Riding events

Riding events

Find out more about upcoming fundraising riding events, including our 2022 Balmoral ride.

Find out more about upcoming fundraising riding events, including our 2022 Balmoral ride.

Balmoral Jubilee Equine Welfare Ride

World Horse Welfare and The British Horse Society Scotland are jointly honoured to run a fundraising ride to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee at Balmoral Estate on 29 May 2022. Tickets are £60 each and money raised will be split equally between the two charities. Find out more and book your place here.

We are privileged to be allowed on brand new routes through the 300-year-old pine forest exploring some of the best vistas on The Royal Estate. The ride will be part of the Balmoral Castle Jubilee Programme and has been sanctioned by Her Majesty The Queen.

Choose from three routes:

5km – Cairns and Obelisks

A lovely 5km circuit taking in amazing views of Balmoral Estate and Castle with lots of interesting monuments en route.

11km – River Dee and the Woods of Garmaddie

Ride on great tracks that are suitable for carriages too – edging the Lochnagar Massif with views of the Munro. Enjoy mossy green woodland and ride mostly on forest and estate tracks. This route can also be driven.

20km – Garbh Allt and Ballochbuie

A beautiful new route – not to be missed! On wonderful going explore the largest Caledonian forest in Scotland, rich pinewood with 300 year old trees and the beautiful tumbling cascades of the Garbh Allt Falls.

Your ride ticket will allow you exclusive access to the famous Balmoral estate and the Jubilee exhibition. Catering will be available and all riders will receive a luxury rosette and goody bag. This is an exclusive event not to be missed !

Fundraising is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. You can either download the sponsorship form here or add sponsorship electronically at check out.

Accompanying cars (in addition to lorry / horse box) must purchase a visitor ticket for £10.

Your ride ticket will serve as your refreshment voucher on the day. Find out more and book your place here.

Please contact fundraising@worldhorsewelfare.org if you would like to find out more about our pleasure rides in the UK. You can also follow us on our social media channels to find out about future ride information.

Challenge Rides

We ran overseas challenge rides for 20 years, which took in hugely diverse locations and gave riders once-in-a-lifetime experiences. However, we had to make the decision in 2020 to no longer offer our overseas challenge rides – we now focus on UK-based pleasure rides instead, which are accessible for many more horses and riders.

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