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 Wanley House, Fontwell. In the Autumn we hold a SJXC and a Hunter Trial at Titnore Lane, Goring.  Plus Clear Round evenings throughout the Summer. 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

Our next events

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 Summer Series Dressage 24th May at Wanley House

Sunday      May 24th 2015        

Class 1          BD Intro A(2008)
Class 1a        GDRC Intro to Canter 2014 dowload on downloads page

Class 2a        Prelim 4 (2002)

Class 2b        Prelim 4 (2002)

Class 3     Dressage to Music Intro(W&T) thru Ele

Class 4          Novice 24 (2010)

Class 5          Elementary 42 (2008)

Class 6          Medium Level 63(2002)

Judge            Margaret Drew

Dressage to Music has been added to the GDRC Summer Series as Class 3. You can pick your own freestyle test ranging from Intro(W&T) to Elementary. Enter as usual at the website stating which level test you will be riding. In view of this the competition scheduled for 17th May is cancelled. We are planning a beginners clinic one evening in the next two weeks at Wanley, please watch this space

Goring & District Riding Club
The 43nd Show Jumping Show 
Sunday 7th June 2015

Castle Goring, A27, Clapham, Worthing BN13 3UD
By kind permission of Messrs JF & C Somerset

Pre-entries close Friday 5th June at 8pm. Late entries and those taken on the day £2 extra.  Please check the GDRC Website and Facebook pages after the closing date to gain an idea of class times. Entries at www.gdrc.co.uk.

Show Secretary: Mrs Terri Germaine, 27, Eton Road, Worthing BN11 4RA Tel  07717203364 email terri.g@talktalk.net Entries online at www.gdrc.co.uk

The Arundel Equine Hospital – Vet on call LRG Photography Teas Burger Van
First Aid by County Paramedics
 Some Classes are Sunshine Tour Qualifiers

Other stalls & sponsors welcome – please contact Secretary beforehand.

Ring One – Starting at 10 am All Competitive Classes are £8 per rider.  GDRC Members may deduct £2 per Competitive Class. New Members Welcome to join on the day.  Beautiful, Top Quality Rosettes to 8th Place.

☐10 am Class 1 Novice Jumping 70cm  Horse and rider combination not to have been placed first in any jumping competition.

☐Class 2 Graduate Jumping 80cm  Horses and ponies not to have won £20 total in jumping competitions.

The following Classes are an ideal opportunity to compete at the heights of the  BRC Hickstead Teams of Three Competition taking place at the beginning of August.  GDRC will once again be sending Teams to Hickstead.    Non-Members and other Riding Clubs Welcome too - Open to All!
☐Class 3 The Hickstead 85cm   Rehearsal Stakes
☐Class 4 The Hickstead 95cm   Rehearsal Stakes
☐Class 5 The Hickstead 105cm Rehearsal Stakes

Ring Two – Starting at 10 am
☐Class 6 Cross-poles Only 45cm
☐Class 7  Small Mini Jumping 50cm
☐Class 8 Mini Novice Jumping 60cm
☐Class 9 Horse & Hound Jumping
Horse and rider to complete a jumping course of 60cm.   The rider with hound on lead to complete a jumping course of 45cm.


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

See our list of events for 2015 0n the Events Page

Millie Committee Dog

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