Delamere forest riding club is affiliated to the British Riding Clubs organisation, which is divided into 23 Areas throughout the country. This means that as a club we can send teams and individuals to BRC qualifying events throughout the year with the hope of not only representing the Club, but also Area 20 at the National Championships.
DFRC is part of Area 20 which ranges from North Wales with the furthest club based on the Llyn Peninsula and includes Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire as far as Wolverhampton.
Area 20 has it’s own organising committee (Area 20 Liaison Committee) made up of representatives from each of the Clubs in the Area. The Committee consists of a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer appointed by the Clubs at the annual AGM. Each Club has one representative vote for the purpose of electing these officials, and on decisions made by the Area, though clubs are allowed to send as many interested people as required to the liaison meetings. If clubs find problems with the Riding Clubs organisation/rules the Area Liaison committee is the first port of call in the resolution of any queries, if the problem cannot be resolved at Area level, then there is recourse to ask to be referred to British Riding Clubs Head Office and NEC Committee, for a review of the problem. One person from the Area is elected to sit on the NEC committee, and is in that position for 3 years. This individual can then report back to the Area committee any Rule Changes or operational changes voted on, by the NEC committee. And equally take problems/questions to the NEC for answers.
The Area committee is responsible for ensuring that Area qualifying competitions are held and run in a correct format, and at the moment most competitions are run by individual Clubs, except for the Horse Trials and Festival of the Horse Challenge which are organised by the Area committee with the assistance of individual clubs.
*****If you would like to get involved in a volunteer capacity at Area qualifiers then read on!
Getting scores out quickly and efficiently at competitions always helps to maintain the smooth running of an event. Therefore, the Area 20 committee has decided to put together a pool of trained scorers who can run the scoring at Area Qualifiers starting with our 2016 winter events. Training will be arranged for anyone who is interested. If you would like to be a part of this scoring team, please send your names to the DFRC Area 20 rep, Judith Childs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please look out for the dates for Area 20 qualifying competitions and the committee member looking after it.