Upcoming Events

11am - 4pm. As you will know we have been (and still are) collecting donated items for the ponies at Dial Wood. We have now arranged a visit to find out more about the work they do and deliver the donations. We will be arranging car shares so if you would like to come along please get in touch. We will finalise details with everyone confirmed as joining us nearer the time. A bit about Dial Wood follows but for more information please visit their facebook page or website.
Dial Wood is run entirely by volunteers. Every helper who comes to us is a volunteer and commits to a few hours each week. All volunteers receive regular training in health and safety, stable management and preparing ponies for carriage driving. In return, volunteers receive RDA certificates and hours can be earned towards Duke of Edinburgh and Volunteering Awards. If you can spare a few hours a week please give us a call, and arrange to come along to one of our sessions. All our volunteers have recently undertaken first aid training successfully.
Osbaldeston Riding Centre, Blackburn, BB2 7LS. Teams consist of 4 riders - each rider to jump 2 rounds. Heights to increase by 5cm in second round. Seniors and Juniors compete separately. Entries (including payment) by the 31st January to Hannah Pedley. Places will be on a first come first serve basis and you need to be a member of the club to enter (membership forms can be e-mailed upon request or downloaded from the Membership page).

Heights of fences are:
Novice - 80/85cm
Intermediate - 90/95cm
Open - 1mtr/105cm
Open - 1.10m/1.15m

All classes for teams and individuals are qualifiers for the Winter Novice Championships except those competing in the Novice 80cm as an individual (teams at this height still qualify).

Entry fees:
Team = £19.75 per person
Individual = £12.50 (at 80/85cm) or £22 (at 90cm or above)

We have to provide three helpers so anyone interested in doing this please let Hannah know with the time you are available for. Lift shares can be arranged.
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Rose & Crown, Cop Hill. Sian Phipps will be delivering an hour and a half talk/workshop on 'mental monsters' - things that hold us back when out riding and how to overcome your fears no matter how big or small. The agenda and prices for the weekend is as follows:

Friday 27th April
7.00pm - Arrival
7.30pm - Talk/Workshop on overcoming your Mental Monsters - £10 per person (no tickets on the door)
9.00pm onwards - Sian is available for 1-2-1 confidence coaching (please book in advance as places are limited) - £10 per person for approx 30 minutes

Saturday 28th April
9.00am - 5.00pm - Sian is available for private or group lessons with you and your horse to work through any issues you are experiencing.

OPTION ONE - 30 minute private goal setting and confidence coaching and 45 minute private lesson - £25
OPTION TWO - 30 minute group goal setting & confidence coaching and 45 minute group lesson - £20 each
OPTION THREE - 45 minute private ridden lesson - £20
OPTION FOUR - 45 minute group ridden lesson - £15 each

Spaces on all of the above MUST be booked in advance. There will be NO entries on the night to the talk/workshop. All lessons on Saturday must also be booked in advance and will fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.
See flyer for details. There are limited places so anyone interested needs to contact the organiser and pay their £50 deposit ASAP! On booking if you say you are with Pole Moor Riding Club the organiser will try to stable us all together.
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Previous Events

Sadly we have had to postpone this event due to the adverse weather conditions. We are hoping to reschedule soon as we would like to collect items for the homeless of Huddersfield. If you have any items that you'd like to donate we will pass them on to the Change Project. Please message us or call Rachel and she will arrange collection. Watch this space for the new date!
Absolutely fabulous day at Woodnook for our Christmas show. Father Christmas made an appearance and gave rosettes and prizes to our novelty class winners. Lots of happy competitors and helpers. The judges were, as always, terrific. Thank you ladies, for helping this to be a success. Thanks to all our competitors for braving the weather, particularly in such a busy season and thanks also to our helpers. We could not do this without you! Hannah had worked so hard to organise this and it really showed. Well done!
The second of our winter show jumping points events went extremely well. Still busy despite the cold. The classes were busy enough for a healthy competition feel but friendly enough for our novice riders and horses to not feel overwhelmed. Results are on our Facebook page. Next one is on January 14th and we hope to see you there!
Better late than never! This was a lovely ride through the bridleways of Oldham. Organised by the local bridleways group, to raise funds which will help to save our tracks and paths. A cold, clear day with great visibility so the riders could take in the amazing views. Thanks to Gill Barnes for arranging this and welcoming our club members.
Hosted at Bold Heath, in Warrington, on a rainy day. Our team of four: Helen Johnson, Kirsty Johnson, Hannah Pedley and Kim Bird, rode well and did us proud. No placings for us this time but each achieved personal goals and left feeling that they had achieved something great! If you'd like to get involved with the Pole Moor dressage teams we offer training and oodles of support. A team of helpers on the ground must be provided to enable our teams to compete so if you fancy having a look and getting a feel of a BRC event, do contact a committee member. It's great fun; you see a lot and get lunch provided. Great day, whatever the weather! Thanks to Mike, Lydia and Kim for coming along to help.
Well done to Helen and Kirsty for arranging this show. We had lots of competitors and lovely horses and ponies entering the competition. It was well run and a lovely calm show. Many riders commented on how lovely it was. Thanks to the helpers and to Helen Barret, our lovely judge. Looking forward to the next one.
Thank you to all those who made this year's annual show a success. We couldn't have run it without the folk who gave up their time to set up rings, build jumps, print forms, count rosettes, judge, steward, first aid, horse hold, advise, mop brows and cheer along. It was a huge team effort and we are already planning for next year! Check out the photos in the gallery.
This clinic is so hot it sizzles! Places fill up within minutes and Peter was a fabulous coach. Members are going from strength to strength under Peter's watchful eye. His calm friendly manner is most encouraging and our members are reaping the benefits of his experience! Next clinic is on August 15th. Contact Helen Johnson for details.
Prices are:
£40 for 45 minute private lesson
£25 each for 1 hour semi private
£18 each for 1 hour with 3 people in the group
The clinics are held at Greystones Farm, HD7 5UZ in an excellent outdoor arena. If you are bringing a horse box / trailer there is enough room for parking too! Please message PMRC direct to book on. The spaces are limited and issued on a first come first served basis. If you wish to cancel your lesson we will need 24 hours notice to try to fill your space. Next one is 15th August. Book early to avoid disappointment.
What an event this was! Our members achieved their personal goals and had extra injections of confidence. Some chose to jump the beautiful new arena cross jumps at Louisa Gaunt's yard whilst others desensitised their horses and schooled around the jumps. No pressure on anyone or any equine and all left with huge smiles- even the horses! We are running another of these events on 22nd August at Louisa's place again. Perfect opportunity to get in some extra practice before the Annual Show on 27th. Contact Helen Johnson to book a place but hurry, it fills up very quickly.
A number of happy hackers ventured out for a long, lazy day with pub stops and an abundance of off road tracks. We explored from Slaithwaite to The Cop and onto Meltham moor via Helme. The weather was exceptionally good; just enough of a breeze to keep the horses cool but warm enough to loiter at the pub (twice!) Only the ride leader had been on the tracks and bridle paths before, so it was lovely to introduce members to new routes. Every horse and rider received a beautiful tartan rosette and the miles accrued go towards our distance achieved award at the awards night in December. Still time to catch us on the next ride out, or if you have a favourite route that you would like to share please contact Rachel or Diane. We'd love to hear from you and organise a club ride from your suggestions.
We had a brilliant evening at the 3rd points jumping show. Well attended and with dry weather we cheered as the horses and ponies flew round the course. None of it would have been possible without our amazing helpers setting up the jumps for us; Thanks guys. We saw a few new faces and it was great to meet Simon and Ellie. Hope you come to the next one on 3rd August, same venue. We are looking forward to seeing you all.
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