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Emma Bowyer

Riding the Ridgeway for Ride High

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On 29th April I'll be setting off on another horseback adventure to raise money for a fantastic charity - [url=https://www.ridehigh.org/index]Ride High.[/url][/p][p]This time I'll be riding the Ridgeway National Trail, following a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers the 140km long Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes through downland, secluded valleys and woodland.[/p][p]The Ridgeway runs from West Kennet, nr Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon, passing through 6 counties - Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, West Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire.[/p][p]Sadly the Ridgeway is only partially bridleway, around halfway at Streatley it becomes a footpath so I will be following adjacent trails - The Swan Way & The Icknield Way to Ivinghoe where I will then complete the last few miles to Ivinghoe Beacon on foot.[/p][p]I will be taking my trusty trail partner, 16 yr old Appaloosa mare 'Touch the Clouds' (aka Maddy), and will be joined by friend and fellow horseback adventure seeker Charlotte with her quarter horse gelding 'Floyd'. We will be riding unsupported, carrying all our kit & supplies in our saddle panniers. I have included some photos below from a previous trip along The South Downs Way.[/p][p][b]I am delighted to be using this trip to raise money for a VERY worthy cause - [/b][/p][p][url=https://www.ridehigh.org/view/watch-the-ride-high-film]Ride High[/url] [i]is a charity that aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses and ponies. They effect lasting change in a child’s attitude, self-confidence and life prospects so they become happy, confident young people who are positively engaged in the outside world. [/i][/p][p][i]Ride High work with 88 children aged 8-17 every week, particularly those living in the most deprived areas for whom there is no or little support available. All the children are referred to them by childcare professionals to ensure that they’re working with those that need them most. They all face a variety of challenges that make everyday life a struggle, they maybe in foster care, a young carer, suicidal or self-harming or a victim of abuse of neglect.[/i][/p][p][i]Ride High offers a unique and innovative approach to engage with these children. Their programme helps children to develop essential communication and teamwork, social and literacy skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem to enable them to go out into the world and fully participate.[/i][/p][p][b]Please help me achieve my target and donate a few pounds if you can, it will make my aching limbs and saddle sores far more bearable ;) the trip is self funded so every penny you donate will go to the charity! xx[/b][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

29 Apr 2019



May 7, 2019

Teresa Sparks

Good luck Emma xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019


You have really inspired my children with both the cause and your adventure.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019


Well done Emma, thank you for sharing your Ridgeway journey.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 5, 2019

Jackie Harris

Great achievement for a very worthy cause, well done!


May 5, 2019

Lucie Stone

Well done all four of you. Fantastic adventure and great cause. 😀

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Viks W

Absolutely inspiring trip Em, loving keeping up with your travels on FB.....what beautiful countryside we have 😊 xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Viv Thomas

Great job ladies and your gorgeous horses! Looks like an amazing adventure 👏👏👏

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

K Macgilchrist

Inspired by your trip. Amazed by your horses, particularly on that fast road.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Amanda Braham

Wow. You are both having a wonderful time with your trusty steeds and what a magical time of the year to be in the saddle.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

Helen Mathie

Keep going guys!! xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid