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POSTPONED TO 30th JUNE ….Area 4 Horse Trials update….

Horse Trials update….Due to ground conditions – sadly this Sunday 16th June is cancelled 😭 After reviewing the forecast for next week, a decision has been made to run on Sunday 30th June, giving the ground time to recover and be safe! I know this will not suit everyone, however it may give others the chance to ride 👍🏻😁 Please keep all your riders updated and reply to Sam‘s e mails re changes ASAP.Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.Again, thank you all for your patience.Margaret NEW DATE – SUNDAY JUNE 30th @ BRECENBROUGH

Times for Area 4 Horse Trials 2019

Thank you for your patience. The HT times are now finished.

Please check your times carefully as a lot have been changed.

Any changes will have to be done as emergency changes on the day at the secretaries’ desk.

Course walk times for area 4 Horse Trials 16/6/19 

SJ – 2.30pm onwards

XC – 2pm onwards

Many thanks again for your patience.

Sam – Competition Secretary

BRC Membership Qualifier requirements

Good Afternoon All.

We have been asked by BRC HQ to remind clubs to make sure that the people who they enter to compete at Area Qualifiers are eligible to compete for the club; for this they have to be members of the club AND registered with HQ at the close of prelim entries.

Unfortunately, recently HQ has seen an increasing amount of ineligible members ( people who are not properly registered as members of a riding club) riding at the BRC qualifiers meaning that when the results are received in the office, if any of these non-members are a part of the qualifying teams, they are disqualified and then disappointed.

Also, there have been cases where qualifiers took place in 2018 when the members were eligible, they are no lonfger eligible for the championships because they have not renewed their membership, so when they are invited to the Championship, they are no longer eligible to compete at the Championship.

This is a reminder to Riding Clubs of the importance of sending membership lists into head office and also of the 21 day rule (to be a member at the close of prelim entry) to avoid any disappointment. Also, members are not covered by the BRC insurance unless we have received their membership details.

Wishing you all a very lovely bank holiday weekend

BRC to reward their Members competing with British Showjumping

BRC to reward their Members competing with British Showjumping

The British Riding Clubs (BRC) will begin rewarding and acknowledging the success of their senior members who are competing on horses with British Showjumping.

As of the 1 April 2019 two annual BRC Leagues will be hosted on the British Showjumping website.  The leagues will highlight all members that are also a member of a British Riding Club and sit within either the British Showjumping Bronze or Silver leagues.

The British Riding Club Bronze & Silver Leagues will run from the 1 April each year until the 31 March and are for horse and rider combinations.  BRC will award the top ten competitors from each league with rosettes and prizes in kind.

Justine Naylor, National Director of Sport at British Showjumping said “We are delighted BRC are recognising the success of their members in this way, it is a great way to celebrate the achievements of cross-discipline participants.  With Bronze League classes starting at 70cm through to 1.10m there are many opportunities for their members to compete with us and for them to make use of the training programmes we deliver via our Academy framework”.

Existing members that wish to be included in the BRC League need to give British Showjumping Membership their BRC Membership number.   If you are a BRC member wishing to join British Showjumping for the first time, there is a BRC Membership Offer where both horse and rider can join for a discounted combined rate of £136 for the year.

For further information regarding the leagues or the BRC discounted member offer please call the BS Membership team on 02476 698824.

BRC Five Star Train Together Tour on the 27 April at Bishop Burton College.

This is just another reminder that we have the BRC Five Star Train Together Tour taking place in your areas on the 27 April at Bishop Burton.

Grassroots Training Booking Form 2019 (Updated)

We have had a good response so far, but we are still a little short on numbers in some groups.

 To fill up all the available spaces we need 3 more people for level 1, 2 more for level 2 and 3 more for level 4. Group 3 is full. Each group will have a maximum of 5 riders.

 We have had a fantastic feedback from the first two training sessions that took place last weekend, with many commenting that they would love to receive more training of this kind.

 So If you could please spread the word to your clubs and post on social media and try and fill up these last few remaining spaces, it would be greatly appreciated.

 I have attached the booking form and poster for reference.

 Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 Kind Regards,

 Jess .jessica.payne@bhs.org.uk

Grassroots Training Booking Form 2019 (Updated)

Results from Winter Showjumping Qualifier 23rd February 2019

Hi folks xx Thank You so much to everyone for coming yesterday and special thanks to all our helpers and everyone who made today happen xx 😚 provisional results can be found at www.ridingclubresults.co.uk 🤗 which btw is our new scoring system with live scoring so in the future you can track all our events this way xx thanks again from all of us at Area 4 xx

Winter Showjumping Qualifiers ** NEW DATE 23rd/ 24th February 2019

Morning all,

I can confirm our new date for the Winter SJ qualifier is 23rd & 24th February at Bishop Burton.

Same format as before unless entries are down considerably, in which case I will propose we run all qualifiers on one day, but please be assured this would be an extreme decision.

I have waited for British Racing and BEF for their latest updates this morning before releasing the date.

If we find ourselves in a situation where we have to cancel again, then all entries will go into a hat and a draw made by an independent person for qualifying places for Championships.

Sam will be contacting team managers direct regarding revised entries.

It is not mandatory that horses must have a six month booster however, please seek advice from your vet.

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any committee member if you have any queries.

Best regards

Margaret
chair area 4
07995692423

Please can you circulate the attached current advice from the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), which is the National Federation for all equestrian sport in the UK (not including Horse Racing). This advice applies to British Showjumping (BS), British Eventing (BE), British Dressage (BD) and British Riding Clubs (BRC). The BEF made a statement on the 11th of February 2019 reiterating that their stance is maintained following the weekend, which can be found here: https://www.bef.co.uk/News-Detail.aspx?news=BEF-latest

Statement from the BEF:

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the latest update from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Friday 8th February that there have been three further positive results for equine flu – bringing the total number of positive results to six – all of which are in the same racing yard.
The advice from our veterinary experts remains that it is not necessary to cancel other equine events as there is as yet no evidence of widespread infection, however we will continue to monitor this situation closely and will issue further updates as more information becomes available.
We continue to urge all horse owners to be vigilant and follow the recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.
We also urge any owners with suspected cases to take immediate veterinary advice and if equine flu is confirmed by laboratory testing, they should contact their relevant member body.
GUIDELINES FOR OWNERS
It is crucial for all horse and pony owners to be vigilant and follow recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.
Look out for signs of disease which can include high temperature, cough, snotty nose, enlarged glands (under the lower jaw), swollen or sore eyes, depression, loss of appetite and swelling in the lower legs.
If you see any of these signs, isolate the horse and call your vet immediately.
It is essential that any horses showing signs of possible equine flu, or horses that might have been in contact with possibly infected horses, do not travel to competitions or other events where there will be groups of horses. If your horse has been in contact with an infected horse we suggest that you should take immediate veterinary advice.
If your horse is currently vaccinated, but it has been longer than 6 months since the last vaccination, we recommend that you discuss a booster with your veterinary surgeon.
The BEF has further guidance on its website regarding equine infectious diseases and biosecurity: https://bef.co.uk/Detail.aspx?page=Horse-Health-Biosecurity

Any further questions about the recent Equine Flu outbreak the BEF have a Q&A page which can be found here: https://www.bef.co.uk/repository/news-events/Equine_Flu_QA_090219_PDF.pdf