Longton Riding Club




           LONGTON DATES 2018


25th February                  Sunday                 NLG Indoor Show Jumping

25th March                     Sunday                 NLG C/Country Q    Bold Heath

21st April                       Saturday               1st Dressage Show

29th April                       Sunday                 1st Points Show

13th May                        Sunday                 2nd Points Show

19th May                        Saturday               2nd Dressage Show

27th May                        Sunday                 3rd Points Show

2nd  June                         Saturday               3rd Dressage Show        

10th June                        Sunday                 4th Points Show

16th June                        Saturday               NLG Dressage Q     Bold Heath

24th June                        Sunday                 5th Points Show

30th June                        Saturday               4th Dressage Show

8th   July                          Sunday                 6th Points Show

                                                                   Horse Trials Q Somerford Park

14th July                         Saturday               NLG S/Jumping Q Bold Heath

21st July                         Saturday               5th DRESSAGE SHOW   

29th July                         Sunday                 Ridden & In Hand Championship Show

12th August                    Sunday                7th Points Show/Trophy Show

18th August                    Saturday               6th Dressage Show

26th August                    Sunday                 1st Points show moved from 29th April     

9th   September               Sunday                 Reserve Date Points Show

16th November               Friday                   Presentation Dance

28th January 2019           Monday                AGM



We will be holding Qualifiers at our point shows next season for TGCA, TSR, CHAPS and hopefully some more but yet to be finalised.  Details of the Qualifiers will be shown on our website at www.longtonridingclub.com, just click onto the calendar tab at the top of the page where you will be able to see which qualifiers will be held on each show date.


Any riders, junior and senior who would like to take part in the NLG Area Indoor Show Jumping Qualifier at Osbaldeston Riding Centre on Sunday 25th February 2018 please contact Laura Walkden on

07795 830046.  The Championships for the Junior and Senior Novice classes will be at Arena UK on the 14th & 25th April 2018.   The Intermediate Championships for the Junior and Senior classes will be at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, New Bury Farm, Mill Road, Slapton Bucks on the 27th to 29th April 2018

The Hunter Trials (cross country) Qualifier will be held at Bold Heath, Cheshire, on Saturday 25th March 2018.  Anyone wishing to represent the club at this Qualifier please contact Laura Walkden on 07795 830046.  The NAF Festival of the Hunter Horse Championships will take place over the weekend 19th & 20th May 2018 at Washbrook Farm Aston-Le-Walls NN11 6RT.



Dressage to Music                   Saturday 13th May at Osbaldeston

Dressage and Riding Test       Saturday 16th June at Bold Heath

Horse Trials                             Sunday     8th July at Somerford Park, Cheshire

Show Jumping and

Style Jumping                        Saturday  14th July at Bold Heath




The Annual Ridden Showing Show & the In-hand Show will both take place on 29th July 2018.  We will have classes both ridden and in-hand for WHP, M&M’s, Hunters, Hacks, Riding Horses, Ridden & In-Hand Coloured, Show Ponies, Show Hunter Ponies, Part bred Arabs, Youngstock, Young Handlers, Best Condition, Veteran’s and lots more.  We will be affiliated to TSR, Equifest, Chaps, BSPS, NCPA, SSADL, TGCA, IMHPS to name just those already confirmed.

 You don’t need to be a member of any society to compete and prize money is awarded in most classes

In the ridden classes, we have our £100 Supreme of Show with cash prizes down to 4th place, as usual this is kindly sponsored by Ian Mollard and continuing on from the success of 2017 is the Longton Riding Club Members Supreme.  This will be open to the highest placed Longton RC member in each class and will have a £50 prize plus sash to the overall winner from the ridden classes and the same for the overall winner from the In-hand Section.  In the In-hand Section we will also have the £100.00 Supreme of Show as usual with cash prizes down to 4th place.

The show schedule will be available in the New Year from the club website.  If anyone would like to sponsor either a class at a cost of £10.00 or the sashes for any of the section championships for £20.00, please contact Christine Pearsall, email: christine.pearsall@btinternet.com or telephone 07881 783974.  We do hope that as many LRC members as possible support this show as all profits go straight back into club funds.  Remember you do not have to be a member of any of the societies to compete.


Hello all you Dressage Diva’s

May we start by saying a big thank you to ALL of you that attended the dressage events in 2017, your continuing support was and is greatly appreciated.

Once again Saddles Direct will be kindly sponsoring our 2018 dressage season and we will be running the “Saddles Direct Championship” alongside our normal events.  All you have to do is attend THREE dressage events to qualify. Those who have attended the three events and then attend the last dressage show of the season will have the opportunity of winning some additional rosettes and wonderful prizes kindly donated by Saddles Direct.

 Dates for your diary:

21.4.18 – 1st Longton Dressage event (Held at Pauls Farm, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, PR26 7SY)

19.5.18  - 2nd Longton Dressage event

2.6.18   – 3rd Longton Dressage event

16.6.18 – Northern Liaison Group (NLG) Team Qualifier (Held at Bold Heath Equestrian Centre, Widnes WA8 3XT)

30.6.18 – 4th Longton Dressage event

21.7.18 – 5th Longton Dressage event

18.8.18 – 6th Longton Dressage event (Saddles Direct Championship)

The NLG team event entries close Friday 25th May.  If you are interested in being considered for the team, please can you let Suzanna Whalley or Irene Grundy aware of your interest as soon as possible.

Our teams have done very well year on year and have qualified for the National Championship held at Lincoln County Showground and placed every year we have attended the Championships.  This year the National Championship will be on the weekend of 1st & 2nd of September 2018.

We would like to wish you all a successful season ahead and look forward to seeing you all soon.



Show Jumping training sessions will be held at Osbaldeston Riding Centre on the following dates:- 13th January, 17th February.

Please contact Laura Walkden on 07795 830046 to book a place or for more information.


Flatwork training will again be held at Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Ulnes Walton on the following dates:  26th January & 23rd February.  Please contact Laura Walkden on 07795830046 for further information.



We already offer the Ridden Showing Show and the In-Hand Championship to be entered on line and paid for via PayPal.  We are pleased to announce that it is also available for Memberships, Dressage entries and Training. However, if you wish to pay for Training by PayPal you must first book your training sessions with the organiser concerned to ensure that there is a space available for you.  Please note, PayPal payments are not available for the practice evenings at the showground.


We still need your help, as we state every time we contact you.  Quite a few of your committee are getting on in years, we need new young enthusiastic people to join us and help in the running of your club, and help with fund raising and social events, hopefully taking the pressure off some of us old timers.  Without new younger blood on the committee the club will cease to operate and a wonderful facility will be lost, please don’t let this happen, it is too good to lose.

We hope you have a successful and enjoyable 2018 show season.


Mick Cookson




"When I compete at LRC if I do something wrong the judges will tell me how to improve. Everyone is friendly and I have made new friends and I am looking forward to shows starting again."
Macy Martland age 10
Ceulan Silas (Bobby)

"Has given me and my horse a fun and friendly place to compete. We both love coming to Longton and have achieved things I never thought possible :) xx"
Jennifer Mckenna

Official photographer:

Ken Ettridge Photography has a wide selection of photographs available for you to view, from various equestrian events held this year, as well as a choice of other sailing and still life photographs.

Visit Ken Etteridge Photography

Interested? Please get in touch:

Address: Moss Lane, Off Ulnes Walton Lane, Leyland, Lancs, PR26 8LX
: 01772 433217

E-mail info@longtonridingclub.com