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

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

Our next events

Working Equitation Dressage and Ease of Handling training competition. Monday 2nd May(Bank Holiday) at 10am. This will be held at Wanley House and is open to all members and non members. From W&T to Intermediate.This joint competition hosted by ABWE and GDRC will give riders a taste for future competitions including the up and coming Riding Clubs Interleague teams events. Your judge will be Paulo Santos.
Individual entry is £20 and GDRC will present a rosettes to eighth place.
The day will include dressage in the morning and Ease of Handling in the afternoon. This will allow all those that took part in our last competition to experience another WE skill.
Open to all, if you would like to take part please message me below or by email to davidcbeer@fastmail.fm

Goring & District Riding Club

The 10th In-Hand Horse Show

and Fun Gymkhana

Sunday 15th May 2016

Castle Goring, A27, Clapham, Worthing BN13 3UD

By kind permission of Messrs JF & C Somerset

Entries accepted on the day at no extra charge.Show Secretary:

 Terri Germaine, 27 Eton Road, Worthing. BN11 4RA

Tel 07717203364   email terri.g@talktalk.net

Enter online at www.gdrc.co.uk

The Arundel Equine Hospital – Vet on call

LRG Photography

Teas Burger Van

Other stalls welcome – please contact Secretary beforehand.



Welcome to our first GDRC Showing Event of the year - an ideal opportunity to familiarise your horse or pony to competition at a friendly, local Show.

    We have approachable and knowledgeable Judges and we all look forward to meeting you on the day.   If you have any questions about the Show, the Classes, GDRC, etc, please do not hesitate to contact us.   Thank you for supporting your Riding Club.


Ring One – Starting at 9am                   Judge:

All Classes in Ring One are £10.  GDRC Members may deduct £2 per Class.

New Members welcome to join on the day.

Beautiful, Top Quality Rosettes to 8th Place.  All Classes will be split if sufficient entries.


Wherever possible, Classes in Ring One are Sunshine Tour Qualifiers - www.sunshinetour.co.uk


Class 1            .         Best Condition & Turnout

Class 2                Child Handler.  Under 14. 

Class 3               Youngstock.  Any 1, 2, and 3 year olds horses and ponies  

Class 4                Ex-Racehorse

Class 5                Hunter Type.  Horse or Pony.

Not before 12:00

Class 6                Riding Type.  Horse or Pony.

Class 7                Cobs.

Class 8                Coloureds.  Horses and Ponies. Piebald, Skewbald, Appaloosa, Roan, Dun, Palomino or Cremello.

Class 9                Miniatures.

Class 10        Veterans.  15 years and older.

Class 11        Welsh.  All Sections - Class will be split according to entries.

Class 12         Native Breeds.  Shetland, Exmoor, Dartmoor, New Forest, Fell, Dale,Highland and Connemara. Excluding Welsh.

Class 13         Part-bred Native Breeds

Ring Two / pet id equine / Fun Ring – Starting at 10am                 


All Classes in Ring Two are £7.  GDRC Members may deduct £2 per Class. 

New Members Welcome to join on the day.

Beautiful, Top Quality Rosettes to 8th Place.  All Classes will be split if sufficient entries.


All Ring Two Classes are kindly sponsored by pet id equine - Defra Approved Horse Passport Issuers.


Class 14                Best Bay.

Class 15                               Best Chestnut.

Class 16                               Best Grey.

Class 17                               Best Coloured.  Piebald, Skewbald, Appaloosa, Roan, Dun,                    Palomino or Cremello

Not before 1130

Class 18                Most Handsome Gelding.

Class 19                              Prettiest Mare.

Class 20                Horse or Pony the judge would most like to take home.


Ring Three – Gymkhana Starting at 2pm



6 gymkhana games including:-

Walk, Trot, Canter




Ride and run

Pairs relay. 2 riders, 1 horse/pony

Games will be split into 3 age groups. 10 and under-11 to 17-18+

Enter on the day £2 per race or 6 for £10

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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