EBA Members Get Reduced Entry Rates

It is only £15.00 to join Essex Bridleways Association (and free if you are under 16 yrs) so why not save up to £5.00 on every ride entry and become a member NOW? Reduced ride entry rates apply as soon as you have joined and membership is for a full year from the date you join.

To become a member, you can either join online or download a membership form

Click on the event for more details or to enter. Please note - Rides open for entries about a month before the ride date.

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Ride NameLocationStatusRide DateClosing DateMembers PriceNon-Members Price
Epping Forest Lead rein Ride (Saturday) Epping Forest, Chingford Plain, E4 7QJ Closed 21/10/2017 16/10/2017 £15.00 £20.00
AGM Keene Hall, Galleywood, Nr Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8PT Open 09/11/2017 09/11/2017 £0.00 £0.00
Epping Xmas Ride (members only) (Saturday) Epping E4 7QJ Not yet open 02/12/2017 27/11/2017 £15.00 £0.00
Holkham Beach Holiday Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, PE31 8HN Open 11/05/2018 01/04/2018 £0.00 £0.00

Previous Rides from this year

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Ride NameLocationRide Date 
DanburyNear Chelmsford CM3 4PG 08/10/2017

Completed by 174 riders.

Always our most popular ride. A variety of hilly tracks through the woods, country lanes, surfaced bridleways and field edges.  It will include the (optional) cross country jumps at Riffhams. Choice of 8 or 11 miles.


HighwoodNear Chelmsford CM1 3QF 10/09/2017

119 happy riders had a great time on the Highwood ride.  A lovely autumn day, and we were all cleared up and away before the rain came.

A varied route through lovely countryside with great views; woodland, bridleways, and long canters on the wide grassy tracks round Fingrith Hall and Howletts Hall with some optional jumps (some private land, only available for this ride).  Very little road work.  Choice of 13 miles or shorter option of 9 miles.

Ashfields Great Canfield CM6 1JU 13/08/2017

Starting from the very posh venue of Ashfields Carriage and Polo centre, you get to ride on some of their private headland tracks and other local bridleways and minor roads. Choice of 11 miles or 8 miles. Completed by 119 riders


Spains HallFinchingfield CM7 4NL 23/07/2017


A lovely ride over the estate grounds and farmland of Spains Hall. All on grass headland and farm tracks (except for 500yards on very quiet country road). New route this year to avoid the Pigs!  Choice of 7 or 11 miles. Completed by 117 riders


Epping Forest Summer Ride (Saturday)Epping Forest, Chingford Plain, E4 7QJ 01/07/2017

Completed by 85 riders lovely ride with one point where you get a spectacular view of the lea valley reservoir and London.

A completely different route to our winter ride that takes in some of the softer grassy tracks and shady routes through the forest and surrounding area that you might not know. Approx 11 miles with a shorter option of 7 miles.

Hatfield Forest Lead Rein Ride (Saturday)Near Bishops Stortford CM22 6NE 17/06/2017

Completed by 12 hot and happy riders

A chance for children and beginners to be led around a 3 mile route in this wonderful ancient forest on wide grassy clearings and tracks between the trees, all contained within the forest.

Riders MUST be led on foot and will go out with a guide in groups of 10. There will be an optional Nature Hunt to do as you go round. The ride will take place in walk with one or two very short trots if the group all agree that they wish to trot.

Suitable for children or beginners. Limited to 40 riders, only 20 spaces showing to start with will add extra time slots if these fill. 

Don't forget that children under 16 can join EBA for free and as members they will get a £5 reduction on the entry fee. You can join on-line before entering the ride.

Normal Hatfield Forest parking fee of £6 per lorry/trailer will apply in addition to your entry fee. However parking is free for members of the National Trust.


Hatfield Forest (Saturday FULLNear Bishops Stortford CM22 6NE 03/06/2017

Completed by about 135 riders  such a wonderful ride. We are so lucky to be able to ride in such a wonderful place.

chance to ride in this wonderful ancient forest on wide grassy clearings and tracks between the trees.  The shorter 7 mile ride is contained within the forest, the longer 10 mile ride includes some minor roads. Entries limited to 150 riders

Berwick FarmBerwick Lane, Chipping Ongar, CM5 9PY 07/05/2017

A mixture of bridleways, byways, headland tracks and minor roads that all join up to provide a lovely 12 mile or 9 mile ride in the countryside with some fine views.

 Completed by 100 riders.


Marriages Rotary Ride (not an EBA ride)Chignal Smealey CM1 4ST 22/04/2017

THIS IS NOT AN EBA RIDE - We advertise it because some of the proceeeds are kindly donated to EBA.


Rotary Club Of Chelmer Bridge

Spring Horse Ride

22nd April 2017

Around private land and bridleways of the Chignals and Mashbury on the NW of Chelmsford

Proceeds to Essex Wildlife Trust and Essex Bridleways Association

Starting at Beaumont Otes, Chignal Smealey CM1 4ST

A ride of approximately 10 miles over private land and bridleways with little road work

13 mile option with 1 mile country lane

Includes a few optional jumps

Well signed

Ample open field parking

Rosettes for all participants

£15.00 entry fee

For more information and entry forms please ring

Richard Marriage 07768 073264

Download entry form below or email for entry form


Thetford Forest Holiday (Members Only) Little Lodge,Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0TX. 21/04/2017


Friday 21st April - Monday 24th April 2017

This is our very popular Thetford Holiday weekend where we stay at Little Lodge in the centre of Thetford Forest and ride out each day on the lovely sandy grassy tracks between the trees. On the Sunday there is even a chance to drive the 1hr 15 min north to ride on the very beautiful Holkham beach.

The cost is approx £175 for the three nights, including accommodation for yourself and your horse.

Sorry this is now full but look out for our holiday next year. Places are always offered on a first come first served basis but to give a chance to as many of our riders as possible we will give priority to members who have never been on holiday with us before.


Middlewick FarmSouthminster CM0 7JQ 02/04/2017

Completed by 118 very happy riders, many having their first outing of the season and all enjoying the beautiful weather and good going.

Very flat with some lovely grassy tracks around Middlewick Farm.  A few very minor roads with very little traffic. Some optional jumps as well. A choice of 3 mile, 7 mile or 10 mile routes.