Keysoe Riding Club is affiliated to Area 7 of the British Riding Club which covers the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire Counties.
We aim to help riders across the UK develop their skills and enjoy riding. Our members have access to a broad range of opportunities for riders of all levels to compete, train and socialise. We also offer a host of additional benefits to our members. As well as competitions for all levels arranged by local clubs, BRC run seven Championships per year as well as classes at some of the biggest equestrian events in the UK. For the Area 7 Facebook Page follow this link.
2024 Qualifier Dates
- Sunday 21 April - Combined Training at Grange Farm
- Sunday 5 May - Summer Dressage at Milton Park
- Saturday 18 May - Combined Challenge at Ely Eventing Centre
- Sunday 23 June - Summer Showjumping at Buntingford
- Sunday 30 June - Horse Trials at Offchurch Bury
- Sunday 29 Sept - Winter Dressage at Bury Farm
- Sunday 13 Oct - Arena Eventing at Dallas Burston
BRC are delighted to have NAF as title sponsor again this year for the National Championships.
Riders are able to compete in a range of competitions at this championship, from dressage to style jumping both individually and as part of a team. We also have a couple of direct entry dressage classes which do not require any qualification (please see below). For eligibility of horse and rider, and to see what a combination is eligible to compete in, please see the current BRC Handbook.
Intermediate Winter Championships
The qualifiers get underway in October, and the championships will feature both dressage and show jumping competitions for junior and senior members, normally in the following April. The dressage sections include both team and individual classes from prelim to advanced medium levels, while the show jumping also includes both team and individual classes with the first round starting at 90cm.
BRC Novice Winter Championships
BRC are delighted to have SEIB as title sponsor this year for the Novice Winter Championships.
The qualifiers get underway in October, and the championships will feature both dressage and show jumping competitions for junior and senior members, normally in the following April. The dressage sections include both team and individual classes from intro to novice levels, while the show jumping also includes both team and individual classes with the first round starting at 70cm.
Horse Trials Championships
BRC are delighted to welcome back NAF as sponsors of the 2023 National Horse Trials Championships.
The BRC NAF Five Star National Horse Trials Championships is a competition for both seniors and juniors, teams and individuals. The event consists of dressage, show jumping and cross country phases as well as roads and tracks and steeplechase for selected classes. This is a true test for all disciplines and one of the rare competitions where all 3 original cross country tests are executed.
Dressage to Music Championships
The Dressage to Music Championships offers a range of classes for both senior and junior members allowing competitors to ride from prelim up to our unique ‘pick your own’ class, which caters for those wishing to compete at medium and advanced medium level. The Dressage to Music Championships is a great opportunity to be creative and have fun in the dressage arena. We also have pairs classes at this championship.
If you enjoy competing in dressage, why not try quadrille? The display is set to music with a team of four riders wearing themed costumes. The display should demonstrate horsemanship, but doesn’t necessarily have to be based on dressage movements. The selection trial is held on 1 October at the British Riding Clubs Dressage to Music Championships. Four teams are selected to go through to the championships.
The Introductory Championships comprises team, pairs and individual dressage competitions, split junior and senior, at intro and prelim level, with team members automatically competing as individuals as well. Teams of four will ride one of four tests each, two intro tests and two prelim tests. Pairs can be made up of juniors, seniors, or a combination of both. These championships will be held alongside the DTM Championships. All tests are on a surface.
BRC TopSpec Arena Eventing Championships
The Arena Eventing Championships will consist of a course of show jumps immediately followed by a course of cross-country fences.
The round will finish with the last fence as a 'Joker' show jump, which will be set at a discretionary 10cm higher than the rest of the course.
Further information on heights, course requirements and horse and rider eligibility can be found in the BRC Handbook.
BRC Combined Championships
This championship includes the Combined Training and Combined Challenge classes.
Combined training consists of one dressage test and one course of showjumps. The Combined Training Championships is open to both individuals and teams. For those that do not want to go XC.
Combined challenge is an excellent test of the ability and timing of a horse and rider to negotiate a show jumping course followed by a cross-county course on grass, in an arena. For those that do not want to do the dressage phase.
This team jumping event is held at the fabulously renowned Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. The teams are made up of three horses and riders; one Novice combination jumping 85cm, one Intermediate combination jumping 95cm and one Open combination jumping 1.05m. Each combination rides one round against the clock. The team with the fewest combined faults and fastest combined time wins. This is a truly memorable event, not only anabeling our members to compete at this sacred ground, but creating a great camp atmosphere where friends are made for forever. The shopping is also beyond compare!
Bleinham Horse Trials
The 90cm and 100cm Riding Club and Pony Club Team Eventer Challenges are kindly sponsored by Dodson & Horrell. These very popular events are grass-arena-based competitions, held in the Bladon and Hensington Arenas, over a testing course of show jumps and cross-country fences with an optimum time for completion. The team with the lowest cumulative score are the winners, and there is also an award for the most stylish rider. KRC are proud to boast true camaraderie and team spirit whenever we have been a part of this prestigious event.