2019 BRC Five Star Train Together Tour


Following last year’s highly successful grassroots Dressage training, BRC have once again teamed up with world class instructors, this time giving our members tuition in the Show Jumping discipline. Instructors include: Islay Auty FBHS, Jo Winfield FBHS and International Eventer Clare Chamberlayne.

Professional advice will also be given to the riders with two thirty minute talks, talking about the importance of clean sport and nutrition with NAF and the Worshipful Company of Saddlers will also be attending talking about tack.

The aim of these training days is to encourage our grassroots rider and to give them the confidence to move up the levels and eventually compete at our qualifiers and hopefully championships!

There will be four levels across the day. 

Group 1 level 1: Introduction to jumping and pole work.

Group 2 Level 2: 60cm-70cm- Jumping single jumps and short courses at home

Group 3 Level 3: 70cm-80cm- Wanting/aiming to compete at an area qualifier

Group 4 Level 4: 80-90cm- Have competed at a qualifier/BRC championship but not in the last 12 months

The training is great value at £20-25 per session (see below for price in each area)
Riders can book to attend any training session in any Area.
Download the booking form here

View the poster here

Regions, Venues, Dates & Coaches

Kent & East Sussex - Chichester College - Sat 2nd March with Heidi Reed, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3 Generic    £20

Mid & South Wales - Ponderosa - Sun 3rd March with Sam Goss, BHS Stage 5 APC     £25

Gloucs, Avon, Wilts, Hereford, Worcs - Lincomb Equestrian - Sat 16th March with Islay Auty, FBHS, UKCC L3 Dr     £25

South West - Bridgewater & Taunton College - Sun 17th March with Karen Whiston, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3     £20

North West, Wales, Staffs & Shrops - Reaseheath College - Sat 23rd March with Alex Hulme, BHS Stage 5 APC      £20

West Midlands - Rockstar Equitation - Sat 6th April with Sue Ricketts, BHS Stage 5 APC       £20

Hants, Dorset & IOW - Sparsholt - Sun 7th April with Clare Chamberlayne, BHS Stage 5 APC, BE Int Event Rider       £25

Southern Scotland- RDA Glasgow - Sun 14th April with Lisa Hiddlestone, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3 Generic       £20

Yorkshire - Bishop Burton College - Sat 27th April with Charlotte Wilson, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3     £20

East Midlands, Herts, Cambs, Beds & Northants - Boughton Mill - Sun 5th May with Joanna Winfield FBHS, BE, UKCC L3     £25

Please note:
It is mandatory for riders to attend the talks before their lesson. Time is given to tack up your horse.

Horses must be comfortable standing in a trailer/ lorry during the talk session. Talks will last for approximately 1 hour.

Please do not leave your horse tied to a trailer / lorry unaccompanied

Riders are not eligible for Level 1 and 2 if they have competed at a BRC qualifier/championship at any discipline or competed at any BS or SI/BE or EI event.

Entries must be made on the official Booking Form, riders will be selected on a first come, first served basis. The booking form must be returned to British Riding Clubs HQ - Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire  CV8 2XZ, along with a cheque (made payable to: British Riding Clubs). Bookings can also be made over the phone by calling Jessica on 02476 840 711

BHS Participation Project

This new project is aimed at getting more people involved in equestrianism, as well as helping those already enjoying their passion to gain further in-depth knowledge, confidence and skills. In addition, it will help more people gain qualifications that will enable them to enjoy riding to the full. Find out more about the BHS Participation Project and see how you can get involved. 



BRC Grassroots Points League

The Grassroots Points League is a new opportunity for all BRC Members

All dressage (Walk and Trot and Prelim Level) and showjumping (60cms and 70cms) competitors can gain points at BRC Club organised competitions. Area Qualifiers and National level competitions will not count.

Points can be gained when competing at BRC Club organised competitions only.

There will be two separate leagues; Show Jumping and Dressage. Monthly score updates will be provided; therefore competitors must return their score card to the BRC head office no later than the 7th of the following month. Results on cards received after this time will not count. The competition will run for ten months from January – October 2019, there will be rosettes down to 10th place.

It's so simple, just follow these easy steps:

1. Download and print your blank points card from the BRC website.
2. Compete at any dressage (Walk & Trot and Prelim Level) or showjumping (60cms & 70cms) BRC Club organised competition.
3. Ask the Secretary at the event to confirm your placing with their signature.
4. Post your completed points card back to BRC HQ by the 7th of the following month.
5. Finally, wait for the results.


The rules

The Grassroots Points League will run according to the official BRC rules found in the current BRC Rule Book p 84- 85.

1. Individuals can compete in both dressage (Walk and Trot and Prelim Level) and showjumping (60cms and 70cms) competitions. Both disciplines will count towards the league.
2. It is the individuals’ responsibility to download and print this card and produce it at every relevant competition to gain the signature of the Secretary upon being placed.
3. The Grassroots Points League takes place between 1 January - 31 October 2019. Completed points cards must be returned to BRC Head Office no later than the 7th of the following month. Results on cards received after this time will not count.
4. Checks will be carried out by BRC HQ to ensure that the information provided is correct.
5. Individuals can compete at club and area level. However a qualifying class for a BRC Championship may not be used to gain points for this league.
6. Individuals can compete across all clubs and areas.
7. If the card is not filled out correctly, the results will not be counted.

Placing to points table

1st place = 6 points
2nd place = 5 points
3rd place = 4 points
4th place = 3 points
5th place = 2 points
6th place = 1 point


2019 Riding Club Camp

After the great success of last year, Horsham RC will be returning to Parwood Equestrian Centre on 5th/6th/7th July for our annual summer camp.

The facilities are superb with large indoor and outdoor schools, xc course, gallops and stables fit for a king! Check out the Parwood website for more info.

The format will include a mix of dressage and showjumping with cross country on the final day. Instructors confirmed are Emma Roche, Melissa Beer, Russell Cooper and Ruth starey.

You can expect a fun-filled weekend of expert training, first class facilities, quality time with your pony and most importantly lots of laughs camping with like minded horsey friends!

This is always a very popular event and places will be on a strict first-come-first-serve basis with priority for full members. Keep an eye out for the booking form to be released on the website in the near future. £50 deposit will secure your place. All abilities are welcome.


Suzie & Elise



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2019 Training

Dear HDRC members,

2019 TRAINING – working towards the eventing season

At the AGM I muted the idea of specific event training, all three elements with one instructor.

I have done a bit of research and am proposing the following, but am open to suggestions, tweaking etc.  It is OUR club so suggestions are welcome.

In the first instance I would like to see what interest there is as obviously it has to be viable financially, but we aren’t here to make a profit so you pay the cost of the training, Area 13 might be up for a bit of help so that might help the finances!

I have spoken with Ken Spencer, briefly, and he is happy in principle to take this training, but I need to know numbers etc so we can plan a schedule to fit in with him, his liveries, his lessons and eventing so the earlier we do this the better.

My proposal is to have two groups….70/80cm and 90/100cm, if you have not been taught by Ken before he is excellent at putting jumps up and down and will happily accommodate all in the lesson pushing on those who want but keeping it smaller for those that are perhaps not so brave.  The aim is to work towards the ODE which Carol Porter and her team run at Coombelands in June.

My aim is to run something every 2/3 weeks, again depending on numbers maybe some at weekend and some during the week for those lucky enough to not work Monday to Friday.

Flat and basic SJ can be done at Ken’s yard in Coolham, and we can course hire at Coombelands.  Xc this time of year is limited but Tweseldown and Munstead are open, again when summer arrives Coombelands is available.

In the first instance can you email me your expression of interest, the height group you wish to be in and any other suggestions.

My email is michawilkinson@hotmail.com

Please do this by Saturday 26th January 2019, so I can take numbers and suggestions to the next committee meeting on the 28th January 2019.

Many thanks

Michelle Wilkinson