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Area Competitions

As our club is a member of British Riding clubs we are put into ‘area’s’. Our area is in South Wales which comes under Area 15, there are 20 clubs in this area which all compete against each other at qualifiers in various disciplines. The winning team/individual will then go on to compete at the championships against clubs nationwide.
Please note: everyone competing at an area competition will need to:

Area Competitions Dates

Competition Dates for Area 15 Comps List-16-17

You can visit Southerdown Riding Club for further area information.

Mercian Competitions

This year there are team competitions coming up for people of all levels. The Mercian competitions are  2’3 and 2’6  and are designed for weekend riders and those who fancy having a go at a bit of anything/everything.
If any take your fancy please do pick up the phone. These competitions are always friendly and fun, there is no pressure whatsoever, it’s just a good day out for horse and rider. Even if you have never competed before or think you aren’t good enough – you are!

Mercian Competition Dates: please go to the what’s on page, all area dates are in black

Mercian Representatives: awaiting updates

Mercian Rules: Mercian Rule Book-2017

Mercian Eligibility: Mercian Eligibility Table 2017

BRC Official Statement

In light of the precautionary decision by British Eventing to prohibit the wearing of helmet cams with immediate effect. British Riding Clubs have also followed this measure in the interest of safety and welfare of riders and horses. This is to allow for the independent completion of expert research to be concluded. Therefore rule G22.6 is replaced with immediate effect (13:00 hrs 17/10/2014) as follows:

G22.6: Electronic Devices
No Receiving, recording, transmitting or monitoring device maybe used by a competitor during any phase of a competition. Head Cams are prohibited from use at any BRC affiliated competitions.

This decision will naturally cause some disappointment to those that use head cams to record their achievements but I am sure you will agree that safety has to be a top priority and it would be wrong to not take into account the current research and investigations on-going with the (TRL) Transport Research Laboratory. The ruling will be reviewed once the independent research is concluded.

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See a calendar of all our forthcoming activities on the What's On page.  Below are the next events:
Upcoming Events
Nov
19
Sun
10:30 am William Blane master coach FBHS ... @ Lucton School
William Blane master coach FBHS ... @ Lucton School
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
William Blane master coach FBHS Clinics at Lucton School Whether you are just starting out on your journey with horses, want to develop your career, or need some help to progress to competing at a[...]
Nov
25
Sat
all-day Novice & Intermediate Winter SJ @ Kings EC
Novice & Intermediate Winter SJ @ Kings EC
Nov 25 all-day
Please see schedule here Area Novice & Intermediate Showjumping  
Nov
26
Sun
all-day BETH BARNETT FLATWORK / DRESSAGE... @ Farlands Indoor School
BETH BARNETT FLATWORK / DRESSAGE... @ Farlands Indoor School
Nov 26 all-day
BETH BARNETT FLATWORK / DRESSAGE TEST RIDING CLINIC 26th November @ Farlands Indoor School, Lingen, SY7 0DX £35 for an hr individual lesson incl. School hire. Beth is very happy to teach all levels from[...]
Nov
29
Wed
1:00 pm William Blane master coach FBHS ... @ Lucton School
William Blane master coach FBHS ... @ Lucton School
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
William Blane master coach FBHS Clinics at Lucton School Whether you are just starting out on your journey with horses, want to develop your career, or need some help to progress to competing at a[...]