The Borders 50
14 Jul 18
The Borders 50
Saturday, 14th July 2018
A 50 MILE UNSUPPORTED 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, rather than depending on a crew. The route will not be marked on the ground, apart from any point of uncertainty , so there is also the challenge of using your map to follow the route.
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.
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.
Horses must be a minimum of 8 years of age on 1 January 2018.
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. Juniors under the age of 16 years of age are not permitted to enter.
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.