HOW TO ENTER A RIDE

Entries may be made online directly from the Rides List page.
If entering on line there is no charge for the return of your ride details, and some rides are able to offer the choice of viewing the ride info online or having it posted. If the download option is selected, ride info may be viewed/printed online and no paperwork will be sent out but it may be collected on the day.

Entries may be made by post using the official ride entry form which can be downloaded, individual forms must be completed for each horse.
Entries should be sent with a SAE to the Ride Entries Secretary listed for that ride. It is important to ensure that your SAE has sufficient postage and that it is of at least A5 size (162mm x 229mm).

Safeguarding - All young people under 18yo require special consideration and care.
Endurance GB takes this very seriously.
For  a young person to enter any ride run by EGB we will need

- their parent/guardians consent for them to ride on the entry form
- the contact details and address of the parent/guardian on the entry form
- a parental consent form in an envelope for the Ride Secretary to hold for the duration of the event

A consent form may be downloaded here

Other useful information:

Corralling
Refunds and Withdrawals
List of Entry Fees
Types and Categories of Membership

Ride Open Date
Whether you enter online or by post you need to check the Ride Opening date.
If you use the online system, it will not accept your online entry before this date, and if you send a postal entry in too early and it may be returned to you. If there is no opening date for a ride, then entries may be made as soon as you wish – the earlier the better, really!

 Ride Close Date
If you enter after the Ride Close Date then you MUST pay an additional £10 late entry fee (unless it is a Pleasure Ride)! You also run the risk of your entry not being accepted if the ride is full!

Ride Fees
The standard entry fees are listed in Ride Fees. However many rides have a ride web site or a ride schedule - these should be checked for any special fees or charges, and details of any special classes or rules at the Ride. If the ride is a multi day event, then a special fee may be payable for the class. The fees for camping and corralling will also be listed together with any other special items e.g. Buffet meal etc.

 Ride Details
Your ride details should arrive after the close of entries, probably about a week before the event but if you do not remember to put sufficient stamps on the SAE it may be delayed! The details will include vet time, a route map, a ride information sheet with directions to the Venue, an emergency phone number and your vet sheet. They may also include a crew card (for use with your vehicle) and a talk round.

 Refunds and Withdrawals
Before the Ride Close Date
If a rider has to withdraw from a ride they must withdraw on line or contact the Ride Secretary (postal entries). The refund is then made against the original credit/debit card by the online system or the Ride Secretary raises a cheque (postal entries). The online system will email the Secretary with confirmation of details of the withdrawal.
100% of the ride entry fee is refunded, however the credit card surcharge (if paid) is not refundable.
If there are additional charges, which the rider has paid( eg camping, stabling etc), then it should be specified in the online schedule or the ride schedule which charges are refundable.

After the Ride Close Date and Before the Vet Time
If a rider withdraws from a ride that they entered online, then they must withdraw on line - if the ride is still open.

All riders must also notify the Ride Secretary (no matter how the original entry was made).
The rider must then forward proof supporting their request for a refund within 10 days of contacting the Ride Secretary.
Supporting proof that can be considered is

  • a doctor’s note or certificate,
  • a signed note or certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon, Chartered Physio or Farrier
  • a copy of the horse’s mastercard showing that the horse was eliminated on veterinary grounds not more 16days before the ride date.

If the original entry was online: when supporting proof is received, the Secretary will email the Office with the details and amount of the refund and a refund is then made against the original credit/debit card by the online system.
If the original entry was by post: when proof is received the Ride Secretary raises a cheque.
100% of the ride entry fee will be refunded .
If there are additional charges (stabling, camping, parking, forestry permit etc), which the rider has paid, then it will be specified in the online schedule or the ride schedule whether or not they are refundable.

After the Ride Date

If you do not contact the Ride Secretary or Organiser until after the Ride has started, a refund cannot be claimed.

 

Substitutions
A change of horse or rider may be made up to half an hour before the scheduled preliminary vetting time. The Ride Secretary must be advised of any changes. Substitute riders or horses must be eligible according to the conditions of the class, and the rules of Endurance GB.

 

Non-Members entering EGB Rides
All riders (whether riding under EGB or FEI rules) who are not members of EGB or SERC must enter rides as a 'Temporary Day Member' of EGB.

Non-members may only ride as Temporary Day Members, at Novice level in rides up to and including 40kms (+/-5%), on a registered horse. 

Overseas riders may ride at distances greater than 40km providing they have permission from their National Federation.

Types and Categories of Membership

Type

Category

Validity

Registration Fee

Subscription

Privileges

Voting
Rights

Age

Annual

Branch/
Group Associate

1st Jan-31st December

No

Annual

Branch/
Group Social and Training Rides

As Agreed by the Branch/Group

8+

Annual
*

Non-riding

1st Jan-31st December

No

Annual

All EGB activities

except ridden

Yes

22+

Life
*

All

Non-expiring

Once only

 

All EGB activities

Yes

22+

Annual
*

Junior Rider

1st Jan-31st December

Once only

Annual

All EGB activities except CERs

No

8 - 13 inc.

Annual
*

Young Rider

1st Jan-31st December

Once only

Annual

All EGB activities

No if under 18
Yes if 18yo or over

14 - 21 inc.

Annual
*

Senior Rider

1st Jan-31st December

Once only

Annual

All EGB activities

Yes

22+

 

Notes on Categories of Membership

  • Junior Riders with a 14th birthday in the coming season must elect to join/ride as a 'Junior' or a 'Young Rider'
    Junior Riders must be accompanied by a nominated adult rider (18 years old or over) until they have reached their 13th birthday.
     All adults accompanying junior riders who have not attained their 13th birthday must sign a form consenting acceptance of the responsibility. 
    An adult may accompany no more than two junior riders.
    Juniors under 11 years old may not compete at distances in excess of 50km.
  • Young Riders with a 22nd birthday in the coming season must elect to join/ride as a 'Young Rider' or a 'Senior'
  • Riders only pay the registration fee once, even if their membership is not continuous
  • Starred (*) categories of membership denotes a Full member of EGB

 

Associate Membership:

The Associate Membership scheme is administered by individual  Branches/Groups but the benefits are reciprocal amongst all Groups in EGB.

An Associate Member can elect to join an EGB Group - not necessarily the closest group to their address. They must apply directly to the chosen Group who will provide enrolment forms and membership cards for new members.

For details, benefits and FAQ of the Associate Membership scheme please see the Groups Associate Page

 

Guidelines on Corralling

 All riders corral their horse at their own risk.

 ADVICE FOR RIDERS CORRALLING AT RIDES

 

A corral is constructed from poles (normally plastic) with tape capable of holding an electric current and suitable for use with horses. An energiser with a suitable power source and earth rod is connected to the tape and it provides a pulsing current which should deter horses from touching or escaping.

Horses should be introduced and accustomed to using a corral in a safe controlled environment before attending a ride. Corralling is offered at many of our rides, especially our multi day rides.

Horses to be corralled must be booked in before the ride.

 

CORRALLING RULES

The horses to have head collar plus ID tag on at all times.

ID tag on Corral or fencer unit.

Corral size approx. 5m square depending on available space and appropriate size poles, and minimum of 2 strands of tape.

Only one horse per corral.

A responsible adult must be in attendance at all times if rider not present.

It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their horse is left safely.

Non-compliance with the corralling rules may result in a penalty

 

Size – it is compulsory for all to corrals to be approx. 5m square. Poles should be of a size suitable for horse/pony being corralled i.e. 3’ poles for ponies, 4’ or 5’ for larger horses or those needing a more significant deterrent. There must be at least 2 separate strands of tape round the corral. There must be only one horse per corral.

 

Tape – It is recommended that large reels of tape are not used, there should only be sufficient for constructing the corral. Tape must be in good condition so that the current is carried efficiently. A tester may be used to check this. Fences must not be slack or in contact with vegetation. If guy ropes are used, they should be conspicuous and not in the walkways.

 

Energiser – All corrals must be connected to a suitable working energiser with sufficient power to provide an effective barrier. All corrals must be electrified when in use. Anyone seeing a corral in use without suitable power has a duty to report it to the RO/TS or HSW Rep.

 

ID Tags – All corrals must have a corral tag giving the rider name, vehicle, contact number and horse name – this will be supplied by the Ride. It is also compulsory for the horse to have a field safe head collar which is tagged with a name/contact number - rope head collars for example are not suitable, Riders may wish to create their own tag for this purpose. Riders should leave a lead rope at the corral.

 

Responsible Person – A responsible adult must be in attendance at all times. Where the rider is not staying at the Venue, then a responsible person must be designated and their details shown. That person must know and be capable of handling that horse.

 

Corralling Area – It is the responsibility of every person at the ride to ensure that gates and fences around any corralling area are kept closed and the area is secure. Any concerns must be reported to the RO/TS or HSW rep. Tents are not allowed in a corralling area. Corrals may only be put up in the designated areas. Safe walkways of at least 2m must be left to allow safe access to corrals. Normally at least 1m should be left between adjacent corrals.

 

Rugs – if a horse is rugged then the rider must ensure that it is still safe to corral, that it will still feel the effect of the electric fence. Thick neck rugs may protect the horse from the electric current.

 

RO/TS/H&S Reps may carry out spot checks on corrals at any time. If a corral is not safe or suitable the rider will be asked to resolve any concerns, change to stabling (payment of an extra charge may be required) or leave the Venue. A penalty may be incurred for not following the Corralling rules.

 

Forage – it is unlikely that there will be enough grass in the corral to satisfy your horse, so additional forage will be needed – hay, haylage, etc together with a good supply of water.

 

Muck – the Organiser will advise riders as to the arrangements for the disposal of the muck and surplus forage. At some Venues this may need to be taken home, so plastic bags may be needed. Corral areas must be left clean when leaving the Venue, or deposits (if charged) will not be returned.

 

Payment – corrals are booked and paid for before arriving at the venue. The charge is per horse.

 

Daytime Corrals – corralling during the day and stabling at night may be an option at some rides. All Corrals must comply with the Corral regulations specified in the previous page.

 

Ride rules regarding corralling are as above, and in the ride information or in the Office on the day, ignoring them may result in penalties. Horses are corralled at the riders/owners own risk and all of the above and any RO instructions must be followed.