The British Horse Society (BHS) has announced the return of Ride Out UK (ROUK) for 2019, with the campaign now running from May through to October.
Throughout the six months, the BHS, Affiliated Equestrian Access groups, BHS Approved Centres and British Riding Clubs will be hosting a range of events from guided rides to the ever popular pleasure rides on National Trust properties and large estates.
The previous two years have seen more than £18,000 raised for the BHS’ Paths for Communities Fund, a vital fund available to equestrians to create or repair multi-user routes in their area.
Tracy Casstles, Director of Fundraising at the British Horse Society said: “ROUK has been hugely popular amongst the equine community and we’ve seen all ages and abilities getting involved. From restoring unusable gates in Gloucestershire to draining and resurfacing routes in Somerset, the funds raised make a huge difference to local communities, by getting riders off the road and using their restored off-road routes, both now and in the future”.
As part of the campaign, the BHS are also challenging riders to become a ‘Platinum Rider’ by riding at least 70km whilst also raising a minimum of £70 for the Paths for Communities Fund.
This year’s Ride Out UK is kindly sponsored by Thorowgood.
To find an event in your area or to find out more about becoming a Platinum Rider, visit bhs.org.uk/rideoutuk