The Icelandic pony society gathered several members together to enjoy the 2016 ride (Julia Shearwood Photography)


How are the riders organised?

The ride has a large collecting ring and riders are organised into groups and allocated a half hour slot in which to turn up and start the ride

How can I be sure to I can ride with my friends?

When you enter the ride you must state if you are riding with friends, especially if you are entering individually. You must provide a group name and ensure all your entries use that same group name

When will I know my riding time and get my vehicle pass?

These are normally sent out by post to the address you provide about 10 days before the event

What happens when I enter?

You will receive a letter from us within 7-14 days by email confirming and accepting your entry. You will also have a few update newsletters. If you have entered on- line  you will receive a separate payment conformation by email from PayPal.

Where does the entry fee money go to?

100% goes to the selected charities for that year thanks to the sponsorship of SEIB Insurance who cover the infrastructure costs

Do I have to raise additional sponsor money?

Any sponsor money you can raise is again 100% to charities. You do not have to raise anything in order to come but strongly encourage you to try, using the sponsor form you get sent when entering. We normally have prizes for the highest amounts raised.

Can I gift aid my sponsors?

No, the ride itself is not a charity so cannot collect gift aid

Can I get into Burghley Horse Trials as well?

Yes, you have to pay the pedestrian entry charge at a special gate, there is no car parking charge as you are parked in our special reserved area about 10 mins walk to the centre of the trials. If you want grandstand show jumping seats you need to buy these additionally on line off the horse trials website

What should I wear?

Safe riding hats must be worn, There is no dress code but request you are smartly dressed and turned out. Yard or club shirts are fine with jodphurs and safe riding boots.

What is the minimum age?

You need to be 5 or over. Under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Can the ride be walked with lead rein or for company?

Yes, the tracks are about 12K allow up to two hours to walk on foot and notify us when entering

Do I need vehicle pass?

Yes tick the box if you require a pass when entering this will be posted out with joining instructions about 10 days before the event with map of entry gate

What facilities does the ride provide?

Paramedic and veterinary cover are on site. We also have refreshments, toilets and professional photographer. There is no farrier present.

How long is the ride?

Depending on how much of the cross country course we are allowed to ride, the full length varies between 10 – 12Km and normally takes 1.5 – 2.0 hrs

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