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The Mission Statement of Endurance GB
Our mission is to promote and enhance the sport of Endurance (Competitive Long Distance) Riding within the United Kingdom, by providing competition, training and development opportunities that will appeal to all levels of rider from beginner to world class winner.
The Society will endeavour to promote and uphold at all times the highest standards of horse welfare

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Recent News
Rides and Rules Update - (Published:24 August 2015)

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Jeni Gilbert has decided to step down as Chair of EGB’s Rides and Rules Committee with immediate effect. 

We all know how much Jeni has contributed during the years that she has undertaken this role, so clearly her hard work and dedication will be sadly missed, both by the Board and by the members of EGB. 

Jeni says that after nearly 6 years of being involved in R&R it is time for a new person to take over this important role.  She thanks all those that have supported and helped her in that time and has confirmed that she is happy to help and support them over the next few months of transition. 

Sue Box, who is a current member of the Rides and Rules Committee, has agreed to take on the role of Chair on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement can be appointed.

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FEI Course for Endurance StewardsFEI Course for Endurance Stewards - (Published:20 August 2015)

An FEI STEWARDS COURSE will be run at Abbey Park, Stareton, Warwickshire. on the 31st October 2015.

 

This course is suitable for those wishing to be FEI Stewards or those requiring maintenance or Promotion. 

Open to all - you do not have to have been a steward before, or a technical steward, everyone welcome, but please book early to avoid disappointment (minimum age 21).

Cost of the course is £65 including tea, coffee, lunch and paperwork.

 
More details and the application form for all participants can be found here

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Tuesday 15th September - BHS Safety ConferenceTuesday 15th September - BHS Safety Conference - (Published:19 August 2015)

The British Horse Society will be holding a Safety Conference on Tuesday 15 September at the Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire. The subject will be FIRE - ITS IMPACT ON EVERY ASPECT OF EQUESTRIAN LIFE FROM YARD TO TRANSPORT AND EVENTS’. The day starts with registration at 9:30, and closes at 16:30, with an excellent lunch and all refreshments included in the price.

This event is for everyone who is interested in keeping their horses safe from fire, whether private owners, proprietors of livery yards and equestrian centres or just interested individuals. All can attend this excellent day focusing on the many and varied fire safety issues which horse owners face. 

The speakers include Fire Station Officer Jim Green, who is a world-renowned expert, particularly where equestrian establishments or transport are involved. He will be supported by a highly experienced team of professional fire officers. There will also be a presentation by Professor Josh Slater (MRCVS) from the Royal Veterinary College.

The Royal Veterinary College has kindly offered to run three tours of their equine facilities during the day. Spaces are limited for each session and are operated on a first come first served basis. These sessions are only available for delegates attending the Safety Conference. Once you have booked your ticket to the conference you will receive an email that will enable you to secure a place on one of these sessions. If the session that you want to book is full, you can consider choosing another.

 

Each delegate will receive a free copy of ‘Guidelines for Fire Safety in Equine and Agricultural Premises’ by Harry Paviour. This retails at £32.99!!

 

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Congratulations Tracy - winner of the Northern Championships 2015Congratulations Tracy - winner of the Northern Championships 2015 - (Published:18 August 2015)

 The Endurance GB Northern Championship and Hexham Trophy Ride took place over the weekend of 1st and 2nd August at Cooks House Farm.

 

Endurance competitors and pleasure riders enjoyed two days riding through forest routes around Slaley on the Saturday and over Hexhamshire Common with glorious views on Sunday. From the 13km “taster” pleasure ride to the 110km Northern Championship (spanning both days),  an evening barbeque and social for those staying at the venue, and the Urban Horse trade stand on the Sunday there was something for riders and horses at all levels. Due to generous sponsorship there were prizes for every class.

This year, the prestigious and testing Northern Championship (110km over 2 days) was won by Tracy Thompson and her 11 year old gelding Just Giles.

Tracy said “I bought Giles from York horse sales as an unbroken 4 year old. He was only about 13.1hh and was very scrawny. We had a rather challenging time as he was a nervous wreck and we really did wonder if we would ever win his trust. He is still a quirky little horse but he is a lovely forward going ride and never gives up. We really enjoyed Hexham and found it a real challenge as the terrain is quite tricky. It was Giles first attempt at a two day ride so we were thrilled with the result. We were amazed by the generous sponsorship from Baileys”

 

Best condition results:

Class 4 – 2 day 60km Graded  Baileys Horsefeeds: Carolyn Cummings on Peterbrook Sunset Surprise

Class 5 – 40km Graded Dengie: Julie Banks on Mill Starlight

Class 6 –  40km Novice  Dengie: Kathleen Mcghee on Sulan Electric Prince (also Best Shod horse on Saturday)

Class 8 –  30km Novice  Saracen: Jo Woodford on Linnelwood Digby

Class 8 –  30km Novice  Saracen: Ann Spiers on Rusadia 

Class 9 – 30km PR  Urban Horse: Joyce Casson – Kavanagh

Class 13 – 65km Graded   Classic Upholstery & FOAM:  Rachel Fothergill on Royal Olympian 

Class 16 – 40km Novice Blue Chip:  Blue Chip: Kathleen Mcghee on Sulan Electric Prince

Class 17 – 30km Graded  Scott Mitchell Associates: Barbara Austin and Bonnie Lass for Best Condition and Veteran Best Condition 

Class 19 – 40km Pleasure Ride  Equine Body Worker Katy Carr: Amanda Mackin on Kochanski

Class 20 – 25km Pleasure Ride Urban Horse: Celina Whittaker on Khurafa Amir

 Class 21 – 19km Pleasure Ride  Scott Mitchell Associates: Kathryn Parker on Prince 

Class 22 – 13km Pleasure Ride Urban Horse: Nikki Dawson on Sea Warrior

 Best Shod horse on Sunday – Sharon Morrison riding Bella

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Iceni, Leicester & Rutland - the new Inter-Regional ChampionsIceni, Leicester & Rutland - the new Inter-Regional Champions - (Published:17 August 2015)

This weekend riders took part in the Inter-Regional championships at the Cranwich Ride. The home team - Iceni Leicester & Rutland took top spot closely followed by the North West Team.

Results of the IR Championships:

 

1st Iceni Leics & Rutland - 66 points

2nd North West - 67 points

3rd Cromwell - 79 points

4th South East - 88 points

5th Heart of England - 89 points

6th West Riding - 108 points

7th Team Cotswold - 113 points

A very close run competition - well done to all that took part.

 

Individual class winners:

 

81km CER - Anna Williams - Cromwell

 

65km GER - Christine Smythe - South East

 

80km GER (2 day) - Maddie Pomroy - Iceni Leics & Rutland

 

42km GER - Jessica Sedgwick - South East

 

33km GER - Lilly Gibbon - North West

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:
 
Kate Atkinson and DNS Ronaldo, 2015 National YR Champion
Gill Talbot and Sa'da Sekora, 2015 National Champion
Hannah Maskell and Joyce's Choice, 2014 Supreme Champion of Endurance GB and YR Champion
 
Ruth Chadwick and Aragorn, 2014 Senior Champion of Endurance GB
 
Keighley & Madison Pomroy and Redwings Milky Way, 2014 Junior Champion of Endurance GB

 

Training Rides and Events
British Horse Society Safety Conference - (Published:19 August 2015)

On Tuesday 15th September the BHS is holding a Safety Conference at the Veterinary College in Hertfordshire.  

 

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Choose your first graded ride by looking through the handbook or the list of rides online, entries for a ride can be made online or sending in a ride entry form with a SAE. Send your entry in before the Ride Close Date, then a week before your ride, your ride details will arrive so that you can plan your journey and your ride.  You should have your horse passport with you as the law requires but it probably will not be checked at the ride.           (Photo by Esther Young and Kerry Dawson)
    

Aim to arrive at the Venue a good 30-45 minutes before your vet time. Before you unload check in with the Secretary, take your membership card, horse registration and log book with your master card already filled in. Collect your numbered bib and check the notice board for any changes to the route or last minute rider instructions

 

Put out buckets of water and hay net up for your return. Put a bridle on or a controller head collar to ensure your horse is under control. Remove any bandages or travel boots. If cold or clipped leave the rug on. Put your numbered bib on!

 

Take your horse and vet sheet to the farrier for the shoes to be checked. Then on to the vet who will ask you for your vet sheet. Any rugs will need to be removed. He will take your horse’s
pulse, check his legs and back and then ask you to trot the horse up for approximately 30 metres and back. Hopefully all is well and you can start! They will keep the vet sheet ready for your return.

 

Walk back to the trailer and tack up. Put an emergency sticker on you and on your horse’s tack. Remember to take your map
case and map, talk round and mobile phone (on). Attach your drink and holder to your saddle if needed.

                                                                                             

Walk to the start, the timekeeper will give you your start time make a note of this time.  Set off quietly and try to ride at a consistent pace. You need to be riding between 8 and 15kph, around 10kph is a good target speed (ie a mixture of trotting and cantering, with not very much walking!) So 40k will take 4hours at 10kph.


On returning to the venue (finish) give the timekeeper your number, they will tell you your finishing time. Dismount and walk back to the trailer. You have up to 30 minutes to get the horse’s pulse down to below 64 - hopefully a lot lower. Untack and put head collar on, tie up to trailer.  Offer him a drink but do not feed until after vetting.

 

Check the horse’s pulse then depending on the reading and the weather, pour or sponge water over neck, back and the big veins on the hind legs unless it is cold and wet!

Try and reduce his heart rate.

 

Check there are no stones in the horse’s feet.  Keep checking the pulse and, when it is as low as you think you can get it, walk quietly to the vets for your final vetting; the same procedures will occur that happened at the beginning.

 

Remember you must present to the vet within 30 minutes or you will be eliminated. You may have to queue but, providing you have told the vet steward you are there, that is fine. You may need the 30 minutes to begin with but the sooner you can present with a low pulse the better.

 

After vetting go back to the trailer, feed, let your horse relax before loading.
Allow at least 30 minutes before going to the secretary for your mastercard, vet sheet, grade and rosette after your final vetting.

File your master card and vet sheet in your log book for safe keeping.

We hope you have a great time but remember if you have any queries please contact ridesandrules@endurancegb.co.uk