Ackworth & District Riding Club

Ackworth & District Riding Club

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Area 4 & National Championships - Please read

Would you like to represent your club at regional qualifiers in all disciplines, with the chance of competing in national championships? If the answer is yes then read on and find out how to enter......

This is the protocol for entering AREA COMPETITIONS. 

o Flu Vaccination, All competing horses and ponies must have an up to date full flu vaccination certificate. If your flu vaccination does not comply, or you do not bring the complete record with you, you will be eliminated. Check the Flu Vac rules

o Hat Tagging and Body Protectors, you are now required to have your hats tagged before competing in any BRC qualifier or championship this year. For acceptable specifications, check the Hat Standards Guidelines.

o All competitors in BRC XC phases must now wear a BETA Level 3 (Purple Label) Body Protector manufactured in the year 2009 or after. Further information on permitted body protectors can be found in BRC News. Check the Body protector rules

o Area 4 committee choose the date and venue for the competition following the guidelines in the BRC rule book. All the clubs in Area 4 are notified and we then advertise these to our members.

o The entries have to be in with Area 4 and BRC a clear 21 days prior to the competition, and at this point every member competing MUST appear as a paid up member of the club. 


o The closing date for the members to get their entry into the person organising the team may vary but generally speaking it’s at least 31 days prior to the competition due to the selection panel having to meet up and go through all the entries. Therefore to avoid disappointment, if you see a competition that you would really like to be part of, send the entry form, payment and copy of your horse’s vaccination certificate back ASAP to the named person on the newsletter or website. No person will be accepted for an Area 4 competition without any of these.

o Once the qualifier is over and the results sent to BRC Headquarters, you may be invited to ride at the National Championships representing ADRC and Area 4. The club is notified first and once we have your acceptance, will pay for the Championships entries. The club will also pay up to £50 expenses depending on the venue. (Aston Le Wall, Hartpury and Swalcliffe) The rest of the remaining costs are to be covered by the riders and may include 2/3 nights stabling.

o Once accepted, the rider becomes liable to cover all costs incurred by the club in the event of withdrawal. Reserves are sometimes allowed but not always so, therefore the competitor will be liable for costs if no replacement is allowed or found.

o If you enter an Area Competition you must be available to attend the Championship Date which will be notified at the opening of the Area Comp. However, sometimes to help make a full team it is worth discussing with the Chef d’equip if you can do the qualifier. 


Due to increased costs and withdrawals not being replaced, it has been decided that all riders will pay all entry fees, (including prelim fees) for Area Competitions. 

If the rider then competes at the competition, the prelim fee will be reimbursed or carried over to the next competition. 

If the rider is unable to go and is not replaced then unfortunately they will lose all the entry fees.

Please note: Should a rider drop out 3 weeks or less before an event and a replacement is found then 50% entry fee is to be paid by both parties. Should a rider drop out before the Preliminary fees are paid then a full refund will be made. 

Thank you - ADRC Committee

Area 4 2018
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 Discipline  - 
 Bishop Burton 
 Intermediate Showjumping
 24-25th February
 Jnrs Saturday, Snrs - Sunday
 Bishop Burton
 8th April
 21st April 
 Helen Bell's
 17th June
 Richmond Eq C 
 7 - 8th July
 Manor Grange
 Dressage to Music
 14th July
 19th August 
BRC Northern Championships
 AREA 4 
 20 -26th August
 Junior 21-23rd, Senior 23rd - 26th August 
 Richmond Eq C 
 21st October
  3rd November
 Saturday & Sunday **** change ****
 Aston Le Walls
 Arena Eventing
 9-10th March
  Arena Eventing Championships
 Arena UK
 Winter Dressage
 30-31st March 
  Novice Winter Championships
 Bury Farm
 Winter Dressage
 26-28th April 
  Intermediate Winter Championships
 Aston Le Walls 
 Festival of the Horse 
 18-19th May 
 Swalcliffe Park Equestrian
 Horse Trials
 2-4th August
 Lincolnshire Showground 
 National Championships 
 31-1st September
 Bury Farm
 Dressage to Music & Quadrille
 27-29 September
 Quadrille Final