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 also have recently introduced the Jill Bradley Memorial Mini One Day Event in memory of a much loved riding club member who died in May 2010.
We also hold an annual Members Only Novice Show which is aimed at the genuine novice or less experienced rider who wants to have a go at something they haven’t done before. Participants are encouraged to enter all 5 classes (Tack & Turnout, Equitation, Best Riding Club Horse, Working Hunter and Showjumping). It is a very friendly and supportive atmosphere and the judge explains in each class exactly what he/she wants to see, and gives feedback after the results of the class are announced. A trophy is awarded to the highest placed member over all 5 classes.
Other activities include a sponsored ride, a beach ride, and of course the Annual Presentation Night where we celebrate the year’s successes with the trophy winners.
We also encourage all our members to join in team events. We regularly send teams to local and Area team dressage, showjumping and horse trials competitions. The teams are at all levels – Novice, Intermediate and Open – so if you would like to join a team, just put your name forward.
Riding Club Camp is an excellent opportunity to further your riding ability and to make new friends. and forms an important part of the club’s aim to provide a network of friendship and support to horse owners in the area.