BRC Christmas Cracker

BRC are delighted to be launching a brand new online dressage competition, run entirely in house by the team at HQ. The competition is open to both teams of four and individuals and has been designed with flexibility in mind. Whatever age you are and whatever level you’re competing at there is something for everyone. Tests are available from Intro to Elementary level and a Christmas jumper competition will help us all feel festive! The top 10 in each section will be streamed in December (further details on dates will be released closer to the time).

The schedule is attached below.

How to enter
To enter, you individually, or one person from your team will need to make a payment via the BRC Entry Website. Once your entry payment is made, BRC HQ will email the contact who made the entry with an entry form to fill in and return. It is being done this way to ensure we do not over subscribe and are able to monitor all of the entries coming in. If you are unable to use the BRC Entry Website for any reason, please email and we can discuss an alternative. All information including eligibility criteria and dress code can be found in the schedule above.
A how to guide on uploading your test will be published shortly.
NAF are very generously providing prizes in kind for the competition and BRC would like to thank them for their ongoing support.

Carol Venner

We are very sad to report the death of Carol Venner - a hugely influential early member of Horsham & District Riding Club for over 30 years. She became a committee member in 1968, served as Chairman 1970-74, and was appointed Joint-President with myself between 1997 and 2003. She was a loyal friend & great organiser and served on the Open Show Committee for many years.

Not only was she generous to the Riding Club with her time but also the use of her home in Colgate, which was the venue for many happy committee meetings and AGMs during the 1970s. She was also generous in her sponsorship of the Open Show and presented a number of trophies, some of which are still awarded annually. On her retirement she was made an Honorary member of Horsham & District Riding Club and was presented with a beautiful limited edition watercolour “A Woodland Bridlepath” which I know she treasured.

After moving to Wiltshire in 1989 she took on the role of Trade Stands Organiser for Longleat Horse Trials and served on her area BHS Committee.

We send our condolences to her son Jon and daughter Katharine Richardson (herself a valued committee member for HDRC for a number of years). Carol’s husband Michael who predeceased her was HDRC’s Treasurer 1969-70.

Donations in Carol’s memory to Dementia UK can be sent to Arthur W Mays Funeral Directors, 52 Warminster Road, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3PF  (email: 


Daphne Poupart HDRC

President 1997-2017

HDRC Covid-19 Training Policy

As things slowly get going again with training we ask anyone attending to please take a moment to look through the clubs Covid-19 Training Policy. 

Stay Safe


• Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home. Anyone who has been in contact with someone that is showing symptoms should stay at home. Anyone considered vulnerable should stay at home.
• Social distancing and government advice must be adhered to
• Anyone who doesn’t comply with these protocols will be asked to leave the venue immediately
• Sessions will include no more than 6 people (including trainer)
• Only 1 helper per horse is permitted.
• Payment to be made in advance by BACS or the club website. No cash payment accepted
• Where there will be multiple lorries/trailers please park in marked areas or at lease 5m apart where space allows
• No dogs allowed
• Riders should not arrive really early before your allocated start time and should leave as soon as possible after.
• Only the organiser or trainer is to open and close gates.
• Only the organiser or trainer to handle any equipment (i.e. poles/jumps)
• You must be able to tack up, mount, do your girth up or make any adjustments to your tack alone as we cannot maintain social distancing if you need help with any of these.
• Please also remember that most venues probably won’t have any toilet facilities!

BRC Update 26th June

Attached is the latest update from BRC stating what we are allowed to do following advice from the government.

Changes from the last Covid-19 policy are in red.





BRC Update 13th May 2020

Attached is the latest update from BRC explaining what we are now allowed to do following advice from the Government.

It also says that sadly the NAF National Championships has been cancelled and hopes to run the Dressage to Music Championship. 


Stay safe



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