Endurance GB (EGB) is once again offering a Team Endurance Event to affiliated British Riding Clubs on a national scale. The competition is now in its fifth year and is continuing to grow.
An affiliated British Riding Club can have a “pool” of horse and rider combinations that are interested in competing in endurance, from which any number of teams of three to six riders can be selected. Each Riding Club can then enter their teams into any number of qualifying rides of 30 to 40km (about 20 to 25 miles). The qualifying rides can be chosen from over seventy EGB events throughout the country.
Potential riders do not need any special equipment, particular breed or type of horse to get started. Only the rider, their horse and normal riding tack is required. Riders do not have to be members of Endurance GB in order to compete, but they must be current members of their affiliated Riding Club. The Riding Clubs must declare each horse and rider combination with the national organisers before they enter any qualifying ride.
A team who completes a qualifying ride successfully will have its team score entered into a League Table for the Region in which the Club is based. A squad can then, if it chooses, enter a second or subsequent qualifying ride. The team score achieved at the second or subsequent qualifier will replace the existing score in the League Table if it is higher than the existing score. The team scores are calculated from the speed achieved over the course and the horse’s pulse at the final veterinary inspection.
The top team in each League Table for the ten Regions and the top ten teams on a national basis excluding the top ten from the League Tables will be offered a place in the Team Endurance Final at The British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance on Sunday 5th October 2014. Some wild card places may also be offered at the discretion of the national organisers. Stabling, corralling, camping, lorry parking and refreshments will be available at the venue.
The rules of the competition and full details of the Team Endurance Event can be found on the official website: www.rcteamevent.endurancegb.co.uk
Further interest please contact:
Charne Turnock Riley 01663 732219 eves or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org