Welcome to the Oldham & District Riding Club website
During 2020 we will be running our shows at two different show grounds, Friezland Arena and Higher Counthill Farm. Our show schedule includes summer and winter dressage, showjumping, a mini one day event, In-hand, ridden showing and working hunter and combined training shows. We send out showjumping and dressage teams as well as organising flatwork clinics and jumping clinics and other social events. So lots planned for 2020!
We have excellent in-house online facilities that allow you to book ODRC events quickly online without incurring extra charges. To make life easier for our members our online booking service is available for the following: Dressage Shows, Showjumping Shows, Combined Training Shows, Mini ODE, Membership, Training Clinics and Social Events.
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As a member you will receive discounts for show entry and exclusive training opportunities, insurance cover at our events, discounts from retailers and much more. It’s easy to join us you can do this quick and easily online by following this [link]
After the Governments update on 16th March 2020, the BRC have issued further guidance on 17th March 2020 regarding Riding Club events and activities and recommend that no riding club activities take place until the end of June 2020.
In order to support the BRC recommendation, which is in line with the governments most recent advice, on social distancing, reducing pressures on the NHS and the care of the most vulnerable individuals, the ODRC committee have agreed to cancel our shows and events up to 30th June 2020. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we all have a role to play when it comes to protecting ourselves, each other and our families.
The events this will effect are:
Flatwork lessons - 04/05/2020
Winter Dressage Champs - 05/04/2020
Show jumping clinic - 18/04/2020
Sponsored Ride -19/04/2020
Member Only Novice Show - 26/04/2020
Showing and WH 1 - 03/05/2020
Beach Ride and Afternoon Tea - 10/05/2020
Cross Country Clinic (Smallwood) - 16/05/2020
Show jumping Show - 17/05/2020
Summer dressage 1 - 24/05/2020
Camp 31/05/2020 to 04/06/2020
Combined Training - 07/06/2020
Showjumping Clinic - 20/06/2020
Summer dressage 2 - 21/06/2020
Showing and WH 2 - 28/06/2020
Where at all possible, refunds will be given. please be patient with us while we try and sort everything out.
This is a very challenging time for us all and the situation is constantly evolving, We will share any advice providing by the BHS and BRC to keep you informed of any updates in line with government advice.
The ODRC committee are extremely disappointed to lose these events as we enjoy running them as much as you all enjoy attending. However, in the current climate its important that we all take the responsible approach..
The club welcomes existing members and new members alike. The club is open to all age groups. There are lots of activities and shows planned for 2020, in addition, we organise visits to other areas competing as individuals and teams. A friendly & encouraging riding club awaits you.
Join online here.
Winter Dressage Series
Our next winter dressage show will be held at Higher Counthill Farm on the 23rd Feb. 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 2020. 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.
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.
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.
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.