The Leighton Buzzard, Stanbridge and District Riding Club is one of the oldest riding clubs in the Country.
An inaugural meeting was held at the Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard on Thursday, 9th June 1949.
At the meeting it was decided to form the Leighton Buzzard, Stanbridge and District Riding Club and it was agreed that the aims of The club should be as follows:
To form an association in the Leighton Buzzard and Stanbridge District to improve facilities for the advancement of horsemanship and to encourage good sportsmanship, particularly amongst juveniles, to provide, if practicable, annual gymkhanas, shows, hunter trials and other such events. To give members of the club privileges and facilities such as reduced entry fees and to provide reasonable sport and entertainment amongst the members.
The first show was held at Stanbridge on Saturday, 20th August 1949. The days schedule included showing, affiliated B.S.J.A. jumping and a gymkhana. All events took place in one ring.
Shows, competitions and training are still being held at various venues in the area.
The club has continued without a break since 1949.
The club holds a variety of events throughout the year. During the summer months Jumping and Showing events are held, while throughout the winter months In Hand Showing, Ridden and Gymkhana events are held.
The club is run by horse riding enthusiasts who voluntary give their time to arrange all these events. There is a committee who meet regularly to discuss ideas for events and other important issues.
If you would like further information about the club please contact us using the details on the Contact page or why not pop along to one of our shows and introduce yourself!