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Endurance GB is the National Governing Body for the sport of Endurance Riding. It encompasses 23 local Groups throughout England and Wales who organise social events and rides from 8km (5miles) which are non-competitive or social/training rides, right up to 160km competitive rides (100 miles) for the most advanced horse and rider - we pride ourselves on offering a full calendar of events for every level and ambition of rider.

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Volunteer Conference DatesVolunteer Conference Dates - (Published:13 January 2017)

Our annual Volunteers Conference is aimed at Ride Organisers, Technical Stewards and anyone else who volunteers for EGB at whatever level. Get yourselves up to date with the latest rule changes and policy criteria, and hopefully have a bit of a laugh with friends while you do so. There are three venues to choose from:

 

Northern Conference: 4th February, Corbridge Parish Hall, Corbridge, NE45 5BE

 

Midlands Conference: 11th February, Kegworth Village Hall, Kegworth, DE74 2FH

 

Southern Conference: 18th February, The Radnor Hall, Salisbury, SP5 4EQ

 

Agenda: 

9.45 Introduction 

10.00 Safeguarding 

12.30 Buffet Lunch and networking 

13.30 – 15.45 Choose two breakout sessions: 

Volunteering for EGB, Ride Organising, Technical Steward Workshop 

15.45 – 16.00 Wrap up

 

Please e-mail Esther Young stating which of the three conferences you would like to attend.

 

NB: This year the conference will include a face to face session on safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. BEF guidelines state that any volunteer who has safeguarding responsibilities as part of their role should attend a face to face safeguarding session. Please can all Group Welfare Officers and any other volunteers with safeguarding responsibilities make every effort to attend one of the three conferences.

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Supporter eMembership - Now available!  Supporter eMembership - Now available! - (Published:22 December 2016)
What?
Entry level e-membership, free of charge
Who for?
Crew, officials, fans, ex-members, occasional pleasure riders
Benefits?

An electronic version of EGB’s members’ publication, ENDURANCE magazine
A record on the EGB database, which will follow members for life
Regular e-communication, tailored to the individual

A good way to stay in touch while taking a break

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

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Get a HEAD, Get a HAT!Get a HEAD, Get a HAT! - (Published:22 December 2016)

You only have one Head – so “Get a Head – Get a Hat” that complies with the new regulations!

Many of you will have heard of the changes surrounding the riding hats regulations. The BHS have issued an article explaining these changes in full. Please note that in ALL cases EnduranceGB members will be required to comply with the new standards, and it is also important to note that should you have any accident without an up to standard riding hat then it is likely that your insurance will be invalid.

Here is the link to the BHS website with the full details on the riding hat standards.

Hats bearing only the EN1384 or BSEN1384 standard will no longer be accepted.

However, hats would be acceptable if they carry EN1384 or BSEN1384 and another standard such as those listed:

• PAS 015 (1998 or 2011)

• VG1 01.040 (2014-12)

• ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards)

• NELL E2001

• AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards)

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Marketing Committee - Looking for volunteers! Marketing Committee - Looking for volunteers! - (Published:02 December 2016)
Endurance GB are looking for members to join the Marketing, Communications and Sponsorship committee. If you think you have time to give back to the sport and help continue to drive the growth of our discipline, then please get in touch with Harry Ingram.

 

In particular, we are looking for assistance delivering our strategy around sponsors. We also require people to help administer the website and work closely with Ride Organisers to help promote their rides.

If you would like to discuss further, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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BEF announces new Chair appointmentBEF announces new Chair appointment - (Published:01 December 2016)

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has announced the appointment of a new Chair to build on equestrian success in 2016 and support the next phase of the growth in equestrianism in the UK.

 

Joanne Shaw will join the BEF as a Non-Executive Chair, with immediate effect, following election at the Members Council meeting on 30 November 2016. Joanne has enjoyed a distinguished track-record, including the chairmanship of NHS Direct and Board positions with The Money Advice Service and British Board of Film Classification. Her current roles see her working with Nuffield Health and NHS England. Joanne is also a keen equestrian, competing regularly at local level.

 

Commenting on her appointment, Joanne says; "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to help continue to shape the future of equestrianism in the UK. I have seen at first-hand how horses can support a diverse community and provide a focus through which very different people can find fulfilment and purpose in their lives".

 

 

Lis Astall, Chair of the BEF Council welcomed her to the role adding; "Joanne brings a wealth of strategic and practical experience to the role of Chair and a real passion for horses. It was great to see such a strong field of applicants for the role, further demonstrating the enduring appeal of equestrianism in the UK. I would also like to thank Tim Watson, our senior Independent Director, for the role he has played in stewarding the Board whilst the appointment process has been in progress."

 


 

 

 

 

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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 operations@endurancegb.co.uk

 

 
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