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Results from Lindum and Keysoe

 

RIDE REPORT FROM DOLPHINHOLME

The Monday before the ride we were notified by the venue that unless the weather improved the ride would have to be cancelled due to ground conditions. So Janet and I spent the evening advising people by text, EGB website and Facebook that it was likely the ride would not happen. Then late Wednesday evening we were told the ride could go ahead after all though with some changes to the anticipated route. Friday saw Janet and I walking the lanes, fells and bridleways around the area marking routes ready for Saturday’s event and having last minute chats with the landowners whose land we were crossing before heading off to the Apple Store for a pretty late lunch. We were more than a little worried that the weather would break again and force the dreaded cancellation.

On Saturday the weather was fantastic. Although the route had to be altered because of ground conditions and was boggy in some parts, the majority of the 49 riders seemed to really enjoy the day, especially the views across Morecambe Bay from above Fell End. Most of our riders were non-EGB members and they seemed to enjoy themselves tremendously, let’s hope they enjoyed it so much that they want to do it again and again. We would like to say thanks to all the riders who went carefully along the bridleway at Lane Head. As we discovered on Friday this actually passed through someone’s front garden, must remember that for next time. A few riders did seem to get lost here and there but everyone ultimately got back safe and sound to the venue. Perhaps we should’ve put more markers out but we assumed that because the route incorporated designated bridleways and was marked as such on the OS map and on posts it was obvious where the route lay. Obviously a case of assume nothing.

Beth Eastham of JustBE photography was there on the day and took some super pictures. Please have a look at the ride photos on her website or via Facebook. Beth is also doing a write up about the ride which will be in Lancashire Life and will include some pictures of the event.

Many thanks have to go to Helen and Kenny at Swainshead Farm, Ayurveda Northern Approach for permitting access across their land for last Saturday (please note this part of the ride was only accessible for the day). Finally big Thanks to Dolphinholme Country Ride for allowing us to use their super facilities.
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Harwood Dale Sunday 14th August

Well done Linda Cowperthwaite, Evelyn Helme and BHA Sultan (Freddie), winners of the 65km best condition at Harwood Dale today. 

 


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Euston Park Saturday 13th August.

Congratulations to Kate Atkinson and Tannasg Psyches Realm winner of the 120km 2* YR at 19.9kph at Euston Park… AND winner of the Best Condition Award. A massive well done from all at EGB.

 

 

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Lindum Spirit 27th to 31st July

North West team take first place in the Inter Regional Championships, well done to all involved and a huge thank you to our host Thay Stephenson and all of her team.A fantastic ride for Izzy Wilson who came 3rd in a big class competing in the 160km.

 

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Congratulations to Jamie Houghton and Sarah Bamber for winning the Inter Regionals Pleasure Pair Class.

 

 

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National Championships at Keysoe

Congratulations to Katie Atkinson. Winner of Keysoe CEI Young Rider 120 and crowned ENational Championships at Keyso endurance GB National Young Rider Champion. Well done! Endurance GB Young Riders.

A short ride report from the FEI class from Keysoe. 
KEYSOE FEI
 
Four Lancashire riders headed to Keysoe for the FEI International CEI ** classes last weekend. Two Young Riders, Katie Atkinson on HS Prosper & Emily Mchugh on another of the Atkinson’s horses Ibn Derkisha. The hotly contested open 120km ** class had 5 horses from the UAE stables along with Jackie Lloyd on Khafifa BJ & Linda  Cowperthwaite on Maraday Mystaron. Letting the UAE do their own speedy way leaving Linda & Jackie to be the leading Brits around the route what was developing into a warm day with temperatures hitting 25oC, lots of tight turns and hard ground; a big ask on our horses and making the crews work very hard. Unfortunately we lost Emily at Vetgate 1. On phase 3 Katie caught up with Linda & Jackie and all 3 riders continued to work as a team to keep spirits up as the horses hit the 100km mark in the heat of the day. At the final veterinary check Jackie presented first with Khalifa with Maraday Mystaron 40 seconds behind and Katies horse 2 minutes later. All hands on deck as compulsory re-presentation at this vetgate,  all horses safely through. Jackie would be setting out first of the Lancashire trio and in 3rd place of the 120km class at this point. A slight mix up with my times delayed my departure but I decided to wait with Katie and set off on the final loop together as our horses had worked well on the previous phase. Maraday Mystaron showed his experience and knew he was on the final loop and was bouncing along. We caught up with Khalifa and so all 3 Lancashire horses together, was a great sight. As we turned on to the final leg on to the cross country course Katie took a pull to leave Jackie and I to battle it out, no battle we’re mates but Maraday Mystaron was focused on getting to the finish line. He hasn’t forgiven me for pulling him back at Kings Forest earlier in the year. At the final vetting sadly Khalifa was found to have a sight hind lameness, very disheartening but Khalifa did the distance and will be back fighting to get that 120km under his belt. Maraday Mystaron & HS Prosper both passed the final vetting resulting in Katie winning her CEI** Young Rider class & crowned Endurance GB National Champion and Maraday Mystaron 3rd in the Open CEI ** and the 1st British rider home. Excellent results in a tough international race.
 
  2 photos attached taken by us. Khalifa & Ron at the start & our crews hard at work as the day got hotter.
 
Linda Cowperthwaite

 

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Saturday 24th September  2016
Barton Ride. Lancashire Group.
Saturday 24th September 2016
10 or 15 Miles, quiet lanes and bridle-paths. Hard Standing, Toilets/Cafe, no water. Barton Equestrian Centre, Bilsborrow Lane, Bilsborrow, Preston Lancs, PR3 0RR.
Entries to:- Maxine Braithwaite 07961002563   33a Rainhall Rd, Barnoldswick, Lancs BB1 85DR.
Enquiries to :- Janet Bebbington on 01995 670887 07709329963 jbebbington@btinternet.com.
One more helper required please
Please down load Social Ride entry form 2016

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Saturday 8th October 2016
Formby Breeze Pleasure Ride Lancashire Group.
Entries and Enquiries to:- Glenda Griffin  07714753576 (before 9pm)  email g.g135lark@hotmail.com
Helpers required Sat
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Sat 15th October 2016
Delamere/Pleasure ride. (To be Confirmed).
For more information please visit:- http://www.endurancegbcheshire.co.uk/

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Sunday 23rd October 2016
Croal Irwell Valley. Lancashire Group.
Pleasure Ride
Entries to:- Cath Houghton 2 Hedgerows Rd, Leyland, Lancs PR25 3JZ
Enquiries to:- Cath Houghton 07570 880233 cathrynhoughton@gmail.com
Helpers required     Sat     Sun
Please down load Social Ride entry form 2016

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Past Ride Photos.

Lancashire riders at Kings Forest

Saturday 18th June 2016.
Wardle Bridleways 30th Anniversary ride.

Once again a big thank you to Sarah Bamber  Nicky Clark and their helpers for the very well organised Wardle Bridleways Pleasure Ride, wonderfully marked a great fun day with yummy refreshments afterwards.

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Sunday 22nd May 2016
Piethorn Lancashire Group
Sarah Bamber & Nicky Clark

A big thank you to Sarah Bamber  Nicky Clark and all your helpers for the very well organised Piethorn Pleasure Ride, weather was good and the views and markings were fantastic.

Marking the ride is not an easy task.

Enjoying the rides is a lot easier.

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Sun 10th April 2016 Photos.
Croal Irwell Valley Pleasure Ride. Lancashire Group.
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Sun 24th April 2016 Photos
Ulnes Walton Bridleways. Lancashire Group.
Ulnes Walton Wander.

 

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