Best Dressed Silhouette Horse This was a competition we started last year and its proving to be very popular! Each year we send out wooden horse silhouettes to schools and community groups for them to decorate. We then put photos of these on our Facebook page for people to vote for their favourite. This years…
Berwick Riders Association Christmas raffle It’s time for our first ever Christmas raffle! We have a huge selection of prizes for our main raffle thanks to Berwick’s amazing local businesses! Alongside this raffle we will be doing a separate 50:50 raffle. Who doesn’t love a cheeky Christmas cash prize. Raffle strips are available for purchase…
SHOP WINDOW DRESSING COMPETITION 2023 We had over 20 entries into our competition this year! These have been a real talking point in the town! So many different designs and themes and they were so good that our judges really struggled this year. Our best dressed window winner with full marks went to Charles Mace &…
Our 3 Principals have had an extremely busy summer! Rebecca, Beth and Courtnay have visited many of the border town’s sashing/installation events where each town installs their new principals for the year. June 2018 Our 3 Principals and our Mascot Kieran all took part in Yetholm’s annual rideout ‘ Stobstanes’. Stobstane’s is always a great…
Riding of the Bounds 2018 Well that’s it over for another year! What an amazing day!! We could not have asked for better weather although a little hot and with no rain for a while the ground was very hard! A cavalcade of 85 horses took part this year! A very well done to our…
A huge thank you to 5th Berwick Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who recently held a coffee morning and a very fun and successful Bingo night in aid of the Riding of the Bounds and managed to raise a whopping £636 for us! They have supported us for several years now and we are extremely grateful…
Sashing of the Chief Marshal 2018 On Saturday 24th March we held our Sashing event. Our 2017 Chief Marshal Bethany Innes was piped to the Guildhall where she returned the Berwick Flag back to the Mayor. All principals were de-sashed and we sadly had to say good bye to our Left hand man Rachel Martin.…
Saturday 25th November - Christmas Shopping Day 10am-4.00pm, Guildhall, Berwick.
Saturday 16th March 2024 - Sashing Event.
Could you be the next Chief Marshal?
Berwick Bounds 2023
And as quick as that it's over for another year! We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in this years ride. Although the weather was a bit iffy at times and it was incredibly cold, 67 horses and riders braved the cold to follow the Chief Marshal and his Principals on their big day and a great ride was had by all!
Sadly this year we couldn't have our now infamous river crossing. After spending a couple of hours on the Friday wading about in the river, head scratching and trying and failing to find a safe crossing point it was decided to cancel it for this year. The safety of our horses and riders is paramount and although there were a few disappointed faces there were some very relieved ones too! No idea why 🙂
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came out to help and support us on ride day but a huge thanks must go to the following people...
All of our Landowners who kindly let us cross their land so we can carry on this tradition
Rapid Reaction for excellent first aid for our humans..
Galedin Vets for supplying us with FREE veterinary care from vet Michael Morrison. Its a real comfort to know that a vet is following the cavalcade to look after our equine friends.
Sunbelt Rentals for Road Closures
Berwick Town Council and the Freemen for help with funding
All of our ridden and foot marshals, without you guys we would really struggle!
Berwick pipe Band
Chain Bridge Honey Farm for providing the 'Big Red Bus' and to air cadets for providing their minibus.
Frank Gibson ATV centre and Wattie Aitken Farming for Donating us Quad Bikes to use on the day.
Ancroft Tractors for forklift and driver to help put up and take down our street bunting.
And to everyone else who donates their time, services and support, Thank You!NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED
Berwick Riders Association are the group responsible for organising the annual Riding of the Bounds on bank holiday weekend closest to the 1st May every year.
We are looking for mature, enthusiastic and committed individuals, 18 years and over, to sit on the committee and help us make the event even more of a success than it currently is. No special skills are needed, you don’t even need to be a rider, just as long as you are willing to give a bit of your time to show off one of the town’s best assets and make Berwick proud of its historic tradition.
Applications of interest are also invited from anyone who would like to become a Principal (18 years and over) or a Mascot (15 years and under on May 1st) and represent the town at various Common Ridings during the season.
Please contact the Secretary or any committee member for informal advice on joining us.