Welcome to our Club
Newcastle and District Riding Club was established just over 30 years ago and we still have anumber of those founder members in the Club today. Currently, we have 80 members comprising both Senior and Junior, ranging in abilities from lead rein to more accomplished riders.
The Clubrooms are located at Tollymore Riding Centre, Tullybrannigan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down. The Club has the use of the facilities at the Centre by the kind permission of Mr Norman Dodds, the proprietor. Our facilities include a large floodlit sand arena, hacking into Tollymore Forest Park and a Cross Country course with fences at 2'3, 2'9 and introducing the 3'3 for 2010. We also have an intro Cross Country course with 12 jumps no higher than 50cms.
The focus within the Club is on fun, enjoyment and developing the love of horses, ponies and equestrian sport.
Throughout the year the Club is very active organising a variety of events which include Show Jumping, 2 Phase , Pleasure Rides and Training (both flatwork and jumping). We also have a "Social" side to the Club as each year we organise a trip to Dublin Horse Show and our Annual Prize Night along with other social events during the year.
We join together with other Clubs in the South Down area and orgainse Inter-Club Show Jumping, which presents keen competition and helps to develop our riders.
During the winter months the Club enters a number of Junior and Senior teams in Winter Leagues.
This year we are once again involved as the sole organiser of the Show Jumping Classes at the Castlewellan Show in July.This show is very well supported with hundreds of riders travelling from all over Northern Ireland to take part.
We have also been invited, for the fourth year, to organise the Show Jumping Classes at Seaforde Working Vintage Show in September. The Seaforde Show is growing in attendance numbers each year and we hope to attract riders from afar.
Our Committee is made up of hard-working, enthusiastic, horse loving people who are supported by members and families to help make sure our activities and events run well and are enjoyable for everyone.
New members are always welcome to come and join in the fun.
For full details of our events for 2011 please check out the "Upcoming Events" page which is updated regularly.
Newcastle and District Riding Club is an affiliated member of British Riding Clubs (Area 23).