Cotswold Endurance Group is run by a volunteer committee. We meet once er 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.
I became involved with endurance after seeing a friend achieve great things and hearing about how wonderful the competitions were. It's a great discipline for really getting to know your horses capabilities. I relish spending hours with my horse and as a bonus a friend and their horse whilst covering ground and venues not usually open to the public. I particularly enjoy being part of a Team and had such a wonderful experience and learnt so much from being part of the England Squad.
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.
I was bought up in Dorset where I enjoyed exploring the bridleways for miles around my home. As an 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.
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.
In the late 1990’s I was looking for something new with my thoroughbred mare, Lady. My body had had enough of hitting the ground detached from Lady. We happened across a local Endurance training ride. An hour in and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Lady dropped her head and opened her shoulder in a way that I could only dream of in a dressage test. I was hooked. Now my Arab mare, Zarzuela, loves the game as much as Lady did and I still do.