Following the recent cancellation of the 2014 Festival of the Horse due to waterlogged ground, BRC staff and the competitions committee fully investigated the rescheduling of all and parts of this Championship.
At the Competitions Committee meeting held on 10 June 2014 the options were discussed and it was agreed by the Committee that the Championships would be cancelled and that no elements of the event would be rescheduled.
This decision was made due to the difficulties of finding a suitable date, the financial implications, the effect that it could have on other championships should the events be combined and also the effect on future Championship qualifiers.
Subsequently 75% of Championship entry fees will be refunded. Refunds will be issued via cheque made payable to the payee of the original entry fee and posted to the name and address on the Championship entry form.
It is envisaged that all refunds will be made by 31 July 2014. This refund is in accordance with rule G2.3 in the BRC Rulebook 2014.
Unfortunately it will not be possible to refund stabling fees, as per rule G9.2 of the BRC Rulebook 2014. The stable hire company will not be offering a refund to BRC for the stabling invoices which were required to be paid before the Championships. This is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the hire of the stables.