Query about sponsored rides...

isabella

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I work for a charity and at the moment we are trying to explore fundraising options.

One idea was organising a sponsored ride somewhere and either people pay to participate or collect a minimum amount of sponsors.

My queary is would we have to be covered on our insurance or if the riders have there own individual insurance for themselves and their horses would that be surficiant? Is there any way to find this out?

As it wouldn't be over our land we would be devising a route. would we have to notify local aurthorities (sp) about the event for safety?

Any suggestions or experiences would be a great help as im just looking into the possibilities at the moment.
 

piebaldsparkle

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No idea re: insurance etc...

The norm is an entry fee (paid in advance), plus a min. Sponsorship (paid on the day).
 

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I have signed a few entry forms for various things (one sj comp and one sponsored ride) where you had to sign to confirm that you had adequate third party insurance. I guess this was so the organisers could not be held to account.

However I think it would be worth finding out how much insurance would be for the day as people are so litigious now, it must be worth it. I have heard some insurance companies do one-off insurance for a single show/event and it might not be that expensive.

It would be wise to notify local authorities, and you would need a St John's (or similar) ambulance on hand. This is probably the biggest single cost! Why not find a few sponsored rides on-line and ring up the organisers for some help/ideas? Some of the bigger rides rake in huge amounts of money, but there are quite a few smaller ones that might give you some handy hints.

All of the ones I have done charge an entry fee of between £10 - £30, depending on how good they are, and then sponsorship money on top. It depends on where the ride goes and whether you can find routes that are not normally open to the public - I wouldn't pay to ride round bridle paths and a few fields, but I would if the route went somewhere unusual that wasn't usually available, or had lots of jumps.
 

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I organised my own sponsored ride - we made about £400 in sponsorship - apart from some small things I would change, it went well.
Feel free to PM me with any questions.
 

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Having organised or been involved in organising a number of fairly large sponsored and Endurance rides (including one day ones and some that have gone accross Great Britain I always take out Third Party Public Liability insurance to make quite sure that I am covered.

All the large ones I have organised I always advise the local Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance and enclose a map of the route.

Please be aware that the costs and time taken to organise a sponsored ride can be quite high and that on the day (if it is just a 1 day ride) you will need people to man the check points etc.
 
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