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Mynydd Riding Club is based near Bridgend in South Wales. We are affiliated to British Riding Clubs, and part of Area 15. We are run by volunteers and meet every Thursday evening at Pencoed College, and a Monday evening at various locations. Our ethos is to encourage riders of all ages and abilities to improve their riding and horsemanship, whilst having fun. Our club has grown considerably over the last few years!

We take payments by cash and BACS only!!! BACS payment sort code 40-13-23, account 41670654 with your name as the reference and what the payment is for.


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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS are due by the end of December. Please make sure you either renew by paying cash at club and singing the book to prove you have paid, or pay by bacs and e mail us to say you have done so. 

SPACES in January 2017 lessons. Check the Dates and Lessons page or the January Spreadsheet and book yourself in by texting Amy now.  

 Complete Equestrian VIP evening with exclusive discounts for members and top brands

Are you booked into a lesson? Club lesson bookings now available on the DATES page. If you would like to book a space please text Amy on 07745 046807 ASAP.

Open Show Jumping Competition with CASH PRIZES!!!! 1st October 2016 at Pencoed College. Come along and join the fun! We are looking for members to help out on the day and donate foods for the catering. Entries on the day, but advance entry offered at a discounted rate. Thank you to our very kind sponsors. For the schedule click here.

Mynydd Open Dressage and Dressage to music show 21st May Pencoed College with CASH prizes!!!! Enter now, click here for schedule.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Ponies Paradise Equestrian 07850 470223
Massey Equine Transport 07780 441302
Jenkins Equine and Farm Feeds 01443 223268
The Landlords Letting Company 01443 800560
Vikki Pengilly Dressage 07814 925216
Diamonds International Amy Daye
Naomi Smith Equine Physio 07966 335976
Rhonda Development Company 01443 684844
Owen David Farrier 07966 421932
Huw Thomas Saddlery 01656 740391
Catering available, rolls, cakes and refreshments. See you there, Good Luck!

Friday 27th May 7pm VIP evening for club members at Robinsons, Pughs Garden Centre, Morganstown, Radyr Exclusive 10% off in store, and a further £10 voucher to spend at another time when you spend over £10 on the night. Just turn up, bring friends. Some of us are going for a meal at the Tynant afterwards. If you would like to come for food text Georgie on 07913 329295

Please find details of our lessons, clinics, shows, events on our dates page.
Please send your bookings via text for:
Lessons Monday or Thursday to Amy on 07745 046807 by this SATURDAY 23rd April please. 
Clinics, show enquiries or camp to Estelle on 07530 680346, asap as first come basis. 

RACE NIGHT!!!!! This Friday!!! 18th March Pencoed RFC
Come along and join in the fun
Thank you to all of our sponsors, and to everyone who has entered horses and bought tickets. Raffle on the night, if you cant make it let us know how many raffle tickets you would like!
3 horses left in the races, let us know ASAP if you would like one.
Rosettes for all competitors and a bottle of bubbly for the winner of each race. We are looking for race sponsors now, BIG MONEY auction race, bid for your horse on the night and race it with a chance to win £50!!!!  Entry £5 on the night includes Chilli and Rice. Contact any one of us for info, or Rhian on 07793972696 

Lesson details for March and April available on our Dates page now together with the spaces on the spreadsheet. Please text Amy your if you would like a space. 

Lead rein/ Beginner classes starting Thursday 4th February 2016 at 5.30pm in the lower school. It will be the instructor teaching in the lower school and can be a polework lesson on the alternate weeks if wanted by those in the class. 

Saturday 20th to Tuesday 23rd August 2016 Mynydd Riding Club Camp at Pontispool. Members only. First come basis. Deposits being taken now deadline end of February £245 per horse and rider. See our Camp page for info

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Start the new year by getting your mojo back and book into club lessons. Look at our Dates and Spaces and book in now! 

Our very own Mynydd Horse Live on 28th November at Pencoed College was a great success! Read the news report with pictures here 

We have had some issues with payments from our members. We currently have over £500 outstanding of money owing for missed lessons, clinics, area qualifiers etc. Chasing this money is very time consuming. The Committee all work voluntary and most work full time . We love our Club and enjoy team spirit in all spheres. However we need to change money owing to ensure money is paid timeously and reduce time needed to cover this role. There are lots of Club Jobs that need to be covered, so we can't waste time in this way. We also need to pay Club bills and need monies in to cover costs. 
From December for every week money is owing to club by a member there will be a £2 surcharge added, the first charge will be added on the first Friday after the event, and then every Friday thereafter until the outstanding money (including the surcharge) is cleared.
On an Club evening Members need to ensure they pay for their lesson either in cash or by BACS (please make the BACS payment before or on the date of the lesson). 
If Members fail to attend a lesson or clinic, they must take responsibility to make the BACS payment that day or pop down and pay in cash. Hopefully by sharing this information, our Members will get behind us and support our club.

Mynydd Christmas Party Night!
For those of you who have booked into our Christmas Party Night on Friday 4th December 7pm to be seated for 7.30pm at St Mary Hill Golf Club. £26.95 a head. Menu choices now being collected by Georgie (text 07913 329295), or e-mail your choice as a reply to this e-mail. Please choose from the Christmas Party Menu available at
Please also arrange to pay the full balance for your space when giving your menu choice. You can pay cash at club or BACS. If you have not booked in and would like to join in the fun, please contact Georgie who I am sure will try and accommodate you. Partners, non members and well behaved children welcome.

Membership RENEWALS are now due and being processed!!!!
The membership fee remains the same, £28 for single membership. You can either pay cash at club (no cheques please), or BACS and e-mail us to let us know that you have paid your renewal and on what date. If you BACS and do not let us know we will not automatically update the membership list. Please renew your membership before Christmas so that we can get the list to BRC head office by the 31st December Deadline. If you don't renew by 31st December you will not be able to participate in club activities after 1st January 2016 until you have renewed. Any new members should contact us to ask if we are able to accommodate new members.

SPACES SPACES available in weekly lessons, see info on the DATES page, please text Amy if you would like any of the spaces. If we can not fill the lessons we will have to cancel them as cannot run at a loss, we run on a cost basis. 

Membership cards!!! 
We did contact BRC asking for certain peoples cards to be sent to them. 
I understand some people haven't had their cards. You don't really need it for club activities but I understand some people do want theirs. If you want your card please e mail us and we will forward to BRC. 


What do people think of us arranging a Mynydd Riding club ball? Dinner and dance, ball dresses and suits!! A chance to get out of our wellies and into our glad rags just for a bit of fun! 
If enough people interested we'll arrange one :-)

BRC hat rules are here, please check that your hard hats are up to standard... click here
And check your body protector here 

Just a little reminder to all of our lovely members:
The committee members are all volunteers and do so out of enjoyment, therefore please do your best to appreciate and help them enjoy!

Our rules say that complaints are to be made in writing to our registered address (details on our web) which will be discussed and dealt with at the next committee meeting. 

When you are competing for club or attending a venue for a clinic you are representing club and therefore should be courteous and respectful at all times. 

You are responsible for collecting droppings at all venues, please make sure you have a poop picker of your own. 

Please make sure you are familiar with and follow our club rules available on our website.

Thank you very much :-)

All lessons are £12 from 1st July, Except Cross Country which is £15. Clinic prices will vary and will be advertised.

Rule change:
Body protectors to the current standard are compulsory for all riders participating in club Cross Country events, lessons, camps or clinics, indoor or outdoor, where the obstacles are fixed or rigid. Riders and horses not found to be wearing suitable safety equipment will be prohibited from participating. It is the members (parents/guardians for children) responsibility to ensure that correctly fitting safety equipment is worn. Information on safety equipment and body protectors can be found at"

Unfortunately due to lack of demand we are stopping the 5.30 lead rein/beginner class until we have more people wanting to attend the lessons.

The Dates of forthcoming lessons, clinic and competitions are now located on the tab on the left of this page called DATES. Please let Amy know your bookings by the 24th June.

Our Open Dressage and Dressage to Music Competition with Cash Prizes on the 17th May 2015 at Pencoed College was a massive success, lots of lovely tests and thank you to our fab sponsors for the generous prizes!

Fabulous Mynydd Team Spirit at the Area 15 Combined Training, see the news page

Minimus Show Jumping 4th April at Pencoed College was a massive success. Prize money was paid out for every class. A huge thank you to our sponsors For the results see our news pages.

Swapping or cancelled lessons!!!
It gets pretty confusing all this swapping lessons last minute so we have decided that we (or Amy rather) will not be able sort swaps for people once the bookings have been confirmed. People will have to sort themselves by contacting someone on the reserve list. When the replacement comes to pay they must say who's space they are riding in. Therefore if you give up a space you must make sure it is covered and paid for, same for swaps.

If for unforeseen circumstances we are not able to bring our jumps to club on a Thursday evening the lesson will be changed to Flat without notice.

 A huge well done to our members who competed in the Festival of the Horse area 15 qualifier at Pontispool. For the full report see the news pages.

With 2 junior teams and 5 senior teams we had a great day at the Area 15 Dressage Qualifier on the 7th February. For more info see our News page.

Still some spaces in our March camp at Stockland Lovell. See our Camp Page


AREA 15 DRESSAGE AND SHOWJUMPING CLINICS 2015  Riders 2000 and Southerndown Riding Clubs are hosting a succession of training clinics throughout 2015 for all members of British Riding Clubs in Area 15 at PENCOED COLLEGE : FLATWORK with SHELLY HARRIS, SHOWJUMPING with NATALIE PASSMORE & RICHARD AYRE (both are event riders and trainers from Stockland Lovell) DATES:   SATURDAY, 7TH MARCH SUNDAY 10TH MAY, SUNDAY 14TH(dtbc) JUNE & SUNDAY 5TH JULY. For more information or to book visit the Area 15 website

Dressage to Music Grant
We have been successful in our application for another grant of £1000 to help improve existing members Dressage to music and train new members. 
In order for us to decide how to use the grant to support members in the best way, can any new Members  who wish to be trained for Dressage to Music, please text Estelle on 07530

Deposits now being taken for Stockland Lovell Manor Camp in March 2015, booking forms and all info on our Camp Page 

Lovely day Team Jumping at Talygarn Equestrian Centre December 28th 2014, see our news page for the results

Saturday 6th December Mynydd Christmas Horsey Party, on horseback at Pencoed College was great fun, see our news page for results.

We are starting a lead rein class Thursday 22/1/15 5.30-6pm large arena . On Jump nights jumps will arrive at 5.15. Parents will be asked to help put out jumps to ensure classes start on time. Dates for Jan and Feb will be released shortly and sorted before Christmas. If class is not supported during Jan and Feb, it won't run from March onwards. 

We had a lovely evening on Tuesday 25th November for Mynydd Annual General Meeting and talk by John Cott of Cotts Equine Vets. Thank you to John, and to all the members who attended.
The members spoke and decided that we would increase the membership fee for 2015 by £3. Therefore membership will be £28 for an individual. The members also voted to keep the lesson fees at £11 until a review in March.

Saturday 15th November Mynydd Horse Live
Fabulous Mynydd Your Horse Live Demo / Show and Stalls day!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you to all those that rode in demos. You were all amazing. 
Marina Evans and Sara Cofffin started the day with an interesting demo about What to look for in a Riding Club horse? Emily Andrews and 2 other ladies rode for Marina and were all fantastic.. Vicky Semple then rode whilst talking and explaining her demo on a mic -How to make an unordinary horse extraordinary? It was very informative! Then our Mynydd Members rode their dressage to music tests in fancy dress. Everyone made such an effort to dress up and make it a show. It was Fabulous. Abigail Smart Libby Johnson Macy Johnson Darcy Coates Caitlin Wells Rhian Sarah Carter Deb Havard Amy Daye Sandra Andrews Emily Andrews Joan LeanVicky McCarthy Edie Johnson and Vicky Semple all showed the wow factor . Thank you all! Next Vikki Pengilly Dressage rode her dressage to music routine. It was absolutely amazing! You could hear a pin drop in the audience - it was certainly captivating. Thankyou Vikki. Llangeinor Polocrosse team then gave a demonstration. Luke Bater Alison Bater Sophie Harpin Tilley may Mullens and 2 others (Sorry dont know names) rode a fantastic game. They were so fast and so interesting to watch. Thank you so much for attending. Then Tomos Garbett-Davies Purple Vet Physio gave a demonstration to show how he can treat a horse. Thank you Tom it was very informative and interesting. At the end of the day the Talygarn Vaulters gave a walk pair and canter display. This was a great display and it is amazing what these girls can do on horseback. Rhi Hill Sophie Jones Libby Johnson Beth Davies Ellie Marie Abbie and Taylor - you are all amazing - Well done! To finish Ann Peate with Julia Whittaker gave a demonstration on Simulated XC using show jumps. This was fantastic. Ann rode very well jumping some difficult fences and making it look easy.Sharone Williams run the lower arena with all the stalls and reported how fab the day went. Thank you to all Stall holders for coming. Our mynydd members made cakes pasties rolls to sell - all home made. Too many of you to mention but a big thank you to you all too! I had soo many people express how they enjoyed the event and express thanks to everyone involved in running, riding and giving demos. Thank you all.

What a Fab day at Mynydd Open Show Jumping on the  26th October at Pencoed College
There was a massive turnout with lots of talent shown to win the Big Money Prizes!
£100 the Open Class was Sponsored by Cotts Equine Vets 01656 750035
Classes were also Kindly Sponsored by:
07912 936359
07958 731773 10% discount
Purple Vet Physio 07885 759394
Watts and Morgan 01656 644288


Some Polite Reminders...


Please collect all droppings from the car park, otherwise club gets fined! We have a poop scoop for you to use.


Please help to put jumps out and away on club nights, arrive early for clinics, as they say more hands make light work! If we don't have help this will eat into your lesson/clinic time that you are paying for!


When parking lorries and horseboxes in the car park in Pencoed beside the large school please park diagonally facing away from the large school and not lengthways. You can also park lorries in the area at the end of the school. No cars to be parked in both these areas on evenings and weekends as they must be reserved for horseboxes and lorries only. Do not park along the length of the school.


Please be sure to collect all droppings from the car park, otherwise club gets fined! We have a poop scoop for you to use. No trotting in the car park.


If you are attending any of the Monday sessions please make sure that you park in the top car park in Pencoed even if riding in the lower school, and collect your poo at all venues!


CHECK YOUR FLU VACCINES HERE Many competitions, including AREA QUALIFIERS require your horse to be properly vaccinated for Flu, and the vaccinations must be within date. Use this checker to ensure that you will not be turned away on the day!


New Standard for Body Protectors which must be Level 3 Purple label 2000. Body protectors are strongly recommended at all times and compulsory for all at Cross Country and for Juniors at jumping competitions.

30% off your 1st year British Riding Clubs Gold membership for Riding Club Members. Give your riding club membership number (on your membership card) when you call, or
click here for more information


Being a member you must abide by the Club Rules and the British Riding Club Rules