It has been 20 years since the launch of the BHS Challenge Rides, and it's safe to say these last few years have been full with adventure and 2020 looks to be an exciting year. This Christmas is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and your loved ones to the experience of a lifetime by booking onto a Challenge Ride.
The BHS Challenge Rides
The BHS Challenge Rides are a chance for riders to come together to ride in some of the most beautiful destinations around the world. Each ride is unique and offers an experience of a lifetime. Each Challenge Ride is designed carefully by VentureCo Worldwide and combines a great route with sound horses, reliable tack and top-notch local guides. The BHS Challenge Rides is achievable by any rider who cares about horses and regularly rides (once or twice a week).
In 2020 we are lucky enough to be visiting three locations around the world.
Travel through vast deserts where you can gaze upon the Milkyway in the night sky and ride on pristine beaches where green sea turtles return to lay their eggs. Our BHS Challenge Ride takes you right through the heart of Oman on the back of an Arabian horse for a truly authentic experience. Visit the Royal Stables for an exclusive tour of the 2000 Arab horses and explore the bright and vibrant city of Muscat.
Experience the rich history that Bulgaria has to offer as you follow the hidden mountain paths that are little-visited except by deer, wild boar and adventurous riders. Bulgaria offers brilliant mountainous landscapes, quaint historic towns and picturesque beaches, making it the perfect location for our 2020 Challenge Ride. Our ride takes us past fragrant rose and lavender fields and through vast meadows as you follow the Trial of the Thracians.
On South America's southern frontier, nature grows wild, jagged mountains paint the horizon, and blue rivers sweep the landscape.
Our Patagonia ride takes you through the Andes Crossing in Chile, embracing everything the magnificent region has to offer. Explore the dramatic landscape of Chile on horseback and the vibrant lifestyle of Argentina by foot.
Take in the real Patagonian experience by riding and lodging with the locals as they teach you more about their culture.
The Challenge Rides not only offer you the holiday of a lifetime, but also the chance to make a difference, while having fun. Each rider will raise £700 in donations to the British Horse Society. This donation goes towards helping the BHS and helps us to continue our invaluable work.
At The British Horse Society, we work hard to make a positive impact on the lives of horses and horse owners with wide-ranging campaigns and initiatives.
The £700 donation helps go towards our core foundations – education, welfare, access and safety – are more important than ever as they demonstrably make a difference to horses’ lives.