Teams Overview

BVRC is one of twenty three designated to British Riding Clubs Area 17. Geographically the area covers the central south of England, stretching from Petersfield in the East to Blandford and Purbeck in the West & includes the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands although the latter tend not to come to qualifiers. Each year inter club competitions are organised in Dressage (Winter, Summer and to Music), Show Jumping (Winter and Summer), Arena Eventing (SJ+XC), Combined Training (dressage+SJ), Challenge (SJ+XC) and Horse Trials. The winning teams and individuals from these competitions and from all other Areas around Great Britain go forward to the various BRC National Riding Club Championships later in the year.  All horses competing at Qualifiers and Championships must have Equine Influenza vaccinations compliant with the BRC Handbook.

Juniors. Any member under 18 years old on 1st January of the current year is eligible to represent BVRC as a Junior at BRC Area Competitions.  However, as BVRC membership starts at 17, we tend not to field a junior team at qualifiers though some of the bigger heights are now for mixed senior & junior teams.

More detailed information about the Championships, including dates and locations, can be found on the BRC website or by contacting Susie Pool (rein(at)  Area Qualifier dates can also be found on the Area 17 website

Team information can be found in the sub-menus on this website where there may be links to the online application forms.  However, these are all emailed to members for every Qualifier.


BRC Championships

The Arena Eventing Championships for Arena Eventing teams and individuals, usually take place at Aston Le Walls at the end of May.

The Winter Novice Championships for the Novice Show Jumping and the Novice Dressage teams and individuals, plus individuals in Intro (walk & trot) Dressage now take place at Arena UK, Grantham, Lincs in early April.

The Winter Intermediate Championships for the Intermediate Dressage team and individuals, and Intermediate Show Jumping team now take place at Arena UK, Grantham, Lincs in late April.

The Combined Championships for Combined Training & Combined Challenge teams and individuals usually take place at Aston Le Walls, now in October.

The Horse Trials Championships usually take place at Swalcliffe in early August where the 70HT and Junior 80HT Championships are One Day Events, the Senior 80HT, 90HT and 100HT Championships are all short format 2 Day Events.  As of 2024, none now include roads & tracks and steeplechase.

The National Championships for Dressage, Riding Tests, Show Jumping & Style Jumping classes usually take place at the Lincolnshire Showground in early September, commonly over Burghley weekend.


At every competition we are required to provide helpers to assist in running the event. If you are able to assist please get in touch with Susie (rein[at]


BVRC recent successes at BRC National Championships/Blenheim Eventer Challenge are listed below but a full list can be found by clicking here.

2019 – FOTH Challenge 100 Team Champions.  Megan Brown, as part of an Area 17 Team.

2016 – 80cm Horse Trials (ODE) National Team Champions.  Lorraine Storer, Frances Hall, Annie Rae, Minette Batters.

2015 – Winter Novice Dressage Champion – Fay Chivers

2014 – Winter Novice Dressage Champion – Philippa Thatcher

2013 – Pairs Dressage National Champions  – Susie Pool & Marion Watt

2012 – Blenheim Riding Club Challenge Winning Team – Marion Watt, Laura Young, Diana Burgess, Laura Saxon

2012 – Intermediate Team and Individual Intermediate Horse Trials National Champions. Marion Watt, Laura Young, Diana Burgess (individual Champion), Michelle Bowe.