Ellen Valley Riding Club
Ellen Valley Riding Club

Ellen Valley Riding Club Monthly Dressage Series

The Ellen Valley Riding Club holds a monthly dressage series commencing in March and finishing in September for our members.  EVRC holds the events at various locations to help you get the feel of how your horse goes on different surfaces.  We hold classes for Introductory, Preliminary, Novice and Elementary so you can progress through the levels in a friendly atmosphere. Each month you and your horse will gain points depending on your placing before an overall winner is announced at our prize giving.  Please see below how we calculate the points.

Points System
Each month you compete you will be awarded points depending on where you are placed. This must be the same horse and rider combination, points cannot be transferable from one horse or rider to another.  The points are awarded as follows:
First place= 7 points
Second place= 6 points
Third place= 5 points
Fourth place= 4 points
Fifth place= 3 points
Sixth place= 2 points
Every rider who takes part but is not placed will be awarded 1 point.

At the end of each year the EVRC awards prizes to those who have gained the most points in each section and the horse and rider that has improved the most over the year 
​We ask you enter your horse for a class and level suitable to your ability. The Introductory class is for those novice horse and rider combinations. Once you have been placed first, second or third on three occasions you may only enter as HC (non-competitive). Class two has open and restricted sections. This means if you have not been placed first, second or third on three or more occasions you will be entered into the restricted section. Once a horse and rider combination has been awarded these you will be placed in the open section.


Our members dressage will take place on:

Sunday 17th September- Nord Vue, Armathwaite

EVRC September Dressage Schedule 2017
EVRC September Dressage Schedule 2017 .p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [99.1 KB]

Area Dressage

This year the Area 2 qualifier is being held at Richmond EC on Saturday 25th June. The British Riding Club encourages members to participate in team events, one of which is Dressage. The EVRC is part of the Area 2 covering Durham, Northumberland, North Yorkshire and parts of Cumbria. The area dressage competition includes both team and individual events, as it is often held in the north east we encourage you to enter more than one class to make the trip worthwhile. The classes are from Preliminary to Medium level including a pair’s and a Riding Test classes and Dressage to Music. If you are interested in being part of the team or want more information please do not hesitate to contact Francesca Tiffen on 07768768901. Please also see the attachment which includes the tests for the 2016 competition.


This years qualifier saw 11 members represent the club. Unfortunately, the Prelim teams of Alex Jones, Rhiann Rotarides, Pauline Allport, Nikki Graham, Alex Jones and Alex Harrison and Sue Shirvinton finished just outside of the placings however rode beautifully throughout the day. Sue Shirvington and Tom won in their arena, giving them a place in this year’s National Championships in Lincolnshire in September. Good luck Sue and Tom!


The EVRC Blue Riding Test team, consisting of Rhiann Rotarides, Alex Harrison and Alison Schmutz finished just outside of the placings however the EVRC Red Riding Test team consisting of Pauline Allport, Nikki Graham, Tina Crawley and Clare North came 5th overall therefore they will represent the EVRC at this year’s North Regional Championships in Bishop Burton in August. The Open dressage team including Tina Crawley, Alison Schmutz and Clare North were up against tough competition, finishing just outside of the placings however rode fantastically throughout the day.



Please see the document below for information about this years qualifier.


Dressage Information 2017
EVRC Area Dressage info 2017.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.2 KB]

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