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About Ilkley & District Riding Association

Our History

Club Beginnings

The club started with a notice in the Ilkley Gazette in 1973, asking if anyone would be interested in forming some kind of riding club.

There was a good turn out to the first meeting at the Grove Road Rooms and it was agreed to go ahead.

The first newsletter was written in 1974 on the approach of the club's first anniversary.

With 180 members already and a strong events and social calendar, it is clear the club had a good start!

Please do read the first newsletter of 1974.

If any members have any other documents or pictures from the club's past, please do get in touch.

Notable Highlights

A particular memory of Nora Halstead's is that of June 22nd 1977. To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee Year, on East Holmes field, I.D.R.A hosted an event attended by the Princess Anne. "What a day it was!"

If you have any memories of the club's past events, do please get in contact and share them. We'd love to hear from you.