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

    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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    Winter Dressage Show 2

    The league tables for the winter dressage have been updated, well done to all who entered today, hopefully will see you all at our next show on the 5th December. I have test sheets for those who left early, please contact me and I will get them to you.
    I would like to thank all our helpers today, Fran Scholes, Peter Wilkinson, Heather Marshall, Claire Gardiner, our scorers Anita Mather & Fiona Harrison (aka Hinge and Bracket), Lesley Jackson for our spotless toilets, our judge Pat Dewhurst and finally Martin Gallagher for helping tidy up at show end.
    Lastly, a big thanks to the riders who competed today.
    Mark and Chloe

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    Friezland Arena Closure

    There will be some replacement gates & Fencing work being done at our Friezland Arena site from 16th November to 4th December 2015
    **The ARENA will be CLOSED**
    *16th Nov to 20th Nov 2015*
    Due to Fencing repairs around the arena.
    (the Gate to the arena will be locked for Health & Safety purposes while the work is being completed)

    The car park will still be open but please take care while there's workers & machinery are on site.

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    Presentation Evening 28th November

    Our end of Season Dance will be held on Saturday 28th November at Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield.
    Doors will open at 7.30pm and there will be a hot and cold buffet served at 8pm, followed by the presentations, raffle and disco!
    An evening not to be missed!

    All tickets are £10, no ticket no entry!!
    Tickets are available:

    • Online (collect on the door)
    • Lauren Jackson by phone on 07850 769352
    • Lesley Jackson via her shop at Heyrod 07961 933952.
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    Winter Dressage Series

    O&DRC will be running a series of winter dressage shows commencing 31st October 2015, they will be 5 shows in total.
    The series of shows will run as a league, there will be 4 league tables created, one for Intro, two for prelims and one for Novice.
    Places will be limited, all bookings will be taken online.
    Please visit our Events Page for further information.

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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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