Grimsthorpe Monday Bank Holiday

26th August 2013

Sponsored Charity Ride


Sponsored ride over the Parkland and Farmland of Grimsthorpe Castle

In aid of St. John Ambulance in Lincolnshire

Part of the annual Fun Day (11am until 5pm) at Grimsthorpe Castle

Horse box entrance via The Oaks off the A151 Colsterworth to Bourne road.  Large horseboxes may enter the Park via the estate office entrance off the A151 (to the East of The Oaks). This entrance is not to be used by smaller horse carrying vehicles.  We need to minimise the risk to pedestrians but allow access for larger horseboxes which may find The Oaks entrance too small.

Click here for word document of invitation letter and sponsorship form 2013

Downloading and prefilling the form in preparation speeds up the entry process on the day and helps but is not essential...there will be forms available to fill at the event!

 Ride start 12.30 p.m. , all riders should have started by 2.00 p.m.

It is not possible to start before 12.30pm for the safety of fun runners in the park.

5, 7 or 10 mile ride (with 4 mile extension for the endurance riding keenies).

Minimum entry £20 adult, £10 child.  Entry is on the day.  Cheques payable to St. John Ambulance.

Rosettes to all participants. Special Rosettes to those who raise £30 or more.   Special rosettes to oldest and youngest rider. Voucher to rider who raises the most sponsorship.

Sponsored by C&J Supplies, Bourne Tractors, CWG Equi-Club, Chandlers, Shawshot and Bailey's Signs, T&C Robinson (Saddlers).



Grimsthorpe 29th August 2011 Sponsored Charity Ride



Many thanks to everyone who supported the 2011 ride, sponsors and jockeys.  We raised about £1000 and had 56 riders. It was a beautiful day, a very good show and a lovely enjoyable day.

Grimsthorpe 31st August 2010 Sponsored Charity Ride



Many thanks to everyone who supported the 2010 ride, sponsors and jockeys.  We raised about £1900 and had 96 riders, almost our record and a very good show and a lovely enjoyable day.


Many thanks to everyone who supported the 2009 ride, sponsors and jockeys.  We raised about £1300 and had 87 riders, not quite our record but a very good show and a lovely enjoyable day.


Many thanks to everyone who supported the 2008 rider, sponsors and jockeys.  We raised about £1850 and had 99 riders, a record and 3 more riders than we had last year.

Most sponsorship in the juniors was raised by Maddie from Bulby Riding School led round by Izzy.  She and her friend Sophie on Wizz and Shadow raised more than £250 between them.

Top fundraisers Sophie and Maddie (also the youngest rider)

rode Shadow and Wizz and raised a huge amount for St. John Ambulance. Many thanks to all who rode and supported us.

Endurance riders from Buckinghamshire used GPS and heart rate monitors and cantered most of the way.
Rolling home past the lake below Grimsthorpe Castle Post ride picnic in the park, those riders who can see spots must have gone too fast.
Friends A frothy stroll in the park
Mother and daughter x 2?

please come and ride again in 2013...

Click here for link to Grimsthorpe website


For Photo's of 2007 click Shawshot

more pictures to follow.

Disc of images will also be held at Gordon' s Photographic 26, North Street, Bourne Tel:01778 394434, Gordon and son followed the riding schools preparation for the fun ride so there should be lots of interesting images to look at there.

More photo's are due from Paul Larkins, watch this space, the disc of photos will either be held at Gordon's photographic or displayed on the website of Equestrian Services Thorney so check the link above..

2006 in the rain, but the sun returned!

Click on the word link above for rules which are on the invitation letter.

If you are unable to download invitation letter and sponsorship forms with the link above then please:-

Send a SAE for a sponsorship form in envelope marked Grimsthorpe Sponsored Ride to:-   Sue Bevan, Bulby Hall, Bulby, Bourne, South Lincolnshire. PE10 0RU

Tel:01778 591382



Our thanks goes to helpers, sponsors and riders for the 2007 event.

We had 96 riders and we have raised just over £2000 for St. John Ambulance, a record amount and double what we raised last year. 

Oldest rider:Elizabeth Robinson from Grantham

Youngest rider:Alexander Bevan (age 6)

Most Sponsorship:Freya Lygo riding Emma from Bulby Equestrian Centre was awarded Stoney Creek voucher.

Most Sponsorship Junior:Diana Bevan riding Buster from Bulby Equestrian Centre   (awarded Stoney Creek goody bag)

Below 2006 Grimsthorpe in the sun.  Photographs by Paul Larkins.

Youngest and oldest riders, Alexander and Jean 2006

Bulby Hall Livery Stables, Bulby, Nr Bourne, South Lincolnshire, PE10 0RU.