The Kimblewick Hunt
Stratfield Saye Sponsored Ride

Stratfield Saye

Stratfield Saye Sponsored Ride, Sunday August 6th 2017

A beautiful ride in the grounds of the elegant Stratfield Saye House, home to the Dukes of Wellington since 1817, by kind permission of Lord and Lady Mornington.

The ride is approximately ten miles with 25-30 optional fences which can be easily avoided by those preferring to enjoy a ride in some beautiful countryside without jumping. Several of the fences will have higher or more difficult alternatives.

Refreshments and hot and cold drinks are available on site, with photography by

Charities donated to are Thames Valley Air Ambulance, The Loddon School and Wyfold Riding for the Disabled.


Advance entries for the ride have now closed, however entries will be available at the ride for an additional £5 (i.e. £17 entry, plus £15 sponsorship).

Entries are £12 in advance plus the minimum sponsorship, and will be available on the day for £17 plus the minimum sponsorship, but numbers are strictly limited, so please enter in advance if you can.

Postal entries must be received by Wednesday August 2nd, online entries by midday on Friday August 4th.

Mrs Andy O’Regan
0118 983 3725 / 07788 587110 (please do not telephone the Secretary after 9.00pm)
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Conditions of entry

Entry fee and sponsorship

Each rider must pay an entry fee of £12 which includes paramedic cover. This is non-returnable under any circumstance, even in the unlikely event of cancellation of the ride. Late entries and entries on the day are £5 extra per rider, ie. £17 entry fee.

Each rider must also raise a minimum of £15 in sponsorship which must be paid in full on the day before the rider may start.

It is a condition of entry that sponsorship money is paid before starting the event.

Terms and conditions

  1. Hard hats (we advise cross country skull caps) and suitable footwear must be worn.
  2. Medical armbands and body protectors are strongly recommended.
  3. Horses and ponies must be over four years old.
  4. Only three attempts are allowed at each jump.
  5. Passing is allowed.
  6. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
  7. No bicycles.
  8. The decision of the Secretary on any matter shall be final.
  9. Failure to follow any instructions given by a steward may lead to disqualification.
  10. The Kimblewick Hunt may contact you in relation to this and other sponsored rides.


Horse-riding over man-made and other obstacles is an inherently dangerous activity and each rider must take all reasonable care and precautions to ensure that they and other riders, spectators, horses or property are not injured or damaged.

The Committee confirm that the course and fences have been inspected. Prior to making the course and fences available for inspection the Committee have exercised reasonable care in satisfying themselves that the fences are safe and secure.

During the event it is possible that the fences or course may become less safe and secure. All riders are under a continuing duty to notify the Committee of any damage which they cause to, or notice in, any fence or the course during the event. Any defects are to be notified to the Committee as it is not possible for the Committee to inspect each fence and the course after every rider has completed the course or any part of it.

The Committee, the Kimblewick Hunt, the landowners and all persons and organisations involved in the ride accept no liability for any damage to any person or property, howsoever caused, whether by negligence or otherwise.

Participants and spectators must make their own insurance arrangements.


From M4, Junction 11

Follow signposts for Basingstoke A33, straight over two sets of traffic lights, continue to the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway, turn right, follow the road to the end, turn left, turn first left, and turn left once more into Stratfield Saye House.

From Basingstoke

Follow A33 to Reading. Pass the Wellington Arms Hotel and turn left at the next roundabout. At the end of the road turn left, follow signs and turn left again.
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