Northern Regional Championships, (NRC) Going Ahead on August 27th – 28th 2016 to be held at Bishop Burton College.

Morning all,

There has been lots of talk about the Northern Regional Championships, (NRC) lots of work going on and here it is! NRC August 27th – 28th 2016 to be held at Bishop Burton College.
Please see the schedule and entry form attached. Feel free to post on your club web site to help members understand the concept.

The top 6 teams and individuals that do not qualify for the BRC National Championships will qualify for the NRC.
If any of the teams or individuals do not wish to compete, then the place will be offered to the next team or individual down the line.

The schedule and entry form has been sent out to clubs at this early stage to give you plenty of time to ask any questions. Schedule for regional champs       Entryform for Regional Champs2016

Address for entries and cheques :

The NRC committee look forward to seeing you at BB for a fun weekend.



Area 4 Camp 2016

BRC Area 4 Summer Camp- Booking form2016 BB AREA 4 CAMP Booking form

Bishop Burton College 18 -21st August 2016

Area 4 camp is open to ALL BRC MEMBERS please remember to supply your BRC NUMBER

All levels will be catered for so please ensure you give accurate information to help plan the groups. Any questions do not hesitate to call or mail Margaret – 07905692423 0r e mail –

The trainers booked are Sue Chadwick, Sue Ringrose, Fay Row, Ian Bennett, David Llewellyn, Russ Underwood, Tori Peter, Claire Senior, Andrew Day. Other trainers will be booked if required.

PLEASE PRINT complete fully and send with your DEPOSIT £50. Cheque made payable to BRC AREA 4 to the address below by MONDAY 6th JUNE 2016.  The full balance of £230 due by MONDAY 18th JULY 2016.       TOTAL £280 as 2015

The camp will run over 3 ½ days. Your stable will be available from 12 noon onwards on Thursday 18th Aug. You will be able to get yourself and your horse settled in and if you wish take advantage and enjoy the Bishop Burton Estate farm ride. (there are no jumps en-route)

There are 3 options this year:

DRESSAGE ONLY – 2 lessons per day with choice of trainer, plus a ‘Test Riding’ demo session.                                                                                                           SJ & XC ONLY – 2 lessons per day.                                                                   DR/SJ/XC  – 2 lessons per day as the format in 2015. For this option, you will be allocated a dressage session/slot and if it clashes with a jump session you will need to select which one you wish to do, so please let Mags know when you arrive on THURSDAY.

YOUR STABLE will have 2 bales of shavings in when you arrive. If you would like extra shavings, you are welcome to bring your own or buy extra on site. EXTRAS can be ordered on the form below in ‘EXTRAS’

HAYLAGE is included – 2 nets per horse per day. If your horse requires more then you are welcome to bring your own. Unfortunately camp does not provide HAY so again, if you feed hay, you will need to bring your own.

Food is provided by the college with continental breakfast, lunch, which will be jkt potato with a choice of fillings and an evening meal served in the ‘PADDOCKS’ restaurant. Breakfast and lunch will be served in ‘CANTERS’ opposite the BBA arena. You are welcome to bring your own liquid refreshments but we are not allowed to consume this in the Paddocks restaurant. There is a fully licenced bar in the restaurant which will be open for our use. If the weather is kind….fingers crossed, then we will BBQ one evening on the ‘lawn’.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise in the appropriate section, The college have very good toilet and shower facilities close to the car/lorry park.

There will be demos and entertainment on an evening during camp.

Area 4 FOTH Show Cross qualifier will now take place on SATURDAY 14th MAY 2016 at Epworth Equestrian Centre

Hi All,

After some busy work behind the scenes over the last few days. We are pleased to announce that the Area 4 FOTH Show Cross qualifier will now take place on

SATURDAY 14th MAY 2016 at Epworth Equestrian Centre

Prelim entries to HQ is this Saturday 23rd April, and deadline to Area 4 is next Tuesday 26th April for numbers, no of teams, pairs, individuals etc.  The classes and subdivisions WILL remain exactly the same.  Closing date for FULL entries will be next Friday 29th April.

This NEW entries window is open to ALL clubs regardless of whether you had entries for the original date.

However, all previous entries will stand IF as a club you so wish.  Please RE-CONFIRM via email and let me have any changes you may have due to the change in date.  If the new date does not accommodate your competitors than you will in due course receive a refund from Area 4 along with a CREDIT NOTE from HQ for your prelim entry.

Any questions please email or call on 07795071741. Alternatively call Margaret, Area 4 Chair on

Kind Regards

Competition Secretary

NEWSFLASH – Amendment to the rule about PROtector XC Hats with small peaks.

You may be aware of a recent issue regarding the PROtector Cool XCountry Helmet (see below). These hats have a small protuberance on the front, however they are manufactured to SNEL E2001 and PAS015 2011.
BE announced last week that they would not be accepted under their rules for the XC phase of an event. However, they have now issued an amendment to their rules which will mean that these hats ARE allowed for the XC phase.
BRC will follow their lead and so continue to accept these hats for XC use. A rule amend will be added to the BRC rule book with immediate effect as follows:
G22.2: Protective Headgear
‘Protective Headwear’ must be worn at all times by anyone, whether or not a Competitor, riding anywhere at any BRC event. Harnesses must be correctly adjusted and fastened at all times. At all BRC Championships and Qualifiers ‘Protective Headwear’ must have been checked by an official to make sure that it is labelled with one of the accepted standards and then marked with a visible BRC ORANGE hat tag. Failure to do so will incur elimination. Due to a change in the accepted standards for this year, BRC BLUE hat tags will no longer be accepted.
‘Protective Headwear’ constitutes a hat which meets one of the following standards:
British PAS 015: 1998 or 2011 provided they are BSI Kitemarked
VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided they are BSI Kitemarked
European VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided they are BSI Kitemarked
American ASTM F1163: 2004a or 04a onwards provided they are SEI marked
Australian & New Zealand AS/NZS 3838: 2006 onwards provided they are SAI global marked
IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR THE CROSS COUNTRY PHASE: (Updated 19.04.16) Only a “Jockey Skull” of an even round or elliptical shape with a smooth or slightly abrasive surface, having no peak or peak type extensions may be worn for any XC phase. Noticeable protuberances above the eyes or to the front, not greater than 5mm, smooth and rounded in nature are permitted. It must also comply with the ‘Protective Headwear’ criteria and be tagged as set out above. A removable hat cover with a light flexible peak may be used.
Please Note: Due to a change by the European Commission regarding EN1384 and BSEN1384 no longer being an accepted standard, all hats which only meet the standard EN1384 or BSEN1384, and do not comply with another standard from the above list, WILL NOT be accepted and therefore will not be permitted for any BRC competition. Hats which bear EN1384 or BSEN1384 along with another standard from the above list, will be tagged. For example, BSEN1384 & PAS015 (1998 or 2011) along with the Kitemark, would be acceptable, but not BSEN1384 on its own.
Skullcap hats must be worn with an appropriate colour silk for that discipline (see Appendix 4). For Quadrille competitions, hats of the above standard are mandatory. Competitors are strongly advised to check their hats regularly and to replace them if damaged or following a fall. It is recommended that hats are replaced every 3 to 5 years depending on usage.
Please Note: For the Quadrille competition, please see the Quadrille rules in the Rule Book for further information regarding costumes. No alterations, protrusions or additions are to be made to a hat under any circumstances.



Morning all,

Unfortunately the Show Cross at Epworth tomorrow has been postponed due to the wet conditions to Saturday 14th MAY

The decision this morning was not made lightly and alternative dates are being looked at.

Such a lot of work and commitment goes into organising these events but the one thing we have no control over is the weather☔️

Thank you

Kindest regards


CANCELLED The Show jumping and XC course for Area 4 Show Cross at Epworth 17th April 2016 will be available to walk between 12.00 and 6pm on SATURDAY 16th APRIL.

CANCELLED  The Show jumping and XC course for Area 4 Show Cross at Epworth 17th April 2016 will be available to walk between

12.00 and 6pm on SATURDAY 16th APRIL.

The gates will be locked at 6pm. Please park on the competition field only in the singed parking.




There will be a one way system for all competition traffic on the day, and the organisers ask all members and associates to adhere  to this as the lane is single track in a lot of places.

Signs will be out so please lookout for them. Please do not enter from the Epworth end.


Any questions do not hesitate to contact Georgina, Denise or myself.

Fingers crossed for good weather! If there is any doubt about the weather on the day and there is a change, information will be put on the area 4 website and FB or call Margaret : 07905692423

Denise: 07837811409 or Epworth: 01427 872293

CANCELLED Area 4 Show Cross – Sunday 17th April 2016 – Times and Timetable of the day

CANCELLED Area 4 Show Cross – Sunday 17th April 2016 – Times ShowCross Entries 6.4.16 MASTER

Timetable of the day

10am START
(1) 100 Seniors
(2) followed by 100 Juniors (Teams and Individuals)
BREAK – 10.40-11AM (Change of course for the 90s)
(3) 90 Juniors Individuals
(4) 90 Junior Pairs
(5) 90 Seniors
BREAK – 12.30PM-1.20PM LUNCH
(5) 90 Seniors cont’d
BREAK 2.04PM-2.13PM
(6) 90 Seniors Pairs

FINISH – Last Horse of the day due to finish at 2.43pm