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WELCOME
To new readers and anyone new to Endurance


Ashbrook Equine Hospital - the venue - Goostrey Ride 2006
Ashbrook Equine Hospital - the venue - Goostrey Ride 2006

Helen Newton with El Carmaal wait while Sue Hudson has ILPH Bahir assessed
Helen Newton with El Carmaal wait while Sue Hudson has ILPH Bahir assessed by equine physiotherapist Suzanne Cottriall from Equine & Canine Solutions Ltd.
(Training Day 2008)

A warm welcome to all new readers - especially those new to Endurance Riding. This page is intended to give a brief insight about the sport and the role of the Cheshire Group of Endurance GB.

If you have any questions about the sport which are not covered you can email us by clicking here or you can contact any Committee Member. Contact details for the Committee can be found here.

The group covers the whole of Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales. We organise local Pleasure Rides and Competitive, Endurance and Non-Competitive Rides on behalf of the National body (Endurance GB) together with Training Sessions for members and groups like the Pony Club.

Long Distance riding

This is a family sport, open to anyone with a horse. It is about going out and meeting people, riding through our countryside, and most importantly having fun!

You do not need special equipment or a particular breed or type of horse to get started: just your own horse and your normal riding tack.

Generally riders are not competing against each other nor is there a single winner. The one feature that is most commonly remarked upon is the unique atmosphere of the camaraderie and support.

Sue Norcop discussing her horse Emily's diet with Caroline Dickens and Elizabeth from Baileys
Sue Norcop discussing her horse Emily's diet with Caroline Dickens and Elizabeth from Baileys
(Training Day 2007)

What types of rides are there?

Pleasure Rides

Julie Daniel on Dublin
Julie Daniel on Dublin
(Delamere Ride 2006)

Sometimes run as Training Rides or Non-Competitive Rides over distances up to 40kms (25 miles). Open to everyone, they must be completed between 8kms/hr (5mph) minimum speed and 12km/h (8mph) maximum speed.

When run in conjunction with competitive rides horses must be trotted up for a vet before the start and within 20 minutes of completion of the ride. It is worth noting that almost all events advertised as Competitive Rides will also have Non-Competitive Classes.

Competitive and Endurance Rides

These are long distance rides which start at 32kms (20 miles). For these the horses must be registered with EGB and have a logbook.

Rides are run between 32kms to 160kms (100 miles) over multiple days or in a single day.

Depending on the class entered, speed parameters and conditions apply, but in all, the welfare of the horse is paramount and strict veterinary inspections take place before, during (if the distance is over 55kms (34 miles)) and after the ride.

Julie Kendall on Vlacq Alatar and Tricia Hirst on Rohey Evangeline - Wirral Ride 2007

Julie Kendall on Vlacq Alatar and Tricia Hirst on Rohey Evangeline
(Wirral Ride 2007)

Example Current Ride Entry Fees - 2015
See endurancegb.co.uk/main/Rides/Entry-Fees for more.

C Edmundson with Dorogina Valiant Be, A Edmundson with Dylan and E Russell with Login Berwynta
C Edmundson with Dorogina Valiant Be, A Edmundson with Dylan and E Russell with Login Berwynta
(Wirral Ride 2008)

EGB RIDES (before ride closing date):

Non Competitive Rides (Pleasure Rides) up to 16km:
15 Members; 23 Temp Day Members

Non Competitive Rides (Pleasure Rides) 17-40km:
20 Members; 28 Temp Day Members

Graded Endurance Rides 30-55km:
32 Members; 40 Temp Day Members

Graded Endurance Rides 56-79km:
43 Members; 51 Temp Day Members

Graded Endurance Rides 80km and over:
47 Members; 55 Temp Day Members

CHESHIRE GROUP PLEASURE RIDES:
10 members; 15 Temp Day Members

Megan Blake with Clio and Lois Blake with Christmas Holly
Megan Blake with Clio and Lois Blake with Christmas Holly
(Teggs Nose Ride 2008)

Why join the Cheshire Group?

  • You will be given the chance to participate in rides in and around Cheshire and to meet others with the same interest in riding. You can ride to collect mileage points for pleasure rides or join EGB to enter competitive rides.
  • You will receive regular newsletters containing updates, letters and features of special interest to endurance and pleasure riders. An omnibus fixture list is available for each season, indicating where rides will be taking place, types of classes and where to send entries. Diary dates of meetings, social evenings, quiz nights and many other related social events are often included. A Membership Card and Mileage Points Card are included in your membership.
  • You will enjoy special lower entry fees for members.
  • You will have the opportunity to accumulate mileage rosettes and trophies plus special awards in many categories.
For More details about Group Membership and Associate Membership and how to join click here.

Please also see the Group Rules (which mostly concentrate on rider and horse safety) by clicking here.

Angela Corner trotting-up Gedenski for the vet
Angela Corner trotting-up
Gedenski for the vet
(Autumn Frolic (Kelsall) 2008)


Liz Finney's Marlak Romance being vetted while Sydney Byrd with Dunbar George wait their turn
Liz Finney's Marlak Romance being vetted while Sydney Byrd with Dunbar George wait their turn
(Autumn Frolic (Delamere) 2008)

The youngsters pay attention to Harry Ingram's words of wisdom
The youngsters pay attention to Harry Ingram's words of wisdom during a demonstration
(Mobberley Riding School 2008)

The stand and some of the helpers
The Cheshire Group stand
at an Equine Trade Fair
(Tatton Park 2007)


Don't forget

We are here to help, encourage and support endurance riders in our area.
So if you want to know something - please ask.



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