TypES OF RiDES
Pleasure Rides (PR) can be a Group PR which is just a small local ride where it is the only class taking place. No vetting procedure will take place at this type of ride.
A PR could also be one of the classes at an Endurance Competition where many other classes are also taking place on the same day. In this case they are known as National PRs . At a National PR the horses will need to be presented to the vet before & after the ride for a very simple vetting procedure. PRs range from about 16 km up to 32 km & riders should aim to complete at a speed between 8 & 12 km/h. Horses must be 4 years old minimum. Anyone can enter either type of PR but a discount in entry fee is given to Associate & Full Members.
Graded Endurance Rides (GER) are our competitive rides. They start at 32 km. All horses are assessed by a vet before & after the ride. How fast the horse has gone & what its heart rate is 30 minutes after it has finished is used to calculate the grade the horse will receive. A horse must go at between 8 & 15 km/h. Horses taking part must be at least 6 years old. In order to take part in a GER the rider must be a Full Member of EGB riding a horse registered with EGB. The only exception to this is if somebody has entered as a temporary day member under the ‘try before you buy’ scheme & paid the £8 in addition to the ride entry fee.
Competitive Endurance Rides (CER) are our highest level of competitive ride. In this ride the horses compete against each other rather than against the clock. CERs start at 80 km to a maximum of 160 km. Riders and horses must have gone through the EGB ranking system & must have reached Advanced level before they are allowed to attempt a CER. All horses must be 7 years or older.
Entry fees for different rides are outlined on the main EGB website: