BHS & Equine Grass Sickness Fund Ride at Oasby, 11th May

Campaign Details

Grass sickness is a devastating equine disease. Prevalent throughout the British Isles, it’s fatal in both its acute and subacute forms and extremely distressing. Along with the Equine Grass Sickness Fund and the Animal Health Trust, The British Horse Society is supporting pilot tests of a new vaccine which could eradicate this condition forever, but we need your help to raise money for a full clinical trial.

The Fabulous Five’s EGS Awareness Rides

These rides are to commemorate the lives lost to EGS and celebrate the survivors. The idea to organise a series of rides all taking place during two weekends in May 2014 came from a group of people who had all been directly affected by this devastating disease and hatched the plan through their Facebook page.

The ride taking place in Lincolnshire is as a result of the BHS and the Fabulous Five’s EGS Awareness Ride joining forces to raise as much as possible for the fund. Many people are giving up their time and given sponsorship to make this happen and your support will help. Everything you give will go to the EGS fund!

Routes

Starting at Foxdale, Oasby, Nr Grantham Lincolnshire NG32 3NA – by kind permission of Mr & Mrs N Wild.

There will be three options:

1. 9:15am-3pm approximately three miles – lead rein and first ridden in contained fields.
2. 9:15am-1pm approximately seven miles – novice, but capable of controlling horse on road and in company.
3. 9:15-11ams approximately 13 miles – longer ride for more advanced riders can be ridden twice for endurance riders wishing to do the distance.

Riders and groups will start off at approximately 10 minute intervals.

If you plan to ride in a group please make this clear on your booking form and when you sign in.

Part of the longer route will take you along a quiet lane, however there are very wide verges and there will be stewards and warning signs for other road users.

Please respect other route users – walk when passing or meeting pedestrians or slower riders.

Entry Fees

Must be booked in advance: adults – £15; children – £5  Fees are non- refundable

Download Ride Rules and Booking form (pdf)

For more information contact Julie Doorne