6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Surrey Life today CLICK HERE

Top horse riders to compete in orienteering challenge through the Surrey Hills

PUBLISHED: 16:06 23 May 2014

Joy Taylor in Surrey Hills checking orienteering routes for forthcoming major equestrian competition

Joy Taylor in Surrey Hills checking orienteering routes for forthcoming major equestrian competition

Archant

A major equestrian event sees over 100 horse riders from across the country heading to the Surrey Hills to tackle a series of riding challenges next weekend.

The BHS Trec competition, which is based on a format originally from France, will test navigation and equestrian skills over two days at Kilnhanger Stables in Farley Green, near Guildford.

“It’s a fantastic event designed to demonstrate the skills and confidence a horse and rider need while out hacking,” says event sponsor Martin Bamford, managing director of Cranleigh’s Informed Choice.

“Kilnhanger is a stunning location for this high-profile event and we wish all of the competitors a safe and enjoyable weekend of riding.”

On Saturday May 31, competitors will orienteer through the Surrey Hills on horseback for 35km before undertaking a varied obstacle course at speed on Sunday June 1.

The event will feature all of the GB Team riders who will be competing in the European Championships this autumn.

***

Share photos from your Surrey Hills hacks @ www.surreylife.co.uk/photos
Surrey Life magazine features a monthly Off the Hoof equestrian column

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Surrey