The Borders 50

25 Jul 2020

The Borders 50 accepts sign-ups by application, which the organiser approves. You may apply now. When you've completed your personal details, you can authenticate your card details so that the organiser can approve your Application and instruct us to complete your payment.

Organiser's Description

                                 The Borders 50

                            Saturday, 25th July  2020

                   A CHALLENGING 50 MILE LONG DISTANCE HORSE RIDE IN THE CHEVIOT HILLS

                                                    'To finish is to win'

THE CHALLENGE

This ride challenges the rider’s and horse’s fitness in remote hill country in the Cheviot Hills, which make up the borderlands between England and Scotland.  In addition it challenges the rider’s ability to look after themselves, as outside assistance is restricted to vet halts only.   The route map will be provided as a gpx file.  To follow it correctly riders are encouraged to prepare well and ensure their map reading skills are sufficient to cope.  The route will only be marked at points of uncertainty.

Target time for completion is 12 hours.

ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Entries will be considered from riders and horses that have successfully completed rides of 50 miles (80km) or above within a day, preferably, but not necessarily, as a combination.  Completion of a one day 80km ride within the previous 12 months is recommended.  These rides will have taken place organised by an established endurance association. 

Those who have successfully completed a long distance, i.e. in excess of 80km multi- day endurance ride within the previous 12 months will also be considered.

Entries will also be encouraged from any horse /rider combination who are not affiliated to any endurance association, if they can prove they have substantial long distance riding experience.

As with most rules, there can  be exceptions, so if you consider that you may be one of them please contact us.

Horses must be a minimum of 8 years of age on 1 January 2020. 

Riders under the age of 18 years of age will only be considered if accompanied by   a  suitably qualified adult at all times out on the course. 

Compliance with the entry criteria does not guarantee acceptance to the ride. The number of entries will be limited.  Confirmation of your accepted entry will be sent to you after being reviewed by the organising panel, which includes an experienced endurance vet. Their decision regarding entry will be final.

Prices

The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 25/07/2020

Status: Application

Total Places: 35

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Colin Sykes

07464 797207

 

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