- Autumn Report from Area 1 Rep
Area 1 Liaison Committee Meeting reminder – 19th November 2017
Area 1 Representative – nomination form and information attached (nominations due by 13th November)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).