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HomeJoin Us BRC Competitions TrainingBRC Handbook Welcome to the March 2017 BRC eNews, we are building up to our first Championship of the year, the BRC KBIS Novice Winter Championships and look forward to meeting many of the qualified riders next weekend at Keysoe, good luck to everyone taking part. This months eNews contains a number of updates and information about activities and events available exclusively to BRC members. Please take five minutes to complete our Membership Survey to be in with a chance to win £100 of Joules Vouchers. Further details can be found about this year's BRC World Class Grassroots Training sessions, information regarding the new BRC BE Novice League and ticket offers to international equestrian events.BRC Membership Survey 2017BRC wants to hear from you! Our 2017 survey is now live, aiming to uncover information about BRC members. The survey is simple to fill out and will only take a few minutes. All BRC members taking part will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 worth of Joules Vouchers. So what are you waiting for!Hurry - this survey will only be live until 31 March.To complete the BRC Survey clickhere. BRC Fence Judge Volunteers Required Fancy a day in the countryside? Fence Judges required for both the BRC Horslyx Festival of the Horse Championships, 20 & 21 May 2017 at Aston-le-Walls, Northants and the BRC NAF Five Star National Horse Trials Championships, 4-6 August 2017 at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Nr Banbury, Oxon.You will be incredibly well looked after! We provide you with breakfast and lunch, plus refreshments throughout the day.There is a full briefing so you will know what's in store and you do not need to have done it before. Why not bring a friend along and enjoy a great day out. It's a good way to show support to the equestrian community.If anyone would be interested in volunteering for a day then please let us know. Tel Jennie Pallett on: 02476 840518 or email: email@example.com for further information. The Albion K2 Jump, designed and handmade in England, demanded worldwide.The Albion K2 Jump saddle is one of the best jumping saddles on the market. This saddle has been designed to feature a super soft, slightly deeper seat and a closer positive leg position for added rider stability. With a wider panel bearing surface and Adjusta-Tree technology, which allows for precision fitting, the K2 jump is the ultimate in comfort for horse and rider. The BRC British Eventing Novice League 2017 is now underwayBritish Riding Cubs (BRC) and British Eventing (BE) have teamed up to offer an exciting opportunity to those BRC members competing at Novice level with BE.This league will be published on the BRC website each week with points awarded to all BRC members who complete a Novice or Open Novice section at a BE event between 1st March and 31st October 2017. BRC and BE will be awarding prizes to tenth place.“We are delighted to be working so closely with BE on this exciting opportunity for our members” Laura Sanger, Head of BRC. BE Sport Operations Manager Chris Farr added; “This new initiative is designed for BRC members to give them the chance to compete in a league at Novice level. For more information please Tel: 02476 840518 see the BRC website. The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show Early Bird Ticket Offer 2017Why not secure yourself an amazing discount if you are planning a fantastic trip to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show this summer? For all tickets Wednesday to Sunday, June 14 to 18 you can save yourself a great 25%, through the special Early Bird offer.Simply click here and enter the code EARLYBIRD25 at the checkout – book today - the offer runs until April 30.The five days combine top-level dressage and show jumping competitions with great shopping, a host of thrilling water sports on the lake and fun family entertainment. BRC World Class Cross-Country and Show Jumping TrainingThese BRC grassroots cross-country and show jumping training sessions have already started across the UK, with many new dates added. They now include sessions for both grassroots and the more experienced rider who will be able to participate, in a range of height categories from 70cm to 90cm. World class instructors such as Yogi Breisner FBHS, William Blane FBHS, Jo Winfield FBHS and Sharon Hunt, will be providing highly informative and motivational instruction at each session. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and riders will be grouped on ability. For further information and to download a booking form, please visit the Training page on the BRC website.
BRC Grassroots Points League 2017 The Grassroots Points League is a new opportunity for all BRC members, starting on 1 January, running through to 31 December 2017.All Dressage (Walk & Trot and Prelim Level) and Show Jumping (60cms & 70cms) competitors can gain points at BRC Club organised competitions. Area Qualifiers and National Level competitions will not count.Points can be gained when competing at BRC Club organised competitions only. Riders need to submit their completed scorecards to BRC head office by 7th of each month, so that the online points league can be updated. Scorecards and further information can be found on the BRC Points Leagues website page.
BHS Ride Out Month 2017Plan a pleasure ride or social event in May for Ride Out UK Month and receive 10* BHS branded hi-viz zip up tabards worth £150 and rosettes for your participants. Fundraise during your event and donate what you can to the BHS Paths for Communities Fund, money used to restore and extend multi-user routes across the UK. Prizes are given for the most amount of money raised by a group! Full Terms & Conditions can be found on the BHS website, and remember – you too can benefit from the fund! (*subject to availability)
The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES)TOCES distance learning courses provide training in equine subjects to students of any age worldwide. Courses include Basic Stable Management for the complete newcomer, Horse Master Series for the more experienced, equine veterinary nursing and a range of BHS and Higher Education programmes. Some programmes include practical study weeks. To find out more about TOCES Equine Studies courses please visit their website.
BRC Ticket Offer - The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse TrialsWednesday 3 – Sunday 7 May 2017Badminton Horse Trials 2017 are again pleased to offer a special 15% discount on advance tickets for coach and minibus parties from BRC Riding Clubs. There are no special rates for cars. These special rates are available (in advance only) and no refund can be made in the case of any unused tickets. coaches & minibuses will be directed to the special coach park. The parking charge for all vehicles (in advance) is £10 per day.To obtain your discount, please telephone the Box Office: 01454 218375 or alternatively download the Booking Form here and return by post. Booking Closes: Monday 24 April - credit/debit cards only. No applications accepted after this date. Event information can be found on the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials website. British Showjumping Offer to Affiliated British Riding ClubsIf you are a member of an Affiliated British Riding Club then you can join British Showjumping yourself and a Grade C Horse for a discounted fee starting from £109* for the first year with a second year discount as well.Click here to view the discounts available and click here to download the membership forms, once completed please forward to: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively send to: British Showjumping, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands CV5 9RG
BRC Hat Rule Changes for 2016 From 1.1.16 anyone wishing to compete in a BRC Area, Regional or National competition must wear a hat complying with the new rules below and tagged. Please contact the TSRC if you need your hat tagging and we will try to arrange a session with an accredited representative from Area 1.