Sunday 6 May 2007
you enjoy riding with a good mix of terrain,
spectacular scenery, plenty of off-road routes,
a dash of adventure with a hint of history then
the Boconnoc Ride fulfils the dream.
1½ hours from Exeter and easily accessible
by lorry and trailer, the venue is situated in
the heart of a beautiful Cornish estate surrounded
by mature parkland with views of a splendid Queen
Anne house. Boconnoc can trace its history back
to ancient time’s still showing clear evidence
of Iron Age settlements and there is even a Druid
stone cross to be found within its boundaries.
of the joys of the sport of endurance riding
is that it accommodates all levels of riding.
You may wish to just have a pleasant day out
with your horse, exploring new countryside which
might not normally be accessible; so why not
try Class 13, only 10 miles which concludes with
riding along a grassy sward beside the lake in
front of the house. Alternatively, if you are
an EGB member at Advance level wishing to try
the bigger distances, Boconnoc can provide that
opportunity. Endurance GB is the national governing
body and has a comprehensive website for anyone
wishing to find out more about the sport - www.endurancegb.co.uk.
those of us who live within Devon & Cornwall
there are at least 5 training rides, usually
during February and March followed by Endurance
GB rides in the South West branch nearly every
month from March to September, plus other events
during the winter all well represented on the
website - www.endurancegbsouthwest.co.uk
Boconnoc Ride is now in its third year and recognised
as a ‘National’ event having two
competitive Endurance Rides. New for this year
is the ‘Boconnoc 100’ (kms) which
joins the ‘Boconnoc Bowl’ (80kms).
Visitors from as far away as South Africa have
come to the ride in the past so we hope that
with another 8 competitive rides and 3 non competitive
classes making up the 2007 riding bonanza, we
will be welcoming more to Cornwall.
new addition is the Boconnoc British Riding Clubs
Endurance Team Challenge. Entries are being invited
from all the Riding Clubs in Area 19 to make
up teams of 3 riders, each of which enter one
of the 3 Non Competitive Rides (Pleasure Rides).
Judging the winning team by combined pulses,
timing and successful ride completion, we hope
this might be used as a pilot for a future national
scheme. Children and Pony Club members, between
the ages of 8 and 13 years inclusive, are most
welcome but must be accompanied by an adult rider
(unless they are EGB members aged 11 and above,
who have attained Open Level). The Boconnoc Ride
is run under EGB rules.
are delighted that our sponsors, Woof Wear are
continuing to give us support and this year welcome
Bailey Horse Feeds, Taut, the new ‘clean’ sports
drink and The Worshipful Company of Saddlers.
give a flavour of what fun can be had, please
visit our new website: www.boconnocride.co.uk but
best of all, send us your entries and come and
have a go – the Boconnoc Ride really is, ‘a
ride not to be missed’!
RIDE ENTRY FORMS
Ride Entry Forms are available
from Endurance GB or via www.endurancegb.co.uk
Please send your Entry/s plus a stamped addressed A4 envelope
(+ 48p or 1st Class Large Letter stamp) and your cheque/s to
the Secretary: Mrs Erica Young
Address: Great Haye House, Lamerton,
Tavistock, Devon PL19 0LJ
During the week before the ride you will receive in your envelope
the directions to the ride, venue map, ride instructions including
vetting and start times along with route map/s.
ACCOMMODATION (Stabling and B & B)
Alternatively please contact the Ride Organiser for more information
on accommodation for you and your horse or for any other queries
you may have regarding the ride.
Boconnoc Ride Organiser: Mrs Veryan Barneby
Tel: 01579 370680 (evenings )