Britain is divided into 23 Areas for the purposes of administration. Area 1 covers Scotland from the Forth and Clyde south. There are 36 affiliated clubs with membership numbers ranging from 20 to over 200.
A new club can seek affiliation once the membership reaches 20 adult members.
The Area committee consists of:
• National Executive Representative
The National Representative attends the Executive meetings normally held at BRC Headquarters (Stoneleigh). The National Executive discusses rule changes, competitions, BRC National Championships and make suggestions for the future. The outcome of these meetings is reported back to the Area Committee. The Area Committee contributes to Riding Clubs in Scotland as many ‘local’ issues arise.
The Area Committee supports the clubs wherever possible whether it is with an internal problem, or an incident at an Open competition. The committee also organises training, subsidising where appropriate. Affiliated clubs may claim a training grant on payment of the Area Liaison Fees – currently £2 per club member. Training takes many forms.
There is a considerable amount of legislation these days and Area 1 disseminates information and advice from BRC HQ. All Scottish Riding Clubs are part of Riding Clubs in Scotland, which is affiliated to the governing body – Horsescotland. Each area pays an annual levy to Horsescotland, which endorses Awards for All applications as our national governing body. Enhanced Disclosure Checks in Scotland and Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops are available through Horsescotland.
Area 1 is fortunate in having many active clubs who assist with the training, and run the Area Qualifiers for the National Championships. There are a considerable number of available qualifiers, however, as usual; the Scottish weather determines what we can all cope with!
BRC Area 1 Contacts:
Area Rep: Jennifer Rentoul
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 07764 352 332
Secretary: Jane McDowall
E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 07717 758 638