Ride Out UK
Raise while you ride
The BHS’s Ride Out UK (ROUK) campaign celebrates the joys of riding out whilst fundraising for the BHS Ride Out Fund, which helps protect and extend safe places to ride and carriage drive off-road.
Running from May – October, our series of exciting Ride Out UK events and the Rideathon Adventure are perfect for you and your friends to saddle up and explore off-road.
How to get involved
What are you waiting for? Saddle up, take the reins and let's get going!
We’ve got lots of events going on around the UK to celebrate Ride Out UK, including rides across beautiful estates, everywhere from the rolling Cotswolds hills to the lush green forests in Northern Ireland. Your entry fee will help every UK horse and rider have a safe place to ride off-road.
If you love to hack, enjoy spending quality time with your horse, or want an adventure, then Rideathon is for you! Start your Rideathon Adventure and sign up today. It’s free to sign up and anyone can take part, whether you’re hacking out, going for a walk or cycling, so why not raise money while exploring the great outdoors?
BHS Ride Out Fund
The BHS Ride Out Fund has helped provide multi-user routes across the UK since being launched in 2015. The more we raise, the more projects we can assist with funding, therefore providing more safe off-road access routes for equestrians as well as other road users around the UK. With hundreds of horse and rider injuries on the road reported to the BHS each year, it is more vital than ever to preserve these routes.
||The resurfacing of Baughurst bridleway in Hampshire was completed in 2020, thanks to £2,595 from the BHS Ride Out Fund and a further £1,000 from the BHS Hampshire Committee. The remainder was funded by Hampshire County Council Area Access Team, who also did the work. The original plan was to improve the 6 worst-affected sections of the path, however once these had been excavated and backfilled there was sufficient material to resurface most of the route. Local riders are thrilled with the result: “It’s brilliant what they’ve done!” and so is the landowner “…we’re so pleased with what the BHS has done with this path.”
Philippa Wright, Chair of Worplesdon and District Bridleways Association
Make a donation online to our BHS Ride Out Fund. Your donations make a difference to the world of equestrian access.
Ride Out UK is proudly supported by Horse & Country. Read about why H&C are backing Ride Out UK from their CEO Heather Killen here.