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About Purbeck & District Riding Club


In 2018 Purbeck and District Riding Club Celebrated 50 years of affiliation to the British Riding Clubs Association

Started as an unaffiliated club in 1966 we were originally called Crumpets RC based at Crumpets Farm, Lytchett Matravers. A short spell in Stoborough followed until in 1968 we were renamed the Purbeck and District Riding Club and became affiliated to the British Riding Clubs movement. Averil Dalby became Chairman in 1974 and remained at the helm until 2016 when our current Chair Bob Mael took the reins.

The club has an excellent competition record qualifying for the BRC Championships nearly every year since affiliation. Recently we have been most successful at Horse Trials and SJ and in 2019 our Dressage teams were re-introduced and we enjoyed Junior Team and Individual Senior Qualifications for the National Championships

We welcome members of all ages and abilities and have a good mix of Adult and Junior members, we are proud of our age profile which is currently pre-teen to 70+.

Based mainly, but not exclusively, at Moreton Equestrian Centre, we hold regular Rallies and Clinics including two residential Camps every year all of which are open to all members. We are also very lucky to be able to use the Moreton Russell XC course for training sessions. We also use Bovington, Kingston Mauward and Stour and have had  ‘Away Days to Pontispool

Our friendly and experienced Instructors are all BHS qualified, very supportive and have ridden competitively at the highest levels.

The aim of the PDRC Is to promote good horsemanship for all ages and abilities and for our members to make new friends in an informed, safe and relaxed atmosphere.

A real ‘Family Club’.

28/11/2018 / Edit

Our 50th AGM and Trophy Presentation Party was held at Moreton Village Hall on the 15th November 2018. Attended by nearly 50 members and friends this was a great social gathering and after the formal business the Annual Trophies were presented –Horse Trials Senior – Rosie Russell : Junior Horse Trials – Megan Breslin : Senior SJ – Amber Mael : Junior SJ (winter) – Molly Russell : Junior SJ (summer) – Issy Whitty : Dressage – Kizzie Russell : Most Improved Pre-Teen Evie Whitty : Junior Trophy – Lucy Mason :Most Improved Dressage – Zoe Kibbey: Lady Rider – Kerrie Hudson-Gorringe : Gentleman Rider : Steve George : Most Improved Young Horse – Holly creek Sir Clinton :Senior Trophy – Margaret Wear – the evening was rounded off with lots of food and fizz and chat.


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