Rides & What’s on


  Our next event is – Hartington Social Ride on 2nd September


**How to enter Derbyshire Social rides or Training events -including our own on-line system

You now have 3 options of entering –  

1 – Print off form and send with your cheque to Ride Entry Secretary.  The ‘normal’ way.

2 – Print off form and send to Ride Entry Secretary.  Write on the form that you want to pay by bank transfer.  The Ride Entry Secretary will then contact you with details to be able to do this.

3 – Email a copy of the entry form to the Ride Entry Secretary (email address is on the form)and she/he will then contact you with details to be able to pay by bank transfer (BACS).  She/he will print off a hard copy of your entry form for you to sign when you collect your bib on the ride day.



Sunday 2nd Sept – Hartington Social Ride

Social Ride (23km)







These 3 photos taken on route checking early August during a downpour!  Water crossing optional.

Back by popular demand!

Open to members and non-members.

If you haven’t ridden with us before, or not for a while, please be aware of the following important rule changes that have come into force over the last couple of years, via insurance companies no longer covering the following –  

Head cameras are not allowed – chest and arm mounted cameras are allowed.

Lead rein riders, of any age are not allowed.  This includes from foot or mounted, children or adult.

Entry form editable version Hartington entry form 2018 –  

Entry form in pdf  Hartington entry form 2018

Under 18yrs old – then you’ll need this form too – Parentalconsentrides

Map of route –Hartington Map (1) 

Rider Information – please read before setting off for the ride Hartington rider information 2018

Entry by post and cheque or by email and BACS (see information higher up this page)

Entry fees – members £10.   Non-members (inc Supporters) £18


Sunday 23rd September – Okeover Air Ambulance Charity Ride

16km Social ride in aid of the Air Ambulance.

Venue – Okeover Park near Ilam.  Nearest postcode DE6 2BQ. Thank you to the Okeover Estate, National Trust and local farmers for allowing us access over private land.

Open fields and quiet lanes in beautiful countryside around Dovedale, Ilam and Thorpe.  Much of the ride goes across private land not normally open to the public.

Open to members and non-members.  EGB members £15    Non-members (inc Supporters) £20.  All profit to Air Ambulance Charity.

Caterers, toilets and raffle.




Please be aware that this venue has a strict NO DOGS allowed rule.

Map of route – Okeover Park Ride map 2018

Entry form –  Word –Okeover Air Ambulance Charity Ride Entry 2018

Entry forms – PDF – Okeover Air Ambulance Charity Ride Entry 2018 pdf

Important rider info inc directions and start times – Okeover-ride-info-2018

and in PDF format – Okeover Ride Info – PDF

Rider under 18 years old?  Then you’ll need this form too – Parentalconsentrides




Sunday October 14th – Hope Valley

Social Ride


New venue and ride

Entries will be limited to approx. 50.

More info coming soon.



Saturday December 1st – Carsington Mince Pie Ride

Social Ride – Fancy Dress Optional





Quick explanation of ride types.  All open to members and non-members.

Social  ride – Not competitive and no min/max speed.  No vet or farrier checks.  Entry fees  for Derbyshire  Group rides are £10 members/£18 non-members. (Sometimes more if car parking/permits needed eg. Shipley in Spring)   Generally offer a choice of routes, between 8 and 25 kms.   Advertised on local group web sites.

Pleasure ride  (NCR)– Run in conjunction with a National ride.  NCR stands for non-competitive ride.  No minimum speed  (Ride Organiser will give you a time to aim to be finished by) and a maximum speed of  12 kph.  Vet trot up check and farrier check.  Normally offer selection of routes from 16km – 40km.   Entry fees start around  £20. See http://www.endurancegb.co.uk for full list of rides.

National Ride (GER) – GER stands for Graded Endurance Ride.  Have a min and max speed limit.  Vet trot up and heart rate checks.  Farrier checks.  Novice rides normally 32km – 40km.  Open and Advanced levels also. See http://www.endurancegb.co.uk for full details including a video on getting started.

Q. Which Rides can I include on my Derbyshire Ride Record card?

A1. All Derbyshire Group rides and….

 2nd December 2017 – Carsington Mince Pie – 13km and 26km social ride

25th February 2018 – Shipley in early spring – 4km, 9km amd14km  social ride

Plus you can include these –

A2. All other EGB group’s rides and...

Links to some of our neighbours

Cheshire Group  www.endurancegbcheshire.co.uk

West Riding Group  http://www.westridingegb.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Group www.nottsgroupegb.co.uk

Leicestershire and Rutland Group  http://www.lregb.co.uk

Lindum Group

Lancashire group http://www.lancs-egb.org.uk/?page_id=7

Heart of England Group – http://www.endurancehorseriding.co.uk

North and East Yorkshire Group – http://www.endurancegbneyorkshire.co.uk

A3. Up to SIX of these OTHER NON EGB EVENTS, that appear in this section.  Any other non-EGB rides cannot be included.  (Rides that have the same date as one of our group rides will not appear on this list).  This list will be added to throughout the year.

12th Nov – Pleasley Pit – Amber Valley Riders

17th Dec – Shipley Christmas Ride – Amber Valley Riders

29th April – Bolsover – Amber Valley Riders

20th May – BHS Phoenix Greenways Ride

1st July – Chatsworth – Amber Valley Riders

15th July – Shottle Rotary Club Charity Ride –  Entry form here Shottle Rotary 2018 entry form

12th August – Carsington – Rotary Club Charity

9th Sept Rotary Club Church Wilne Ridehttp://www.churchwilnerotary.org.uk/horseride.html

16th Sept – Tideswell – Peak Horse Power – Tideswell ride entry form 2018

11th November – Pleasley Pit – Amber Valley Riders

9th December – Shipley – Amber Valley Riders.



****Parental consent forms required for all riders under 18 years old*****  click this link to download   Parentalconsentrides

Rides are open to all riders, members and non-members, aged 8 years old and above.  ( * see below for under 8 years old)

Riders aged 8 – 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult (over 18yo) either on foot or mounted. No more than 2 children per adult.  Mounted adults must enter ride as normal and pay appropriate fee.  Adults on foot go free!

Associate members  and non-members may ride unaccompanied after their 14th birthday.

Full members may ride unaccompanied after their 13th birthday.

* Very  occasionally we  are able to offer a  ‘Lead Rein’  class at specially selected social rides for children aged 4 and over, lead from an adult (min 21 years old) on foot. This would be clearly noted on the entry form and is subject to very strict and special conditions.  Absolutely NO lead rein from a mounted adult allowed, whatever the age of the child.

WARNING TAIL RIBBONS – BLUE means a stallion.  GREEN means young or novice horse.  RED means that the horse is nervous or bad tempered (may kick) if other horses come too close.  PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CARE AND CONSIDERATION WHEN YOU SEE A WARNING RIBBON.

WHIPS – none longer than 75 cm, 34 inches, are allowed.



SPURS – not allowed.

****PASSING/OVERTAKING OTHER RIDERS**** – Riders wishing to pass others must first obtain permission from the rider in in front so ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION TO PASS!  Give a reasonable notice, by calling ahead,  and never come up at speed from behind or past another horse.  Please be patient and courteous.  If the rider in front asks you to wait or walk past, respect their wishes.  Pass with due care and attention.  This is even more important if you are riding in a large group and overtaking a single horse or pair.  Especially so if you see a warning tail ribbon too!

If you are about to be overtaken you should clear the way as soon as you are able.

For full rules see our handbook.


Full and Associate Members and PC -£10*.   Non Members, inc Supporters – £18*.   

*Higher entry fees at some rides due to expenses incurred for parking and permits.


Please see handbook, entry form or log onto http://www.endurancegb.co.uk


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