Jill McFarland

Club role: Chair

Hi, I recently (August 2021) took over from Lucy Baggs as Chair having been Secretary & Rallies Organiser in the past. I love our club as we have a very active membership. I would like to think we are a very welcoming Club to members both old and new. We try and cater for a wide variety of riders from dressage divas and jumping enthusiasts to those who are a bit more nervous or have less ambition and just want to enjoy the company of other riders

I have 2 gorgeous Irish horses. Basil is the sort of horse everyone wants to own, easy going, keen but rarely silly. Last year I bought the lovely Al to take the strain off Basil, who was finding his work load a little too much. Al has a similar temprement to Basil - laidback but not lazy. 


Holly Winterton

Club role: Secretary





Sally Thorne

Club role: Treasurer

E Mail:

Hi, I am Sally and have just joined the committee as Treasurer. I have been a member of BDRC since 2015 and have owned the wonderful Miss Mouse since late 2013. Representing the Senior age bracket, I have thrown myself into as much club activity as I can (while I still can!) and have had so much fun and made many friends along the way. BDRC is a warm, welcoming club and I hope to add to that whilst keeping the books in order.

Claire Friend

Club Role:

Membership Secretary


Hi, my name is Claire. I have recently joined the committee after being in the riding club for a couple of years with my lovely ginger boy Soli. I’ve made some amazing friends through the club after moving down here from the Midlands & not really knowing anyone! It’s also been absolutely great for building my confidence as I was a right nervous nelly at first. Now we love going to rallies & especially camp which is so much fun! I will be looking after membership and helper hours so please get in touch to let me know your hours.


Shanice Walton

Club Role - Camp Organiser 


Hi, I'm Shanice, and have been a member of  BDRC for 4 years. I have now joined the committee after thoroughly enjoying being part of the club. I have owned Verni for 7 years and we regularly compete in several teams throughout the year, also taking part in camp and rallies too! Whilst being on the committee I will be organising our Annual Camps at Pontispool & Stockland Lovell

Sarah Raymond

Club Role- Rallies Manager

Hi. My name is Sarah and I rejoined B&DRC about 6 years ago after a 17 year gap due to family and work.   I really love being part of the club again, taking part in rallies, camp and teams.  I have a lovely horse Rio that we bought from Gill Lawry as a happy hack to teach my partner to ride. However Rio has turned into a bit of a star who will turn his hoof to any discipline so Dave doesn’t get a look in!  Having recently stopped work I have time to help out on the committee and have been asked to help out with the social side of the club so please let me know if you have any good ideas.

Lucy Baggs 

Club role: Dressdown Dressage

Tel: 07984873322

E Mail:

Hi my name is Lucy and I have owned my horse “Puzzle” for 9 years. He is your typical trotter but after 9 years we are slowly turning him into a dressage diva. I joined the riding club having no confidence at all, well that has certainly changed. The rallies and instructors are brilliant for gaining confidence and making new friends. 


Gill Lawry

Role- Committee





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