Great turnout for Riding of the Bounds

The decision to move the Riding of the Bounds to a Saturday paid off in spectacular style with more than 80 horses and riders participating and large crowds gathering in Berwick town centre to watch .

Thursday, 10th May 2018, 06:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 12:35 pm
Berwick Riding of the Bounds 2018 Picture by Jane Coltman

Jude Eltringham, chairman of Berwick Riders Association, said: “I’d like to thank the people of Berwick who turned out in force to support the ride. It now feels like the town is achieving a ride to be proud of, a community event for all.

“The turnout of riders was amazing and the change to a Saturday has certainly made it possible for younger riders and more spectators to join us.

Berwick Riding of the Bounds 2018 Picture by Jane Coltman

“The committee look forward to building on this year’s success and working in partnership for next year’s ride with bigger aspirations for the town.”

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Berwick’s principals (pictured) led the way, while

the equine division of 5 Military Intelligence was a welcome addition.

Army cadets, scouts, cubs, beavers and the Freemen’s Guild were also thanked, along with main sponsor Simpsons Malt, other sponsors, friends, volunteers, Northumberland County Council, Berwick Town Council and the civic party, Hay Heavy Horses, Berwick Pipe Band and Northumbria Police.

Berwick Riding of the Bounds 2018 Picture by Jane Coltman

The Border Bash Scooter Boys were also thanked for changing their rideout plans.

The committee are looking for any person over the age of 18 who would like to be considered as a principal for the future or be involved with the day

The 410th riding of the Bounds will take place on Saturday, May 4 and groups who would like to be involved please contact berwickbounds@yahoo.co.uk