EAFR (East Anglian Farm Rides) was founded in Essex in January 1989 by Farmer Robert Bunting and Businessman Nigel Dyson, who were concerned about the appalling number of accidents on the roads involving horses. The increase in traffic will see the situation becoming much worse unless something entirely innovative was done to alleviate the problems riders face. For this reason East Anglian Farm Rides was started.
East Anglian Farm Rides has now opened over 250 miles of off road tracks and headlands to horse riders on over 55 farms in Essex. For an small annual fee, horse riders are able to ride on ALL routes managed by E.A.F.R. The scheme has enabled horse riders to get off the increasingly busy roads and onto farm tracks which join up into interesting riding routes linking where possible existing Public Bridleways.