BRC COVID-19 Update - 27.11.2020
Following the recent announcement of another national lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, we are saddened to announce that the current interpretation is that all BRC activity, bar virtual activity, must cease in England during this time. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes all activities run under the BRC banner, including competitions, training, clinics and camps. We continue to liaise with the Department for Digital, Media and Sport and Sport England, and will update you further should the advice change.
With the firebreak lockdown ending in Wales, please see the update with regards to BRC activities resuming in Wales.
BRC are now able to issue the following update (click update for full document) with regards to BRC activities.
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 Sport Resumption Guidance Datasheet (pdf - updated 12 Oct 2020)
BRC COVID-19 Risk Assessment Template (Word)
* Update from BRC Wednesday 13 May 2020 *
The full BRC updates can be found here (pdf).
NAF will be sponsoring the new BRC Combined Training Championships in 2021
BRC are really excited to announce that our long-time sponsors NAF will be sponsoring next year’s new NAF Five Star Combined Training Championships 2021. These championships will be taking place 22-23 May 2021 at Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire. Further information about these championships can be found on the BRC Combined Training page.
“As long-time supporters of British Riding Clubs we are thrilled to add the new Combined Training Championships to the string of NAF BRC sponsored events. 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone and we appreciate just how much members will share in our excitement that qualifiers are now able to take place. We would like to wish you the best of luck and we look forward to seeing you at the Championships.” Eloise Chugg-Martin – NAF Five Star Sponsorship & Events Manager
SportEngland have received confirmation from government that the new “rule of six” in England does not apply to organized sport and leisure activities. Riding clubs can continue with their usual activities providing all Covid protocols are strictly adhered to.
"We have sought clarity on what the latest update means for sport and physical activity, and while social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue, as can organised outdoor sports and physical activity events.” – sportengland
Riding Clubs are able to continue to operate as usual although social activities e.g. barbecues for more than six people are not permitted.
It is vital that all clubs continue to follow the Covid safety protocols which can be found here - https://www.bhs.org.uk/advice-and-information/coronavirus-covid-19/risk-assessment
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.
Equidance Virtual Demonstrations
Have you always wanted to have a go at Dressage to Music but have no idea where to start? Or perhaps you’re a regular competitor wanting to mix things up? BRC have teamed up with Equidance to deliver a series of Freestyle Virtual Demonstrations, free for BRC members. To reserve your space on one of these clinics simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 9th December 7-8pm
Ask the expert clinics
Due to the success of our virtual sports resumption clinics, BRC have organised a timetable of our new ask the expert clinics.
These clinics will focus on specific topics such as general Q&A, Marketing, BRC Rules, Health & Safety and Safeguarding.
These clinics will offer members and clubs the chance to speak with BRC officials and specialists in these subject areas. You may have some specific questions about how to market your club, new rules you’re unsure of or need further clarification, health and safety guidance for getting your events back up and running with the new covid-19 compliance or a safeguarding query. These will be hour-long sessions which will offer you the chance to raise these queries.
In order to attend these clinics you will need to book onto a session on a day that suits you and have access to a computer and the internet. We have a maximum capacity of 15 attendees per clinic and this will be determined on a first-come-first-served basis. To book, please email Lydia.email@example.com with your name, riding club, official role and the email address you want the invitation to be sent to. You will receive an email response to confirm if your booking is successful. Please see below the dates for the upcoming clinics
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.
Rescheduled 2020 Novice & Intermediate Winter Championships
Please find the official statement here (PDF)
The FAQ document can be found here (PDF)(Updated 09/06/20). Please read this document in full if you have any queries. Any questions not answered can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 840518
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.