Types of Membership

Anyone can take part in an EGB fun or pleasure ride, but there are restrictions on the type and distance of ride non-members can take part in (see below)

To progress up the levels from Novice to Open and then Advanced, the rider needs to be a full member of EGB and the horse has to be registered.

Registered horses have a log book, which stays with them for life and records all the EGB rides they have done. Horses and riders have to progress up through the levels increasing the distance speed as they go until they eventually become ‘Advanced’. At that time they are able to compete in any ride organised by EGB up to the ultimate 160km (100mile) endurance ride!

If you want to try out Endurance riding and see if it is for you and your horse, there are several options available:

  • Temporary Day Membership

  • Associate Membership of Offa’s Dyke Group

  • Full Membership of Endurance GB

The Try Before You Buy scheme was introduced in 2011 and is an opportunity for those new to endurance riding to enter a novice Graded Endurance Ride (GER) up to 40km before applying to become an EGB member and registering their horse. Successful completion of the ride is awarded with an appropriate rosette. No trophy points can be gained and no progression towards novice qualification can be gained. This offer is purely to allow non-members to experience an endurance ride and is limited to two rides per applicant.  

Try Before You Buy can be only applied for online and rides must be entered on line.

Link to TBYB details

 

What rides can they do?

Temporary Day Members
  • Group Fun Rides

  • National Pleasure Rides (pleasure rides listed in the EGB National Schedule)

Associate Members
  • Group Fun Rides at Members Rates

  • National Pleasure Rides (pleasure rides listed in the EGB National Schedule) at Members Rates

Full Members of EGB
  • Any EGB ride at the level you and your horse are qualified for (Novice/Open/Advanced)

 

What does membership cost?

Temporary Day Membership
  • £8 each ride on top of the normal entry fee

Associate Membership
  • See EGB website for details - £35 per person for 2014 for the full year (half year membership available from July).  Please note that from 2014 the EGB Board has elected to withdraw family membership from all forms of membership.

Full Membership of EGB
  • See EGB website for details. Riding, non riding and junior membership available
    (click here for application form)

  • You also need to register your horse and get a log book so it can progress through Novice, Open and Advanced levels
    (click here for registration form)

 

What do you get?

Temporary Day Members
  • Entry to the ride

  • EGB insurance cover for the duration of the ride

Associate Members
  • Normal Member rates at Group Fun Rides and National Pleasure Rides run by any EGB group
  • EGB insurance cover for the duration of the ride

  • Offa’s Dyke quarterly newsletter – keeping you up date with our news, rides, training and social events and ride reports

  • Come to Offa’s Dyke training and social events

  • Chance to claim a pleasure ride rosette and Associate Member's Trophy in the Offa’s Dyke annual awards

  • EGB members handbook, including the national schedule of EGB rides

  • EGB national magazine

  • Reduction in the joining fee if you decide to become a full member of EGB

Full Members of EGB
  • Members rates at all EGB rides

  • EGB insurance cover all year round (see EGB website for details)

  • Qualify through EGB rides to progress from Novice, Open to Advanced level

  • Offa’s Dyke quarterly newsletter – keeping you up date with our news, rides, training and social events and ride reports

  • Come to Offa’s Dyke training and social events

  • Chance to claim rosettes and trophies in the Offa’s Dyke annual awards

  • Points collected rosettes and trophies at the EGB national annual awards

  • EGB members handbook, including the national schedule of EGB rides

  • EGB national magazine

  • The chance to take part in team events. Intergroup, Interregional and even International

  • Young riders have the support of the young riders squad and the chance to attend young riders camp

Offa's Dyke

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