The earliest committee that we can find listed was back in 1957 when Capt. R E Wallace MFH was President of the Evenlode Riding Club. Lt. Col. Colchester was Chairman at the time and his committee were Mrs Crotty, Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Bulkeley, Mrs Duffus, Mrs Whitehead, Mrs Beeches, Major Summers, Mrs Summers, Mrs Brookes, Miss Downing & Lt. Col. E.Studd.

Your committee today are a little less military although we are an army of volunteers! Like those who started the club, we are committed to provided fun, educational and rewarding experiences for you and your horses. Below are some of the current ERC team but if you would like to find specific contact and role information please head to the Contacts page.

Miranda Loffet

Miranda Loffet (Chairman)

Miranda has had a lifetime of riding, following hounds, competing and even breeding quite a few horses. She has competed up to BE novice on two home bred horses, and has in the past qualified for British Riding Club Championships in Showjumping,  Dressage, Eventer Challenge, Eventing and the old style Hunter Trial.

Miranda is currently not competing as she is finding her time is taken up with helping her daughter Biz, who is a valuable member of all club teams and who competes in BE competitions up to 2* level.

Miranda is not only our esteemed Chairperson but also arranges the schedules for our unaffiliated dressage shows and scores all the sheets!

Judy Hinckley

Judy Hinckley (Treasurer)

Judy lives near Bourton on the Water with her husband Ed and has two grown up children. Judy’s daughter, Louise has competed for ERC on many occasions  and was previously a member of our winning BRC Online Christmas Cracker Dressage team.

Judy is our Treasurer and handles Membership applications. She also the key Steward at our Winter and Summer unaffiliated shows.

ERC Committee member Lynne Kitson rides her horse Jester

Lynne Kitson (Secretary)

Lynne has been on the committee since 2019 and is now Secretary for Evenlode RC.   She trains and competes with her Irish Draft/Connemara X Jester.   She also has two ex-Blue Cross rescue ponies – named (not by Lynne!) Robbie and Gary, who are two delightful Welsh section As.  When not riding,  Lynne loves going out walking with her husband and 2 energetic border collies Molly (the collie) and Bryn, running and wasting time watching 5 entertaining chickens! 

Claudia Clarke (Safeguarding Officer)

Katie Jones (Jumping Team Manager)

Katie joined the committee in 2019 as the jumping teams manager. Ironic really as she much prefers to keep all 4 legs on the ground now and competes her two ex races horses at dressage. Mr Hall (now 18 and retired to just hacking) has been a wonderful horse competing at riding club nationals in SJ, dressage, dressage to music. She is hoping Glen (now 5) will follow in his footsteps. When not with the horses Katie loves to travel with husband Matt, both in the UK (often camping in their roof tent on top of a landrover) and abroad.

Beth Woodward (Dressage Team Manager)

Beth joined the committee in 2023, ‘taking up the reins’ as Dressage Team Manager (with the support and guidance of Katie Jones). Over the past few years she has competed her recently retired gelding Boyga at BD and BRC for Evenlode, especially enjoying Dressage to Music. She now owns new girl on the block Jess, who should be out competing soon!

Lucy Graham

Lucy Graham (Social Media)

Lucy has ridden since the age of eight and had her first pony, a 13hh New Forest, when she was 14. She then moved on to 16hh Travis who became an ERC superstar and the Dutch warmblood mare Nimmi, who represented the club in various disciplines and went to the National Championships in 2013. Now she owns the cheeky 15hh Gordon, who has already been sporting green & gold colours and is becoming a super careful showjumper.

Lucy works for in sales & marketing for a veterinary services company and her skills in writing, web design and online marketing make her ideally suited to supporting ERC by designing and maintaining the website, being the technical support at our unaffiliated shows and creating our social media presence.

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