Welcome to Goring & District Riding Club, a popular and friendly club based in the Worthing and surrounding areas.

What We Do1 

We run many different Events throughout the year, for all standards of riding and all ages. We hold several Shows and offer lots of training opportunities too! 

Throughout the Summer and Winter seasons we run a Dressage Series at Brinsbury College. In the Autumn we hold a SJXC and a Hunter Trial at Titnore Lane, Goring.  Plus Clear Round evenings throughout the Summer. GDRC is also leading from the front with the introduction of Working Equitation in the UK. Non-riding Events are often held at Patching Village Hall and include lectures, tack sales and quizzes.

Training Clinics for are organised for all abilities using qualified Instructors and Trainers; we try our best to provide the training opportunities that our Members request.

We're very proud of our Senior and Junior Teams whom have been very successful in all equestrian disciplines at both Area and National level.  We try to find a Team place for everyone that would like to represent GDRC and endeavour to sponsor the entries wherever possible

We welcome new members, and are always listening to any new ideas all our Members have.
Any enquiries, please contact our Club Secretary David Beer on 0740 2307957

Some of our team competitors having fun this weekend

GDRC Winning SJ Team at Area Qualifiers on Saturday 18th June
Goring Juniors at Pyecombe
Working Equitation W&T Class at Wanley on 19th June
Working Equitation Novice Class at Wanley on 19th June
Working Equitation Intermediate Class at Wanley 0n 19th June

Goring District Riding Club Member and Team Jackets. The back can be personalised or left plain. Really smart and great quality. Paris is wearing a size small. Cost £40 payable in advance via our websitewww.gdrc.co.uk. Please give me a call if you have any questions 07917391722. Nina x
These jackets are lined so will be warm and are also shower proof

Goring & District Riding Club - GDRC's photo.
Goring & District Riding Club - GDRC's photo.

See our list of events for 2016 0n the Events Page

Our next events

Our next event is Dressage at Brinsbury and Clear Round Jumping on 24th July. Enter here under the Events entry tab


 Summer Dressage Series 2016-Brinsbury College, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1DL 

Class 2a is only for new comers to Prelim and young horses. Class 2b is for any other Prelim riders. Points and rosettes awarded for each class. Classes 1 & 1a will be split Juniors/Seniors

Sunday      May 29th 2016        

Class 1 BD Intro A(2008)
Class 1a GDRC Intro to Canter 2014

Class 2a Prelim 2 (2016)

Class 2b Prelim 2 (2016)

Class 3    Novice 34 (2009) 

Class 4          Elementary 50 (2007)

Class 5 Medium Level 63(2002)

Judge Jane Bwye

Sunday June 26th 2016 

Class 1 BD Intro B(2009)
Class 1a GDRC Intro to Canter 2014

Class 2a Prelim 12 (2005)

Class 2b Prelim 12 (2005)

Class 3 Novice 27 (2007)

Class 4 Elementary 44 (2002)

Class 5 Medium Level 71(2002)

Judge      Jane Bwye

Sunday July 24th 2016 

Class 1 BD Intro C (2016)
Class 1a GDRC Intro to Canter 2014

Class 2a Prelim 14 (2006) 

Class 2b Prelim 14 (2006)

Class 3         Novice 28 (2008)

Class 4 Elementary 50 (2007)

Class 5  Medium Level 63(2002)

Judge        Jenny Dentremont    

Sunday August 21st 2016 

Class 1 BD Intro B (2009)
Class 1a GDRC Intro to Canter 2014

Class 2a Prelim 13 (2006) 

Class 2b Prelim 13 (2006)

Class 3 Novice 30 (2006)

Class 4 TBA

Class 5 TBA

Judge     Yvonne Huber/Thelma Russell-Hayes 

Sunday September 25th 2016 Championship

Class 1 BD Intro A (2008)
Class 1a GDRC Intro to Canter 2014

Class 2a Prelim 18 (2002) 

Class 2b Prelim 18 (2002)

Class 3 No Music Class

Class 4     Novice 34 (2009)

Class 5 Elementary 49 (2009)

Class 6 TBA

Judge            Yvonne Huber/Jane Bwye






Sunday start time 09:00 Entry fees: £14 per class (£11 to GDRC members). Competition entry forms are at www.gdrc.co.uk  and entry fees are payable online via PayPal or credit/debit card on the website. Entry Closing Date: Entries close WEDNESDAY prior to show date at 6pm. NO LATE ENTRIES. Times: Will be available on the GDRC website www.gdrc.co.uk no later than 3 days prior to the event. Alternatively ring David on 0740 2307957 two days before show date. 
Points will be awarded for each event (rosettes to eight place and points to tenth place) and accumulated with the top 10 in each discipline being invited to take part in the Championship. Any queries please contact David Beer on 0740 2307957 or email 
davidcbeer@fastmail.fm  Whips and Callers will be allowed at the Championship event. Affiliated BD riders can ride Prelim tests HC or Novice and above in competition depending on accumulated BD points Disclaimer: Neither the Organiser, Secretary or any appointed servants of Goring & District Riding Club nor Brinsbury College, accept any liability for any accident, damage, theft or illness to horses, riders, grooms or any persons or property. All persons, owners, competitors, riders, should have their own third party insurance to cover these eventualities whilst participating in equestrian events..


A collage of photos kindly provided by LRG Photography to show the fabulous Working Equitation competition held at Wanley House on Sunday. Two total newcomers to the sport did brilliantly with Cayley Parsons on Peter Pan coming third and Val Hall on Sway Molly Moon coming seventh. GDRC in conjunction with Tracey Simon from Wanley are planning more "taster" days very soon.

GDRC - Dressage to Music


GDRC are bringing Dressage to Music(DTM) to grass roots level and are introducing a series of competitions aimed at Walk & Trot and Prelim. In the past the problem has been getting the music ready to ride to but we have found an inexpensive way of doing this that will also include your floor plan. Don't worry about your horses paces the music can be purchased for 13hh-15hh and 17hh horses.

Let me tell you about costs to get into DTM. Music and floor plans with choices of music from Abba to Queen, American TV themes to Classical music will cost £35. For this you get a fully prepared CD timed for the test your are entering and the floor plan showing changes of pace. You would also have to become a member of British Dressage music membership to protect copyright on the music. This costs £30 a year. Your only other requirement is a class entry fee and of course a horse.


Haven't you always wanted to ride to music? Now you can at W&T and Prelim level.

If you have ANY queries or need to order music please contact me at davidcbeer@fastmail.fm or telephone me on 0740 2307957

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