Houghton and Huntingdon RC hosted the British Riding Clubs Area 7 Outdoor Dressage Qualifiers


On the 7th July 2019, Houghton and Huntingdon RC hosted the British Riding Clubs Area 7 Outdoor Dressage Qualifiers at Home Farm, Alconbury.

This popular event took place on a beautiful hot day where 250 tests took place. Competitors produced some fantastic tests and the judges were very impressed with the standard of riding.

The majority of riders produced two tests, one of which is unique to the Riding Clubs, called ‘The Riding Test’. ‘The Riding Test’ is a dressage test, where members compete and are judged on a rider ability and not scored in the usual dressage format. The sections judged include harmony with your horse and tranquility with your horse. Percentage scores are usually between 85-97%!. At the event clubs throughout the area qualified for the NAF National Championships that took place the first weekend in September at Lincoln Showground.Rebecca Robinson from Houghton and Huntingdon RC told Northants Horse Trader Magazine “It was so lovely to see true team spirit throughout the day, everyone helping each other, It really was a fantastic day! “I would like to say a special thank you to the trade stands that attended and supported our event including The Gin Kitchen and Mini Me Tack Shop along with the event photographer, Tess Cadman Country Photography.”

About Houghton and Huntingdon RC

HHRC is a friendly club that caters for keen horse riders of all levels, who live in or around Huntingdon. The club is affiliated with the British Horse Society. HHRC teams compete in a number of dressage, show jumping, endurance and horse trial qualifiers throughout the year and have lots of success making it through to championships, frequently being placed in the top rosettes. The club prides itself on being an inclusive club where anyone that wants to be on a team will get a place on the team, with no demands made on attendance at training sessions or other competition success. Whether you have a horse or pony (or not!), you can still become a member and join in the fun. The club boasts a busy calendar hosting Shows, Demonstrations,     Junior and Senior Club Camps, Mounted and Unmounted Training Days, Competitions as well as Social Events. For more information visit: www.huntingdonrc.co.uk.

About BRC Area 7 

The Riding Club covers Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire Counties. It has some fantastic venues in it’s Area including: Wittering Academy, Keysoe EC, Ely Eventing Centre, Home Farm Alconbury, Potter Lot Field and Boughton Park. For more information visit: www.britishridingclubsarea7.com 

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