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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!

YDRC’s First Group Hack!

On Sunday 5th November, the riding club’s first group hack went ahead!

A few YDRC members met up in Easingwold, and rode around Crayke, a very pretty neighbouring village.

We were so lucky to get some great weather! And of course, what hack would be complete without a cup of coffee and a bit of cake afterwards?

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, Yearsley Woods, 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

3 piebald cobs!
The view from the top of Crayke hill, under the castle.

Your Thoughts On… Organised Hacks with YDRC

We are considering running ‘organised hacks’ with the members of the club.

These would be for a small amount of riders for each hack (3/4 people each ride).

The idea is for someone to volunteer to ‘host’ the hack – the host must have space at their home/yard for others to come along, and the host takes the other riders round their favourite local hacking route. OR if you don’t have space at home but know a great place where a hack could meet, this could be an option also (IE Redcar beach).

This will be completely free, and hopefully a good social event for anyone to get involved in.

If you’d like to try being a ‘host’, or if you’re interested in attending a hack please Email the club on and let us know you’d be interested in our ‘organised hacking’ idea… We’ll do the rest!

Clear Round Evening 22nd August

We had a great turnout for our clear round evening on the 22nd of August, organised by our committee member, Val.

A great way to practice taking your horse show jumping, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Thank you to everyone who came along. Many of you are already asking when the next clear round evening is going to be held! We will hopefully be adding more to our calendar soon.

If you have any photos of yourself riding in this event please send your favourite to to be featured on our website/social media pages.

Thank you! YDRC x

Everything but the Horse

We had a great time, at our horsey car boot sale which was held on the 30th July.

We had a good turnout, and it was lovely to see some familiar – and new(!) faces over at our very own club field!

Thank you to all who came along – we hope you managed to find a bargain! Thanks to all sellers for coming – and of course the YDRC committee for making it happen.

A great sociable day, and we raised some money for the club too, what more could you want?

5th September Club Dressage Results!

Well done everyone who competed in the dressage competition on the 5th!

Here are the results::

Class one Intro A

1st Helen Holdsworth Roscoe 73.26%

2nd Jo Hogan Storms Red Horizon 66.09%

3rd Jane Naish Phoenix 65.65%

4th Michelle Bell Duke 65.44%

5th Gemma Dodson Newbie 63.44%

Class 2 P1

1st Helen Holdsworth Roscoe 6th 73.68%

2nd Adrian Kilvington Bella 71.05%

3rd Ava Garnett Country Hall Girl 66.05%

4th Maddy Ruff Wizard 65.00% (68)

5th Michelle Bell Duke 65.00% (65)

6th Jo Hogan Storms Red Horizon 64.21%

Class 3 P18

1st Maddy Ruff Wizard 67.89%

2nd Adrian Kilvington Bella 67.31%

3rd Amy Waite Tilly Moo 67.12%

4th Holly Clayden Zazu 65.96%

5th Val Clayden Red Cloud 65.19%

Class 4 N17

1st Maddy Ruff Wizard 65.38%

Thanks to Andrew and Sue Keane for judging and writing Sue Hardman, Sue Kedie, Michelle Watling, Dawn Young and Margaret Hardie for ensuring that the show ran smoothly Hope to see you all again at the Championship show on 9th September. Everyone welcome!