Riding Clubs to Launch Membership Incentive Scheme
Riding Clubs (BRC) are to launch an advertising campaign in a bid
to top their all time membership high of 2002. In the year following
the Foot & Mouth disease outbreak, membership of affiliated
Riding Clubs recovered and then exceeded all previous records to
campaign for 2003 will feature a prize of a brand new computer for
the affiliated club which increases its 2003 membership by the highest
percentage. The winning club will be announced at the BRC Conference
on November 16th. The membership drive will be supported by advertisements
in the equestrian press, provision of posters to affiliated clubs
for use in their areas, and the production and distribution of 'Join
A Riding Club' leaflets around the UK. British Riding Clubs' general
merchandise will also be launched during 2003, and will be available
to purchase via the internet or directly from the office at Stoneleigh.
addition, the BRC website will be developed further, making information
about the BRC movement and its affiliated clubs more accessible.
A total of 114 of the 420 affiliated clubs now have websites of
their own, with links to the main site. The BRC web site can be
found at www.bhs.org.uk and
click on British Riding Clubs.
riding club movement is going from strength to strength due to the
hard work carried out by many volunteers. BRC caters for all levels
of rider, with an established framework of rules, guidelines and
advice, which ensure fairness and a level playing field for all.
It is hoped that the prize of a computer will make the administration
of club matters an easier task for the winning committee.