Category Archives: Area 4 Qualifier Details

Area4 Events and BRC Championship Dates 2021

Arena Eventing

Qualifier: 24th & 25th April 2021 Richmond E.C.

Champs: 22-23 May 2021 Aston-Le-Walls

Show Jumping

Qualifier: 3rd July 2021 Richmond E.C.

Champs: 4-5 September 2021 Lincoln Showground

Dressage to Music

Qualifier: 11th July 2021 Manor Grange

Champs: TBC TBC Addington Manor

Horse Trials

Qualifier: 18th July 2021 Breckenbrough

Champs: 6-9 August 2021 Swalcliffe Park

Dressage

Qualifier: 14th-15th August 2021 Richmond E.C.

Champs: 4-5 September 2021 Lincoln Showground

Winter Dressage

Qualifier: 2nd-3rd October 2021 Richmond E.C.

Champs: TBC

Arena Eventing

Qualifier: TBC October

Dressage Camp

25th-27th August 2021 Manor Grange details to follow

Dressage Camp

27th-29th August 2021 Manor Grange details to follow

Area 4 Camp

22th-24th October 2021 Somerford Park details to follow TBC

POSTPONEMENT OF AREA 4 WINTER DRESSAGE QUALIFIERS 2020

: Area 4 Winter Nov & Int Dressage Qualifier 2020

Good evening all,

Sadly due the escalating Corona Virus situation within our area, the collective decision has been made to postpone the planned qualifier at Bishop Burton 17/10/2020 for BRC Novice & Intermediate Dressage Championships.

The decision has not been made lightly, and has taken into consideration all of the following factors.
We have a duty of care to the safety and well being to all involved. The restrictions facing the organisation of the event, to keep within the law and guidelines, has in turn imposed difficult restrictions on the numbers of entries ( bums on seats) we are able to run during the day.
Historic entries were much lower than the entries received for 2020. We did ask clubs to reduce their numbers, however the returns were still very high so sadly we had to suggest an acceptable number. We know this didn’t suit some clubs but there was no other way.
Because of the way the split/options of am and pm test were offered, it made selection of teams difficult, and this has been acknowledged.

No one has a crystal ball as to the where the Coronavirus will be in the months ahead, but hopefully we will have a clearer picture once into the new year.
We propose to run a qualifier for both the Novice & Intermediate Championships in the new year 2021. A date and venue will be published ASAP.

A new entry form will be sent out to the clubs and the proposal is to run on 1 or 2 days to accommodate entries.
We fully and completely appreciate all the cooperation, support and patience shown from all the clubs, which we hope you will pass onto all your members. These decisions may seem last minute, however the goal posts change at short notice.

BRC have the Winter Dressage Championships in place in 2021, but who knows what is around the corner. Rest assured area 4 will provide a qualifier for the WD 2021 Championships.

If any club has payed area entry fees ( not due until tomorrow), these will either be refunded or carried over. If anyone has payed prelim fees to BRC, these will be refunded, but must be requested by clubs.

We know that many members have been doing extra training, organised 6 month vaccinations and made plans, but we are in unprecedented times where it is difficult to predict or have set rules.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We all miss meeting up and hopefully it won’t be too long before we can get back together. In the mean time stay safe and look after each other.

Regards

Margaret
Area 4 Chair

Showcross fees detailed breakdown

To club chairs, committee members and club members,

Statement re the SX entry fee…..

We discussed the Showcross entry fee at the last committee meeting and I expressed my concern that we continually run this event at a deficit, even when it runs on schedule.  The main reason for this is that Epworth charge us an amount per horse and then have to charge us VAT on top of this.  This means that we have fixed element of £22.20 per combination.  In addition, we then have to recover the cost of the Vets, Paramedics, Course Builder, Judges, Radios, timing team, helpers and organisers.  As you can see below, these additional costs total approximately £1,660.  

If we have 100 competitors, this cost is £16.60 on top of the £22.20 per combination, giving a total entry fee of £38.80.   We have therefore set the Area 4 fee at least £37.50 to keep the overall cost (including the BRC Prelim fees) to £50 or less.  We appreciate this is a significant increase on previous years, however, if we have to run with less than 100 competitors, we will not recover the full cost of running the event.  If we run with more than 100, there is a opportunity to reduce the entry fee.

We are therefore proposing that once we have the pre-prelim entries from the clubs, we will review the entry fee and if possible, will reduce it, so we break-even or at least minimise the deficit on the event.  The maximum Area 4 entry fee will therefore be £37.50 or £150 per team.  

The estimated costs are scheduled below:-

Showcross Costings
Based on 100 competitors
Venue – Epworth Unit Cost
Charge £18.50+VAT per horse 22.2 22.20
Vet 350 3.50
Paramedics (inc Expenses) 450 4.50
SJ Course Builder 250 2.50
SJ Judge 90 0.90
OS/Scorers/Organisers
(Expenses, Mileage) 300 3.00
Clubs – Fence Judges etc 220 2.20
18 Pairs FJ/8 others
38.80
Fee 37.50
Surplus/(Deficit) per Horse -1.30

Many Thanks

Toni Tait

Treasurer

BRC Area 4 Liaison Committee

Format for Winter Show Jumping

Important information and changes for Official Stewards
Format for Show Jumping
In order to assist areas with running show jumping (SJ) qualifiers and
also due to repeated requests to allow competitors to compete at more
than one height; the format will change. From the start of the winter
season 2019, the format of SJ will be shortened at qualifiers, which will
allow competitors to enter consecutive heights (excluding 70cm). We
hope this will help with falling numbers in some areas, but not
overburden the busier areas with even longer days. The Championship
format will remain the same. This change will come into effect from 1
October and will be inserted into the Handbook as follows:
SJ1: QUALIFIER FORMAT
Riders jump two rounds. Riders will jump the first round and then the second round
separately. The second round will be run as a single phase competition, which will
combine the second round and the jump-off. The first half of the course should be set
at the second round height, with the second part of the course set at jump-off height.
The course should be timed in two parts, with the second half being recorded as the
jump-off. If necessary the first half of the round can be timed manually depending on
the availability of timing equipment. The jump-off will follow straight on from the first
part of the course without stopping. All team and individual members (unless the
individual is eliminated in first round) will go forward to the second part of the second
round (jump-off) unless eliminated in the first half. The second half of the second
round (the jump-off) will be classed as both the team and individual jump-off. An area
may choose to run a separate jump-off at the end of the class for individuals and use
the second part of the second round as the jump-off for teams only (this will be at the
areas discretion and must be relayed to competitors on the schedule).
Should a team member be eliminated before reaching the jump-off phase in the
second round they will not continue forward to the jump-off section and the team will
continue as a team of three. The Official Steward reserves the right to stop anyone
who is in multiple classes if BRC feel the horse’s welfare is compromised.
SJ1: CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT
Riders jump two rounds. Riders will jump the first round and then a separate second
round. If equality exists for first place then there will be a jump-off for teams and a
separate jump-off for individuals. All team members will be required to jump-off. The
Official Steward reserves the right to stop anyone who is in multiple classes if BRC
feel the horse’s welfare is compromised.
SJ1.4.1: Single Phase Course for Qualifiers
For qualifiers the second round will be split into a combined second round and jumpoff.
The first half of the course should be set at 5cm higher than the first round height.