Looking for competitors for BRC competitions
We are putting a team together for the BRC Quadrille competition, and are aiming for Spring 2025. If you are interested in being on the team as a rider, or helping out in any way (eg making costumes etc), please contact us asap. Junior & Senior members most welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to see what it's all about, you could go along to Bury Farm in March 2024 to watch this year's competition.
We are offering some subsidised team training over coming months. This will be open to MKRC members only, and will be for those aiming for the BRC qualifiers. Dressage training for Juniors starts on 6th Jan. SJ training(70cm to 105cm), in pairs, starts on 10th Feb. Junior & Senior members most welcome. Email email@example.com if you would like more information.
British Riding Clubs run a variety of individual and team qualifier competitions throughout the year, with winners qualifying for the various BRC National Championships. This covers a range of disciplines including Dressage, Dressage to Music, Show Jumping, Arena Eventing, Horse Trials and combined events. Details of these are on the Competition Schedules & Results page, and then Entry is via the What's On/Entries page.
All Milton Keynes Riding Club members are encouraged to take part in these competitions, so please get in touch if you would like to compete on behalf of the club at these events. Everyone is welcome to join in.
We would love to enter some of our members into the BRC competitions, either as individuals or in teams. Everyone is welcome to enter. Some people are competitive, but not all, some people just want to try their best and have fun.
Above all we want the MKRC team selection process to be inclusive not exclusive. We hope we can offer something for everyone and get rid of any ‘elitism’ thoughts people may have about riding club teams. Our riding club is about our members and we hope that people who have not previously got involved in teams will think about having a go.
Please remember that for all Area competitions all horses/ponies need to be fully flu vaccinated in accordance with jockey club rules. Please ask if you are in any doubt. Once we have put pre-entries in, under BRC rules we are committed to pay the full entry fee, so if you find you cannot compete and we cannot find a reserve, we will not be able to issue a refund — sorry!
Thanks to those of you that have already expressed an interest in the team competitions. For everyone else who would like to compete please let us know.
Hat Standards/Body Protectors
Hat standards are updated and checked every year. The current BRC Rule Book lists the standards required for the current year. You will not be permitted to compete if your hat does not meet the required standards. A little coloured tag is attached to your hat to show that it has been checked & passes the current standards, so you don't need to get it checked at every competition.
Body Protector standards are also updated periodically. A body protector of the required standard is compulsory for hunter trials, arena eventing & combined challenge, and is recommended for showjumping.
BRC Whip & Spurs Rules from 2020
BRC have implemented the same rule as BS regarding whips & spurs. This is listed in the rule book and applies to Show Jumping, Style Jumping, Horse Trails, FOTH Challenge, Arena Eventing and Combined Training.
Only cushioned whips are allowed.
BRC Vaccination Rules
Horses must be up-to-date with their vaccinations for equine influenza. They must not have been vaccinated in the 7 days prior to competing in a qualifier or championship. See section G7 in the BRC rulebook for full rules.