Hope Valley Riding Club



Please can all members awarded HVRC annual trophies please now arrange to return them (cleaned please). You can give them to any committee member or contact Marilyn Wilcockson on 01433 650749

SHOW PHOTOGRAPHS  The photos from our  showjumping and showing events are now available for view and purchase at:- www.westbarphotography.co.uk

OPEN  SHOW    Sunday 12th Sept       Stewards needed!     

The September show will have a working hunter ring as well as an inhand / ridden ring. There will be a range of classes with something for everyone to enter so come and have a go!  Entries are in advance only with class start times given before the show. The full schedule is on the events page of the club website and on Riding Diary.   Any queries please contact Kath Stoney on 07505 490056 or Email:       bobandkathstoney@hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk

HVRC OPEN SHOWJUMPING  Sunday 26th September

The next Open Showjumping will be held on  Sunday 26th September on the club arena. There will be classes from 30cm to 90cm so there are classes for riders of all abilities to enter.  Entries will be in advance only and the full schedule is on the Events page of the club website. Please follow social distancing guidelines on the day.

HVRC OPEN DRESSAGE   Sat 25th Sept (note change of date)

The HVRC dressage competition will be on Saturday 25th September.  The tests for this season will be Intro A (2008), Intro B(2009), Prelim 7(2002), Prelim 18(2002), Novice 27(2007), Novice 34(2009) and Elementary 42(2008) so there are tests for all levels of ability. Entries will be in advance only and the full schedule will be on the Events page of the club website.

SUMMER FUN for JUNIOR MEMBERS – Don’t miss out!! 

Jenny Parkin is running weekly sessions on the club field for you and your pony including: Pony Stars, mounted games, pole-work and jumping.

   Thursday 2nd September:  11.00 – 12.00 PONY STARS for  12s and under.
    Between 12.15 – 14.15 ALL JUNIORS  fun events (games, pole work, jumping etc).  Cost £10 per pony per hour. Private lessons also available afterwards.
    Thursdays 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Sept: 5pm Pony Stars, 6pm group lesson

Dates for your diary: Sundays 3rd and 17th Oct and Thurs 28th Oct: Pony Stars and 1hr fun day.
PLEASE NOTE – Jenny could be available on any of these dates for Junior or Adult private lessons before or after the ponies by arrangement with Jenny.

Contact Jenny with any questions and to book your place by text 07976575047 or email: jenny.haydock@googlemail.com


Rupert runs individual/group clinics every Monday. Lessons can be either jumping or flatwork.  To book your place, please contact Rupert direct on  07970 935615.


Michelle Fox will be holding the following clinics:

  • a pole work / showjumping clinic on the HVRC arena on Tuesday 21st September.

  • pole work / showjumping clnics on the HVRC arena on Tuesdays 5th and 19th October.

To book in please contact Michelle direct on 07721 998488.

 Lessons are £19 per person for a group lesson and £27 for a private 45 minute lesson.

Michelle has bred and produced her own horses up to advanced eventing level, including CCI***(3 day events). and grade B showjumping. This year she qualified for the Aintree National Amateurs Championship on her horse Spot On Jacko and has qualified with him for all bar one of the last 5 years. A photo of her on Spot On Jacko can be seen in the photo gallery at the bottom of the front page of the club website.

The HVRC arena is available to hire (to members only).  Bookings are made by TEXTING Judith Rutnam on 07952 900085.  Members need to allow at least 24 hours notice when booking an arena hire session.  Your 2021 HVRC membership number will be required when booking. PLEASE lock the gate AND randomize the padlock code before leaving the field.

Please note arena hire is for the arena only not for the working hunter jumps. The arena is graded and checked regularly for hazards ( rabbit holes etc ) the working hunter area is only checked for shows so is out of bounds.

All memberships fall due at the beginning of January. Just a reminder that memberships need to be paid before riders can attend clinics, book places for camp or book the arena in 2021.  Please complete and submit your membership form via the website. You will then be Emailed the internet banking details. Alternatively you can print off and complete your membership form and send it in with a cheque.

BRC introduced new hat standards in 2016 – visit this link for full details:   http://www.bhs.org.uk/our-charity/press-centre/news/july-to-dec-2015/changes-to-riding-hat-standard-coming-in-2016-bsen1384-safety   For safety and insurance reasons, HVRC members must wear a hat conforming to the new standards when riding at all HVRC clinics and competitions.

Upcoming Events At A Glance

For HVRC & BRC events go to the EVENTS Tab, on the Events Calendar select the date of the event to download schedules, entry forms and class times. To change the month, in the top left hand corner of the calendar click on the down arrow to the right of the month year date and select the month required, then click on the event you want.
To download a membership form go to the MEMBERSHIP Tab,
click on the text:-   go to the HVRC forms page and read the instructions for the download you require.



HVRC SENIOR CAMP:  5th-10th Sept at Somerford Park

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 6th Sept

Pony Stars & Junior Group Lesson – Thurs 9th Sept

HVRC OPEN SHOW – Sun 12th Sept

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 13th Sept

Pony Stars & Junior Group Lesson – Thurs 16th Sept

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 20th Sept

Michelle Fox pole work / showjumping clinic Tuesday 21st Sept.

Pony Stars & Junior Group Lesson – Thurs 23rd Sept



Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 27th Sept

Pony Stars & Junior Group Lesson – Thurs 30th Sept

Dressage: Sat 25th Sept (note change of date)
Showjumping: Sun 26th Sept.
Open show: Sun 12th Sept.
Senior Camp:  5th-10th Sept at Somerford Park Farm.

There are three upcoming events:
Combined Challenge at Epworth on 9th Oct
Arena Eventing at Speetley  on 23rd Oct
BRC Chrismas Cracker Virtual Dressage Competition 2021
Probably early October. Click the link below for the schedule.
BRC Christmas Cracker schedule (1)
If you would like to compete at any of these events please contact Liz Morton on 01433 631565 or 078887760745 or Email her on jr.ea.morton@gmail.com and she can send the schedule.

9/10th Oct:  Dressage and Showjumping at Arena UK
Sat 23rd Oct:  Arena Eventing Area Qualifier at Speetley
7th November:  Intermediate Dressage and Showjumping at Arena UK
If you would like to compete at any of the above events, please contact Liz Morton on 01433 631565 or 07887760745 or Email her on jr.ea.morton@gmail.com

This is a completely free to enter league to really recognise all the hard work and dedication of our volunteers at Club, Area and Championship competitions. With a chance to win some fantastic prizes and rosettes at the end of the year. It is really simple to get involved and volunteers don’t have to be BRC members but they do need to be registered in the Volunteers club. Then they simply just need to submit what hours they have done volunteering each month.


British Riding Club Area 16 Training 2021

Terms and Conditions Area 16 Training 2021

All bookings should be made via email to Alex Batty at alexfbatty@googlemail.com. Places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Please send evidence of payment (screenshot) via email (alexfbatty@googlemail.com) to secure your place. When confirming your place, please also confirm your riding club and contact details (mobile number preferred).

Waiting Lists: If clinics/heights are fully booked, you will be added to a waiting list and contacted should a space become available. 

Cancellations: Should you need to cancel your place, please notify Alex more than 48 hours prior to the date of your training. Any cancellations received less than 48 hours prior, will not be eligible for a refund. Apologies, we are unable to accept any exceptions to this rule.

Any refunds will be issued via postal cheque, less £1 to cover the cost of postage. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to offer refunds via BACS transfer. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please do keep an eye on update emails and the Area 16 Facebook page for further training opportunities.

Michelle Fox on Spot on Jacko at the National Amateur Championships Aintree