This is to try and explain the entering of area competitions and what is on offer for everyone throughout the year.
Most area competitions can either be entered as either a qualifier for the national championships (1st normally qualify) or as a non qualifier where you will just be entering the area competition. We do not ‘select’ teams, just organise them and we will always send as many people who want to compete as teams or individuals, area competitions are just a riding club competition and are supposed to be FUN!
If a qualifying entry is made all horses must have up to date flu vaccinations and your team manager will require a photocopy of your horses’ passport which needs to be presented with the declaration form before the start of each competition to prove this.
Qualifying entries must be in 3 clear weeks before the event.
If you wish to enter as a qualifying entry the club will pay the qualifying fee paid to head office and we ask you to contribute towards the entry fee required by the organisers. If you wish to enter for only the area competition the club will pay half of the fee required by the organisers.
The area team manager will post reminders about upcoming competitions throughout the year on the club Facebook page and is available to answer any questions, but please let them know as early as possible if you might like to be involved.
Up to date information and schedules are on the area 12 website throughout the year www.brcarea12.org.uk under the events section. Organisers will often run open unaffiliated classes alongside the main riding club classes as warm ups or at a higher level.
Also to note the competition year runs from April to March and a horse may only compete at one level of competition (novice, intermediate or open) throughout the year, and for one Riding Club.
Please contact Ros Burridge at the address below:
22 Worston Lane
Tel: 07876 211121
Area 12 Horse Trials are taking place at Bicton Arena on Sunday 10th June. Please can you let me know if you would like to represent BKRC, and which height you would like to do (80cm/90cm/100cm).
Area 12 Summer Show Jumping will this be year be hosted by Brent Knoll RC at Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre on Sunday 8th July. Please let me know if you would like to be part of a team and/or if you are able to help on the day.
Area 12 Summer Dressage is taking place on July 21st at Yeovil Showground, Last year we swept the board qualifying two teams for the NAF Championships in Lincoln, which was an amazing experience or all the riders that took part. This year, we will again be hoping to do as well.
All the above competitions will be set up as Facebook events on our Club page … please keep an eye out for them, and comment there, or email me, if you would like to be in a team. Remember to let me know what class you would like to be entered for and check you and your horses eligibily on the BRC website under their Handbook.