Are you working towards your #Hack1000miles total? Good news - there's still time to enter this year's SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride.
This unique ride offers the opportunity to hack across one of the country’s most famous and historic estates, where so many equestrian dramas have unfolded over the years.
Held on the final day of the three-day event at Burghley Estate, the 12km leisure ride runs alongside the imposing fences on tracks and paths that are usually out of bounds to the general public.
The ride is suitable for horses and ponies of all ages, sizes and abilities and there's no jumping involved — simply walking, trotting and some cantering with a staggered start for all riders.
Plus, by taking part, you'll be raising much-needed funds for a range of charities. This year’s beneficiaries are World Horse Welfare, the British Horse Society, the Horse Trust, Ride for Research, the Animal Health Trust and the Claire Lomas Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation.
Ride organiser, Ian Scott says: “Cumulative proceeds are around £220,000 to date,
“It is very much the leisure riders who come — it’s not event riders or professionals but very much people coming from yards, Pony Club branches and societies; friends riding together."
Nicolina Mackenzie, marketing manager of SEIB Insurance Brokers, said: “What's most important about the ride is that 100% of the money raised by participants will go to charity, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for riders of all levels to ride round Burghley and raise money for charity at the same time.”
Everyone who completes the ride will receive a special SEIB rosette and goodie bag and there will be SEIB and Burghley Horse trials branded merchandise to the top eight riders for the most money raised.
To book your place, enter this year’s ride before 25 August.
A schedule and entry form can be downloaded from the website, which includes an option to enter on line with an entry fee of £35 per person, as well as some useful tips on how to raise sponsorship.
Visit the new SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride website at www.burghleysponsoredride.co.uk to download an entry form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.