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. We are also planning to run a series of guided rides for our non-competitive members.

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

Louise Killey – Chair and Training (Jon and Mandy)

I am a Radiographer and I currently manage the radiotherapy department at Shrewsbury. 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’m currently focusing on my dressage and getting to grips with my lovely schoolmaster, Finn.
Email: chair@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk 
Hayley Norgrove – Co-chair, Treasurer and Area

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 some trailer training or your lorry licence then please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have been riding since I was 11, and enjoy training and I’m competing my wonderful mare Molly in most disciplines

Email: chair@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk
Pete Brown – Secretary

I started riding about 20 years ago, up until then I was a complete petrol head!  My horse Hari is a Section D x TB and while I enjoy dressage, showjumping and cross country, Hari prefers hacking and fun rides!

Email: info@ludlowanddistrictridingclub.co.uk

Emma Killey – Website and Membership

I’ve been riding since I was about 5 and had lots of fun growing up in the Pony Club. I’ve currently got a very sweet but accident-prone TB who I’d love to event one day but currently we mainly hack!

Wendy Woodward – Mercian Rep and Area

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.

Jo Rawlinson – Training (Miles and Pat)

I started riding when I was 4yrs old, though I don’t come from a horsey family. I did my AI and wanted to do horses professionally but I stopped riding at 18 when I left home. I eventually came back to horses when I was 40 and while I love eventing I’m also very interested in equine behaviour, learning and training methods and so I’ve spent 4 years learning classical equitation and groundwork.

Heather Blythe – Training and Venues

I have 6 horses, with three enjoying their well-earned retirement and three in work. I’ve recently returned to riding after a year’s break so I’m taking things steady but looking forward to competing in amateur small hunter classes this year with my grey Ozzie and watching my middle-weight hunter Arthur compete with Matthew Ainsworth again. I’m always more than happy to share the ups and downs of competing on the county circuit with members if they feel it would be of interest! In the meantime I’m looking forward to joining in some of the clinics and having fun with fellow LDRC members.

Sarah Alderson – Training 

I have one horse, Polly, who I love doing a bit of everything with. We hack, jump, and just have fun. We aren’t very good at flatwork but we will get there !!

I struggle with my confidence competing but I am looking at doing a few competitions this year. I enjoy clinics and training and meeting people. I hope to encourage people to come along to lessons and enjoy them at whatever level they are working at. If you want to share a lesson if it’s flat, pole or jump I’m always happy to fit in wherever!

Katie Kimber – Website and Social Media 

I have one horse, Millie (pictured) and a naughty welsh palomino company pony. I have been around horses my whole life. My main passion is eventing, (although I haven’t managed to do any myself with any real success!) I love the sport in general, especially following the top level sport.

I also have a big interest in social media and digital marketing, hence helping out with this role in the club.