The Borders 50
25 Jul 2020
The Borders 50
Saturday, 25th July 2020
A CHALLENGING 50 MILE LONG DISTANCE HORSE RIDE IN THE CHEVIOT HILLS
'To finish is to win'
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.
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
Dates and Status
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