The second Equestrian Festival will take place at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (Oatridge, West Lothian, EH52 6NH) on 4th & 5th July. The weekend will include qualifiers for the NAF British Riding Club National Championships, BHS Scotland Fingask Castle Riding Club Style Jumping , The BHS Scotland Courier Farm & Country Working Hunter Qualifier, Open Dressage and Show Jumping classes.
The Fingask Castle Style Jumping and Courier Working Hunter finals take place at Blair Castle International Horse Trials.
Saturday – Dressage – Open classes and Area Qualifiers
Sunday – Showjumping and Working Hunter – Open classes, Area Qualifiers and Blair qualifiers.
We have been notified that the European Commission have made changes to the EN1384 hat standard (this also includes BSEN1384) and it will no longer be recognised as an acceptable standard for riding hats in the UK. However, in order to phase out the use of EN1384 and/or BSEN1384 hat standards, the BRC 2015 / 2016 hat rules will be changed as follows:
· There will be no changes to the accepted hat standards for 2015 and hats will continue to be tagged with the BRC blue hat tags.
· However, from 1 January 2016, ALL hats must be checked and tagged with a new ORANGE BRC hat tag. All hats which only meet the standard EN1384 or BSEN1384, and do not comply with another standard off the above list, WILL NOT be accepted and therefore will not be permitted for any BRC competition. Hats which bear EN1384 or BSEN1384 along with another standard from the above list, will be tagged. For example, BSEN1384 & PAS015 (1998 or 2011) along with the Kitemark, would be acceptable, but not BSEN1384 on its own.
· From 1 January 2016, no hats with a peak of any description will be permitted for the XC phase of any BRC competition. Hat covers and silks will be permitted.
This wording will be added to the BRC 2015 Rule Book so that members have a year’s notice as to the changes that we will be implementing in 2016.
With an unprecedented numbers of entries, the PDRC Harbro Winter Dressage Series got started on Sunday with the wind and rain having more say than the riders on the horse’s way of going. With 2 arenas running in parallel, competitors braved the conditions to determine who would take home the £200 worth of prizes, kindly donated by Harbro Country Stores as sponsors of the event.
As you can see in the table, the results in all classes were extremely close with only 1% point or less being between 1st and 2nd place. The top score of the day goes to Donna Fairbairn, breaking the 70% barrier with ease to win the Intro A class. Lynsey Smith had a fantastic day winning both the Preliminary 4 and Novice 22 classes. Hot on her heels were Melanie Gilchrist and Jocelyn Gray with: 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Prelim 4 and 3rd and 2nd respectively in the Novice 22 class. Liz Fletcher took 4th in the Prelim 4 and Karen Barret in the Novice 22.
The PDRC committee would like to thank all the competitors, judges, helpers, catering and of course Harbro Country Stores as sponsors for making the start of our Winter Dressage Series such a success. To see a selection of photos of our winners and competitors please visit our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/peeblesdistrictridingclub
Join us for the next PDRC Harbro Winter Dressage series on Sunday 30th November.
Harbro recently took over R H Miller Agriculture ltd and they have kindly agreed to sponsor the PDRC Winter Dressage Series. There will be prizes for all four classes each month. At each of the events there will be loyalty cards available for participants to collect for the new Harbro Country Stores across Scotland.
For more information on Harbro please click here.
Harbro Country Stores are located throughout Scotland and offer a comprehensive range of products to the farming and rural community including, horse feeds, forage and supplements, equine wormers and accessories, country and equestrian clothing, pet food and treats, pet health products and accessories, livestock feeds and animal health products, farm equipment, work wear, wild bird feed and horticultural products.
Membership is synchronised to the calendar year, 1st January to 31st December.
2020 Non-riding Membership
If you do not wish to participate in Club activities with a horse but do wish to support the club, please join as a non-riding member. This will ensure you are covered by BRC insurance at any PDRC events.