Ribble Valley Riding Club has been established since 1947, making it one of the oldest Riding Clubs in the Country.
Initially mainly a Club for local farmers families, there was no fixed Showground and members used to meet four or five times during the summer in whichever field a farmer had just collected the hay off in an area which covered Preston and the Ribble Valley. Indeed some old silver trophies still bear the legend “Preston & Ribble Valley”.
Being a club steeped in history we have a wealth of perpetual trophies running through the years recording the names or winners past and present. The special M&M trophy was presented by Marguerite Booth to commemorate her daughter Caroline who died tragically at 19.
Amongst our famous names we have Geoff Billington for Open Jumping, Stuart & Nigel Hollings for showing and Jeannett Brakewell.
We would love to enhance the content of the history and would love to hear from anyone who has stories to tell and facts to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also a lot of Victor Ludorum winner missing off the list, if you can help fill in the gaps please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.