Ashby and Orton Riding Club has over 60 years of history. Our 2019 season of events is again at Grangewood, by kind permission of Mrs Jane Kirkland.

Grangewood is an exciting, versatile venue. We host events – either at :

  • the livery yard with its indoor and outdoor surfaces; or
  • the summer show field in the National Forest.

In 2019 we will be offering

  • show jumping
  • dressage
  • showing – in-hand and ridden
  • gymkhana games, for our younger riders

The club welcomes competitors of all ages and abilities and aims to offer a fun and welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy having fun with their horses and ponies. Events are open to members and non-members alike – come along with your equine friend and get involved!

Dressage events are held throughout the year at Grangewood Farm Livery. Tests are ridden on the outdoor school (40x20m) with warm up in the indoor arena. Some of the events are combined with showing shows, and, as such, the dressage section of the event will begin after the showing events. Please check the event dates listing for more details.

February 16thSaturday H1, Intro A, P12, P18
March 16thSaturdayIntro A, Intro B, P4, P18, N27
April 14thSunday (after Showing classes)Intro B, P14, N24     
May 12thSunday (after Showing Classes)Intro A, P1, N27        
June 20thThursday EveningH1, Intro A, P2, N34
July 18thThursday Evening
Intro B, Intro C, P2, N30
August 1stThursday EveningIntro B, P4, P13, N28          
August 15thThursday EveningIntro C, P7, P14, N34          
October 19thSaturdayIntro A, P12, P18, N30        

Open class – Rider any age  

Restricted class – Rider any age, combination not to have been placed 1st or 2nd in a dressage test.  A rosette will be awarded to the highest placed junior in each section.

Entry fees:

Members £10.00 per class       Non-members £14.00 per class

Entries close FOUR DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Entry forms can be downloaded from our website 

Correct fees MUST be sent to Mandy Forsyth. Entry forms will not be accepted unless accompanied by the correct entry fee. Please make cheques payable to “Ashby and Orton Riding Club”

Entries to:Mrs Mandy Forsyth, 138 Spring Cottage, Overseal, DE12 6ND

Dressage test times will be sent out by text two days before the event

A full list of all our events throughout the year is here ….

JANUARY 24th2019          …         Evening Showjumping
JANUARY 31st2019          …         Evening Showjumping
FEBRUARY 7th2019 (Thurs)     …         Evening Showjumping
FEBRUARY 14th2019 (Thurs)    …         Dressage
MARCH 16th2019 (Sat)             …         Dressage
APRIL 14th2019  (Sun)              …         Showing & Dressage
MAY 12th2019 (Sun)                  …         Showing & Dressage
JUNE 20th2019 (Thurs)              …         Evening Dressage
JULY 18th2019 (Thurs)              …         Evening Dresssge
JULY 21st2019 (Sun)                …         Charity Show
AUGUST 1st2019 (Thurs)             …         Evening Dressage
AUGUST 15th2019 (Thurs)          …         Evening Dressage
AUGUST 25th2019 (Sun)          …        Club Show
SEPTEMBER 8th2019 (Sun)      …        Championship show
OCTOBER 19th 2019 (Sat)       …         Dresssge
NOVEMBER  date tbc      …         PRESENTATION EVENING 
DECEMBER 15th2019 (Sun)      …         Christmas Show

Please review the rules before entering events. Club Rules are here:

We look forward to welcoming you to Grangewood during 2019.