Ashfields Ride


A BHS Ride Out Event run by Essex Bridleways Association from Ashfields Carriage & Polo Club Great Canfield Essex on Sunday 26th May 2019                                        

This was a ride organised by Essex Bridleways Association (EBA) as one of the rides put on each year to help riders to enjoy the Essex Countryside and the money raised, in this case a total of:  £ TBC   enables us to fund a Bridleway Development Officer, Historic Researcher and more recently a Projects and Funding officer to help to further our work to improve, restore and create a safe riding environment for riders in Essex.

Ashfields is set in a beautiful area of Essex near Chelmsford in the Uttlesford area, with a wide variety of interesting terrain. It was a calm, warm day. Riders set out in sun and ended with a smattering of rain but the 99 riders had a ‘thoroughly enjoyable ride’.

A good number of riders asked already belonged to the BHS and a number said they would think of joining. The EBA currently have over 700 members.

With many thanks to Ashfields and local land owners for the use of their venue and tracks and to the BHS for sponsoring ‘the beautiful’ rosettes.

The individual quotes from participating riders:

‘A thoroughly enjoyable ride’

'Very well mapped out, friendly volunteers. The Venue was 5 star. Lovely tracks; plenty of cantering. I always enjoy these rides and never want to get off my horse. And fab rosettes too!’

‘It was a stunning ride, beautifully marked as always. There were some lovely little challenges (cows!) on the route, which was great, and the marshals were so kind and polite. Thankyou!’

‘Fantastic off road ride with lovely grassy tracks and woodland.  Very well organised and clearly marked. Lovely way to spend a Sunday!’

‘Very well organised and marked. All riders were courteous and polite. Excellent going in beautiful countryside.’

‘A well organised ride with varied riding surfaces over a well- marked course. The weather was really good as well.’

Brilliant ride, lot of good ground, beautiful countryside stunning ride.’

‘Super ride, well organised as are all EBA rides.’

‘Fab ride, lovely countryside.’

‘Great, lovely scenery, very well organised.’

‘Fantastic ride that was greatly planned out.’

‘Beautiful, well organised ride. Fab countryside.’

‘Lovely ride, well signed.’

‘Great ride well organised. Thanks.’

‘Lovely ride, beautiful countryside well organised.’

‘Lovely venue and ride. EBA very organised and well-marked.’


‘Lovely ride, beautifully organised as always.’

‘Fantastic ride, great location. Weather helped too!! All staff very friendly. Keep up the good work.’

‘Brilliant ride with a good mix of terrain, friendly team as always.’

‘Brilliantly organised, a wonderful venue and beautiful countryside.’