MEMBERS INFORMATION

This page is designed to make available to you the information that previously was circulated to you in the Yearbook that is not available elsewhere on the web site.

CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED

CLUB CALENDER

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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BBRC HEALTH AND SAFETY

PARAMEDICS

The Committee undertakes to have First Aid cover present at all events where jumping is taking place. In addition, several members hold first aid certificates.

CHILD PROTECTION

The Club has a Child Protection policy. Both the Child Welfare Officer and the Junior Team Manager are subject to CRB checks.

CORRECT RIDING GEAR

The Committee require members to always wear hard hats and be suitably turned out for Club events. Recommended hat and body protector specifications are available on the Teams page (accessed from the Training page tab) on the web site. Members are advised to carry out regular safety checks on their tack and protective riding gear.

When using your protective equipment please use it in the correct fashion. For hats this means the chin strap must be securely fastened so that it fits snugly around your chin. If it’s is loose your hat cannot protect you as it is intended to. At a club event you will be asked to tighten it or to dismount if your hat is not properly secured.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB EVENTS

ATTENDANCE AT MEMBERS ONLY EVENTS

Parents, helpers and spectators who are invited by junior and senior members are welcome at members-only events and the Committee warmly invites them to join the Club’s band of volunteers.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

If you have a complaint at an event then please go to the Secretary’s tent and lodge your complaint there. If we are unable to resolve the matter there and then, or your complaint arises outside of an event, please submit your complaint in writing to a committee member. They will then take it forward to a meeting where the matter can be discussed.

Remember the club and the events are all run by volunteers who do their utmost to ensure a safe and enjoyable day for everyone.

OWNERSHIP OF HORSES

The Club has no objection to members riding another member’s horse. Owners of horses not kept by members but ridden by members at Club events and Area competitions, and using the Club’s training facilities, are invited to support the Club by becoming members.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Members must act in a sportsmanlike manner at all times and show all due care for their equine partners. Arguing with officials, strong language, dangerous riding and inappropriate or excessive use of spur or whip are deemed unacceptable.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

A member may be issued with the following warnings if the Committee considers that there is a breach of the Club’s Code of Conduct with respect to other riders, spectators, officials and horses, or contravening the rules of competition:

(i) A verbal warning given by a Committee Member;

(ii) A written warning given by the Secretary;

(iii) Dismissal from membership of the Club

WHAT TO WEAR AT AN EVENT

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Safety first is always the guideline. An up-to-date helmet is mandatory. A body-protector when jumping cross country is strongly advised.

Full details of approved proved protective clothing standards are available on the Teams page of the web site. The regulations are compulsory for riders participating in Area competitions and are strongly advised for club events.

FOR TRAINING, FUN DAYS, MEMBER ONLY EVENTS

Long sleeved shirts (club shirts are perfect for this), plus traditional jods or breeches and boots. Where members are being trained by a visiting instructor it shows respect and professionalism to turn out rather better than you would for a hack, i.e. wear a hairnet and gloves, tidy jods and boots, and do not obscure your top half with bulky anoraks.

FOR XC TRAINING AND COMPETITION

You need your best protective gear, Club or dark sweatshirt to protect arms, and ideally a stock to support your neck. For Hunter Trials – the same (or swap the sweatshirt for a tweed jacket).

FOR DRESSAGE & COMBINED TRAINING

Wear a tweed or dark jacket, tie or stock, pale jodhpurs or breeches, best boots. For the horse, a discreet numnah and plain bridle is in order. Plaiting is not obligatory at Club shows, but it does set off the horse’s neck to advantage.

FOR THE OPEN SHOW

The same and it is customary to plait up, unless you are entering purely jumping, native or fun classes.

AREA COMPETITIONS

Plait up as for an open show.

Full details of approved proved protective clothing standards are available on the Teams page of the web site. The regulations are compulsory for riders participating in Area competitions

If in doubt for turn out speak with your team manager.

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