Urmston & District Riding Club 

A Trafford Sport Accredited Club

WELCOME TO THE OUR 2018 SEASON - new classes, new qualifiers, (TOYS & TRAILBLAZERS) , fantastic rosettes and sashes at every show, including Mini Championship. Prize money for Supreme & Reserve Supreme. 


Our Annual Presentation of trophies will take place on Friday 16th November 2018 at Urmston Conservative Club - we are delighted to say we have managed to secure the infamous Jonny Spangles as our resident DJ, so guarantee young and old will all have a great night.  Tickets will be available at our next show 9th September and from Jenifer Smith (Hopwood)  or Debbie Oakes.  Please make contact to secure your places early. 

2018 Qualifiers - CHAPS, TSR, NCPA POYS, Senior Showing & Dressage, TOYS (TGCA) & Trailblazers 

2018 - Affiliated to STARS Champion of Champions at Aintree .  Qualification will be taken from points accrued over the season in each section.  Full details on Qualifers page. 


GRAZING Available at Pony Club! 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 are registered with STARS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Show which takes place on 20th and 21st October 2018 at Aintree  - All Annual points winners qualify for respective classes - qualification can be passed down to third, however competitors MUST have competed in a minimum of 3 shows to qualify. - I will be in touch after the last show to let you know if you have qualified and will have details of current points at our 9th September show. 

We are also registered with FESTIVAL of CHAMPIONS Inter Club Championship show which takes place 25th -28th October 2018 and 3rd and 4th November 2018 in Harrogate. Further details on their website, however as with the STARS event 1st place points winners will qualify

Urmston & District Riding Club was originally founded in 1956 by the late Mr Larry Morrissey with only 7 members - the Club now has over 150 members. 

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

Last  year marked our 61st 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 2018.  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 ,The Showing Regeister (TSR) , NCPA, SSAD and new for this year we are holding qualifiers for TOYS, (Traditional Gypsy Cob Association)  and Trailblazers at members request. - 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 next year. 

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 classes for 2018 - Sports horse (In Hand & Ridden) , Green Horse (Ridden) , Blemished Class (In Hand & Ridden , Senior Rider (Ridden) , Absolute Beginners Working Hunter (X Pole fences only) and a Mini Championship.  

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 8th  April 2018 and one at our last show on 30th September 2018.  

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 Wednesday 21st February 2018  at The Urmston Pub from 7 pm 

2018 SHOW DATES - please note judges are subject to change - notifications will be made on website and facebook. 

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     7th April 2018 
Points Show,  Dog Show.  Trailblazers,SSAD qualifier, TSR Qualifier, NCPA qualifier, TOYS qualifier 
Judges:       Ring 1.  Sarah Murphy  Ring 2. Margaret Ogden Bayley                            Ring 3.  Chris Porter      Ring Deborah Henthorne 
   22nd April 2018
Points Show, NCPA Qualifier,Trailblazers qualifier CHAPS qualifer,  TSR qualifier, Trailblazers qualifier     
Judges:  Ring 1. Maxine Bevan Jones   Ring 2.  Alan French    Ring 3 Alan Mickelburgh  Ring 5. Dave Tabern  
   6th May 2018
Points show, NCPA qualifier, TOYS qualifier, TSR qualifier   Trailblazers qualifier 
Judges: Ring 1 Deborah Henthorne   Ring 2. Lesley McCormick                    Ring 3  Jean Marsden  Ring 5.  Chris Ingram 
   27th May  2018 
Sponsored Annual Points Show,  NCPA qualifier, TSR qualifier, Trailblazers qualifier 
Judges;  Ring 1  Ruth Hodgkinson    RIng 2  Alan French    RIng 3  Jo Ford   Ring 5  Heather Brannon 
 17th June 2018
 Points Show, NCPA qualifier, CHAPS qualifier, TSR Showing Finals Qualifier , SSAD qualifier , Trailblazers qualifier 
Judges: Ring 1 Chris Murphy    Ring 2. Bev Calderbank       Ring 3 Sally Chamberlain         Ring 5 Paul Heapy 
  15th July 2018
Points Show,  SSAD qualifier, TSR qualifier, NCPA qualifier, TOYS qualifier, Equifest Qualifer 
Judges: Ring 1. Christine Ingham  Ring 2 Marget Ogden Bayley                Ring 3 Linda Cadman   Ring 5.  Sarah Murphy 
  9th  September 2018
Points Show,
Judges: Ring 1 Heather Brannon   . Ring 2. Helen Starkie                            Ring 3. Helen Hanson    Ring 5 Alan French 
   30th September 2018 
Trophy & Double Points Show,  Dog Show
Judges: Ring 1 Helen Starkie   Ring 2. Amy Carter                                          Ring 3 Hayley Reynolds   Ring 5 Jenny Wellens