BRC Hat Guidelines 2016 - Information For Competitors

For 2016, all members will be required to have their hats tagged with a new ORANGE hat tag before competing in any BRC Qualifiers or Championships. When you arrive at the competition, take your hat with you when you go to declare. The Official Steward will then check that your hat complies with an accepted standard. For more information regarding the new standards, check the British Riding Club website. Their guidelines are also HERE.

Further information regarding protective headgear can also be found on pages 18 and 19 of the British Riding Clubs 2016 Rulebook or CLICK HERE.

All of the Club's events are run under British Riding Club Rules. You are advised to obtain a copy from:

The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 2XZ    Tel: 02476 840518

Alternatively, click below to download a copy of the Rulebook.

BRC Rulebook 2016

Equine Influenza

Please take special note of the rules that apply to Equine Influenza vaccination. These rules are applied very strictly at Area and Championship competitions and it is a good idea to check, well in advance of competing, that your horse’s vaccination certificate is up to date and that all the individual dates on the certificate comply with the current vaccination rulings.

General Rules

We run our events and competitions at various locations in the area and we are only able to do so by kind permission of the owners of the premises and the land. We are very grateful to all those who provide facilities for us and it is important that we respect owners’ wishes and their property and that riders co-operate fully with Club Officials. If you are uncertain about any rules, or have any queries relating to tack and turnout, please contact a member of the Committee, or the competition organiser, who will do their best to help.

  • Take all your own and your horse’s litter home
  • Pick up all your horse’s droppings
  • Do not leave your horse unattended whilst tied to the side of your  lorry or trailer.  Damage can be caused to the going and it is unsafe from a Health and Safety point of view
  • Only ride where you are permitted to do so
  • Please volunteer to help set up, or clear away, at competitions


We look forward to seeing you at Rutland Riding Club’s events!