Happy New Year everyone.

Its that time of year again when subs are due. If you do not pay by regular standing order and wish to pay via BACS, please pay via EMDG Sort Code 205021 Account Number 00201103, putting your membership number in the payment details and also state "M Fee". We are hoping that next year we can provide online membership via our new website, watch this space.

It was agreed at the Annual General Meeting that due to the rise in affiliation fees payable to the BRC (£12.50 per member + nominal amount of £160) our membership fees will unfortunately increase to £25 from 1.1.20. We have held the amount of £20 for over 20 years but is no longer sustainable to continue to provide the excellent service we give to our members and is in line with neighbouring clubs.

Wishing you all a successful, happy and safe 2019!



East Midlands Dressage Group are the British Riding Clubs club of the year!!!

This award is because you, our members, have been successful across all disciplines and qualified for every championship.

This award is for all our wonderful members without whom we could not achieve what we do as a riding club.

We were honoured to attend the BHS awards ceremony in London at the Saddlers Hall and receive our award from Martin Clunes, BHS President.

We are so very proud of our club and this a real feather in our cap.




Please be aware that where possible, payments for clinics, training, teams etc to be made via BACS. Please ensure you put an appropriate reference (i.e., clinic date) when paying by this method so that your payment can be matched to the appropriate clinic etc.


We are pleased to announce that Mark Cunningham has agreed to take on the mantle of Hon. Treasurer following the loss of our dear Ralph. This was Ralph's wishes and the Committee fully endorse this and a big thank you to Mark for taking on this role. Also, Liz Hanson has agreed to take on the role of Hon. Secretary and again the Committee fully agreed and thank you Liz for this. Jan


How do I start to pay tribute to our beloved Secretary and Treasurer Ralph Mort?


Please note the new 2018 BRC body protector standards. As of 01/01/2018, members taking part in any clinic, competition etc run by a British Riding Club, all body proctors must meet the required standard in order to be covered by the BRC insurance i.e., 2009 purple.

Please click her for full details 2018 BRC BP STANDARDS


The 2018 BRC Grassroots Points Leagues have now started, there are two separate leagues, one for 60cm or 70cm show jumping and one for dressage (Walk/Trot and Prelim level). 


Why don't you download a points card and have a go. The points cards can be found on the BRC website if you click on the attached link:


Remember that the points cards must be sent into BRC Head Office no later than the 7th of each month, so that monthly scores can be updated on the BRC website and you will be able to follow the leagues points during the year.


The Committee has taken the decision that ALL riders in teams representing EMDG should wear one of the new saddlecloths.
These are available in NAVY – in both GP and Close contact /jumping styles and also in WHITE for dressage.
The cost is £31
They are not exclusively for teams and can be worn at all other events /competitions.
Please order via Clare Dolman on in good time for whichever team event you are doing stating which style and colour.
We will arrange to bring them to the event or can post them to you at an agreed cost.


Please note due to a change in policy, Osberton estate now no longer allows dogs on training days or competition days.  This however does not eliminate dogs at Summer Camp, but new rules for camp and dogs will be brought in.  Would all members and non members attending any clinic or competition please leave dogs at home and not in your vehicle.  This is an Osberton Estate ruling not EMDG and we do not want to lose the wonderful venue and facilities we all enjoy.  

Many thanks everyone.                        Jan Pollard


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