L. R. B. A. Rides
We have an exciting and varied programme of rides each year. To enter each ride, please fill in the Ride Entry Form and send it by post, with a cheque for the ride fee and a stamped addressed envelope for maps and ride instructions, to the organiser on the Rides Programme. In the future, we hope to handle the majority of the ride entries online using BACS payment for entry, when we have found an effective way of coordinating payments to the treasurer with the ride organiser’s entry list. Also we have a PDF covering Ride Information, that is worth reading. For other Non LRBA Rides please Click Here.
All riders must be members. The ride fees for 2018 are £10 for adults and £5 for under-18s, except that under-18s get their first ride in the year free of charge. Before becoming a LRBA member you will need to read and accept our Ride Rules and Information by clicking on the Green Tick at the end of the form which will then take you to our Membership Form. To proceed to our PDF Ride Rules & Information Form, please Click Here. To download your Adobe PDF Reader please Click Here.
We sometimes have an official L.R.B.A. photographer at our rides. Because we cannot display photographs on our Facebook page or Website of riders under-18 without permission from their parent or guardian, we have a form available for ALL our under-18 members on which parents or guardians can either give or withhold their permission. The letter explaining this can be Viewed Here. To view/print a copy of the PDF form, please Click Here and to download your Adobe PDF Reader please Click Here.
GATES There is an excellent video on opening gates from horseback on Youtube, Click Here to view. It is important that riders and their horses should acquire gate skills but difficult gates should not be tolerated. They should be reported to the relevant county council. They will negotiate with the farmer who is allowed to install the gates to keep his/her stock in its right place but must also make sure that they do not unduly obstruct the public using the public highways (byways and bridleways).
Ride entries should reach the ride organiser at least one week before the ride date. Some rides have limited entry numbers because of restricted availability of parking and entries for these are first come, first served.
Who to Contact - IN ALL CASES, the EXACT location of the problem will be needed. Bridleway and Highway systems usually have maps for this but if not give a grid reference (at least 6 figures preceded by the 2 relevant letters - see OS maps for instructions). Take care at or near County Boundaries! Please send a copy email to: firstname.lastname@example.org so that the LRBA can chase if necessary. If you are reporting to the Police, please also report to the BHS on www.bhs.org.uk/our-work/safety/report-an-incident. To view our list of contact details, please click here and then click on the link you need for your County and type of problem.
PLEASE REMEMBER ALL RIDERS MUST BE AN LRBA MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN RIDES.
Ride Entry Form
Please send your completed Ride Entry Form and cheque, made payable to the LRBA to the Ride Organsier.
Should a "Ride" have to be cancelled we will update our home page with the information as soon as posible. Please check back nearer the Ride date for any new updates, and if in doubt please always contact the Ride Organiser.
To view or print a PDF of this Ride Form, please click here or on the image.
There is a programme of 10 rides, spread over the two counties and their neighbouring border counties.
Some of the rides are at weekends; others are in mid-week evenings.
This year there will be a special camping weekend at Gretton in August.
To view or print a PDF of this Ride Programme, please click here or on the image.
Bring yourself; your horse; your partner; their horse/bicycle/walking boots and enjoy a weekend riding and exploring the countryside just over the border in Northamptonshire.
There are many routes available on bridleways, permissive paths, quiet country lanes and slightly busier country roads.
To view or print a PDF of this years Gretton Camp, please click here or on the image.
On arrival, each rider MUST deposit with the Ride Organiser an “Emergency Envelope” with their name on the front and containing all instructions on getting the horse back home in case of an accident to the rider.
Please reclaim the envelope at the end of the ride. Please bring the horse’s passport and show to the Ride Organiser.
To view or print a PDF of this Ride Information, please click here or on the image.
Trailer problem on the way to a Ride
About half way to the Two Counties Challenge Ride last Saturday, we noticed smoke coming from the nearside rear wheel of the trailer. The tyre was completely shredded. We have Organisation of Horsebox and Trailer Owners (OHTO) cover so I rang the tyre number and in less than an hour, a nice man came from Corby with a new tyre.
When he saw the condition of the rim, he put the spare on instead and we continued to the venue. As we arrived the organiser noticed smoke still coming from the same trailer wheel. I called OHTO again and explained that it must have been a seized brake rather than a burst tyre that caused the problem. They said no problem and sent out an RAC man to assess the situation. The organiser dealt with him when he arrived 40 minutes later we had gone on the ride. He was totally unfazed, having encountered this problem before and removed the wrecked brake components so that we could cautiously get home with brakes on three wheels.
The service was excellent in my opinion and well worth the £53 per year (reduced from £78 as we have car breakdown cover with Ford Assistance) that it costs. They would have got the car, trailer and horses back home or to a garage if we had needed them to. Any bill for parts would have been invoiced later at cost. They use PRP as do RAC Trailer Assist and NFU.
You should find all the information you need in the various sections of this website; but if you feel something is missing and there is more you feel we need to include, then please get in touch with us at email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you, do come and visit us again soon and we hope to see you at one of our events.