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.

Clear Round SJ Cancelled Tuesday 12th September & Car Park Locked

Regrettably, due to the imminent threat of travellers in the local area (bought to our attention by West Midlands Police) tonight’s clear round showjumping (Tuesday 12th September) is cancelled.

Also the main car park will be locked at 18:00 each night until further notice. Cars which are onsite at this time will remain secure until 07:00 the following morning.

We are grateful for your understanding at this time and apologise for the inconvenience.

Members Field Closed

Due to the annual Scouts Association Jamboree, (2000 scouts camping on the left hand side of the driveway) the Members / XC Training Field will be closed from Wednesday 13th to Tuesday 19th September as they will be using it for their activities.

The Boundary Ride will remain open throughout and the second indoor arena is still available free of charge for members.


Weekend closures

Just a reminder that the Boundary Ride will be closed from Saturday 9th to Monday 11th September to enable us to run the Unaffiliated One Day Event sponsored by Skilts Farm Stables on Sunday.

The Members Field will also be closed on Sunday due to using it as an overflow car park if necessary.

Can we ask all dog walkers to ensure that ALL DOGS are kept on leads on the grounds on Sunday during the event.

Boundary Ride Closed

Please note that the Boundary Ride will be closed from Thursday 17th to Monday 21st August, reopening on Tuesday 22nd after the British Eventing Horse Trials that we are holding this weekend.

The Member’s / XC Training Field will also be closed on Saturday & Sunday this week as we use it for additional car parking.

Phone lines down

We are having trouble with the phone lines this morning. Please email any queries to office@solihullridingclub.co.uk

Times for Tuesday evening dressage will be online from 14:00 today.

Job Vacancy – Full Time Grounds Team Member



Opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking person. Must have clean driving licence. Post includes management of grounds and arenas, routine maintenance, repairs and painting, building fences and show set up.

Experience with all types of farm machinery along with Carpentry / DIY skills preferred. Opportunity to train including Equestrian course building and design.

This post is physically demanding and is based on 40 hour week on flexible roster, working 5 days in 7, weekends and some evenings included.

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 depending on age and experience.

Send by 30 June to Miss Pippa Starkey, (SRC Equestrian Ltd) Solihull Riding Club, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, SOLIHULL, B93 8QE or by email: pippa@solihullridingclub.co.uk

Grounds & Centre Early Closing & Cancellation of Clear Round Showjumping

Please note that due to the Travellers moving again in the area and looking for a new location to set up camp (on a hard standing area) the club and car park will be closed from 17:00 today. Anyone wishing to walk dogs after this time, please park near the XC Training / Member’s Field gate.

The scheduled Mixed Clear Round Showjumping is also cancelled tonight.

We apologise for any inconvenience, but currently feel that we are better to secure the premises rather than risk being invaded by caravans.

Car Park & Grounds Security

Please note that due to the current situation with a large number of Travellers in the local area, the car park gates will be locked each night from 20:00 to 07:00 until further notice.

Any dog walkers wishing to use the grounds during these times need to park near the XC training field or on the verges near the gates (without blocking the driveway)

Please be aware that any cars still on the car park when security come to lock up will be locked in until the following morning.

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Member’s Field Bank Holiday Weekend

Due to running the SRC Summer Show and Community Fun Day the Members Field / XC Hire Field will be closed on Saturday 27th May. It will remain closed on Sunday 28th & Monday 29th as the Packington Dog Show are using the space. Any members wishing to use a field are welcome to come and use the old member’s field at the top of the drive, just pop into the office for the gate code. The Boundary Ride will be closed on Sunday 28th between 10:00 – 14:00 when we area running Clear Round XC on the Main XC course.

The office will be manned as normal on Sunday and between 10:00 – 16:00 on Bank Holiday Monday.