Have you always wanted to give endurance riding a go, but been unsure where to start? If so, a new scheme from Endurance GB (EGB) could be for you.

EGB’s new Try Before You Buy incentive is aimed at riders wanting to experience competitive endurance riding for the first time.

It offers free registration for horse and rider, enabling them to compete in two novice rides of up to 40km in distance.

Rides run from February to October and there are over 100 to choose from all over the UK. Everyone who takes part in a race will be awarded a rosette on completion.

Although registration is free, all participants will still need to pay an entry fee of £36 per ride.

“Riding a great horse over lovely countryside is just a pleasure,” said Team GB endurance rider David Yeomans. “It’s great to go out there and enjoy the ride.”

To find out more on the scheme and the sport of endurance, go to www.endurancegb.co.uk.