A ride leader, Robina Chatham, will lead a group of no more than eight riders along a route from the Forest Centre to Lidlington, including riding up to “the top of the world” as local riders refer to the steep escarpment overlooking the village. A part of the Greensand Country Festival programme, this ride will start promptly at 10am - riders should be ready to mount up and go by this time.
The group will be limited to 8 riders, plus the leader and another escort. Most of the ride will be in walk and trot though, if all riders are happy to do so, some canter opportunities may be taken.
Please be aware that the ride leader and escort are not qualified Riding Instructors nor qualified Ride Leaders.
This ride is intended only to help you find your way – you must be confident to tackle a 7.5 mile hack, taking about two 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 16
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).
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.
Participants should email Robina Chatham for the rules and booking form.
Entries close on Friday 26 April unless fully booked earlier.
Time: 10am - 12pm