TRF:Hi Julia. It was great getting your message about the TRF helping with your equestrian event. Could you give a little bit of background about the event?
Julia:The event was an Endurance GB long distance ride called ‘The Primrose (Canterbury) Ride’ held at the Riding for the Disabled centre at Chartham, near Canterbury in Kent. We run competitive ride and pleasure rides and also raise money for the RDA centre. The event itself was held on Sunday 7th May but we had assistance from the TRF on the Saturday as well.
TRF:How did the TRF help?
TRF:Some people might be surprised to see bikes and horses ‘working together’. Do the horses not get spooked by the bikes?
TRF:Is there a message that you would like to promote in terms of the future of these events?
Julia:An appreciation that motorcycle trail riders and horse riders are both minority groups and both face being marginalised. To help correct peoples’ misunderstandings and that we should all be working together for more and better off road access where we can share our love of the countryside.