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Rebecca Murray-Johnson – Chairman  

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 2 beautiful mares Kizzy and Balou and I enjoy encouraging all our members to get involved with training and teams.



Layla Smith – Secretary

Having ridden from a young age growing up in Cambridgeshire, it was inevitable horses would join me in the move to Yorkshire! Having taught at a local Riding School whilst at University I made many new 'horsey friends' and joined HVRC a number of years ago, competing on Binky, my now retired Appaloosa, on HVRC Show Jumping and Show Cross Teams.

I then bought a lovely Irish Hunter, but seemed to spend more time on the floor than on board, and sadly after a few years decided we simply didn't get on well enough! I still have Binky enjoying retirement, but now have Claude too. He's only young, but has a sensible head and as I constantly battle with my nerves nowadays you'll probably see me in the secretary box more than on the horse! We are enjoying our dressage journey together though! :-)

I look after membership so if you’ve got any queries let me know. 

Vicky Oldroyd – PR and Website Officer

I have been riding horses on and off since I was 5 years old. More recently I have been lucky enough to ride a variety of horses locally for some lovely owners, before they gifted me my lovely (and occasionally bonkers) mare Phyllis.

In the past I have successfully represented HVRC in teams at the Area qualifiers, and at BRC championships. I also try my hand at the majority of our local competitions. When I’m not working marketing Zoflora disinfectant, I enjoy training and competing both with the riding club and at unaffiliated level with varying degrees of success…. we always have a lovely day though!

If you’ve got any queries or suggestions for the website, drop me a line. I also look after the HVRC clothing orders, so if you would like some club kit please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 Michelle Howland – Safeguarding Officer

 I have been a committee member for just over a year, and I’m the designated safeguarding officer for the club.

I have been riding for over 55 years. I was a member of Rockwood pony club in my youth. Then my passion for eventing took over. I have been a member of British Eventing for over 30 years alongside the riding club.

My greatest achievement for the club was to attend the Festival of the horse championship in the show cross in 2012. A great day had by all. I now event at low Level 80cms and love the xc phase.

I am married, I have 2 grown up children who rode. Also 2 grandchildren. My eldest has had her pony for a year. So the passion of horses continues in our family. My current horse is Kitty, an 8 year old Irish sport horse. She loves jumping, however she finds the dressage a challenge.



Clair Hinchliffe

I was born into an equestrian family, so I’ve had a lifelong passion for horses. My current horse Blue loves to jump, and can also produce a lovely dressage test.

I am an active member of HVRC and have been on the committee for a few years now, regularly helping at local and area events. I enjoy representing the club at SJ and CT competitions and area qualifiers. We’ve also made it to the championships a few times.

Outside of RC activities, we also regularly compete at BS. Blue loves going to shows and always aims to please, often bringing home a rosette.