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.
We invite new and existing members to join the club, you can do this quick and easily online by following this link
We are looking at sending dressage teams to the NLG Area 3 winter Dressage Qualifier held at Bold Heath 3rd November.
Full details about the event are available here Event Information
All are welcome, we encourage you all to a have a go.
Contact: Mark Prior
For further information check the Event Information document or contact me through our contact us page..
O&DRC are pleased to announce that we will be holding Gymkhana & Pony Party on the 5th August at our showground Freizland Arena.
The show is being run to raise funds for the Friezland User Group (FUG), a body that O&DRC is part of, all monies raised will go towards the upkeep of the site.
You can find further information about FUG via the menu link Friezland Area.
We hope you do come down to join in, it will be a great day, we a program that will be fun for all, everybody is welcome, lots of rosettes and prizes.
You can take a peek at the show schedule here.
See you on the 5th!
Ring 1- Arena 9am start
1- open in hand
2- in hand hunter & sport horse type
3- in hand M&M*
4- in hand cob type
5- in hand veteran 18+
6- in hand coloured, spotted, palomino
7- in hand warm blood, rare & foreign breeds **
8- in hand open best condition
In hand championships- all competitors places 1st & 2nd in above classes qualify (free)- sash champ/reserve & places through to at least 6th.
Novelty class- Neatest & Cleanest
Ring 1-Arena not before 12.30
10- green ridden horse/pony (aimed at genuine beginners walk/trot only)
11- Novice ridden showing
12- open showing
13- ridden veteran 18+
14- worldly rider- for mature riders age 50+
15- Novice equitation
16- open equitation
17- concours de elegance- (traditional fancy dress/period costumes)- Riding hats must be worn- please DM Heather Howe for more details.
PM ridden championships- for all pm ridden classes- riders placed 1st & 2nd. Sash to champ & reserve- plus places to at least 6th.
Ring 2- Field 9.30 am Working Hunter
18- beginners, nervous & novice 30cm/1ft
19- mini novice 60cm/1ft
20- Novice 80cm/2’6
21- intermediate 90cm/3ft
22- open 3’6
Working hunter championship- all 1st & 2nd places in working hunter invited back- sash to champ & reserve plus places to at least 6th.
Ring 2- pm Ridden Classes
23- hunter & sports horses
25- cob type
26- coloured, spotted & palomino
27- warmblood, rare & foreign breeds**
28- RC horse/pony jump at a max of 2’3.
PM ridden championship- all 1st & 2nd places invites to championship- sash for champ & reserve plus places to at least 6th.
*M&M- Dales, Dartmoor, Connemara, Exmoor, Fell, Highland, Newforest, Shetland & Welsh ABC&D- part breeds welcome.
** Foreign, Rare & Warmblood- part breeds welcome.
Please Download the full show schedule here
See you all on the 29th
ODRC Show Organiser
Emails have gone out to you all but here are the groups and times for the Esther Mills show jumping clinic on 21/7/18 at Higher Counthill Farm.
Please arrive promptly for your lesson as we won’t be able to hold your slot or hold up the lesson to wait for you.
10 till 11am (70-85cm)
Liz Kershaw, Marco Andreucetti, Emily Worthington, Kelly Jones
11 to 12 (65-75 cm)
Minda Wigley, Amber Rhyann Crabtree Hulley, Nicola Gregory, Louise Griffiths
12 to 12:30pm (50-65 cm)
Lesley McNally, Ruth de Jong
12.45 to 1:15pm (poles to 50cm)
1:15 to 2:15pm ( poles to 50cm)
Sandra Thomas-Coles, Sarah Wilkinson, Janet Shaw, Angie Masterson
Helpers morning Sarah Harwood afternoon Ruth de Jong.. thank you.
Big thank you to the following for volunteering to help out at our next WHS 29th July
Helen Johnson 8:00-end
Kirsty Johnson 8:00-end
Dani Rhodes 8:00-end
Kim Bird 1:00-end
Kelly Jones 8:00-5:00
Helen North 8:00-1:00
Helen Howard-Smith 1:00-end
For those who attended, photographs taken on the night are now available to view and purchase via Vicky Mansfield's Website..
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.