British Riding Club - Area 7
Shillington Riding Club is affiliated to Area 7 of the British Riding Club which covers the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire Counties.
We have some fantastic venues in our Area including, Wittering Academy, Keysoe, Cottenham Racecourse and Manor Farm.
Area 7 runs many different qualifiers throughout the year, from Festival of the horse, show jumping and dressage qualifiers for the BRC Championships.
The objectives of the BRC movement are:
To assist and encourage those interested in the horse
To improve and maintain the standard of horsemanship
To improve the welfare of the horse
British Riding Club (BRC) is governed by a democratically elected National Executive Committee (NEC) who meet up to four times each year. The NEC assists BRC office staff and advise on BRC policies.
For administration purposes, BRC divides the UK into 23 areas. Each of these BRC areas elects a National Representative, who sits on the NEC. NEC members serve for terms of three years. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman’s terms of office run for two years. A representative from the NEC also sits on the BHS Board of Trustees. Three sub-committees also form part of the NEC. These are the Competitions Committee, Marketing Committee and Training Committee.
The BHS Board of Trustees is legally responsible for BRC finances. The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) also represents BRC.
BRC is administered by a team of staff based at the BHS headquarters in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. There is also a large volunteer network across the UK, without whose valuable assistance it would not be possible to run the vast number of local, area and national competitions available to BRC members.
There are many benefits of being a BRC member see these at http://www.bhs.org.uk/Riding/British_Riding_Clubs/Join_a_Riding_Club/Benefits_of_Joining_BRC.aspx