Memories of Ryehill Gymkhana

Many residents will remember the Ryehill Gymkhana which ran for many years. This event was organised by Mrs Gill Dixon, who raised over £20,000 for local charities, including the Special Baby Unit at Hedon Road Maternity Hospital, the Oncology Ward at Princess Royal Hospital and the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People who all benefited from the fund-raising.

We aim to bring you a selection of the photos from the gymkhana, kindly loaned to us by Mrs Gill Dixon from her personal records of the event. The children who attended the gymkhana are now all grown up and have children of their own, but we thought people would enjoy looking at some of these old photos.

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  The first gymkhana in 1984 raised £184 for the Special baby Unit at Hedon Road Maternity Hospital  

Best turned out horse and runner up in 1996

Some of the many prizes from the gymkhana



Two young Withernsea riders won an armful of trophies at Ryehill Gala, and below them is the winner of the Dixon Trophy and the Clear Round Trophy. All at the 1999 Ryehill Gymkhana


action photos of the 2002 gymkhana


2003 winners at the gymkhana 2003 winners at the gymkhana     



Winners of the 2003 gymkhana