Wednesday, March 06, 2019

A Packed Endurance Season for Great Britain Gets Underway

Everythinghorseuk.co.uk - Full Article

05/03/2019
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Endurance riders across the country completed their first competitive miles of 2019 at events in the New Forest (3 March). This weekend will see competition in Staffordshire, Surrey and Carmarthenshire, at the start of what looks set to be a busy Endurance GB season.

The endurance calendar opened with a new competitive ride, the New Forest Runway. Formerly a pleasure ride, this event was based from an old WW2 airfield, which takes place from Fritham near Lyndhurst.

Biosecurity measures will be in place and at other Endurance GB rides in March, in the light of guidance from the British Equestrian Federation concerning the recent Equine Flu outbreak. The guidance included the go-ahead for competition on the consideration that all horses taking part should have vaccinations fully up to date.

With a number of new rides, including two additions to the FEI calendar and an extended season which continues until 20th October for the first time, the 2019 Endurance GB season sees the sport poised for growth.

The Golden Horseshoe on Exmoor, now in its 54th year and being staged for the third time over a weekend (18-19 May) retains its iconic place in the sport’s calendar as the UK’s oldest and arguably one of the toughest competitive endurance rides...

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