Area 1 Training Grant

Area 1 affiliated riding clubs which have paid their Area Liaison fees in the current year may apply for a grant of up to £200 (2019 only) to cover a deficit incurred at a training event hosted by an Area 1 Riding Club which is open to all Riding Club members.

The grant should be applied for no later than 31st October.  Please include a list of all participants and the Riding Club to which they are affiliated.  Copies of receipts should also be sent.

Training must be by an approved instructor and open to all Riding Club members.

Form to download and complete:  Area 1 Training Grant Application Form 2019

BRC Area 1 Winter Qualifiers 2019-20

Sunday 3rd November 2019 – Novice and Intermediate Winter Show Jumping at SNEC

  • Organised by Lothians Riding Club.


Saturday 23rd November 2019 – Novice Winter Dressage at Morris EC


Intermediate Winter Dressage – TBC

BRC Area 1 Summer Show Jumping Qualifier – 7th July 2019 at Morris EC

Area 1 Festival – Dressage and Show Jumping Qualifiers

6th & 7th July 2019 at Morris EC, Fenwick.















































































































































































70 and 80 Jumping Times 7th July 2019

90, 100, 110 and Style Jumping Times 7th July 2019

75 cm Style Jumping Course Walk:  0930 hrs.


Schedule:  Area 1 Equestrian Festival July 2019


Please note that stabling should be booked direct with Morris EC.


Area Horse Trials Qualifier

Area Horse Trials qualifier at Forgandenny on Sunday 28th April.
Final entries close on 19th April.  Entries online via Equo – link below.
ON THE DAY – Equine passports to be checked in the Office plus hats tagged BEFORE any horses/ponies are unloaded.
BE and BRC equine ‘flu vaccination rules apply – booster administered within 6 months of event AND no injections in 7 days prior to event.
Preliminary entries to BRC HQ due by 7th April:
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.

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 is or do it online here

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 –, and this is where entries are being taken too.

For further information on competition regulations and eligibility, please check the 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 –

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


Forgandenny Stabling List 2019

BHS Scotland – Regional Manager’s Report

BHS Scotland Regional Update for Jan 2019 meeting

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 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.

BRC 2019 Championships

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)


27 – 29 September 2019 – TopSpec Dressage to Music and Saddles Direct Quadrille

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


24 – 26 April 2020 – HorseHage & Mollichaff Intermediate Winter Championships

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 ( 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


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

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.