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Message from HQ

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

New BRC Intermediate Winter Championships for 2015

Due to popular demand, BRC will be introducing a new Championship for 2015. The Intermediate Winter Championships will take place on 2 and 3 May 2015 and qualifiers will start from 1 October 2014. This new Winter Championship will be held at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT. With classes for both seniors and juniors, including dressage for teams and individuals, with one prelim, two novice and one elementary test and Intermediate show jumping teams, round one starting at 95cm.

Schedule and rules for this new Championship will be available shortly on the BRC website. The dressage classes will be open to riders in all the BD groups. Appendix 2 of the 2014 BRC Rulebook covers eligibility of horses competing in dressage tests and Intermediate show jumping classes.


BRC Rule Change
There is a change to the dressage test for the Winter Championships. The Prelim test will now be P18 (2002) and not P17 (2014).

Letter from your Chairman

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Dear Committee Member,

These are just my thoughts about Area 4 Riding Clubs, as you are all too well aware one of the reasons that I am standing down is because I do not want to implement any changes, but changes have to happen as HQ introduce even more competitions.

I fundamentally do not think that the Area should be split in two, nor do I think that the outer fringe clubs should be encouraged to go into adjoining areas, for all sorts of various reasons:-

Whichever way you divide the area it will not please all the members including those on the boundaries, who will have to decide where they go to.

Similar argument to those clubs moving to another area, remember once moved that that club can not move back to Area 4 if it does not work out for them.

This might then lead to some of our clubs folding plus I know we are all proud of being in and from Yorkshire.

Question that needs looking at is what you do with the funds that Area 4 has carefully accumulated in the past 9 years if you split the area into 2, do you give clubs that join other Areas some sort of dowry as they leave.

Competitions; you have asked for shorter days as you can not get help from your members, what do you think will happen once the Area is split and there are only 10 clubs to draw help from, especially where XC is involved (it wont be long before HQ insist that we have to have a pair of FJ’s per fence).

You already know that VAT has been added to certain venues which should make the cost of entries per person rise by 20%.  Area entry fees have not been raised since 2009 and long may that continue.

Your members tell you that they want to go to the big venues for their qualifiers and do not want to be in farmers fields, the suggestion put forward that the two areas would join together to keep the cost down will not work due to both areas wanting to put in as many teams as they can. This would cause long days for the officials, stewards, judges, scorers etc.

My suggestions are:-

That clubs be allowed to enter as many teams as they want to but that each qualifier should run over two days.

That the role of Official Steward be delegated so that you do not have one person having to attend for a whole weekend at every qualifier.  There are at least 6 people in our Area that have been on training courses.  I could even do one where I was not competing.

Carry on allowing clubs the day to day running of the competitions which should also include scoring.

The elected Officers still arrange Dressage and SJ Judges, SJ Course builders, Paramedics etc. and that the number of elected officers are increased so that there are two entry secretaries so that they can rotate competitions as they will be doing this nearly every month.

That HQ be informed that the number of teams qualifying needs looking into and that they can not just say No when large Areas are putting in such large amounts of prelim fees in.  Nor can they say that their days at the Championship are too long.

If there were more hands to help lighten the load then you may get volunteers to take on the elected roles.  Remember that slitting Area 4 into two groups means that you have to find two complete sets of committee members.  From all our members we find it difficult to find one volunteer so how you will find two complete sets leaves me perplexed.

We have the winter dressage competition coming up at the beginning of November there has been a suggestion already that we should not run the warm up tests but hold the Intermediate Winter Dressage on the same day.

Please let your Area 4 committee know and thank you for your time in reading this.

Thanks Richard.

Brimham Riding Club Blythe Tait Clinic and Demo

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Title: Brimham Riding Club Blythe Tait Clinic and Demo
Location: Richmond EC
Description: **Blyth Tait Clinic & Demo**
Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17
Richmond Equestrian Centre
Evening Demonstration (6.30pm – 8.00pm) – Tuesday 16 September
Come and watch Blyth in action: Be a spectator as Blyth puts a team of riders through their paces. Blyth will demonstrate what he is looking for in the riders and horses and explain ways to improve their going. All with his individual humour and character shining through. Demo will be held in doors with full café facility.
£10.00 Members of Brimham Riding Club
£12.00 Non Members
To include entry into demo & hot drink/soup
Show Jumping and XC Clinics – Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 September
Each session is 1 ¼ hours in a group of 4 horses. You can either select a SJ or XC clinic, or come over two days and do both!
The clinic is open to all abilities. For the XC clinics we ask that you have trained over XC before.
£55.00 per session Members of Brimham Riding Club
£60.00 per session Non Members Multiple session discounts availabl
Start Date: 2014-09-16
End Date: 2014-09-17

Minutes of the last meeting

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Please find attached the minutes from the meeting on 28-07-2014 Area 4 MinsJul28 2014

Times and list of Jobs for Port Royal this Saturday!!!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Here are the times for the DTM Show at Port Royal this Saturday

Copy of DTM Times


Helpers for Saturday!!! 

flu vacc Northallerton
flu vacc Malton
declarations White Rose
steward East Yorks am
steward Scarborough pm
writer Calderdale 40m
writer Holme Valley Music am
writer Selby Jorvic
writer Nidd Jorvic and Music pm
adder upper East Yorks am
adder upper York pm
adder upper Selby
score collecter East Yorks
music player Ebor Vale
Poo pick till 10am Eldwick
Poo pick 10am til 2pm Northallerton
Poo Pick 2pm till end Ebor Vale


Thursday, July 10th, 2014

EPWORTH here we come !!!!

RC’s can you let other RC’s know especially if you have another RC’s number.

*******The Area 4 competition is not running at REC this weekend********

REC have taken the desicion to close their site down as STRANGLES is within 5 miles of them.  Please let all competitors know NOT to travel there for this competition.

Whatever happens from here on in, I know that it will not please some of us, but behind the scenes I am frantically trying to source a site where we can move our busy competition to lock stock an barrel. This is so the teams can remain the same it will just be the venue that will be different.

Port Royal, Yafforth, Bishop Burton can not help.
Breckenbrough have very kindly offered us their facilities for Sundays Dressage.

*******ALL IS NOT LOST **********and by 10pm tonight I hope we will be sorted, althoughthis will mean that other clubs may well have to help set up and there will be no stabling on site.

Please prove to me what I have always thought about the RC movement and lets pull together

………….Thank you for all your ideas, it just shows that we can be very resourceful when we work together, if I had my way you would all be going to the Championships.!!!!!!
We needed to run this weekend, as finding a different date to suit everyone would have been impossible and the Championships are looming.

All the times and running orders will remain as originally published and the clubs who were running the phases will still be responsible for those on the day.  Any offers of help re setting up tomorrow would be gratefully received to be there from 3PM onwards.  We must all help clear the SJ’s away and put the dressage arenas out.

Please when you see John (Proprietor), personally thank him as he has ditched his plans for a weekend away with his family so that WE can have our Qualifier.

I hope to see you all there with smiles on your faces and remind me to smile too.
Again can you let everyone know ASAP.  I am now going to do a spot of DIY which I had planned to do at 5pm tonight !!!!! Best laid plans !!!!!!!
Forgot to add about entry and exit, please stick to his one way system.

Can we all enter the site without going into Epworth.

That means from the roundabout (that I call the 5 Lane Ends/Reindeer Pub end) if you have come over the motorway and the Pub is on your right can you take the 3rd exit travel down that very straight road for about 3/4 of a mile and turn left into Scawcett Lane.  You will then enter the site field on your left.

Thanks still no DIY done!!!!!!!



Times and SOS for Richmond

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Afternoon all,

Attached are the times for this weekends events.
If you have any changes to competitors they will have to stick to the times that we have worked out  for the multiply riders already.  So I suggest you look for competitors within your club who are not already competing to make things easier for all concerned.
SJ competition there are times when some of the members are not jumping with their teams please make sure they stick to their times.

No doubt there will be something we have missed completely, if so, let us know ASAP.

*****SOS***** Has anyone got 2 electronic sets of SJ timing equipment as REC’s are not able to supply us with any.

Thanks Richard


Wednesday, June 11th, 2014



Afternoon all,

Please find attached the new version with all the changes todate. Let your competitors know their NEW NUMBER……..

Selby Juniors are now in the Junior section.

Thanks Richard

Wharfedale Greenway

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

What about me

Hello Andrew,
> I wasn’t sure who to contact at HCTG – you drew the short straw!
> There is a proposal to create a cycle route along the Wharfe Walley between
> Pool and Burley.
> At this stage there is no provision for rider access which is disgraceful.
> In an attempt to publicise this ommission, with a view to getting at least
> partial access, can I ask if the details on the attached flyer can be
> emailed to members. The more voices raised in support of rider access, the
> stronger will be our case. We already have the backing of the Leeds City
> Council Rights of Way Officer. The BHS is now ‘in the loop’ too.
> Comments can be made at the exhibition venues or via the website:
> Thank you
> Sue Cliff


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

May 18th Hack out with hounds- The Aerodrome, Breighton, Selby, Yo86ds £10 all welcome inc bacon sandwich and a drink

 June 22nd Hack out with hounds- venue tbc

 July 20th Hack out with hounds- venue tbc

 July 26th ceilidh- summer doo a great evening with a band, melbourne, tickets from the web

 Aug 3rd summer show- Equiferst quals 2015 showing, show jumping, working hunters, inhand and a new fun ring for children, Gate Farm, Balkholme, Howen, Dn14 7xh

 Aug 24th Hack out with hounds- venue tbc

 Oct 5th Hunter Trial- Manor Farm X country, Balkholme, Howden Dn147xh a new smaller class for children, something for everyone

 For more info and schedules

or Jemma 07807242321

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