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. In the Autumn we hold a number of SJXC at Castle Goring and run Arena Eventing at Pyecombe. Plus Clear Round Jumping at most of our Dressage events. 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 possibleW. 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
Chairman’s review of 2020.
Well, what a year ! A year where we never thought that we would be severely restricted from doing what, a lot of us, like to do to keep the Club moving forwards. When the Covid pandemic started in February of 2020 we only had run a couple of ‘normal’ Dressage events, but, then, with all restrictions that were put in place to make events viable enough we still managed, when allowed, to organise two SJXC events and also some Dressage events. I think you all know what those restrictions were, and, I would like to thank everyone that made it possible to successfully run the events that we did. We needed the help of a lot more people than usual to run these events, and, as always, we managed very well.
I would like to thank the rest of the committee for the effort that was put in, in the last year, to keep the Club going. It has been a really trying year, but, we have survived to carry on, and, hopefully 2021 will be a lot easier, and, we can get back to organising the events that we can when restrictions are lifted. My special thanks go to Jill and David, who, with myself, have had to deal with Riding Clubs Office with the many problems that occurred throughout the year. We did manage to come to come to an agreement and we are at present remaining as an Affiliated Riding Club.
Thankyou also to Mr Clem Somerset for the use of Castle Goring, as, we had the space available to put in all the requirements that were needed to run the SJXC.
Finally, thankyou to you, the members, that helped the Club through this very difficult year. I look forward to seeing as many of you in the coming months when we can, hopefully, we can organise some events.
Until then. Keep safe.
(Jim) James Lee. Chairman of Goring and District Riding Club.
GDRC Accounts from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020
Opening Balance 65
Shows & Clinics 355 3246
Dressage 750 5155
Teams Entries 429 593
Membership 1063 2208
Sponsorship 1815 2600
Indoor events 62 192 Clear Round Jumping 150 698
Total income 4624 14711
Expenditure 2020 2019
Teams Entries 306 632
Rosettes 595 1850
Paramedics 0 380
Trophies 25 115
Advertising inc Schedules 92 286
Stationery 81 242
Hosting Fees/IT consumables 357 377
Misc Expenses inc Judges Fees 100 1465
Training (inc Instructors fees) 180 2548
Equipment Hire 200 550
Hall & Field hire 885 4562
Subscriptions inc Club Insurance 1250 980
Refreshments 169 546
Total Expenditure 4240 15112
TOTAL for 2020 449 Closing Balance 514 (balance without Sport England Funding of £1250 =Minus £801