Essex Bridleways Association can only succeed if ordinary riders are willing to give up their time and energy to help.   We know you enjoy the rides and this is because they are well organised with Marshalls at road crossings and at important stages on the rides.  Being a member of a club like EBA means it only succeeds if everyone mucks in and lends a hand so THINK.. HOW CAN I HELP, don't just expect others to do all the work! 

In particular we need Marshalls for every Ride - If you can help please contact Sandra Deeran sdeeran@googlemail.com
Volunteers are entitled to a free ride entry voucher, or free EBA membership for a year, for helping.

What you can do as a volunteer

  • Marshal on fundraising rides
  • Help mark/unmark our rides
  • Help with publicity
  • Work on a clearance party
  • Become an EBA Area Rep
  • Help research new routes
  • Help with historical research
  • Become a Ride & Share host
  • Join the EBA Committee
  • Become an EBA Trustee

Volunteering is FUN!

"It's not just about the rides. Lots of research and investigations are carried out to reclaim and create new bridleways and to clear routes for riders to use, so that we can explore areas of Essex legally and safely, and without which many of us would have to rely on roadwork."

Lisa Guy, EBA Secretary

"Volunteering is fun and you meet like-minded people who enjoy hacking out on safe routes"

Jan Arthur, EBA Vice-Chair

"It is vitally important that Rights of Way remain open throughout Essex, and that lost routes are reclaimed to ensure off-road access to our beautiful Essex countryside."

Katie Jerram, EBA Patron

"I enjoy volunteering with EBA as its a chance to meet like-minded people who enjoy exploring the countryside on horseback. Through becoming a Trustee I have been able to use my existing skills but also learn a few new ones! "

Sally Crone, EBA Trustee and Volunteer

"Although I no longer ride regularly I still enjoy helping with events. As I have organised or been involved with various events over the years I know how difficult it is to get enough help so I am always pleased to assist where possible especially when someone else has had the headache of organising it "

Val Vidler