Group of Endurance GB


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Endurance GB statement on COVID-19, 9.30pm, 16 March 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s statement today warning against both unnecessary social contact and non-essential travel within the UK due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Board of Endurance GB has taken the decision to cancel all rides with immediate effect.

Following an emergency meeting tonight, the Board agreed unanimously that in the light of the Government advice and in the interests of ensuring the sport placed no additional burden on the NHS or put the health and safety of members, volunteers and officials at risk, all ride activity would cease until at least the end of May

Endurance GB Chair Phil Nunnerley, said the situation would be under constant review in line with latest Government advice with the aim of resuming the season as soon as it is practical and safe to do so.

In the meantime, he said Endurance GB’s strong community would provide a bedrock of communication and mutual support.

He said: “This is a very sad situation but I know that during the enforced absence of the sport from the calendar, our members will pull together and our community will be an important focus for us all. I must underline again our thanks to all our organisers, officials, volunteers and staff for their support during these unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor the situation, will be in regular communication and will reopen sporting activity as soon as we are able.”

Esther Young, Operations Director said that Ride Organisers were being contacted about the decision and that members will have their ride entries refunded.

Kerry Dawson, Communications Director added that the Board would be looking at ways to boost communication and participation across Endurance GB’s social media channels in the coming weeks including webinars and online training activity so that members can share experiences and maintain interest and focus on the sport.

Endurance is the sport of competitive long distance horse riding. The governing body for Endurance in England and Wales is Endurance GB. 


There are 23 regional groups within the national organisation, the Northumberland & Tyneside group being the most northern. 


The group is also one of the smallest, but it enjoys much success with many members competing at national and FEI level.

The Northumberland & Tyneside group has a number of Pleasure / Training rides as well as our National ride Hexhamshire.



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