Welcome to Blackdown Mendip Riding Club:

Blackdown Mendip Riding Club is an affiliated member of British Riding Club Area 12 and has the primary aim of helping members to become the best rider that they can be.  

In 1991 a group of friends in the Cheddar area of Somerset formed the riding club with the intention of promoting horse riding in the area in a friendly and fun environment with the support and encouragement of fellow members. We now attract members from as far afield as the suburbs of Bristol, North Somerset, The Mendips and Sedgemoor.

We welcome those who are new to riding or returning to the saddle and would like to build their confidence or develop their ability and have some fun in the process. We offer lessons in the three basic disciplines of dressage, cross country and show jumping at cost price or subsidised at a variety of venues in the surrounding area. 

We like to offer twice yearly residential weekend camps to members which provide the opportunity to stay away with their horse, to be fed and watered, receive intensive riding instruction and develop friendships.

Members Days are held in the summer that give members the opportunity to take part in dressage and combined training competitions in a pressure free environment and are ideally suited to help build confidence and meet fellow Club members. The competitions are run on a league basis with trophies at both senior and junior levels awarded at the clubs AGM. Day rallies and occasional social events complete the program.

We organise open unaffiliated dressage competitions at Badgworth Arena in either the spring or winter of each year and the committee are always open to suggestions from the members. 

If you would like to contact us please email blackdownmendip@gmail.com

Events are posted on the website and our Facebook page, in addition to the lesson blog.