Thursday, October 11, 2012

Scotland: Endurance season ends better than it started - Full Article

Published on Wednesday 10 October 2012 23:52

THE Scottish Borders Endurance Riding Club (SBERC) ended another successful and eventful season by holding their final ride of the year last week.

By all accounts this season has been challenging to say the least, with many rides being cancelled throughout the year due to the extreme weather conditions.

Nevertheless, Peter and Ashley Close of Fishwick Mains Farm near Paxton, managed to pull out all the stops in order to provide a weatherproof route with distances of 80km, 60km, 50km, and 33km as well as a 20km pleasure ride.

Competitors on the day came from as far afield as Cumbria, Durham, and Glasgow, as well as the Borders.

Some of the far-flung horses and riders stayed overnight on the Saturday and made use of the camping and corralling facilities on offer.

Riders witnessed a fantastic route out over the surrounding countryside, which consisted of quiet country lanes, lovely grassy tracks and fields, as well as disused railway line and, of course, some fantastic scenery...

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