Windsor Cross-Country Horse Ride 2016

This annual and very popular event took place in Windsor Great Park on the weekend of 10th and 11th September 2016. Over 300 riders each day followed the 9 mile route through the beautiful park grounds. The course also included 30 optional jumps for the novice and experienced riders. The weather on Saturday was drizzle most of the day but the Sunday was cloudless and glorious. Burnham Lions helped on the start / finish line, checking the riders out and back. This was the 40th year for this event and during this time it has raised almost 2 million for local and international good causes and charities.

 

 

A welcome sight. Reading Lions provide the catering.

A welcome sight. Reading Lions provide the catering

Lions Diane and Harry help with announcements and logging

Lions Diane and Harry help with announcements and logging

Riders arrive and register with  Lion John MBE

Riders arrive and register with  Lion John MBE

Lion Simon prepares the rosettes for the finishers

Lion Simon prepares the rosettes for the finishers

Once registered, riders collect their numbers

Once registered, riders collect their numbers

Riders equipment store just outside

Riders equipment store just outside

Radio control point keeps in touch with helpers in the park

Radio control point keeps in touch with helpers in the park

Paramedics stand by for the safety of the riders

Paramedics stand by for the safety of the riders

More riders arrive and register

More riders arrive and register

Riders wait to start. Safety check first though

Riders wait to start. Safety check first though

A staggered flow of riders starting through the day

A staggered flow of riders starting through the day

Oops. Horse is keen to start but needs to go the other way

Oops. Horse is keen to start but needs to go the other way

More riders. Glad they chose sunny Sunday rather than soggy Saturday

More riders. Glad they chose sunny Sunday rather than soggy Saturday

Here come some riders for the Finish line after a brilliant day

Here come some riders for the Finish line after a brilliant day

 A view of the horse trailer park

A view of the horse trailer park

 

Smooth organization wait for the returning riders

Smooth organization wait for the returning riders

Almost there. Finish just ahead

Almost there. Finish just ahead

The scene from the horses' point of view at the start

The scene from the horses' point of view at the start

Checking everybody back and printing their certificates

Checking everybody back and printing their certificates

December

2017

Venue

Time

Thu 14th

Burnham Lions Club Meet

Royal British Legion; 9 Gore Road; Burnham SL1 8AA

20:00

The above dates may change without warning

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