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British Riding Clubs

British Riding Clubs

British Riding Clubs (BRC) exists to provide support and encouragement to amateur riders of all levels – from the dedicated competitor to the leisure rider. We offer a range of events and training through over 480 clubs and centres right across the UK.

Our clubs and centres give BRC members the chance to ride, compete and train together at national competitions, training and social events. Find out more about what joining a club can do for you and how to affiliate your club to BRC in this section.


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BRC Handbook


Find out all you need to know about competing at BRC events with the latest version of our Handbook.

Volunteers Club

BRC Volunteers Club

Running our qualifiers and Championships would not be possible without volunteers. Our club provides a wide range of membership benefits and rewards. We also offer a Volunteers’ League which enables us to recognise your dedication and hard work throughout the year.


BRC Downloads

Find entry forms, test sheets, the BRC Handbook, and materials to promote your Club or Centre.


Join us

Join us

Want access to the training, competitions, qualifications and support that British Riding Clubs (BRC) offers? Why not join our 34,000 other members?

BRC Competitions


As well as competitions for all levels arranged by local clubs, BRC run six Championships per year as well as classes at some of the biggest equestrian events in the UK.

Prelim Entries

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Prelim entries must be made in order to enter area qualifiers for each of our championships. Please remember all Prelim entries must be made 21 days before your area qualifier.



Designed to help you get the most from your experience with horses, there are many different training opportunities open to all senior and junior members.


Arena Eventing Championships

Arena Eventing

2019 brings a new championship for BRC competitors to look forward to. Arena eventing consists of a show jumping round straight into a cross country round all on a surface. Ranging from 70cm – 100cm, seniors and juniors.

Novice Winter Championships

Novice Winter Championships

Looking for a goal for the darker months? Sponsored by SEIB, we’ve got a dressage and show jumping Championship with qualifiers held across all areas.

Intermediate Winter Championships

Novice Winter Championships

Sponsored by HorseHage & Mollichaff, this Championship, similarly to the Novice Winter Championships incorporates dressage and show jumping with qualifiers held across all areas. There are a number of higher level classes held at this Championship. 

Festival of the Horse Championships

NAF Festival of the Horse

Sponsored by Fibre-beet, this Championship features combined training as well as a challenge class which incorporates both show jumping and cross-country.

Horse Trials Championships

Animalife Horse Trials Championships

Sponsored by NAF, this Championship hosts five classes with a mix of long and short format for both juniors and seniors, teams and individuals.

National Championships

BRC NAF National Championships

Sponsored by NAF, the National Championships are held in September with a wide range of classes from Dressage to Style Jumping, combining both Championship and direct entry classes across all levels.

Dressage to Music Championships


Sponsored by Topspec, the Dressage to Music Championships are great fun to get involved in and host both individual and pairs classes across a wide range of  levels. Direct entry classes have been introduced to this Championship to welcome even more competitors. The Quadrille, sponsored by SEIB Insurance Brokers also hold their selection trials at this Championships and are a great viewing spectacle. 

Other Competitions


BRC members are eligible for many opportunities across a multitude of disciplines such as  showing and endurance, as well as dressage, show jumping and cross country; Some of these opportunities set you up with the chance to compete at prestigious shows. Be sure to have a look and see if there is anything that may suit you and your equine partner.

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