British Riding Club

BRC Rules and Guidelines

Here is some general information you need to know if you are considering competing in the Area 17 Qualifiers.

All the information is contained in the brc-handbook-2023-final which is valid from 1 January 2023



Eligibility criteria for all qualifiers and championships
These are detailed in CR Appendix 2 & 3 of the Rulebook which can be found here: BRC Handbook_2023 Eligibility:

Flu vaccination rules
Your horse must have a record which complies with these – even a day out makes him or her ineligible. You can easily check whether your horse is alright by downloading the checker and putting in 1st 3 dates of flu programme – you can compete if the first two are done too recently for the third to have been given provided the last is not within 6 days of the competition. FLU VACCINATION CHECKER 2023

You will not be allowed to compete if your horse is on any medication which falls into the category of banned substances (i.e. bute).  You also need to check with your vet that any medication which your horse may have taken recently will have had time to clear the system.

Hat Rules
Anyone competing in 2023 Qualifiers will need to get their hat inspected and fitted with the new Pink tag at the qualifier before they can ride.

BRC Hat Rules 2023

Body Protectors
All body protectors MUST be approved to BETA Level 3 2009 or 2018.

BRC Guidelines for Body Protectors 2023