I was a member of the Thames Valley Ridig Club years ago. It was really good. They organised loads of local comps and training. i found them really friendly, and well worth the membership fees. Not been a member since kids though. 10 years ago. Can't remember whether there were any rules about what horses you could ride.
I went to a fun jumping day at a riding club once (Mid sussex I think it was) and fell off at the first jump when dpony stopped and I didn't. The club people were really nice though so I'd quite like to join if I had any way of getting there.
I don't have transport but friends who help run one of the clubs have offered, maybe I will just join and see what happens. It's not expensive.
I suppose am a bit haunted by horse getting banned from PC, local shows and not banned from but hardly covering himself in glory with local hunt but if I can take the rodeo machine other one sometimes it could be good?
Oh go on, join. I had fabulous fun in my local riding club when I was a rider. Held every position on the committee except treasurer (I am crap with money) and made some life long friends. But ours was a small rough and ready club but had a great mix of people. They always seem like a clique when you first join, but not when you get to know them.
Hi Mitchy - yes absolutely freezing. DD is supposed to be going to shooting practise tomorrow evening (she'll die a death!) and then a lesson on Friday - supposed to snow!
BSE have a website. I've been to Thorne Court loads of times and always had lots of fun there. It is at Cockfield and is where most events are held so if you're considering that RC you need to see how close that is to you.
Never been to Suffolk RC as it is more to the East although Stonham Aspal isn't that far from us. That one looks best for you geographically.
We're going up to Easton College this weekend where I expect to be doing most of my showing in the vicinity of the bacon butties...