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.

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 two 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 Manager – Helen Regan can be contacted on helen.regan45@gmail.com

Senior Team Manager - Davina Cattermole can be contacted on davina.hugoboss@hotmail.co.uk

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 whilst you need to be happy at 85cm 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.

Please contact any committee member if you have any interest in potentially representing the club at Area competitions. Alternatively complete the TEAM ENTRY FORM and send to the appropriate team manager.

(If you wish to do this on line please contact BBRC via the web site and a copy of the form in Word.doc that can be completed and e mailed to the appropriate team manager can be sent to you.)

HATS AND BODY PROTECTORS

IMPORTANT INFO FOR 2017

The hat standards changed in 2016. CLICK HERE for the latest information. The hat tags changed colour that year and all hats will need re tagging with the new orange tag. Any questions contact your team manager.

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 2017 Rule book available here for free (Click on title) All your questions regarding Area team competitions are answered here. Includes the BRC Horse Trial tests (Appendix 13) for the Area ODE

*** NEW 2017 *** DATES FOR 2017  AREA 14 QUALIFIERS

SATURDAY 14th JANUARY -  JUNIOR NOVICE @ INTERMEDIATE DRESSAGE @ Broads EC, Barnby hosted by Halesworth RC

SUNDAY 15th JANUARY – SENIOR NOVICE @ INTERMEDIATE DRESSAGE @ Broads EC, Barnby hosted by Halesworth RC

12th FEBRUARY 2016 – WINTER NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE SHOW JUMPING @ Topthorn EC hosted by Finn Valley RC (Qualifier for Bury Farm, Slapton Championships)

Team of four. Ponies/horse Max £400 BS winnings

9th APRIL – FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE EVENTER CHALLLENGE @ Stratford Hills hosted by Area 8

?? APRIL – FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE COMBINED TRAINING @ Thorne Court hosted by St Edmunds RC

14th MAY – SUMMER DRESSAGE & RIDING TEST + DRESSAGE TO MUSIC @ Stratford Hills hosted by Deben RC

25th JUNE – HORSE TRIALS @ Poplar Park hosted by Finn Valley RC

2nd JULY – OUTDOOR SHOW JUMPING & STYLE JUMPING @ Geldeston hosted by Beccles & Bungay RC

*** NEW 2017 *** 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP DATES

Sat/Sun 1st/2nd AprilNovice Winter Champs @ The College EC, Keysoe, Bedford MK44 2JP
Fri/Sat/Sun 28th – 30th April - Intermediate Winter Champs @ Bury Farm, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT
Sat/Sun 20th/21st MayFestival of the Horse @ Washbrook Farm, Aston Le Walls NN11 6RT
Fri/Sat/Sun 4th – 6th AugustHorse Trials @ Swalcliffe Park EC, Banbury, Oxon OX15 5EX
Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd Sept – National Champs Lincolnshire Showground LN2 2NA
Fri/Sat/Sun 29th/30th Sept & 1st OctDressage to Music & Quadrille Selection Trial (TBC) Bury Farm, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT
Quadrille Final – TBC

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