Hope Valley Riding Club



A New Pony Stars Goup is starting Sunday 23rd Jan please contact Jenny ASAP

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

Sundays 23rd and 30th January:  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.  Contact Jenny with any questions and to book your place by text 07976575047 or email: jenny.haydock@googlemail.com
PLEASE NOTE;  Jenny is also available for private lessons or groups on any of the above dates either before or after the junior clinic times


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 has a January clinic on the club arena on Thursday 13th January from 9am till 1pm.  Michelle’s lessons can be tailored for all abilities and can comprise pole work as well as showjumping. Group lessons are £19 per person, private 45 minute lessons are £27. To book your place and discuss your requirements, please ring or text Michelle Fox directly on her mobile 07721 998488.

The HVRC arena is available to hire (to members only). Your current BRC number and a copy of your 3rd Party Insurance will be required before you can hire or use the club arena.

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.

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 2022.  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.


From 1st January 2023, BRC will no longer be accepting 2 hat standards and will therefore need to re-tag.

In order to ensure riders are wearing the most up to date riding hats, please note that from the 1st January 2023, the following hat standards will no longer be accepted, due to the age of hats made to these standards:

1.   PAS  O15 1998

2.   SNELL 2001

A new colour of hat tag will be   required for BE, PC and BRC from 1st January 2023

PAS 015 – 2011 and SNELL – E2016 are still both acceptable as are the remaining hat standards as found on page 36 of the BRC 2021 Handbook.

Click the link below to see all hat standards:-

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.


Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 3rd Jan

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 10th Jan

Michelle Fox showjumping clinic – Thurs 13th Jan

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 17th Jan

Pony Stars and Junior Fun Day – Sun 23rd Jan

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 24th Jan

Pony Stars and Junior Fun Day – Sun 30th Jan

PLEASE NOTE BRC will NOT be sending cards out this year membership confirmation will be by email


Our HVRC members did really well at the BRC Arena Eventing at Speetley, where 12 riders represented the club:

  • in the junior 80cm, Oliver Radley came 1st and has qualified for the national championships. Sam Radley came 3rd in this class and Ellie Cropley came 7th.

  • in the junior 70cm Lily Radley came 3rd and has qualified for the national championships

  • in the senior 80cm class Jacqui Saunders came 2nd

These are great results – well done to you all!

BRC 2022 Schedule

Saturday 2nd April – Combined Training at Epworth EC
Click the link below to see the schedule.
BRC Area 16 Combined Training Qualifier – pdf
Saturday 7th May – Horse Trials at Epworth EC
Saturday 9th July – Dressage , Riding Test and Dressage to Music at AUK
Sunday 9th July – Show Jumping and Style Jumping
Saturday 22nd October – Combined Challenge at Speetley EC
Saturday 5th November – Winter Novice Dressage and SJ at AUK
Sunday 6th November – Winter Intermediate Dressage and SJ at AUK (+ Combined Trained is an. option).

4th February – Arena Eventing at Epworth EC

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.

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.


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