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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!

 Members can book lessons on Thursdays or Monday's by texting Amy on 07745 046807, or book into clinics or arrange to compete for club by texting Estelle on 07530 680346

 All Bookings must be paid for.


If you have a last minute cancellation please contact someone on the reserve list to try and fill it. Spaces are often advertised by members themselves on our Facebook Page


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.


We sometimes send out updates by e-mail in addition to posting on here, to be added to out mailing list please e-mail from the address you want to add.


Recent updates...
Minimus Show Jumping 4th April at Pencoed College. Prize money for every class. A huge thank you to our sponsors

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




Click Here for March and April dates


please let Amy know asap if you want to swap any dates


Forthcoming Dates:


Thursday 5th March top school flat Lead rein 5.30-6 with Caroline Pound. Flat 6-9 with Sara Coffin. Lower school Pole with Anne Peate.


Monday 9th March Alps SJ with Richard Conway   6-8pm. Max 5.


Thursday 12th March  top school SJ Grid work with Marina Evans . Lower school flat with Richard Conway.


Monday 16th March  Pencoed small school with Jayne Ford. 6-8pm. 5 max.


Thursday 19th March top school flat Lead rein 5.30-9 with Richard Conway.. Lower school Pole with Sara Coffin.


Sunday 22nd March Clinic at Pencoed. Top Arena SJ with Helen Mitchell. 30 min Private £32pp . 40 min share between 2 £22 pp. 1 hour joint lesson £17pp.Flat work lower school with Vicky Semple. £30 for priv 30 min slot. £20 for joint 40 min session. 


Monday 23rd March Flat work with Caroline Pound Stocklands 6-8pm


Thursday 26th March top school 5.30-9 SJ course  with Ann Peate. Lower school flat with Marina Evans 



Sunday 29th March  Area 15 Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier Pencoed College run by Southerndown RC. If you want to compete let Estelle Know.



Monday 30th March Pencoed small  school flat work with Nina Boex  6-8pm. Max 5.


Thursday 2nd April top school 5.30-9 flat with Marina Evans. Lower school pole with Sara Coffin.


4th April 2015 Mynydd Riding Club Novice Show Jumping Competition at Pencoed College. Classes from 1'6 to 2'3 with PRIZE MONEY!!!! A huge thank you to our sponsors, schedule here

Monday 6th April Alps SJ with Richard Conway   6-8pm. Max 5.


Thursday 9th April top school Grid SJ 5.30-9 with Richard Conway. Lower school flat with Anne Peate.


Monday 13th April Pencoed small school pole work with Amelia Rogers.6-8pm. Max 5.


Thursday 16th April top school Flat 5.30-9 with Anne Peate. lower school pole with Richard Conway.


19th April Combined Training Area 15 Qualifier Usk Showground. If you would like to compete Estelle is coordinating. 80cm and 90cm, dressage and show jumping. Tests in the BRC rulebook.

Monday 20th April  Alps Xc with Richard Conway  6-8pm. Max 5.


Thursday 23rd April Pencoed top school SJ Course 5.30 – 6 with Caroline Pound. 6-9 SJ with Sara Coffin. Lower school Flat with Marina Evans.


Monday 27th April SWEC Heol y cuw Flat work with Vicky Semple. Max 6 in group. 6-8pm. 


Thursday 30th  April Pencoed top school Flat 5.30 – 6 with Caroline Pound. 6-9 Flat with Sara Coffin. Lower school pole with Anne Peate.


17thMay Mynydd Riding Club Open Dressage and Dressage to Music show at Pencoed. Schedule to follow


14th June Area 15 Horse Trials, Sapey


20th June Mynydd Club Clinic Pencoed Flat and SJ.


18thJuly Mynydd Club Clinic Pencoed Flat and SJ.


26th July Area 15 Dressage and Riding Test Qualifier. Howick Farm


23rd August Area15 Freestyle Dressage to Music Qulifier. Kings Equestrian Centre

20th September Mynydd Riding Club Open Dressage and Dressage to Music show. Pencoed


25thOctober Mynydd Club Clinic Pencoed Flat and SJ.


November 1st Mynydd Open SJ Big money show. 2ft 3 to 3ft 6. Pencoed


November 21st Mynydd Club Clinic Pencoed Flat and SJ. Pencoed


December 12th Christmas Horsey Party Pencoed Members only. Pencoed


31st December Membership renewal deadline.


Clinics: To book into all Clinics or to compete at Area 15 or team events text Estelle on 07530680346.  Once given a slot please note if you cancel, you will be charged unless a replacement can be found.