About Us

Hope Valley Riding Club (also known to many as HVRC) is an active and friendly Riding Club based in the beautiful Hope Valley in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. Our showground is just off the A6187 near the junction to Bamford, between Hathersage and Hope (click here to see a detailed map). We offer a variety of shows, competitions, clinics, riding camps and day rides throughout the year and offer regular clinics with Rupert Cox and Jenny Parkin. Check out our Events Page to see schedules of future shows and competitions.  2013 saw the completion of our new riding arena (65m x 30m). This enables us to hold events, regardless of the weather, and to hire it to members. Check out our Arena Page for more information.

New members are always welcome. Visit our Membership Page  for details.  

Our Events include:
–   Monthly Open Show Jumping Competitions held on our all-weather arena
–   Showcross Competitions held on the arena and club field
–   Monthly Dressage competitions with tests from Prelim to Elementary
–   Regular clinics with Rupert Cox and Pony Stars with Jenny Parkin.
–   Weekly group jumping and flatwork tuition for all levels of ability with Jenny Parkin
–   Annual riding club camp for junior and senior members (separate camps) using the wonderful facilities at Somerford Park (Adult Camp) and Epworth Equestrian Centre (Junior Camp)

In 2005 the HVRC quadrille ‘The Clockwork Clowns’ came 2nd at Olympia and in 2006 two HVRC teams went to Olympia – The Scarecrows were placed 4th and the Cans Cans came 2nd.