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1st Show of the season was a great success!

27th March 2016 saw the first show of the season.  With Storm Katie rearing her ugly head, the show carried out with little rain and plenty of entries.

The show was proud host to the Veteran Horse Society Direct Qualifier.  Horses and Ponies over the age of 15 years battled it out to get qualifications for the Supreme Championships in Bury Farm in September 2016.

Direct Qualifiers are usually given to large shows such as Royal Norfolk, but this year due to to the early timing of our show, we were also allowed to hold a Direct qualifier.

Well done to all competitors who joined us from 3 years old and upwards, who made it such a HUGE success. See you for our next show in the 24th April!

Hickstead 2016

The 2016 Gate Riding Club Season will soon be here…the committee will be looking for a team(s) to support to represent us at the British Riding Club Senior Hickstead.


If you’re interested in joining the Team please contact us by emailing

British Riding Clubs Teams of Three Showjumping

This team jumping event is held at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead.

The teams are made up of three horses and riders; one Novice combination jumping 85cm, one Intermediate combination jumping 95cm and one Open combination jumping 1.05m. Each combination rides one round against the clock. The team with the fewest combined faults and fastest combined time wins.

All riders must be members of an affiliated Riding Club, and each team should include at least two Seniors. For more information on entry visit the Hickstead website (opens in new window).

For info on other BRC competitions, click here




Charity show was huge success

Thankyou to all that turned out for the Charity Show on October 4th! We raised £200 for Midlands Air Ambulance and we had great feedback.


Well done to Hope Fisher and FoalSkye Little Topper who were crowned Supreme Champion of the Show and Tereska Walker and Elliott who were Reserve Supreme.