Halesworth and District Riding Club

Hello everyone,

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to take the headlines, and it’s certainly had a significant effect on our equestrian activities, however, I am delighted to let you know that we are offering training sessions and dressage competitions again, albeit in a slightly different format from our usual arrangements.
Its lovely to be back competing & entries are open for our next dressage competition at Grove House Farm in Spexhall on Sunday September 27th, but because of Governmental restrictions we are limiting the number of entries per class. In addition there will be no handing out of sheets or rosettes on the day, and rosettes will only be awarded to 3rd place as a result of the restricted class sizes, so we are asking all of you to complete your test(s) and then as soon as you have finished to load up and return home, to allow sufficient space for later competitors. Results will be posted on the website within a couple of days.

Training is also recommencing with Ellie Towler & Hayley Chilver, Bramfield, Broads EC & Boundary Farm Cross Country at Framsden. Please look out for more details on our website by hitting the Training Button above or via email.

We hope that as some restrictions are eased, we will be able to plan more exciting events for you in the coming months, and even these may be slightly different from those we are used, we very much look forward to seeing you all very soon.

The latest announcements and guidance from BRC is attached below for your information.
In the meantime, please stay safe and enjoy your horses and ponies!

Kind regards

Nicky Virgo

Attached is a copy of all announcements made by BRC in case you wish to read it in more detail.

BRC Coronavirus Update 17/03/2020
BRC Coronavirus Update 13/05/2020
BRC Coronavirus Update 02/06/20
BRC Coronavirus Update 24/06/2020

We very much look forward to seeing you all out and about again in the second half of this year, but in the meantime please take care of yourselves and your families.

Kind regards

Nicky Virgo


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Thursday Morning Coaching & Cake Training Sessions with Hayley

At Broads Equestrian Centre, Church Farm,
Barnby, Beccles, NR34 7QN

Informative & Fun
Morning Sessions with BHS Coach Hayley Chilver

Coaching with Hayley Further Info & Payment Options

Times 10.00 – 11.00 & 11.00 – 12.00pm
in small groups (max 4 per session) of similar ability, times will be allocated to each rider 48 hours before each session.
Members Only £20 per one hour session – Social distancing to be observed at all times, cake provided but please bring your own after class drinks.

Entries/Further Info Please contact & book directly with Hayley Chilver via Facebook or email chilver246@btinternet.com
Please note that once your chosen slot is booked it must be paid for in full.
Cancellations will only be refunded for valid or very good reasons.

Sept 27 Unaffiliated Dressage – Grove House Farm, Spexhall

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus pandemic
this event may be postponed or cancelled at short notice

This Competition will be held in the Outdoor Arena at

Grove House Farm Equestrian,
Hall Road, Spexhall, Halesworth IP19 0RR

Entries Secretary 01502 711014 / 07974 141459
Starts between 9 & 9.30am
Entry Closing Date 24/09/2020 although classes will close early if full capacity is met

16-09-2020 ENTRIES UPDATE Senior Rider Classes 4,6 & 7 have now closed

Entry Fees – Dressage: £10 per class (Halesworth & District Riding Club members pre-entry only). First Aid £1 per riders. Rosettes to 3th place
Score Sheets & Rosettes will not be presented on the day but will be posted to all competitors within 48 hours. Results will be published on this website & on the clubs Facebook Page.

24/08/2020 Please note changes of tests in Class 9

On Line Entry is preferred for this Event
however an entry form is included with the schedule


New for 2020, Halesworth & District Riding Club are pleased to be a participating club the RoR Riding Club Challenge

Due to Covid-19 Guidlines regarding the parking of lorries and trailers entries for this event will be limited to 8 riders per class. Entries may close early if full capacity is reached

Evening Training at Broads Equestrian

Flat and Polework Training
with Ellie Towler-Accredited Professional Coach- Stage 3 with the BHS.

Come and improve your horses and ponies with a group session using dressage movements and poles to strengthen and enhance their way of going. Fun and educational for all abilities.

At Broads Equestrian Centre, Church Farm,
Barnby, Beccles, NR34 7QN

  • 20 x 60 metre indoor arena
  • Floodlit  Hard surface Box/Trailer parking
  • BHS Accredited Trainers at all sessions

Times 6pm-7pm & 7pm-8pm
in small groups (max 4 per session) of similar ability, times will be allocated to each rider 48 hours before each session.
This is a Members Only Training Session £20 per one hour session

For Entries/Further Info
Please contact Ellie Towler – eleanortowler1@hotmail.com

All Bookings Must be Made and Paid for 4 Days in Advance

Click here for the 2020 Membership Application Form

Is is expected that these sessions will be very popular so book early to avoid disappointment