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BERWICK BOUNDS – ROUTE TIMINGS 
SATURDAY 5th MAY 2018

        *** Timings and information for Saturday ***

  • Horsebox parking in Wallace Green and Parade car parks from 8am. Wagons will be parked in Wallace green area.
  • Riders rosettes can be collected in the morning from St Cuthberts Parish Hall. All riders under 16 years are required to wear an Identity wristband with emergency details on. These are free and can also be collected from St Cuthberts Hall in the morning.
  • Judging for the best turned out classes start at the slightly earlier time of 9.20 am
    will take place on the parade green in front of the Barracks (classes are BTO Junior, BTO Senior and new class –  BTO Principal.) Prize winners are asked to attend the prize giving at St Cuthberts Hall after the ride.
  • All riders are asked to be mounted in the parade car park by 9.30am
  • Riders should listen for the Senior Marshal to call the riders to order behind the Principals who will lead them to the Barracks Square at approximately 9.50am
  • The ‘Stirrup Cup’ will be served in the Barracks at 10.00 am
  • Riders will depart the Barracks at 10.30am moving in procession to the Town Hall.
  • The Gallop will take place before the rest break and can be viewed from Cantys Bridge at approximatley 12.30-1.00 pm. This is strictly weather Permitting.
  • 1.00 pm approx, trotting races in the field at Gainslaw Farm  – Weather Permitting.
  • 3.00 pm Approx. Ride returns to the town via Castle Terrace back to the Guildhall.
  • 3.30 pm After ride lunch and prize giving at St Cuthberts Parish Hall this year. ALL WELCOME.

PLEASE NOTE – Parking will not be permitted ON Canty’s Bridge – This is for the safety of the horses and riders. Parking will be available in The field at Gainslaw Farm – weather permitting.

In the event of bad weather parking will be on the road side.

NO SMOKING IN THE BARN AT GAINSLAW PLEASE.

DISCLAIMER.

  1. Riders participate at their own risk.
  2. Horsebox parking in Wallace green and parade car parks.
  3. Riders please assemble in parade car park.
  4. Marshals are appointed to assist in the smooth running of the cavalcade. Riders must obey their instructions at all times. Marshals can be identified by an armband.
  5. The Lead Marshal is the pacemaker on the ride and should not be overtaken unless authorised to do so.
  6. The route taken by the Lead Marshal is the only route you should take.
  7. Riders are requested to keep in pairs at all times when the cavalcade is on a road or street.
  8. The ride is not suitable for lead rein. All riders must be able to keep up with the pace of the cavalcade.
  9. All horses must be 5 years old and over and fit for purpose. If there are any doubts raised by a member of the public or a ride marshal, the senior ride marshal will have the authority to ask to see the horse’s passport.
  10. If a rider requires emergency assistance a Marshal should help. In the absence of a Marshal only one or two riders should stop and help. All other riders should carry on unless halted by the Lead Marshal.
  11. If a rider has to leave the ride it may be quicker to return by road. If returning through fields always remember to close gates
  12. Any riders leaving the ride at any point will not be covered by the ride insurance and will not be allowed to re-join the ride.
  13. Riders who fail to obey instructions may be asked to leave the ride.
  14. It is compulsory for riders to wear protective head gear to British Standard requirements at all times when mounted.
  15. ‘ICE’ identification wristbands will be offered to all riders on the morning of the ride. These will be compulsory for riders under 16 years of age.
  16. First Aid will be in attendance. In the event of a fall or injury, riders are required to be assessed by a medic. You may continue with the ride if the medic considers you fit to do so. Anyone who refuses medical assistance and continues to ride does so at their own risk. Anyone who suffers a fall or injury must report to a Marshal at Gainslaw Hill or the Parade car park at the end of the ride to fill out an accident form.
  17. Official quad bikes only.

WE HOPE EVERYONE HAS AN ENJOYABLE DAY!!

Register to Ride 

The Riding of the Bounds route is approximately 15 miles and is a fast paced ride at times. The ride is not suitable for lead rein. All riders must be able to keep up with the pace of the cavalcade and should only be attempted by competent riders and fit horses/ponies.

Although it is free to ride, we ask that every rider registers with us so we have names and an idea of numbers for insurance purposes.

Under 16’s are required to wear an identity wristband – provided free on the morning of the ride.

By registering to ride you are agreeing to follow the rules on the disclaimer below.

Please read the disclaimer below and use the subject box on the form below to leave the name of rider (or list of names if you are registering for a group. )

Disclaimer – please read before registering.

1. Riders participate at their own risk.
2. Horsebox parking in Wallace green and parade car parks.
3. Riders please assemble in parade car park.
4. Marshals are appointed to assist in the smooth running of the cavalcade. Riders must obey their instructions at all times. Marshals can be identified by an armband.
5. The Lead Marshal is the pacemaker on the ride and should not be overtaken unless authorised to do so.
6. The route taken by the Lead Marshal is the only route you should take.
7. Riders are requested to keep in pairs at all times when the cavalcade is on a road or street.
8. The ride is not suitable for lead rein. All riders must be able to keep up with the pace of the cavalcade.
9. All horses must be 5 years old and over and fit for purpose. If there are any doubts raised by a member of the public or a ride marshal, the senior ride marshal will have the authority to ask to see the horse’s passport.
10. If a rider requires emergency assistance a Marshal should help. In the absence of a Marshal only one or two riders should stop and help. All other riders should carry on unless halted by the Lead Marshal.
11. If a rider has to leave the ride it may be quicker to return by road. If returning through fields always remember to close gates
12. Any riders leaving the ride at any point will not be covered by the ride insurance and will not be allowed to re-join the ride.
13. Riders who fail to obey instructions may be asked to leave the ride.
14. It is compulsory for riders to wear protective head gear to British Standard requirements at all times when mounted.
15. ‘ICE’ identification wristbands will be offered to all riders on the morning of the ride. These will be compulsory for riders under 16 years of age.
16. First Aid will be in attendance. In the event of a fall or injury, riders are required to be assessed by a medic. You may continue with the ride if the medic considers you fit to do so. Anyone who refuses medical assistance and continues to ride does so at their own risk. Anyone who suffers a fall or injury must report to a Marshal at Gainslaw Hill or the Parade car park at the end of the ride to fill out an accident form.
17. Official quad bikes only.

Please note – Parking will not be permitted on Canty’s Bridge. This is for the safety of horses and riders.

Parking will be available in the field at Gainslaw Hill Farm – weather permitting or in the event of bad weather parking will be on the roadside.