Welcome to the Oldham & District Riding Club website
Once again in 2019 we will have three shows in each of the four disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping, Ridden & In Hand Showing and Working Hunter. The Charity Memorial Mini One Day Event and the Winter Dressage League (with a Team element) are included in our Schedule once again along with the Sponsored Ride, and instruction will continue to be provided. Dressage clinics and showjumping clinics and practices may also feature in the year’s activities.
We are continuing with the new classes for nervous novices in Working Hunter and Showjumping, and the end-of-season awards for riders aged 50+. We are continuing the inclusion of additional classes at each of our shows to raise funds for charities such as North West Air Ambulance, Motor Neurone Disease, our Club Container Fund and Friezland Arena repairs.
The British Riding Clubs “Grass Roots League” offers all members the chance to participate in a National League for Intro and Prelim Dressage and for 60 and 70 cm Showjumping classes. The League is now up and running and you can participate in it by attending ODRC Dressage and Showjumping Shows.
We have excellent inhouse online facilities that allow you to book ODRC events online without incurring extra charges.
Would you like to become a member?
As a member you will receive discounts for show entry and exclusive training opportunities. It’s easy to join us you can do this quick and easily online by following this [link]
Winter Dressage Series
The first winter dressage show will be held at Higher Counthill Farm on the 6th Oct. Please book online via https://odrc.co.uk/events/
Flatwork and Show Jumping Training
In addition to the winter dressage shows ODRC will be holding numerous training clinics over the next few months. The club will be holding jumping and flatwork clinics throughout Oct and Nov. For further information about the clinics and to book your place, visit our events booking area via https://odrc.co.uk/events/ follow the Training sub menu.
We are looking to take teams and individuals to the Area 3 Dressage Qualifiers to be held at Bold Heath 2nd Nov. If you wish to compete please register your entry here.
To explore what tests are available and for further information follow this link.
ODRC are pleased to announce that we will be running a 6 show winter dressage series commencing 6th Oct 2019.
For full information download the schedule below, to book online visit https://odrc.co.uk/events.
In normal circumstances there are no checks required connected with vaccinations when anyone attends an ODRC event. As the situation with the Equine Influenza virus is still ongoing the club has made the decision to follow the guidelines issued by BRC, subsequently we will require any horse or pony attending any ODRC events to be vaccinated against Equine Influenza and the for the vaccination record be in accordance to the criteria contained within the Information Download below
These are temporary measures until such time the situation with the Equine Influenza has passed.
If the situation has not changed you will be required to bring your horse's passport/vaccination record in order that your vaccination record be checked. Notification will be sent to members via email and for all via this website and the ODRC Group FB Page if the rules change.
The download below provides you with further information, please download it and have a read through. In addition to the information provided within the document, there are links that you can follow that allow you to download either an Excel Spreadsheet that allows you to check the validity of your horse's vaccination record or even better, there are APPs available for Android or Apple devices that do the same.
Once we have checked and logged your vaccination details you will not be asked again for your passport/vaccination record unless the vaccination has expired. We will keep a record until such time it is no longer required.
Some venues i.e. Somerford, require a booster within 6 months, (ODRC events do not) so be aware that you might need to have a booster before Camp. Cathy Heaven will keep you posted, contact Cathy for anything Camp related.
We are now taking applications for membership 2019. The club welcomes existing members and new members alike. We are pleased to announce that the club has lowered its joining age for junior riders from 15 down to 13 years. There are lots of activities and shows planned for 2019, in addition, we organise visits to other areas competing as individuals and teams. A friendly & encouraging riding club awaits you.
Join online here.
Please be aware that all riders entering O&DRC shows must wear protective headgear that complies with the following 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, 2018 BRC Hat Tagging Guide.