Rides & Events 2019

2019 Provisional Rides

Ride Name


Training Weekend
Friday 15th -17th March           
 Twelfth Night Pleasure Ride (non vetted) Ride Full, waiting list held
 Sunday 6th January
Tilford Pleasure Ride (non vetted)
 Saturday 9th March
Tilford EGB ride (vetted)
Sunday 10th March
 Italian Adventure
 Sunday 31st March
Primrose EGB ride (vetted)  Sunday 28th April
Church Farm (Coombes) Pleasure Ride (non vetted)
Monday 6th May
 Hornshill EGB ride (vetted)
 Sunday 26th May
St Clere Pleasure Ride (non vetted) Sunday 2nd June
Albury Pleasure Ride (non vetted)
Sunday 9th June
Southdowns EGB  Ride (vetted)
Saturday 22nd June
Birling Gap EGB ride (vetted)
Sunday 7th July
Plumpton Racecourse Pleasure Ride (non vetted)
Sunday 21st July
Graffham Down EGB Ride (vetted) 
Firle Pleasure Ride (non vetted) TBC
Ashdown Forest Pleasure Ride (non vetted) including Weald Trophy Finals
Sunday 15th September
Devils Dyke EGB Ride (vetted)
Sunday 22nd September TBC
Branch Annual Meeting
Saturday 7th December TBC


Ride Types


Endurance GB run several different types of rides. A brief explanation of the differences can be found below.

It must be stressed that the welfare of the horse is paramount in ALL the different events that are organised by Endurance GB.

Pleasure Rides (PRs)

These rides can be organised by an EGB Group or they can be part of a national ride advertised in the Handbook. To enter a Pleasure Ride as a non-member you will first need to register, free of charge, as a supporter Register here

There two types of PRs

Group PRs are open to full members of EGB, associate members and non members. Full and associate members may enter at members’ rates. These rides are not vetted, but horses must be at least 4yo. They can be any distance up to a maximum of 40 km. They should be completed at 8 km/hour minimum speed and 12 km/hour maximum speed. However a Group may specify a class for Open or Advanced horses only with a speed range of 8 - 15kph.

National PRs are open to full members of EGB, associate members and non-members. Full and Associate members pay member rates but non members must pay the temporary day membership rate. The ride can be any distance from 10km to a maximum of 40km (+/- 5%) and it must be completed at greater than 8 km/hour minimum speed and must not exceed 12 km/hour maximum speed. Horses must be 4yo or over. As these rides are run in conjunction with Endurance Rides, all horses must be checked by the farrier and be trotted up before the Ride. At the end of the Ride, they must present for vetting within 30 minutes.


Endurance Rides
There are two types of endurance rides and all horses in these rides are vetted.

1.  Graded Endurance Rides (GERs) where horses who successfully complete the ride will be awarded a grade based on pulse and speed. Subject to certain restrictions these classes are open to members and non members.  Graded Endurance rides are open to members of EGB and SERC who have a registered horse; they may be entered at membership rates. Certain classes are also open to British Riding Club Team members and Pony Club members. They may enter at members’ rates, for full details please check out the BRC Team event website page and the Pony Club website. Apart from these schemes, Non members and Associate members may only enter GERs if they ride a horse registered with EGB or they are registered under the TBYB scheme - for full details on the type and number of classes please see the Try Before You Buy page.
GERs are between 30-160 km. They can be over one day or over several days. Speed varies between 8-18 km/hour but there are restrictions on speeds and distances for novice horses and for more advanced combinations there are higher minimum speeds. Horses must comply with set veterinary parameters before and after the Ride for a successful completion. Rides of more than 55km will have at least one vet hold. Gradings may be awarded to successful competitors.


2.  Competitive Endurance Rides (CERs) where horses who successfully complete the ride are ranked in order of finishing.  Only advanced rider/horse combinations may enter CERs.
They are the hardest test for both. CER classes may be organised as National rides or FEI rides. All International competitions are Competitive Endurance Rides. CERs begin with a mass start, and the riders aim to cover the distance as fast as they can, taking into account the terrain and welfare of their horse. During the Ride the rider will be required to present their horse to the vet at various set intervals to be checked as fit to continue. Following this are rest periods called "holds" where the horse and rider can eat and take a breather before continuing. Many riders' ultimate goal is the successful completion of a Competitive Endurance Ride. These vary from 80 - 160 km in a day or longer over several days.

Elevator Rides:  Some single or multi-day CERs in excess of 100km may run as 'Elevator rides'.  A rider may exercise the option to retire from the ride at any of the vet gates nominated by the Ride Organiser. They must have completed at least 60% of the advertised distance, and they will be credited with that distance if:

  • they are within the permitted time parameters, and 
  • they have passed the veterinary inspection including any compulsory re-examination. 


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