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.

























































Area 1 Novice & Intermediate Winter Show Jumping Qualifiers at SNEC – 3rd November 2019

Hosted by Lothians & District Riding Club.



































































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 Intermediate Dressage Qualifier

15th March 2020.  Venue:  Morris EC.  Area 1 Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier at Morris EC on Sunday 15th March 2020.

Important Information for Competitors and Helpers


  • ‘Flu vaccinations and equine passports – deadline for submission was 22nd February.  For those who have not submitted copies, please present equine passport PLUS £5 on Sunday.
  • Warm Up classes – non BRC members must bring evidence of Public Liability Insurance and Equine Passport for checking PLUS £5, if not previously submitted.
  • Changes / withdrawals to be notified to: as soon as possible.

Secretaries Office will be open from 8.45 am.


  • Volunteers should have received information on duties from Julie Hanna.  If they haven’t or have not yet confirmed, please let Julie know asap.
  • If a nominated helper is unable to attend, the Club must still provide a helper to cover the allocated duties.
  • Helpers – please bring your own water bottles.  Water will be available in Secretaries Office for refills.

Thank you.


Declaration sheets MUST BE fully completed including all membership and passport numbers.

Numbers will only be issued after Equine passports and BRC membership cards have been checked plus £1 start fee per test.

Back numbers must be worn by all competitors.

Intermediate Winter Dressage 15th March 2020 TIMES – PDF file

Intermediate Winter Dressage 15th March 2020 TIMES – Website – Excel




Schedule:  Area 1 Intermediate Dressage Schedule 15th March 2020

Hosted by BRC Area 1 Committee in conjunction with Ayr Riding Club.

In addition to qualifier classes we will also be running Prix Caprilli and Pairs competitions.

Information about the Prix Caprilli Test as well as the test:  Prix Caprilli Test for Qualifier on 15th March 2020

  • Jumps will be x poles.  Competitors must advise the judge prior to start of class whether they will trot or canter.

Pairs Test:  BRC Pairs Dressage Test 5 – 2014

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.


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