Welcome to the Breakspear Riding Club homepage!
Breakspear, which is based in the Chipperfield / Bovingdon area, was established over 50 years ago and has a total of between 70 and 80 members. Our catchment area is wide and varied, including both the local surrounding area and stretching as far as areas such as NW London, St Albans and Luton.

Latest - Saddle Fitting Demo by Martin Wilson - 6th September Coltspring - click here

We Need Your Feedback - Breakspear Riding Club member Questionnaire
The Committee is currently planning a programme of club events for the coming year.
In order that we can try to include something of interest to as many members as possible, it would help to have your views on what you would like from your riding club.
The questionnaire can be downloaded here.

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Membership
Members can join when they reach the age of 18.

What we do
We organise training in all disciplines, occasional lectures and demos, and our teams participate in many competitions in the fields of dressage, show jumping, eventing and cross country. We organise regular dressage competitions that are open to members and non-members alike.

Joining the club
If you are interested in joining the club then please contact Julie Gordon whose details can be found on the committee page. Alternatively, a copy of our membership form is available on-line.

If you have any suggestions for the club such as how we can encourage people to help or how we can improve the web-site then please let us know. Also if you think of anything in addition to the scheduled events that you would be interested in then get in touch.

 

History of Breakspear Riding Club, by Mr John Gosheron (President)
Breakspear Riding Club, which was founded by Bill Barnes, John Marshall and Bubbles Campbell, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006.
In the early days, the club used to run shows on the Borders Rugby Club ground at Harefield. In 1972 Bob Old built Park Farm school of Riding in Northwood, which eventually became the largest local riding establishment, with almost 100 horses stabled there, including many of the Breakspear members. Bob Old, our then President, gave us permission to run unaffiliated show-jumping competitions in the school on a regular basis. These were extremely well supported, and as a result, Breakspear became very popular with other clubs in the area. The shows continued until the school closed in 1985.

In the 70's and early 80's, the Lancia Motor Company and Everest Double Glazing ran their show-jumping championships at Park Farm and, as these shows were televised, it gave us the opportunity of seeing all the top riders and horses in the country. They were of course very popular with the spectators as well, who almost filled the 600 seat school. During the summer months, Breakspear ran shows on a field owned by Bob Old in Home Farm Rd. When the farm was eventually sold, Breakspear began to run events at his farm in Batchworth Heath. At this time we had a very strong junior section, with many of the members coming from the West Middlesex Branch of the Pony Club.

After Park Farm closed, our riding club activities moved to the Berkhamsted area, where many of the committee now reside. Our members concentrate on cross country, show jumping and dressage instruction, and the club organises dressage competitions on a regular basis.

 

Breakspear Riding Club
For more information email info@breakspearridingclub.co.uk

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