In response to questions regarding why the new Ludlow and District Riding club has been established we would like to clarify the following:
We have set up LDRC to support and provide training for horse riders in Shropshire.
Approximately 2.5 years ago the SSRC committee decided to stop providing training in Shropshire. At the time a letter was written through Louise Killey and was signed by members who lived in South Shropshire. The letter argued that the lack of training wasn’t meeting members’ needs, as no other club provided training in South Shropshire at the time. As a consequence Louise Killey was dismissed from the SSRC committee.
In the intervening time period no other club has stepped in to fill the void in training. Due to the popularity of unaffiliated training run by Louise Killey at the Hillocks, and Lou Burns at Ashford Court it has become clear that there is a demand for training in Shropshire and so the decision was made to set up an affiliated club.
At no point have we wished to cause any disruption to SSRC or any other local riding club. We only want to fill the gap in training between Ludlow and Church Stretton. We plan to remain a small club with our membership based primarily in this area.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their positive support and kind wishes at the beginning of a new adventure for LDRC.
The link to the map shows where riding clubs in area 18 and area 15 hold their current training clinics.