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.

Results from the BRC Verdo Horse Bedding DTM Championships

Results from the BRC Verdo Horse Bedding Novice Dressage to Music with Points Championship 2015. The winner was Alison Wheelock riding Y Matilda from Calderdale RC with an amazing score of 76.9%.

Alison Wheelock riding Y Matilda from Calderdale RC

Alison Wheelock riding Y Matilda from Calderdale RC

Results from the opening BRC Verdo Horse Bedding Elementary Dressage to Music Championships 2015. Claire Ryder riding Max VI from East Yorkshire RC were third

Results from the opening BRC Verdo Horse Bedding Elementary Dressage to Music Championships 2015.  Claire Ryder riding Max VI from East Yorkshire RC were third
Results from the opening BRC Verdo Horse Bedding Elementary Dressage to Music Championships 2015. Claire Ryder riding Max VI from East Yorkshire RC were third

Novice and Intermediate AND Medium Winter Dressage Qualifiers 2016 at Richmond EC

Novice and Intermediate AND Medium Winter Dressage Qualifiers 2016 at Richmond EC (please note there are three Qualifiers on the same day)
Richmond Equestrian Centre on Saturday 7th November 2015
Please note that the novice is now a qualifier for individuals as well as teams, up until this year it was a team only competition. Also we now have a winter medium individual dressage.
KBIS Novice Winter Championships are to be held at The College Equestrian Keysoe and will take place on 9 – 10 April and the Treehouse Sporting Colours Intermediate Winter Championships will be at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT.
As last year we have to limit entries I’m afraid, these limits are stated on the spreadsheet and below. If anyone has any queries please contact Denise Newsome.
Closing date for entries is 17 October. Download spreadsheet here WINTER DRESSAGE NOV 7 2015 ENTRY FORM
CLASSES 5 Senior Medium & 6 Junior Medium MAX 2 ENTRIES PER CLUB Test M63

Book and pay online here ONLINE ENTRY

Area 4 Qualifier Results for 2015

Here are the results for 2015 Qualifiers.

We have come to the end of our area qualifying competitions for another year !

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and look forward to seeing you at Richmond for the  Winter Dressage in November.

Thank you to everyone for your support and help during my first year as chair.



Summer Show Results 2015

Morning all,

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who gave their time over the weekend to help make the summer show a great success.

All our club volunteers had two very long days, and thankfully the weather was very kind to us.

Without you, these area competitions would not be able to run.

Well done to all members who competed and congratulations to the lucky ones going to the championships! Good luck to all of you and let’s hope you come back with some national titles for Area 4!

Finally a personal and on behalf of area 4 members, ‘thank you’ to Nicky and the committee for all of their time and work leading up to and over the weekend.

It doesn’t finish there…… all the results have to go into the office, sorting and sifting through hundreds of sheets is not a two minute job!

So finally i have done the ROR Riding Club Area 4 Challenge results of the Summer Show. The winners of these rosettes are awarded to the highest placed ROR in the competition. The winner of the Showjumping is Pete Wicks riding Lord of Dreams for Selby Riding Club who did a fantastic double clear in the Senior Novice to finish 2nd individually and team came 4th. The Style Jumping ROR Rosette was won by Rachel Newton riding for Scarborough Riding Club on Premier Ambitions and she also won the Riding Test ROR Rosette as well!! The Dressage ROR rosette was won by Samantha Dexter on Jimmyling who came 4th Individually in the Novice Competition for Ebor Vale Riding Club and the team came 3rd. Unfortunately i have an unclaimed ROR rosette for the DTM and Meduim Competition as i could find no ROR competitors for that day (perhaps Ex Racehorses just cant dance? ) Well done to everyone taking part and those that didnt win a rosette are still in with a chance in the ROR points league table which i will announce at the Area 4 AGM xxx


2015 Summer Jumping results

2015 Summer Style Jumping results

Results for the DTM Medium and Jorvik Sunday 5th July 2015

Here are the results DTM Results 2015

The jorvik winner for this year is Sarah Thomas on Kerry Blue riding for West Yorkshire Horseplay. Well done Sarah xxx

Yorvik winner 2015

Results from Area 4 ODE at Helen Bells on Sunday 21st June 2015

Hi Everyone,

Here are the results from Sunday. Well Done to the successful ones and better luck next time to the rest.


Please remember that no one has “qualified” until they get that all important letter from head office.

Big thank you to all who helped out, the day ran exceptionally well and its all down to you.

Hope to see some of you at the area 4 DTM and summer show.


Area 4 Showcross Results 18/04/2015

Message from the chair …
To all club Chef d’Equipes
Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all your helpers and riders at the Show cross yesterday. Without their steely determination, goodwill and patience the show could not have gone ahead.

Special thanks to Jane Schindler and Eleanor Brambles of West Yorkshire Horseplay and non RC member Simon Harrison for providing the medical cover until the Paramedics arrived.

We can say that the morning was stressful for all concerned but in true determination and Riding Club spirit the event proved to be a good competition, and certainly entertained the Fence Judges and made the Vet and Paramedics earn their fees.

From starting an hour late, and everyone giving up their breaks we caught up and were only 10 minutes late starting the afternoon classes, and managed to finish the final class earlier than the scheduled time!

We wish everyone who qualified (wait for your invites!) the very best of luck at the Championships.

Thanks again to you all
Richard – OS and Area 4

Here are the results



Results for the Combined Training Qualifier on Sunday 15th March 2015 At Richmond EC

Here are the results CT RESULTS XP 2015

The BRC Area 4 Horslix Festival of the Horse Combined Competition Qualifier 2015

It was a good day for the Area 4 Combined Training qualifier 2015 held at Richmond Equestrian Centre. With 26 Senior teams of four and also seven teams of Junior Competitors made for a very long but enjoyable day.

There were no individual placings so the winning team of Harewood Stars Senior Team Amy Pickard on Rosies Ragged Robin, Many Snowden on Marachie, Helen White on Persian Royalty and Tori Heaton on The Fellow go through to the Festival of the Horse Championships on 30-31 May 2015 at Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Daventry, Northamptonshire N11 6RT. Along with the Winning Junior Team which was Northallerton consisting of Jake Clarke on Hepplewood Berkeley Square, Amelia Trueman on Waltza Perfect Shadow, Lizzie Walker on Diamond City and Emma Carvey on Rockstar.

The ROR Area 4 Challenge Rosette for the highest placed ROR registered Ex Racehorse went to Sharon Mawson from Nidd Valley Riding Club riding her Ex Racehorse Nobbler who came 6th in her section.

Well done everyone and good luck at the Championships xx

Pics courtesy of Chris Lax
Harewood Stars Senior Team Amy Pickard 1dx3733, Many Snowden, 1dx4187, Helen White 1dx4120 and Tori Heaton 1dx3807
Northallerton Juniors Jake Clarke 3881, Amelia Trueman 3867, Lizzie Walker 3944 and Emma Carvey 3950

The unofficial results from this weekend are .. Senior Novice Team winners are Ackworth Divas, 2nd was Northallerton and third was Ebor Vale Ride it like you stole it. Junior Novice Team winners are Malton with Selby Escrick Park coming 2nd and NRRC Red in third. The intermediate Junior Teams was won by Ackworth with Selby Hobsons Carrots in 2nd and NRRC in third. The Senior Intermediate teams was won by Ackworth Chasers and in second place was York sweet sensations and Scarborough Castle in third place. Thanks everyone for another fab weekend xxx Full results are here Area 4 Winter Showjumping Results 2015
Photos courtesy of Chris Lax


ROR Area 4 Riding Club Challenge

ROR Area 4 Riding Club Challenge
There will be a Rosette and Trophy points system in place this year 2015. For any ROR Registered horses competing at Area 4 Qualifiers please contact with your horses registered name and number. Registration is free at

Rosettes will be awarded throughout the year for the highest placed ROR at each Qualifier and a trophy to the points winner Champion and runner up will be awarded at the AGM in October 2015