Area 4 Summer Dressage Camps 2021

Area 4 have been waiting for the green light! So here we go😆
After a successful Dressage camp in 2019 @ Bishop Burton, we are running 2 camps to accommodate members working schedule.

Camp 1.
25th – 27th August (Midweek)

Camp 2.
27th – 29th Aug

2 1/2 days – 5 training sessions to include test riding if you choose. An evening demo / lecture.

Stabling:
Available and is on site – bedding included, provide own hay / Haylage. Must be pre booked. (see booking form)Riders accommodation:
This will be in your lorry, trailer or camping. (There is no hook-up at Manor Grange)

Catering:
On site catering is available from the cafe.
A sit down 2 course evening meal is included in the cost of camp.
Hot drinks will be available FOC for members in camp.

Trainers are:
1. Claire Marie Senior
2. Andrew Day
3. TBC depending on numbers.

All horses must have 12 month vaccination cover and passports will be checked. If COVID restrictions are still in place at the time of camp, Government and BRC guidelines will be strictly adhered to.

It will be great to be out and about so let’s stay safe and look after each other.

Booking is by the form available below, or contact smithmags@btinternet.com

call Mags 07905692423

Cost per combination £250
Cost for 2nd horse £200

Forms:

Area 4 Dressage Camp Booking Form 2021
Area 4 Dressage Camp Options 2021
Area 4 Dressage Camp Stable Booking

Numbers at Events – Covid update

Now we have moved into the next phase of the roadmap in England, clubs and areas can ease the restrictions on the numbers they have attending their events.

We suggest that no more than 5 people may attend with a competitor, but obviously clubs and areas can restrict this if they require depending on the circumstances of the event. Social distancing must still be adhered to.

Area4 Qualifiers and Championship 2021

Dressage

Qualifier: 14th-15th August 2021 Bishop Burton
Download Entry Form

Champs: 4-5 September 2021 Lincoln Showground

Winter Dressage

Qualifier: 2nd-3rd October 2021 TBC.
Download Entry Form

Champs: TBC

Arena Eventing

Qualifier: TBC October

Dressage Camps

25th-27th August 2021 Bishop Burton
and 27th-29th August 2021 Bishop Burton
Full details here

Area 4 Camp

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

BRC Statement 2021 Championships & Membership

The BRC Advisory Committee met on Wednesday 13 January to discuss arrangements for the 2021 championships. The committee discussed the current lockdown situation across all nations and the implications this would have on the ability of areas to run qualifying competitions, as well as the championships themselves and the potential mixing of people from across the UK. It is with great disappointment that we must announce further cancellations to our calendar of events after losing many of our competitions in 2020. All options were investigated thoroughly, and we feel we have come up with the best solutions available to us, ensuring we adhere to government guidelines and keep our staff, officials, volunteers and competitors safe. Please be aware that the calendar may be subject to further change depending on government guidelines and the evolving situation with the pandemic.

Arena Eventing Championships 13 – 14 March: This event will be postponed from its original date and will now take place on 22 and 23 May 2021 at Aston le Walls.

Novice Winter Championships (Incorporating the rescheduled 2020 and 2021 Novice and Intermediate Championships) 26 – 29 March: This event will be cancelled. All dressage classes will be run as an online competition with further details to follow in due course. The show jumping classes will not be re-arranged. We know this is disappointing but there are no viable options within the current climate.

Intermediate Winter Championships 23 – 25 April: This event will be cancelled. All dressage classes will be run as an online competition with further details to follow in due course. The show jumping classes will not be re-arranged. We know this is disappointing but there are no viable options within the current climate.

Combined Training Championships 22 – 23 May: This event will be cancelled with the rescheduled Arena Eventing Championships taking place on this date.

Horse Trials Championships 6 – 8 August: This event will go ahead but will run as a short format competition (no roads and tracks or steeplechase). All classes will run as one-day-events.

National Championships, Dressage to Music Championships and Quadrille: We are monitoring the situation closely and will issue another update that covers these events later in the spring.

2021 Membership Invoices & Insurance Certificates: These have not yet been sent for 2021. Please rest assured you are still covered by the BRC insurance policy at this time. We are currently looking at all options to find the best outcome for our members and finalising some insurance details. A further update will be issued as soon as possible, and the documents will be with you as soon as they are available. If you require your hard copies of the 2021 Handbook urgently, please contact megan.gibbs@bhs.org.uk and they will be posted out to you.

WINTER QUALIFIERS UPDATE

I hope you and yours are staying safe and well.

It is a week since the government announced a national lockdown, which has had an impact on our everyday lives, some more than others.

So far during this latest lockdown, area 4 has cancelled the rearranged Winter Novice & Intermediate Dressage Q, the rearranged Arena Eventing Q, along with Winter Novice & Intermediate SJ and as yet a definite decision hasn’t been made re Combined Training and Style Jumping ( this is a summer Q) but it is unlikely these will go ahead, as they are scheduled for the first weekend in March.
Decisions re the Summer Show and Horse Trials will be made once we have more information from the Government and the BRC office.

If BRC re schedule the Championship dates, I will do my best to find new dates and venues to provide qualifiers for those Championships.

As soon as I have any information from BRC, it will be passed onto clubs via email to Club Chairs & Committees, which should be cascaded to all members, and published on the area website.

I’d like to thank the area committee for their continued work and support to keep area 4 fluid.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by e mail or call me.

Do take care and stick to the rules and let’s work together to get through these testing times. Take care and stay safe.

Kindest regards

Margaret
Area 4 Chair

07905692423
smithmags@btinternet.com

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

AREA 4 DRESSAGE CAMP 2020

Please find attached the forms and info for the Dressage Camp at Manor Grange. Please could you forward to your members.
All the info needed is on the forms. Any questions please get in touch with Margaret Smith.


Dressage Camp @ Manor Grange. August 2020 

We are living in very strange and different times, and as such it has been very hard to plan and arrange equestrian activities.  

We have been given the go ahead to run a ‘camp’ with strict observations of the Government & BRC Covid-19 Guidelines.

We are still mindful of some local areas are in lockdown and this has had a part to play in the delay.

This has been on hold since the dates were released earlier in the year.  The dates were published and we have a list of interested members. To book a place, please can you complete the form, pay your fee and return to me ASAP (closing date 17/8/2020).

Camp 1. Will run 20th & 21st August. – Cost per horse £215

Camp 2. Will run 22nd & 23rd August. – Cost per horse £215

This is to give members the choice of weekday or weekend. If you wish to do all 4 days then that is fine.

The trainers booked are Claire Marie Senior & Andrew Day. Both trainers have a wealth of knowledge and experience both as trainers and as competitors.

Please state your choice of trainer on your form.

What is included:

All arena and parking / camping facilities.

2 sessions each day ( 4 sessions in total) with the trainer of your choice. One of which could be a test riding session if you wish. You can discuss and make a plan with your trainer.

We are allowed to stay over, but there will be no shower facilities available.  Members will need to provide their own breakfast and lunch for both days. An evening meal can be ordered ( on a separate form) from Manor Grange, and this will be cooked on site.   BBQ’s will be permitted if they are away from the stable area and any buildings. ( please be mindful of taking all you rubbish

home)😁

There will be a presentation / demo on each of the sleepover nights for everyone in camp. 

Stabling is available @ £25 per Stable used,  so if you are overnight it will be £25 ( this also covers your day time stabling). If you are travelling both days and want day time only stabling, it will be £25 for the duration of camp.

There will be a starter bed in the stable, and only shavings will be permitted. You will need to provide your own Hay / Haylage and hard feed for the duration of camp, and bring your own mucking out tools.

Non-riding members in camp – You will be allowed to bring non riding members but they will need to complete a form and return it with your camp booking form with their details for Government & NHS Track & Track  purposes.

All sports are being closely watched, and to enable the sport that we love to be back up and running, it is important to be sensible at all times and observe the social distancing guidelines. 

Manor Grange are making every effort to have all safety measures in place and to accommodate us.  let’s hope the weather is kind for camping! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  I know this is last minute but the dates have been out a while and at least we can run. 🥳  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Mags – 07905692423