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 AGM to be held at Clapham & Patching Village Hall Long Furlong BN13 3UT on Friday 20th January at 7pm

We are pleased to cordially invite all our Members (and non-Members) and friends of GDRC to our AGM. There will be a review of 2016, details of our forthcoming Events in 2017 and a raffle for our helpers during the year.

Plus Award Presentations for many of you that have helped and supported GDRC in 2016.

You’ll also have formal, and informal time, to chat to us about any aspect of your Riding Club.

Light refreshments provided. We do hope you can join us!


1. Apologies for absences.

2. Adoption of the minutes of the AGM held on 22nd January 2016.

3. Matters arising.

4. Chairman’s Report - Jim Lee

5. Treasurer’s Report - David Beer. David will also speak about Working Equitation Riding Club Interleague.

6. Secretary’s Report – David Beer. David will mention our Shows, training clinics,

Teams and Membership (introducing Jill Yates as current Membership Secretary).

7. Trophy Co-ordinator – Andre Hannam

8. With the increase in events during the past year and going into 2017 we are looking to increase our committee. If you are interested please contact David Beer to discuss.

9. Election of Officers

10. Any Other Business (AOB) – An opportunity for all attendees to make comments/suggestions/questions.


12. Raffle presentation to our 2016 helpers


Nominations of Officers: Nominations for the office of Chairman should be sent to

the Secretary before the AGM.

Chairman ……………………………………………………………………. Proposed by ……………………………………………………….

................……………………………………………………………………. Seconded by

Quick-Join’ Membership

If you haven’t already joined GDRC for 2017, you may do so tonight. Cash, or cheque made payable to GDRC.

Individual Membership is £25, Family Membership £40.


   Address (including email and phone) if we don’t already have it:

Paulo Santos GDRC Dressage clinic 21st January 2017 at Wanley house. 

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

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 will be split Juniors/Seniors




Sunday      January 22nd 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)

Judges Thelma Russell-Hayes AM Lauren Glasspool PM  


Sunday    February 19th 2017         

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

Class 2a         Prelim 13 (2006) rev 2016        

Class 2b         Prelim 13 (2006) rev 2016

Class 3          Novice 30 (2006)

Class 4          Elementary 42 (2010)

Class 5          Medium Level 71(2002)

Judge           Jane Bwye Thelma Russell-Hayes


Sunday     19th March 2017

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

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    TBA


Sunday 23rd April 2017 Winter Championship

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

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





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..

GDRC TEAMS. at the Area qualifiers being held at Pyecombe on 18th February. I am not entering teams in the qualifying classes due to not enough people wanting to travel to the Championship at Keysoe in Bedfordshire.If these teams are ok let me know and I will go ahead and enter.

Senior Non Qualifying
Novice 27 Chrissie Wynne
Novice Tabitha Baines
Prelim 2 Terri Yates
Prelim Claire Purvis
Novice Reserve Krissi Ingleby

Senior Non Qualifying
Novice 27 Caryll Overy
Novice Victoria Brant
Prelim 2 Tina Cook
Prelim Paula Newman

Senior Non Qualifying
Novice 27 Sophie Wratting
Novice Pat Parris
Prelim 2 Caroline Hannam
Prelim Graeme Burton

Juniors non qualifying
Novice 27 Tabitha Cranford
Novice Xaria Overy
Prelim 2 Lily Shears
Prelim Emily Legge

Juniors Reserves
Reserve Novice Layla Smith
Reserve Prelim Shannon Creese

Millie Committee Dog