Pilot Class at RDA National Championships!

We are so pleased to announce that we will be holding a pilot class of Endurance at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury this year, which is extremely exciting news! ONE SPACE LEFT!! There will be a 1km and 2km route taking place on Saturday 14th July and will be running from 8.30am to 10.30am. There are limited spaces available - please fill out the entry form and send to Lucy Stokes.  Closing date 9th July and £10 start fee.    For more information please contact on lstokes@rda.org.uk or call on 01926 476307.                     Entry Form



  • Sally Hall
  • Endurance Committee Chairman

Useful Resources

Lets Get Started!  Distance Checklists Guidance Notes Additional Resources   

Why get involved?

  1. It’s fun and open to all riders, horses and ponies
  2. More involvement and variety for leaders and helpers
  3. Greater knowledge of horsemanship, especially fitness heart rates, metabolic rates and dehydration
  4. Knowledge of speed and distance – do you know how fast your pony walks, trots and canters?
  5. Have a go, start at 1km and progress to 16km!

Endurance rides will be determined by the availability of suitable routes.  Groups that are already able to hack out would be an ideal venue to hold Endurance sessions, although shorter distance rides can be organised within an arena.  A loop would need to be created of either 1km, 2km, 3km, 5km, 10km or 15km long.  For shorter rides this may take place within an arena; it may make things more interesting to include obstacles such as poles and a gate.  A 1km ride within an arena would be approximately 8 circuits depending on the size of the arena.

How does a Group add Endurance as an activity? 

It’s easy, any Group Instructor can run Endurance sessions; firstly you would need to complete the form for adding Endurance to the Group’s activities and return this to National Office, this is only a registration form and no assessment of the Group is required.  Once registered you are able to start planning your first ride.

Want to start riding up to 15km or more?  

Click here to find out more! 


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