About us

We provide training and social events at venues in the area surrounding Ludlow in the Shropshire Hills. We aim to provide an inclusive and friendly club for anyone interested in riding and horses in general. There are lots of opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills through training as well as our social events. We offer flatwork, jumping and cross country training at a range of venues for all levels with enthusiastic and encouraging instructors. We also run a yearly weekend camp for our members which is always a a blast. 

If you are interested in competing there are lots of opportunities, as LDRC compete in a range of competitions including Mercian, Area and unaffiliated. We always make sure we have fun, no matter the result, with plenty of team spirit. 

Meet the LDRC Committee

Natalie Canning (Chair & Area Rep)

I have been riding since I was a child and enjoy all aspects of riding.  When I was a teenager I had the opportunity to ride a friend’s horse who took me all the way to trying out for the GB junior eventing team.  I have fun competing and do a bit of everything.  I love learning new things and enjoy the social aspect of being in a riding club, sharing the highs and lows of horses.

Email: chair@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk

Louise Killey (Clinics & Area Rep)

I am a Radiographer and currently am working in Shrewsbury managing the radiotherapy department. When I’m not at work I tend to spend most of my time with our horses. I’ve been riding since I was 8 years old and have competed successfully in most disciplines. I thought I had hung up my eventing boots but my current horse, a 15hh connemara, is a star and has given me the confidence to event again.
Email: training@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk
Pete Brown (Secretary)
I started riding about 15 years ago, up until then I was a complete petrol head.   My horse Hari is a Section D x TB and I enjoy dressage, showjumping and cross country, competing in any combination of these disciplines. I enjoy competing in team events, representing and promoting the club in Mercian competitions initially and hopefully moving on to Area in the near future.
Email: info@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk
Hayley Norgrove (Treasurer)
I am Operations Manager for a Shrewsbury based company called Dulson Training Ltd. We provide driver training for all categories of vehicles from cars (Category B) to Class 1 HGV’s (Category CE). If you need your trailer test or lorry licence then please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I have been riding since I was 11, and enjoy training and competing successfully in most disciplines.
Email: treasurer@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk
Marian Pinches (Memebership)
I’m a full time Estate Agent in Bridgnorth and have been riding since I was 11 years old, at which time I had my first pony, Bricky – who’s now 38. I also have two other retired horses – Duke a 3/4 TB 1/4 Arab and Bliss who is a Hackney x Welsh. I’m currently on the lookout for a new horse to enjoy RC activities, fun rides and hacking.
Email: membership@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk

Wendy Woodward (Mercian Rep)

I organise the Mercian team events.  There are a number of competitions held throughout the year aimed at novice horse and rider combinations.  We are very supportive at these events and the main aim is to have fun with like minded people and make new friends.

Chris Lees (Social lead)

The social team here at LDRC plan and organise social events for the club.  We aim to meet up socially at least once a month – anything from an organised trip to a pub quiz.  We try to give lots of notice and post what’s on through our facebook page and on this website.  If you have any ideas or can offer any help we would love to hear from you!