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June Dressage Results!

Saturday series dressage results 1st June

Intro A

1st Jill Laurence Gloria 66.08%

2nd Suzy Buttress Red 65.65%

3rd Dawn Young Rolo 62.82%

Intro C

1st Jill Laurence Gloria 66.73%

2nd Dawn Young Rolo 64.56%

3rd Suzy Buttress Red 63.26%

4th Laura Towse Fourthtimeluckybud 62.39%

Prelim 7

1st Sandra King The Lady Farmer 66.36%

2nd Abbie Mason Reg 64.77%

3rd Laura Towse Fourthtimeluckybud 63.86%

4th Michelle Bell Duke 59.31%

Prelim 14

1st Helen Holdsworth Roscoe 67.88%

2nd = Sandra King The Lady Farmer 67.69%

2nd= Lorraine Battle Disney 67.69%

4th Michelle Bell Duke 64.47%

5th Abbie Mason Reg 63.07%

6th Adrian Kilvington Tone 59.61%

Novice 28

1st Lorraine Battle Disney 68.12%

2nd Helen Holdsworth Roscoe 67.91%

3rd Adrian Kilvington Tone 62.91%

Well done everyone!!

Thanks to Judge Lydia Ebdon, writer Sue Hardman , stewards Michelle Shaw, Ruth Atkins, Dawn Young, car park James Joy ,reader Maddy Ruff, scoring Ella Young, Anne Smith and Laura Starling and Sue Kedie and Margaret Hardy tea and cakes.

It was great to see so many happy faces today

YDRC Insurance Disclaimer

We would like all competitors and visitors at YDRC organised events to have a great time but the Committee would like to remind you, that yours and your horse’s safety is ultimately your own responsibility.

The YDRC committee request that all riding participants have adequate insurance cover in place, including third party (public liability) cover.

Members of YDRC are covered as part of their membership – as are individuals who are members of another affiliated British Riding Club (‘BRC’).

If not a member of any BRC club, in entering this event, you are confirming that you have satisfactory insurance cover in place.

The YDRC Committee reserves the right to request sight of your insurance policy before or at the event and should evidence of insurance not be forthcoming, then the Committee reserves the right to refuse your participation at the entered event. If refused the right to partake, your entry fee shall be forfeited. The Committee’s decision shall be final.

The First of our Series Dressage Competition off to a Great Start!

Due to the recent weather we decided not to hold the competition at the club field, but it went ahead at Whin Cover Farm instead on the 6th April ’24.

A great turnout for our first show of this year’s dressage series, which are held on the first Saturday of each month over spring/summer (see our events page).

Thank you to all who attended, and to our Chair Sue for hosting. A great day had by all.

Article for Grizel in Horse and Hound

As most are aware, Grizel – who was a special person to many, and who had a huge involvement in YDRC sadly passed away recently.

We were pleased to see she had a feature in last week’s Horse and Hound magazine – please have a read of the article below.

Intro to Endurance – A Talk With Ann Featherstone

Coming up soon we have a talk with Ann Featherstone on endurance riding. Ever fancied giving it a go or would like to see what it’s all about? Come along to find out! See our ‘Events’ page for more info.

What is Endurance Riding?

“Come along and find out all about the basics of endurance riding and how accessible it is for all riders.

As long as your horse is sound and you enjoy hacking you’ll like endurance.

The talk will give you a brief overview of Endurance, the different rides, equipment and what happens at a ride.

We will also talk about the Endurance Riding Club Championship which takes place each year and if you’re part of a riding club you can join in.”

~ Ann Featherstone, North & East Yorkshire Group of Endurance

Update on Flu Vaccinations

Important especially if you take part, or are hoping to take part in any of our team events.

Following advice from British Equestrian, BRC will be amending the intervals of new or restarting flu vaccination courses from 1 January 2024. Vaccinations that are up to date and correct are not altered by this change, only courses starting after 1 January 2024 are affected.

Important reminder that 2024 is a leap year and whilst they are not counted for annual vaccinations, the extra day must be considered for the primary course (V1 – V3).

Other vaccination rules will remain the same. Full details will be found in the 2024 Handbook when available.

Vaccination courses started before 1 January 2024 may follow either of the intervals set out below.

YDRC Group Hack to Yearsley Woods

On Saturday 25th November, some of our members visited Yearsley Woods for a group hack.

We were so lucky to get some sunshine!

Info on the YDRC Hacking Group…

The point of this group is to meet other people in YDRC, while exploring a new route with your horse! We look after each other, and stay at a pace we are all happy with.

As the group grows, we will be doing rides for those who like to go faster, and those who like to go at a steadier pace.

We hope the group will encourage new friendships within the club, giving you more people to ride with.

The rides are completely free (aside from course hire, etc where you’d pay the venue’s normal rate).

We are planning to go to lots of local places together – Escrick park, Redcar beach, Skipwith Common, Myton-On-Swale, Fountains Abbey etc.. But we’ll also occasionally meet at member’s yards (where possible), so they can show us their favourite route!

Usually a limit of 4 horses/riders per ride.

Would you like to join us next time….?

Anyone/everyone is welcome to join our hacking group.

Please be aware that although the hacks are being organised for YDRC members, you are hacking at your own risk – just as you would outside of the club. YDRC cannot take any responsibility for accidents etc.

If you’d like to take part, Email Amy on

An Evening With Cooper Wilson

Great night and great turnout for ‘An Evening with Cooper Wilson’!

Thank you to our committee members who organised this event especially Julie, thanks to everyone who came along and of course – big thanks to Cooper!

Really interesting talk and a good insight into the life of Cooper, with some good food served, too!

Coming up… An evening with Cooper Wilson!

When: 17th November at 7.30pm
Where: Melodies Park in York (YO32 2RJ)
Price: Only £12 per ticket, to include food!

We are really excited for our evening talk with Cooper Wilson – not long to go now!

If you’re considering coming along, make sure you get your ticket before 13th Nov.

To book, please text Dawn on 07929965268 or Julie on 07787327562.

You’ll need to let us know what you’d like to eat, too – the choices are as follows:
– Jacket potato + Chicken Tikka
– Jacket potato + Vegetarian Chilli
– Jacket potato + Cheese and Coleslaw

You do not have to be a club member to come to this event!

We hope to see you all there!