Battle and District Riding Club (BDRC) is affiliated to British Riding Clubs (BRC) and aims to provide support and encouragement for amateur riders of all levels from happy hackers to those who want to compete both individually and as a member of one of our teams. We are a very friendly and encouraging club and try our best to make everyone feel most welcome; if you are joining us for the first time or have been with us for a few years, we hope you will feel part of the BDRC family.
BDRC is one of the most historic riding clubs in the country founded in 1951, as one of the original riding clubs, it is still thriving today! Our long established and greatly loved club has important connections, one of which was that when at school in Benenden, Anne the Princess Royal was a member!
What we are like:
BDRC is a welcoming club covering a wide geographical area, we listens our member’s ideas and endeavours to provide what you really want. You will not find an unwanted high-pressure culture here, but if you want to compete we’ll support you to help you on your way! See Club Activities
Competing – or not…
We send teams to all the BRC Area 10 qualifiers, and individuals are also supported at these events to, our teams have been very successful at BRC qualifiers and championships across all disciplines coming home with rosettes, sashes and rugs! But if competing is not your thing and you just want to improve that’s fine too. We’re open to new ideas too, so ask away!
Our Points Card System is a fun way of rewarding members who actively go out and about enjoying their horse(s) whether competitively or non-competitively. Complete a points card for all your horsey activities you participate in whether it be training clinics, pleasure/sponsored rides, endurance, trec, clear round jumping, polocrosse, dressage, show jumping, horse trials etc. Print, complete and submit your cards to us at the end of the year and trophies will be awarded at our AGM for our most active members.