Please note that when paying via paypal, please select the month that you wish the licence to run from.
All licenses will expire on 31st March. Please don't forget to submit our online membership
form in order for us to process your tag! Click Here
More payment options for your EAFR Annual Membership
Pay by cheque.
Please make cheques payable to "East Anglian Farm Rides" and post along with your application form - Click Here to download - Post to:
EAFR, Manor Bungalow, Church Road, Little Bentley, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8SE.
You may also pay by
Bacs / Bank Transfer.
Please email the office.
There are no additional cap fees each time you ride. You will receive a new license tag each year, the colour of which will change annually. Each horse ridden must have a license tag. We do offer special rates for Families or groups, please call to discuss on 01206 251609
SIGNS AND WAY MARKING
At the entrance / exit to all rides you will see a sign to emphasize the fact that you are entering private property and to deter riders who are not members of EAFR. Along each route will be 4" square arrows at every change of direction.
Please keep to the marked routes and where they follow a headland (field edge) keep to the edge. If riding fast around a field keep your horse under strict control to avoid straying into the cultivated part. If you do not know the difference between grass and seeded field then please ask.
THE FARMERS FUND
At the end of each 'Licence Year' - 31st March, the fees collected on behalf of farmers are divided up on a pro-rata basis and 70% is paid out according to the distance of each route on each farm. Last year we paid farmers £162 per mile, (20% higher than the year before).We hope this will rise steadily in years to come to make it worth their while and to encourage new farmers to join the scheme and provide more rides for members. The 30% retained by EAFR cover the production and administration costs for: License Tags, Signs, Way markers, Maps, Insurance, Postage, Photocopying, Telephone, Local Agents Expenses and so on.
WET WEATHER - In wet weather some routes will have to be closed or diverted. If damaged, a route may take a long time to recover. So you are kindly are asked to avoid riding on 'heavy' land when it is wet.
All routes are closed on Christmas Day, and landowners have the right to close routes on other day, for example, for shooting or hunter trials. We try to give details in the newsletters. Occasionally, a farmer may need to close a field for spraying crops, or during harvest and we obviously cannot expect him to give us notice for this. He will put a notice on the 'Private Property' sign for that day only.
Horse Box and Trailer Parking
There are a number of box and trailer parks for EAFR members to use. Box parks are marked on your route maps. Please respect these parks. We are very grateful to landowners for allowing us to use them. Please call box parks that have numbers listed to first confirm with owners that you wish to park there. If you can suggest places to park horse boxes near routes or can offer parking from your own yard please contact us as we are always keen to find new parks.
Before applying for a licence you must make sure you have adequate public liability cover, you will normally find you are covered if you a member of BHS, Pony Club or a Riding Club. EAFR insurance policy for each rider does not and cannot cover your responsibilities