Riding events - a challenge or for pleasure?

World Horse Welfare Challenge Ride

World Horse Welfare holds overseas challenge rides each year and pleasure rides in the UK.  We have visited Swaziland, Iceland, Tibet, Spain, Bulgaria, South Africa…this list goes on!  We travel to different locations each year, and are currently looking at plans for 2019 – watch this space for more information once we decide where to go!  Riders on our overseas rides should be intermediate standard or above and able to undertake 4-7 hours riding each day. There are often long canters across wide open spaces, usually taken abreast at a hunting pace and you will need to be competent and confident riding at speed.  Our rides are not suitable for nervous or novice riders.  Full brochures are produced each year promoting our overseas rides and we advertise them on our website and newsletter, and across our social media channels.

We also hold regular pleasure rides in the UK.  In May 2019 we are organising a return ride to the unique location of Balmoral Castle in Scotland by kind permission of Balmoral Estate – there will be routes of 5km and 15km and the entry fee includes a burger and drink, photographers will be out on the course and there will be toilets and water available at the venue.  Later this year we will also organise a ride close to our head office in Norfolk, Elveden Estate, one of our most popular venues, to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1.  More information on future rides will be on our website and in our social media channels, but contact us at francesplume@worldhorsewelfare.org if you would like to find out more.