Tendring Hundred Riding Club
Tendring Hundred Riding Club

Junior Rallies

THRC rallies are organised for our junior members to learn, improve their riding skills and develop a more confident partnership with their horse while having fun. They are non-competitive, non-pressurised lessons with lots of positive encouragement and support. Groups will be kept small and of similar ability where possible.

Rally Dates 2024:


Saturday 11th May

Saturday 22nd June

Enquiries to Georgina Tarala 07903 704182 

So, what are the Junior Rallies all about?

Several years ago, Margaret Carter and the late Betty Gilchrist decided to present a Junior Rally Shield. Points are awarded in three areas that consisted of pony turnout, rider turnout and how well you have listened, improved and tried throughout your instruction. The shield will again be awarded for this year’s rallies. The points are added together at the end of the rallies and the shield and rosettes will be awarded at the presentation evening. Only THRC members are eligible to gain points for the shield.


The day begins with your tack and turnout marks being awarded. Tidy dress is expected please ie shirt, tie and jacket (a jumper will suffice if you don’t have a jacket), jodhpurs of a beige, black or blue colour and correct hat and footwear. Please note all juniors must wear long sleeves at all times when riding. Your pony will also be marked on his/her turnout, together with your tack cleaning skills! 


Hard Hats must be worn when mounted and must be PAS 015 ( 2011), VG1 001.040 (2014-12), ASTM 1163 (2004a or 04a onwards), SNELL E2001 or E2016, AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards). All with BSI Kitemark or Inspec IC Mark. Any other standards / dates are NOT acceptable.


You will then be placed in small groups of similar ability for tuition in flatwork, poles/showjumping and stable management. Some groups may also include gymkhana games and handy pony.

Drinks and biscuits will be provided. Don’t forget to thank your instructor and you might be tired and hungry but please give your pony a drink and haynet first. Can parents please help to put the equipment away.


Usual Format:

Tuition 10.00am to 12.30

Rally Fee: £20 THRC members/ £25 non-members

  • Apply promptly; instructors need to be organised weeks before the day.
  • Entries close two weeks before the day of the show
  • Rally cancellations: - we require at least two weeks notice (14 days) if you wish to cancel your place on the rally or you will still have to pay for your place. However, if you have a vet or doctor's certificate to say why you cannot attend then we will refund your money. This is because we still have to pay for the instructors.
  • Parents of children under 18 years of age are not to leave their child unaccompanied; a responsible adult must be with them at all times.
  • Only competing horses/ponies may be ridden on the showground on show days

We are now using 'My Riding Life' for all of our event entries.

View your FREE Online Entries Account via your own account in MyRidingLife.com where you can track your Entries, Times & Results at any time. If you experience any difficulties making an entry or would like support please Text 07798 626075.

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