On Friday my riding club had a fun ride around the grounds of a local National Trust property. I have done a couple of sponsored rides before but never a fun ride and I was very keen to go. I couldn’t get Galahad there but my instructor had a horse I could use and I jumped at the chance.
The weather could not have been better – we have been having a heatwave recently but this was an evening ride so everything was much cooler but still lovely and dry. Even better – we were barely bothered by flies at all!
The ride was a mix of woodland, quiet lanes and open fields. We had some great canters but also plenty of time to walk and absorb the surroundings – there were some stunning views.
It was a lovely, sociable ride with the added interest of a treasure hunt to follow – I do love looking out for clues! We even had a barbecue waiting for us when we got back which was just wonderful. Of course, as we hadn’t started riding until nearly seven, it was getting dim by this point and it was properly dark when we got the horses home. In a way that just added to the excitement though. I had a fantastic time and I can’t wait for the next ride!