Ellen Valley Riding Club
Ellen Valley Riding Club

We like to hold events throughout the year for our members to participate. Please note we do need volunteers for these events to run, please contact the organiser if you are able to help.

Newton Rigg Dressage Series 

Running from October to March, Newton Rigg has kindly allowed the EVRC to use their dressage series for our members to gain points over the winter months. For full details including tests and entry information we advise you keep checking their website and Facebook page. When entering please put EVRC on your entry form to be put forward for our Winter Points. 


The dates are as follows: 

Sunday 10 February 


Intro C (2016) 

Prelim 15 (2008) 

Novice 38 (2005)


Sunday 10 March


Intro B (2009) 

Prelim 7 (2002) 

Novice 24 (2010) 


Webpage link below: 




Cumbria Horse Trials Timber Trials 

Running through the winter months, Cumbria Horse Trials has kindly allowed EVRC members a chance of winning the highest placed member in each class. Heights range from 60cm to 95cm plus and offer a variety of fences to test both horse and rider. Timber Trials is a great way to get you ready for those scary sences when ODE begin in Spring. 

For more information and to enter please follow the link below. Please remember state on entry you are an EVRC member to qualify.


Dates are: 

Sunday 27 January 

Sunday 24 February 

Sunday 24 March 


Webpage link below: 



Members Dressage

The Ellen Valley Riding Club holds a monthly dressage series commencing in March and finishing in September for our members.  We hold classes for Introductory, *Restricted Prelim, Preliminary, Novice and Elementary. In the Introductory,once a competitor has come first, second or third on three occasions they can no longer enter that class. We respectively ask that competitors enter classes at their level to be fair to all members taking part, however you can enter HC in all classes if you wish.

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.

*Restricted Prelim is for members moving into Prelim from Intro and is marked against riders at a similar level.  Once again on achieving first, second or third on three occasions you will be expected to move to the open Prelim class.



Please see the schedule attached for more information. You can enter by using the entry on the schedule or through Equo, https://www.equoevents.co.uk/

Enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Point 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.

Want to become a member or more information on activities or events?


See News from EVRC for details


Latest Results from all EVRC competitions are here

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