Welcome to Border Riding Club!
Below is some useful information for our members. Please read and if you have any queries about your membership get in touch with Becky Madeley, our club secretary.
Border Riding Club is affiliated to British Riding Clubs. We run under British Riding Club rules – you can see a copy of the rule book on this link http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-rulebook
Our membership year runs from January to December and payment is £30 for full members and £15 for non riding members.
Border Riding Club is open to anyone over the age of 18.
Any member who has not paid their membership will not be classed as a member for insurance purposes, but is able to take part in club training as a non-member.
Under 18s can take part in training activities as a non-member, and must be accompanied by an adult.
The club is run by a team of volunteers who form the committee. You can see their details on the website. They generously give up a lot of their time to run training, organise team competitions and to manage the administration of the club.
Keeping in touch and storing your data
The Border Riding Club website is up to date with all upcoming dates for training .
We communicate with our members via email – emails sent from firstname.lastname@example.org and also a private whatsapp group. We are also going to set up an additional whatsapp group for members to chat, advertise things for sale, general sharing of information not relating to the Border Riding Club activities etc.
Your personal data is stored securely and only shared with members of the committee and British Riding Clubs Head Office.
We will delete your data should you choose to not re-join Border Riding Club.
When you book a lesson or space on a clinic you make a commitment to pay for this training as requested by the course organiser.
Please pay promptly as we don’t have time to keep checking if people have paid! If you can put the course name and date as reference for BACS payments it makes the banking much easier.
We aim to get times published a couple of days before a training date – but in some cases this may be earlier to secure venues or instructors. Once times have been issued, because we have committed to arena hire and the instructors time for an agreed amount, if you can’t attend, you will need to pay for the training in full unless a replacement can be found.
It is your responsibility to fill the space unless there is a waiting list available.
As a member of British Riding Clubs and an affiliated club, the club, committee, volunteers, instructors and our members have public liability insurance provided by SEIB whilst taking part in official riding club activities. Club members are insured whilst taking part in activities organised by their own riding club, another BHS-affiliated club or the BRC head office.
Public liability covers claims for third party property damage or bodily injury where the riding club is found legally liable. Legal liability must be established in order for a claim to be successful. Please note there is no personal accident cover and travel to and from activities is excluded. Members are not insured for activities outside of affiliated riding club activities.
The club is covered for organised activities if non-members take part.
A £250 excess applies to each and every third party property damage claim.
Property and personal accident cover is not included in the insurance provided with affiliation to the BHS for individual members. It is recommended that all of our members take out appropriate insurance to cover their own activities and ensure their horses are fit and sound to take part in the activities.
Managing the risk
All of the instructors we use have their own insurance and have first aid training. They are suitably experienced to provide excellent levels of training for our members. At the majority of venues there is usually an additional first aider on site, and access to human and horse first aid kits.
The venues we use are all well maintained, and the majority have their own insurance. The club’s is insured to hold official activities on suitable land where insurance isn’t in place.
Hard hats must be worn at all times and comply with the current BRC rule book.
It is recommended that a body protector is worn for ridden activities. A body protector is compulsory for all riders participating in club Cross Country events, lessons, camps or clinics, indoor or outdoor, where the jumps are fixed or rigid.
If you want to take part in Area 2 Qualifier competitions the horse must be up to date with the Flu Vaccinations. It is your responsibility to make sure this is in line with the latest guidelines.