Pleasure rides are also referred to as Training Rides and Social Rides.
These rides can be organised by an EGB group or they can be part of a national ride advertised in the Handbook.
Group Rides 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 a 12 km/hour maximum speed. However a Group may specify a class for Open and Advanced horses only with a maximum speed of 15kph.
National Pleasure Rides are open to full members of EGB, associate members and non-members. Non Riding members and non-members of EGB 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 a 12 km/hour maximum speed. Horses must be 4yo or over. As these rides are run in conjunction with Graded and Competitive Endurance Rides (GERs and CERs), all horses must be checked by the farrier and be trotted up before and after the Ride. At the end of the Ride, they must present within 30 minutes. The optimum minimum speed for completion of EGB pleasure rides and group rides is 8kph. Within reason, riders will not be eliminated for failing to make this speed. However, the organiser may state a time by which all the pleasure riders should have completed the ride.
It should be noted that riders competing at EGB events are not permitted to wear spurs, nor to carry whips in excess of 75cm in length. . A hard hat must be worn with the chinstrap securely fastened and must be of standard British PAS 015: 1998 or 2011 provided it is BSI Kite marked; European VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided it is BSI Kite marked; American ASTM F1163: 2004a or 04a onwards provided it is SEI marked SNELL E2001, Australian and New Zealand AS/NZS 3838: 2006 onwards provided it is SAI global marked. Footwear with at least half an inch of heel should be worn, unless a stirrup cage is used to prevent the foot from being able to slip through the stirrup. Wellington boots are not permitted in any circumstances. A red ribbon should be used where a horse is nervous in company and a blue ribbon if a stallion.
The Pleasure Pairs Trophy donated by KBIS is open to all horse/rider combinations registered for this competition.
For details and conditions please see the Pleasure Pairs Trophy page.