Tytherton Ride

Sunday 4th October 2020

one of the most popular rides in Wiltshire

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Photograph courtesy of John Harris

Welcome To The Tytherton Ride

The Tytherton Ride was established in 1986 and is one of the most popular rides in Wiltshire. It was set up to raise funds for local charities within Bremhill parish by providing equestrians the opportunity to enjoy riding on land that they wouldn’t normally be able to access. This tradition continues to guide our approach today.

Typically, around 300 riders annually come to enjoy the wonderful scenery and sweeping views that this well marked course follows. Every year, we aim to provide around a 10 mile route. However, this is dependant on ground conditions which means we may have to adjust the route length at the last minute.

The ride is suitable for novice and experienced riders alike, or for green horses starting out in their career. There are no jumps around the course however in the final field there are many log jumps that you are welcome to use however many times you like! There will be a short route too if you find your horse is too excited or not fit enough just yet. We can confirm on the day how long each route ends up being.

The routes are well sign posted with friendly volunteer stewards on hand to ensure the safety of the rider. There will be a couple of refreshment points too dotted around. Some road work is required but mainly you will be going through fields, woods or on farm tracks.

It is the generosity of our landowners and farmers that has ensured the longevity of this popular ride and we are indebted to them.

Mini Ride

We are keen to encourage our younger generation and provide a mini route. This route is well away from the main one and is around three miles long so is suitable for pedestrian accompanied and/or lead rein. It is down in a gorgeous valley and is very quiet with wonderful views.

On-site Facilities

There is a large, flat field that is suitable for parking lorries and trailers. We have a tractor on hand should anyone need it. Please have your towing eye in place on arrival.

We provide loos including one for the disabled, paramedics, a doctor, vets and a farrier as well as a photographer. The Tytherton Village Hall team will be on hand selling hot and cold drinks, bacon butties, burgers, crisps, cakes and nibbles.

How to Enter

The cost for entry is as follows:

  • Adults (16 and above): pre-registration £18; on the day £20 (cash only)
  • Juniors : pre-registration £12; on the day £15 (cash only)
  • Minis : £10 (cash only)

Pre-registration

You have up to 12:00 on Saturday 3rd October 2020 to pre-enter using My Riding Life.

Register at My Riding Life

Or download the entry form and send a cheque payable to Tytherton Ride to:-

  • Mrs Brenda Whitbread
  • Riverway
  • 63 Kellaways
  • Langley Burrell
  • Chippenham
  • Wiltshire
  • SN15 4LP

Please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope if you would like a receipt. You have until Thursday 1st October 2020 for us to receive your postal application.

Download an Entry Form

Timings

  • Registration opens 08:30; first rider out 09:00
  • Registration closes 12:30; last rider out 13:00
Photograph courtesy of John Harris

Terms & Conditions of Entry

  1. Riding hats which conform to the current British Safety Standards and suitable footwear must be worn at all times when mounted.
  2. On Arrival – Riders must report to the Secretary Tent to register and pay the entry fee. Horses may start any time between 09:00 and 13:00. Riders may go in groups.
  3. All riders must report their return to the Finish on completion of the Ride. Riders retiring early must inform one of the stewards stationed around the course. Do not leave horses unattended on the field.
  4. All children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  5. No horses under the age of 4 years.
  6. Horses must have a correct and full influenza vaccination course and a booster within the last twelve months. Horses must not have received any vaccination within seven days of the ride. Passports must accompany the horse and there may be spot checks at the parking area of the Ride.
  7. The Ride mainly takes place on private farmland so riders are requested to respect the generosity of the landowners and must follow all direction signs and markers. Do not stray off the route please.
  8. Good riding manners are requested, please note the number of any inconsiderate riders and inform a steward or the Secretary.
  9. Riders are expected to have their own third party insurance.
  10. The organisers accept no responsibility for damage to any competitor, persons, horse, vehicles or property whatsoever the cause.
  11. The decision of the Committee is final.
Photograph courtesy of John Harris

How to Find Us

The Ride starts at Field Farm, Bremhill, Wiltshire, SN11 9HQ.

We are situated between Calne and Chippenham. Once you are in the parish of Bremhill there will be road signs directing you to the farm.

We are approximately 8 miles south of junction 17 on the M4 or 12 miles south of junction 16 on the M4.

Get directions from Google Maps

Gallery

Here are photographs from previous Rides. Some of these photos were taken by Caitlin from True to You Photography.

True to You Photography.

Contact Us

Event Secretary

  • Mrs Brenda Whitbread
  • Riverway
  • 63 Kellaways
  • Langley Burrell
  • Chippenham
  • Wiltshire
  • SN15 4LP

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