Welcome To Holsworthy and District Riding Club

Joining the HDRC is a great way of meeting, mixing and sharing experiences with other members.

Established in the 1970's for those living in and around the historic town of Holsworthy in North West Devon. This successful club has continued to grow and we now have in excess of 100 members.Affiliated to The British Horse Society/British Riding Clubs, we offer both Junior and Senior membership. Club events include Dressage and Show Jumping competitions, an Open Show and One Day Event and are regulars on our diary.Our training and schooling programme for novice riders and young horses (NAY) is rapidly growing and we welcome anyone along for a taster session. For the more competitive rider, our teams regularly and successfully compete at Regional and National competitions.All members receive regular emails with up to date club news and competition dates for the year ahead.  If you would like to join us please get in touch, through our website or on Facebook. 



Dear Member,




Firstly lets hope 2017 is healthy, happy and successful for us all.




I’m writing to remind you that our AGM is to be held at Chilsworthy Village Hall on Thursday 19th January at 8.00pm for the formal business but we are starting with a social gathering from 7.00pm.  We will be providing refreshments; a drink and nibbles; therefore would you either email me or contact Sophie via Facebook and let us know your are coming so that we can cater accordingly.  The evening will conclude with Awards for club activities and points system.




The club saw many changes at the end of 2016; Jan Rakhshani stood down as chair after many years and other members have moved away or decided to withdraw from their committee function.   NAY activities are also now being operated by Jaime Cottier as an independent trainer.  Firstly we thank them all for the time and effort they have all played in making HDRC a very successful Riding Club.




We recognise that communication with club members is vital and have restructured both our social media and website functions; these are now the contact media of choice for many people.  Both are now fully up to date and give a full list of activities that are available and of related activities.




To move forward into 2017 we have a Core committee which oversees the general administration of club business. You can find details of who is on the committee and how to contact committee members by clicking here.




We also hope to keep a full programme of activities during 2017. 




The following members have agreed to have organising responsibilities for coordinating individual club activities (contact details available by clicking here).  None of which would operate without the many members who volunteer and give freely of their time to help with these events for the benefit of us all.  We hope that you will be willing to offer help during 2017.


Dressage – Penny Gingell


Eventers Challenge – Sophie Funnell


Points Awards – Sue Plummer


Quiz Night – Helena Doree


Show Day – Penny Gingell


ODE – Gemma Stokes is currently on maternity leave and we need a volunteer to oversee this event for 2017. For the time being the contact will be Heather Jordan. 


I do hope to see you at the AGM and to remind you that Club Membership is now due; Sue will be at the AGM and will be very happy to renew this when you are there. 




Best wishes,




Heather Jordan