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

SJXC ON 12TH AUGUST CANCELLED DUE TO HARD GROUND. Entries will be refunded or rolled over to September competition

Rachel Cargill SJ Clinic at Brinsbury 25th August 2018

GDRC Members - £17
Non- members - £20

10am - 60/65cms
11am - 70/75cms
12pm - 80/85cms
1pm - 90cms & above.
Payment by invoice before the day please.
Comment or email to book a space.


Full details will appear here as soon as possible. In aid of The Air Ambulance. Various distances
A few more snippets for your information. GDRC are running a sponsored ride in aid of The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance over the South Downs on 2nd September 2018. Routes to be finalised but should include Worthing Gun club area-Angmering Park-out towards Burpham across the downs. Routes will be finalised shortly but you can choose 5 miles-10 miles or 15 miles( distances approximate ) most of which will be on bridleways.
Entries will be £5 and a promise to raise at least £20 in Sponsorship. Entries are now open on www.gdrc.co.uk and on receipt of your entry a sponsorship form will be forwarded to your address.
The course will be fully marshaled and a paramedic will be onsite.

Please see attached map for start/finish of our sponsored ride. It is a large field between the Worlds End and The Fox at Patching. Entry and exit are by the gate at the Worlds End of the field. A loo and refreshment will be available on site. Please bring your sponsorship forms and money with you. Route maps will be handed out at the start. Please let our secretary know if you are riding as a group on the day.

Only 2 weeks away to go so please get your entries in.

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Goring & District Riding Club
The Rodd Brickwork
Show Jumping Cross Country (SJXC)
Sunday 9th September  2018
Castle Goring, Arundel Road
Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3UN
Some slight changes to the rules regarding pairs classes
By kind permission of Messrs JF & C Somerset
Entries accepted on the day at £2 extra charge, but we love entries beforehand as it saves time on the day!
We’re continually improving our Shows and Schedules so there could be small changes made to this Schedule.
Please refer to our Website for the latest details.
Show Secretary:
Julie Cundy
8, Ashleigh Close, Angmering, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16 4BX
Tel 07876637168 home 01903 773082
Enter Now...Entries online at www.gdrc.co.uk
The Arundel Equine Hospital – Vet on call
LRG Photography
Teas Burger Van
First Aid covered by a Qualified First Aider
(£2 contribution required from all)

Welcome to our 8th Show Jumping Cross Country
Kindly sponsored by Rodd Brickwork

We have a course of between 15 and 20 jumps over the undulating land of the privately-owned woods at Castle Goring. All the fences will be knock-down-able. The rider goes through the start and jumps round the course to the finish; the whole course it timed. If the horse knocks down a jump that is 4 faults, if the horse refuses a jump that is also 4 faults You then go on to the next jump. Therefore, every horse will get round the course with a maximum of just 4 faults at each jump.
Pairs classes involve first member jumping jumps 1 to 10 carrying a whip baton. This is then handed over to second rider who jumps 11 to 20. Total round is timed.
All Classes are £12 (£10 for GDRC Members) except for Class 1 which is £6 and £5.
Pairs entry is £17(£15 for GDRC Members)
£2 First Aid contribution payable per person.

ENTER ONLINE at www.gdrc.co.uk

Class 1 (Not before 0930) Up to 40cm Lead Rein permitted
Class 2 (Not before1000) Up to 50 cm
Class 3 (Not before 1030) Up to 60 cm
Class 4 (To Follow) Pairs up to 60cm
Class 5 (Not before 1200) Up to 70cm
Class 6 (To Follow) Pairs up to 70cm
Class 7 (Not before 1330) Up to 80cm The Archie Trophy.
Class 8 (Not before 1430) Up to 90cm The Cundy Cup
All dogs must be kept on leads.
Our Show Sponsor, Rodd Brickwork, has a wealth of experience with a variety of construction projects. They can undertake work ranging from small garden walls through to fully managed multi trade extensions and new builds.
Please contact them on 01903 539674 for your next building project and please mention GDRC.

GDRC Summer Dressage Series 16th September at Brinsbury
Sunday September 16th 2018
Class 1 BRC W&T Test 1 (2014)download from BRC website foc
Class 1a GDRC Intro to Canter 2017
Class 2a Prelim 14(2006) rev 2016 Strictly for beginners
Class 2b Prelim 12 (2005)rev2016 Open Class
Class 2c Prelim 13 (2006) rev 2016 Open Class
Class 3 Novice 20 (2007)
Class 4 Elementary 44(2002)
Class 5 Pick a test Medium Level 71(2002) or Advanced Medium 90 (2012)
Judges TBA AM
Thelma Russell-Hayes PM