Hope Valley Riding Club


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

The Hope Valley Riding Club Senior Camp 2021 is booked at Somerford Park Farm from 6pm Sunday 5th September to 4pm Friday 10th September.  

The cost of camp is £295, with the first payment of £150 being a non-refundable deposit that is required immediately on booking. The balance can be paid as one or two further payments up to 30th June, which is the last date for paying the full amount.  Lesson booking forms will then be sent out, and payment for these will be required two weeks before camp.

Further information and the booking form can be found with this link:  tinyurl.com/Camp2021bookingform 

Josie Bennett     Mobile: 07769702024


The next Open Showjumping will be held on  Saturday 31st July 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.


The HVRC dressage competition will be on Saturday 3rd July.  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.

OPEN  SHOW    Sunday 25th July       Judges: Jane Eastwood (ridden) and  Linda Hill (WH)

The July 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. Please follow social distancing guidelines on the day.   Any queries or offers of help with stewarding/parking please contact Kath Stoney on 07505 490056 or Email:       bobandkathstoney@hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk

JENNY PARKIN CLINICS  Thursday 8th and 22nd also Sunday 11th July

Jenny Parkin will be taking a clinic on the club arena on Thursday 8th and 22nd also Sunday 11th  starting at 11.00.  Jenny can offer individual or group tuition for both adults and juniors covering flatwork, pole work or jumping. HVRC would like to offer our club members of all ages and abilities a chance to have group lessons at reasonable rates. Jenny Parkin is a BHS Stage 3 coach in Complete Horsemanship and is very experienced with all levels of rider. Please contact Marilyn to book your place: mobile 07891398275, or 01433 650749 (leave a message) or email marilynwilcockson@gmail.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.

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.

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 5th July
Jenny Parkin clinic – Thurs 8th July
Jenny Parkin clinic – Sun 11th July
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 12th June
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 19th July
Jenny Parkin clinic – Thurs 22nd July
Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 26th July

Dressage:  Sat 3rd July, Sun 8th Aug, Sun 19th Sept.
Showjumping: Sat 31st July, Sun 22nd Aug, Sun 26th Sept.
Open shows:  Sun 25th July, Sun 12th Sept.
Junior Camp:  16th – 18th July.
Senior Camp:  5th-10th Sept at Somerford Park Farm.

Sat 10th July:  Dressage and Dressage to Music Area Qualifier at Arena UK
Sun 11th July:  Showjumping and Style Jumping Area Qualifier at Arena UK
Sun 1st Aug: Topspec Dressage to Music Qualifier Tickhill Doncaster
Sat 28th Aug Combined Challenge Qualifier Epworth Equestrian Centre
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 Ameuter Championships Aintree