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Exmoor Calvert Horseshoe – 30th May 2016

Calvert Trust Exmoor is running the Exmoor Calvert Horseshoe, an open country horse riding event on the second Bank Holiday in May, 30th May 2016.



‘The Exmoor Calvert Horseshoe’ is actually two alternative rides through beautiful Exmoor countryside taking place on the same day. The First ride is a 15 kilometre leisure ride, open to all riders over the age of six. The second is a 25 kilometre endurance ride, for adult riders only.


Both rides start from Comer’s Gate, near Withypool. From here the riders pass over Room Hill, down the Barle River valley towards Winsford, then north to Luckwell Bridge and on to Dunkery Gate.

From Dunkery Gate the two rides split; the Leisure riders head west on Dunkery Hill and towards Hillhead Cross, and the Endurance riders head north-east from Dunkery Gate to Webber’s post, and on passed Cloutsham Ball to Prickslade and Horner Woods. Both routes are circular and return to the finish at Comer’s Gate.


Robin Nicoll, Head of Fundraising at Calvert Trust Exmoor (and a keen horse rider) said; “Exmoor Calvert Horseshoe is not only a wonderful open country ride through some beautiful parts of Exmoor, it’s also an excellent way to support Calvert Trust Exmoor, enabling us to introduce more people with disabilities to the joys of horse riding and carriage driving. Duke (my 17.2 hand grey Irish Draught) and I are looking forward to taking part in the Endurance ride; We’d love to see you there!””


Entry Prices are as follows:

Endurance Ride; 

Adults only £25


Leisure Ride:

Riders of 18 and over; £20 each

Riders between 13 and 18: £15 each

Riders of between 6 and 12:  £10 each

Family group riding together:  £10 per rider.


To find out more information or sign up, please visit, or email Robin on


The event is supported by Rosettes Direct, the UK’s largest rosette manufacturer and supplier of show sundries, who are kindly providing Rosettes for all riders.



Riding Image © Ian Wigley and used with his kind permission.

Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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