A new arena eventing championship for British Riding Clubs in 2019 has been kindly sponsored for the first time by HorseQuest UK, whose the team will be welcomed at the first of this season’s exciting BRC Championships.
These will be taking place at Aston le Walls in Northamptonshire on March 9 and 10. The senior and junior riders, competing in teams and as individuals, have already pre-qualified in their areas across the UK.
These area qualifiers have been a great success and have resulted in more than 470 riders coming to this year’s inaugural event.
They will be contesting a range of classes which will run across the two days as follows:
Saturday March 9 – 70cm (mixed), 80cm (juniors), 90cm (juniors)
Sunday March 10 – 80cm (seniors), 90cm (seniors), 100cm (mixed)
“This brand new Championship was originally introduced as a result of member feedback, and it will give clubs another chance to compete and have fun together,” said Rachael Hollely-Thompson, BRC Manager.
Arena Eventing is now proving to be extremely popular throughout the UK, especially during the winter months. The BRC Championship classes will consist of a course of show jumps immediately followed by cross-country fences, and will finish with the last fence as a show jump, called The Joker.
This key fence will be set at a discretionary 10cm higher than the rest of the course. There will be a maximum of 20 jumping efforts, nine show jumping, ten cross-country fences as well as the joker show jump fence.
British Riding Clubs will welcome everyone to Aston le Walls for the climax of this new Arena Eventing series, where visitors will be able to browse the latest adverts on its tradestand, and find out more about our membership club HorseQuest Advantage.
Plus there will be the chance to win a show jumping lesson with its Ambassador Bex Mason, which will subsequently be featured in the BRC Rider magazine.