Top horse riders to compete in orienteering challenge through the Surrey Hills

Joy Taylor in Surrey Hills checking orienteering routes for forthcoming major equestrian competition

Joy Taylor in Surrey Hills checking orienteering routes for forthcoming major equestrian competition - Credit: Archant

A major equestrian event sees over 100 horse riders from across the country heading to the Surrey Hills to tackle a series of riding challenges next weekend.

The BHS Trec competition, which is based on a format originally from France, will test navigation and equestrian skills over two days at Kilnhanger Stables in Farley Green, near Guildford.

“It’s a fantastic event designed to demonstrate the skills and confidence a horse and rider need while out hacking,” says event sponsor Martin Bamford, managing director of Cranleigh’s Informed Choice.

“Kilnhanger is a stunning location for this high-profile event and we wish all of the competitors a safe and enjoyable weekend of riding.”

On Saturday May 31, competitors will orienteer through the Surrey Hills on horseback for 35km before undertaking a varied obstacle course at speed on Sunday June 1.

The event will feature all of the GB Team riders who will be competing in the European Championships this autumn.

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