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 delighted to announce that our 2019 ride will be in Sweden - entries for this year's event have now closed, so if you're interested keep an eye on our page for details of next year's ride!  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 and organised a return ride to the unique location of Balmoral Castle in Scotland by kind permission of Balmoral Estate on 26th May 2019. Please note that all horses taking part in our events must have had a flu jab within the last six months but not inside the last seven days. Any horse not showing a flu jab within the specified timeframe documented in their passport will not be allowed to take part. 

On Sunday 11th November 2018 we held a Remembrance Ride on the beautiful Elveden Estate to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, with riders able to choose from six- or ten-mile routes and World War One-inspired dress welcome (but not obligatory!). We were delighted to have 114 riders turn out to mark such a special occasion and hope to welcome them all back again next year.

Please contact francesplume@worldhorsewelfare.org if you would like to find out more about our pleasure rides.