BHS Jubilee Sponsored Ride For Road Safety
18 and 19 May 2002
British Horse Society has joined forces with South Essex Insurance
Brokers and Stable Express to run a sponsored Ride for Road Safety
at Eland Lodge Farm near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.
from the Stable Express Saddlery (with a chance to do some shopping
from their huge range), the ride will run through the meadows of
Eland Lodge Farm before going out into the lanes and forests of
the Duchy of Lancaster Estate. Part of the ride covers a route designed
for H M The Queen in 1986 and it has never been used since. International
event rider Ian Stark OBE will start the ride at 10am on Saturday
by jumping the new Intermediate Course that he designed and Hugh
event is being run over two days with the option to stay overnight.
Limited accommodation and stabling are available, but must be booked
in advance. On the Saturday night there will be a Barn Dance with
tickets costing £5, with drinks and refreshments on sale.
ride is expected to take about two and a half to three hours. There
will be a special short route away from the rest of the ride for
beginners and lead reins, so why not make this a family day out.
are expected to raise a minimum of £15 (£10 for under
16s) in sponsorship. Every rider will receive a commemorative rosette
and mug. The first riders set off at 10.15am and the last riders
at 3pm each day.
Hardy, BHS safety, said: "The proceeds from this sponsored
ride will go towards the BHS work on riding and road safety. Riders
and carriage drivers want safer roads and for motorists to treat
them with respect and consideration in order to prevent some of
the 3000 accidents involving horses that happen on our roads every
year. This is every rider's chance to help us make that happen".
will be prizes for those who raise the most money. Individuals can
win a saddle or horse wardrobe, and teams of four from riding schools,
livery yards, riding clubs, Pony Club or college can win a training
session with a leading rider.
Entry forms can be obtained by sending a sae to Safety Department,
British Horse Society, Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth Warwickshire
CV8 2XZ or you
can print one off from the BHS website www.bhs.org.uk/safety.