all four members of the East Cheshire Endurance Riding Club team were selected to be part of a fourteen strong North West Endurance Team at the Inter Regional Championships held at the Cranwich Ride last weekend (15/16 August).
Seven teams from all over the country took part in this annual event held this year in Thetford Forest on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Team members rode a selection of distances with the aim of achieving a fast time but finishing with a sound horse with a low heart rate that would be passed as fit to continue by the ride veterinary judges. The routes were idyllic covering mostly grassy forest tracks which enabled some fast speeds. The weather was perfect & the company good so a great time was had by everyone.
All of us were successful in our various classes ( Pat – 84 km over two days, Jane – 42 km, Joy – 42 km & Jean – 33 km) The final result was that the North West team were placed 2nd which was excellent. The winners beat us by a single point!
The EGB Riding Clubs Final takes place in Leicestershire on 19th September and we have qualified as the top points holders in our region.