Sunday 10th September 2017

Please open here a letter from our Organiser

Entries are now being accepted for this years' Ride. If you haven't seen a paper copy of the Entry Form at your Stables, why not download a copy (see below). Getting your entries in by noon on 25th August means you only pay £22. If you enter after this date, or on the day, the cost is £25, you cannot be entered in the Draw and you may not get your requested time slot. All your entry fees will be donated equally to the Air Ambulance and Treetops Hospice Care.

We shall be taking lots of photographs on the day and these will be available to view or download free of charge through our web site.

You can have a look at the photographs taken at previous Horse Rides by clicking the link here.

The start/finish location, with ample parking, on site toilets and refreshments, will be accessed next to our temporary traffic lights off the A6096 Ilkeston to Spondon Road, between the Dale Abbey turn and the Ockbrook turn - please click on the letter from the Organiser and also on the Map of the Route for further details.

EARLY ENTRIES : Most Important

There will be a Draw for all entries received by noon on 25 August at the Rotary Club meeting to be held on Monday 4 September.

The name drawn out will receive a voucher for £100 very kindly donated by Risley Saddlery, which are stockists of high quality English saddlery and riding wear,

Enter by Noon on 25 August to be In to Win !!


This year we are asking all riders if they can help by raising sponsorship for our 2 charities.

As a thank you for your efforts, if you raise at least £100 you will be able to claim vouchers for Risley Saddlery.
To obtain the sponsorship form click on the Raising Sponsorship link above. You can also donate or set up a fundraising page online here.

The Event Co-ordinator for this years' ride is John Astell.

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If you are not sure you want to join us, these are some of the comments we received following last year's ride.

Church Wilne Rotary Club Charity Horse Ride 2016
Received from riders after the Event by email and comments posted on Facebook.

 "We had a lovely time thanks!" JY

"First time today and a wonderful ride.
Thank you all for your efforts today" DMT

"Awesome ride as ever. Very well organised" LE

"Absolutely fab day must be our 9th year, still the best ride around! Well organised, well marshalled, brill gallops & Jumps and even wine on completion **** thanks Kaz, Mand, Beauts & Wills" KD

"Really enjoyed the ride today, thank you. Extremely well organised" TC

"Fabulous ride yesterday… even organised the weather for us! One of the best organised rides I've been on – even didn't get lost. Definitely one to put in the diary for next year. Do you email previous participants when you have the date for next year " EH

"Thank you the Rotary Club of Church Wilne, the land owners, the Marshals and the sponsors for another fabulous ride yet again. Exceptionally well organised as per and lovely smiley Marshals… Thank you from all at Hopwell" LM

"Thank you for a Brilliant day. Very well organised, clearly a lot of work went into it all" AM

"Huge thanks for another fabulous ride. Dorey & Murphy xx" NR

"A great organised event We had a fantastic day and can't wait for next year. Thanks for all of you hard work" JP

"Brilliant day! Thanks everyone" KW

"Excellent day! Very well organised! Thank you and well done for putting it all together" FG

"Absolutely brilliant ride! Thank you to everyone involved in organising it xxx" NP

"Brilliant ride – as always xx" WB

"Thank you for organising and planning such a great event, I had a fabulous ride and the weather was perfect. It is so nice to have access to some beautiful country side and also thank the land owners for allowing your event to use their land, finally, a big thank you to all the marshals and stewards, without you an event of this size would never happen" AT

"We had a brilliant time today. Thank you so much to the organisers and everyone involved. It's clear that a lot of thought and hard work goes into planning this ride as it was so organised and the marshals all so lovely and helpful. The wine at the end was a bonus too." SF

"Brilliant day. Thanks for a well organised event" SH

"Fantastic ride thank you to everyone who help organise it. All the marshals were so friendly and helpful, plus you ordered the weather" GS

" Amazing ride, thank you everyone for organising this great event" SP

"Brilliant ride today, big thanks to all the organisers and volunteers" TK

"I would just like to say a massive thank you for the absolutely fantastic and so well organised. Credit to you all for putting this event on. Definitely one never to miss" TA

"It was our first time doing this ride today and we loved it! Big Thank you to everyone involved, clearly a lot 0f work has gone into it. Great day." LC


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