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South East England

5th - 18th September

The penultimate leg of the relay is the South East of England which is a large region encompassing London, Kent, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and the Isle of Wight.

Being such a large region means the landscape and terrain varies from the beautiful rolling hills of the Chilterns, Cotswolds, North and South Downs to the culture and nightlife of large cities such as Oxford and London. The coastline is vast too with over 300 miles of it stretching from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent round to the New Forest and Isle of Wight in Hampshire.

The South East of England is home to two stunning national parks – the South Downs and the New Forest which is the largest area of lowland heath in Southern England and benefits from the stunning sight of native ponies and deer roaming free.

There are riding opportunities aplenty in the South East whether it be within the national parks, on the network of bridleways, at some of the big equestrian venues or on a selection of stunning private estates.

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Stella Bellem - South Downs Devils Dyke.
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Horses4Health organised events

XC Schooling at Mid Surrey Pony Club, Tadworth KT20

Monday 6th September 2021

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Park & Ride at Berkshire College of Agriculture

Saturday 18th September 2021

BCA has created over two miles of off-road grass rides, taking you around the perimeter of the College campus, linking up with the Knowl Hill Bridleway Circuit, providing a further 12 miles on the North Route and 13 miles on the South Route.

To book go to https://www.bca.ac.uk/equine-centre/park-ride/ where code GH4H2021# must be entered in the Voucher Code field at check-out. There is a cost of £10 payable to BCA directly at point of booking but no other charges are applicable. However, fundraising via the Donate button on the homepage of this website would be very much appreciated

Entries will close on Monday 13th September 2021 to allow sufficient time to validate that all entries are bone fida Horses4health registered participants. To avoid disappointment, register today!

Knepp Wildlands Estate Ride, Dial Post, Horsham West Sussex, RH13 8NN

Thursday 16th September 2021 10am

Group ride of a maximum of 30 participants. Free parking.

 

Riding across wildlands on private routes which are not freely available to the public as well as some Public Bridleways.

8-10 mile ride as one group.

 

NB: there are free-roaming long horn cattle, deer, stags, Exmoor ponies and Tamworth pigs on the wildlands estate which are likely to be encountered during the ride. No lead reins on this ride due to terrain and wildlife. This will be a trot / canter ride through woodland and fields with very minimal roadwork.  Min. Sponsorship £30 per rider.

e-mail info@horses4health.co.uk to book.

Dragons Green Estate Ride, West Sussex, RH13 with Prosecco refreshments!

Thursday 9th September 2021. Various slots from 10am onwards

8 - 10 mile guided ride in small groups of a maximum of 8 - 10 participants across private land by kind permission of Lady Louise Burrell. Option of a shorter 5 mile route. Free parking.

The ride will be at a pace to suit each group so if you prefer a quiet ride just state this at time of booking and we'll make it happen for you! You'll ride through amazing farm and woodland, where there will be optional jumps (dependent on ground). Plenty of opportunities for long trots, canters & gallops. This is land you would not ordinarily get a chance to ride on and takes in some beautiful countryside. Minimal roadwork (literally a few metres here & there!)

Dress-code: Rat-catcher (cream jods, tweed jackets, shirt & tie).

Minimum sponsorship to be raised by each rider = £35 to be donated in your name via the Donate button on the homepage of this website. That's just 7 people donating £5 each! Email your booking request to info@horses4health.co.uk quoting your name, preferred group pace (walk / walk & trot / walk, trot & canter ). Please advise if you will require parking & whether 3.5t, 7.5t or trailer. Times will be from 10.00am onwards, with last ride at 4.00pm. Please advise whether you wish to do 5 or 10 mile event.

More events in the South East coming soon!

Local events and rides during the Relay

Please note, the below rides are not organised by Horses4Health and are just a selection of events on in the area.

 

Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th July 2021 - Royal Windsor Horse Show

More information at www.rwhs.co.uk

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2021 - Windsor Lions sponsored Cross Country Horse Ride, Windsor Great Park

More information and booking at www.windsorlions.co.uk

Sunday 12th September 2021 - Glynde Charity Ride and Dog Walk, Great Farm, Glynde BN8 6TB

More information and booking at www.horse-events.co.uk

Local riding routes

More information on riding routes coming soon.