About the Club

BLACKDOWN MENDIP RIDING CLUB was formed in 1991 by Sally Busby with a group of friends and over the years it has grown to be the fifth largest riding club in the UK and is affiliated to the British Horse Society.

Our aim is for you to join other like-minded Members in a variety of equestrian events.

Tracey Rogers is our current Chairperson and Committee members can be found on:

Our Committee Page.

On top of all our Events BMRC’s Committee run a full schedule of group lessons which run throughout the year.  Lessons come in a variety of variations, flatwork, show jumping and cross country with local trainers and venues at very reasonable rates.  Our trainers are very experienced and most are qualified BHS instructors ranging from BHSAI up to BHSI.

As well as the lesson calendar the Commitee aim to get Clinics with high profile trainers who members may not have had a chance to train with.  These are very popular in all diciplines.

The Club’s competitive edge comes out when every year at Area level we compete against other Clubs in Area 12, achieving good results and also sometimes qualifying for National Champsionships.   We do not select for teams, so if you want to be part of a team, be it dressage, show jumping or horse trials, just let us know by Emailing area12blackdownmendip@yahoo.com

If members do not wish to compete in any of our events we always need helpers and anyone who is able to help at a BMRC Event or Members’ Day we offer them a Riding Club Voucher, this can be used against any entry free, social event, lesson or merchandise.

Our financial year runs from February to February and the subscription is very modest at £28 per year.

As well  as all this as a Member of BMRC and British Riding Clubs, you are entitled to receive discounts for the following:
15% from Ali le Mar, McTimoney Holistic Massage Therapist
10% discounts from Garretts Saddlers, Draycott (Garretts 10% does not apply to leather goods, feeds or supplements)
Discounts on all photographic products from Equestrian Images
10% Discount from Equiclean,  Rug cleaning company on Wash and Reproofing services
10% discount from Brenhams Equestrian (excluding Equivet products)
10% of full service at Trailermate.co.uk
10% at C J Puddy Saddlery, Marksbury
10% for services from Rachel Howe Equine Therapist
£5 off hire at Hire a Horse Trailer.com
5% discount from Equicraft, 40 Rodney Road, Backwell, local tack shop

For details of all these discounts please see here –  Members’ Discounts Page

ENJOY YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND MAKE THE MOST OF ALL EVENTS!