The WDBA supports
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

Ash Ranges Fun Ride Raises £653

Nearly 40 riders and their horses tackled a gruelling 10-mile ride across undulating and challenging military land on the Ash Ranges Ride last October.

Riders and horses of all ages, shapes and sizes came from as far afield as Crawley Down, Billingshurst, Southwater, and even Bristol, to take part in the popular annual event. In glorious weather, riders enjoyed stunning scenery and returned back to base at the Ash Ranges Headquarters tired and happy, with comments such as ‘fantastic’ and ‘brilliant’.


The ride was the first opportunity for the WDBA to issue each rider with a numbered tabard for safety reasons, purchased thanks to a grant from Worplesdon County Councillor Keith Witham. It was also the first time the WDBA had used Equo, Horse & Hound’s new online events’ entry system that was launched last month. The WDBA was selected as one of the first users of the new system.

The WDBA made a £653 profit from the ride, money that is earmarked for future projects which benefit horse riders and keep them safe, as well as all users of open spaces in and around Worplesdon.

Natalie Wiggins and Helena Hawkins

Maria Sayer and Michelle Lewis


Kim Derry and Martha Dlaboha Morris



WDBA Goes National!

July 2013's issue of Horse & Rider magazine includes a five-page article featuring the WDBA. It's a great testimony to our achievements that a national magazine chose to contact us for our opinion.

Read the article here.

Horse and Rider Magazine

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