Oldham & District Riding Club / Welcome to our website

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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.


Latest News

    Friezland Arena Repairs

    Fencing repair work on the arena is due to start on 10 November for 1 and a half weeks, during which time the arena will be closed.

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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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    Nominations for Fun Trophies

    It’s that time of year where we need your nominations for two new trophies to be awarded on Presentation Night as follows:

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    The Annual General Meeting to be held 18/11/14 plays an important part in the running of the club. It is the time where you the members get to discuss and debate with the committee members the running of the club. It is also the forum where we discuss the planning for the 2015 season, again this is where your input is vital. So do please come along and give us your views and join in the planning for 2015 season.

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    Return of 2013 Trophies

    Would the lucky winners of last year’s trophies be kind enough to return them by 31 October to Lesley Jackson at The Village Store at Heyrod or contact Abi Atherton on 07740 776565 or e‑mail her at secretary@odrc.co.uk to make arrangements for returning them.

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    Pub Crawl - £93 raised!

    Many thanks to all those who participated, we are pleased to announce that the pub crawl raised £93 for the club and £12 for the local Chemists by the way of Paracetamol sales.

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    ODRC Socials

    End of Show Season Social Saturday 4th October 2014

    Country Fun for a Fiver at Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield.

    Doors open at 7.30pm (tickets only please)

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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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    Established Riding School for Lease

    A unique opportunity due to forth coming retirement to lease or part lease a local riding school. The terms are flexible and the monthly payment low. This is an opportunity for a suitably qualified instructor to gradually develop their own riding school without a massive investment.

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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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