SAFFRON WALDEN & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB
Please note that horses must have had a valid flu vaccination within the past 6 months of any SWDRC event in accordance with rule G7 of the British Riding Club Handbook. Checks will be made.
AREA 8 QUALIFIER DATES 2019
Sunday 24 March – Poplar Park – Area Eventer Trial
Sunday 12 May – Weeley – Area Show Jumping
Sunday 26 May – Stratford Hills – Area Horse Trials
Sunday 23 June – Ashfields, Great Canfield – Area Dressage
Sunday 14 July – Woodredon – Area Dressage To Music
Sunday 6 October – Brook Farm – Area Winter Dressage & Combined Training
Sunday 17 November – Wix – Area Winter Show Jumping
BRC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DATES 2019
9-10 March – Aston-le-Walls – HorseQuest Arena Eventing Champs
30-31 March – Arena UK – SEIB Insurance Brokers Novice Winter Champs
26-28 April – Bury Farm – Equi-Theme Intermediate Winter Champs
18-19 May – Aston-le-Walls – Fibre-Beet Eventer Trial / Combined Training Champs
2-4 August – Swalcliffe – NAF Five Star Horse Trials Champs
31 August-01 September – Lincoln – NAF Five Star Summer National Champs
TBC 27-29 September – Bury Farm – Dressage to Music Champs & Quadrille Selection
TBC – TBC- Quadrille Champs
CLUB CLOTHING – SWDRC now have a new supplier for club clothing. You can now order what you want, when you want and GGGEAR will deliver it to your door at no extra cost! http://www.gggear.co.uk/saffron-walden–district-rc-158-c.asp
CLINICS/TRAINING – Clinics are always being added to the website – see Training and Events & Results pages. We can only accept members at our clinics
TEAM EVENTS – Team dates have been posted – see “Events & Results” page for full listing and further information
MEMBERSHIP – Membership runs from 1 Dec to 30 Nov, and can be taken out at any time during the year. Forms can be found on this web site. Payment must be made on-line at www.clubentries.com/saffronrc.
2019 Annual Membership Fees:
Adults – £35
Junior – £25 (Juniors must be under 18 on the 1 Jan 2019)
Foot – £15
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP?
SUBSIDISED CLINICS AND TRAINING – All our trainers are experienced in teaching levels from beginners to professionals. Just let us know your level and ability of riding and that of your horse and our trainers will teach accordingly. Clinics are organised on an ad hoc basis, as a member information will be emailed out to you as soon as a clinic has been planned.
TEAMS – SWDRC place teams into every BRC qualifier event – dressage, combined training, show jumping, eventer trial and horse trials. To put yourself forward, simply reply to the emails that are sent out to all members to register your interest (your horse/pony MUST have a valid flu certificate). Our team managers are very knowledgeable and can help you decide what level you should compete at and whether you and/or your horse/pony are eligible.
CLUB COMPETITIONS – We organise an annual show, arena eventing, show jumping and dressage events throughout the year, members enjoy reduced entry fees, priority entry if classes become full pre-event and 3rd party insurance from BRC at all our events.
BRC Grassroots Training
The aim of these training days is to encourage our grassroots rider and to give them the confidence to move up the levels and eventually compete at our qualifiers and hopefully championships!
For more info: http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-assessments-and-training
BRC BE League
British Riding Clubs and British Eventing have once again teamed up to offer exciting opportunities to BRC members competing at Novice and Intermediate levels with BE.
BRC Volunteers League
If you currently volunteer at BRC events or would like to volunteer more, there is a BRC Voluneer League at Club, Area and Committee/Offifical level.
How to Take Part:
Participants do not need to be members of a BRC Club to enter the leagues, but for non-members, volunteers must have signed up to the BRC Volunteers’ Club prior to gaining points, which is free to join, email email@example.com for further information.
The SWDRC is an affiliated riding club which was established in 1980.
British Riding Clubs (BRC) exists to provide support and encouragement to amateur riders of all levels- from the dedicated competitor to the happy hacker.
Our club gives BRC members the chance to train and compete at local, area and national competitions.
For further information on the BRC commitment and policy click here.
To contact any committee member please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Midwinter – Chairman
Claire Engelmann – Vice Chairman & Treasurer
Jo Wardle – Club Secretary
Suzannah Engelmann – SJ & HT Team Mgr / Liaison Rep / SJ Events
Lindsey Rusack – Dressage Team Mgr
Cara Goddard – Membership Secretary