Date: July 15th 2013
Two escorted rides have been held already this summer. Please see the Events Page for news of these, and further planned rides.
Date:21st April 2013
Golden Horseshoe Ride - Britain's longest running endurance ride.
West Somerset and Exmoor Bridleways Association will be manning a checkpoint on this year's Pleasure Ride route. This will give us the opportunity to raise our profile and also encourage local riders to join and support their local bridleways association. The 15 mile pleasure ride, on Sunday 12th May, is open to anyone, and also has the option for riders to raise sponsorship for either the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance or Moorland Mousie Trust
The Golden Horseshoe Ride takes place 12th to 14th May from Exford Show Field. As well as the main Horseshoe Class of 100 miles over 2 days, there are other supporting classes including the ever popular Exmoor Experience. The Golden Horseshoe gives all riders the opportunity to enjoy and experience some of Exmoor's amazing scenery.
For the first time this year will be a Para-Invitation Class which sees Para-Equestrian competitors having a taste of endurance riding on some of the Horseshoe route.
Date: 5th February 2013
We have been asked to provide a slot for members' adverts on the web site, so until we can assess the need for a specific page for this, we have decided to place any adverts that are sent in here on the News Page.
Date: 29th January 2013
'The Golden Horseshoe Ride' is the topic for the next meeting of the Exmoor Society, Barnstaple Branch on Thursday 28th Febuary 2013, at 7.30 pm. Barbara Wigley, the current organiser of this equine endurance event is the speaker, and the meeting is held at The Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1DR. Everyone is welcome, friends and visitors £2.00
For further information - Julia Holtom 01598 763295
Date: 28th January 2013
The following bridleways are currently legally closed for use.
DU 4/5. Parish of Exford. Court Fm up to Court Down. Closed between GR SS856 380 to 859 372. All users prohibited.
DU5/1 Parish of Exmoor. Wheal Eliza to Cow Castle. Closed between GR SS796 370 to 784 381. Horses only prohibited.
DU10/38. Parish of Withypool & Hawkridge. Along besides Barle River above Tarr Steps. Closed between GR SS859 326 to 857 338. All users prohibited
Date: 14th December 2012
The WS&EBA AGM took place on 21st November. The minutes can be read on the 'Minutes' drop down under the Committee Items tab.
Sadly, Neil Giddings from the Fire & Rescue Service, was unable to attend, as the many floods in the area meant that his vehicle was in use and that he himself was unable to reach Wheddon Cross from the far side of Taunton. We are planning to invite Neil back in the spring/summer as his presentation sounds very interesting and relevant to all horse owners/riders. Look out for this extra meeting, which will be advertised on this website, as well as e mailed to all members.