BRC Statement 2021 Championships

BRC Statement 2021 Championships & Membership

The BRC Advisory Committee met on Wednesday 13 January to discuss arrangements for the 2021 championships. The committee discussed the current lockdown situation across all nations and the implications this would have on the ability of areas to run qualifying competitions, as well as the championships themselves and the potential mixing of people from across the UK. It is with great disappointment that we must announce further cancellations to our calendar of events after losing many of our competitions in 2020. All options were investigated thoroughly, and we feel we have come up with the best solutions available to us, ensuring we adhere to government guidelines and keep our staff, officials, volunteers and competitors safe. Please be aware that the calendar may be subject to further change depending on government guidelines and the evolving situation with the pandemic.

Arena Eventing Championships 13 – 14 March: This event will be postponed from its original date and will now take place on 22 and 23 May 2021 at Aston le Walls.

Novice Winter Championships (Incorporating the rescheduled 2020 and 2021 Novice and Intermediate Championships) 26 – 29 March: This event will be cancelled. All dressage classes will be run as an online competition with further details to follow in due course. The show jumping classes will not be re-arranged. We know this is disappointing but there are no viable options within the current climate.

Intermediate Winter Championships 23 – 25 April: This event will be cancelled. All dressage classes will be run as an online competition with further details to follow in due course. The show jumping classes will not be re-arranged. We know this is disappointing but there are no viable options within the current climate.

Combined Training Championships 22 – 23 May: This event will be cancelled with the rescheduled Arena Eventing Championships taking place on this date.

Horse Trials Championships 6 – 8 August: This event will go ahead but will run as a short format competition (no roads and tracks or steeplechase). All classes will run as one-day-events.

National Championships, Dressage to Music Championships and Quadrille: We are monitoring the situation closely and will issue another update that covers these events later in the spring.

BRC Virtual Clinics

As we enter another National Lockdown and with the cease of all BRC activity, head office have put together another series of informative virtual talks to get us through the weeks. These will be completely free for all 2021 BRC members.
They will be running a virtual clinic every Wednesday at 7pm for the next few weeks. The dates and topics are listed below. Spaces are limited so these will be on a first come first served basis.


Wednesday 13th January- Equidance Freestyle Virtual Demo
Wednesday 20th January- NAF Virtual Talk- Clean Sport for Equine Athletes
Wednesday 27th January- Nell Day, Dr Med Vet MRCVS - Vet Presentation
Wednesday 3rd February- NAF Virtual Talk- Does my Horse need a Supplement?
Wednesday 10th February- Jo Winfield, BHS Fellow - Training exercises on the flat.
Wednesday 17th February- SMS Saddlery Fitting – you are part of the team: recognising potential bridle fit issues and working with your Fitter.
Wednesday 24th February- SMS Saddlery Fitting – you are part of the team: recognising potential saddle fit issues and working with your Fitter.
Wednesday 3rd March- SMS Saddlery Fitting – you are part of the team: recognising potential bridle fit issues and working with your Fitter.
Wednesday 10th March- SMS Saddlery Fitting – you are part of the team: recognising potential saddle fit issues and working with your Fitter.


To register to join one of these virtual talk’s please email me, lydia.joyce@bhs.org.uk with your club and your 2021 membership number.


Kind regards,
Lydia