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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.
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High Tatras Cup 2015  17 - 19th July 2015High Tatras Cup 2015 17 - 19th July 2015 - (Published:04 July 2015)

17 - 19th July High Tatras Cup 2015, Mengusovce

Hattalova 12/C, 831 03 Bratislava 

 

For details of schedule see here, all entries must be via the EGB Office.

Category:International

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Home International secures new headline sponsorHome International secures new headline sponsor - (Published:27 June 2015)

We are pleased to be able to announce a new sponsor for the championship, Aloeride - the organic Aloe Vera supplement.

 

The Home International Championship, due to be held at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon ride on 2nd- 4th October will bring together some of the most successful combinations, competing at all levels across the United Kingdom. We are pleased to be able to announce a new sponsor for the championship, Aloeride - the organic Aloe Vera supplement.

The team championships aims to encourage riders at all levels competing in two teams of six (England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland) across a range of distances from 25 miles to 100 miles over two days.

Han Van De Braak, MD of Aloeride is delighted with the association saying:

“Endurance horses require very different nutritional needs from other disciplines and Aloeride is able to deliver these across the spectrum. To be involved at this level with such a fantastic event offered us the perfect opportunity to highlight our synergy with the endurance world”

Endurance GB Chairman comments:

"We are delighted to welcome Aloeride as headline sponsor to the Home International and thank them for their generosity. We hope that the Championship will be well supported and as competitive as ever."

The competition will be known as the 'Home International sponsored by Aloride' and prizes will be on offer for the winning team.  

Category:General

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Top Lot at Lindum Charity Auction on 26th July ..............Top Lot at Lindum Charity Auction on 26th July .............. - (Published:25 June 2015)

There is to be a charity auction at Lindum Spirit on Saturday evening 26th July in aid of the ride’s chosen charity this year, the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund.  

The Fund supports people who have suffered from an accident around horses and where other relief is inadequate or unobtainable and they have nowhere else to turn. We help those from all walks of life and irrespective of whether an accident has happened on or around horses and at home or at a riding event.

The prize …………. A fabulous holiday for up to 6, in Montaigu-de-Quercy, situated in Midi-Pyrenees region, in the south-west of France.

The holiday is for 7 to 10 days, dependent on the successful bidder's flight arrangements. (East Midlands to Bergerac, owners will meet at airport, self-drive car hire recommended.) 

Self-contained accommodation attached to owners' house, kitchenette, barbecue, swimming pool. Accompanied hacking on beautiful trails by arrangement. Local to Montcuq, and Monpazier only an hour away.


Category:General :UK Rides

 

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The Boconnoc Ride 2015The Boconnoc Ride 2015 - (Published:24 June 2015)

The Fortesque family at Boconnoc Estate, Cornwall hosted the Endurance GB ride again this year on 20/21st June. The historic stately home was a fabulous backdrop for over 200 riders to compete within its deerpark, around its huge lake and ancient woodland. There was a wedding at the main house, the bride was very excited to have the horses at the venue! 

Nicky Sherry from St Breward on Silver Zourra won the event (grey crabbet Arab mare) Nicky has now won this class twice over the years and has represented GBR numerous times The event had over 100 volunteers, friends/family/riders who rode one day volunteered the next.  

Vet Ruth Varcoe from Penmellyn veterinary clinic presented Ginny Gidley with Best Condition award 

Riders camped and corralled horses within the estate which made the summer solstice event magical. Mobile Munchies and the woodfire pizza company ran out of food due to there excellent catering and hungry competitors! The Fortesque family also indulged in the food and Anthony & Elizabeth Fortesque helped around the course both days manning gates to keep stock and horses safe at all times. The estate's obelisk in the centre of the route was the main crew point seeing horses clover leaf around the course. Dr Peter and Mrs Jo Claridge said the course rode incredibly well with all but one 80km rider across the two longer distance classes finishing successfully. Jo Chisholm and her daughter Abby entered the 80km GER but unfortunately Abby's pony was eliminated at the second vet gate leaving Jo to continue on her own with her up and coming HS Farouz who dug deep and completed on his own all credit to this combination as the route was very similar in places making it a very tactical ride with mental strength as well as physical over the east Cornwall terrain. 

The four riders are 1st Nicky Sherry, 2nd Ginny Gidley, 3rd Lesley Nott, 4th Tanya Southworth - Arab Race horse trainer Paul Simmons was 5th and Gill Plumbley 6th . All entries completed this 80km class (the other entry for the class, Vicky Wyatt, withdrew the night before as her horse had a reaction to something in the field and came out in lumps!)

The two day 80km (40/40km) Deer Park Challenge sponsored by Phoenix Field Arabians & Woof Wear was won by Rosemary Henderson from North Somerset and her horse Argentina, previously owned by Christine Yeoman

Farlap photography were the official photographers for the event 

Category:General :UK Rides

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SOUTH COAST TOURNAMENT FINALS AT NEW PARK RUFUS - (Published:03 June 2015)

It is difficult at the start of the season to be thinking about the last ride of the year, but you need to get your planning heads on to compete at the South Coast Tournament Finals at the New Park Rufus ride on 11th October.

To qualify for the SCT members need to have completed three rides from around the southern groups area and achieved a grade 4 or above at each ride (a completion in a CER is also acceptable for advanced combinations) there are 5 classes to cater for all levels,  80km for open or advanced combinations, 65km for open/advanced combinations and with a special rosette for horses doing their first 65km, 45km open/advanced combinations with a special award for highest placed veteran horse, 45km novice horse and 35km novice/novice combination. The classes are judged using the Rufus scoring system and there will be rosettes and prizes to 6th place. The Len Beach memorial trophy is also awarded to the highest point rider across the 5 classes. There is also a full complement of supporting classes from 20km to 80km for those not qualified and from groups further afield.

The qualifying rides are  TILFORD 8TH MARCH, GRAFFHAM 22nd MARCH, SOUTHDOWNS 12TH APRIL, HARDYS 18TH APRIL, ST.MEUBREDS 26TH APRIL, CERNE GIANT 3RD MAY, COLQUITE 10TH MAY, GOLDEN HORSESHOE 17/18/19TH MAY, BERKSHIRE DOWNS 24TH MAY, MINIONS 31ST MAY, PRIMROSE 31ST MAY, THREE RIVERS 6/7TH JUNE , BOCONNOC 20/21ST JUNE, PIDDLE 28TH JUNE, HORNSHILL 28TH JUNE, PENPOINT 19TH JULY, ASHDOWN FOREST 25TH JULY, PHOENIX 2ND AUGUST, BARBURY CASTLE 23RD AUGUST, BRENTOR 23RD AUGUST, BONHAM 6TH SEPTEMBER, CAMELFORD 20TH SEPTEMBER AND DEVILS DYKE 27TH SEPTEMBER.  So plenty to choose from.                                       

The ride is run from the site of the New Forest and Hampshire county show at New Park near Brockenhurst in the New Forest, the venue is flat and spacious providing  plenty of room for camping and corralling for the hardy (it is October after all!)  and comes complete with an impressive herd of fallow deer. The route is gently undulating and is composed of forestry tracks, woodland rides and open heath with plenty of opportunity to spot wild New Forest ponies, deer and birds of prey.

We can guarantee a warm and friendly welcome whatever the weather and wish you a successful season qualifying for the SCT classes. For any queries please contact Sarah or Emma and we will do our best to help. 

Sarah Denham, Ride Organiser.

Category:General :UK Rides

 

 

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Hanslope to host the 2015 Young Rider Championship Hanslope to host the 2015 Young Rider Championship - (Published:01 June 2015)

The Young Rider championship is now to be held at Hanslope. It will be a 120k ride for FEI and national riders. Thank you to Organiser Bella Fricker for inviting the YR championship to Hanslope.

 

For full details please check the Hanslope website

 

THE YOUNG RIDER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:
The Young Rider National Champion will be the EGB member, resident in the UK, completing successfully, in the fastest time, in class 2 and 6.

Category:General:International

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:
 
Gill Talbot and Sa'da Sekora, 2015 National Champion
Hannah Maskell and Joyce's Choice, 2014 Supreme Champion of Endurance GB and Young Rider 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
Mid South Training Day on 18th July (non-mounted) - (Published:28 May 2015)

Unfortunately the first Training Day which was planned for 20th June has had to be cancelled due to the loss of the venue but Map Reading and Endurance Q&A  on 18th July still running.  More details and entry form 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