first Ridden Showing, In-hand & Working Hunter Show of the season. The show schedule can be found here and to make life a little easier for you and us, you can download and print off a entry form via this link
    You can fill out the your entry form as and when, on show day you can save a lot of time by handing in your completed entry form with the appropriate fee. There will of course be entries on the day, however, we thought this may help save a bit of time and energy for all. 

    Members don't forget your back numbers, string will be available from the booking-in area.

    Look forward to seeing you on the 29th May. 

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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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    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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    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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