Halesworth and District Riding Club

Welcome to Halesworth and District Riding Club. I fear Autumn has arrived early, however the fresher days and softer ground means getting out & about is still good fun.

Part of the rationale of HDRC is to be a friendly, welcoming club for everyone, regardless of their level of ability and I think we can be justifiably proud that we have achieved this.

Many people mention to me on a regular basis how friendly we are as a club, so let’s continue supporting each other in the sport that we love.

Details of all our Training Sessions, Competitions and Social Events are available on this site, and on our Facebook page.
Our events are usually open to everyone to enjoy, However, Members do benefit from reduced entry fees and the opportunity to attend the Training Camps and specialist training sessions held throughout the year. Please Note – We currently request that All horses & ponies taking part in our local events are fully vaccinated against all current Equine Infuenza Viruses with 12 monthly booster vaccinations (no injections 7 days prior to competition/training).

Thank you for your continued support at our events both spectating and competing, as ever we are keen to hear your feedback throughout the year, plus of course anything else that you would like us to consider in the future.

Huge Thank You to everyone who competes for us in the British Riding Clubs Team Competitions and Huge Congratulations to those who have competed and qualiifed in the 2019 Championships and to those already competiting and winning the Winter Qualifying events in order to attend the 2020 Spring Championships.

Remember ALL Members are more than welcome to enter the Qualifing Competitions, there are classes for everyone to enjoy and to represent our club as an Individual rider or as part of a team.

Anyone interested in making up a team either Senior or Junior riders for the British Riding Club  Qualifiers in Dressage, Show Jumping & Arena Eventing please contact Our Team Manager & Chair Michele Hurst or Katie Waterfield (Senior Dressage Team Manager).

Our Dressage competitions began in March and Competitions have now ended for 2019.
The 2020 Dressage Schedule will soon be available to download from our Calender/Online Entries & Events section and are Open to everyone.

Club Members Training Sessions will be running throughout the year. Both Flatwork, Show Jumping and Polework Clinics with James Stoddart & Hayley Chilver.

Le Trec training sessions on alternate Wednesday evenings will be back next year.

Our Winter Pub Quiz is being held Friday November 22nd at The Flixton Buck Inn near Bungay. Full details below, this is always great fun and table reservations are recommended.


Anyone interested in joining or re joining the 2019/2020 Membership Form is available to print off below or complete online. Our Annual General Meeting, Award Evening & Dressage League Presentations are on January 18th 2020 at Smokey Joes American Bar & Grill, Ditchingham.

2020 Membership Form

Nicky Virgo

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Coaching & Cake Tuesday Training Sessions

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

Informative & Fun
Morning Sessions with Hayley Chilver

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

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.

SEIB Novice Winter Show Jumping and Dressage Championships

28th & 29th March 2020 at Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 2EF

Kindly sponsored by

SEIB LogoArea Qualifiers for this took place Winter 2019/2020
The Novice Winter Dressage is open to both teams and individuals, however the show jumping is a team event only. Both junior and senior riders will compete over two separate days.
In the Dressage, two members of the team must ride a prelim test and two members must ride a novice test. Individuals will compete in separate arenas.
In the showjumping, both senior and junior teams compete (on their relevant days) in two rounds, the second course may be higher.
We are pleased to confirm that
Halesworth & District Riding Club will be represented at this event.