MOST people don’t associate endurance riding with a bundle of laughs – an evening spent in the company of Sally Toye on Wednesday, May 23 will soon put that right!
Sally is an experienced endurance rider (and was a commercial airline pilot in a past life), who has successfully competed in some of the longest, toughest and most spectacular endurance rides in the world – including our very own St. Patrick’s Coast Ride. She has an inexhaustible fund of funny (and sometimes hair-raising) stories of her exploits on the trail and the struggles experienced in her training regime – come and hear about nights spent on the open Steppe with a half wild pony in the 1,000km Mongolian Derby or negotiating No Hands Bridge in the dark on an unknown mount in the Tevis Cup or learning how to fall safely from a rearing horse!
She can also offer help and advice on planning your own and your horse’s progression to fitness, whether you aspire to 100 mile rides in the wild yonder or 10 mile hacks round the local forest park.
The evening is being organised by St. Patrick’s Coast Ride, with support from Ulster Branch of ILDRA and Baileys Horse Feeds. Tickets cost £10 including refreshments – entry is free for all ILDRA and URRA members, as well as under 18s, with discount vouchers available for St. Patricks Coast Ride. A collection will be taken to benefit a number of charities, including the new Air Ambulance NI. Pre-booking on www.event-pal.com/sally is essential for all, including free tickets.
When: Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm
Where: Computer Science Building, 18 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RT.