Endurance riding in the South East

ENDURANCE riding is an increasingly popular equestrian discipline and enthusiasts in West Sussex come under the umbrella of the South East Group, which is a part of Endurance GB – the National body for endurance riding in England and Wales.
The area covered by the South East group covers Kent, East Sussex, West Sussed and the Isle of Wight. Many of the group’s rides are on the South Downs, offering excellent going and spectacular views.
In addition group members are able to use many beautiful bridleways and also routes where general landowners allow members to cross their land, keeping the amount of roadworks on the routes to a minimum.

Competitors enjoying a British Endurance ride.  Photo courtesy of British Endurance

The South East Group’s events calendar includes National and Group Pleasure Rides, training days, social evenings and the Branch Annual Meeting.  All ages can enjoy endurance riding although riders under 13 must be escorted  by an adult also taking part in the ride.
Routes are clearly marked and maps are provided by the organiser to assist with navigation. Endurance is a sport the whole family can enjoy and crews can meet riders at designated points en route with drinks and refreshment for horses and riders
Although the Arab breed of horse is popular amongst endurance riders, there are many breeds of horse competing very successfully ranging from native ponies all the way up to draught breeds.
The South East Group of EGB  is delighted to welcome new members.
For more information on memberships, contact   endurancegbsoutheast2013@gmail.com
or see its Facebook page – Endurance GB South East.

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