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BHS Yorkshire Virtual Pleasure Ride

1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017


Throughout Ride Out UK month in May, the BHS are challenging riders to tack up, hack out and track it! Using a simple app for your smartphone, keep track of how far you ride during May. Set yourself targets to reach, ride with friends, at home or away. You can also choose to raise sponsorship money for the BHS Paths for Communities fund if you wish.

It's as simple as sign up, download the app and go! At the end of the month, email us your stats. You can earn freebies and chances to be entered into a draw to win BHS goodies! All levels are welcome, including lead rein!

There are a number of apps available to track your miles. We have found 'Map My Ride' easy to use and it is free. Simply go to your app store, search for the app and install it – this can be done at home when connected to your WiFi. Set up your account details so the tracker saves your rides. Set the tracker to 'Horse Riding'. Each time you ride out, remember to open the app and ask it to start tracking!

At the end of the month, you can share the tracked hacks using email direct from the app or using screenshots if you have a large number of hacks to include.

Feel free to set your own aims. We will be holding prize draws in each county for a chance to win a BHS Hi-Viz tabard worth £15! Prize draws for those who clock up :

  • 5 – 15 miles
  • 15 – 30 miles
  • 30 – 45 miles
  • 45 miles +
  • Plus a separate draw for lead rein riders
  • And a special prize for the rider who raises the most sponsorship across the Yorkshire region
  • Prizes for the individuals who raises the most money nationally, including a Toggi gilet, £20 BHS voucher and a BHS branded saddle cloth
  • Participation pack for everyone who resgiters including a notebook, pen, bag, car sticker and more!
  • A rosette and certificate to everyone who registers and clocks up a minimum of 5 miles

You can set your own challenges and you're welcome to track any miles you and your horse clock up outside of the arena – these can be your regular hacks or taking a special trip out to ride elsewhere. Wherever you ride, please ensure that your routes are legal for horse riding. Please be polite, courteous and respectful of other route users and follow the countryside and highway codes. 

All participants must have their own insurance with a minimum cover of public liability (this is available through BHS Gold Membership).

We strongly recommend all riders and handlers wear appropriate safety equipment including gloves, a riding hat to current standards and hi-viz clothing.
Please ensure that your horses have suitable, well fitted equipment and both you and your horse are fit and healthy enough to take part in the challenges you set yourself.

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