We are now able to run events again, albeit in a slightly different format to comply with government guidelines to ensure the safety of all.  We look forward to seeing our members enjoying themselves again at our last club events of the season. Please social distance at all times at our events.

OPEN   SHOWJUMPING     Sunday 6th September
Classes from 30cm to 90cm.  Entries are in advance only and times will be given for each of your rounds.

OPEN  SHOW    Sunday 20th September
We are running one ring only, with all classes on the arena; there will be a few inhand classes followed by a junior ridden section then a senior ridden section.  Entries are in advance only with class start times given.   The club hut will be closed.
any queries contact Kath Stoney on 07505 490056 or Email

OPEN  DRESSAGE     Saturday 26th September
The tests are Intro B, Prelim 14, Novice 24 and Elementary 49.  Entries are in advance only with times given for each test. Any queries contact Marilyn Wilcockson:- Tel: 01433 650749
Email:  marilynwilcockson@gmail.com

Schedules for all HVRC events can be downloaded from the club website or Riding Diary (www.ridingdiary.co.uk

EVENT PHOTOS   West Bar Photography
Photos at shows and photos and videos of dressage tests have been taken at most of our events this year by John of West Bar Photography.  Covid restrictions mean that he cannot bring his trailer and print on site, but purchases can be made online at www.westbarphotography.co.uk by clicking on Events then on your event to view all the photos. All the dressage tests were videoed in full, but just the first part is available to view on the website.   Printed photos are £7, photos for digital download £5 and videos £8. Any queries contact John on 01142 891626 or 07918 650256 or Email him on john@westbarphotography.co.uk

GROUP LESSONS   Every Thursday from 4pm
We would like to offer our club members of all ages and abilities a chance to have group lessons at reasonable rates. The sessions will be taken by Jenny Parkin who is a BHS Stage 3 coach in Complete Horsemanship and is very experienced with all levels of rider. Groups can be Flatwork, pole work or jumping and junior or adult.
Please contact  Marilyn to register your interest.
Mobile 07891398275,  or 01433 650749 (leave a message) or email marilynwilcockson@gmail.com

SENIOR CAMP 13th to 18th Sept at SomerfordPark Farm
The popular annual senior camp will run from 13th to 18th September at the wonderful Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire.

Dates for your diary:
Open shows: Sun 20th Sept.
Showjumping:  Sun 6th Sept.
Dressage: Sat 26th Sept.

The HVRC arena is available to hire (to members only).  Bookings are made by phoning Judith Rutnam on 07952 900085.  Members need to allow at least 24 hours notice when booking an arena hire session.  Your 2020 HVRC membership number will be required when booking. PLEASE lock the gate AND randomize the padlock code before leaving the field.

Sunday 20th September;
Pole work / SJ Clinic with Tina Canton. Venue – Park Farm Stables, Osberton S81 0UF
Cost – £13.50p per horse.
Clinics:  Young horse (x2 clinics if sufficient numbers),  90cm (x2 clinics if sufficient numbers). 90cm to 1 metre,  1m plus.  Clinics will be 4 riders per group.
If you would like to take part any of the BRC clinics, please contact Liz Morton on  01433 631565   or Email her on   jr_ea_morton@tiscali.co.uk  or reply to this Email.

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.

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.  Membership fees for 2020 will remain the same (despite a BRC fee increase to £15 per member) at £27 senior, £20 junior and £42 family (for 2 family members with additional family members an additional £15).

There are showjumping and dressage clinics running throughout September and full details can be found on the Events page of the HVRC website at:-
hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk on the events page.
Also on Riding Diary:- ridingdiary.co.uk
Please can the last rider leaving the field after a clinic please padlock the gate and randomize the padlock code.

Rupert Cox Flatwork and Showjumping Clinics
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 Showjumping Clinics
The next clinic is Tuesday 29th Sept from 4pm.  Group lessons are £19 per person, private 45 minute lessons are £27. To book your place, please ring or text Michelle Fox directly on her mobile 07721 998488.

Jenny Parkin Clinics
Every Thursday from 4pm. Please contact  Marilyn to register your interest on:  Mobile 07891398275,  or 01433 650749 (leave a message) or email marilynwilcockson@gmail.com

BRC introduced new hat standards in 2016 for safety and insurance reasons, HVRC members must wear a hat conforming to the new standards when riding at all HVRC clinics and competitions. Full details at:-

Upcoming Events at a glance


  • OPEN  SHOWJUMPING – Sun 6th Sept

  • Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 7th Sept

  • Group training with Jenny Parkin Thurs 10th Sept

  • SENIOR CAMP – 13th – 18th Sept

  • Group training with Jenny Parkin – Thurs 17th Sept

  • OPEN SHOWSun 20th Sept

  • Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 21th Sept
  • Group Training with Jenny Parkin – Thurs 24th Sept

  • OPEN DRESSAGE –  Sat 26th Sept

  • Rupert Cox Flatwork and Show Jumping Lessons – Mon 28th Sept

  • Michelle Fox showjumping clinicTues 29th Sept  from 4pm

  • Group Training with Jenny Parkin – Thurs 1st Oct