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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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Euston Park Endurance 2016 Starts in Fine FormEuston Park Endurance 2016 Starts in Fine Form - (Published:31 May 2016)

Following the first Euston Park ride, here is a short report from the event organisers, HPower: 

The first of four planned 2016 Euston Park FEI Endurance Rides took place on Saturday in Suffolk, United Kingdom and has been hailed as a success by organisers and competitors alike.  Presented by award-winning global airline, Emirates Airline, the ride was designed to showcase all that is good about Endurance.

 

Nine nations were represented on the start-line of the four different classes run; with 21 starters in the CEI 1* 80km, 14 in the CEI 2* 120km (and two additional Young Riders in that class) and ten riders in the CEI 3* 160km. The rides were held in very favourable conditions. Although warm, it was breezy with good cloud cover all day. The first horses started at 0700hrs and the last to cross the finish-line did so at 2050hrs.

 

The winners of the four classes were:

CEI 1*  80km – Mansour Saeed Mohd Al Fares (UAE) riding Tonki Dee Boo Barry* in a total ride time of 03:40:13 (average speed 21.8 kph)

CEI 2* 120km – Saif Ahmed Al Mozroui (UAE) riding Splendacrest Adage* in a total ride time of  05:21:36 (average speed 22.39 kph)

CEI 2* 120km YR Charlotte Chadwick* (GBR) riding Sky’s The Limit in a total ride time of 08:47:08 (average speed 13.66 kph)

CEI 3* 160km - Hamad Obaid Rashed Al Kaabi (UAE) riding Sahem* in a total ride time of 07:07:43 (average speed 22.44 kph)

* All the class winners were also winner of ‘Best Condition Award’ in their class. All prize money was allocated through the Best Condition Award only.

 

Ride results from each class can be found here. 

 

In a notable British success, Staffordshire’s Charlotte Chadwick (16) riding Sky’s The Limit won the CEI 2*YR which has qualified her for the European Championships in Portugal this September.

 

Winner of the CEI 3* 160km, Hamad Obaid Rashed Al Kaabi (UAE), said: “I haven’t ridden here before and it was such a good course. I thought that maybe I had a chance of winning but Sahem went really well and I’m so pleased we won.  I’m really excited to have qualified for the World Championships.”

 

Winner of the CEI 2*YR 120km, Charlotte Chadwick, said: “I’m really pleased, I worked really hard today and I can’t believe we’re going to the Europeans!”

 

Euston Park Endurance Director, Nick Brooks-Ward said: “We are really pleased that this first ride went so well and we couldn’t have asked for better conditions. The park looked stunning and I’ve had great feedback from the riders and we are looking forward to the next three rides continuing to build on this success.”

 

Jon Sheppard, Manager National Accounts, Emirates Airline: “I was really impressed with the event today. It’s such a nice setting and I’d like to extend our congratulations to all those involved, the winners of the various classes and everyone that completed the course.”

 

Of the starting field of 47, 25 horses completed the total distance of their respective course (53%), with the remainder either retiring or failing to meet the stringent vetting criteria required to compete in the next phase of the competition. One horse was taken to Newmarket Equine Hospital for precautionary X-rays and is being kept in for monitoring but is comfortable and organisers are pleased to report that all other horses and riders were safe and well at the end of the day. In an initiative to further promote horse welfare ALL prize money was awarded to the Best-Condition horses in a separate judging, in strict accordance with FEI’s Best Condition Awards [Article 822].

 

The next three rides are scheduled for June 19, July 16 with the final ride on August 13.

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A big A big "Thank you" to all our helpers at Cwm Sirhwyi who made this Ride a success - (Published:30 May 2016)

 The 4x4 Responders (Wales) provided Radio cover, covered the Check Points, managed that horrid road crossing, sloshed horses, went to pick up  a  shoe-less horse.....and kept smiling.. This time no injuries to treat or lorries to pull out (How on earth did we ever manage without them..)

We had "old " helpers- Meg and Anita as ever- Sheila and John (again -how would we manage with out them...).

 We had our "new " helpers- Vicky and her gang from Swansea, Nesta and her gang....(particular personal thanks for Hannah and Becca riding my ponies on Saturday)- my own little gang- Joy, Maggie, Stacey, Karen and Brian for turning out 3 weeks after their first Ride experience.

 Vets - Moira and Jenny, Kevin my farrier  

 Kathy for doing endless Food and Drink runs to keep helpers topped up ....

 Heather and Caroline  for turning up and being delegated with a range of different tasks - and also nice to have a chat and catch up

 Plas Equestrian for bringing us some "shopping" !

 Sue Lees and Gill for their TSing with a smile...

 Sue Box for doing the boring bit I hate (Entries and Money) and Celia and Gill for the Saturday food, lots of admin -laminates etc

 All the Riders who were pleasant and courteous and gave nice feedback

 I take full credit for organising the weather! ....and  a big Thanks to Bruce Springsteen for letting enough of his energy rub off on me to keep me going !

 I do hope I haven't left anyone out!

 Hilary and EGB De Cymru Group

 

Category:General :UK Rides

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EGB's web team looking to expand! EGB's web team looking to expand! - (Published:23 May 2016)

Endurance GB is looking to recruit into the web team as we work on exciting plans to enhance users' experience on the site.

 

A number of roles are available, managing specific areas of the site to ensure they are kept up-to-date. We are looking for people with some previous technical awareness of using  CMS systems, as well as those who can be creative with the content and suggest ways to enhance the website. Training will be provided and the roles available will report into the Director of Communications, Harry Ingram.


For more information, or to apply, please email harryingram@endurancegb.co.uk.

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Ashdown Forest - change of dateAshdown Forest - change of date - (Published:12 May 2016)

Please note that it has been necessary to bring the date of the Ashdown Forest Ride forward by one week to Sunday 17th July.  All classes remain as per the published schedule.

 
 
COMPETITION! Win tickets to Royal Windsor Horse ShowCOMPETITION! Win tickets to Royal Windsor Horse Show - (Published:14 April 2016)
Today we have launched a photo contest competition via Hoof social media, encouraging participants to share their favourite horsey moment for a chance to win tickets to the Royal Windsor Horse Show.


We would appreciate your support in pushing the competition out across your channels, below is the messaging for the competition;

 

COMPETITION! Win tickets to Royal Windsor Horse Show, the UK's largest outdoor equestrian event, featuring world-class competition and birthday celebrations fit for a Queen.

 

To enter, share a photo of your favourite horsey moment with us! http://bit.ly/1MtBMcY

 

Tell your friends using #JointheRide


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International Seminar – Another Speaker AnnouncedInternational Seminar – Another Speaker Announced - (Published:03 April 2016)
The theme for this year is about reaching for and achieving your POTENTIAL and will be designed to give you food for thought over the winter.


We hope that you’ve got the 5th November in your diaries for this year’s International Seminar to be held at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

 

We’ve already announced to you that the world renowned consultant equine cardiologist, Dr LESLEY YOUNG, BVSc DVA DVC DipECEIM PhD MRCVS, will be joining us as a key speaker.  Her talk will be focussed on ‘Training the Heart to its Potential’

 

We are also very excited to give you details of another key speaker, GEMMA PEARSON, BVMS Cert AVP (EM) MRCVS.  Not only is Gemma a vet but she is also an eminent Animal Behaviourist.  Her talk, 'Nature or Nurture' will intrigue and inspire you.  She will look at the mental attributes that are desirable in the Endurance Horse and how an understanding of equine learning can maximise a horse’s potential.

 

The Seminar is aimed at those interested in future team participation but will be open to (and relevant for) all levels of competitor.  Everyone is welcome. Register your interest by emailing the Endurance GB office:  enquiries@endurancegb.co.uk


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Further Appointments to the International Squad Management TeamFurther Appointments to the International Squad Management Team - (Published:20 March 2016)

Endurance GB are pleased to announce that they have recruited another very experienced Endurance rider to the International Squad Management Team.  Jo Chisholm has agreed to take on the role of Chef d’Equipe for the Young Rider Squad.  Plus Harvey Lymer joins the SMT as Team Farrier to the Development Squad.

Jo Chisholm and Keryel Lotois competing at Windsor 2015

We are very pleased to share with you the news that we have recruited another very experienced Endurance rider to the International Squad Management Team.  Jo Chisholm has agreed to take on the role of Chef d’Equipe for the Young Rider Squad. 

 

Jo lives on Dartmoor and is a very active contributor to Endurance.  Amongst the many positions she has held, she was joint Chef d’Equipe for the GBR Senior Team in Dubai in 2005.  "I am very honoured to be asked to act as Chef d'Equipe to the Young Riders for 2016. I know most of the riders from competing on the circuit myself, and have seen many of them competing from a young age alongside my own daughters.  I very much look forward to working with them and the rest of the Squad Management Team".

 

Jo has been a prolific competitor for over 30 years and has completed a staggering 11,492 kms at all distances, including FEI classes. Many of you will remember her horse, Grey Medlar, who received many accolades during his 15 year career, including Overall Champion in 2000.  Jo and Grey Medlar were also part of the Intermediate Team that competed in Belgium in 2002.  

 

The major fixture on the calendar this year for Jo’s Squad will be the Young Rider European Championships being held in Portugal at the beginning of September.  She’ll be focussing her attention on preparing and selecting a team for Portugal with the help of Team Vet, Tom Eaton-Evans and Team Farrier, Glyn Trundle. 

 

Endurance GB are also pleased to welcome Harvey Lymer DipWCF as Team Farrier to the Development Squad.  Harvey is known to many Endurance riders as the son of our long-standing Senior Squad farrier, Kelvin Lymer.  Harvey was introduced to Endurance at a young age but is an accomplished farrier in his own right.  In 2013 he won the European Championship for apprentice farriers held in Denmark.  He has been working with the EGB International Squad for some years, including travelling to France with the Development Squad in 2014.   Harvey’s promotion to Team Farrier is well deserved and he says of his appointment, “I’m happy to be part of the Team!”.

Harvey Lymer DipWCF of Sandpitt Forge

International Committee, Endurance GB

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Training Rides, Events, Results
Events in South East Wales - (Published:25 April 2016)

For rides and events in South East Wales check out the De Cymru Group's website.

 
Events in Cotswolds Area - (Published:09 March 2016)

For details about events taking place in the Cotswolds area please click here

 
Events in the Wessex area - (Published:07 February 2016)

For details about events taking place in Wessex please click here

 
Events in the Mid South - (Published:06 February 2016)

For Training Rides and Events organised by the Mid South Group please see here

 
Events in the SouthEast - (Published:26 January 2016)
For details of training rides and events organised by the South East Group please see here 
 
Events in the SouthWest - (Published:16 October 2015)
For details of training rides and events organised by the South West Group please see here 
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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

 

 
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