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About Wimborne and District Riding Club...


Wimborne and District Riding Club is a family riding club, which has been running for over 25 years and has approximately 350 members. A Parent/guardian will need to be a member on behalf of their child/children. We are lucky enough to rent our own field at Higher Merley Farm, just outside Wimborne. The field is very level, well drained and maintained with good access. We also have the use of the large all-weather arena at the farm, should ground conditions be unsuitable.

We run a variety of events, hopefully something for everybody... our largest is our open show held in July and has over the years proved very successful and allows us to purchase equipment, subsidise training sessions, have our own field and donate money raised at other events to charity. The years events include dressage, show jumping, in-hand & ridden shows, gymkhanas, regular jumping & flatwork clinics, a dog show and sponsored/social rides.

The club runs on a committee of 12, although help is always needed and very welcome to assist with setting up, running & clearing away after events. Events are informal & fun; no-one should feel unwelcome, out of place or "not up to it". Over the years, WDRC has donated over £50,000 to charities and the committee is always open to suggestions for suitable (preferably local) beneficiaries.

If you have a general enquiry regarding the club please feel free to use the link below to email the committee - someone will strive to respond asap!

Email committee - click here!
** General Info **

May we remind everyone that there is no fresh water supply available at the Club Field, therefore anyone attending events is advised to bring their own water (& buckets) with them

Membership numbers must always be worn and the colour is to correspond to the current years membership!

Strictly NO LUNGING in the club field please and dogs to be kept on a lead at all times!
Meet the Team of Wimborne and District Riding Club
Ali Hill, Chairman
43a Clarendon Road, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 9HT
Tel: 01202 601229/07788 130171


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Sharron Camp,Vice Chairman
24 Cedar Avenue, Northbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset BH10 7EF
Tel: 01202 594594


I have been a member of WDRC for 25 years on & off. I also served on the committee in the 1990's & was responsible for running the Dressage events. I have had 2 TB mares & just over 9yrs ago downsized to a 13hh Fell pony Bracklinn Maggie. These days I only bring Maggie down to the club to show her in hand which we enjoy as a social event. I do compete her in Dressage & showing events online with Interdressage. I do a lot of In Hand work with Maggie which includes taking out for walks, very useful when she is too wet to put a saddle on! I have learnt a lot using Natural Horsemanship with Maggie & feel she is my pony of a life time as we have a strong partnership that I have never had before. Other things that keep me busy are gardening & patchwork quilting. I work as a relief library assistant for Poole libraries which helps as I adore reading & always have a book close by. Since owning a Fell pony I have become involved in the South West Fell group & run the Dorset Fell show. I am also on the committee for the Southern Fell pony show held every September.
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Diana McGrail, Treasurer & Membership Secretary
10 Kent Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 2EH
Tel: 01202 245505/07940 821351


I have been a member of the club since 1990, joining with my fantastic Fell pony Ladybird. If the riding club ran it, we had a go! There wasn’t anything that she couldn’t turn her hoof to. We have both learnt so much with the help and support of the club over the years. My other pony is Jet, (another Fell!) who I bought at a 3 year old in 2011. He made his showing debut with the club last year. I have now backed him and he will continue his education at riding club events! When I am not busy with my ponies, I teach Pilates, and also help my family with their accountancy practices.
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Sarah Hislam,
48 Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 9DD
Tel: 07885 947434


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Anne Bish,
Pipers Hill Farm, Uppington, Hinton Martell, Wimborne, BH21 7HA
Tel: 07557 764893


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Catherine Hislam,
48 Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 9DD
Tel: 01202 394707 or 07867 521927


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Gill Walmsley,
Meadowcroft, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 6QY
Tel: 07770 832819


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Heather Maddox,
153 Springdale Road, Corfe Mullen, Dorset BH21 3QQ
Tel: 01202 695673 or 07780 603669


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Jim Heriot-Spencer,
19 Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen, Dorset BH21 3RU
Tel: 07500 432132


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Linda Skakich,
Robin Hill Cottage, Ashington Lane, Ashington, Dorset BH21 3DQ
Tel: 01202 848370


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Jessica Holloway,
19 Cockerell Close, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1XP
Tel: 01202 889194 or 07733 928966


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