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Challenge Rides

Due to the coronavirus pandemic there is still uncertainty surrounding travel arrangements. Please register your interest below and as soon as we have travel confirmation, firm dates can be released along with further information.

  • Last reviewed: 3rd August 2022
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Take on the challenge

Since the launch in 2000, hundreds of horse riders have saddled-up and embarked on fantastic overseas adventures with The British Horse Society. From Namibia to Mongolia and India to Iceland – we have put together equestrian adventures of a lifetime that will suit both your riding ambitions and your ability. 

Upcoming Rides 

Patagonia 

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Iceland 

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Oman

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Register Your Interest

Please fill out the form and a member of our team will get in touch with information about the ride of a lifetime! 

Frequently asked Questions

Who can go on a Challenge ride?

You need to be over 18 and a competent rider. A sense of adventure is essential! 

How fit do I need to be?

You will be spending 5 - 7 hours in the saddle a day so the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the experience. There is a weight limit of 85kg for all the rides. 

How good a rider do I need to be?

Although you don’t need to be technically brilliant, safety is paramount, so you need to have a safe, secure and balanced seat in all paces and be confident riding at speed.

What are the horses like?

The welfare of both horse and rider is our upmost priority. All the horses we use are selected based on their behaviour, training and nature. They are familiar with each other, used to the routes and fit for the terrain. Standards will change in different countries- for instance in tack - but will always be in good condition and completely safe. 

What is included in the cost of a Challenge Ride?

The ground costs vary with each destination; however, all ride costs include accommodation, food, water, fruit and refreshments throughout the trip. It also includes all ground and baggage transfers, back-up support vehicles, medical backup, the guides and horses.  

Travel insurance, visa costs and any optional tours you wish to undertake are not included in the cost. Flights are arranged directly with the tour company who will offer trip extensions and tailor-made packages if required.

Fundraising

Challenge Rides is a fundraising adventure, so you should strive towards fundraising £700 for The British Horse Society. This is a separate funding cost to the ground costs required for the trip.  

Have a look at which appeal you would like to fundraise for. 

Other ways to support us

Find out more about our membership options, volunteers opportunities and learn about other ways you can fundraise and support our charitable work. Without your support we couldn't continue the work we do to protect and promote the interests of horses and equestrians around the UK.

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