- Chester Zoo - 1. Pleasure Ride Entries, Backford, Chester
- Chester Zoo - 2. Next Step and Competitive Entries, Backford, Chester
- Chester Zoo - 3. Camping Entries, Backford, Chester
- Sherwood Pines Saturday - 1. Pleasure Entries, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
- Sherwood Pines Saturday - 2. Next Step and Competitive, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
- Sherwood Pines Saturday - 3. Camping Friday Night, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
- Sherwood Pines Sunday - 1. Pleasure Entries, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
- Sherwood Pines Sunday - 2. Next Step and Competitive, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
- Sherwood Pines Sunday - 3. Camping Saturday night, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
- Gotham Hills Evening Ride, Gotham, Nottingham
Event & Ride Rules
SOME VERY BASIC RULES FOR NON-MEMBERS (a full set of rules is available in the members’ resources section)
PLEASURE RIDES Non members pay a premium which entitles them to day membership and its benefits including 3rd party insurance. They will be required to sign a form which confirms that they understand and will comply with the rules of Sport Endurance (available at the venue). Other rules which affect the Pleasure ride entry is that your horse or pony must be four years old. If your mount is in his/her first season out and about it may well be advisable to put a green ribbon into the tail to warn other riders to show extra respect. A red ribbon indicates a horse which may kick out and a blue one shows the horse is a stallion. You will need a hard hat of a recognised current safety standard and your regular tack (check it for any wear and tear before the day). There will not be a tack inspection at the ride - responsibility in that direction is yours!
Remember - As 'day members' of Sport Endurance you will not be permitted to ride wearing spurs or to carry a whip or stick longer than 30'' (75cm).
It is expected that your horse will be correctly shod or suitably trimmed and/or booted if barefoot. You will not be required to have a vet inspection but many rides encourage Pleasure Riders to 'have a go' by trotting up for the vet and having a heart rate measured AFTER THEIR PLEASURE RIDE. If your intention is to move on to competitive rides it's worth taking this opportunity but do practice trotting up in hand before the day and warn the vet if it is your horses’ first inspection.
COMPETITIVE RIDESYou can have a go at a competitive ride (for an increased entry fee) without being a member of Sport Endurance. The basic rules mentioned above apply here too with the addition of the correct paperwork. The ride organiser will send you the relevant vet form to fill in and this must be done before you present at the vet for your check. The procedures for this are outlined elsewhere on the site. There will be a further check at the end of the ride