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, Sands Farm & Ferring. In the Autumn we hold a SJXC at Castle Goring and twice a year we run Arena Eventing at Pyecombe.  Plus Clear Round evenings throughout the Summer. For 2020 we are introducing Combined Training. 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 Manager David Beer on 0740 2307957

See our list of events for 2020 on the Events Page

Our next events

Goring & District Riding Club
The GDRC Show Jumping Cross Country (SJXC)
Sunday 26th July 2020
Castle Goring, Arundel Road
Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3UN

By kind permission of The Somerset Family
Entries accepted on the day at £2 extra charge, but we love entries beforehand as it saves time on the day! Enter at www.gdrc.co.uk
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: Danielle Lee 37, Worthing Road, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 3JU.
Tel 07957 776635 Email daniellejlee@hotmail.com
Enter Now...Entries online at www.gdrc.co.uk

The Arundel Equine Hospital – Vet on call
LRG Photography
Catering by The Giddy Goose
First Aid covered by a Qualified First Aider
Welcome to our 12th Show Jumping Cross Country

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 around the course to the finish; the whole course is 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 around the course with a maximum of just 4 faults at each jump. Rider fall will be 8 faults
Pairs classes are not included due to COVID-19

All Classes are £12 (£10 for GDRC Members) except for Class 1 which is £6 and £5.

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 (Not before 1200) Up to 70cm
Class 5 (Not before 1330) Up to 80cm
Class 6 (Not before 1430) Up to 90cm

All dogs must be kept on leads.

COVID SAFETY NOTICE regarding the GDRC SJXC on 26th July.
Inline with the latest government and BRC update we must stress safety factors for social distancing. Social distancing is reduced to 1m+ but 2m is preferred. Obviously in the case of grooms tacking up for their riders we suggest that the groom and riders work on opposite sides of the horse whilst tacking up. The rider is permitted to bring up to 5 other persons as long as they are in your social bubble as support. Social distancing must be observed within your own bubble.
1.We request that 2m distancing is observed at the Show Secretaries desk and at the catering van.
2.As hand washing will be difficult on the showground please use the wipes supplied in the toilet to wipe down all areas that you have touched during your visit. Hand sanitisers will be available at the Secretaries desk.
3. The land is used for animal grazing so please be scrupulous and take your own rubbish home please.
4. Please allow extra spacing between vehicles in the lorry park
5. Let's all have an enjoyable and safe day. Please be mindful that whilst you have been in lockdown some of the horses may not be as fit as you would like them to be.