Riding of the Bounds – Saturday 4th May 2019

                         RIDE REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!

To register please read the disclaimer in the ride info section and send riders names via the contact form. This year’s slightly different ride timings can also be found there.

WINDOW DRESSING COMPETITION 2019

Winner 2018 – Vintage upon Tweed.

 

Calling all local shops and businesses…. How about winning a trophy??

Entries for our increasingly popular window dressing competition are now being taken…

It is completely free to enter! All we ask is that you decorate your windows a week or so before the Riding of the Bounds and leave it up until after the ride on the Saturday 4th May.

You can decorate it however you like as long as it promotes are historical ride in some way, either with a horse theme and/or with our Berwick colours of Red and Royal blue.

We had some fantastic entries last year and Vintage upon Tweed took the trophy!

All you have to do is register your business either by

  • email to berwickbounds@yahoo.co.uk
  • via our facebook page
  • or through the contact form on this website ( stating ‘shop window entry’)

***  Judging will take place on Sunday 28th April   ***

This year you will see lots of our own decorations within the town to brighten up our high street!
We also will be decorating a shop window of our own! But don’t worry we wont be competing for the trophy!

We can’t wait to see your designs, and don’t forget to register or we won’t know you are taking part!!

Good Luck 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
Tweed.
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
Mascot?

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.
GOOD LUCK!
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

 

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DAVID GUTHRIE -CASTRUM PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

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