Riding Club members head to Lincoln for National Champs
The British Riding Clubs National Championships will take place at Lincolnshire Show Ground from 11-12 September.
More than 1700 riders will compete at the championships, but a far greater number of the 36,000 strong BRC membership competed at area qualifiers throughout the summer, hoping to win the chance to participate.
The finals are the culmination of the BRC Championship calendar and will see riders compete for a variety of national titles including Novice, Intermediate and Open Show Jumping; Novice and Open Dressage; Medium Dressage; Pairs Dressage; Rural Riders Dressage (Teams of 6); Style Jumping and Riding Test; plus the Evergreen Veteran Championship for both horses and ponies.
The event is sponsored once again by Natural Animal Feeds, with prizes also donated by The Worshipful Company of Saddlers and Equilibrium.
With 13 dressage arenas and five jumping rings, there is no shortage of action to keep even the most discerning spectator entertained. Admission for spectators is free and if you are lucky this can include a viewing of the spectacular Red Arrows who regularly have practise flights over head.
Catering will be available all day, and there will be a trade stand village on site for those last minute essentials.
Senior classes will be contested on Saturday, with the junior championships and the evergreen classes on Sunday.