Our Showground is over 10 acres. We have a clubhouse with toilet facilities and seating for up to 50 people. Our Cafe serves sensibly priced hot & cold snacks, drinks and confectionary. We run seven Points Shows per season plus seven Dressage Shows, at each of the shows our members are awarded points when they are placed 1st – 6th and once they have attended four shows these points count towards the end of season Championship for each class with lovely Trophies to the winners and keepsake trophies to fourth place. We also hold a non-points Qualifiers Show and an Annual One Day Event. Our Showground has four showing rings plus an excellent Working Hunter course and a fully equipt Show Jumping ring. We have hard standing for boxes and trailers & ample spectator parking close to the rings.
To get directions to the showground you can either access Google map by clicking onto ‘Contact Us’, full directions are listed below the map and also printed in the schedule, or by satnav using postcode PR26 8LX. Because we are situated opposite Wymott and Garth Prison, if all else fails, just follow the signs for ‘HM Prisons’, you can’t miss us.
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Longton Riding Club is affilated to British Riding Clubs. A proportion of your membership subscription goes to the British Horse Society.
This entitles members to access local and national competitions including Area Qualifers and Championships. As an affilated riding club you have opportunities to ride in area points and inter-club competitions.
BRC members have third party insurance cover whilst taking part in affiliated BRC organised events. For full information, contact South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) on 0845 4500634 or email email@example.com
A copy of Rider Magazine will be sent to the address you provide, four times a year.
You can use your membership card to receive fantastic discounts for a range of products from magazine subscriptions to pasture management products. for more information please go to website www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/joining-a-brc
Entry fees at members rates at all other Norther Liason Group Area 3 events on production of your membership card (sent to you directly from BRC within 21 days of paying your subscriptions to Longton Riding Club
Information on all the shows and classes are available in our schedule. Details of fund raising events are also available in our main schedule.
Our History and Achievements
- Windsor Horse Show – Team of 3 Gold Cup 1972 and placed 2nd in 1971
- Royal Lancs Riding Clubs – winners 7 times
- Appeared several times at the Royal International Horse Show
- BRC Rural Riders National Champions – 2002
- BRC Rural Riders National Champions – 2003
- Senior Open Cross Country Champions – 2011
- BRC Horse Trials Individual Champion 90cms – 2013
- BRC Rural Riders National Champions – 2013
- BRC Dressage – Senior Individual Novice Champion – 2013
- BRC Dressage – Senior Individual Elementary Champion – 2013
- Awarded BRC ‘RIDING CLUB OF THE YEAR 2013’
- BRC ‘In the Pink Senior Horse Champion – 2015
- BRC Senior Novice Showjumping National Champions – 2016
- BRC Junior Novice Winter Dressage Champions 2018
- Stars Champion of Champions – Champion Riding Club 2018
- BRC Junior Introductory Dressage Champion – 2019
- BRC Junior Novice Winter Dressage Champions 2022
- BRC 90cm Challenge Champions 2022
Many former members of Longton Riding Club have gone on to do great things such as Samantha Murray – London 2012 Olympics silver medallist in the Modern Pentathlon and Peter Murphy, an accredited British 3 Day Event Team Show Jumping Trainer, also competed at Longton and brought his two sons, Robert and Michael to the Riding Club as they were going up through the levels.
Longton benefits from having a tireless committee with a long serving Chairman, Mick Cookson who has been more than instrumental in the motivation of both the senior and junior membership.