Hope Valley Riding Club (also known to many as HVRC) is an active and friendly Riding Club based in the beautiful Hope Valley in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. Our showground is just off the A6187 near the junction to Bamford, between Hathersage and Hope (click here to see a detailed map). We offer a variety of shows, competitions, clinics, riding camps and day rides throughout the year and have regular visits from Joe Whitaker, Leonie Smith, Rupert Cox and Sarah Healey. Check out our Events section to see what you could get involved with.  2013 saw the completion of our new riding arena (65m x 30m). This enables us to hold events, regardless of the weather, and to hire it to members. Check out our Arena Page for more information.

New members are always welcome. Visit our Membership Page  for details.

Our Events include:

–  Open and members’ shows offering a full range of classes, both ridden and in-hand
–  Members’ fun shows
–  Weekly jumping and flatwork tuition for all levels of ability over the summer months
–  Dressage and showjumping clinics throughout the year
–  Regular dressage competitions with tests from Prelim to Medium.
–  Regular members’ evening showjumping competitions on the club field/arena.
–  Annual riding club camp for junior and senior members (separate camps) using the wonderful facilities at Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire
–  The opportunity to represent the club at team events and championship shows
–  An annual Trec competition day at Eyam
–  Day Rides
–  Visiting speakers and specialist instructors
–  Social events
–  An annual fun dog show
–  An annual fundraising jumble sale
–  Charity fund raising.  We have held several very successful Auctions of Promises


HVRC is affiliated to British Riding Clubs and members have the opportunity to attend BRC events and compete in BRC regional and national shows.

In 2005 the HVRC quadrille ‘The Clockwork Clowns’ came 2nd at Olympia and in 2006 two HVRC teams went to Olympia – The Scarecrows were placed 4th and the Cans Cans came 2nd.

A copy of our accounts for 2015 can be found here.