Ride with the Lions

Our 39th Annual Charity Horse Ride was held on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at Broughton Castle, nr. Banbury.

Riders passing by Broughton Castle at the start of the ride

The ride covers 10 miles of Oxfordshire countryside, starting and ending at Broughton Castle, and includes free entry to the Swalcliffe Park Equestrian Centre cross country jumps.  A short route is also available (although this does not go as far as Swalcliffe).  For any queries, please email:  horseride@banburylions.co.uk

As always, we would like to give thanks to the local farmers for the use of their lands. We would also like to thank Lord and Lady Saye and Sele for allowing use of the grounds of Broughton Castle.

In 2016 we raised over £1200 on the day!

Lion Rita Kimberger presented a cheque to one of our chosen charities, Riding for the Disabled (Stratford-upon-Avon).

Lion Rita presenting a cheque to RDA

Below are comments from some satisfied customers:

'We just wanted to say thank you to everyone for a fantastic fun ride yesterday. It’s the second time we’ve been (1st time was 2010) and it was great having access to the cross country jumps – especially as there were lots of little ones for those of us who are not very brave over jumps


The ride itself was fabulous, no road work and loads of places to canter. The signs meant you couldn’t possibly get lost (unlike lots of other fun rides where the signs are non-existent!) and there were loads of people helping out on opening gates etc. which made it so much more fun


Brilliant ride, fabulously organised – definitely the best we’ve been on. I hope you’ve managed to raise the amount of money you were aiming for as you all deserved to do so'


'Just a quick e mail to say a huge thank-you to you and your team for making the fun ride yesterday, such a great experience.

We had a lovely afternoon - many thanks for all the hard work that made it happen!'

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