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.

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GDRC Accounts from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020

                        Opening Balance                         65


                                                                    2020                 2019

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

Goring and District Riding Club



Data Protection

Privacy Policy


Goring and District Riding Club



Data protection

Keeping your personal information safe is very important to us.  We are committed to complying with privacy and data protection laws and being transparent about how we process personal data.

We have policies, procedures and training in place to help our employees and volunteers understand their data protection responsibilities and follow the data protection principles.

We have a nominated member of the club who serves as our Data Protection Lead. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please email

This privacy policy relates to our use of any personal information we process about you.


How we collect personal data

We may collect your personal data in different ways, for example:

  • Through Membership sign up via our membership web page or via forms received through the post or by hand.
  • Through our events website, data is collected when you enter shows, buy club merchandise, book social events and book training events


How we use personal information

We collect and use personal information about our members, supporters, and volunteers for different purposes.

Membership applications, administration and renewals

Informing non-members about GDRC  events and services

Provision of training courses to individuals

Running events and camps

Dealing with complaints and appeals

Undertaking safeguarding activities including DBS checks.

Processing expenses

Volunteer recruitment


We only collect personal information that we genuinely need.

This may include:

  • your full name,
  • your home address,
  • your email,
  • your telephone number,
  • emergency contact details,
  • details about your horse.

 If you are a Junior member we will have

  • your date of birth,
  • the name and contact details of your parent or guardian.


Membership applications, administration and renewals

We will use the information that you provide to us to process your membership application and renew your application if appropriate. We will email and post you information about events, courses, our services and other items of interest, as part of your membership. You can opt out or unsubscribe from receiving this information if you wish. Our legal basis for using your personal information in this way is for the performance of a contract.

Informing non-members about GDRC  events and services

If you opt in to our mailing list we will use the information that you provide to email and post you information about our events, courses, our services and other items of interest. You can opt out or unsubscribe from receiving this information at any time if you wish. Our legal basis for using your personal information in this way is consent.


Provision of training courses to individuals

If you sign up to one of our training courses, we will use the information that you provide to us to process your registration and provide the course to you.  Our legal basis for using your personal information in this way is for the performance of a contract.

Running events and camps

If you register for one of our events or camps, we will use your information provided to us to process your registration and enable you to attend the event or camp. This will include sharing some of your information with our volunteers that run the event or camps. It may also include collecting and sharing medical information with them if you choose to provide that to us. Our legal basis for using your personal information in this way is for the performance of a contract.

If you choose to provide us with your dietary requirements we may share them with third parties that we use to provide catering at our events.

Dealing with complaints and appeals

If a complaint or an appeal is raised with us, we will process the personal information that is provided to us to manage and resolve the complaint or appeal. This may include sharing relevant information with an affiliated organisation, such as The BEF or a riding club, a coach, welfare officer or other organisation, depending upon the nature of the complaint and the area it relates to. Our legal basis for using personal information for this purpose is to fulfil our legitimate interest and fulfil our objective of resolving complaints in a careful and appropriate manner.

Undertaking safeguarding activities including DBS checks and casework

When necessary, we process relevant personal information about members, volunteers, coaches and employees for safeguarding purposes. This might include undertaking DBS and other checks to identify any criminal and other activity we need to be aware of and casework. It may be necessary to share some personal information with relevant authorities such as the police, The Safeguarding Advisory Board and an appropriate member of the respective Member Body – such as The BEF, The Pony Club or a BRC Riding Club (as appropriate to the safeguarding activity).  Our legal basis for this processing is to meet our legal obligations. 


Our legal basis for processing personal information

Our legal basis for the purposes that we process personal information is for the performance of a contract, or for our legitimate interests or consent.

We may process personal information because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party (or to take steps at your request prior to entering a contract). For example, we may process your personal data:

  • To issue or administer a membership
  • To supply merchandise you have ordered from our online shop

We may collect and use your personal data if it is necessary for our legitimate interest and so long as its use is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact your rights.

We will ask for your consent to send you marketing emails and text messages. You can withdraw consent for this at any time.

Usually we will only process sensitive personal data if we have your explicit consent. In extreme situations, we may share your personal details with the emergency services if we believe it is in your ‘vital interests’ to do so. For example, if someone is taken ill during one of our events.


Sharing personal information

We will only share your personal information where we are required to fulfil our contract with you, or legitimate interest, where we have your consent, or we are required to do so by law.

We may share your personal information with third party organisations who will process it on our behalf, for example a mailing house, our website administrator or printers.

If necessary, we may also share your information with caterers, course providers, referees, and coaches.

Your rights

If you no longer wish to receive communications about products and services from us, please contact You can also unsubscribe at any time to emails that we may send to you about the products and services that we think will be of interest to you.

You also have the right to:

  • Request a copy of the information we hold about you.  Requests should be addressed to We will respond within 30 days of receiving your written request.
  • Tell us to change or correct your personal information if it is incomplete or inaccurate. Please contact us at
  • Ask us to restrict our processing of your personal data or to delete your personal data if there is no compelling reason for us to continue using or holding this information. Please contact us at
  • Receive from us the personal information we hold about you which you have provided to us, in a reasonable format specified by you, so that you can send it to another organisation. Please contact us at
  • Object, on grounds relating to your specific situation, to any of our processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on you. Please contact us at

Please note that we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply: for example, if we have reason to believe that the personal data we hold is accurate or we can show our processing is necessary for a lawful purpose set out in this Privacy Policy.


How long we keep your personal information


We will hold your personal information for as long as is necessary. We will not retain your personal information if it is no longer required. In some circumstances, we may legally be required to retain your personal information, for example for finance, employment or audit purposes.  

  • We will keep membership records indefinitely, in order to administer our membership scheme
  • We will keep records of events and camps for 2 years, in order to facilitate any insurance claim resulting from the activity.


Changes to this policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Where practical we will provide you with an updated Privacy Policy from time to time. However, we also recommend that you please visit our webpage periodically to keep up-to-date with the changes in our Privacy Policy.


Making a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you are not satisfied with our response to any query you raise with us, or you believe we are processing your personal data in a way which is inconsistent with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office whose helpline number is: 0303 123 1113. 

A few pictures from our Fairoaks clinic with Rachel Cargill