Rides & What’s on


  Our next event is – 

Social Evening – Oct 24th – Duke of York, Pomeroy – see fb for details


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

You now have 3 options of how to enter one of our social rides –  

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 October 14th – Hope Valley

So sorry, but the high winds and rain today and the forecast for tomorrow have led us to have to cancel this ride.   We have concerns that these conditions, and the exposed area the ride is in, would not make for a safe and enjoyable ride.

Sue has emailed all participants and if you have any queries please contact her on susan.wilcockson@btinternet.com



Saturday December 1st – Carsington Mince Pie Ride

Gentle 13km Social Ride around Carsington Water.  Option to  go around twice.

Hard standing car park with toilets.  Route is off road, on the surfaced paths around the reservoir.  2 stewarded road crossings.

 Fancy Dress Optional

Entries will be limited to approx. 40



Rider under 18 years old need this form too – Parentalconsentrides


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….

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 –

12th August – Carsington – Rotary Club Charity

9th Sept Rotary Club Church Wilne Ride

16th Sept – Tideswell – Peak Horse Power –

7th Oct – Hope – AVR (totally different venue and route to EGB ride)

21st Oct – Autumn Pleasure Ride, Rowarth – SPEED Bridleways

28th Oct – Dimmingsdale (Freehay) – Hallowe’en Ride – Staffs Moorlands Bridleways.  Ride Poster –    Halloween poster (1)                 Entry form – Halloween entry form

28th Oct – Elvaston Castle – Hallowe’en Ride – Erewash Riders Association

Next Season

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


4 Comments on “Rides & What’s on”

  1. Tracy says:

    Hi was looking for the hill head but each time I click the link from the page say8 g it’s on 2nd sept it sends me to Hartington ride ?

    • derbysegb says:

      Hi Tracy. Sorry to disappoint but we’ve hit a few snags with our proposed Hill Head social ride so have replaced it with Hartington instead. We do hope to have it on our 2019 season calendar.

      • Tracy says:

        Oh that’s a shame ,it also shame we didnt realise it had been replaced , as we live in Biggin where your are starting off from on Sunday, unfortunately we see the ride is now full. If you have any places or need 2 sweepers please put our names on the list.

      • derbysegb says:

        Hi Tracy, I’m not the organiser of this ride, but as you don’t need parking he might be able to accept your entry. You need to contact Mark Wright at markjwright247@gmail.com

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