Presentation night is the perfect time to get together with other club members to celebrate our successes, commiserate over our disappointments and to bring the season to a close.
Our trophy cabinet contains a wide range of trophies, a description of the awards follows.
Apollo Bay Trophy
Presented by Mrs Jane Howard in memory of her wonderful chestnut gelding Apollo Bay. Jane had Apollo from the age of rising four to 28 years when sadly he died, and in those years joined in everything the club provided – instruction, dressage comps, dressage teams, jumping, Castleshaw Cross-Country etc. and had no transport so Apollo was the true all round riding club horse, hacking to everything his club put on.
Awarded for: Best All Round Horse
Elizabeth Longden & Victoria Tibbot Cup
Presented by Elizabeth Longden and Victoria Tibbot, to be presented to the rider who, in their opinion, has made most progress during that year.
Graham Tibbot Rosebowl
Presented by Graham – a former chairman to encourage people to enter this special competition.
Discipline: Members Only Novice Show.
Jean Rowley Cup
Jean Rowley was the mother of twins Ruth Gartside and Lorna who were members of the club in the 90’s. When she died the twins gave the club the trophy in her memory.
Awarded for: Overall Points Champion
Jill Bradley Memorial ODE Shield
Donated by Sue Hamer in memory of former ODRC member, Jill Bradley who died in 2010 from cancer. Jill was a good, kind and much loved friend to Sue and many others, and was also, as a qualified vet, a very helpful and supportive club member.
Discipline: One Day Event
Little Wilfred Trophy
Donated by Cathy Heaven in memory of her much loved horse “Wilf” who tragically died from grass sickness.
Awarded for: Progress at riding club camp
Most Loyal Member Shield
Presented by Mrs Renee McLintock, former club secretary for many years, for recognition of hours of hard work etc behind the scenes.
Captain Pugwash Trophy
Presented to the club by Anita Taylor following the loss of her fabulous Thoroughbred horse Captain Pugwash. Anita and her husband Philip were members for many years.
Puggles was purchased from Doncaster T.B. Sales as a 9 year old with a large scar on his chest and very timid nature. He was a super looking horse with wonderful movement and huge jump. With patience and time Anita started to compete at club level, winning most show classes and dressage competitions entered, and started to compete at BHS Novice Horse Trials, British Airways Hunter Trials and Riding Club teams.
Riding club members, however, will remember him at Castleshaw Hunter Trials – winning the open class 60 seconds faster than the 2nd placed and making all the fences look so easy – and that winning time included a dismount and remount from Anita, as he spooked at some spectators! Sadly Liverpool confirmed arthritis just as he was upgraded to Intermediate and had to be put down.
Discipline: Open prelim dressage.
Presented to the club by the Eastwood family. The Eastwoods were founder members of the club and lived at Yew Tree Farm Diggle, later selling it to the late Christine Roberts. Competitions and training events were held by the Eastwoods there and their two daughters were members, Hilary being an active committee member.
Discipline: Novice dressage
Presented by Deb & Arthur Prowse (two dedicated committee members!), to support the club’s aim of extending the range of dressage tests to encourage developing riders.
Discipline: Medium dressage
The Chris Roberts Shield
Presented by ODRC committee to commemorate the late Christine Roberts-Holroyd, following her tragic death in 2002. Chris had a long relationship with the Riding Club but it was perhaps as a Dressage Instructor that most current members knew Chris best.
Discipline: Elementary Dressage
The Deepwater Cup
John and Janet Slade lived at Ladcastle and were keen founder members and had a few DIY liveries at their stables. In about 1985 they moved to Dumfries, Scotland buying The Deepwater School of Equitation and have been there ever since running a very successful riding school. The Deepwater Trophy was presented to the club to encourage the club’s dressage competitors.
Awarded for: Overall Dressage points
Len Hulse Bow
Presented to the club by Minda Wigley in memory of her father. Minda was keen for the club to extend its range of dressage tests to give developing riders the opportunity of having a go at unaffiliated Elementary and Medium dressage in a safe environment.
Awarded for: Progress in dressage
Sue Day Cup
Discipline: Open Working Hunter
The Zutti Cup and The Zutti Shield
The Zutti Cup and the Zutti Shield where both given to the club by Margaret (Maggie) Hughes, who with her husband Paul own and run the Zutti mens wear clothes company in Yorkshire Street, Oldham, Maggie was a member for many years and competed on her bay gelding Firenze who was a great allrounder.
Awarded for: Overall in-Hand and Ridden Showing
Presented by Mrs Renee McLintock, a former club secretary.
Discipline: Beginners Novice Show Jumping
Grangebrook George Shield
Presented by Minda Wigley to celebrate her Clydesdale cross Cob Grangebrook George.
Discipline: Advanced Novice Show Jumping
Donated by Steve Hopkinson in memory of his much-loved mare, Holly.
Discipline: Novice 2’6”- Senior
United Friendly Cup
The United Friendly cup was given by the Insurance company after sponsorship was sort after for Castleshaw Cross Country Comp , which for about 6 / 7 years was the largest and best known cross country comp in the north west with a first prize in the open class in excess of £50. This comp last ran in approx 1988.
Discipline: Showjumping Intermediate 3’3″
Sam’s Memorial Cup
Presented by the late Jonathon Knight when he lost Sam after many years service. Johnathon was the last owner in a long line of members who enjoyed Sams jumping ability and courage. He was a big grey gelding known as Sam to everyone, but Johnathon renamed him Standege Ghost for competitions. Sam died whilst competing cross-country, pulling like a train until the end.
Discipline: Open Showjumping 3′ 6″
From Alan Waterhouse and the Troll Company who have been wonderful sponsors for many events in the past.
Awarded for: Overall Showjumping points.
Bette’s Memorial Award
Presented by Diane Healey, a former chairman of ODRC, in memory of her beloved bay mare Bette.
Awarded for: Progress in Showjumping