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Now is the time to Register with Pat for our Cheshire Trophies and inform her where you plan to help in order to qualify for these Trophies and Awards.

Click here for a Trophy Registration Form in Word .doc format (updated Feb 2018)
or here for a Trophy Registration Form in PDF format (updated Feb 2018).

Please get your form in to Pat as soon as you can but definately before the end of April.

Pat Guerin, The Laurels, Brick Bank Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LZ

The Trophy Registration/Help forms are also available from our Forms page.

Chris Taylor

Added - 12/02/2018

Medi-k First Aid courses for our volunteers

Kerry Dawson writes:

"I am very pleased to announce that I have secured two ‘First Aid at Work’ certification courses with Medi-K. These are three day courses which meet the published HSE requirements and also have an Equine Specific module. There are twelve spaces on each course.

Dates: Saturday 24th March through to Monday 26th March and Saturday 19th May through to Monday 21st May from 9.00am to 5.00pm on each day.

Location: Saturday's and Sunday's will be held at Endurance GB, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2XZ.

Monday's course dates will be held at The Royal British Legion, Kimberley Road, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AQ.

Cost: If you are an Endurance GB volunteer, the cost of the course, hospitality throughout the day and lunch, is free of charge, as long as you agree to act as a first aider or an assistant first aider for at least two Endurance GB events in 2018.

If you are not an Endurance GB volunteer, or you cannot commit to first aiding at an Endurance GB event this year, then the cost is £140.00 per person.

The cost of travel and overnight accommodation is not included. I can recommend a local hotel which is very reasonably priced and I have asked them to provisionally put some rooms aside for delegates should they wish to stay over.

IMPORTANT: When confirming your attendance on the course, please let me know if you need accommodation for the Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Why are we offering this course? Horse riding is a high risk activity and we would like to increase the amount of first aiders available to our Groups and national Ride Organisers on the circuit.

I look forward to hearing from you with regards to who you would like to attend these courses on behalf of your Group."

If you are interested (and we would certainly appreciate having more first aiders in our group) please contact Liz Finney in the first instance
Tel: 01565 633310

Updated - 09/02/2018


These opportunies are proving very popular and it is suggested that if you are interested you get in touch with Sally as soon as possible.

Whether you have applied already or are making a new request it is strongly recommended that you let Sally know you are a Cheshire Group member.

Chris Taylor

Cheshire group member Sally Mellor has generously offered the chance for group members to spend a weekend training on the Long Mynd, based at her farm.

The weekend date is March 24/25th. Sally can provide shared accommodation in a 4 bedroom annex or you can bring campbeds for a further 4 to sleep in the farmhouse. Corralling is available and also 3/4 stables if required. Sally can supply good quality hay or haylage. There may be more stabling available with her neighbour or there is an equestrian centre 3mls away.

Sally will provide a selection of routes for riders to chose from to go in pairs or groups on each day.

There is a local pub for an evening meal.

Sally is asking for voluntary donations rather than a fixed charge.

The venue is Handless Farm, Asterton, SY7 8BH. To book please contact Sally via e mail

The March weekend coincides with Sally Toye coming to give an evening talk about the Mongol Derby at Picklescott Village Hall (6 miles away) courtesy oh H of E EGB. Details on their website for those wanting to book tickets.

Liz Finney

Updated again - 05/02/2018


We have vacancies on the committee and would ask members to consider putting themselves forward to join the committee at the annual meeting next Thursday. We meet about 5 times a year.
If anyone who isn't going to the meeting is interested in joining, please contact Liz Finney.

We are hoping to increase our ride programme this year, but cannot do that without more volunteers from the members. Some pleasure rides were nearly cancelled both in 2017 and 2016 due to lack of help.
A few hours, if you can't manage a full day, can make a huge difference.
We ask that you all complete a horse registration form, which includes indicating which rides you can help at, by April this year and return to Pat Guerin, so that we have some volunteers for our first pleasure ride in April.
Please also let us know if you have a 3 day first aid certificate as we struggle to find first aiders for the pleasure rides. We look forward to seeing you on February 8th.

Liz Finney
Tel: 01565 633310

Added - 31/01/2018


This is the list of AM attendees:

P Guerin x 1
P Drummond x 1
A Collins x 1
P Daley x 2 (1 x Veg)
S Peters x 3
A Nattrass x 2 (2 x veg)
J Thorburn x 2
W Bailey x 2
G Jones
A Williams x 2
J Wyatt x 2
J Toomer x 3
L Burnett x 2 (2 x veg)
J Illingworth x 2
M Morriss x 2
R Robinson
L Harrison
L Finney x 2
M Taylor x 3
S Mellor x 2
T Madden x 2

If anyone else wants to come please let Pat know and send the money by Friday.

Pat Guerin, The Laurels, Brick Bank Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LZ
Tel: 01477 534194

Added - 30/01/2018


The following folk have returned their distance cards to Pennie.
One unlucky person is going to be disappointed as they have paid insufficient postage, if your name is NOT listed below contact ASAP.

  • Alix Nattrass
  • Amanda Morriss
  • Angie Williams
  • Anna Collins
  • Carol Taylor
  • Gaynor Jones
  • Jane Wyatt
  • Jill Thorburn
  • John Illingworth
  • Joy Toomer
  • Katy Mellor
  • Larissa Burnett
  • Lesley Harrison
  • Nicki Toomer
  • Pat Guerin
  • Rachel Rolfe
  • Sally Mellor
  • Terry Madden
  • Wendy Bailey

Many thanks

Chris Taylor

Added - 03/01/2018


Anna with Clare Balding and Luke Harvey

Cheshire Group rider Anna Collins, is the proud winner of the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Elite Endurance Award 2017.

During the 2017 season, Anna rode over 660 competitive km at 10 events and earned 1242 points with her recycled racer, Karactacus Potts.

Anna was presented with the award at the prestigious Jockey Club in New Market by Clare Balding and Luke Harvey.

Anna said, “This is only my second competitive season with Karactacus Potts and what a way to get to know him. He is a wonderful horse with so much to give. I was delighted to be recognised by RoR for all the hard work that goes into retraining a thoroughbred for a second career.”

Congratulations Anna.

Added - 12/12/2017


Some of you may not know that Mary Korn had a bad riding accident last August and is currently making a steady recovery in hospital in Stoke. Her husband, Tom, spends most weekends there but Mary is in need of visitors during the week. If anyone is able to visit she would be delighted to have some stimulating conversation.

Her address is Broadfield Ward, Haywood Hospital, High Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 7AG.
Visiting times are Monday - Sunday 18.30 - 20.00 & Tuesday - Sunday 14.00 - 16.00.

Obviously, we all wish Mary a full recovery.

Pat Guerin

Added - 12/12/2017



Please don't forget your distance cards should be submitted to Pennie Drummond by 31st December 2017.
Please complete the following before forwarding:
  • Include a copy of your Mastercard(s) for your competitive events (National points for placings and gradings are now included as well as distance).
  • Please write the total kilometres you are claiming after the last entry on your distance card.
  • Remember to include the ride where you helped and mark this with an H in the Ride Type column and 32 km in the Distance column.
  • To qualify for the Group’s Trophies you MUST have helped at a ride. All members will receive annual or accumulative awards as appropriate.
  • Remember only 4 charity or non-endurance rides to count. Please indicate on your card which ones have been included in your total should there be more listed. All Bridleway Groups rides count. Sport Endurance rides are not recognised and do not qualify for inclusion.
  • If you wish for confirmation of safe receipt please include an SAE or an email address.
  • Cards received after 31st December 2017 will only qualify for annual kilometre rosettes/accumulative awards.
  • Address for Pennie: Pine View Farm, 69 Northwich Road, Cranage, Nr Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LE.
  • Ensure correct postage is used - Pennie will NOT collect any items from the sorting office should an "insufficient postage paid" notification card be received.
Many thanks

Chris Taylor

Added - 19/11/2017


The EGB Awards evening is on November 25th at Daventry following the AGM. Details are on the EGB website and facebook.

We are again having a Cheshire table, or two, at the dinner, so if you would like to join us, please order your tickets through EGB and say that you want to be part of the Cheshire table.

It's always a fun evening so, if you haven't been before, come and join us.

Please let me know if you are going so we know how many people we have on our table.

Liz Finney
Tel: 01565 633310

Added - 01/10/2017


Some important dates for your diaries:

29th Sept: Deadline for receipt of Board Nominations and Member Proposals.

Board nominations. Over EGB's history, many board members have come from local group committees. You are in a unique position, as you already have an understanding of how EGB functions and the challenges of working in a volunteer organisation. Please do give some thought to putting yourselves forwards. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Things can only improve if people are prepared to put their money where their mouths are.

Member proposals. If there is a rule that is annoying you that you think should be changed, or if you have an idea for a new rule, please do consider putting in a member proposal. Proposals need to be proposed and seconded by full members, and either the proposer or the seconder will need to be present at the national AGM to present the rule change. If you want to talk through what the potential impact of your proposal might be before you submit it, please contact the relevant Director (Esther Young for ride/qualification rules, and Nicki Thorne for health and safety rules).

7th October: The next Board meeting. If there is anything any of you want me to raise, please do let me know.

13th October: Deadline for ride submissions to the Operations Committee. Please do let the Operations Committee have your national ride dates for next year as soon as possible. We would like some new national rides, so if you have a local social ride that you think would work as a national ride, please do contact to discuss. The ride calendar will be finalised at the Operations Committee's fixtures meeting on the 22nd October.

20th October: Deadline for claiming distance awards

21st October: The Endurance GB Groups Meeting will be held at Abbey Park, Stoneleigh on the 21st October.

The Groups Meeting is a chance for group committee members from all over the country together and put the world to rights, take away some useful pointers for the future, and hopefully have a bit of fun at the same time. It would be very useful if you could all send at least one representative from your group committee.

I am currently putting the agenda together. This is your meeting, so what would you like to discuss? I can look at getting some external speakers in if there are any topics that would would like to hear more about.

27th October: Deadline for nominations for the national volunteering/back up crew trophies and the John Yeats Bursary. If you think there is someone in your group who deserves one of the following awards, please send your nominations to

The John Yeats Bursary: A £100 bursary to be presented annually to a Young Rider to have reached 14 years but not to have attained his/her 19th birthday on 1 January in the relevant competition year. To be used in Endurance/Training for Endurance.

The Borthwick Back Up Crew Award: Awarded by the Board of Directors to the most competent back-up crew or person in the current season.

The Young Volunteer of the Year Award: An award for a Junior or Young rider aged 21 or under who has given unfailing service to Endurance GB by way of help at rides or assistance in any other way.

The National Assistance Award: A perpetual award to the ‘Unsung Hero’ that is someone who has given unfailing service to Endurance GB by way of help at rides or assistance in any other way or ways and need not be a member of Endurance GB.

The Rosettes Direct Award: An award retained by the recipients, to the ‘Unsung Hero’, that is someone who has given unfailing service to Endurance GB by way of help at rides or assistance in any other way or ways and need not be a member of Endurance GB.

4th November: Technical Stewards Workshop. This will be at Abbey Park, Stoneleigh. Please encourage any Technical Stewards/budding Technical Stewards in your groups to attend. Newbies will be extremely welcome, and it promises to be a fun and informative day. Please e-mail if you would like to attend.

25th November: The National AGM. I would encourage as many as possible of you to attend the national AGM. This is our society, run by its members for its members, and the AGM is your chance to have a say in how it is run. Don't forget to vote!

27th January (North), 10th February (Midlands), 17th February (South): Provisional dates for next year's Ride Organiser/Technical Stewards/Volunteers conferences. If you are running any events for EGB in 2018, I would strongly recommend that you come to one of the conferences. We will be looking at doing breakout sessions on various topics like we did this year, so you will be able to pick the topics that are most relevant to your own volunteer role.

3rd/4th February: Provisional date for the International Seminar (details TBC)

Kerry Dawson
Director of Groups
T: +447818283144

Added - 26/09/2017

RIDE FOR RESEARCH - 23rd and 24th September

It's been a while since we held a Pink Ride in aid of Cancer Research and my attention has just been brought to the Ride For Research 2017 event which may interest some of you.

I've copied this snippet of information from the official website to give you a taste:

"About the event

Ride For Research is an opportunity for horse-riders across the country to take part in a sponsored hack on the same weekend to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK, together.

Rather than organising a sponsored ride at a specific place, you can hack around your local area to save on travel costs and get as many people to join you as possible.

On the day

You can do as long or short a ride as you like, just make sure you get sponsored for what you think you and your horse can achieve then track it with Map My Run or another tracking app of your choice so you can show people you completed the ride. Visit the Ride For Research Facebook page here to join our community and upload it so we can see how far we've all gone."

More details can be found here and I am sure we would all like to hear about your particular day on our Facebook page.

Chris Taylor

Added - 04/09/2017

PEOVER PR - 10th September
Helpers Needed

Can you (or do you know someone) who can help at our Peover PR on Sunday 10th September.

If you can help in any way (even for just a part of the day) please email: Liz Finney or phone her on 01565 633310.

Without sufficient helpers our rides just would not take place so please help if you can.

Chris Taylor

Added - 30/08/2017


Congratulations to the North West team of Cheshire and Lancashire riders and crew who defended their title and claimed the Inter Regional champions title for the second year running at Cirencester this year.

Managing to get all riders and horses round and sound, the team were victorious once again.

Chef d’equippe Liz Finney said, “we had a great weekend down at Cirencester, with 8 teams competing I am really proud of everyone who took part in the event. There was a great team spirit from the experienced CER riders to novices and we are proud to take the trophy back home again.”

Inter Regional Team Championships Result:
Region - Points Total
North West - 186
South West - 175
South East - 159
Wessex - 124
Mid South - 117
Cromwell - 113
Cotswolds - 97
Heart of England - 69

Anna Collins

Added - 03/08/2017

CHESTER ZOO PR - 20th August
Helpers Needed

We need a few more helpers to assist at our Chester Zoo PR on Sunday 20th August.

If you can help in any way (even for just a part of the day) please email: Mandy Morriss or phone her on 07891 655779.

Without sufficient helpers our rides just would not take place so please help if you can.

Chris Taylor

Added - 26/07/2017


The North West team for the Inter-Regional competition being held at Cirencester Park on the weekend of July 15/16th has been confirmed.

Anna Collins

Added - 28/06/2017


We are putting on a lot of rides this season but they cannot run without helpers.

Thanks to all those members who have already completed a Trophy/Help Registration form.

There are many lovely trophies to be won so, if you haven't already done so, register yourself and your horse now to be eligible to win and contribute to Cheshire EGB by helping at a ride.

Fill in a Trophy Registration Form available here and email it to me as soon as possible.

It is your group so please make it a successful one!

Pat Guerin

Added - 12/06/2017


Cheshire EGB members did themselves proud at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this year.

Well done to Harry Ingram with Bronze Nahdir who came 2nd in the Good Horsemanship Award and 13th overall with an average speed and time of 18.548 Km/h 06:28:11 in the 1 CEI** 120 Km.

Congratulations also to Sue Higgins who finished 10th in the CEI 80km 1* with Aberllwyds Another Rose.

Katy Mellor was given the ride of her life in her first FEI ride. She said, “I am unbelievably proud of this little guy coming 5th in the FEI 1* 80km race at Royal Windsor. He was an absolute pleasure to ride and I'm very grateful to Amanda Jones and Terry Madden from TAJ performance horses for giving me such a brilliant opportunity and trusting me with the very talented Nasser”.

Click for a largr image

Anna Collins

Added - 25/05/2017; Updated - 28/05/2017


Hi All,

The Inter-Regional competition is being held at Cirencester Park on the weekend of July 15/16th and riders in the following classes are required for each team:

2x   advanced horse and rider     80km CER
2x   open/adv. horse and rider    64km GER
2x   open/adv. horse and rider    80km GER 2 day (40/40)
1x   open/adv. horse and rider    40km GER
1x   novice horse                        40km GER
1x   novice horse and rider         32km GER
1x   novice horse                        32km GER

All the GER classes will have the Performance Formula applied for results.
These details are on the EGB website. I assume the 40 and 32km classes will be run on the Sunday and the 80 CER and 64km on the Saturday.

If any of you would like to be considered for a place on the NW team, please let me have your ride results for this year and ride plans up to July.
If you know of anyone else who is interested, please ask them to contact me. All the best,

Liz Finney
Manor Lodge, Manor Lane, Ollerton, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8RF

Added - 10/05/2017


We were delighted to be back for 2 days again this year. The weather was kind and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Pat and Pennie would like to thank their wonderful band of helpers without whom the ride could not run. Also thanks once more to “Baileys Horse Feeds” for their generous sponsorship and to Ruth from “Indiepics” for the lovely photos.

The winner of the “Eld Trophy” for the best shod horse (donated by Sue Evans in memory of Margie Eld) was Psynibreez ridden by Rachel Atkinson.

Congratulations to the winners of the Baileys Feed Vouchers who were as follows:

Class 1 88 km Open:
1st     Robert Blane riding Ricco Esta Artisan
2nd    Laura Graham riding Warrens Hill Farrah

Class 2 43 km Open:
1st     Penny Pearce riding Tannasg Dancing Diva

Class 3 43 km Novice:
Joint 1st Robert Sedgley riding Yeskan du Cayrou
           & Helen Griffiths riding Desert Flower 1

Class 10 45 km Open:
1st     Jane Wyatt riding Magners Gold

Thank you to all who took part. We hope you enjoyed your day and will come again next year.

Pat Guerin

Added - 10/05/2017


The Arab Horse Society Performance Horse Awards for 2016 have just been published.

In the "2016 Performance Horse Awards PURE BRED ARABIANS" class:
Pat Guerin's CF WINTER AMADEUS was placed 4th and
Gaynor Jones' ORLANDO finished in joint 7th.

In the "2016 Performance Horse Awards ANGLO ARABIANS" class:
Muriel Taylor's MARLAK SUPER DUDE ridden by Carol Taylor was placed 1st.
He was also named Reserve in the HIGH POINTS - VETERAN category.

The Crabbet Organisation have also published their results for 2016.

In the "Highest Mileage 'Advanced' Crabbet Related Horse with EGB/SERC" class:
ORLANDO came 2nd.
He was also named as Reserve in the "Champion Crabbet Related Gelding" category.

In the "Highest Mileage ‘Open’ Crabbet Related Horse with EGB/SERC" class:
MARLAK SUPER DUDE was placed 1st.

Congratlations to all the owners and riders and, of course, the horses.

Chris Taylor

Added - 07/03/2017

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