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Dear club chairs, committees and members,

The venue for the area AGM on Monday 23rd October has changed and will now be at The Bridge Inn Hotel, Weatherby.

We will be starting at 7.30 and everyone is welcome and is not just for committee members.


From the south A1/M: Turn off at Junction 46 signposted “B1224 Wetherby”. Then follow the signs to Walshford and The Bridge.

From the north A1/M: Turn off at Junction 47, take the York A59 road, then turn first left and follow the signs to Walshford and The Bridge.

From the M1 and M62: Follow the signs to A1/M north & Wetherby. Then follow the “From the South” directions.


Many thanks


A Q&A evening with Nicola & Christopher

A Q&A evening with Nicola & Christopher

Thank you to everyone who have put their names down to attend the Q & A evening with Nicola Wilson & Christopher Bartle at The Bridge Hotel. Walshford. Wetherby. 7pm for 7:30 START This is free to area 4 members however please don’t just turn up as places have to be pre booked.
There will be tea and coffee served on arrival and a light super afterwards.
There has been a great response from area 4 members and I’m sure we are in for an interesting and enjoyable evening.

Any questions please mail or call me 07905692423.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow


Area 4 AGM at the Bay Horse Goldsborough Monday 26th October 2015

Hi everyone,
Monday nights meeting is likely to be quite a long affair. You should have received the email from head office about the disbanding of the NEC. There are a lot of implications to discuss. In addition to this we have the elections for the area officials as well normal AGM stuff. Could I please ask that we are all there in plenty of time to start at 8pm?
Just in case some of you have been missed off the communication and don’t know what I am talking about re NEC, here is the text from the email from Laura Sanger.

Dear BRC Member

Today is the start of the future development of BRC as we launch the new BRC Advisory Committee, which will be comprised of six members of the former NEC. All 23 Area Representatives will continue to meet twice a year.

All organisations evolve and develop over a period of time and The British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs are no different. Everyone will have a recollection of a charity changing its name to fit the modern world or of an organisation restructuring its board and terms of reference to meet the demands of delivering quality services to its members. The BHS Board of Trustees have been working hard over the past two years to ensure that every aspect of the Society’s work is supported by a robust committee structure and we are announcing today the new BRC Advisory Committee. This FAQ document will explain the new structure and answer some of the questions which you may have.

BRC members may be asking how this will affect them and their club. The short answer is that nothing will change. Clubs will still be affiliated to The British Horse Society and will remain autonomous. Every club will have its own constitution and club rules and they will continue to elect their own committee to run their club for them. There will be no change to the payment structure and members will continue to join their club, paying the membership fee direct to the club. The BRC Area structure will also remain unchanged. BRC will organise the six Championships which take place each year and these will continue to develop and grow. Training will always be a hugely important part of BRC and we hope to introduce many more training opportunities for all members in the future.

It is important to note that while the BRC NEC was not involved in the introduction of the Advisory Committee, this email has been sent out with their knowledge and understanding.

Please do not hesitate to contact either myself or any of the BRC team at HQ, who will be happy to answer any of the queries which you may have.

Best wishes

Laura Sanger
Head of BRC


BRC Area 4 invites you to an evening with..
at The Bridge Hotel. Walshford. Weatherby. LS22 5HS
Tuesday 24th November 2015
7:30pm start – a light supper at 9pm
It will be an informal Q & A evening and is FREE to all BRC members so please come along and support this evening.
This is an ideal opportunity to get together with friends, meet Nicola and Chris and not a horse in sight!
There will be tea & coffee available when you arrive and a light supper served at 9pm. The hotel has a public bar which members are welcome to use.
The Bridge Hotel is central to area 4 and easily accessed just off the A1. Full directions can be found on their web site.
We need an idea of numbers for food, so please let me know if you intend to come ASAP.
For numbers and any questions please contact Margaret: or 07905692423.