Area 1 OPEN Show Jumping


British Riding Clubs Area 1 – OPEN SHOW JUMPING COMPETITION – On Sunday 21st July 2024

 at Muirmill Equestrian Centre, Symington, Kilmarnock, KA1 5SH


Closing date for entries:  Tuesday 16th July 2024                   (NO Entries on the Day.)

 Times on Area 1 website (  Thursday 18th July (evening).


 AWARDS – Rosettes 1st to 6th.  Show Jumping prize-giving will be mounted.

The Event will be run under British Riding Club rules.

Class Name Entry Fee
2A Senior 70 cm Individual £10.00
4A Senior 80 cm Individual £10.00
6A Senior 90 cm Individual £10.00
8A Senior 100 cm Individual £10.00
11A Style Jumping Qualifier for Blair

Sponsored by Greaves West & Ayr / BHS Scotland


Seniors are 18 years of age and over.

Competitors must be members of an affiliated British Riding Club, OR a Pony Club member, OR a BHS Gold Member, or hold their own public liability insurance.

Hats – Please check your hat complies with updated BRC rules – check BRC 2024 Rule Book at:       

Equine ‘Flu Vaccination Records must comply with BRC Rules.

Back numbers are to be worn by all competitors.  Please ensure that the correct number is worn.

Show Jumping – Classes will be run two phase.  Riders achieving a clear round go straight into a timed second round (jump off).  Riders with faults do not go on to the second round.

Anyone entered in the BRC Area 1 qualifier may NOT enter an open class (2A, 4A or 6A) at a lower height.  Competitors may enter up to two consecutive classes.

For those entered in the BRC Qualifiers the Open classes will run after the qualifier classes.  Classes will run in numerical order:  1 – 70 cm Team, 2 – 70 cm Individual, 2A – 70 cm Open, etc.

Stabling and Hook Ups          Contact Muirmill EC to book (between 9 am and 5 pm).        Mobile 07968 622701            Email

ENQUIRIES:    Jane:  07717 758 638 /

The event organisers do not accept any liability for any accidents, loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, owners, riders, spectators, land or any other person or property whatsoever.

  1. Final Entries by 16th July: ttps://

          NO entries will be accepted on the day.  Successful online entries will receive two confirmation e-mails – one from TicketTailor and one from PayPal.

          Times on Area 1 website ( on Thursday 18th July (evening).

  1. Equine Passports – Riders must bring equine passports to the office on the day, when collecting number, where spot checks will be undertaken. NO equine ‘flu records will be checked in advance – it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the vaccination record is correct.
  2. Whips (Show Jumping) See Rule G23.1.1 on use of whip. Also Appendix 5A – Whips:

          One whip is permitted and must be between 45 cm and 75 cm and must not be weighted or feature a hard point at the end.  The end of the whip must be padded.  The ‘pad’ must be smooth with no protrusion or raised surface (which includes embroidery) and be made of a shock absorbing material throughout its circumference.  No substitute for a whip may be carried.

  1. Personal Information: You agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of events and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of qualification, insurance or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events.  Results may include (but not be limited to) name, club, times and age category.

5:       PHOTOGRAPHSThe Official Photographer at the event is Jamie Agnew Photography.

Official photographs and video will be taken at this event and may be published on websites, social media or in other publications.  If you do not want your image(s) to be used, please inform the event secretary a minimum of one week in advance of the event.

Farrier:  There will not be a farrier on site.   Medical Cover:  Caroline Patterson.

VETS on call are:  MBM Veterinary Group:  01563 522 701

ENQUIRIES:  Jane:  07717 758 638 /


All Classes will be in drawn order.  Competition will start at approximately 9 am.

It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure their horse vaccination record meets BRC rules and that they are eligible for classes entered.

In the unlikely event of the event having to be cancelled, a percentage of the entry fee will be retained to cover admin and arena hire costs.

RESULTS AND PRIZEGIVINGS – Results will be on  Show Jumping prize-giving will be mounted.

OBJECTIONS – Protests or complaints may be lodged in writing and handed to the Event Secretary.  The protest must be accompanied by a deposit of £20.00.  They must be made no later than 30 minutes after the incident that gave rise to that protest, or 30 minutes after the results have been published.  The deposit will be forfeited unless the protest is upheld, or it was decided there were good and reasonable grounds for lodging the protest.

The event organisers do not accept any liability for any accidents, loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, owners, riders, spectators, land or any other person or property whatsoever. 




Open to Seniors only (18 years old and over).

The course will have 8 to 12 obstacles, maximum 85 cm in height with a maximum spread of 90 cm, one of which should be a double.  The optimum speed for this competition is set at 325 mpm.  One penalty point will be deducted for every second over the optimum time.


  1. To encourage better pace and rhythm in competitions and improved rider training in jumping competitions.
  2. To demonstrate the rider’s knowledge and effect of developing the canter at 325 metres per minute and its amenability for riding a course.
  3. That judges can provide good constructive comments for the benefit of the competitors.

The Test

The rules for the competition are set out in the BRC Official Rule Book (document available below).  The signal to start is given and the course jumped, the rider is judged on how they ride the whole course, particular attention being given to how they ride the turns and present the horse at a fence.  The course is completed when the horse passes through the finish. There is no need to salute the judge.  The judge will award the following marks for the round:

  1. Equestrian feel and skill, ability to present the horse correctly at the fence and ride accurate lines. The ability to maintain a clear rhythm and correct pace.    Ability to influence the horse correctly (30 points).
  2. Riders leg position, balance and ability to follow the horses movement over the fence. Security of the lower leg. Independence of the rein (20 points).
  3. Horse’s balance and rhythm. Desire to move forward, attention and confidence, harmony, lightness and ease of movement, acceptance of the bridle, calmness of the jump (30 points).


BRC Area 1 AGM

The BRC Area 1 AGM was well attended and we are very grateful to Lucy Barclay-Carr, Chief Executive of HorseScotland for her very interesting talk.  Thanks also to Lucy for presenting the Area 1 trophies and awards.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated.  Follow our FB page and website to keep up to date on Area 1 Qualifier information.

Congratulations to the winners of the Area 1 trophies and awards.

Area Horse Trials Qualifier

HT80 Individual Quaich – Rebecca McNab – Dusty Newtown Lad (Ayr RC)

HT 90 Individual Quaich – Emma Fletcher – Strike it Lucky (Edinburgh & District)


Summer Dressage Qualifier

Prelim Team – BHS Riding Clubs Team Dressage Rose Bowl

Lothians Let’s Begin – Duncan Owen and Tr n gouan Mossie, Alex Cocking and Bandirran Gibbs, Sheila Rogers and Hotshot III and Julia Robinson-Dow and Dunraven Kashmir.


Open Team – Robert Young (Newton Mearns) Perpetual Trophy

Polnoon Peacocks – Emma Preston and Without a License, Jordan Hendry and Daisy Duke, Andrea Hibbert and Diamond Cruz and Gillian Morris and Pentrefelin Serena.


CHAIRMAN’S AWARD – Jennifer Rentoul – Kilmacolm & Kilallan Riding Club.


The inaugural winner of the new BRC AREA 1 Club Volunteer of the Year trophy is Nadine Scott of SPRA.

BRC Area 1 Volunteer of the Year

Edwina Carruth – Renfrewshire Riding Club
Carolyn Macdonald – Peebles & District Riding Club
Nadine Scott – SPRA Riding Club

The first winner of the new BRC Area 1 Club Volunteer of the Year trophy was announced at the Area 1 AGM held on 18th February 2024:  Nadine Scott of SPRA.

Congratulations Nadine.

BRC Area 1 Qualifiers 2024

Click here for link to BRC HQ PRE ENTRIES website.

Pre entries must be made to BRC HQ at least 21 days prior to date of qualifier.

Final entries – check relevant schedule (Area 1 final entries close 16 days prior to date of qualifier).


Summer Dressage and Riding Test on Sunday 7th July at Morris EC.

Area 1 Dressage and Riding Test Schedule 2024 FINAL


Combined Challenge and Combined Training on Saturday 13th July at Ivesley EC, Waterhouses by invitation of Area 2

Area 2 Combined Qualifiers Schedule and Entry Form – 13th July 2024


Summer Show and Style Jumping on Sunday 21st July at Muirmill.

Area 1 Show and Style Jumping Schedule 2024 FINAL



Winter Show Jumping on Sunday 27th October at Morris EC.

Winter Intro and Novice Dressage – Sunday 3rd November at Morris EC

Winter Intermediate Dressage and Dressage to Music – Sunday 1st December at SNEC – organised by Scottish Dressage Group


Declaration Form – DRESSAGE – Excel

Declaration Form – SHOW JUMPING – Excel


2024 BRC Championship Dates


Dressage to Music, Quadrille and Introductory Championships:

8 – 10 March at Bury Farm Equestrian, Slapton, Bucks, LU7 9BT


Novice Winter Championships

6 – 7 April at Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, NG32 2EF


Intermediate Winter Championships

27 – 28 April at Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, NG32 2EF


Arena Eventing Championships

31 May – 2 June at Aston Le Walls, Washbrook Farm, Daventry, NN11 6RT


Horse Trials

2 – 4 August at Swalcliffe Park, Grange Farm, Swalcliffe, Banbury, OX15 5EX


National Championships

31 August – 1 September at Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, LN2 2NA


Combined Championships

5 – 6 October at Aston Le Walls, Washbrook Farm, Daventry, NN11 6RT



Area 1 Winter Novice and Intermediate Dressage Qualifiers

Results – PDF FILES.

Results also available on Riding Club Results website:

Area 1 Winter SJ Qualifier

Thank you to everyone who took part – as a competitor, helper, steward or judge – and to Morris EC for venue and catering.

Photographer:  Jamie Agnew Photograpy.



BRC Area 1 AGM

British Riding Clubs Area 1 Annual General Meeting at 2.30 pm on Sunday 18th February 2024 in the Radstone Hotel, Larkhall, ML9 2TZ.
Guest speaker: Lucy Barclay-Carr, Chief Executive Officer, horsescotland.
British Riding Clubs Area 1
Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 18th February 2024 at 2.30 pm
at the Radstone Hotel, Larkhall, ML9 2TZ


  1.   Apologies
  2.   Minutes of the previous AGM (12th February 2023)
  3.   Matters Arising
  4.   Chairman’s Report
  5.   Treasurer’s Report and Adoption of Accounts
  6.   Area Representative’s Report
  7.   Election of Office Bearers and Committee
  8.   Proposals for Area Liaison Fees, Training Grant, etc
  9.   Area 1 Qualifiers 2024
  10.   A O C B

Guest Speaker:  Lucy Barclay-Carr, Chief Executive Officer of HorseScotland

Presentation of Area 1 Trophies and Awards.


Draft minutes of 2023 AGM:  Area 1 AGM Minutes 12th February 2023 DRAFT

BRC Area 1 Summer Dressage Qualifiers

BRC Area 1 Winter Qualifiers 2023


  • Novice and Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifiers on Saturday 25th November 2023 at SNEC, Oatridge Agricultural College, Broxburn EH52 6NH – organised by Scottish Dressage Group and Edinburgh & District Riding Club.
  • Area 1 Winter Dressage Qualifier Schedule – 25th November 2023
  • If time allows, warm up tests will be added after closure of pre-entries.




For information:  If an Area 1 member wishes to take part in an Area qualifier class not offered at the Area 1 qualifier they may contact another Area to enquire if they can enter  their Qualifier.

Hat Rules and Body Protectors 2023

British Riding Clubs Information Posters for Hat Rules and Body Protector guidelines 2023.

As per the BRC 2022 Rule Book PAS 015: 1998 and SNELL E2001 will no longer be accepted from 1st January 2023.  In addition, body protectors with a 2000 label will not be accepted.

The new standards apply to all BRC events from 1st January 2023.  The new pink tags will be phased in during 2023.  Hat tags are only required for Area Qualifiers and BRC Championships (they don’t have to be tagged for Riding Club events but must comply with BRC rules).

The same guidelines (and pink tag) will apply across BRC, BE and The Pony Club (as with the aqua tags).