all the way! The speed is sensibly adapted to the terrain, state
of the going and conditions (temperature and humidity). Endurance
Riding is a challenging, growing sport requiring a real knowledge
of horsemanship and good riding to get to the top. A really competitive
alternative to other equestrian disciplines. The object of endurance
riding is to successfully complete the distance - either at a
set speed or to compete against other riders to finish first with
a sound horse. It also offers the tightest protection for the
welfare of the horse with constant veterinary attention from Start
to Finish. The care of the horse is Paramount. To Finish
is to Win.
ride is a competition where horse and rider must cover a set distance
from 20 to 100 miles. A minimum speed and, in the Bronze Series
or Novice classes, a maximum speed is required and you must pass
the vetting with a sound horse and with a pulse of 64 or less.
65 and above or any hint of lameness will eliminate the horse
at the end of the ride.
Rides proper are for Gold Series horses and Riders and
are races with a mass start and first over the finish line subject
to a successful vetting.
This is the
fastest growing equestrian sport, completely amateur and accessible
to riders from 10 to 80+! Riders encounter a variety of
terrains and conditions riding set routes through the bridleways
network and private land.