Team Information

This page is designed to give you an idea about Club Team competitions and will carry the latest news and updates regarding team events.  Please also see the clubs Facebook page for Team information.

As the club is affiliated with the British Riding Club (BRC) this entitles members to compete in BRC competitions.

These competitions cover all disciplines and most have Novice, Intermediate and Open sections for both Junior and Senior teams.

The competitions are run in two stages. First is a QUALIFIER COMPETITION which is run at Area (ie local level). Our club lies within AREA 14. (Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex)

The winning team of these competitions are then eligible to go and compete at the National Championships.

The National Championships are usually held at Hartpury (Glouchester) for Indoor show jumping and Winter dressage, Aston–Le-Walls for Festival of the Horse and National Horse Trials, and Lincoln Show ground for the BRC National Championships including Summer dressage and showing etc.

However at the Qualifier competitions teams may also enter as AREA ONLY.

This means the team does not have to commit to travelling to the Championships but still compete against other club teams in our area. Points are accumulated over the season towards the CHAIRMANS TROPHY.

There are opportunities at some Area competitions to enter as an individual so you can get a better idea of what is required of you before adding the pressure of being a team member.

We have three team managers who are responsible for organising the entries. They are very friendly and can offer advice and explain what is required of a team member.

Junior Team Managers – Georgia Cattermole and Stella Cattermole can be contacted on bbrcjuniorteams@btinternet.com

Senior Team Manager – Richard Palmer can be contacted on seniorteams@btinternet.com

Taking part in Team competitions is exciting. You do not need to be an Olympic standard rider but it is the next stage on from taking part in the club competitions. Dressage starts at Preliminary level, and you need to be happy at 80cm for both cross country and show jumping.

There is more information in the Yearbook which can be accessed from the BBRC News page of the web site.

HATS AND BODY PROTECTORS

IMPORTANT INFO

The hat standards changed in 2016. CLICK HERE for the latest information. Any questions contact your team manager.
Also see here Body Protector rules. CLICK HERE

It is very important to realise that if you wish to take part in the BRC Qualifier competitions your hat and body protector MUST conform to the current safety standards. This is for your own safety. 

If you have any questions or would like your hat and body protector checked to ensure it conforms to the necessary standard please contact the team managers.

BRC 2019 Rule book – available here for free (Click on title) All your questions regarding Area team competitions are answered here.

TEAMS REPORTS

Our Teams competed recently at the FOTH Combined Training Area Qualifier, held at Anvil.
2 Junior and 2 Senior teams represented the club.
The weather was extremely windy. Despite the adverse weather, all our team members rode very well.
For the seniors, Andie Getvoldsen rode a lovely dressage test of 32, and clear in the show jumping, finishing 4th individually.
Lucy Frost on her new horse Rocket Menio achieved 31.25 from her dressage test, showing what a great partnership she’s building with her new ride.
For the juniors, we achieved 3rd & 4th team placings, and individually, Bronwyn Bishop took 2nd place, Louisa McDonnel 4th, Lucia Gillett 5th, and Rebecca Gallard 6th individual place.
Thanks to all team members, and helpers.

We had a Senior SJ team compete at the Intermediate SJ Area 14 Qualifier, Topthorn 24th February, consisting of Lee Wright, Sam Palmer and Neve McElroy. Neve produced 2 lovely clear rounds resulting in her competing in the individual jump off, and she came 2nd with only 1 second time in it. We are hoping that Neve will be invited to attend the Nationals. Richard Palmer, Senior Team manager, thanks all competitors for taking part on behalf of BBRC.

Georgia Cattermole riding Wodehouse Phoenix also competed from BBRC, representing an Area 14 team in the 1.10 mtr. Georgia rode a double clear, and won the class as an Individual.

Two teams from our Junior members represented BBRC at Topthorn in the 90cm class, including Imogen Sheldrake, Sky Leeson, Summer Leeson, Courtney Martin, Alice Able, Lily Wilcox, Rebecca Gallard and Imogen Sheldrake on her 2nd ride. The teams achieved a 2nd and 4th place. Imogen, on her horse Glenvilla Belle produced the only triple clear of the class and finished in the individual top spot and looking to go to the Champs.

Thanks to Finn Valley for running the Topthorn event.

The next Teams even is Combined Training at Anvil on 17th March. We have 2 Senior and 2 Junior teams attending.
And then off to the Eventer Qualifier, with our Juniors consisting of 2 x 80cm teams, 1 x 90cm team and another 80cm team competing at Area only level.

See our Facebook page for full reports and pictures.


*** DATES FOR 2019 - AREA 14 QUALIFIERS ***

SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2019 - Winter Show Jumping Qualifier@ Topthorn, Stowmarket

9th & 10th MARCH 2019 - Arena Eventing CHAMPS@ Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire

SUNDAY 16th MARCH 2019 - Festival of The Horse CT Qualifier@ Anvil, Larling, Norwich

30th & 31st MARCH 2019 - Novice Winter CHAMPS

26th to 28th APRIL 2019 - Intermediate Winter CHAMPS@ New Bury Farm

18th & 19th MAY 2019 - Festival of the Horse CHAMPS

SUNDAY 23rd June 2019 - Horse Trials Qualifier@ Poplar Park, Woodbridge

SUNDAY 7th JULY 2019 - Junior & Senior Show Jumping and Style Jumping Qualifier@ Geldeston Hall, near Beccles, hosted by Beccles & Bungay RC

31st AUGUST to 1st SEPT 2019 - National CHAMPS@ Lincoln

27th & 28th SEPT 2019 – Dressage to Music, and Quadrille@ Bury Farm

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