Many of you will be aware that BD have made some major changes to their structure which will commence on 1 December 2015. BD will be awarding points for Prelim Tests. BRC will not count any BD points gained at prelim level. The BRC eligibility limits on the classes will be the total number of points across all levels except points gained at prelim.
So for example Novice Dressage points limit is 124 total points. If a horse has 125 points and one of those points were gained at prelim level it would not be counted so they would have 124 points and therefore be eligible for Novice.
BRC rider groupings (refers to active riders of BD during the last 5 years) will remain the same, however BD have changed the groupings slightly, which can be seen below:
Group 1 Riders who have competed at a CDI (Small, Medium or Big tour)
Group 2 Riders who have gained points at Inter II, Inter A or B, U25GP or Grand Prix in national BD competitions and riders who have competed in the National or Winter championships (excluding music) at PSG level or above in Gold sections (or previous open sections)
Group 3 Riders who have gained points at PSG or Inter I level in National BD competitions (including FEI YR classes nationally or in a CDIYR) except as described above for group 2
Group 4 Riders who have gained points at Advanced Medium level (including FEI Junior classes nationally or in a CDIJ)
Group 5 Riders who have gained points at Medium level (including FEI Pony classes nationally or in a CDIP)
Group 6 Riders who have gained points at Elementary level
Group 7 Riders who have gained points at Novice level
Group 8 Riders who have gained points at Preliminary level or have not gained any points
Should any competitors wish to speak to BRC about how this affects them, please ask them to contact the office and we can look at their BD records etc. and talk them through the changes.