St Patrick's Coast Endurance Ride - Downpatrick

26 April
The St Patrick's Coast Endurance Ride takes place in the beautiful countryside of Lecale, and Downpatrick.

Endurance Rides are only for advanced horse and rider combinations and are the hardest test for both.

Competitions usually begin with a mass start, and the riders aim to cover the distance as fast as they can, taking into account the terrain and welfare of their horse. During the Ride the rider will be required to present their horse to the vet at various set intervals to be checked as fit to continue.

Following each vet check there are compulsary rest periods called "holds" where the horse and rider can eat and take a breather before continuing. Many riders’ ultimate goal is the successful completion of an Endurance Ride. These vary from 40-100 miles (65–160 km) in a day or longer over several days.

Further details of this event will be released in 2014
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Downpatrick Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Lecale and Downpatrick
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