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A scheme run by Endurance GB (EGB) to let people experience competitive endurance riding before becoming a full member of the organisation, will continue for the 2013 season following its success last year.

Try before you buy” — which was started in 2011 — offers free registration for a horse and rider so they can take part in two competitive novice rides up to 40km before committing to membership.

“[The scheme] has become so popular we have decided to continue it for 2013,” said Endurance GB’s Jo Claridge.

“The number of people wanting to take up endurance riding is increasing all the time, making it one of the fastest growing equestrian disciplines.

“Many people who took part in Try before you buy in 2012 have now taken out full membership for this season.”

Participating riders will pay just the competitive ride entry fee of £37.

Riders may only participate in the scheme for one season — anyone who took part in 2012 will not be eligible to do so again in 2013.

For more information visit www.endurancegb.co.uk