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Wendy Mulligan – Chairman


Layla Smith- Secretary


I started riding aged 4 at a local riding school, back home in Cambridgeshire. I moved up to Huddersfield in 2001 to study at University and quickly found a local riding school to keep my hand in. Soon enough, I started helping out and teaching and took my BHS exams and to this day continue to teach lessons at the riding school. I then bought my first horse, Binky, a 15'2 Appaloosa who now enjoys a bit of a quieter life of dressage, hacking and lessons but we have previously been on Holme Valley teams for the Area Team Show Jumping and Show Cross competitions. 




Natasha Jowitt - Area Dressage

I am interested in all aspects of riding club life but really enjoy eventing and Dressage. I own Billy a Connemara whom I have had for 8 years. We enjoy competing and training together and have achieved some good results in the past.


Richard Johnson - Social Officer

I got my first horse in 2004 and after trial and error found Monty, a grumpy Ardenne X who hated schooling but was brilliant out hacking and gave me confidence to go cross country. I now enjoy lots of riding club activities on my wife’s retired Showjumper and am looking forward to doing more with Spider my German Warmblood. I bring some diversity to the committee and usually get roped into moving the jumps for training and shows.


Rebecca Johnson - Training Officer

I gained my first clear round rosette aged 11 after 5 attempts to get round and have since been hooked on showjumping. Qualified and registered BHSAI INT SM, I regularly take part on HV teams although not usually the dressage team! I have 3 beautiful mares Kizzy, Pixie and Balou and I enjoy encouraging all our members to get involved with training and teams so give me a call to get booked in



Anna Hare

I have been involved in HVRC on and off since 1994, competing on teams and sitting on the committee. Most recently I returned to the committee in 2011 following a break from competing. Since having my little girl in 2013 I have mainly enjoyed hacking around the upper Holme Valley but I'm aiming to be back in the competition ring soon! 



Vicky Motley – PR and Websites Officer

Although I’ve never owned my own horse, I’ve been riding horses for various people for the majority of my life, however I only began competing regularly in recent years. I’m lucky enough to have some great owners who take us out and about with their wonderful string of ‘golden oldies’. I have successfully represented HVRC in teams at the Area qualifiers, and at Championship level at the last three BRC National Horse Trials down at Swalcliffe Park, and I also try my hand at the majority of our local competitions. I enjoy training and competing both with the riding club and at unaffiliated level with mixed success….but we always have a lovely time!

If you’ve got any queries or suggestions for the website, drop me a line on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, please send me any photos you may have of yourselves enjoying yourself with HVRC to share on the website or our Facebook page. I’m also the one to contact if you fancy any of our snazzy team gear!



Katy Summerfield – Finance Officer


Chloe Gee – Bridleways Officer


Nicola Waterfield





About Holme Valley Riding Club

The Holme Valley Riding Club was established in 1968. Over the years we have grown, affiliated to the British Horse Society Riding Clubs Association and now boast around 100 members from the Holme Valley and beyond. 

We welcome both junior and senior members and run a variety of activities and events throughout the year including training, lessons, social events and local competitions, as well as the opportunity to represent the club in Area 4 and national competitions.