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Area Qualifiers

Entering a qualifier

You can enter qualifiers through your local affiliated riding club; a pre-entry must be made first which can be entered online here.  Paper forms can be found on the downloads page of this website. Pre-entries must be entered 21 days before the competition - late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the organiser. If a late entry is accepted then there will be a late fee of £10 per individual and £20 per team payable to BRC HQ once the entry has been made. Following this, an entry needs to be made to the area. Instructions on how to enter your area qualifier will be on the schedule circulated by the organiser/area. Area entry forms can be found here.

Looking for a qualifier? Use the list below to find qualifiers taking place in your area. Dates for 2020 are currently being added, so please check back regularly.

Area 1: Southern Scotland
Area 2: North East
Area 3: North West
Area 4: Yorkshire
Area 5: West Midlands
Area 6: Buckinghamshire
Area 7: Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Area 8: Essex
Area 9: Bristol, Swindon and Bath
Area 10: Kent and East Sussex
Area 11: Surrey
Area 12: South West
Area 13: South Coast
Area 14: Eastern Counties
Area 15: South Wales
Area 16: East Midlands
Area 17: Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Area 18: Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire
Area 19: Cornwall
Area 20: West Midlands, Mid Cheshire, North Wales and Shropshire
Area 21: West Wales
Area 22: Northern Scotland
Area 23: Northern Ireland

Organising a qualifier

Organising a qualifier can be a big job, so it is a good idea to set up a show committee to handle the planning and organising.

You will need to make sure you consider:

  • Budget
  • Layout
  • Catering
  • Communication
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • PA system
  • Scoreboard
  • Medical and veterinary cover
  • Judges and officials

Send invitations to judges and officials well in advance and confirm the venue, start time, directions and test in writing. You should also ensure your judges are comfortable. This means keeping the session under four hours and scheduling reasonable breaks, providing refreshments and a good lunch and in cold weather offering blankets and a hot water bottle. You should also pay their expenses, so provide a mileage claim form on the day.

BRC will appoint an official steward, usually the area representative, to offer help and advice to the organiser. We also provide rosettes, scoring materials and entry forms. No organiser should be without the official stewards and organisers rulebook, which is available from the BHS bookshop. We also recommend you keep a current copy of the BRC Handbook to hand, along with the rules of the relevant disciplines.

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