BRC Area 1 – Grants

The closing date for the one-off Emergency Hardship Support Grant has been extended until 30th September 2020. The grant is for Clubs which are in financial hardship and require assistance to pay ongoing running costs. More details and application form on the website (link below).
When Clubs are able to offer training please remember that the Area Training Grant of up to £250 is still available (applications must be received by 30th November 2020 – extended by one month to take into account exceptional circumstances this year).

BRC Area 1 Winter Qualifiers

The Area 1 Liaison Committee met virtually last night and taking into account the low numbers of members interested in taking part in the qualifiers along with the possibility of a local lockdown it was regrettably agreed not to run Area 1 winter qualifiers this year.

Club AGMs – Some Club committees have enquired about whether they need to hold an AGM this year. Please check your Club’s constitution although it is recommended that you hold some form of AGM, perhaps using online video conferencing. Clubs should ensure that their annual accounts are checked by a competent person as usual and committee members are appointed – even if this year’s committee agree to serve another year.

BRC Area 1 AGM will be held towards the end of January 2021 (date tbc) – physical meeting or online to be confirmed in due course.

BRC Area 1 Update

The Area 1 Liaison Committee members have discussed the August event and although lockdown is easing there is still no date for re-starting events during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  Regrettably we have decided to cancel the August event and plan for the Winter qualifiers in the hope that they will be able to run.

In addition, the Area Liaison Committee is offering a one-off Emergency Support Grant for Clubs which require assistance to pay ongoing running costs.  More details and application form on the website.  Applications must be received by 31st July 2020.

When Clubs are able to offer training please remember that the Area Training Grant of up to £250 is still available (applications must be received by 31st October 2020).

Area 1 Emergency Support Application Form 2020

Posted 13th June 2020.

BRC Area 1 Summer Festival – CANCELLED

The Area 1 Summer Festival will not go ahead due to the cancellation of the national championships.

BRC Area 1 – Liaison Fees

AREA LIAISON FEES   (due to be paid by 29th February 2020).

Club contacts (as advised on Area Liaison Fees Forms 2019) have been sent an e-mail advising them of the amount due to be paid for 2020.

The rate will be £1 per 2019 member until 29th February 2020 – from 1st March 2020 this rate will revert to £2 per 2019 member.

All affiliated Riding Clubs are asked for three payments per annum:

  1. Area Liaison Fees – Payable to BRC Area 1 (south of Scotland – goes towards running of Area Qualifiers within Area 1 and training).  Payment is via Club Entries:  Click here for link to Area 1 Club Entries page.  Members of Clubs that have not paid are unable to take part in Area qualifiers until the Area Liaison fee has been paid.
  2. British Riding Clubs – Cost of Club affiliation insurance – BRC National office at Stoneleigh issues an invoice – this is due to be paid by 31st January.
  3. British Riding Clubs – Membership affiliation fees, per head – BRC National office at Stoneleigh issues an invoice (both Club Affiliation Insurance and Membership Affiliation fees invoices are usually sent at the same time).  This invoice is due to be paid by 31st May.

Personal Information

BRC Area 1 will securely hold the contact information provided for the purpose of sending out details about BRC Area 1 events plus information provided by British Riding Clubs and equestrian related items.

This information will not be used for any other purpose or shared with any other body or person, unless with your permission.  Your details will be removed from the database at your request – at which time BRC Area 1 will not be able to provide you with membership benefits or accept entries for events.

Should you no longer wish to receive information from BRC Area 1 please advise by e-mail to:

Unless you advise otherwise, your details will remain on BRC Area 1’s database.


The minutes of the Area 1 AGM held on 19th January 2020 have been circulated to Club contacts (as advised in 2019 Area Liaison Fees form).

  • Dates of Area Qualifiers (available on Area 1 website and FB page)
  • Area Horse Trials Qualifier – Area 1 Rep Maggie Bunnett is pursuing option of running alongside an existing One Day Event.  Once more information is available this will be shared.
  • Area Liaison Fees will be reduced by 50% in 2020.  Club contacts will be sent notification of payment due in February.
  • Area Qualifiers – Team Entry Fees at Qualifiers run by Area 1 will be reduced for 2020.
  • Area Training Grant – will remain at £200 for 2020.  Form available on website – Reference page.
  • Clubs to share open Training Dates to Area 1 to allow them to be shared to all Area 1 Clubs.

Equine ‘Flu Vaccination Checker

Equine ‘Flu Vaccination Checker:
Download the 2020 ‘Flu Vacc Checker from the British Riding Clubs website (under “General Downloads”) to check if your horse/pony’s vaccinations meet the requirements.

EXTRA this year – you can put in date of competition and checker will confirm valid date for last injection – very useful.

2020 BRC Championships

HorseQuest Arena Eventing Championships – 14-15 March – Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Northants NN11 6RT

SEIB Insurance Brokers Novice Winter Championships – 28-29 March – Arena UK, Grantham NG32 2EF

HorseHage & Mollichaff Intermediate Winter Championships – 24-26 April – Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Dlapton, Bucks LU7 9BT

Fibre-Beet Festival of the Horse Championships – 30-31 May – Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Northants NN11 6RT

NAF Five Star National Horse Trials Championships – 7-9 August – Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Swalcliffe, Oxon OX15 5EX

NAF Five Star National Championships – 5-6 Sept – Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln LN2 2NA

TopSpec Dressage to Music and Saddles Direct Quadrille Selection Trial – TBC

Saddles Direct Quadrille of the Year Final – TBC

BRC Area 1 Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier – 23rd November 2019

Thank you to everyone who took part, helped, judged, stewarded and supported a very enjoyable day at Morris EC.

Good luck to all those who qualified at the National Championships.