Welcome to the Wessex Group

Upcoming Events

  • Snowdrop Pleasure Ride
    Sun, Feb 14
    Bonham Airfield, Stourton
    Feb 14, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Bonham Airfield, Stourton, BA12 6PX
    Join us for the first Pleasure ride of 2021
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  • Hardy's Ride - Cancelled- We hope to reschedule later in the year
    Sun, Apr 05
    DT2 9HF
    Apr 05, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 7:00 AM – May 24, 2020, 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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  • Bonham -TBC
    Sun, Sep 13
    Bonham Airfield
    Sep 13, 2020, 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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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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