Mercian Events


The Mercian Group started in 1984, when Jan Williams of Wolverley (then Stourbridge) Riding Club invited representatives from Affiliated Riding Clubs in an area roughly defined as being `along the M5` to an informal meeting at which the group was formed. Current clubs at the moment currently make up The Mercian Group;  Bewdley Bridle Club, Bromsgrove, Bromyard, Cropthorne and Evesham Vale, Malvern Hills, Shropshire South, Vale of Arrow, Worcester, Wyvern and Frampton Family RC.

The aims were; to exchange schedules and information, to foster inter-club competition at a level below ‘Official Riding Club Area Level’ to cater for the weekend riding only members.  Whilst all these original aims still apply, the inter-club competition aspect became paramount. Each of the participating Clubs hosts one team competition every year, and as many disciplines as possible are covered, with the season culminating in a quiz. These are all team classes, no individuals, as it is much more fun to share the thrills and spills involved in representing your Club!

Each team taking part earns one point, with additional points being awarded for first to sixth places (12 for first, 10 for second and so on) and points are even available for attending Mercian committee meetings.

Our FFRC Mercian Teams are open to everyone willing to have a go!  There are restrictions on some classes depending on what the horse/rider combination have done previously in the competition calendar.

If you wish to be considered to be part of an FFRC Mercian Team please contact Susie Drake at or 07968 002056

Full Mercian rules and eligibility tables can be found here;  Mercian Rules and Eligibility 2021

Dressage 25th April Stourport Equestrian Centre, Hartlebury Road, Stourport on Severn, DY13 9JD Bewdley
Showing 16th May Hillview Arena, Blackmore Park Road, Malvern, WR13 6NN – See below for full schedule. Malvern
Dressage to Music 11th July Kings Equestrian, Bromyard, HR7 4SR Shropshire South
Combined Training 8th August Gracelands Equestrian Centre, Crutch Lane, Droitwich, WR9 Alvechurch
Hunter Trials 22nd August Ace cross Country, Abbots court Farm, Twyning, GL20 6DA Worcester
Style Jumping 22nd August Ace cross Country, Abbots court Farm, Twyning, GL20 6DA Worcester
Arena Eventing 18th September Gracelands Equestrian Centre, Crutch Lane, Droitwich, WR9 Bromsgrove
Show Jumping tbc tba tba
Quiz tbc  (October) tba tba



Mercian Team Showing

Sunday 16th May 2021

at Hillview Arena, Blackmore Park Road, Malvern WR13 6NN

Open to everyone who wants to have a go – Juniors and Seniors!!!

Horse/rider combinations that have been placed at a County level show, National Showing Championship or similar may not compete in the same discipline at the Mercian Showing.

Teams are made up of 4 horse/rider combinations, each combination may only compete in one class, all members of the team must competing in a different class.

All classes are Ridden and the judge may choose to ride.

Start 9am

Class 1 – Working Hunter Horse or Pony
Section A: Level 2: Jumps approx. 70cm
Section B: Level 3: Jumps approx. 80cm
Both sections to jump separately, but will be judged together for flatwork and overall awards.

Class 2 – Riding Club Horse/Pony
Horses must be shown in a snaffle bridle.  Show to include a jump; there will be a choice of 4 at different heights for all Levels

Class 3 – Coloured Horse/Pony
Can be shown plaited or unplaited depending on type.  Open to Palomino, Dun, Piebald, Skewbald and Spotted.

Class 4 – Ridden Veteran Horse/Pony
Horse or pony to be 16 years and over – age must be displayed on the bridle or numnah.

Mercian Championship: 1st and 2nd place from classes 1 – 4 qualify.

In the event of a tie on points the results of the Riding Club Horse/Pony will decide the winning team.

Other open showing classes available on the day, please see Full showing schedule

Entry fee: £10.00


If you would like to be part of the FFRC Showing Team, please contact Susie Drake at or 07968 002056









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