A ride leader, Liz Hopkins, will lead a group of no more than 6 riders along a route around Aspley Woods. The ride is approximately 8 miles long, part on bridleway and part on roads. A part of the Greensand Country Festival programme, this ride will start at 2pm promptly - riders should be ready to mount up and go by this time.
The objective of the ride is to show you the route so that you can return to ride it again at your own pace and perhaps to explore further afield. The group will be limited to six riders, plus the leader and another escort. The ride will be in walk and trot only, as the bridleways can be busy with bikes, walkers and dogs.
This ride is intended only to help you find your way – you must be confident to tackle a 7.5 mile hack, taking about 2 hours, and be relying on the assistance of the ride leader and escort only to show you the route not to assist you or your horse in any other way.
YOU RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND MUST BE SATISFIED THAT BOTH YOU AND YOUR HORSE ARE CAPABLE OF THIS DISTANCE IN A GROUP RIDE.
Please Note: No riders under 18
Time: 2pm - 4pm
FREE BUT TO ENSURE THAT BOOKED PLACES ARE TAKEN UP A £15 RETURNABLE DEPOSIT WILL BE REQUIRED. The cheque will be banked only if you fail to show – in all other cases it will be shredded (or returned to you if you provide an SAE).
Participants should email Liz Hopkins for the rules and booking form.
All entrants are must have adequate public liability insurance and proof of such cover must be provided on booking (BHS Gold membership number or a copy of your insurance certificate).
All horses or ponies must be vaccinated against equine flu - minimum first two injections (at least 6 days before the event) or annual booster in up to date record. Passport checks may be carried out.