British Riding Clubs Area 8

Caterers for 2016 at BDRC

We are also very pleased to announce that MGRILL will be catering for all the shows for 2016.

For more information on the food that will be available on show days visit the website below:

Photographers for 2016 at BDRC

We are pleased to announce that Naturally Focused will be covering the shows this year again as official photographers.


Combined Training Qualifiers – 20th February 2016 – Norton Heath

A fantastic turnout for our first team event of 2016  to get us underway this season!

Well done to all Billericay seniors who braved the wind and the rain at Norton Heath today.
Hayley Goode, Janet Hyde, Annette Philpot,and Lisa Cameron-Errington competed for Billericay purple team, which came 5th overall.

Hayley rode her usual polished test for a 27.3 dressage mark, with Janet Hyde snapping at her heels with 34.5. Annette borrowed son Thomas’ pony for a lovely 36.3 and clear SJ and Lisa’s Chester went really well for a 37.3.
Sally Munt, Francesca Nunn, Rosie Bates and Lizzy Bird rode for Billericay Blue to come 7th overall, with Francesca making her debut for BRC! Rosie had only just returned from wintering out in New Zealand, so the rain was more of a shock for her than anyone else!

Laura Edwards, posting a cracking 29.5 dressage on her senior debut, Cheryle O’neil, Cat Moody and Lizzy Bird also did well for Billericay Red and came 8th overall.

Billericay Gold was our 4th team entered in the competition. They finished just out of the placings, but  asuper well done to Julie and Peter Haywood,] (the clubs cross country specialists, for competing at dressage and posting pretty good scores too!), Keli Louise Reed rode her super young horse for his team debut, and a 32.3 dressage, well done. Stephanie Key stole her Mums horse at the last minute and rode a nice test too, for 39.5, so all in all, a good day for the seniors.

It was great to see so many of you out, roll on the Spring and the next event on the 17th April for the Eventer Trial at Stratford Hills, this event is open to Juniors and Seniors at 90 and 100cm – so get contacting your team managers (Jayne Cummins (Senior) and Sally Rose-Horne (Junior)) if you want to take part!

Look forward to seeing you all there 🙂

Winter Showjumping Qualifiers – 8th November – Wix Ec

Great day for Billericay riding club at the show jumping qualifiers. A fabulous 2nd place for the Novice team, consisting of Lauren Goode, Cat Moody, Janet Hyde and Suzannah Bucket! Clean sheets across all 3 rounds for Lauren and Suzannah with double clears for Cat and a clear for Janet.


Super results for the intermediate team who came 3rd! The team consisted of Laura Johns, Lisa Cameron-Errington, Sam O Keefe and Sophie Hyde. A fabulous return to competition for Sophie’s Harry who posted a double clear after a long lay off from competition.


Well done to all competitors and horses and a big thanks to Jayne Cummins for making her way over after having to be stitched up after a fall off her horse earlier that day!

Blenheim International Horse Trials Eventers Challenge – 17th September 2015

So a fantastic couple of days for Billericay!

This year we decided to enter the Blenheim International Horse Trials 90 Eventers Challenge for the first time.

Four riders decided to make the drive to Oxford on the 16th September in the torrential rain, Rosie Bates and her mum Mary, Lizzy Bird and her mum Louisa, Lauren Goode and her mum Jan and Annette Philpot and family.

The course for was an up to height and twisty track which would proving quite a task with many riders as faults were cropping up all over the score board!

We were one of the last teams to go in the competition which had a starters list of 50 teams.

Our first rider was Lauren Goode on Arnie, and as usual Arnie put in a faultless double clear but picked up 2 faults for time. Nevertheless a great start for the team.

The next rider in was Rosie Bates and Bud’s Bargain. The pairing put in a fantastic round over the cross country fences, making light work of the long distances but unfortunately picked up a few faults in the showjumping phase and finishing on a score of 16.

Rosie also rode her other mare Dot 2 Dot in the morning in a super BE Jump Training Demo with Nick Gauntlett and Jonathon Chapman in the Blenheim Arena.

The next rider was Annette Philpot on Polo, who put in a foot perfect double clear. Polo was also a superstar earlier in the day coming 11th individually in the young event horse dressage finals. So a fantastic day for the both of them!

The last of the team riders was Lizzy Bird and Todd. Todd being the youngest member of the team had a lot to take in with the big arenas, tradestands and his first stay away show but he took it all in his stride! Caught one very unfortunate pole in the showjumping phase, but was very brave and careful cross country!

So a super day for the team, 3 scores were taken forward which meant the team finished on a score of 6.8!

Only 6 teams managed to keep clean sheets all day which meant we finished overall 8th out of 50!

Such a great show and as always such great support from everyone who helped!

Well done to all riders, horses and groom’s! And bring on next year!!!

NAF BRC National Championships – 6th September – Lincolnshire Showground

Back in June the Billericay senior riding test team qualified for the National Championships to be held in September. A few changes were made to the team that qualified and four members made the long journey up to Lincolnshire.

The team consisted of Rosie Bates on Dot 2 Dot, Jayne Cummins on Bud’s Bargain ( Rosies other horse), Samantha O’Keefe on Lord of the Lakes and Dominy Whiten.

The riding test is based on the riders ability, not just the horse. All riders put in a lovely polished test, and all horses behaved!

The team were outside of the top placings but had a fantastic championships!

Well done to all of the competitors and a massive thank you to the groom’s who gave up their weekends to help!



National BRC Horse Trials Championships – 9th August 2015 – Swalcliffe Park

Another fantastic championships for Billericay Riding Club. Billericay had a team in the 90 cm two day competition which consisted of Lisa Cameron-Errington, Samantha O Keefe, Rosie Bates and Cat Moody. The team came 8th overall, this is out of all the riding clubs in the UK. The team also posted some fantastic individual results.

Lisa and Chester posted a fab score of 30 in the dressage and followed this up with a clear cross country and showjumping to land them individual 6th.

Samantha and Harry also posted a fab dressage score of 34 and a speedy double clear cross country and showjumping to land them individual 4th.

Rosie and Inca posted a super dressage score of 35, but caught two unlucky poles showjumping but a fantastic clear cross country round to come individual 14th.

And Cat posted a fab dressage score of 34.5, one unlucky pole showjumping and had a slight mishap on the cross country course, never the less it was still a fantastic national debut for her.

So fantastic results and well done to all the girls in the team!

To add to the fantastic team result Annette Philpot who qualified as an individual in the 80cm came 4th individually on her young horse Denzel.

Imogen Bird and Fred also did a fab job in the junior 90 alongside her sister Lizzy who took her lovely young horse Todd – very exciting prospect for the future!

Massive well done to all the competitors and horses for such great results!

Also a massive thankyou to everyone who went along, drove the lorries, supported the teams and played groom for the weekend! Without you all it wouldn’t be possible to do it!


Hickstead Team Challenge – 2nd August 2015


Great day at Hickstead for Billericay. We entered one team this year in the team challenge which consisted of Emma Philpot, Julie Haywood and Lauren Goode.


The first competitor to go was Julie Haywood riding Westfords Madonna in the 85cm, a horse who stepped in last minute for Julies top horse who is currently out of action. Julie put in a solid round but unfortunately came unstuck at the famous Hickstead planks (same fence as Emma) and ended on a score of 4 faults.


The second pair to go was Emma Philpot and Mocklershill Man in the 95cm. Emma put in a fantastic round and was the youngest competitor in the field by a mile! She unfortunately came unstuck at the planks too, so ended on a score of 4.


The last pairing to go in the 105cm were Lauren Goode and Maximus who put in a foot perfect clear round to maintain the 100% clear round record for the past 3 years at Hickstead.


Overall the team came 23rd out of 120 teams and finished on 8 faults!


Fabulous day and a massive thanks  to all competitors and supporters for all the hard work – a special thankyou to Jayne Cummins (Team Manager) who without all of her hard work behind the scenes we would never be able to do it all without her!


Horse Trials – Poplar Park – 26th June 2015

A fantastic day had by all Billericay Members at the national horse trials qualifiers at Poplar Park.


The 100cm team consisting of Sophie Hyde, Rosie Bates and Laura Johns, the team did well, all with individual places round an up to height track.


The 80cm team consisting of Lauren Goode, Annette… , Annette Philpot and Janet Hyde came 2nd overall and with individual placings from the members of the team. Individual riders also competed in the form of Sally Munt who produced 3 consistent phases.


A 90cm team was also entered, consisting of Lisa Cameron – Errington, Rosie Bates, Samantha O’Keefe and Cat Moody. The team won and are qualified for the Animal Life National Eventing Championships in August.


The Junior team also had lots of success and entered a team in the 80cm and came second!


Fantastic result by all the members and good luck to the girls at the Nationals!