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. Details regarding Area Qualfiers are as yet not available.
Five PDRC members (4 in the 100 team and 1 individual in the 90 class) competed at the British Riding Clubs Horse Trials Championships at the first weekend of August. The competition was run as a 'long format' (including roads & tracks and steeple chase), which makes this championship very special. Although no rosettes were won, everyone had an amazing time. The standard was very high so sub-thirties dressage scores without jumping faults seemed to be required to end up in the prizes. The team ended up 14th out of 20 teams entered; a pretty decent performance! A more detailed report can be found on the Team page.
This coming weekend five PDRC members will battle it out with the best riding clubs in the UK at the British Riding Clubs Horse Trials Championships, near Banbury. Sandra Lamb will be competing as individual in the 90 class, and Lyn Miller, Danielle Crawford, Terri Weir and Annemarie van Heelsum will be competing as a team in the 100 class. The 100 class is run as a 'long format' three-day event, with dressage on Friday, roads-and-tracks, steeple chase and cross country on Saturday and the final showjumping on the Sunday. The competitors in the 90 class will do their dressage and showjumping on Saturday and the r&r. steeple chase and cross country on the Sunday. No doubt this will be an amazing experience and let's hope there will be some rosettes to bring home as well!
Do you have a couple of hours to spare on Saturday mornings this spring and summer to help with RDA (Riding for the Disabled) sessions at Crookston Farm near Peebles?
Tweeddale RDA are urgently looking for adult helpers with some experience to bring in the ponies, groom them and tack up - as well as helping to supervise less experienced volunteers. You can also help during the rides by leading or side walking depending on the standard of the rider, then untacking and turning the ponies out again at the end of the morning.
Volunteers meet at 9.00 a.m. and are usually finished at 12.15 p.m. Dates for rides during this spring and summer terms are 5 April to 28 June, with no riding on 19 April (Easter) and 21 June (Beltane). You don't have to commit to every session!
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.