What’s on at Delamere Forest Riding Club?

Here you’ll find our calendar of events for the year and a overview of what we get up to.

Calendar of Events

Click on each month to see what’s going on and where. Alternatively, you can download a full list here.

10 January SJ Training at Forest Gate Farm

TBC January Clear round SJ at Forest Gate Farm

6 February Area Arena Eventing Qualifier Kelsall Hill

7 February Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

20 February Area Nov & Int SJ Qualifier at Kelsall Hill

TBC February Jump Training at Forest Gate Farm

7 March Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

13/14 March Arena Eventing Championships at Aston Le Walls

26–29 March Novice Winter Championships at Arena UK, Grantham

18 April Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm ** UPDATED date due to Covid rules on indoor use**

17 April Arena Eventing Clinic with David Llewellyn

3 May Combined Training at Cheshire Riding School

30 May Arena Eventing at Forest Gate Farm

4 – 6 June Camp at Somerford Park Farm

13 June Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

11 July Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

4 July Area Horse Trials at Somerford Park Farm

TBC July Area Dressage & Riding Test at TBC

TBC July Area SJ & Style Jumping at TBC

6–8 August Horse Trials Championships at Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury

8 August Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

TBC August Area Dressage to Music at TBC

4/5 September BRC National Championships at Lincoln

5 September ODE at Smallwood EC

TBC October Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

TBC November Area Novice Dressage at Somerford Park Farm

TBC November Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

TBC December Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm


What do we get up to?

Our monthly dressage competitions are held at Forest Gate Farm, Norley. The competitions are currently inside to help with social distancing, the working in is outside.

We award points to our members throughout the season and then a trophy to our overall winners at the AGM. We have additional rules for the club dressage which can be seen here.

As a member you can enter the dressage competitions via Entrymaster or contact Steph Woodland. See below for the tests.

  • Intro A
  • Prelim 1
  • Novice 24
  • Elementary 42
  • Medium 71
  • Intro B
  • Prelim 2
  • Novice 27
  • Elementary 44
  • Medium 63
  • Intro C
  • Prelim 7
  • Novice 28
  • Elementary 49
  • Medium 71
  • Intro A
  • Prelim 12
  • Novice 30
  • Elementary 50
  • Medium 63

DFRC runs numerous jumping events throughout the club year, both inside and outside and mostly on a surface. We pride ourselves in running an annual ODE at Smallwood each year which attracts around 120 entries and is open to both members and non members, please see keep checking this page for full information. Advance notice of this years date is 5 September 2021.

We also hold a Combined Training competition every year which is a friendly event and a great course to jump, all the details will be updated here, looking likely for May. See the calendar above for the dates.

Combined Training

Arena Eventing

May 30th Forest Gate Farm, from 10a.m.

DFRC holds different social events across the year and always welcomes spectators to any events to support and learn (help too if you can!). We have two key social events, the AGM held at the end of the club year alongside our presentation evening and the DFRC club camp usually held in the summer at Somerford Park. This year Camp is being held on the 4-6 June 2021.

You will find details of the AGM in the newsletter and sent via email to you nearer the time. In 2020 due to Covid we produced a virtual AGM which you can view here.

Camp places fill up very quickly so contact Cathy London for more information and look out for updates in the Newsletter and on this page.

Some DFRC members enjoying camp.

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