“I love this pic so much. Funny thing is I would never have asked her to jump this. But it was in a row of 5 and my eyes were streaming so much that I didn’t see how big it was...and she just took me! Love her so much!”
Steph Carter…Facebook Nov 2013
"A huge thank you for another fantastic ride! Super, super course – we really enjoyed ourselves. We were all mounted so it was even more fun than usual.
Please have another one soon! You course is way superior to any of the others and is such fun for the little riders as well as the ones wanting to jump bigger. Thank you to everyone who helped get it ready and all the people on course throughout the day.
The B’s...November 2014
"Just to say this was the best fun ride we have EVER done!
Thank you everyone for all your hard work, it is an amazing venue.
Same again next year please.
Gill C...May 2014
"Thank you Mike. Really enjoyed the fun ride on Sunday, absolutely fantastic, so thank you to everyone who helped make it possible! :-)"
Ellie T 30.5.15
"Thank you for organising the ride on Sunday, what great weather we had! How did you manage to arrange that!"
"Thank you so much for both photos and speed in their arrival... as a slightly nervous rider it is SO lovely to have these memories of the (huge!!!) fences my baby horse and I jumped... especially wanted to thank the lovely girl at the single log who was so patient and encouraging as I really wanted one jumping that but worried a bit... I only wish it looked as big in the photo as it did in my head! Anyway, as I said...thank you all!"
Dorian D 3.11.15
This 10 mile ride is set entirely within the stunning Cirencester Park in the heart of the Cotswolds, with over 80 varied optional fences. Riders are taken onto woodland tracks, past the famous Polo Fields and along wide grassland avenues lined with spectacular trees.
The lines of fences start off small and inviting then increase in height and complexity. They are well spaced to allow the rider to pull out at any time. All the fences are well secured to the ground have good ground lines, with lots of greenery to act as wings.
The ride is excellent for schooling a novice horse/pony and a real confidence booster for the novice/nervous rider, yet still has a lot to offer the experienced rider wanting more of a challenge. There is lots of space for the non-jumpers.
The route is very well marked and for safety reasons is split into six zones, so in the unlikely event of a problem we can provide a faster response. There are also many very helpful marshalls to assist you.
This Ride must now be one of the best in the UK. Unlike many rides it does not rely on any voluntary help. The route is designed and constructed by a very small professional experienced team who fully understand what the Fun Rider needs and expects. Ray Kellet from the Bathurst Estate puts out the many inviting logs.
Cirencester Park is a wonderful place to visit. The whole Park has tracks and rides meandering everywhere, so no road work is involved which is a joy to all.
Riders can start any time between 09:30 and 14:00. No actual start times are given, just turn up and go, however we do have a starter to ensure you are set off in an orderly way.
XC PHOTOS (www.xcphotos.co.uk) will be in attendance and photographs will available to view on line the next day.
Three photographers will be on the route to cater for all abilities.
Organizer. Mike Freeman. Tel No 07899 998339.
Video thanks to Amy Price