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 organised a return ride to the unique location of Balmoral Castle in Scotland by kind permission of Balmoral Estate and on Sunday 11th November we will be holding a Remembrance Ride to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. The Remembrance Ride will be held on the beautiful Elveden Estate, one of our most popular venues, with riders choosing from six or ten-mile routes. WW1-themed dress is welcome (but not obligatory!), with a prize for best dressed horse and/or rider. There will be a special memento for all ride participants and entries close on 7th November. Please contact francesplume@worldhorsewelfare.org if you would like to find out more, view the poster, or download your registration form here.

Download your registration form

Download the Remembrance Ride poster