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BHS Challenge Rides 2017

BHS Challenge Rides

BHS Welfare works to improve the lives of horses across the UK and has more equine Welfare Officers than any other UK organisation.

They are able to offer a lifeline to more than 8,000 horses per year. Current initiatives include the “Think before you breed” campaign; the “Friend at the End” support scheme (FATE); and the “Grass Sickness” campaign.

Each Challenge Ride is carefully constructed and combines a great route with sound horses, reliable tack and top-notch local guides. Above all, Riding Challenges are group activities (usually 10 riders) and it's a shared experience.

A BHS Riding Challenge is achievable by any rider who cares about horses and rides regularly (once or twice a week). Everyone enjoys the experience of a lifetime and raise money that is crucial to the welfare work. Saddle-up and enjoy a life-changing experience.

This really does put the fun in fundraising! For more information on the British Horse Society www.bhs.org.uk or contact Wendy Minor at BHS (Welfare) wendy.minor@bhs.org.uk or Venture Co.

Challenge Rides 2017

India - Riding with Kings

23rd Sept to 4th Oct 2017
14 days in Rajasthan aboard Marwari horses which are forward-going, well-schooled and quick! Explore the heritage of the Shekhawati region famous for the painted “havelis” or merchant’s mansions. We stay in castles, hevalis and a charming Jaipur town-house.

Explore India

Chile - The Andes Crossing

18th to 29th Nov 2017
10 days: a ride through Patagonia from Chile, through the Andes to Argentina exploring the Chilean Lake District along old smuggler’s routes and drovers' roads that criss-cross rivers, skirt around lakes and lead through towering forests

Explore Chile

Spain - Alpujarra Trail

22nd to 30th July 2017
8 days: Las Alpujarras is the name of the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The horses are Andalusian and crosses. English and Western tack available. Sound trails, spectacular mountain views and a fantastic riding experience!

Explore Spain

The Balotra Horse Fair Ride

14th to 26th March 2017
In the southwest corner of Rajasthan, sitting on the bank of the River Luni, is the annual market gathering that is the horse-and-camel fair wonder known as Balotra. It’s not unusual to see 1,000 Marwari horses, 20,000 camels and 40,000 bullocks assembled in the flat expanse of the sandy riverbed.

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The Namib Desert Ride

8th to 19th April 2017
Visit the iconic “dune 45”at Sossusvlei; the entire desert is multi-coloured and a world heritage site; the game is desert-adapted; a great deal of the ride is “fenceless” with unrestricted canters across the plains. This Namibia horse ride was voted “The toughest commercially available ride in the World”. It is also, and undeniably, the ride of a lifetime.

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How to book your British Horse Society Challenge Ride

So, if you’re looking for a challenge and want to do something to show your support for British horses, saddle up and enjoy a life-changing experience. This really does put the fun in fundraising! For more information on the British Horse Society visit: www.bhs.org.uk or contact Wendy Minor at BHS (Welfare) at wendy.minor@bhs.org.uk or contact Venture Co.

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