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 CANCELLED

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

11 July Area Dressage & Riding Test at Radfords

25 July Area SJ & Style Jumping at Radfords. Contact Sue Griffiths

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

Results

10 October Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm

24 October SJ training with Katie Holden at Church Farm, from poles to 90+. See EntryMaster for details

31 October Area Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier at Somerford Park Farm. Contact Steph Woodland for details

7 November Area Novice & Intermediate Winter Show Jumping at Kelsall Hill EC. See Sue Griffiths for details

7 November Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm MORNING COMPETITION

26 November AGM at Crowton Village Hall

28 November SJ training with Katie Holden at Church Farm; from poles to 90+. See EntryMaster for details

12 December Club Dressage at Forest Gate Farm – don’t forget your Christmas theme outfit!

28 December Christmas SJ training with Richard Carruthers.

Christmas SJ is scheduled for Tuesday 28th December starting at 10.00 at Forestgate Farm.  Heights can be according to demand, but expected to be around  70, 80 and 90 cms.  Tuesday is the official Bank Holiday and spectators and riders will be welcome for mince pies and mulled wine. Cost is £17.50 per rider with 4 in a group. Please contact Judith Childs to book, and she will give you the Club bank details for payment jm_childs@hotmail.com


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
  • Intro B
  • Prelim 13
  • Novice 34
  • Elementary 42
  • Medium 71
  • Intro C
  • Prelim 14
  • Novice 24
  • Elementary 44
  • Medium 63
  • Intro A
  • Prelim 18
  • Novice 27
  • Elementary 49
  • Medium 71
  • Intro B
  • Prelim 1
  • Novice 28
  • Elementary 50
  • Medium 63
  • Intro C
  • Prelim 2
  • Novice 30
  • Elementary 42
  • Medium 71

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. We anticipate the ODE will return in September 2022.

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.

Whip rules changes from 01.01.2022

A section from the DFRC Club rules on the Membership page: “BRC states that one whip is permitted for show jumping / cross country, and must be between 45cm and 75cm and must not be weighted or with a hard point at the end. The end of the whip must be padded. The ‘pad’ must be smooth with no protrusion or raised surface (which includes embroidery) and be made of a shock absorbing material throughout its circumference. For those competing at Area level for DFRC this style of whip is already compulsory.  Riders should note that from 01.01.2022 this style of whip is to become mandatory at Club level competition & training also; this will include the ODE. 

SJ Training

Training available from poles to 90+ with Katie Holden at Church Farm. Groups of 3 for 45 minutes at £12 per person (Members only) See EntryMaster for details

Christmas SJ with Richard & Jane Carruthers – Tuesday 28th December starting at 10.00 at Forestgate Farm.  Heights can be according to demand, but expected to be around  70, 80 and 90 cms.  Tuesday is the official Bank Holiday and spectators and riders will be welcome for mince pies and mulled wine. Cost is £17.50 per rider with 4 in a group. Please contact Judith Childs to book, and she will give you the Club bank details for payment jm_childs@hotmail.com

One Day Event

Combined Training

DFRC Summer Camp

Cathy London organises the annual Club camp at Somerford Park Farm. There’s a mix of lessons to suit all abilities, both horse and riders, in flatwork, show-jumping and cross country. Arrival is on Friday evening to settle the horses in to the stables, and for the riders to enjoy a meal and time to socialise before the hard work begins! There are two lesson per day, Saturday and Sunday, and breakfast, lunch and dinner are all catered for from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime. The date for 2022 is 3 – 5 June.

DFRC AGM & Prize giving

This year this will take place on Friday, November 26th at Crowton Village Hall. It’s a great chance to catch up with all the other club members and to see who’s won what in the last Club year!

Christmas SJ training

Tuesday, December 28th at Forest Gate Farm, this is always a good spectator morning with mulled wine and mince pies available,