ANNUAL CAMPAIGN ‘Ride Out UK’ kicked off this weekend, with the aim of raising awareness and funds to improve safe off-road routes for horses and riders across the UK.

The British Horse Society are behind the campaign and are encouraging people to explore their local area and along the way raise crucial funds for the Ride Out Fund.

Since 2015 the annual challenge – which runs until the end of October – has provided funding for projects which open and/or enable safe off-road equestrian routes throughout the UK.

There are several ways to get involved such as through organised rides, a ‘Rideathon, or a sponsored hacking challenge.

The Rideathon challenges people to ride 70km and raise £70 (or more) but the horse charity says the campaign isn’t just for horse riders.

Participants can also complete the challenge on foot, bike or horse and will all receive a BHS Ride Out UK 2021 rosette and personalised certificate for their contribution.

For more information on how to take part in the Rideathon challenge, visit the website: