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British Riding Club Endurance

British Riding Clubs (BRCs) are invited to form endurance teams of 3 to 6 riders.  Red Kite TREC Group can have as many teams as we have interested horse and rider combinations and the teams can change with each competition - so you are never too late to join in!


As a BRC we can then enter our teams into any number of qualifying rides of 30km to 40km (about 25 miles).  The qualifying rides can be chosen from over seventy EGB events throughout the country.

 

Potential riders do not need any special equipment, particular breed or type of horse to get started.  Only the rider, their horse and normal riding tack is required, you dont even need to read a map.  Riders do not have to be members of Endurance GB in order to compete, but they must be current members of Red Kite TREC Group. 


As a BRC we must declare each horse and rider combination with the national organisers before they can enter any qualifying ride.  

Our Endurance Team Manager, Danielle Glaister is in charge of the co-ordination of the RKTG Endurance Teams.


As a team when we complete a qualifying ride successfully the team's score is  entered into a League Table for the Region in which we as a Club are based.  A squad can then, if it chooses, enter a second or subsequent qualifying ride.  The team score achieved at the second or subsequent qualifier will replace the existing score in the League Table if it is higher than the existing score.  The team scores are calculated from the speed achieved over the course and the horse’s pulse at the final veterinary inspection.  It doesn't matter who is in a team they all represent Red Kite TREC Group.


In order to compete in a team, a rider must register as an Associate Member of Endurance GB.
Associate Membership is available for £38 a year for Senior Riders, £28 a year for Young Riders (between the ages of 14 and 21 in the current year) and £23 for Junior Riders (between the ages of 8 and 13 in the current year). Associate Membership enables Riding Club Members to enter Qualifiers at a special concessionary members’ rate when riding as part of a Riding Club Team. Associate Members can also enter EGB’s Pleasure Rides anywhere in the country at members’ rates, and they will be eligible to compete for Endurance GB local group trophies and distance awards. An Endurance GB handbook and bi-monthly Endurance GB Magazine will also be sent to each Associate Member.


The rules of the competition and full details of the Team Endurance Event can be found on our dedicated website: BRC Team event

 

Dates of upcoming BRC Endurance rides that RKTG is considering sending teams to can be found on our Events & Activities Page.