The UK’s best amateur horse riders are busy preparing for this weekend’s British Riding Clubs National Championships, at the Lincolnshire Show Ground.
British Riding Clubs is the UK’s largest movement for amateur riders, made up of more than 430 Affiliated Clubs and 21 Riding Centres and has in excess of 36,000 members. The clubs span right across the UK, from the Orkneys to the Channel Islands.
The National Championships is the largest event in the BRC calendar and will see more than 1800 competitors take part. Finalists will contest titles in dressage, showjumping, riding test and style jumping. There is also a chance to compete in the Rural Riders team dressage, where six team members ride a test in the arena together.
This year sees the introduction of the first ever elementary dressage class for juniors, which reflects the rising standards within the junior membership.
A trade stand village and catering stands will be available for the estimated 3000 riders and BRC members attending. Spectators are welcome and there is no admission charge.
Title sponsors NAF will be onsite throughout the Championships and will be giving away lots of prizes to the winning teams and individuals.