Start the season with some tips to improve your dressage score and get ahead of the competition this Summer.  If you are new to dressage this is your chance to find out it’s not at all scary and how it can improve your success in other competitions eg. Show Jumping.

We have a friendly, helpful dressage judge, Carolyn Pope, who is very well qualified and who will watch you ride a test and then give you instruction on simple ways to improve your results – eg. How accurate are your 20 metre circles? How straight is your entry down the centre line?

Choose from: Intro A or B, Prelim 13 or 14, Novice 30 or 24, Elementary 49

No need to dress up, but do use the correct tack for a dressage competition (help provided for this too – just ask on the day)

Sessions are 30 minutes including the test and tuition and a score sheet with comments to take home and study.  The sessions will be tailored to suit your level.

 Cost £25 per session seniors  £20 for juniors

To enter: call Marilyn Wilcockson 0789139825   or email marilynwilcockson@gmail.com


Show dates for your diary:

  • Open Shows: Sun 3rd May, Sun 21st June, Sun 26th July and Sun 20th Sept
  • Show Jumping: Sun 12th April (Easter Egg showjumping weather permitting), Sun 24th May, Sun 14th June and Sun 19th July
  • Dressage: Sun 10th May, Sat 6th June, Sat 4th July, Sun 16th August and Sun 27th Sept
  • Arena Eventing: Sat 29th August
  • Senior Camp: 13th – 18th Sept at Somerford Park Farm, near Congleton
  • Junior camp: 10th – 12th July at Derby College

JUNIOR CAMP Derby College 10th – 12th July

This year’s Junior Camp will be held at Derby College on Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July. It is open to all abilities, including lead rein with parental participation. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills with accredited instructors and have lots of fun and surprises along the way.

Please can parents of all junior members who are interested in attending junior camp please email Claire Huntington on  clairecracker@aol.com

SENIOR CAMP 13th to 18th Sept at Somerford Park Farm

The popular senior camp will run from 13th to 18th September at the wonderful Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire.  Booking this year will be via an online form and the link will be sent out sometime in March.  The form requires members to enter their 2020 BRC number (which will not be the same as the 2019 number) so bookings can only be taken from paid up HVRC members. So, please make sure you have paid your subs and have your new membership number so you can quickly reserve your place at camp – places are limited to 42 this year!


All memberships fall due at the beginning of January. Just a reminder that all clinics are for members only and memberships need to be paid before riders can attend clinics or book the arena in 2020.  The online or downloadable membership form can be found here. Membership fees for 2020 will remain the same (despite a BRC fee increase) at £27 senior, £20 junior and £42 family (for 2 family members with additional family members an additional £15).


  • Showcross: 8th March at Osberton
  • Festival Of The Horse:  Saturday April 4th at Epworth
  • Horse Trials Qualifier:  Saturday April 18th at Epworth
  • Dressage/Riding Test/Dressage To Music qualifiers: Saturday July 11th at Arena UK
  • Summer Show and Style Jumping qualifiers:  Sunday July 12th at Arena UK
  • Winter Dressage and Combined Training qualifiers: Saturday October 3rd at Arena UK
  • Arena Eventing qualifier: Saturday October 17th at  Speetley
  • Winter Show Jumping qualifiers:  Sunday November 3rd at Arena UK

If you would like to compete for HVRC at this event, please contact Liz Morton asap on  01433 631565 or email her on   jr_ea_morton@tiscali.co.uk


Please note that in 2020 BRC will require all competitors  to have a flu vaccination within 6 months of the BRC competition date. However, at our club events, the HVRC requirement will remain at 12 months.

Fancy becoming a BRC Junior Representative?

If you do, more details can be found here http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-officials-and-meetings/brc-junior-reps