Riding Club

Here you will find all of the latest news from Solihull Riding Club, including regular updates from our team to keep you in the loop. Be sure to check back regularly to see what we are up to, or to read about the latest goings on at our venue. There is always plenty going on at the riding club, as you will see for yourself by browsing through our posts.

We want to make sure that all of our visitors, both members and non-members, are kept well-informed, so if you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team will be more than happy to help.

Boundary Ride

Would all members please note that the Boundary Ride entrance has now moved to the Summer Gate along the driveway just before the house.

Members are reminded that they MUST stick to the roped route and not cross the ropes and go on to the Cross Country Course – failure to do so may result in suspension from the club. With the BE Horse Trials only a month away it is imperative that the ground is not used beforehand and fences are NOT jumped.

Membership Cards at Competitions

Could all Members please note you must present your membership card when entering & paying for Show Jumping Classes & Clear Round Show Jumping in order to get Members’ discount.

Failure to produce your card will mean that you will be charged at the Non-Member rate and will then need to come to the office during office hours to be reimbursed for the difference.

If you have not already collected this year’s membership card from the office, then please do so on your next visit.

Would members also please note that we are happy to allow dogs on the grounds but that they MUST be kept on leads at all times on the car parks, around the arenas and in the buildings.

Vacancies for Equestrian Grounds Team Member


Equestrian Grounds Team Member

 Required at Solihull Riding Club 

Wonderful opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking person. Must have clean driving licence as driving of tractors/quads are required. Post includes management of grounds and arenas, general duties include cleaning, routine maintenance, repairs and painting, building fences and show set up.  Opportunity to train in Equestrian course building and design. Carpentry/DIY skills an advantage. This post is physically demanding.

This is based on 40 hour week on flexible roster, working 5 days in 7 (full-time), which will include weekends and some evenings.

Apply in writing stating current salary and send your CV along with a short (A4 sheet) with what you can bring to the post.

Starting Salary from £14,976pa depending on age and experience.

Send by 31st May 2016 to Miss Maggie Winham, (SRC Equestrian Ltd) Solihull Riding Club, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, SOLIHULL, B93 8QE or by email: maggie@solihullridingclub.co.uk

Blue Chip BE Horse Trials – BE80T class – Trainers

We’re all looking forward to this weekends event and to make life easier for those just starting out in eventing, we have two BE80T trainers on hand all day Saturday for guidance and help.

Paul Rigby & Jo Winfield will be available for the following help on the day:

XC Course walks at 10:30 & 12:30 – meet at the top of the car park at XC start.

SJ Course walk at 14:40 during the course change – meet at the SJ Judges box.

They will also be on hand around the dressage warm up arena to give advice prior to riding your test.

Good Luck!

Entries for BE Horse Trials – NOW OPEN!


Entries are now open for our Blue Chip British Eventing Horse Trials to be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2016! Enter online via BDWP: http://www.bdwp.co.uk/so1/.

Our grounds team are busy working on exciting developments for our cross country course in 2016, with beautiful new fences and interesting changes for our competitors to enjoy!

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team for this weekend! If you could offer any time we have spaces in all areas and look forward to hearing from you on catherine@solihullridingclub.co.uk.

Volunteers for BE Event Needed!!

We are always so grateful for all the help we receive throughout the year and we are once again calling on all you lovely helpers for the BE event on Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th. A whole host of jobs are available and you will be well fed and rewarded with vouchers! Please get in touch with the office if you could spare some time.

01564 770180


British Showjumping Three Day Show – Schedule Now Available!

The schedule for our three day British Showjumping show is now available!

For the schedule, please this click!

Our indoor arena will be beautifully set by course builder David Cole ready for three days of exciting showjumping culminating in the Solihull Riding Club Grand Prix on Friday evening.

Classes on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th February 2016 will be pre-entry by 17:00 the day before and will be drawn order.

Permanent stabling is available on a first come, first served basis. Payment will be taken at the time of booking.

For more details please contact the office directly on 01564 770 180.

Boundary Ride

Just a reminder that all riders using the boundary ride must sign-in with the office before leaving and upon their return for safety and insurance purposes. If the office is closed then please use the sign-book which is kept in the office porch.

Many thanks for your co-operation.