Welcome to the Wessex Group

Upcoming Events
Piddle Ride -CANCELLED
Sun, Jul 12
Piddletrenthide
Jul 12, 7:00 AM
Piddletrenthide, Piddletrenthide, Dorchester DT2 7RF, UK
Mostly 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.
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Phoenix - CANCELLED
Sun, Aug 09
Treborough Common,
Aug 09, 7:00 AM
Treborough Common,, Watchet TA23 0LQ, UK
Varied terrain over open hills, farmland and forest tracks with two loops for the longer distances. Beautiful views with good going. Gates will be tied open or stewarded wherever possible. Less than 10% roadwork on each loop.
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Tresham - CANCELLED
Sun, Aug 30
Castle Farm
Aug 30, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Castle Farm, The St, Leighterton, Tetbury GL8 8UN, UK
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Bonham Pleasure Ride -TBC
Sat, Sep 12
Bonham Airfield
Sep 12, 9:40 AM
Bonham Airfield, Stourton, Warminster BA12 6PX, UK
The routes will be around the woods and offer shorter pleasure ride distances of 7k and 14k
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Bonham -TBC
Sun, Sep 13
Bonham Airfield
Sep 13, 7:00 AM
Bonham Airfield, Stourton, Warminster BA12 6PX, UK
A mix of woodland tracks and grassy downs with plenty of opportunity to canter. One ford crossing on 40 and 32 km loops Estimated % of tarmac: less than 10%
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Hardy's Ride - Cancelled- We hope to reschedule later in the year
Sun, Apr 05
DT2 9HF
Apr 05, 7:00 AM
DT2 9HF, Longlands Dairy Field, Littlebredy
Beautiful scenery. Going mostly on grassy bridleways, with stunning section of old turf, amazing sea views and fantastic cantering, varied hilly terrain.
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Cerne Pleasure Ride - Cancelled. We hope to reschedule later in the year
Sat, May 02
DT2 7JG
May 02, 9:00 AM
DT2 7JG, Long St, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7JG, UK
This year Wessex are running a Group Pleasure ride on the Saturday before our national Cerne Giant Ride. Short distances and no vetting / trot up. Ideal to find out more about endurance.
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Cerne Giant - Cancelled. We hope to reschedule later in the year
Sun, May 03
Simsay Field
May 03, 7:00 AM
Simsay Field, Long St, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7JG, UK
GERs based on a single 42 km loop crossing amazing Dorset downland, tracks and fields with the most fantastic views and going. Some steep climbs but lots of cantering opportunities.
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The Golden Horseshoe - Cancelled. We hope to reschedule later in the year
Sat, May 23
Exford Showground
May 23, 7:00 AM – May 24, 11:00 AM
Exford Showground, Exford, Minehead TA24 7ND, UK
Majority of ride on Exmoor moorland, with some bridleways, tracks, fields and small amount of roadwork in between.
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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

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