PURBECK AND DISTRICT RIDING CLUB WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1968 AND WE WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR 55th BIRTHDAY DURING 2023.
We are part of Area 17 (covering Central Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight) we are one of the most active clubs in the Area and during 2022, offered 26 mounted Rallies and Clinics, as well as BINGO, Quiz night, our AGM Trophy Presentation and Social Evening. Members also have the opportunity to compete in the Area Qualifiers for all disciplines in order to try and compete at the National Championships. In 2022 our Junior 80 Horse Trials Team were 3rd in the NAF National Championships at Swalcliffe and we had an Individual 5th in the Junior 90 Combined Challenge Championships held at Aston- le-Walls. The Senior section has previously been in the ribbons at Show Jumping and Champions in the 100 Challenge National Championships.
Our membership covers all ages and abilities from 9 year olds to over 70’s, but for safety and enjoyment, everyone has to be able to control their horse/pony off the lead rein in open spaces, (not just following someone on foot please). We are very lucky to be based at Moreton Equestrian Centre and have access to the Moreton Russell BE course for training. We hold Residential Easter and Summer Camps every year where there are always ‘drop in’ options for those not wanting to stay. We also train at other local establishments including Sparrowbush Farm, Stour XC Kingston Mauward College and Bovington and have had occasional ‘away days’ most recently at Pontispool.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR NEW MEMBERS JOINING IN 2024 OUR AGE RESTRICTION WILL BE A MINIMUM OF 10 YEARS OLD.
COVID – 19. MEMBERS IF YOU FEEL UNWELL WITH COVID SYMPTOMS OR YOU HAVE BEEN WITH ANYONE WHO IS FEELING UNWELL DO NOT COME TO ANY EVENT, PHONE THE ORGANISER AND WE WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY.
Here on this website you will find details of our Committee, Coaches, Privacy and Social Media Policies as well as information on our past and upcoming events, and links for other useful organisations and opportunities.
We run an active members only closed Facebok page, where we share ALL the club information, together with pictures from our events.
Before joining the Club, you MUST be off a lead rein and be able to fully control your horse/pony in a group environment in an open area. We do offer a ‘try before you buy’ option to join in a rally to ensure that we are the right club for you, BUT you will need to hold current Liability Insurance for everyone’s safety. Please contact us by email to request details.
The Club offers a wide range of events to all, from dressage and training classes to show-jumping and Horse Trials. PDRC is also a member of the British Riding Clubs Association, which allows members to enjoy a range of benefits. See the BHS BRC website for details.