Michaelchurch Fun Ride - Saturday 24th August 2019

**Entries taken on the day!**

Private field in Urishay, near Michaelchurch Escley, Hereford, HR2 0JZ

NB: There will be a STRICT one way route enforced for cars and trailers/horseboxes to and from the venue. Please take the Michaelchurch Escley turning off the B4348, NOT the one signed to Urishay. There will be EGB signs to the venue.

Come and ride in this beautiful part of the Herefordshire borders, under the shadow of the Black Mountains. We are very lucky to have the use of the Michaelchurch Estate (by kind permission of John Williams), and the ride in addition goes over open hill common land, along quiet lanes and through forestry with plenty of opportunity for long canters.

NB: we have been informed that a clay pigeon shoot is starting at 1pm. This will be audible on a later part of the route as riders come off the Cefn Hill. Hopefully all riders will have passed this spot by the time the shoot starts but anyone who is worried about it should aim to start earlier, especially if doing 32km (in which case aim to start soon after 09:30).

3 routes will be offered: approx 15 miles and 10 miles, and a short Pony Club route.



There are only 2 crew points on this ride. Please don't attempt to crew anywhere else. The roads are too narrow. There is no rush to get to either of them!

Directions from venue to crew point 1: Turn LEFT out of venue (double gates). Beware of horses for 1st mile. Carry straight on up the road, ignoring small crossroads. After about a mile and a half, following a very steep downhill, you will come to a T-junction. Turn RIGHT. Follow this road for about 2 miles. Eventually you will come to Check point 1 and the crew point is in the same place. There is limited parking by the forestry on RH side just past CP1.

For crew point 2, go back to the venue ( beware of horses in last mile before vene) and follow directions from there.

Directions to crew point 2: Turn RIGHT out of double gates. (beware of horses as you go out of gate, as this is the finish for them). Go all the way down hill. On coming to a grass triangle, bear RIGHT. Follow road until small x-roads. Here go RIGHT, down hill along a wider road. At the T junction at the bottom, go RIGHT. Further along this lane, beware of horses on the road. Follow road until you see Michaelchurch School on the left. This is CP3, crewpoint 2 and there is ample room for parking.

NB. These lanes are extremely narrow. There is plenty of time to get to both crew points. One is fairly near the beginning of the ride, the other is towards the end. Please take care and keep your speed down!

Please remember your horse/pony must have current flu vaccinations and please bring their passport with you.

Start times

Between 09:30 and 11:30.

Entry fee: £10 for EGB members, £15 for non members.

Entries to

Andrea Champ

Urishay Barn

Michaelchurch Escley


01981 510686 - Not after 9pm please! or email quinnchamp@gmail.com

Offa's Dyke

EGB Group 


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