Amber Valley Riders is a non-competitive pleasure riding group, organised entirely by volunteers. Our aim is to allow members to enjoy riding their horses along bridleways, tracks and country lanes for pleasure!
It is a legal requirement to always carry your Equines passport when travelling and we ask all equines to be up to date with their annual Equine Flu Vaccinations.
At our Events, passport & visual horse health checks will be carried out, until such a time it is deemed no longer necessary.
We have rides every month from March through to end December. There is an annual dinner at the end of the season when the Awards are given. If you complete all rides you qualify for Platinum and then there will also be gold, silver and bronze awards for riders who complete fewer rides, descending on a one point tally system. You may ride on your own or we will try and find you someone to ride with.An entry form is sent out via email to our members & will also be available for download on our website on the rides dates page, on our ride calendar. Our rides are usually between 7 and 15 miles and usually start between 9.30am and 11 am but check individual rides. You are expected to complete the ride in a reasonable time i.e. about 3 hours. At the Ride Organisers discretion you may be allowed to leave after the last start time but will be asked to complete the shorter route if there is one available. The basic price of a ride for members is £15 inc any parking or permit fees which have to be paid to a landowner(s). (Individual rides may vary for various reasons)
Non-members are allowed on our rides, but pay a higher entry fee. Due to increased members numbers some rides may be made members only. If a member helps to marshall on the day instead of riding, this will count towards the end of season awards. AVR Ltd will also give our helpers a food voucher, rosette & £15 to show our appreciation of your time.