Endurance GB launch 'Try Before You Buy' scheme

By: Horse Deals


Endurance GB launch 'Try Before You Buy' scheme
Endurance GB launch 'Try Before You Buy' scheme

Endurance GB, (EGB) the governing body for Endurance riding in England and Wales has a great new offer to encourage riders to try the sport. The Try Before You Buy scheme is aimed at people wishing to experience competitive Endurance riding, and offers free registration for horse and rider to enable them to compete in two competitive novice rides up to 40km before becoming a full member of EGB. The list of rides to choose from is extensive, with 23 regional EGB groups and a busy EGB calendar offering over 100 rides, from February to October, covering all levels.

Endurance is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the UK. It gives competitors the chance to ride through new and exciting countryside and rides frequently take part in areas where general hacking is not permitted. As Endurance Team GBR member David Yeoman says, "riding a great horse over lovely countryside is just a pleasure. I am competitive so I do like to win, but for me the main thing is to have enjoyed the ride." There is good camaraderie between riders and competitors have great fun taking part. For those who want to go further EGB provides excellent coaching, training and support for all the levels of competition for members. Welfare of the horses is paramount and there will always be someone experienced on hand at a ride to answer any queries.

Non-members of EGB are welcome at all non-competitive rides, but Try Before You Buy provides a great opportunity to try this challenging sport in a competitive ride. Participating riders will pay just the competitive ride entry fee for the ride which is £36, and the registration fees for horses and riders, which are usually £95, will be free to allow participation in two rides under the scheme. Rosettes will be awarded for completion, but there will be no eligibility for trophy points or progression towards novice qualifications.

To find out more, visit the official Endurance GB website for details www.endurancegb.co.uk