Essex Bridleways Association has presented a petition to Essex County Council requesting increased access to safe off-road routes for horse riders. The petition contained 2,644 signatures and was received by Councillor Eddie Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways on 8th June.
The petition forms part of EBA’s Better Bridleways campaign, which highlights the need for swift action in the light of rapid development in Essex.
EBA is also urging Essex horse owners to complete its online survey which is designed to build a more accurate picture of horse riding in the county.
EBA Chair, Julia Wilson said: “We know that Essex has a large equestrian population but we need more detailed figures to support the case for improved equestrian access. Unless we, as horse riders, make our voice heard we will continue to be overlooked by those in authority.”
The EBA survey can be completed by clicking here