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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

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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.

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