Non Club Events / Notices of Interest

This page contains events and notices that although not run or sponsored by the BBRC, may be of interest to members and non members alike.

AREA 14 Facebook Page

British Riding Clubs’ Area 14 covers Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex and has 14 Riding Clubs within it.

Area 14 is very active and the Liaison Committee meets four times each year, discussing all aspects of the BRC’s work and, especially, the organisation and running of all the Area competitions and Qualifiers for the various Riding Clubs’ Championships. These are held at various venues around the country. For more information on British Riding Clubs and their Championships, please go to the BRC Site (part of the British Horse Society web site).

Area 14 Riding Clubs:   Beccles & Bungay Riding Club,  Brampton Riding Club,  Carleton Riding Club,  Carousel Riding Club,  Colne Valley Riding Club,  Deben Riding Club,  Finn Valley Riding Club,  Gipping Riding Society,  Halesworth & District Riding Club,  High Fen Riding Club,  Norfolk Horse Training and Equitation Club,  Suffolk Riding Club,  Wattisfield & District Riding Club,  Worlington Riding Club


The Horse Rescue Fund, local charity at Toft Monks, hosted a Winter Woollies Showing Show, at Broads EC on Sunday 4th November 2022.  There summer show is set for the 13th August, and they will be holding a Summer sponsored ride at Sotterly too


Eland Lodge National Hunter Trial Championships 23rd & 24th September 2023


TRAINING (other than BBRC club training) – to be advised

watch this space for training opportunities


The rules about towing a trailer or caravan with a car changed on 16 December 2021.

Before 16th December 2021,

Licence issued before 1st January 1997, you are usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg max MAM.

MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it is loaded.

Licence issued from 1st January 1997, you could drive a car up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM

To tow a heavier trailer, you would have had to pass a Car & Trailer driving test

Since 16th December 2021, if you have passed your driving test from 1st January 1997, you CAN tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM.

Check you car’s handbook to find out its gross train weight (GTW).  This is the total allowable weight of the car plus the trailer plus the load.

The DVLA suggest that if you are towing a trailer for the first time, it is advisable to take training from a driving instructor.

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