NOTICE CONVENING THE AGM


The Annual General Meeting of the Longton Riding Club will be held at 8.00 pm on Monday 28th

January 2019 at Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge. PR4 5GN.


At the AGM the following items of business will be included on the Agenda:


1.      To receive reports from the officers

2.      To receive and approve the Clubs audited accounts

3.      To accept any resignations from the Committee and fill any vacancies

4.      To elect a President.

5.      To appoint a Treasurer

6.      To appoint an Auditor

7.      To set membership fees for 2019

8.      To set entry fees for 2019

9.      To discuss any items received in advance in writing from the members.


N.B.   The Chairman must receive any items for discussion in writing, this can only be made by a member

or the parent of a Junior member and arrive no later than 14th January 2019.

Correspondence for these items to the Chairman:  Mr J M Cookson, 8 Tristan Avenue, Walmer Bridge. PR4 5GL.


If you wish to put yourself forward to serve on the committee, please note you must be over 18 and be seconded by another member and the nomination must be with the Chairman by 14th January 2019


Following the AGM we will be holding a Quiz and free Buffet Supper.





If you would like to advertise in our schedule please contact Julie Walker or  07717277280 before the 31st January 2019. The rates are very competitive, £25 for half a page, £40 full page in black and white, coloured pages are £75.


Sponsorship of a class for the season is £10 with your name being recorded in the schedule.  If you can support us please contact Julie on the above number or see her at the AGM.




The British Riding Clubs affiliation fee for each member is £12.50 for 2019. This is expensive but we consider it important that we remain an affiliated Club and have the insurance that they offer.  Members can also get a reduced rate for British Dressage and British Eventing competitions by quoting their Riding Club membership number.




EXISTING AND NEW MEMBERS FOR 2019 can make themselves members at the 2018 rate of £26 (Plus £1.20 postage for 2019 Schedule) but must take up this offer by the 28th January 2019.  Please add £1.00 to the above if paying by PayPal.


If you wish to take advantage of the above offer please complete a membership form and return it to Julie Walker with your cheque or alternatively apply for membership on line and pay via PayPal.  Membership application forms can be downloaded from the club website www.longtonridingclub.comPlease make sure you include your email address and mobile phone number on this form as we intend to continue to send out information by email and text messaging next year to save the ever increasing expense of postage and printing.


Your membership card will be sent to you directly from British Riding Clubs.  When the schedule is printed we will post it to you.  If postage is not included with your membership payment your schedule will be held for collection at the shows.


Please Note this offer will close on 28th January 2019, any received after that date will have to pay any increase set at the AGM.



After the success of our Showing Team in 2018 we will once again be affiliating to Stars Champion of Champions and sending our show season points Champions to represent us at their spectacular end of season show at Aintree in October 2019.






16th MARCH                  SATURDAY        NLG COMBINED TRAINING

4th   MAY                       SATURDAY        1st DRESSAGE     PAULS FARM

5th   MAY                       SUNDAY             1st POINTS SHOW

12TH MAY                      SUNDAY             NLG DRESSAGE TO MUSIC

25th MAY                       SATURDAY        2nd DRESSAGE    SHOWGROUND

26th MAY                       SUNDAY             2nd POINTS SHOW

8th JUNE                        SATURDAY        3rd DRESSAGE

16th JUNE                      SUNDAY             CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

29th JUNE                      SATURDAY        4th DRESSAGE

30th JUNE                      SUNDAY             3rd POINTS SHOW

7TH JULY                       SUNDAY             NLG HORSE TRAILS

20th JULY                      SATURDAY        5th DRESSAGE

21st JULY                       SUNDAY             4th POINTS SHOW

2ND-4TH AUGUST          FRI-SUN              BRC HORSE TRAILS

10th AUGUST                SATURDAY        6th DRESSAGE

11th AUGUST                SUNDAY             5th POINTS SHOW

25th AUGUST                SUNDAY             6th POINTS SHOW


7th SEPTEMBER            SATURDAY        7th DRESSAGE

8th SEPTEMBER            SUNDAY             7th POINTS SHOW (TROPHY SHOW)

15th NOVEMBER          FRIDAY               PRESENTATION DANCE

27th JANUARY 2020     MONDAY           AGM


Reserve Points Show date in case of early season cancellations.                                  





Any riders junior and senior who would like to take part in the NLG Area Indoor Show Jumping at Osbaldeston Riding Centre on Sunday 24th February 2019 please contact Laura Walkden on 07795830046.  The Championships for the Junior and Senior Novice classes will be at Arena UK on the 30th & 31st March 2019.   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 26th to 28th April  2019.





Combined Training                 Saturday 16th March at Myerscough College

Dressage to Music                   Saturday 11th May at Osbaldeston

Dressage and Riding Test       Saturday 15th June at Bold Heath

Horse Trials                            Sunday     7th July at Somerford Park, Cheshire

Show Jumping and

Style Jumping                        Saturday  13th July at Bold Heath




Show Jumping training sessions will be held at Osbaldeston Riding Centre on the following dates:-  12th January, 16th February.  Please contact Laura Walkden on 07795830046 to book a place or for more information.


Flatwork training will again be held at Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Ulnes Walton on the following dates:  18th January, 8th February.  Please contact Laura Walkden on 07795830046 for further information.





Come on all you Dressage Divas, it’s that time of year again to plan what you will be doing in the season ahead with the usual Intro, Prelim, Novice, Elementary and Medium classes.

With that thought in mind Longton Riding Club dressage season has lots to offer!

This season we will be holding SEVEN dressage events, starting with the first event being held at Pauls Farm, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland and the rest on the LRC show ground.

Once again, we have secured sponsorship from the wonderful Saddles Direct for the season ahead so will be running the Saddles Direct Championship again this year which offers special rosettes, prize money and gifts.  To qualify you must enter FOUR of the SEVEN dressage show.  This will be run alongside our riding club championship.


We will also be looking for team members for the summer qualifiers which are held at Bold Heath. Anyone who is interested in being considered for selections should tick the appropriate boxes on your membership application form and text Suzanna Whalley on 07855 854294 or see her at the Dressage Shows. Please note that the club must submit the preliminary entries early in the season, so Suzanna must be aware of your interest in time to be considered for selections. Attendance at the early shows is recommended.

We all wish you the best of luck for the coming season and hope it’s a successful one for you all.


Don’t forget that LRC are a British Riding Club member, which allows us to compete at qualifying events to go forward to the National Championships.  To compete in the qualifiers and teams, you must be a LRC member, your horse/pony be fully vaccinated and be available for the Championship dates.  Please make it known to Suzanna Whalley (Dressage) or Laura Walkden (SJ, CT, HT) of your interest to be part of the teams.






Introduction of the all new DOUBLE POINTS JOKER card.


To earn double points at an event, fill out your Joker Card, which will be kept on the entries desk, and hand it in before competing.  For every point you get that day, they will be doubled.  On Dressage days’ hand it in when collecting your numbers.

- One Joker card per member, to be played at ONE club show and/or ONE dressage event.

- NO back dating to a previous show allowed.

- Can be played at any show.

- Points counted against any horse/pony ridden by the member combination that day only.




Paypal payments will continue to be available to pay for Memberships, Dressage entries, Training, Team fees, dance tickets etc. Unfortunately Paypal charge us fees for this service and we do have to add a small surcharge to cover this.




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 look forward to seeing you at the AGM on the Monday the 28th January at the Walmer Bridge Village Hall on Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge.PR4 5GN.  Come along and enjoy the free buffet supper and quiz that follows the meeting.  This is your club, come along and give us your support.


On behalf of your Committee I would like to wish you all A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year, and look forward to seeing you all next 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

Interested? Please get in touch:

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