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Aspley Guise & District Riding Club (AG&DRC) is enjoying a phenomenal increase in entry levels since becoming the first club to offer online entry to its competitions through Equine Affairs.

Riders taking part in the club’s shows and clinics on the Bedfordshire / Buckinghamshire border can now enter online through the club’s website (www.aspleyguiseridingclub.co.uk) for just a small booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.

Security, reliability and cutting down on administration were among the reasons behind the riding club’s decision to join Equine Affairs.

AG&DRC committee member Gayle Parnham explains: “The club wanted to move with the times and offer riders greater flexibility in entering our clinics and competitions.

“We were also attracted by being able to offer a more secure payment system, as cheques can go astray in the post, as well as easing some of our administration burden.”

Equine Affairs runs online entry and website management for a number of show centres around the country, but this is the first time a riding club has used their services.

Hayley Sharman of Equine Affairs says: “We are delighted to welcome Aspley Guise onboard as our flagship riding club. Online entry is so convenient and we are certain it is the way forward for all levels and types of competition.”

AG&DRC is delighted with the take up of the new service, which has resulted in a significant rise in entries for its current evening dressage series.

“Since the introduction of online entry we have had a four-time increase in competitor numbers and, as a result, we have had to close entries early for our next competition,” says Gayle. “Running events at capacity helps ensure the club covers its venue hire costs and a strong field makes for a better competition so everyone benefits.”

For more info visit www.equineaffairs.com or www.aspleyguiseridingclub.co.uk