The Committee

Chairman – Linda Fiddes

Welcome again to the annual Riding of the Bounds.

Our comeback in April 2022 after a Covid enforced 2 year break was brilliant. We had a record number of spectators and a huge number of horses. We hope to repeat, and even better that number this year.

This historic event is organised by the Berwick Riders Association, a small group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds and to promote our amazing town throughout the borders and raise awareness of the event within Berwick. On behalf of myself and the committee, I hope that you enjoy it and have a fantastic day out.

I would like to wish our 2023 Chief Marshal Kieran a fantastic year in his post, enjoy every moment and trust me, you blink and it’s over! Wear your sash and rosette with pride!I would like also to wish Julia all the best in her final year and know that being the utmost professional that she is, will guide and support both Kieran and Gemma at every opportunity during her left-hand year.We also welcome Gemma as right-hand principal. You are just beginning your journey, enjoy it, this three-year post is one you will never forget; you will make forever friendships and create memories you will always treasure.

This event as you can imagine takes a lot of planning and funding and it would not be possible without the continued support of the committee, friends, sponsors, local businesses, Landowners, and individuals. I would like to thank every single person who has contributed towards the day.

The committee wish to also extend their gratitude to the following for their assistance: the people of Berwick, the Freemans Guild, The Freemen Trustees, our town mayor Mr Greener, Berwick Town Councillors, Northumberland County Council, Simpsons Malt, Madeleine Knight, Michael Herriot, Andrew Smith, Berwick Pipe Band, Rapid Reaction, Northern View and The Free Trade.

We owe a massive thankyou to Galedin Vets for giving us a vet and following our ride F.O.C to make sure that our beloved horses are well looked after and safe on the day.

I would also like to extend our gratitude to our ride and road marshals who give up their own time to ensure a safe day for all, thank you guys for your continued support.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to wish every rider taking part Safe Oot, Safe In.

Linda Fiddes

Chairman

Berwick Riders Association

Postholders 2023/24

  • Chairman – Mrs Linda Fiddes
  • Vice Chairman – Mrs Courtnay Forster
  • Treasurer – Mrs Elizabeth Horn
  • Secretary – Mrs Laura Hunter & Mrs Janet Grant
  • Ride Liaison Officer – Mrs Lorraine Stark

Other members

  • Rebecca Tait
  • Julia Szoneberg
  • Graeme Stark
  • Steve Lowdon
  • Caitlin Grant
  • Joe-Ann Rigby