Where: Cirencester Park
When: 10/04/21 to 11/04/21

Event Information


By kind permission of the Earl Bathurst

It’s Spring and Covid 19 restrictions continue but the Govt allows organised sporting events to start after 28th March as long as participants and organisers comply.

We have done our best so please follow the instructions and keep an eye on our VWH FB page.

Based in Cirencester Park at the Ivy Lodge Polo Ground, we welcome all ages and abilities making our fun ride a great schooling session or a fun hack for all the family. There is a huge variety of inviting optional fences catering for more experienced partnerships as well as complete novices.

With clearly signed trails covering over 10 miles of parkland in one of England’s most stunning estates, the Park boasts the most beautiful vistas with options for , 4, 6, 8 and 10 mile routes.





VWH NOSEBAG for burgers, bacon butties, tea and coffee (card only).


No farrier will be present on the day

A vet will be on call and you are asked to bring your own water and not leave horse droppings, straw, or other bedding when you leave the parking area.

Proudly supporting the Wiltshire Air Ambulance with raffle and donations


Withdrawal Date: 9 April 2021
VWH Fun Rides
Event Secretary
T: +44 (0)7962 251 696
(not after 7pm) Entry Queries

Event Classes

The following classes are available for the VWH SPRING RIDE 2021

Saturday 10:00 - 11:00
Family Group 4
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00
Family Group 4
Saturday 12:00 - 13:00
Family Group 4
Saturday 13:00 - 14:30
Family Group
Saturday 10:00- 11:00
Family Group of 6
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00
Family Group of 6
Saturday 12:00 - 13:00
Family group of 6
Saturday 13:00 - 14:30
Family Group of 6
Saturday 10:00 - 10:30
Saturday 10:00 - 10:30
Under 16
Saturday 10:30 - 11:00
Saturday 10:30 - 11:00
Under 16
Saturday 11:00 - 11:30
Saturday 11:00 -11:30
Under 16
Saturday 11:30-12:00
Saturday 11:30 - 12:00
Under 16
Saturday 12:00 - 12:30
Saturday 12:00 -12:30
Under 16
Saturday 12:30 - 13:00
Saturday 12:30 - 13:00
Under 16
Saturday 13:00 -13:30
Saturday 13:00 - 13:30
Under 16
Saturday 13:30 - 14:00
Saturday 13:00 -14:00
Under 16
Saturday 14:00 - 14:30
Saturday 14:00- 14:30
Under 16
Sunday 09:00 - 10:00
Family group of 4
Sunday 10:00- 11:00
Family Group of 4
Sunday 11:00 - 12:00
Family Group of 4
Sunday 12:00 - 13:30
Family Group of 4
Sunday 09:00 - 10:00
Family Group of 6
Sunday 10:00 - 11:00
Family Group of 6
Sunday 11:00 - 12:00
Family Group of 6
Sunday 12:00 -13:30
Family Group of 6
Sunday 09:00 - 09:30
Sunday 09:00- 09:30
Under 16
Sunday 09:30 - 10:00
Sunday 09:30 - 10:00
Under 16
Sunday 10:00 - 10:30
Sunday 10:00 - 10:30
Under 16
Sunday 10:30 -11:00
Sunday 10:30 - 11:00
Under 16
Sunday 11:00 - 11:30
Sunday 11:00 - 11:30
Under 16
Sunday 11:30 - 12:00

Entries & Entry Fees


All entries and payments ONLY made on-line at http://www.horse-events.co.uk

Book a 30 minute time slot, you will need to arrive before the time slot begins and be ready to start within the half hour you have booked.

Groups / Family please enter lead group name at the point of booking

No entries will be taken on the day. No cash payments.

Entry Fee: Adults £25 under 16’s £20

Family Group (2 x adults + 3 x children) £75

Family Group ( up to 6) £100

All entries are subject to a non refundable booking fee of £1.45 – £2


Rules of the Event:

1.              All entries and payments will be made on-line.

2.              Bring your own face covering or mask and hand sanitiser, there will be sanitiser available but be safe.

3.              No entries will be taken on the day.  No cash payments.

4.              Riders in a group please know the name of your group leader

5.              Groups will be restricted to a maximum of 6.

6.              Lorries and trailers must spread out.

7.              Riders must ride with control, within theirs and their horses capabilities.

8.              Passing is permitted but at the walk or trot giving warning.

9.              Follow the signed route only (yellow arrows on a blue background).

10. Take note of the waymarkers and the emergency phone numbers published at the start.

11. There will be a toilet on site but you must wear a mask / face covering when using, clean your hands both before and after.

12.  As it is an outdoor event, masks/ face coverings are not necessary, bar in the toilets.

13.  On completion of the ride, make sure you go through the finish and then please load up and leave in a timely manner.

14.  All riders must have 3rd party liability insurance, passports and horses should have been vaccinated against flu in the last 12 months. You should carry evidence of all with you.

15. Please observe standard social distancing measures:

a. Stay a minimum of 2m apart from people not from the same household when mounted and on the ground.

b. No handshaking or hugging.

c. Please cough or sneeze into a tissue, which should be taken home with you and discarded in a closed topped bin.

d. Wash/ sanitise your hands regularly and especially after touching something that has been touched by other people

e. Anyone (including non-riding support crew) found to be in breach of the above will be asked to leave, no refund of entry fee will be made.

Riding horses is a high-risk sport and riders taking part in this and other rides acknowledge this and do so at their own risk. The VWH Hunt will not be accountable or responsible for any loss, damage or injury to rider, horse or equipment howsoever caused, including Covid-19.

Conditions of Entry

1.     All riders must report to the start and on completion of the ride, to the finish.

2.     Follow all directions and requests from Marshals who are volunteers and there to help you.

3.     Riders retiring early must inform one of the stewards stationed on the course.

4.     Good riding manners and common sense are requested at all times.

5.     Hard hats and suitable clothing must be worn at all times.

6.     Horses to start between 09.30 am and 14:30. Riders are to abide by the Government guidelines due to the Coronavirus. (follow updates on FB)

7.     This ride is only suitable for riders experienced enough to ride across open country. There is no lower age limit for riders, but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

8.     Horses and ponies must be 4 years and over.

9.     Participants must have at least one mobile phone per group.

10.  Sorry No dogs, cyclists but you are free to walk.

Covid 19 Measures

Coronavirus (p.s. these will change as the Govt updates conditions).

We have had to make a few changes to our systems to enable us to operate within government guidelines, please help us to help you by following terms and conditions:

By attending the VWH Summer Fun Ride attendees acknowledge and agree that although the V.W.H Hunt has taken every precaution and follows Government Guidance, it is impossible to eliminate all risk and there remains the potential for unintended transmission of COVID-19. All those attending must play their part in minimising the risk to themselves and others by complying with the Government Guidelines as well as any on site instructions and signage.

If you are experiencing any cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness please stay at home.

  • You may only attend and ride with members of your own household / yard, and abide by the Rule of SIX.
  • All participants must have booked online in advance, entries will not be taken on the day.
  • You will be required to follow our Marshals’ guidance whilst on site and maintain distancing and hygiene measures that we have put in place for your safety.
  • Please ensure that you bring your own face covering and suggest hand sanitizer, face coverings must be worn in the toilets.



  • At the Ivy Lodge Polo Ground, Cirencester Park, GL7 6JT, do not try to enter from DaglingworthWhat is the minimum age?  Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. 14 – 17 year olds can ride alone, however an adult must sign in with them and wait for them to return
  • Where is it? – Please see the venue tab for map
  • How high are the jumps? All of the jumps range in height from 20cm-80cm.
  • Do I need to bring my horse passport? You are required by law to carry your horse passport with you at all times when you are away from your horse’s place of residence. Please note we may ask to see your passport and ask to check that you are within 12 months of your latest Equine Influenza jab at the time of the event. Please note that due to the current coronavirus movement restrictions for vets, we will not be requiring evidence of the 6 month booster at this time.
  • Can I cycle with a rider? Unfortunately, we cannot permit bicycles or other forms of transport in the Park, for the safety of both yourself and those on horseback.
  • Is there a photographer? Yes! Images can be purchased on site or by visiting http://www.lottie-elizabethphotography.com
  • Is there water on the course? No, but there is at the lorry park.
  • What safety equipment do I need to wear? A hard hat must be worn plus suitably protective clothing.
  • Is any of the course on a road?
  • Can I pay by cash / on the day? During the current Coronavirus situation, all bookings must be made online, in advance, including a Govt personal health assessment.
  • Horse Accommodation and B+B currently with Covid 19 this is not available but do ask others on the Fun Ride FB site,

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Venue Information

Beautiful Parkland on the edge of Cirencester, host to the VWH fun ride with dozens of rustic and inviting fences for all ages and abilities

Ivy Lodge Polo Ground, Cirencester Park, GL7 6JT, do not try to enter from Daglingworth.



1. Take the M4 motorway to the WEST out of London.

2. Exit the M4 motorway at JUNCTION 15 (Swindon East).

3. Taking a RIGHT turn at the motorway roundabout, Proceed NORTH up the A417 to Cirencester.

4. Exit the dual carriageway at the sign marked ‘CIRENCESTER INDUSTRIAL ESTATE’

5. Follow signs to the Royal Agricultural College and Stroud (you will go over 4 roundabouts)

6. Hopefully you will now be on the A419 to MINCHINHAMPTON & STROUD

7. The entrance to the park is approximately 1 mile from the last roundabout. You will notice Cirencester Park Polo Club signs opposite the entrance which is on the right.


1. Leave the M5 at Junction 11a to Cirencester on the A417 to the Airballoon roundabout. Take the second exit towards Cirencester and continue on the A417 over the next roundabout signed Cirencester and M4

2. After approximately 7 miles exit at the junction signed Stow and Cirencester and at the roundabout take the 4th exit A429 – towards Cirencester. Go straight over the next roundabout.

3. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit Following signs the The Royal Agricultural College (RAC) and Stroud on the A419. 4. You will go over three more roundabouts.

5. After the roundabout by the hospital you will go up a hill still following the A419

6. Take the second exit at the roundabout at the top of the hill on the A419 to Stroud, you will pass the RAC on the left

7. After another mile the entrance to the park is on the right hand side with signage on the opposite side of the road.

Please ensure that you adhere to the 20 MPH speed limit set in the park.


Cirencester Park, Cirencester, GL7 6JT
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