Edinburgh & District Riding Club's Committee Members

Jayne White - Chair

My parents say 
have been horse mad from the minute I was born! I started riding when I was 3 years old and got my first pony when I was 7. From then I was a member of the Orkney Pony Club until I was 16 years old when I moved to Edinburgh – horses in tow! During my time in the Orkney pony club I was a member of the inter-branch dressage, SJ and ODE teams. I also competed in the Area 1 and Scotland & The Borders Tetrathlon and the North 

Cup teams. I played pony club Polo for 3 years travelling over to Ireland – I never appreciated how much it took for my parents to pack up 3 children and 2 horses and travel from Orkney all over Scotland and Northern Ireland. When I moved to Edinburgh to finish school and go to University I joined Linlithgow and Stirlingshire Pony Club, before joining Edinburgh and District Riding Club in 2003 when I was 17 years old.

I joined the EDRC committee in March 2009 and became Secretary in November 2010 and Chair in 2012.

Currently, I own two horses; Coppa is a 14.1hh, Arab X Welsh, chestn
ut mare. I have owned her for more years than I have fingers. She took me through the Pony Club ranks and I owe much of my success during my time in the Pony Club to her. Raggy is a 16.0hh ex-race horse, thoroughbred chestnut mare, whom I have owned for just over 3 years. With Raggy I compete at local riding club level doing dressage, SJ, ODE and a bit of in-hand showing. I also enjoy long hacks in the sunny weather

Lorna McElhaney - Secretary 

I have been involved with EDRC a long time and enjoy competing and organising events. I have two horses; Cool Running Darcy nemi retired and an ex racehorse Indian Blood (8) who I am thoroughly enjoying retraining - most of the time!!!

Anne Paxton - Treasurer

I started riding at 6 and managed to persuade my parents to get me a pony when I was 8.  Misty was  a 12.2hh Welsh Mountain.   Since then I have always had a passion for horses and joined the Dalkeith & District Pony Club and progressed to the Edinburgh & District Riding Club when I moved onto horses.  Dino (I.D x T.B) who I had for 20 years, he was a joy to train and had immense fun competing in all sorts of events and achieved Foxhunter level at BSJA with him.  After I sadly lost my old horse, I gave up horses for one year but the addiction did not go away.  Since then I have had two horses and at present I have Finn (ISH) or Sunday name Finnisk Warrior.  Two years have passed now and Finn has come on leaps and bounds.  He loves his job and does whatever you ask him too with ears pricked and is a joy to work with. He is a great all rounder and loves to jump especially Working Hunter and BSJA.

Alice Fraser - Committee Member

Jo Hewitt - Committee

I've been a member of the EDRC committee for over thirty years - I was secretary back when news letters went in envelopes with postage stamps. I've represented the club in show jumping teams, successfully & Byron Ferrari brought even more team success when ridden by Stephen Smith. The club was then competing throughout Britain & Ireland. I'm pictured in 2015 with my homebreds, Kirk, the black 2 year old & his full sister, yearling, chestnut filly, Holy Moley.

Joyce Kent - Committee Member

Laura Koppal - Committee Member

I have loved horses since I opened my eyes. I started volunteering at Ravelrig RDA through a friend and I met my first horse TBxID 16.3 mare Cherrie being a school mistress she knew everything but didn't do anything until I asked her correctly which made me very aware of what I was doing. I now have my ex racer 15.2 Lex who is a very sharp he has been a dream of a horse to own. I have had him for nearly 5 years now. We do a lot of riding club activities especially jumping and working on xc to get into eventing.

Kerry Nelson - Committee Member

Caroline Pennycook - Committee Member