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Ride NameLocationStatusRide DateClosing DateMembers PriceNon-Members Price
Epping Xmas Ride (members only) (Saturday) SORRY FULL Epping E4 7QJ Closed 02/12/2017 27/11/2017 £15.00 £0.00
Middlewick Farm Southminster CM0 7JQ Not yet open 15/04/2018 09/04/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Berwick Farm Berwick Lane, Chipping Ongar, CM5 9PY Not yet open 06/05/2018 30/04/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Holkham Beach Holiday (waiting list) Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, PE31 8HN Open 11/05/2018 01/04/2018 £0.00 £0.00
Hatfield Forest (Saturday) Near Bishops Stortford CM22 6NE Not yet open 09/06/2018 04/06/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Little Easton Near Dunmow CM6 2JE Not yet open 01/07/2018 25/06/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Epping Forest Summer Ride (Saturday) Epping Forest, Chingford Plain, E4 7QJ Not yet open 28/07/2018 23/07/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Spains Hall Finchingfield CM7 4NL Not yet open 19/08/2018 13/08/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Highwood Near Chelmsford CM1 3QF Not yet open 09/09/2018 03/09/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Danbury Near Chelmsford CM3 4PG Not yet open 07/10/2018 01/10/2018 £15.00 £20.00
Epping Forest (Saturday) Epping Forest, Chingford Plain E4 7QH Members Only Not yet open 01/12/2018 26/11/2018 £15.00 £0.00
Our 2019 holiday weekend - Thetford Forest Little Lodge, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0TX. Not yet open 03/05/2019 01/04/2019 £175.00 £0.00

Previous Rides from this year

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Ride NameLocationRide Date 
AGM 7.00pmKeene Hall, Galleywood, Nr Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8PT 09/11/2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Open to members and non members

7.00pm for 7.30pm start at Keene Hall, Galleywood, Nr Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8PT

A chance to meet the committee, get an update on how we are doing, have your say. With great raffle prizes, lovely cakes and a guest speaker Alan Hiscox who will give a presentation the BHS DEAD SLOW campaign -  why would you not come?

Alan Hiscox is the strategic lead for the implementation and management of the BHS’s charitable objectives regarding safety for horse riders. He is also responsible for assessing current and potential opportunities to develop all aspects of safety within equestrian sector.

Alan served 26 years in the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch and 14 years as chief equitation officer at the Met Police’s Training School.

This presentation will cover:

•The current stats regarding incidents involving horses and vehicles

•The BHS’s  ‘Dead Slow’ campaign. Safer Drivers, Safer Riders, Safer Horses

•The next steps – driver education, influencing driver behaviour.



Epping Forest Lead rein Ride (Saturday) CANCELLEDEpping Forest, Chingford Plain, E4 7QJ 21/10/2017

20/10/17 6.00pm - SORRY BUT DUE TO THE WEATHER WARNING FORECAST FOR TOMORROW THIS RIDE IS CANCELLED. Sorry we have not been able to Reschedule. 

A chance for children and beginners to go on a 3 mile ride on the surfaced tracks in Epping Forest.

Riders must all be on the lead rein and led on foot. They will go out with a guide in groups of 5.  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. Riders and leaders must wear Hi-Vis

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.

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.