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