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

What We Do 

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 at Castle Goring and twice a year we run Arena Eventing at Hickstead.  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

See our list of events for 2018 0n the Events Page

Our next events

Sorry Entries are closed as we only have one judge

Sunday March 25th 2018
Class 1 BD Intro A (2008)
Class 1a GDRC Intro to Canter 2017
Class 2a Prelim 13 (2006) rev 2016 Strictly for beginners
Class 2b Prelim 18 (2002) rev 2016 Open Class
Class 2c Prelim 7 (2002) rev2016 Open Class 
New- Two open classes for you to choose from or do both
Class 3 Novice 27 (2007)
Class 4 Elementary 42 (2008)
Class 5 Pick a test Medium Level 63 (2002) or Advanced Medium 90 (2012)
Judges Jane Bwye  All Classes

Sunday March 25th 2018 at Brinsbury

Clear Round Jumping from 1000 to 1400. No pre booking required and jump at heights you want.

£5 a round or £10 for 10 minutes.


I have now booked Brinsbury Indoor School for our Horse Agility Clinic with instructor Sue Gardner. Clinics will be one hour long with the first ten minutes being a briefing by Sue. The initial clinic will be in-hand. Class times are below, let me know what times you want. Classes will be for a maximum of 5 horses. Please let me know if your horse is over 16.1 hands or a pony under 12.2 hands as Sue has to make adjustments to the course. Cost will be £25 for GDRC members and £30 for non members. Spectators fee £5. Bookings will be invoiced to confirm your bookings and refunds will only be made if a stand in can be found.
1130 - Helen Mitchell
Juliet Smith? 2/3 SPACES
1230 - Louise Grundy
Julie Card 17 hands
Tim Card + 2 SPACES
1330 - 4/5 SPACES
1430 - Anita Jackson
Catherine Parker - 2/3 SPACES
The aims of Sue's class would be-:
To Gain Mutual UnderstandingTrust & Confidence
To fully embrace that horses are sentient beings
To achieve a deeper understanding of how they perceive us and the world around them
To know their innate needs and to make sure that you meet as many of them as possible
To develop a communication that is built around mutual respect
To keep focussed and in the moment whilst also staying in a playful/light state of mind.
Please let me know here or by email at davidcbeer@fastmail.fm if you want to book a place.


GDRC Winter Series Dressage Championship


Sunday     April 22nd 2018 Winter Championship

Entries by invitation. HC riders welcome

Class 1     BD Intro B(2009)

Class 1a   GDRC Intro to Canter 2017

Class 2a   Prelim 1(2006) rev 2016 Strictly for beginners

Class 2b   Prelim 2 (2016) Open Class

Class 2c    Prelim 7 (2002) rev 2016 Open Class

Class 3     Novice 24 (2010) rev2016

Class 4     Elementary 42(2008)

Class 5     Pick a test Medium Level 71(2002) or  Advanced Medium 90 (2012)

Judges      Liz Marlow AM

                   Jane Bwye PM

Due to Championship presentations in the outdoor school there will be no Clear Round Jumping on April 22nd