Longton Showground

Our Showground covers over 4 acres. There are four showing rings plus an excellent Working Hunter course and a fully equipt Show Jumping ring. We have hard standing for boxes and trailers & ample spectator parking close to the rings. We have a Clubhouse that seats over 70 where there are Toilet Facilities, Entries Desk and Notice Boards. Here you can also find our Canteen serving sensibly priced snacks prepared in our kitchen as well as hot & cold drinks and confectionary.

 Directions

To get directions to the showground you can either access Google map by clicking onto 'Contact Us', full directions are listed below the map and also printed in the schedule, or by satnav using postcode PR26 8LX.  Because we are situated opposite Wymott and Garth Prison, if all else fails, just follow the signs for 'HM Prisons', you can't miss us.

 

Members benefits

Longton Riding Club is affilated to British Riding Clubs. A proportion of your membership subscription goes to the British Horse Society.

This entitles members to access local and national competitions including Area Qualifers and Championships. As an affilated riding club you have opportunities to ride in area points and inter-club competitions.

BRC members have third party insurance cover whilst taking part in affiliated BRC organised events. For full information, contact South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) on 0845 4500634 or email s.phillips@bhs.org.uk

A copy of Rider Magazine will be sent to the address you provide, four times a year.

You can use your membership card to receive fantastic discounts for a range of products from magazine subscriptions to pasture management products. for more information please go to website www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/joining-a-brc

Entry fees at members rates at all other Norther Liason Group Area 3 events on production of your membership card (sent to you directly from BRC within 21 days of paying your subscriptions to Longton Riding Club

Further Information

Information on all the shows and classes are available in our schedule by clicking onto 'calendar' and then into 'schedule'.  More detailed information regarding qualifiers here, rules here.  Details of fund raising events are also available in our main schedule.

 

Our History and Achievements

Longton Riding Club was formed in 1956 and after holding its shows at various locations, in 1986 the present showground was purchased.  In 1964 Longton affiliated with the British Riding Club which is part of the British Horse Society and have had a presence at most of the Championships in the subsequent years. 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of our affiliation to British Riding Club.

 
Some of Longton’s achievements are:-
  •  Windsor Horse Show  -  Team of 3 Gold Cup 1972 and placed 2nd in 1971
  •  Royal Lancs Riding Clubs – winners 7 times
  •  Appeared several times at the Royal International Horse Show
  •  Qualified for the British Riding Clubs National Championships many times since the mid 70’s in:
    •  Show Jumping, Dressage, Riding Test, Horse Trials and Cross Country.
  •  BRC Rural Riders National Champions - 2002
  •  BRC Rural Riders National Champions - 2003 
  •  Senior Open Cross Country Champions – 2011
  •  BRC Horse Trials Individual Champion 90cms - 2013
  •  BRC Rural Riders National Champions - 2013
  •  BRC Dressage - Senior Individual Novice Champion – 2013
  •  BRC Dressage – Senior Individual Elementary Champion – 2013
  •  Awarded BRC 'RIDING CLUB OF THE YEAR 2013'
  •  BRC 'In the Pink Senior Horse Champion - 2015
  • BRC Senior Novice Showjumping National Champions - 2016
  • BRC Junior Novice Winter Dressage Champions 2018
  • Stars Champion of Champions - Champion Riding Club 2018

Many former members of Longton Riding Club have gone on to do great things such as Samantha Murray – London 2012 Olympics silver medallist in the Modern Pentathlon and Peter Murphy, an accredited British 3 Day Event Team Show Jumping Trainer, also competed at Longton and brought his two sons, Robert and Michael to the Riding Club as they were going up through the levels.

Longton benefits from having a tireless committee with a long serving Chairman, Mick Cookson who has been more than instrumental in the motivation of both the senior and junior membership.

 

 
 
 
 

Testimonials:

"When I compete at LRC if I do something wrong the judges will tell me how to improve. Everyone is friendly and I have made new friends and I am looking forward to shows starting again."
Macy Martland age 10
Ceulan Silas (Bobby)

Testimonials:

"Has given me and my horse a fun and friendly place to compete. We both love coming to Longton and have achieved things I never thought possible :) xx"
Jennifer Mckenna
Hamish

Interested? Please get in touch:

Address: Moss Lane, Off Ulnes Walton Lane, Leyland, Lancs, PR26 8LX
Telephone
: 01772 433217

E-mail info@longtonridingclub.com