02 March 2018Winter Woollies Show - Sunday 25th March


We are very grateful to Cooke Aquaculture who is sponsoring the 2018 Winter Woollies Show, which means we can run a full day of 21 classes with two south judges. 

We are also grateful to Amanda Mowat Equine Massage Therapy for putting forward a trophy for the Overall Ridden, and to Carole & Mhairi from Linklater Engineering for donating a Champion Inhand trophy.  

The Show is open to ALL, not just club members, and there are lots of Inhand and Ridden classes to take part in - there is no restriction on the number you enter as long as you are eligible to do so.  

An entry form can be found on the link at the top and the closing date is Wednesday 21st March.  

01 March 2018Colin Hexley SJ Weekend

Katie Coward, with her BHS hat on, is organising the Colin Hexley SJ weekend, with coaching over Gridwork on Friday 30th and Course Jumping on Sat 31st, with the SJ Show, which is incorporating the N J Coward SJ League, for Sunday 1st April. 


A Booking Form for Colin's lessons on the above link and must be returned with payment to Katie at the Mart before 5pm next Wednesday 28th. 

The SJ Schedule for the Sunday is on the link below, as you can see there are classes for everyone, from Poles up to 110. 


Forms can also be picked up at the Riding Centre and from outside Nick's office at The Mart. 

18 February 2018Dressage League 2018


The first Dressage League of 2018 will be held on Sunday 8th April. An entry form can be found on the above link, and the tests on the links below.  

RC/PC classes will be combined unless entries are high enough to warrant a split. League points will be still awarded separately for RC & PC. You can enter more than one class and tests can be read out. You don’t have to ride at all the leagues to take part. Newcomers are very welcome.

Although we try to accommodate time requests, this is not always possible, and it’s easier to keep tests together in class order.

All registered pure-bred native ponies are invited to compete for the Thorfinn of Tormore Memorial Quaiche which will be presented to the pony with the highest average percentage at the end of the League.  If not done so previously, please supply the pony Society Registration Number and a copy of the Registration document - if you have sent this in previous years you don't need to do so again. 

The 2018 Dressage League Tests can be found on the links below:

Minimus - Intro B:  http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/RIDINGCLUB/documents/dressage-tests/intro-b.pdf

Novice - Prelim 12:  


Intermediate: Prelim 18:


Open: Novice 23: 


Elementary 45: 



17 February 2018Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Dates

Sun 25th March - Cooke Aquaculture Winter Woollies Show

Sat 31 Mar/Sun 1 Apr - BHS Orkney SJ weekend with Colin Hexley

Sun 8th April - Dressage League 1



2018 membership is now (over) due. The membership year runs from the 1st October, although new (& renewing) members can join at any time. 

The cost is £25 for a riding/competing member or £20 for a non-riding member. You must be aged 18 to join. 

We welcome new members - a membership form should be available on the link below, also in the Library section or email: helenfoulis@btinternet.com. 



03 February 2018Saddle Fitting


Buffy Lacey has 3 Orkney dates for Saddle Fitting Trips - all the details can be found on the above link. 

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