BBC is part of Area 18 and this year our Area representative is Kate Griffith.
About Area 18
Area 18 encompasses parts of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. There are 15 affiliated clubs in this region.
The area is highly competitive and holds its own on the national circuit bringing home many championship trophies and awards every year across all disciplines.
As part of their commitment to fair and equal access they aim to run all available area qualifier competitions, as well as providing training opportunities for riders and horses of all abilities, across all disciplines while promoting a healthy, friendly, competitive atmosphere.
The running of all area events is done by volunteers and they are eternally grateful to them for the time invested to help everyone enjoy their horses.
An area liaison group meets 3 times a year to organise events, network with clubs and share the area’s successes. This is general attended by a representative from each club.
Passports and Flu Vaccination
Area 18 operates a database system to collate the details of horses competing for each club. BRC rules require horses to meet strict rules on passport information and flu vaccination status and the Offical Stewards at events need to verify that horses competing are compliant with the rules. To make life simpler we encourage riders to submit their horses’ details to the database PRIOR to the day of a competition.
Submitting your horse’s details will speed up your check in time with the secretary on the day and, more importantly, prevent a wasted trip if your horse’s passport or flu record is found to be non compliant to the rules.
Click on passport to add your vaccination details.
All data submitted is subject to checking at any stage by the Official Stewards. Knowingly submitting incorrect data could result in elimination and disciplinary action.
Finally…… Please remember it is an offence to transport a horse without its passport and all passports must be presented at each area qualifier, regardless of whether it is held on the database or not.