The main thing that I like about my job is meeting some of our customers who introduce us to activities that would otherwise remain a mystery to us. There is no better example of this than our new friends at British Showjumping, for whom we have now created an on line shop to assist their members with acquisition of the clothing for the Scotland branch.
I’m sorry to say that I have not really followed the sport much myself since the ‘Golden Days’ of David Broome, Harvey Smith and Marion Mould, but now, thanks to our new connection, I’m sure that I will be keeping a much closer eye on the British team, especially the Scottish contingent.
If all things equestrian interest you or any member of your family circle, you might be interested in reading the short piece below, written for us by Lucy Moss on how to get involved with the team.
British Showjumping is an Olympic Sport and competes under the Team GBR banner at least once a year whether it be at the European Championships, World Equestrian or Olympic Games. British Showjumping won Olympic Team Gold at London 2012 and Olympic Individual Gold at Rio 2016 with Nick Skelton and Big Star.
Looking after the sport in Great Britain, as its governing body, British Showjumping formulate the rules and codes of practice under which all affiliated competitions are held. Our purpose is to improve and maintain standards of showjumping, while encouraging members of all standards and at all levels to enjoy fair competition over safe and attractive courses.
British Showjumping has classes to cater for all levels of ability whether you simply want to compete occasionally at weekends over a 70cm course or on the global stage. We manage more than 3,000 shows each year providing a safe, structured and progressive environment for people to enjoy the sport within.
Showjumping is a sport that reaches millions of people and is a sport enjoyed by the equine enthusiast, the professional and those who have never been on or near a horse in their lives. It is also one of the only sports where men and women compete on equal terms across all age groups.
Your Development Officer for Scotland: Lucy Moss
For all information on Membership Fees/Categories, Show dates, Training dates and events please go the British Showjumping main website:
- 13 Active Academies in Scotland running monthly training
- Open to all ages and levels of ability
- UKCC level 2 & 3 qualified coaches
- Volunteer Training Coordinators paramount to success
- 2 Camps run annually for up to 60 attendees at each.
- National Academy Final – Scotland Teams & Individuals qualify
- Scottish Academy Championships – Scottish Committee
- Many young riders have progressed through the Academy structure over the 7 years.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS 2018:
1 Pony of any grade & 1 Non Jumping Member & 1 Junior Rider Member
1st year – £55.00
2nd year – £67.00
1 Grade C Horse & 1 Non Jumping Member & 1 Junior Member
1st year – £103.00
2nd year – £118.00
Pony Club / Riding Club Associate Package
1 Associate Member & 1 Grade C Horse
1st year – £109.00
2nd year – £118.00
1 Full Jumping Member & 1 Grade C Horse
1st year – £136.00
2nd year – £136.00
* Please note the above offers are only available to current members of Pony Club or British Riding Club that are new members or been expired longer than 3 years. (please send confirmation of your membership with application)