Urmston & District Riding Club 

A Trafford Sport Accredited Club

WINTER GRAZING -  Now Available at Pony Club! 

The 2017 session has come to an end and we have some great winter grazing on offer, including our competition fields! If you're interested in some of the finest grass that Urmston has to offer call John Oakes on: 0161 748 8996 for more details.


Urmston & District Riding Club was originally founded in 1956 by the late Mr Larry Morrissey with only 7 members - the Club now has  over 100 members. 

Our mission is to develop character, confidence and a sense of community through good horsemanship and competitive activity.

Last  year marked our 60th year and we were proud to celebrate this with a very well supported  sponsorship show. Once again thanks to all our sponsors for this event.  Such was its success we have decided to continue with this theme, and this year our sponsored show will take place on 28th May 2017.  Anyone wishing to sponsor a class or a ring, please contact Jen Hopwood on 07568 340078.

Once again we have packed the schedule with a huge array of  qualifying events, ranging from Chaps, Cherif to SSAD - please see our full schedule of shows and qualifiers page for full details. Please do let us know if there are any other qualifiers we can hold for you. 

We continue to run 2 Trophy days, plus throughout the season we have a points system based on a horse and rider combination which also carries cup/trophies.  All dates are Points qualifers and we are holding a double points show at our last show in September.  Dont forget the  Annual Presentation Disco, which is always a great night ! In total there are over 160 trophies to compete for throughout the year.

New for 2017 - RoR and Foreign Breed ridden and in hand classes and a Concours dElegance open class. 

All rings have Championship sashes with additional Supreme Championship garlands, along with prizes and prize money for Supreme and Reserve Supreme Championship winners.

For all dog lovers, due to the popularity and upon request we are running 2 dog shows - one at the first show on 16th April 2017 and one at our last show on 17th September 2017.  

The Club Ground is at Southgate which is off Church Rd Urmston/Flixton border.(junction 7, 9, or 10 on the M60). The post Code for the field is M41 9EP. There is plenty of secure parking, toilet facilities, and a caterer is in attendance.

The ground has excellent draining facilities, and we have held shows when others have cancelled. If in doubt call Debbie Oakes on 07773 937 960 or  John Oakes on  0161 748 8996 or 07908 592183 . We endeavour to make a decision by 5pm the previous evening . 

All cancellations will be duly notified on our Facebook Page.

Please dont forget its our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm at Urmston Cricket Club, Moorside Road, Urmston.


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   16th April 2017
Points Show,  Dog Show.  CHERIF qualifier.  ROR Ridden Amateur  & In Hand series ,  TSR Showing Finals Qualifier   CHAPS qualifier
Judges:  Ring 1.  Chris Tait  Ring 2. Sarah Murphy    Ring 3.  Alan French   Ring 5. Brendan Ramshaw 
**** please note change of judge in Ring 2 - now Sarah Murphy ***********
  30th April 2017
Points Show, NCPA Qualifier, SSAD Qualifier, TSR Showin Finals Qualifier    
Judges:  Ring 1. Lauren Nichols Ring 2. Lyndsey Halstead Ring 3 Bev Calderbank   Ring 5. Alison Brookes
  28th May 2017
SPONSORSHIP SHOW , Annual Cups & Points show, Equifest qualifier, TSR Showing Finals qualifier 
Judges: Ring 1.Hilary Keegan, Ring 2. Marie West Ring 3. Ant Brookes  Ring 5. Chris Tait
  11th June 2017 - now rescheduled to sat 24th June 2017 
Points Show, Equine Sport qualifier, TSR Showing Finals Qualifier 
Judges;  Ring 1  Paul Heapy    RIng 2  Deborah Henthorne   RIng 3  Rebecca Clark  Ring 5  Chris Murphy
 2nd July 2017
 Points Show, NCPA qualifier, CHAPS qualifier, TSR Showing Finals Qualifier 
Judges: Ring 1. Chris Ingram , Ring 2. Lesley McCormick, Ring 3. Linda Cadman Ring 5 Alan French
 23rd July 2017
Points Show,  Equifest qualifier, TSR Showing FInals Qualifier 
Judges: Ring 1. Alison Brookes , Ring 2.Hilary Keegan y Ring 3. Deborah Henthorne  , Ring 5. Rebecca Clark
 3rd September 2017
Points Show, SSAD 2018 qualifier 
Judges: Ring 1 Marie West  . Ring 2. Chris Ingram Ring 3. Linda Marsden  Ring 5 Sarah Murphy
 17th Spetember 2017
Double Points Show, Cups show, Dog Show
Judges: Ring 1 Heather Brannon  Ring 2. Brendan Ramshaw  Ring 3 Helen Starkie  Ring 5 Carl Nee