Flu Vaccination Update 10 September 2021
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. This will be with immediate effect, however 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.
BRC COVID-19 Update -
Advice for equestrians during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak can be found here.
Following the latest government update, BRC are now able to issue the following update for England (updated 19/07/21) outlining the requirements for BRC activities following the end of most Covid restrictions.
It should be noted that whilst the respective governments are producing regular updates, these then require careful consideration and interpretation, to make the guidance relevant to our individual sector. The following updates are BRC’s current interpretation of the most recent government guidance and are subject to change, as and when government advice is updated.
BRC COVID-19 Risk Assessment Template (Word)
Current BRC Membership Benefits - Aug 2021
Being a member of an affiliated British Riding Club comes with a myriad of fantastic member features and benefits, Data Sheet DSM9 details these incredible national opportunities that are available as a member of a BRC Club. Your club may also offer a range of specific offers and benefits in addition to these Data Sheet DSM9 (PDF)
Tremendous Success of British Riding Club’s First National Virtual Dressage Championships for 2020 and 2021
This year British Riding Clubs (BRC) ran the BRC SEIB Novice Winter Dressage Championships & the BRC HorseHage & Mollichaff Intermediate Winter Dressage Championships for both 2020 and 2021 as Virtual Championships events from Wednesday 26 April to Sunday 2 May 2021. BRC streamed these virtual championships on their Facebook page, with over 14 hours of competition shown. Featuring the top three riders in each of the 58 separate arenas, totalling 174 dressage tests, ranging from Intro (Walk & Trot) to Advanced Medium, for both junior and senior teams and individuals. These videos, have received over 6,600 views. Read the full Press Release (pdf)
This winter we we have put together another series of informative virtual talks to get us through the cold, dark nights. These will be completely free for all 2021 BRC members.
We will be running a variety of clinics over the next few weeks. The dates and topics are listed below. Spaces are limited so these will be on a first come first served basis.
Wednesday 8 December, 7.30pm - Rule Changes for 2022
Tuesday 14 December, 7pm - BRC Marketing Toolkit Clinic
Thursday 16 December, 7.30pm - Risk Assessments
Tuesday 11 January, 7pm - BRC Marketing Toolkit Clinic
Tuesday 18 January, 7.30pm - Team Manager Q&A and meet the comps team
Tuesday 25 January,7.30pm - Data protection
To register to join one of these virtual talk’s please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your club and your 2021 membership number.
We have recently been made aware that an affiliated club has been targeted by what appears to be fraudsters who have managed to hack in to some of the Club officials email accounts. Click see the up to date datasheet on internet and email security for clubs and remain vigilant.
Protecting Facebook Events
There have been a number of cases reported to us where Facebook Events have been targeted by phishing scams and spam posts. Unfortunately this seems to be on the rise because of the increase in digital events due to Covid. We have seen it at both regional and national level.
We understand that Facebook is obviously an extremely useful tool for delivering events, so we have put together a new BRC Datasheet which contains some actions that can be taken to help minimise the risk when running events this way.
DS76 - Protecting Facebook Events Datasheet (pdf)
Following on from the rule changes regarding flu vaccinations, please see the full BRC flu vaccination statement (PDF)
Crime Prevention Advice for Riding Clubs
BRC are delighted to support Warwickshire Horse Watch and the Warwickshire Police on their new publication ‘Crime prevention advice for Riding Clubs’. Packed with useful information and ideas regarding keeping Club property safe, this leaflet is available to all Clubs on the BRC website News page and free property marker pens can be obtained by emailing Warwickshire Horse Watch directly - www.warwickshire-horsewatch.co.uk
Please find below some recent communications which have been sent to all BRC members and Club Chairs and Secretaries.
BRC Video Footage
To watch video footage from all BRC Championships, visit our YouTube channel.