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:
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 and most are 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 against 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 £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
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!