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British Riding Clubs (BRC) exists to provide support and encouragement to amateur riders of all levels – from the dedicated competitor to the happy hacker. We offer a range of events, training and qualifications through over 500 clubs and centres right across the UK. 

Our clubs and centres give BRC members the chance to ride, compete and train together at national competitions, training and social events. Find out more about what joining a club can do for you and how to affiliate your club to BRC in this section.

Area 15 qualifier competitors


To everyone interested in competing for the club.

Your horse will need up to date vaccinations in order to participate in Area and National events.

It is COMPULSORY that all horses are vaccinated up to date for flu to compete in BRC competitions. 

Flu Vacs Checker tool here

You MUST take your passport to all competitions.

BRC will not let you compete if you do not have your passport and if your horses vaccinations are not up to date.

They will check the passport before entry to warm up.

Area 15 Qualifiers and National Championships

Each riding club throughout Britain belongs to an Area. We are part of Area 15. An area competition, in whatever discipline, enables all the riding clubs in the area (area 15 is S. Wales) to compete against each other. Depending on the competition rules the winners then qualify compete nationally in a championship. 

C&VRC would love you to compete for the club and put forward both teams and individual to compete at the area competitions and hopefully the national championships too.

Junior and Senior members are very welcome to participate these events – all abilities are catered for, so if you’re interested let us know. 

Any members who put themselves forward to compete in the Area 15 team/individual qualifiers must be available to represent the club at the championships, if the club is invited to compete.


Flu Vaccination Update 1 January 2023

As part of the BHS, welfare of the horse is obviously paramount, however in the current climate the risk of a flu outbreak is at this time minimal.

BRC are therefore comfortable to remove the requirement of a vaccination within 6 months and 21 days of a qualifier or championship. We will continue to strongly recommend a 6 month vaccination when attending BRC qualifiers and championships along with maintaining good biosecurity protocols.

In order to compete in a BRC qualifier and/or championships the annual vaccinations (12 month) and initial course must be correct as per G7 of the Handbook.

BRC reserve the right to amend these vaccination rules should another outbreak occur.

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BRC Handbook 2024

The BRC Handbook contains everything you need to know to compete in official Riding Club competitions, including what you and your horse are allowed to wear, eligibility criteria and rules for all the different Championships.

You can buy a hard copy for £7 from BHS HQ



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