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 2017 0n the Events Page

Our next events

GDRC Arena Eventing at Hickstead 0n 19th March 2017

Full results are displayed on the News page of this website


Chris Watts Clinic at Coombelands on 25th March 2017

Winter Dressage Series 2016/17-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 willDbe split Juniors/Seniors






Sunday      January 22nd 2017         





Sunday February 19th 2017         

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

Class 2a         Prelim 14 (2006) rev 2016        

Class 2b         Prelim 14 (2006) rev 2016

Class 3           Novice 28 (2008)

Class 4           Elementary 50 (2007)

Class 5           Medium 63(2002)

Judge           Jane Bwye(Morning) Thelma Russell-Hayes(Afternoon)


Sunday     2nd April 2017

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

Class 2a        Prelim 18 (2002) rev 2016

Class 2b        Prelim 18 (2002) rev 2016

Class 3         Novice 34 (2009) rev 2016

Class 4         Elementary 49 (2009)

Class 5         Medium Level 63 (2002)

Judges    Julia Jewels AM Jane Bwye PM


Sunday 23rd April 2017 Winter Championship

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

Class 2a       Prelim 2 (2016)              

Class 2b       Prelim 2 (2016)

Class 3       Novice 24 (2010) rev 2016      

Class 4         Elementary 44 (2002)

Class 5         Medium Level 71 (2002)

Judge  Jane Bwye  Thelma Russell-Hayes





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 07402307957 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..

8th April         Nikki Ball Clinic                Sands Farm

See GDRC Show Jumping FaceBook page for full details and entries

Paulo Santos GDRC Dressage clinic 8th April 2017 at Wanley house.

Times below. The clinic will be run by Paulo Santos. For those of you that haven't met Paulo I have included a short biography. Training is for every level from W&T up to Grand Prix.
Paulo has competed internationally for Portugal at both Grand Prix level dressage and as part of the Portuguese Working Equitation team. Coming from a classically trained background, having spent 5 years learning and working with the world renowned classical master, Luis Valenca, Paulo then moved in to competitive dressage and trained with many great names including 4 years with Finish Olympic rider Kyra Kyrklund. Since then Paulo has gone on to teach riders in both Dressage and Working Equitation, he currently trains one of the Portuguese Junior team riders and is also the official trainer for the British Working Equitation Development Squad and team.
Cost for each session (1 hour) is as follows:-
£50 for individual members £55 non members
£35 each for shared max 2 horses £40 each non members
Half hour sessions are £35. £40 non members
Here are some comments from GDRC members that have already had training with Paulo...
"Every lesson with Paulo is clear and constructive thus helping us to move on steadily. He keeps things simple and clear, thus making 'homework' easy to work on. I love working with him."
"I really enjoy training with Paulo as he works on rider as well as the horse and I love his attention to detail."
Please let me know what times you would like to book.
Saturday 8th April 2017

1000 Chrissie Wynne 
1200 Georgia 
1230 Georgia 
 1300 Lunch
1330 Georgia 
Please book by message below or by email to davidcbeer@fastmail,fm. Places will be invoiced in advance with a 50% cancellation fee for less than 72hours notice and 100% cancellation fee for less than 48hours notice.


Working Equitation Training Clinic at Wanley House 9th April and 6th May. Open to members and non members. Cost is £25 per horse. Max two horses per hour. Times will be confirmed by invoice that will be due on receipt. Places will be invoiced in advance with a 50% cancellation fee for less than 72hours notice and 100% cancellation fee for less than 48hours notice.. 
Sunday 9th April

1000 Marie Baines & Shula Gregory ??
1100 Lee-anna O'Boyle + Ann Britton
1200 Molly Murray + Terri Yates
1300 lunch
1330 Sarah Cotty + Lucy Lempriere
1430 Val Valerie Hall + one 
1530 Gail Brownrigg + 1
Saturday 6th May
1000 Georgina Davidge + Kathryn Havering. 
1100 Anne Gartside + 1
1200 Jen Fox + Molly Murray 
1300 lunch
1330 Jen Fox + Anita Jackson
1430 Val Hall + 1
1530 Lucy Lempriere + ?


Please contact me below or by email to davidcbeer@fastmail.fm 
 More training dates can be added with a view to holding one or two shows in the summer.

Working Equitation. Open to all
16th April - Regional Competition (SE) - Wanley House, Chichester - ABWE - Contact workingequitationgb@live.com 07704 995996

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