BRC Insurance

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the BRC insurance cover that members have when they pay membership to join Gorley Vale Riding Club. For clarification please see the question and answer taken from the BRC’s Data Sheet 5.


Q: What cover do Members receive?

A: Club members will be insured whilst taking part in activities organised by their own affiliated Riding Club, another BHS-affiliated Riding Club or BRC HQ. The policy extends to cover the liability of one member to another. The limit of Indemnity is £20,000,000 in respect of any one claim for public liability. Public liability covers claims for third party property damage or bodily injury where the Riding Club are found legally liable. Legal liability must be established in order for a claim to be successful.

Please note: Travel to and from activities is excluded. Members are not insured outside affiliated Riding Clubs activities e.g. hacking out independently.


BRC Hat Guidelines - Update 2016

For 2016 all members will be required to have their hats tagged with a new orange hat tag before competing in any BRC qualifiers or Championships. Allow extra time when arriving at a competition to have the Official Steward to check and tag your hat when you go to declare.

Due to a change by the European Commission regarding EN1384 and BSEN1384 no longer being accepted standard all hats that only meet the standard EN1384 or BSEN1384 and do not comply with another standard from the list below WILL NOT be accepted and therefore will not be permitted for any BRC competition.

Here is a list of the hat specifications that are acceptable at BRC competitions:

PAS015 (1998 or 2011) must also have the BSI Kitemark

VG1 01.040 (2014-12) must also have the BSI Kitemark

ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards) and must have the SEI mark

SNELL E2001 and must have official SNELL label & number

AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards) and must have SAI Global mark


Important change for XC phase - ONLY a Jockey skull complying to the above standards may be worn for XC phase. This must not have a peak, any peak type extensions or noticeable protuberances above the eyes or to the front  and should have an even round or elliptical shape with a smooth or slightly abrasive surface. A removable hat cover with a light flexible peak may be used if required. The use of Head Cams is strictly prohibited at any BRC event, this includes use on the head, chest, bridle or any other part of the horse or rider.


If you require more information regarding BRC rules please contact the club secretary, Sue Vass (c/o carolinewarwicksmith@gmail.com)

JOINING THE CLUB and/or RE-JOINING THE CLUB?

Please complete the attached form and send to Sue Vass