Riding of the Bounds

Saturday 4th May 2019 from 9.00am. 


Follow the link below for further information on timings and please read the Disclaimer before coming to ride.
Horse box parking in Wallace green, parade, and chapel street car parks.

BTO classes – Judging starts 9.00am)
BTO Junior
BTO Senior
BTO Principal

All riders to be mounted by 9.45am.

*Visiting Principals/ marshals breakfast this year will be at St Cuthberts Parish Hall.
* Rosettes / Wristbands to be collected also from St Cuthberts Parish Hall on the morning of the ride. Please register names for oldest and youngest riders at the hall.
The hall is easy to find, it’s opposite the new visitor centre- look for the flags!

* Please note the change to this years timings. We will be arriving at Gainslaw later than usual. Approximately 1.45pm. The Trotting races will be held at approx 2.30pm. Leaving Gainslaw again at 3.15pm, arriving back into Berwick at 4.00pm.

Prize giving and after ride lunch at the Guildhall after, and everyone is welcome to our after ride party at the Black and Gold club at 7.00pm for food and a disco! There will be a shuttle bus to the B&G between 6.30-7.00pm, from the Guildhall.

Please email with any enquiries at berwickbounds@yahoo.co.uk.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us!

We hope you all have an enjoyable day!

Safe oot Safe in!! 🔵🔴🏇🏇


They have done it again!!

For the second year running Vintage upon Tweed have won the window dressing competition! Well done it looks fantastic!

Winner 2019- Vintage upon Tweed.

  • Second place this year went to Charles Mace and sons  

and Tidekettle took third! 


Well done to everyone and thank you for helping us to support and promote our historical ride!

Could you be the next Chief Marshal??

we are always actively seeking new members and future Chief Marshals for our committee who have a passion for our town and historical ride. if you think you have what it takes to become a Chief Marshal then have a look at the information below. 

Job Description:
You will be expected to represent Berwick Town as a Principal at key functions, events and at other Border Town
Common Rides.
Your duties will include: Your attendance at regular committee meetings and organising fundraising events. It will
also entail working with the committee, Berwick Town Council and other stakeholders to ensure the Riding of the
Bounds runs smoothly and seamlessly.
In return, you can expect to have a great time, meet new people and socialise with other Border Town Principals.
You will be following in the footsteps of many other principals over the centuries.
This is a three year post. Ex-Chief Marshals are expected to continue their work on the committee after they
have completed their 3 year service. You must be 18 years or over and live in the former Borough of Berwick upon
You will be an ambassador for Berwick Town. You will be required to act with grace and uphold the historical town
traditions of Berwick.
You do not need to be able to ride or own your own horse. All you need is a commitment to learn. Financial support
may be available.
(DID YOU KNOW: The Riding of the Bounds has been around since 1604!)
To express interest in being a Chief Marshal, please contact:
Rachel Hartley (Secretary: Berwick Riders Association),
4 Spittal Hall Road,
Berwick Upon Tweed,
TD15 2JW.
Email: berwickbounds@yahoo.co.uk

We are also looking for applications to become our Berwick Mascot 2019!

The post is for one year and applicant must be between 11-16 years.

Further details below!

Could you be the next Berwick Riding of the Bounds

This is an exciting one year opportunity for an exceptional young person from
Berwick upon Tweed.
You will be only be expected to represent Berwick Town as the Mascot at the
annual Riding of the Bounds.
To apply, you must be aged 11 to 16 and have parental permission. (You will be
required to have a parent or guardian with you at all times). You must also be
from the former Borough or Berwick upon Tweed.
Closing date for applicants is 18th February 2019. All applications will be
acknowledged. To be in with a chance, you will need to attend the Sashing Night
on 23rd March 2019, where the lucky new Mascot’s name will be drawn from a hat.
You do not need to be able to ride or own your own horse. All you need is a
commitment to learn.
Apply in writing via email, in person or post to:
Rachel Hartley (Secretary: Berwick Riders Association),
4 Spittal Hall Road,
Berwick Upon Tweed,
TD15 2JW.
Email: berwickbounds@yahoo.co.uk


We are a non-profit organisation consisting of riders, and non riders whose aim is to enhance this historic event to the whole community and continue to raise the profile of the Riding of the Bounds. We are the sole organisers of this very unique day.

We as the Berwick Riders Association are always actively looking for new members to join our committee.  We rely on Sponsors, Friends and Supporters. So if you can support us in any way, no matter how small please do get in touch.

Fundraising is the most important thing we do, so please do attend our events.  Come along to any of our meetings, we usually hold them on the first Tuesday of the month at The Pilot Inn, Berwick @ 7.30pm.

Regular updates can be found on our Facebook page ‘Berwick Riders Association’

If you think this is something that you may be interested in please contact us by CLICKING HERE

Berwick upon Tweed Riding of the Bounds – Hosted by Berwick Riders Association