Update July 2020

There are a lot of new regulations that we have to build into our Risk Assessments and we are constantly keeping an eye on any changes that the Government makes to our day to day life and how our Governing body the BHS, is interpreting them.  Many of these regulations are laid out for much larger events than we hold, and so can seem a little over the top, but we’re really impressed with how everyone coped at our recent clinic and we know that you’ll all continue to help us keep on the right track.
For the time being all our clinics and events are run using the following guidelines (but they might change, according to different venues, please read the event information carefully):
  • That you withdraw should you become unwell with Covid symptoms prior to the event
  • That you do not congregate in groups
  • We would prefer you only bring 1 person with you.  Please consider whether extra people are necessary before bringing them
  • Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead
  • Please respect a 2 metre distance between you and your fellow members/attendees
  • Spectators – please check with the organiser first that it is ok for you to attend
Due to the smaller number of entries that we are able to provide for, we are also having to manage entry fees carefully.  We really want to give you many more opportunities to train and compete but there is also a payoff between planning in advance and keeping an eye on Guideline and Regulation changes.
As always, thank you for your support in these difficult times and stay safe!
Posted 15 July 2020

More Events

We hope you are keeping safe and are now managing to start getting out and about again!
British Riding Clubs have now given us the go ahead to start organising clinics, events and competitions so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.
Our new monthly email summary of upcoming events will remind you to visit the the website to book.
All events will be run under covid guidelines as advised by BRC.  As these are subject to change please keep an eye on the website or contact the organiser of the event.
Posted 12 July 2020

Chard Training Day?

The committee will be meeting this month to look at how we can resume some of our activities.
We are hoping to offer some training clinics and possibly our dressage competitions.
Following the cancellation of both our spring and summer residential camps, Michelle is looking at the possibility of a training day to be held at Chard Equestrian Centre on Wednesday 15th July.
This could offer showjumping or flat or a mixture of both for each rider???
Are members interested?
Would you travel?
Are you happy to work in small groups?
Contact Michelle by email or Facebook if interested
Posted 10 June 2020

South Devon Riding Club Bygones

Have a look at the gallery to see memories of the Riding Club and see if you recognise any names, faces or events!
Posted 11 May 2020

British Riding Clubs Coronavirus FAQs for Members 27/3/2020

Please read this important document which contains the latest advice and guidance for all members.
Posted 27 Mar 2020

Festival of the horse qualifier

Saturday 21st March at Colraine with the finals at Aston Le Walls 30th-31 May.
Open to all club members, it would be great if we can send a couple of teams. Classes to choose from are 80cm, 90cm and 1m. The qualifier will be in the style of Arena Eventing but the finals will be SJ and XC. It’s £21 per entry.
Please contact Becky or Ellie if you are interested in this exciting opportunity. We look forward to hearing from old members and new.
Posted 14 Feb 2020

Andrew Lovell Clinic 9 Feb

Regrettably, with Storm Ciara on its way on Sunday, it has been decided decided it would be unsafe for people to travel and ride in the forecast winds and we have decided to postpone the Andrew Lovell clinic. We would very much like to rerun this clinic. Riders booked onto this clinic are being asked to contact Nell to confirm they know the clinic is postponed and also to discuss new dates for this clinic.
Posted 7 Feb 2020

Spring Camp

Booking for Spring Camp at Stockland Lovell is now open on the events page
Posted 7 Feb 2020


All members please note that there will be no further newsletters as all the information you need is now on this website
Posted 19 Jan 2020

Richard Waygood MBE ‘One Team’ talk on the 1st of Feb at The Cardinals, Hatt, Saltash PL12 6PJ.

Richard has recently been announced as Performance Director for the British Equestrian Federation alongside his duties as World Class Performance Manager for British Eventing and Tokyo Olympics is his focus.
The Cardinals is very easy to find and easily accessible from Devon or Cornwall.  There is an event set up on Facebook and on the website where you can purchase tickets, if anyone has any issues getting tickets contact Caroline Wills.
Posted 3 Jan 2020

Newsletter Update
Please note that there is an updated copy of the November newsletter (listed under December). The update contains further details about the upcoming Andrew Lovell clinics, most notably that there will be show jumping as well as polework clinics available and that all entries will be taken via Equo.
Posted Dec 2019

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