Welcome to the Wessex Group
- Sun, 02 MaySimsay Field02 May, 08:00Simsay Field, Long St, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7JG, UK42km is a sweeping loop across scenic Dorset downland and tracks, practically all off-road. Some steep climbs, with lots of cantering opportunities. Stewarded crossings of busy rural roads with only two very short stretches of road to ride. Off-road crew points and lots of water troughs makes this e
- Sun, 13 JunPiddletrenthide13 Jun, 08:00Piddletrenthide, Piddletrenthide, Dorchester DT2 7RF, UKMostly on grassy bridleways and farm tracks through the Piddle Valley with very little roadwork and some shallow rivers. No river crossing on the 16km route. As many gates as possible will be open/manned, usually requires little or no gate allowance.
- Sun, 01 AugDorset01 Aug, 08:00Dorset, Wareham Forest, Wareham BH20, UKA stunningly beautiful ride which will ride fast, and with very few gates. The route includes woodlands, excellent tracks for fast trotting & cantering, open sandy heathland and on the northern section chalk downland with plenty of turf. 5% roadwork.
- Sun, 08 AugTreborough Common,
- Sun, 12 SepBonham Airfield
- Sat, 23 MayExford Showground
Many of the photos on this website are courtesy of Ian Wigley, David Saunders Photography, AGC Photography, Eric Jones and Rex Photography (who covered many of our rides but sadly are no longer in existence). However, we welcome members’ own pictures too which you can send in as .jpeg files via facebook.
Welcome to Endurance GB Wessex Group, one of the largest of EGB's regional groups, comprising the counties of Wiltshire, Dorset & Somerset.
The aim of the Wessex Group is to provide information and support to members, or would-be members, whatever their aspirations. Contact details for Committee members can be found on the Wessex Committee page or you can get in touch via the Contact Us form
Endurance riding can be loosely defined as 'competitive long-distance riding' and endurance rides have been in existence in Britain since the early '70's. The sport has evolved over the years to a point where success at top level requires an almost scientific attention to detail in terms of feeding and training; however it still provides plenty of scope for the majority of riders whose ambition is simply to enjoy the sport to the best of their horse's ability