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Area Horse Trials Qualifier

Area Horse Trials qualifier at Forgandenny on Sunday 28th April.
Preliminary entries to BRC HQ due by 7th April: https://brc.bhs.org.uk
Horse Trials entries online by 19th April via Equo – click here for link  
The event is organised by Fife Branch of The Pony Club and British Riding Clubs Area 22.
BE Eventing ‘Flu Vaccination Rules:  BE Eventing Flu Vaccination Rules at March 2019

 

Area 22 and 1 HT classes will be run alongside the FHPC ODE at Baxterknowe Farm, Forgandenny, Perth PH2 9EY  on Sunday 28th April 2019, by kind permission of Mr Douglas Edward and FHPC.

There are classes at 80, 90 and 100 for senior and juniors, plus an open 100+. Teams can run in all sections, and there is a bit on the entry to put the team name when entering. BRC classes are for Qualifying only, but members wishing to run non qualifying can enter any of the other classes. For qualifying entries, don’t forget that you also need to submit Prelim entries to BRC, and these must be entered 21 days before the competition. The link to the paper form ishttp://www.bhs.org.uk/~/media/bhs/brc/meg/forms/restricted-ht-prelim-entry-form-2019.ashx?la=en or do it online here https://brc.bhs.org.uk/

Each club entering will need to provide helpers and someone will be in touch about this, but please start gathering names and contact details of willing volunteers now.

The schedule, conditions of entry and vaccination rules for the BRC NAF Area 22 2019 Horse Trials are now live here –https://www.equoevents.co.uk/ViewEvent/ViewEventDetails/23360, and this is where entries are being taken too.

For further information on competition regulations and eligibility, please check the BRC Handbook – http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-handbook Remember that for BRC classes, armbands remain compulsory. You will need to take your hat, body protector and flu vac card to secretary on arrival.

The NAF Five Star National Horse Trials Championships take place 2-4 August in Banbury. Find out more here – http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-championships/national-horse-trials-championships

I’m hoping to get stabling details soon, so please get in touch with me if you need those. Otherwise, for general enquiries about the BRC entries for this event, please contact Dorothy Burnett by email at dorothy.burnett1@btinternet.com

 

Forgandenny Stabling List 2019

BHS Scotland – Regional Manager’s Report

BHS Scotland Regional Update for Jan 2019 meeting

Area 1 Newsletter – February 2019

Hi All,

I am sure you have all read and digested the information in the minutes of the AGM.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank those members retiring from the committee for their hard work and dedication over the years.  I know your expertise and knowledge will be missed.  I would also like to welcome the new members and look forward to meeting you in March.

Can all clubs please make sure the appropriate dues are paid to Area 1 with the beginning of the new season.

It was decided to join with Area 22 for the Horse Trials qualifier and this will run at Forgandenny on April 28th.  Please get your club’s entries in on time.  It was also decided not to include Intro tests in the dressage qualifiers.

Hat tags will be the same colours this year as for 2018.  It is now possible for each club to nominate an appropriate member to tag hats within their own club, so if your club was not present at the AGM to agree to do this and you would like to nominate a member, please contact Area 1 Rep, Maggie Bunnett.

Please note we have increased the training grant to £200 for 2019 only so clubs wishing to take advantage of this need to get their applications in.

Hoping you all have a successful season,

Ann Affleck

 

Minutes of the AGM have been circulated to Club contacts (where clubs have paid their Area 1 liaison fees).

BRC Volunteer Leagues 2019

After the success of the 2018 Volunteers’ League, BRC are delighted to enter its second year.  There have been a few tweaks to the format following feedback we have received. There will still be three leagues but they will be as follows.

Club League

Club level will be for volunteers who help at club activities run under BRC rules. Aimed at dressage writers, stewards, flu vac checkers etc. Those volunteering as part of their committee role will need to use the Committee League.

Area League

Area level will be for volunteers who help at area activities run under BRC rules. Aimed at dressage writers, stewards, flu vac checkers etc. Can also include team volunteers where a club is required as part of entry to send a volunteer. Those volunteering as part of their committee role will need to use the Committee League.

Committee/Official League

The Committee/Official League is open to all volunteer committee members whether they are on a club, area or organising committee, an official steward or area representatives. Where a volunteer is on more than one of the above for example an area committee and an official steward points will be gained separately so would be on the league twice and will need to make it clear on the points card.

For example:

  • 1st Jennie Pallett – Area Committee – 20 hours – 20 points
  • 2nd Joe Bloggs – Area Committee – 10 hours – 10 points
  • 3rd Jennie Pallett – Official Steward – 5 hours – 5 points
  • 4th Joe Bloggs – Club Committee – 1.5 hours – 1.5 points

How to Take Part

Participants do not need to be members of a BRC Club to enter the leagues, but for non-members, volunteers must have signed up to the BRC Volunteers’ Club prior to gaining points, which is free to join, email jennie.pallett@bhs.org.uk for further information.

Volunteers will need to fill out all details on the card downloaded from the website and have their card signed by the Secretary/Organiser (for club and area leagues) or the Area Chair, Club Chair or Area Rep for the Committee/Official League to confirm the number of hours and the role they undertook. It is the volunteers’ responsibility to present the point’s card and fill it out upon finishing your role to the secretary for confirmation.

Points will be awarded in half hour increments at 0.5 per half hour.  Checks will be carried out by BRC HQ to ensure the information provided is correct.

The league will commence on 1 January 2019 and will finish on 31 October 2019. Point cards will need to be posted or emailed to BRC by the 7 day of every month.

Points will not be allocated retrospectively. Activities can include but not limited to social events, training camps and competitions. Paid volunteers (such as judges) will not be permitted to enter the leagues.

Rosettes will be awarded to 10th in each league with a sash to first place. A prize for each league will be awarded to first place.

Club League

Club level will be for volunteers who help at club activities run under BRC rules.

Area League
Area level will be for volunteers who help at area activities run under BRC rules.

National League
National level will be for all volunteers (including team volunteers) who help at Championships only.

Area 1 Newsletter – January 2019

British Riding Clubs Area 1: January 2019

Dear Member

First of all, I do hope that, as 2019 progresses, the trust, care, patience and perseverance you have invested in your equines over the years is rewarded!

No matter what route your enjoyment takes, it involves a great deal of time.

For some 2018 saw success at the Area Qualifiers, followed by success at the BRC Championships.  Congratulations to you all.  I am sure you will have seen the headline in the Rider magazine reporting the success of the North Ayrshire Juniors at the Championships.  This is the first time Area 1 Juniors have experienced such publicity!  It must be mentioned that the juniors could not have achieved this without huge parental support, and that of North Ayrshire Riding Club.  I do hope this will encourage other clubs to support their Junior membership.

I hope you are aware the Area 1 AGM will take place on 27th January, in the Arran Room at Oatridge.  This is your opportunity to meet other Clubs, elect and support the Area 1 committee for 2019.  The Area Secretary will circulate the Agenda which will include vacant committee roles.  I am stepping down as Chair.  I have been involved with the Area for many years and will really miss the fun and being in touch with the clubs.  The Area now has an excellent BRC Representative in Maggie Bunnett.  Maggie, along with our exceptional secretary Jane McDowall will assist and support the new Chair.

In November 2018 the annual Area 1 Liaison Meeting was scheduled.  Due to the lack of attendees it was cancelled as the meeting would not have been Quorate.  This was a shocking situation, and it saddens me that I have to raise this in my last newsletter to you all.  Each club can send two representatives to the meetings.  Considering there is only the AGM and one Liaison Meeting per year, this is not too onerous.  The Area Committee put in many hours on your behalf, so the least clubs can do is attend these meetings.  The Area Committee largely run the Qualifiers, and are happy to organise training.  None of this will happen if there is no support.  It is all too easy to plan your activities, buy your brushing boots and ‘allegedly’ keep in touch with your friends using the internet.  You do not have to leave the house.  What happened to humans?  What happened to debate and discussion?  What has happened to the sharing of time and the involvement with others, the co-operation, the volunteering and helping others enjoy, progress and succeed.  This is what your Riding Club set out to do.

Your Club is part of Area 1, which is one of 23 Areas in Britain.  The Liaison Meeting and the AGM are the two opportunities to come together to share success, raise issues and be a part of the future.  BRC is ‘owned’ by the British Horse Society, a very worthwhile charity, however we need to hold on to our independence within this huge organisation.  The Area is your voice.  Our Representative cannot raise your issues nationally if there is no discussion.  We may be part of the BHS, but our Clubs remain autonomous (in charge of their affairs and finances).  This privilege must be guarded at all costs.  I cannot think of another equestrian organisation where the individual clubs retain such independence.

Many clubs have supported the Area in many different ways over the years.  This ethos must continue and should not be dependent on the whims of the incumbent committees.  There is nothing more rewarding than being part of a vibrant occasion.  The learning is huge and the appreciation of the voluntary skills of BRC members is there to be recognised.

You must all come together to elect a new Chair for 2019 and put in place the workings of Area 1.

Best wishes, and thank you to everyone for the comradeship and a most rewarding experience.

Jennifer 

BRC 2019 Championships

30 – 31 March 2019 – SEIB Insurance Brokers Novice Winter Championships

Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 2EF

 

26 – 28 April 2019 – Equi-Theme Intermediate Winter Championships

Bury Farm Equestrian Village, New Bury Farm, Mill Road, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT

 

18 – 19 May 2019 – Fibre-Beet Festival of the Horse

Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 6RT

 

2 – 4 August 2019 – NAF Five Star National Horse Trials Championships

Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Grange Farm, Swalcliffe, Banbury, Oxon OX15 5EX

 

31 August – 1 September 2019 – NAF Five Star National Championships

Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2SX (Gate 4)

 

28 – 30 September 2018 – TopSpec Dressage to Music and SEIB Insurance Brokers Quadrille

Bury Farm Equestrian Village, New Bury Farm, Mill Road, Slapton Bucks LU7 9BT

BRC Area 1 Annual General Meeting

1.30 pm on Sunday 27th January 2019 in the Arran Room, Oatridge, Ecclesmachan, EH52 6NH.

This is an opportunity for Club members to give feedback as well as offer ideas and suggestions for training, qualifiers, etc.

Clubs are respectfully reminded of the criteria for full BRC affiliation:

“Clubs to have been represented at all Area Liaison Meetings (optional but required for any area participation).”

We look forward to a well-attended meeting.

Please advise numbers attending from your club to Jane (brcarea1@btinternet.com) by Thursday 24th January.

This will assist with seating and catering arrangements.

Thank you.

 

British Riding Clubs in Scotland Area 1 Liaison Committee

Annual General Meeting on Sunday 27th January 2019 at 1.30 pm

in the Arran Room, Oatridge, Ecclesmachan, EH52 6NH

AGENDA

Hat Tagging available after meeting. 

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of the previous AGM (28th January 2018)
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Chairman’s Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report and Adoption of Accounts
  7. Training Report
  8. Area Representative’s Report
  9. Election of Office Bearers and Committee            There are vacancies on the committee.
  10. Area Qualifiers and National Championships
  11. A O C B

 

Refreshments:  Tea / Coffee and shortbread.

 

 

Area 1 AGM Minutes January 2018

Area 1 Summer Qualifiers 2019

Horse Trials Qualifier – 28th April at Forgandenny, Perthshire courtesy of Area 22 Riding Clubs.

Summer Festival – Dressage and SJ qualifiers at Morris EC on 6th & 7th July.

Information on eligibility, tests, heights, etc is all available in the 2019 BRC Rule Book.

Link to online Rule Book:  http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-handbook

Schedules will be added once available.

British Riding Clubs Leo Harris Award

Congratulations to Jennifer Rentoul who has been announced as the winner of the British Riding Clubs Leo Harris Award.

The Leo Harris award is presented annually to a Riding Club member who has given outstanding voluntary service to the movement over a period of years.
Jennifer has been Area 1 Rep and chairman for many years as well as past chairman of  Kilmacolm and Kilallan Riding Club.

BRC Area 1 Winter Liaison Meeting – CANCELLED

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

2 pm on Sunday 18th November 2018 in the Arran Room, Oatridge, Ecclesmachan, EH52 6NH.

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.