If you’re passionate about horses, then Three Rivers and District Riding Club has so much to offer you! The club can offer guidance on everything you need to know about riding, caring for your horse and competitions. The club is operated by an enthusiastic committee of experienced riders and former riders from all spheres of equestrianism. We offer something for everyone: Training, Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country, Showing Masterclass, Lectures and Demonstrations, Social Activities.

We welcome new members, so use our Contact page and find out more.
Dressage July 2016
Posted: 6/6/2016    Author: Jo Corby
Please see our Events page for latest dressage at Catlips Farm. If you have trouble downloading the forms they can also be found on our Facebook page.

Lecture Demo at Bury Farm
Posted: 20/11/2015     Author: Jo Corby
A Lecture/Demonstration
At Bury Farm Equestrian Centre
From Groundwork to Grand Prix Dressage
With Diane Thurman-Baker and her daughters Samantha, Joanna, and their horses
Friday 20th November 2015 at 7.30pm

Diane Thurman-Baker is one of the leading Classical Riding Instructors in the UK. Using traditional classical methods, she trains horses and riders to be successful at the highest levels of competition. She took Lucca her own Lusitano Connemara cross to the renowned Golega horse fair in Portugal, winning the piaffe/passage competition. Diane was a member of the first British Working Equitation team.

At 17 Samantha (now 22) was the youngest ever international Grand Prix rider from the UK. She has represented Great Britain in Junior and Young Rider at the Europeans. Samantha worked for one year at Carl Hester’s and competed two of his horses. Her horse Pascal was bought as a 5yr old and Samantha took him to Grand Prix using Diane’s training methods.

17yr old Joanna has represented Great Britain five times and been reserve for the Europeans on many occasions.

You will see a number of Team Thurman-Baker horses in action, including Pascal, and will have opportunity to observe a demonstration of the first stages of groundwork with one of their young horses. You will also learn how to teach your horse to piaffe and passage.

Diane’s classical training approach is of softness and lightness has proven to be a winning formula. Come along to learn how to apply this in your own training and riding. .
Tickets available from


Tickets: £20 £25 on the door
Enquiries to Andrew McFarlane 07876 124204

Clear Round Jumping
Posted: 7/6/2015     Author: Jo Corby
We hope to see you all on 28th May, 2015 at 6pm for some Clear Round jumping at Catlips Farm. All abilities catered for, will start small and work up.

Dressage Results
Posted: 17/4/2015     Author: Jo Corby
Class 1 Intro A (2009)
Horse/Pony Rider
Diesel George Berman 62.83 1st
Delilah Arwen Turner 61.74 2nd
George Eleanor McFarlane 60.22 3rd
Flashman Gina Gisborne 58.04 4th
Kia Meryl Henderson 56.30 5th
Tregib Twiglet Andrew McFarlane 56.09 6th
William Emma Stapely 55.00 7th
Linksbury Picasso Ella Brooker 53.26 8th
Knights Echo Tash Sheth 50.00
Alicias Fairy Prince Alicia Slade
Snickers Erin Camp

Class 2 Prelim 13 (2002)
Horse/Pony Rider
Ebony Val Smith 66.88 1st
Lester Liz Robinson 64.79 2nd
Alfie Tamsyn Wellington 63.96 3rd
Delilah Arwen Turner 62.29 4th
George Eleanor McFarlane 61.67 5th
Ricky Tamsyn Wellington 58.96 6th

Class 3 Prelim 18 (2006)
Horse/Pony Rider
Diesel George Berman 71.67 1st
Bernie Amanda Bettle 68.75 2nd
Fergus Amanda Bettle 67.5 3rd
Ebony Val Smith 67.50 4th
Lester Liz Robinson 65.83 5th
Alfie Tamsyn Wellington 65.00 6th
Buddy Lauren Lockton-Phelps 63.75 7th
Bouchan Jo Corby 62.50 8th

Class 4 Novice 27 (2007)
Horse/Pony Rider
Monbeg Hero Eleanor McFarlane 67.14 1st
Buddy Lauren Lockton-Phelps 63.57 2nd
Fleur Aline Hawkins 60.18 3rd

Class 5 Novice 34 (2007)
Horse/Pony Rider
Bernie Amanda Bettle 73.33 1st
Fergus Amanda Bettle 70.21 2nd
Abergavenny Umbro Carol Fletcher 68.96 3rd
Justin Julie McClay 65.42 4th

Class 6 Elementary 44 (2007)
Horse/Pony Rider
Abergavenny Umbro Carol Fletcher 1st

Teams for 2015
Posted: 27/11/2014     Author: Jo Corby
If anyone is interested in being in one of the Teams for 2015 please let us know by emailing us at trdrc@hotmail.co.uk and don't forget to renew your membership.

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Find Us
Catlips Farm Livery Stables
Off Shepherds Lane
Hertfordshire WD3 5EU

Telephone: 01923 282213

M25 Junction 17, take A412 to Rickmansworth.

At roundabout turn left into Uxbridge Road. Opposite BP garage turn left into Church Lane and keep following road.

Straight over mini-roundabout, road becomes Shepherds Lane.

Follow under motorway and Catlips Farm is half mile on the right.

Do not use postcode as it brings you to Catlips via Berry Lane, which has no entrance to the farm!