2020 BRC Calendar Dates

HorseQuest Arena Eventing Championships – 14-15 March – Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Northants NN11 6RT

SEIB Insurance Brokers Novice Winter Championships – 28-29 March – Arena UK, Grantham NG32 2EF

HorseHage & Mollichaff Intermediate Winter Championships – 24-26 April – Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Dlapton, Bucks LU7 9BT

Fibre-Beet Festival of the Horse Championships – 30-31 May – Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Northants NN11 6RT

NAF Five Star National Horse Trials Championships – 7-9 August – Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Swalcliffe, Oxon OX15 5EX

NAF Five Star National Championships – 5-6 Sept – Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln LN2 2NA

TopSpec Dressage to Music and Saddles Direct Quadrille Selection Trial – 2-4 October – Addington Equestrian Centre, Buckingham MK18 2JR

Quadrille of the Year Final – TBC

Flu Vaccination Guidelines 2020

From 1 January until 29 February 2020, it is strongly recommended that a vaccination is given within 6 calendar months and 21 days (but not in any of the 6 preceding days as per rule below) of the competition and/or entry to competition stabling. From 1 March 2020, in order to compete a horse must be vaccinated in accordance with the above rules and MUST also have had a vaccination within 6 calendar months and 21 days (but not in any of the 6 preceding days) of the competition and/or entry to competition stables. No injection should have been given on any of the 6 days before the competition and/or entry to competition stables. For example: if the horse is vaccinated on the Monday, the horse will not be eligible to enter championship stables, or compete until the following Monday. Horses may compete providing that they have had the first two primary injections providing the second vaccination is within 6 calendar months and 21 days (but not in any of the 6 preceding days) of entry to the competition or competition stabling.

New Rule Changes for 2020 Events

BRC Members please note the BS rule which will be enforced at Area 4 Winter SJ Qualifier @ Bishop Burton 8th & 9th February 2020.

Rule: 102.9

Whip Ruling (effective 1 January 2020) WHIP – 102.9

No rider may carry, use or permit to be used a whip other than as detailed below, in the arena, the collecting ring or anywhere, on, or in the immediate vicinity of the showground. Only one whip may be carried and no substitute for a whip may be carried. A whip, if carried, must be held in the hand by the handle with the handle at the top. Also see rule Excessive use of the whip.

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The “Whip”

The “Shaft”

The “Handle”

The “Contact Area” The “Pad”

The “Binding”

The singular term for the equipment in its entirety.

The term for the central core of the equipment.

The term for the riders contact area.

The term for the area that will contact or may potentially contact the horse. The term for the padded area that covers the shaft.

The term given to the threaded area between the “shaft” and the “pad” that joins the two together.

The maximum length of the “Whip” is 70cm and must be no less than 45cm.

There must be no “binding” within 17 centimetres of the end of the “Pad”.

The minimum diameter for a “Shaft” is 1 centimetre and the “Shaft” should run through the entirety of the whip. The overall weight of the “Whip” must not exceed 160 grams and the weight should be evenly distributed throughout the full length of the “Whip”.

The “Contact area”, is considered to be 2/5’s (two fifths) of the overall length of the “Whip” and must be covered with a “Pad”.

The “Pad” must be smooth, with no protrusion or raised surface, and be made of shock absorbing material throughout its circumference such that it gives a compression factor of at least 6mm. There is to be no wording, advertising or personalisation of any kind on the “Pad”.

ROR Riding Club Challenge 2019

Hi folks at the AGM I mentioned the ROR Riding Club Challenge and how difficult i was finding it to collate your results for this so ive come up with an idea xx i have created a form for you all to fill in and to send to me and i will then be able to gather them all together xx Here is the form if you can pass this on to all ROR members who have competed at Area 4 comps last year hopefully you will all get the proper recognition you all deserve 🦄🦄😍 if you can all send to me ASAP and before the next area meeting please xx