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Frensham Sponsored Horse Ride

(Previously the Frensham Sponsored Ride)

The ride will start and finish as previously at Stockbridge Farm (op. Tilford Church) in an 18 acre site with 20 foot wide access gates, ample parking, a large marquee, toilets and refreshment facilities will be provided.  This all-weather course is over 10 miles on well drained sandy, undulating, heath land with hills in beautiful scenery. It offers a variety of optional cross country jumps 2’6″ / 2’9″. Other optional more challenging jumps have been introduced for the bolder horse and rider. The course is well marked with directional arrows and each jump flagged by, red signs on the right and white signs on the left. Stewards are located at each cluster of jumps to provide assistance if necessary. All have radio communication with the base station.

Other X country events held on the day include ‘Children’s in-hand’, ‘Dog & Handler’ & ‘Ride with Confidence’.

Many thousands of pounds have been raised by the ‘Frensham Sponsored Ride’ over the event’s 40 years history. All funds raised have been distributed to local individuals, organisations and charities – this will continue under the auspices of the ‘Farnham Hedgehogs’.

Countdown to the Ride

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How to Enter

We request that the sponsorship money promised is not less than the suggested voluntary donation of £20.00. Rider Recognition & Sponsorship Awards for amounts collected greater than £20.00 are significant and are identified below.

All riders will also receive a 2018 ROSETTE on completion of the course.

 Entering online using Equo

This year’s entry fee is £10.00 (non-refundable) plus £20.00 the minimum recommended sponsorship! Both amounts (£30.00) need to be paid when applying.  Get a sponsorship form which can be downloaded from this web site to assist you collecting  the minimum suggested  amount when entering online.  When you enter please ensure that you indicate your ‘preferred start time’. On receipt of your entry we will email you your ‘allocated start time’. We will obviously try and ensure we either give your preferred time or give you a time as close as possible to your preference. As before we expect many hundreds of Riders and sometimes meeting your preferred time might not be possible. An early entry will clearly help.

Remember, when entering to indicate your individual CLASS.

JUNIORS – Under 16 yrs.      SENIORS – 16 yrs to 39 yrs.   VETERANS  –  40 yrs  and over .

Click on logo below to enter for the ride.

Equo Logo

Entry by Post

Postal Entry – using the ‘Entry Form’ in the ‘RIDE SCHEDULE’ or ‘download’  the ‘ENTRY’ and ‘SPONSORSHIP FORM’S  below.

We request that the total sponsorship money promised is not less than the suggested voluntary amount of £20.00.

PLEASE send a cheque for £30.00 payable to: “The Hedgehogs”

Mrs Chris Cook (FSHR Secretary)
8 Sandy Lane Cottages, Sandy Lane,
Rushmoor, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2ET

If you have an email address then we will use this to respond with a Rider Number and allocated Start Time. If you don’t have an email address then please include a stamped self addressed envelope with your cheque so that we can send you confirmation,
your rider number and allocated start time.

When applying by post or email the closing time for these applications will need to be received by 15th April 2018!

Regardless of how you sign up for the Frensham Sponsored Horse Ride, how about setting up and sharing your sponsorship page with your friends and family by simply clicking on the logo below. 

2018 Rider Recognition and Sponsorship Awards

For this years event we are introducing a two-part initiative  in our plans to recognise great Rider sponsorship support.

1)    The three top Riders from each ‘individual class’ who collect the largest amount of sponsorship monies will be presented with a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE “HAT SILK” indicating their respective sponsorship achievements. We hope that these sponsorship achievers will then be happy to undertake the Ride event wearing these “HAT SILKS” which we would obviously like to photograph.  9 Riders in all will therefore receive recognition for their exceptional work.

2)   THE TOP SPONSORSHIP RIDER will in addition receive a unique EVENT SASH!

3)   All these recognised Riders will be entitled to an award from what we have called, our ‘AWARDS BUCKET’. This ‘Awards Bucket’ will contain an increasing number of awards which we expect to be donated between now and the date of the Ride. We will ensure that all Riders recognised above will receive at least one of these awards.

To see what’s currently in the Award’s Bucket

Click on the BUCKET 

NOTE;THE SPONSORSHIP MONIES RECEIVED OR NOTIFIED WILL BE ASSESSED AT 0900hrs ON 21APR18 – 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EVENT. This process will be the sole means of determining the AWARDS. Additionally, we will endeavour to get the top collecting Rider’s personal ‘Horse & Rider Landscape’ photograph published in ‘Horse & Hound’. This Rider’s photo will also have the possibility of being selected for the Hedgehogs  ‘ Love Farnham 2019 Charity Calendar’ – circulation 1,500 plus.

Ride Information downloads

Ride Schedule Pamphlet
Ride Entry Form
Ride Sponsor Form

Getting Here

From Guildford

Take the A3 and enter the Hindhead Tunnel signposted Portsmouth and Petersfield. As you exit the tunnel take slip road signed Hindhead, Grayshott Haslemere. At first roundabout turn right towards Hindhead. At second roundabout take exit towards Hindhead. At third roundabout go straight on towards Hindhead. At mini roundabout take first exit on to A287 towards Farnham. After approx. 0.5 mile turn right signed Rushmoor and Tilford.

After approx. 5 miles – entrance on right

From Portsmouth

Do not enter the Hindhead Tunnel. Leave the A3 at the slip road before the entrance to the Hindhead Tunnel. At the roundabout follow signs to Hindhead. At second roundabout go straight on towards, Hindhead. At mini roundabout take first exit on to A287 towards Farnham. After approx. 0.5 miles turn right signed Rushmoor and Tilford.

After approx. 5 miles – entrance on right

From Farnham



Lorries: From Farnham → Hindhead A287 pass Frensham pond on right. Next left into Jumps Road→ to T junction at Bel and The Dragon Hotel – turn left and approx. 2.2 miles the entrance is on the right

Private cars: Over railway crossing out of Farnham – bear right on Tilford Road

Detailed Travel Directions & Map

Event Facilities


There is ample parking at the site managed by parking stewards and 20′ access gates.

On site for all your refreshment needs including a covered seating area.
Course Mid Point Catering:- Guide Association runs a refreshment point situated two thirds of the way along the route, GU10 2JN, for riders who may like to take a break and meet up with friends.
The cost is £1 payable at the start.

 will photograph still and action shots available to purchase on the day and for use in future promotional activity such as the following years event.

On call should veterinary treatment be required. (Contact made via the secretary)

East Sussex Ambulance Service will be in attendance

SNACK & TACK for all your equestrian tack, clothing and accessory needs.

ON-SITE SERVICES available at rider’s expense.

Equivet Mobile Horse Veterinary Services for the availability of equine veterinary services at this event. We are indebted to Eamon Smyth MRCVS and team. On site phone number:  Mob; 07855 272272

Farrier Services:- We are also indebted to Simon Wright for the availability of Farrier services at this event.  Mob; 07501 821985

Frensham dogs

Other  X  Country Events on the day


Enter on the day. Entry fee £6. The course opens at 9am and closes at 3pm.
An encouraging course for horse and rider designed to give ample time, without pressure, to attempt a variety of cross country jumps not exceeding 1’6 within the confines of a 15 acre field adjacent to the main show at Stockbridge Farm.
Stewards will be on duty to assist if necessary.
Rosette for all who take part.


Enter on the day. Entry fee £6. The course opens at 9am and closes at 3pm.
Course time approx. 20mins.
An inviting mini cross country course ideal for children on lead rein ponies.
Jumps not exceeding 1’6 over 15 acres adjacent to the main show.
Rosette for all who take part.


Enter on the day. Entry fee £4. The course opens at 9am and closes at 3pm.
Join in the fun and run your dog over cross country jumps, navigate the weaving poles and make it through the tunnel.
Rosette for all who take part.

About The Hedgehogs

We are pleased to announce that in 2018 the HEDGEHOGS will take over the organisation and managing of the Frensham Sponsored Horse Ride.

​The Hedgehogs are a local charity group unique to Farnham established over 57 years ago and became a registered charity in 2001. We have a membership of around 50, there are no paid employees, all operating costs are funded by the membership and friends so that all funds raised are used for deserving causes “Helping local people in need” in the Farnham and surrounding villages. Last year the Hedgehogs raised over £75,000

Click on our logo below for more information on “The Hedgehogs”  Farnham’s Local Charity.

Hedgehogs Farnham Logo


If you have any questions regarding the Frensham Sponsored Horse Ride, please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you.