DFRC hosts training events throughout the club year at different venues and with different trainers. The training is open to all members and we will try and put you in a suitable group. We have worked on grid work, held beginners classes and hired Kelsall Hill EC to use the cross country course. All up and coming dates are below, to book in please contact the relevant committee member or enter via Horse Monkey by clicking on the links below.

Training Dates and Times

Dressage training on 10th August FULL****

Training has been arranged with Nicola Tustain on Thursday 10th August from approx 2.30pm till 8 . The training will be in groups of 2 or max 3 , for riders of all abilities. We will try and group you accordingly. The sessions will be 45 minutes long and cost approx. £15, depending on numbers. We will be riding at Judith Child’s yard on Norley Road, thank you very much Judith!
Nicola is a registered BD coach; she is also a Paralympic, World, European and National Champion. You can find out more about her by visiting
If you want to book a place please contact Mary by e mail or text or phone 07710283423 ASAP as places will be limited .

XC training August 20th

Sunday, 20 August Cross Country Training at Smallwood
Trainer : Duncan Douglas
Heights : 70cm 80cm 90cm
One hour session for groups of either two or three
Cost : £49 members / £54 non-members each for a group of two or £39 members / £44 non-members each for a group of 3 (this includes the course hire of £18 per horse)
Please contact Sue ( if interested or for further details (non-member places are subject to availability. All riders should have adequate insurance cover)

Show Jumping Training with Richard & Jane Carruthers NEW DATES

With Richard:
Tuesday 29.08.17
Wednesday 20.09.17
Wednesday 04.10.17

5.30 - 80 cm plus; and 6.30 - 90 cms plus on all dates.

With Jane:
Wednesday 23.08.17

5.30 - 60-70cms; and 6.30 for 70-80cms

More dates will be added if there is the demand.

Christmas Show Jumping for your diary only
Thursday 28.12.17
Times 2.00pm. 3.00pm. 4.00pm
All 80 - 1.00
If lower height required we may be able to add a session with Jane. Names not taken for Xmas SJ until AFTER the ODE.

Cost: £TBC either by cheque payable to DFRC or exact cash in an envelope with your name on (no change can be given)
Contact Judith Childs EMAIL ONLY PLEASE

Jump training with Richard Carruthers November 2017


DFRC runs an unaffiliated version of British Eventing's jump training. The idea is that you jump a round of show jumps and then receive critique from a trainer before you get the chance to jump the course again after your mini lesson. It is a great way to practice over a well-designed course and then go back and perfect your round.

Class1: Beginners (60cm)
Class 2: Novice (75cm)
Class 3: Intermediate (90cm)
Class 4: Open (1m)
Entry Fees: DFRC Members £12.00 Non-Members £16.0

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