The Equine R-Oil and The Buying Solution Golden Button Challenge History

The Equine R-Oil and The Buying Solution Golden Button Challenge ride began as a dream of several members of the Ledbury hunt ten years ago. For the uninitiated it is a cross-country ride styled on an original steeplechase with approximately 28 natural obstacles over about 3 miles.

The original course ran between the villages of Forthampton and Tirley on the banks of the River Severn in the heart of the Ledbury Country.  After five years of incredible success the event took a break for a few years but has now been relaunched for 2015.

A new venue at Manor Farm in Longdon near Tewkesbury will produce a slightly different but equally exciting and challenging course for 2015 – more details to follow!

The event is open to anyone over the age of 16 and riders compete for one of seven ‘Golden Buttons’

  • First past the post
  • First lady rider
  • First Ledbury Hunt member/subscriber
  • First under-21
  • First veteran rider (over 50)
  • First heavyweight rider (over 15 stone without saddle)
  • First non-thoroughbred

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