News and Updates

News and Updates



News and Updates


Welcome to spring!

This month’s newsletter is focused on what’s on for the spring and summer competition season and the opportunities available to riding club members.

BRC Area 4 Lecture with Margot Tiffany (British Riding Club Master Judge) at Askham Bryan College on Wednesday 19th June 2013 – FREE to all BRC members and £5 to non members.

Margot will be giving an insight into the new 2013 ‘Riding Tests ’and ‘Style Jumping’for both Novice and Open Classes.

Any questions contact Margaret Smith at or 07905692423.

Mini One Day Event – 26th May at Londonderry, schedules available at Field House, NEC and McIvors. Entries close Tuesday 21st May.

Area Horse Trials – 23rd June at Helen Bells, Breckenbrough.

Classes for Senior 80, 90, 100 & 100+ and Junior 90 & 100.

The Championships are 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2013 at Swalcliffe Park, Banbury. Please make sure you will be available before entering the Area competition.

If you would like to enter for a team please contact Sue Hutchinson: or 07712564162. Entries close May 31st but names needed at least a week before. £52 approx per class.

Cross Country Tuition Nights – 6.30-7.30 & 7.30 – 8.30 - £10

At Mr & Mrs Coupland’s - Londonderry

Wednesday 29th May – Novice up to 75cm

At Mr & Mrs M Youmans’ – The Barn, Newsham, Thirsk, YO7 4DJ.

Thursday 13th June – Seniors Over 18yrs – 75cm +

Thursday 20th June - Juniors under 18yrs - 75cm +

Dressage Tuition Nights – 6.30 – 7.30 & 7.30 – 8.30 - £10

27th June – Prelim level

4th July – Novice level

Summer Fun Hog Roast – Date TBC at Youmans’….including a bucking bronco to practice your stickability!!!

Due to lack of fundraising support it is likely that those who qualify for the Area competitions may have to pay for their own stabling.

Lack of support and interest has meant we have had to postpone the Spring Dance which has always been a good fun money raiser – we don’t over price tickets so we don’t make much profit on those but it’s the raffles, games etc that help.

If you have any more good fund raising ideas please let us know – or why not join us?! We are looking for an extra committee member or two to help us. If you enjoy your club and would be interested in getting a bit more involved, the Committee meet once a month for a bit of a pub social and to arrange the events and training that the riding club provides. We are always looking for new ideas and people who are willing to invest just a bit of time to help us all make the most of our club and it is a great opportunity to learn and get closer to the action!

If you are interested seek out Debs, Sue, Mike or any one of the committee members (details on the website if you need them) and have a chat, or alternatively e-mail us at .

New Riding Club Hoodies, Polo Shirts and Rugby shirts. Saddle Cloths and hat silks alsoavailable in the new club colours of Navy and Pink – please contact Sue Hutchinson to order: 07712 564162.

Our new online banking ……an alternative way to pay!

We have set up the facility for members to pay for in house activities such as membership, tuition, clinics etc:

Barclays – Sort Code 206146 – Account No 70580988.

You will need to type in your name and the event/ reason for payment in the reference section.

Contact Emma or Debs if you would like further info.

The Northallerton Riding Club Committee are always grateful for your help and support and equally your feedback. If you have and thoughts, comments, pictures for the website or suggestions etc, please contact one of us – our contact details are on the website 


Tuition on Thursday Nights with Jan Brown

Juniors – 23rd May & 6th June

Seniors – 30th May

Tuition will cease for the summer and resume again in September but keep an eye out in the D&S and on the website for different events on Thursday evenings.

What’s Onin Calendar Order

26th May – Mini ODE Londonderry

29th May – Novice Cross Country Tuition Night

1st and 2nd June at Aston Le Walls - The Championship for the Combined Training and Show Cross.

13th June – Senior Cross Country Tuition

19th June – Margot Tiffany Demo

20th June – Junior Cross Country Tuition

27th June – Dressage Night – Prelim

28th June–Hog Roast

Sunday 23rd June - Area Horse Trials at Helen Bell’s, Breckenbrough.

4th July – Dressage Night – Novice

7th July – ODE at Helen Bells

Sat 13th / Sun 14th JulyArea SJ & Dressage at Richmond EC

(Please note that entries close for area competitions on the Friday 3 weeks before the competition. If you want to be considered for a team please let Sue Hutchinson (07712564162 or ) know 4-5 weeks before the competition.

18th August – Riding Club Summer Show