About the Club

BLACKDOWN MENDIP RIDING CLUB was formed in 1991 by Sally Busby with a group of friends and over the years it grew; at one time it was the fifth largest riding club in the UK.  BMRC is affiliated to the British Horse Society.

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

Mike Edwards is our current Chairperson and Committee members can be found on:

Our Committee Page.

In addition to 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, qualified BHS instructors.

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 disciplines.

The Club’s competitive edge comes out when every year at Area level we compete with other Clubs in Area 12, achieving good results and also sometimes qualifying for National Championships.   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 Pip on pip.page66@gmail.com

If members do not wish to compete in any of our events we always need helpers, who will be rewarded with a riding club voucher which can be used against any entry fee, social event, lesson or merchandise.

Our financial and membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December, and the subscription is very modest at £30 per year.

BMRC members are kindly offered discounts from the following:

10% Discount from Equiclean,  Rug cleaning company on Wash and Reproofing services
10% discount from Brenhams Equestrian (excluding Equivet products)
10% off 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, 73 Station Road, Backwell, BS48 3LH, 01275 463933 local tack shop