The SWDRC is an affiliated riding club which was established in 1980. 

British Riding Clubs (BRC) exists to provide support and encouragement to amateur riders of all levels- from the dedicated competitor to the happy hacker.

Our club gives BRC members the chance to train and compete at local, area and national competitions.

Please note that all CLINICS and TEAMS are for SWDRC members only and details are emailed out directly to members once membership is received.

CLINICS/TRAINING – Details of clinics are emailed out to members only. We can only accept members at our clinics.

TEAM EVENTS – Team information is emailed out to members only. 

CLUB CLOTHING – SWDRC now have a new supplier for club clothing. You can now order what you want, when you want and GGGEAR will deliver it to your door at no extra cost! http://www.gggear.co.uk/saffron-walden–district-rc-158-c.asp

MEMBERSHIP – Membership runs for one year from the date of becoming a member
Annual Membership Fees:
Adults – £45
Junior – £35 (Juniors must be under 18 on the 1 Jan 2024)


SUBSIDISED CLINICS AND TRAINING – All our trainers are experienced in teaching levels from beginners to professionals. Just let us know your level and ability of riding and that of your horse and our trainers will teach accordingly. Clinics are organised on an ad hoc basis, as a member information will be emailed out to you as soon as a clinic has been planned.

TEAMS – SWDRC place teams into every BRC qualifier event – dressage, combined training, show jumping, arena eventing, combined challenge and horse trials.  To put yourself forward, simply reply to the emails that are sent out to all members to register your interest (your horse/pony MUST have a valid flu certificate – see Teams page). Our team managers are very knowledgeable and can help you decide what level you should compete at and whether you and/or your horse/pony are eligible for each class.

CLUB COMPETITIONS – We organise arena eventing, show jumping and dressage events throughout the year, members enjoy reduced entry fees, priority entry if classes become full pre-event and 3rd party insurance from BRC at all our events.

For further information on the BRC commitment and policy click here.

Committee 2024
To contact any committee member please email us at info@swdrc.co.uk

Julian Midwinter – Chairman
Claire Engelmann – Vice Chairman & Treasurer
Mary Bates – Secretary
Cara Goddard – Membership Secretary
Suzannah Engelmann – Teams
Sophie Haylock – Horse Welfare
Emily Duff – Safeguarding
Salley Yates – Safeguarding
Georgie Goddard – Safeguarding
Lindsey Rusack
Sarah Carr
Elliot Carr

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