Information circulated to Club Contacts – 30th September 2017

  1. Autumn Report from Area 1 Rep
  2. Area 1 Liaison Committee Meeting reminder – 19th November 2017
  3. Area 1 Representative – nomination form and information attached (nominations due by 13th November)
  4. BRC Forum
  5. Reminder to submit Area Training Grant Forms as soon as possible (must be submitted by December 2017).  Form attached and also available on Area 1 website on Reference page.

Autumn Report from Area 1 Rep


For most of us the main topic of conversation has, and still is, the weather! It has been an awful summer.  Apart from riders, my sympathies go to the farmers.  Good hay will be at a premium this winter.

Thankfully we have indoor arenas which are reasonably accessible to most of us, although those competing and helping outdoors on the Sunday of the Summer Qualifiers, must be considering an indoor sport! The Championships were held at Lincoln show ground.  Congratulations go to members from Polnoon, Lothians, Ayr, Argyll and North Lammermuir who came home with rosettes.  Special mention must go to Polnoon who came second in the 70 cm Show Jumping.

Well done and good luck to Edinburgh & District Riding Club member Caroline Pennycook whose horse Thor has been nominated for the RoR Horse of the Year Award.

The 19th of November is an important diary date. There will be a Liaison meeting for all clubs in the Arran Room at Oatridge College (where we normally hold these meetings). This year staff from BRC Headquarters will be attending.  It will be a good opportunity to catch up on recent BRC developments, and to ask questions.

As you all know I am stepping down as Area Representative. The election for a new Rep will take place at this Liaison Meeting.  Nominations are to be with the Area 1 secretary by 30th October.  Initially this position is for one year as the role normally has a three year span.  Therefore there will be another election in November 2018.

The 2018 Summer Qualifiers will be held at SNEC on 9th and 10th June. We need to have a good discussion about this.  Four years ago we decided to run everything bar the Horse Trials over one weekend.  The format has proved to be popular.  This year the numbers attending were fantastic, however, there were a few problems.  So please come along and join in the discussion if you want to see this fun weekend continue.

During the summer we request feedback on training via SurveyMonkey as we are in receipt of training money from British Riding Clubs in Scotland. Not many replied however those that did have requested Dressage to Music training, and Style Jumping training.  This will be an agenda item, as will the general 2018 training programme.  The Area committee greatly appreciates the help from clubs with the organisation of the training.

The 2018 Novice, Intermediate and Open Show Jumping Qualifier takes place at SNEC on 4th November. Lothians are the host club.

Edinburgh and District are hosting the 2018 Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier at SNEC on the 26th November.

The 2018 Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier host and venue are undecided.


Jennifer Rentoul, Area 1 Rep


The Area 1 Liaison Committee meeting will be held at 1.30 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017 in the Arran Room, Oatridge, Ecclesmachan.

If you have any items you would like added to the agenda, please let Jane (Area 1 secretary) know by 31st October. Thank you.


Role of Area 1 Representative

The Area Rep’s term commences on 1st December. The ‘job specification’ from HO, and the nomination form are attached.

You do not have to be an official steward to take on the role of Area Rep as you would be able to attend the training in February (likely to be Banbury, Oxford).

Nomination forms to be submitted to the Area 1 Secretary no later than Monday 13th November to allow for a vote at the Area Liaison meeting.


There is a BRC Forum on the 28th October at Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Please contact Jennifer if you would like to attend (


Area Rep – Role Description

2017 Area Rep nominationform

Area 1 Training Grant Application Form NEW

National Championships at Lincoln – 2nd & 3rd September 2017

A number of clubs from Area 1 made the long journey to attend the National Championships held at Lincoln last weekend. Many thanks to all competitors and also the helpers who gave up their time to support everyone.
It is wonderful to report there were many successes!
Most notable was Polnoon Riding Club coming second in the 70cms Show Jumping , with just 8 faults. The team consisted of Jennifer Wisdom (9th individual), Gillian Morris, Andrea Hibbert and Laura Stirrat.
Special mention must also be made of Marije Terpstra from Argyll Riding Club who was 8th , with only 4 faults.
In the 80 cms, Lothians were 7th , with David Parker individual 7th.
Lothians collected more rosettes with the team coming 8th in the 90cms, Katie Smith achieving 7th individually and Lothians Team also came 7th in the 100 cm.
The Dressage competitors also did well!
In the Senior Prelim Dressage Linda Hardie  from North Lammermuir was 5th in her arena, with Julie Hannah from Ayr, 10th in her arena. In the Pairs Dressage Linda Hardie and Shona Playfair from North Lammermuir were 6th.
Many others were well placed, which is a tremendous achievement as around 2,000 horses attend the Championships.
Jennifer Rentoul
Area 1 Rep

Area 1 Liaison Meeting – 19th November 2017

Area Liaison Meeting with staff from BRC HQ attending.

1.30 pm start.  Venue:  Arran Room, Oatridge, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, EH52 6NH.

Any items for agenda to Secretary ( by 31st October please.

Saddle Up International Scottish RC Championships – CANCELLED


EVENT CANCELLED – updated 25th September 2017
Files attached:
Cecilia Gladwyn
Tel: 01358 701602 / Mobile 07778 114453

Show and Style Jumping – 9th July 2017



Area 1 Qualifiers – Dressage Results

BRC Area 1 Winter 2017 Qualifiers

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Winter Novice and Intermediate Showjumping Qualifier at SNEC organised by Lothians Riding Club.

Area 1 Winter SJ Schedule 4th Nov 2017


Sunday 26th November 2017 – Winter Novice Dressage Qualifier at SNEC organised by Edinburgh & District Riding Club.

Area 1 Winter Novice Dressage Schedule 26th November 2017 UPDATED

Qualifier tests are Prelim 12 (2005) and Novice 28 (2008).

Prelim Entries to BRC due by 5th November:  Click here for link.

Entries to Edinburgh & District due by Monday 13th November:  Click here for link.


Winter Intermediate Dressage Qualifier – TBC



9th June 2018 – Dressage, Riding Test, Dressage to Music Qualifiers at SNEC.

10th June 2018 – Show and Style Jumping Qualifiers at SNEC.



BRC Area 1 Summer Qualifiers 2017

Dressage and Showjumping – 8th & 9th July at Morris EC.

Dressage & RT Times 2017

SJ and Style Jumping Times 9th July 2017 final


SUNDAY 9th July 2017- HELPERS

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a briefing for all those helping in the main arena, outdoor arena, indoor and outdoor warm ups, main arena warm up, tunnel and tack check areas.


am helpers:  8am                                        pm helpers: 11.45.

Helpers : Sunday

Indoor arena AM start 8.30 / Outdoor 9.30                  Indoor arena PM start at 12.30 / Outdoor  12.15

Meet and Greet

AM Peter Rentoul                                                        PM  Bernadette Kerr  Lanark RC

Flu Vacs

Maggie Bunnet and Joyce Kent


Linda Allen

AM Maddie Moriarty ARC                                          PM Pam Miller  NARC

SJ Scorers Indoors

AM Valerie Sneddon                                                    PM Carol Mathers

SJ Scorer Outdoors

Christine, coming with the Judge and Julie Aitchison

Style Jumping Writer / Scorer

Julie Aitchison


AM…Susan Stuart                                                       PM..Leanne McBain   Glenbrae RC

Indoor Arena Party

AM Lisa Dunlop                                                           PM Gill Gray NARC

Louise McConnochie Argyll RC                                 Maureen Scott  NARC

Outdoor Arena Party

AM Gillian Boyce ARC                                                PM   Jenn Mackie

Tracy McArthur Argyll RC

Tack Check

AM Kaighley Stakim NARC                                        PM  Rachel Latchford NARC

Laura Gardiner NARC                                                 Sarah Donald ARC

Indoor Stewards

Warm Up

AM Janis Murchie                                                        PM Lyn Anderson


AM Kirsteen Watson                                                   PM Kerstine and Sarah Gibson ARC

Main Arena Warm Up

AM Duncan Owen   Lothians RC                                PM Sam Owen Wylie  Lothians RC

Outdoor Stewards

AM Nadine Scott                                                         PM Astell Easton Glenbrae RC



Area 1 Equestrian Festival July 2017 Schedule

Area 1 Summer Qualifiers – UPDATE

The results of the vote concerning the running of the Summer Dressage, Riding Test, DTM, Show Jumping, Style Jumping and Horse Trials Qualifiers 2017 have now been counted.
23 Clubs responded by the voting deadline as follows:
  • Option 1 = 5
  • Option 2 = 3
  • Option 3 = 14
  • Abstentions = 1
Therefore the Summer Qualifiers scheduled to take place at Morris Equestrian on the 8th and 9th July will take place as planned.
Area 1 will accept the invitation from Area 22 to attend their BRC Horse Trials Qualifier at Scotsburn on 3rd June.
Jennifer Rentoul, Area 1 Rep

BRC Area 1 Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier – 25th March at Rockrose EC

South East Scotland Dressage Group is looking forward to hosting the Dressage qualifier on Saturday at Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre.

Please see the Important Information for competitors below.

Intermediate Winter Dressage Times 25th March 2017

🎀 In loving memory of Catherine and in support of Maggie’s Centres we ask that you wear something lilac or pink and we will provide a ribbon to pin onto your jackets

🚨 Passports and Vaccination Certificates must be presented before each rider competes
🚨 Team Managers must present declarations before riders compete
🎩 Hat tagging available onsite from 8.00am
🏇 Tack checks carried out in warm up before rider competes
📸 Official Photographer on the day is Dave Cameron Photography only

Catering onsite from 8.30am at the Stable Diet & Pizza Geeks onsite for lunch from 1pm

Times are available by clicking here 👇

Stabling can be booked directly with Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre

Spectators welcome!

🍀 Good luck to all and we hope you have a fantastic day for Catherine.