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  • The East Kent Ride - April 2014

Attracting 600 entrants each year and in its 37th year, The East Kent Ride is one of the country's largest and most popular sponsored rides.

Following a 10 mile cross-country course across some of the area's most striking countryside, with a range of approximately 18 optional fences, the event offers an exceptional ride for all abilities, from the most tentative to the most adventurous. At each fence there is an option between a two foot or three foot jump, in addition to five bonus jumps at various sites around the course, which are more challenging and possibly larger.

Not distracting from the fun and enjoyment of the event, The East Kent Ride is a sponsored event with the aim of raising money for charity and has so far raised in excess of £200,000 since its conception.

A minimum sponsorship of £5 is required along with each entry, though obviously with the proceeds going to such worthy causes as the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance, entrants are encouraged to attract as much sponsorship as possible.

A bottle of wine was given to those riders with £75 or more in sponsorship that was paid in full on the day.

Milbourn Equine was delighted to have been able to support this event.

Milbourn Equine Team attending the 2014 East Kent Ride at Olantigh Park near Wye, Kent. Vet Sarah Wood, Branch Manager Marion Giles, Equine Nurse Rachel Hayes & Equine Receptionist Kim Rummery with Kim’s dog Tia and Marion’s dog Louie