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BRC Coronavirus update Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Update for social gatherings: Two households from the same local area (up to five miles from home) can meet in outside
spaces, including private gardens, from Monday 1 June. The full government update can be found here:
BRC Permitted Activities
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any permitted activity below must adhere to the current guidance on group numbers and the
continued social distancing and public health, hygiene and biosecurity requirements. Riders should also consider the
risk of their activity, and only partake in / organise activities where it is safe to do so, taking into account both the
horse and riders’ capabilities.
• General riding – Permitted providing you are alone, with members of your own household, or with one other
household. Where two households come together, they must be from the same local area (up to five miles from
home). There is no restriction on numbers within each household.
• Riding includes the following details:
▪ Travelling – Travelling both with and without your horse, is allowed for exercising, training or facility
hire. There is a current travel limit of five miles.
▪ Many facility centres are open for facility hire, which you can now use providing they are in your local
▪ Locations – All permitted activities detailed here apply to outdoors. Indoor riding arenas and covered
arenas may be available for use, depending on the venue’s risk assessment and permission from their
local authority and insurers. This needs to be checked with each individual venue.
➢ Lessons and Training – Latest government guidance states that you may only exercise alone, with
members of your own household, or with one other household. Where two households come together,
they must be from the same local area (up to five miles from home). There is no restriction on numbers
within each household. Therefore, coaches are only advised to provide lessons to individuals, or to one
household group. BRC clubs and areas may now organise training activities in-line with these guidelines.
The type of activity is not limited, as long as it is appropriately risk assessed. All activities must be for
training, social, educational or ‘have a go’ purposes, and may not be competitive at this time. As activity
is limited to two households, scheduling of lessons may need to be mindful of sufficient time for the last
rider to leave before the next rider arrives on site.
➢ Hacking – This may be done alone, with members of your own household, or with one other household.
Where two households come together, they must be from the same local area (up to five miles from
home). There is no restriction on numbers within each household. Organised hacks are not currently
permitted under the BRC banner.
➢ Fun rides – These are not currently permitted under the BRC banner.
➢ Camps – These are not currently permitted under the BRC banner.
➢ Competitive riding events – These are not currently permitted under the BRC banner. It is hoped that
this stance will change towards July.
• Online Competitions – BRC organised online ridden competitions can resume. BRC have restarted their leagues
with Interdressage. Both flatwork and jumping classes are now included. There are no restrictions on the type of
on-line competition activity permitted.
• We are aware that British Dressage do not permit electronic transmission of their dressage tests without a
license. BRC have therefore re-published the BRC dressage tests that we have used in the past and these are
available for free use, to help with running online competitions. The tests can be found on our website, and the
scoresheets are on the BHS Cloud for free download and printing. Please feel free to use these resources as
• Social and un-mounted events – These are not currently permitted under the BRC banner.
• Other BRC Activities – No other BRC organised activities are permitted at this time. It is hoped this will be
reviewed mid-June / July.
MEMBERS NOTICE BOARD
ALL RIDING CLUB ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Refunds will be processed in the coming weeks
All competitions, rallies, trainings and other club activities must be paid for using Horse Monkey.
All members will need an account, as Eshop has now been removed from the website.
If you need any help in setting up an account please contact Laura.
a. FibreBeet Festival of the Horse Championships at Aston-le-Walls on 30 – 31 May 2020
b. NAF Five Star Horse Trials Championships at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian on 7 – 9 August 2020
c. BRC NAF Five Star National Championships 5 – 6 September
d. BRC TopSpec Dressage to Music Championships 2 – 4 October 2020
We are aware that the situation is constantly evolving, and we will issue regular communications to keep you informed of any further updates in line with government advice.
Social Functions & Teams
Our teams, of which any member can be part of, regularly represent the Club at Area 20 competitions and if you fancy joining in a team, please see the Committee page for the relevant organiser.