Cotswold Endurance Group is run by a volunteer committee. We meet once a month to discuss group activities and to arrange rides for our members. If you have any news, questions or queries click on the members below to email them directly.
Hover over our committee members name box to find out a little more about them!
Endurance is a truly inclusive sport – nobody is judged on dress, type of horse or social status. My mare has calmed down so much from her perpetual state of agitation since doing Endurance and is now a joy to ride.
It is an opportunity to enjoy the countryside where access is not normally given to horse & rider. My husband is my crew and he loves to see me start and finish a ride with a huge smile on my face. Heaven for me and my lovely mare.
Horses are the big love of my life (along with my son of course) and I take part in endurance whenever I can. I have made programmes for SKY Sports and the internet channel Country Channel TV on Endurance, Eventing, Polocrosse, Jumping and covered racing.
I started endurance in 2016. I have always enjoyed hacking over long distance and exploring the countryside. Endurance was a natural progression and gives me something to focus on each year. I like the informal aspect and the friendliness along side the very high horse welfare standards
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My gorgeous mare has done me proud and we have now started on the path of endurance. My ambition is to ride around Great Britain doing B&B with my horse - EGB has helped me to realise this. I really love the people I have met - ultra friendly, supportive, knowledgeable and really good fun. This has been my main motivation for joining the EGB committee.
I was bought up in Dorset where I enjoyed exploring the bridleways for miles around my home. As a young adult living in west London, I bought a horse but the hacking was very limited - then thanks to a friend I found Endurance and have never looked back! Whatever level you ride at other riders are friendly and helpful, I have learned such a lot and made some great friendships over 30 years as a competitor and supporter of endurance activities.
I was fortunate enough to find myself a cracking new horse 4 years ago and a friend of mine identified him as a 'would be excellent endurance horse' and invited me to join her on an endurance ride. What I thought would be nothing more than a glorified hack turned out to be a fabulous experience, exploring beautiful countryside, meeting lovely people and learning how to balance speed, fitness and distance to complete the ride with the lowest heart rate. I was addicted from that moment and have enjoyed many more training rides as well as competitive rides all over the south of the country, gaining the top grade on several of them. I decided to join the committee to help introduce as many people to this fabulous sport as possible, and with a passion for improving horse welfare in sport, have taken on the role of Horse Welfare Officer.
After many years of working with and having my own horses I got into endurance when my daughter (Ella Bunting) started competing (thanks to Janet Kenward!). I am yet to compete myself, always busy being crew! But I have recently got my own pony for the first time since Ella was young and I hope to get out and about on the endurance scene with her soon.. watch this space!
I have ridden across Wales from Abergavenny to Aberystwyth ten times on five different horses on my Trans Wales rides. I have also ridden north to south from Abergele to Abergavenny. I organise these rides for various friends and we travel independently with all our kit in saddlebags.
I have also ridden the South Downs Way from Eastbourne to Winchester. I took my previous horse on the high speed Catamaran ferry to France and rode in the Loire valley.
I have enjoyed competitive endurance riding since the EHPS days and still continue to do so.