Stoneleigh-based equestrian charity, The British Horse Society this morning (19 July) welcomed members of staff from South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) who are undertaking a 1,000-mile charity cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End.
All funds raised from the ride, which is to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary, will go to the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. The cyclists began their journey on Friday 12 July and are set to complete the marathon trip on Sunday (21 July). They are visiting key customers and associates en route – hence today’s trip to The British Horse Society.
The equestrian charity used the visit to highlight the need for understanding between horse riders and cyclists. As well as BHS staff members, a horse from a local British Horse Society Approved riding school was on hand to greet the visitors. At just five years of age Kezzie is quite young. However, she took it all in her stride and proved that with the right precautions horse and cyclicts can mix harmoniously.
The British Horse Society has produced a leaflet which offers useful advice for both horse riders and cyclists on how to enjoy the great outdoors safely together – especially relevant during this marvellous summer weather. The Code of conduct for horse riders and cyclists is available to download from The British Horse Society website.