Saturday 8th of May 2021

Urchinwood Manor launches endurance event for disabled riders

A Bristol based riding school is to hold an endurance event specifically aimed at disabled riders.

Endurance riding has now become a popular activity for the Riding for the Disabled Association, with groups up and down the country enjoying the challenge of riding in our lovely countryside.

Urchinwood Manor will hold this special event on 13 June, 2017, with entries being open to all RDA and Accessibility Mark riders.

Riders will test their stamina and skills over a distance of either one or two kilometres, providing the perfect taster event for anyone considering giving endurance a go.

Endurance riding is a fun activity that is open to riders of all abilities. The nature of the sport also provides more involvement and variety for volunteers as they venture out into open countryside.

For the rider, endurance helps improve horsemanship and also their fitness.

The flat farm land that surrounds Urchinwood Manor provides a superb setting for grassroots level endurance riding.

Urchinwood Manor welcomes entries from other RDA and Accessibility Mark centres, as well as riders that own their own horse or pony. Suitable horses and ponies will also be available to hire from Urchinwood Manor. Leaders will be permitted for those who are unable to ride independently.

Following on from the event on 13 June, Urchinwood Manor will then host a Championship Endurance Area Festival, to be held at Cheltenham Racecourse on 20 September, 2017.

RDA Endurance Area Festivals are a way to bring riders together and to make activities more accessible to as many riders as possible, with a strong focus on equine welfare.

Riders at the Area Festival will have the opportunity to compete over a distance of one, two, four or six kilometres

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) participation programme launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme with the aim of getting more disabled people to participate in riding.

Accessibility Mark status is awarded to a riding centre that has been approved by RDA following training and assessment. The close link with the RDA means that they offer continuous support to the establishment to ensure they provide a first class experience that aims to be hugely beneficial.

For further information contact Sally Hall at Urchinwood Manor by calling 01934 833248.

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