⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE 05/01/21 –
Following the recent government announcement of a national lockdown, we have unfortunately had to cancel all competitions and arena hire bookings until mid February. If you have made a booking with us you will be contacted shortly.
⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE 30/12/20 – Tier 4 –
Unfortunately Solihull has now been placed into tier 4. All of our competitions are now cancelled until the next government review on the afternoon of Wednesday 13/01/21. Housewives group lessons are also cancelled. Hire can continue for TIER 4 residents only AND only with members from your household OR 1 other person, i.e. your coach. We cannot accept ANY hire bookings from anyone outside of tier 4. Please use our online booking system on our Events Diary page for any hire bookings, Thank you for your understanding and support during these difficult and complicated times.
⚠️ COVID-19 RE-OPENING UPDATE 02/12/20 – Tier 3 –
🎉 Following the recent government announcement and BEF guidance we will be reopening on Thursday 3rd December for training, competition and hire under strict Tier 3 Covid rules 🎉
Further information can be found using the following link: https://www.britishequestrian.org.uk/news/covid-19-activity-in-england-post-lockdown
*** Travel between tiers is the judgement call of the entrant as to whether it is “necessary”. It remains the ultimate responsibility of the individual as to whether they enter competitions, training or hire at Solihull Riding Club following government, BEF & BRC advice***
⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE 01/11/20 –
On Saturday 31 October, the Prime Minister announced that a new set of national restrictions will come into force on Thursday 5 November. We will update this page to reflect what this means for sport and physical activity as soon as possible.
Until then, every part of England remains in one of three Covid-19 alert levels: Tier 1 (medium), Tier 2 (high) and Tier 3 (very high).
We will post an update here as soon as the equestrian governing bodies have released their corresponding statements. We will continue to run events on Tuesday 03/11 and Wednesday 04/11 as scheduled. Thank you once again for your patience and support during these difficult times.
⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE 13/10/20 –
New Coronavirus restrictions in Solihull, as a result of the Government’s three-tier system, will come into effect on Wednesday 14 October: Solihull Local Covid Alert Level ‘HIGH’ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know
Sport is currently allowed to continue. All SRC events are online entries in advance & NO spectators. Dressage sheets will be emailed out after the event and there are no scoreboards at any events, in order to deter people from congregating in one area. ARRIVE, COMPETE, LEAVE. Results will only be published online after the event.
Track & Trace form will be required for all grooms/helpers, please download yours to complete here and bring it with you on the day: SRC Non-Member COVID-19 Event Declaration Form
Nosebag catering will remain open for take away service only 🥪 🍔 🍟 and on-site saddlers Horsesense also remain open 🦄 – Face masks are required for entry to both facilities 😷.
🐴 Please remember to bring an A5 stamped, self addressed envelope ✉️ if you would like your dressage sheets, rosettes 🏵 and/or prize vouchers – we are not able to hand out sheets or do prize givings at this difficult time. (You will need an A5 envelope and either a large letter stamp or two regular stamps to ensure your rosette gets delivered).
COVID-19 UPDATE 23/09/20
⚠️ With the recent changes announced by the government on 22/09/20 with regards to national and local lockdowns, we are pleased to announce that organised sport activity and coaching are still exempt from these new restrictions and can therefore continue to take place with the correct measures in place. All SRC competitions, training & events are NO spectators. Dressage sheets are emailed out and there are no scoreboards at any events, in order to deter people from congregating in one area. ARRIVE, COMPETE, LEAVE.
Track & Trace form will be required for all grooms/helpers, please download yours to complete here: SRC Non-Member COVID-19 Event Declaration Form
Nosebag catering will remain open for take away service only and on-site saddlers Horsesense also remain open – Face masks are required for entry to both facilities. Entries are via online entries in advance only and times will be issued for all events.
🐴 Please remember to bring a stamped, self addressed envelope if you would like your dressage sheets, rosettes and/or prize vouchers – we are not able to hand out sheets or do prize givings at this difficult time. (You will need an A5 envelope and either a large letter stamp or two regular stamps to ensure your rosette gets delivered).
RE-OPENING UPDATE 29/06/2020
From Monday the 6th of July we are pleased to announce that Solihull Riding Club will be returning to a new version of “normal”.
Clinics and housewives are resuming, the main indoor has been granted for use by BD, staff will be returning part-time and the cross country facilities will slowly be reinstated! This does however mean that hire charges will return to pre-existing rates and all bookings will still only be available via online entries – This includes Housewives, Hire, Clear Round, Evening SJ, Clinics and all competitions. Thank you for your continued patience and support. Exciting times ahead!
Link for online entries (Housewives will only open one week before each session):
FACILITIES UPDATE 15/06/2020
Thank you for your continued support through this challenging time. We are maintaining an optimistic view for the coming weeks in hope to slowly and steadily return to a ‘new normal’ at Solihull Riding Club.
From July onwards, we are looking at restarting housewives, clinics/training and rallies in groups of FIVE riders plus one instructor, making the governments advised total of 6.
We also have the various competitions and events planned throughout July (TBC) and will be updating our calendar shortly.
Entries will be via online entries only and will be available in the next week or two.
Please can we remind those hiring the show jumps to leave the full course set at a reasonable height. We have now had a couple of incidents where all jumps have been taken down to rows of trotting poles, or very small fences, and then left for the next hirer to adjust in their time-slot, which is very unfair.
We look forward to starting the ‘new normal’ at the SRC, as we have all missed using the facilities and seeing you all enjoy training and competitions here.
Stay safe and we are looking forward to a busier summer!
EQUINE FLU UPDATE
Would all riders and competitors please present their horses passport at the office prior to unloading their horse, whether hiring arenas or competing. Horses whose vaccinations are not within the last 12 months will be refused entry to the site.
The UK’s Longest-Established Riding Club
Welcome to Solihull Riding Club. Since we opened our doors in 1943, we have grown to become the UK’s largest riding club, catering to all disciplines and all levels from grass-roots to professional. With over 75 years of success behind us, and a strong, experienced team who are passionate about all things equestrian, we are well-established as not only one of the best riding clubs in the country, but also as a leading event venue.
Evolving from a small members club to a premier competition centre, we have developed our facilities (and our expertise) over many years. Set over 220 acres, our site features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the country, and permanent stabling to accommodate your horses in comfort. We play host to a wide variety of competitions and events, and also hire our facilities to other organisations planning their own events.
A Competition Centre with Fantastic Facilities
You can always expect a warm welcome when you visit Solihull Riding Club, and our site is well-equipped to handle events and competitions of all sizes. Affiliated with British Riding Clubs (BRC Area 5), British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, our competition centre is the premier destination for amateur and professional riders alike. Situated in the heart of England, close to the motorway network, we are conveniently located for visitors from across the country.
If you are planning an equestrian event, Solihull Riding Club could be the venue you have been looking for. To take the first step towards hiring our fantastic facilities, contact us today on 01564 770 180 to check availability, or complete our quick contact form.
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