About Us

North Staffordshire Bridleways Association was formed in February 1991. An advert in the local newspaper drew an overwhelming response from riders of every age and type from around North Staffordshire, Cheshire border and Shropshire.

Aims & Objectives:

  • To create a 60 mile long distance circular riding route around Newcastle and Stoke on Trent.
  • To organise a program of monthly pleasure rides throughout the year.
  • Improvement of gates and access to bridleways.
  • Research into rights of way.
  • Collection and submission of evidence to reclaim lost bridleways.
  • Informing riders about lost bridleways.
  • To promote safe off road riding.
  • Support a national policy to provide a comprehensive re-opening of rights of way.
  • To raise funds to finance our activities.
  • Clearance of overgrown bridleways.

NSBA publishes an annual newsletter outlining rides for the year which is distributed to members (adverts are free to members).

At the AGM awards are presented for accumulated mileage ridden at NSBA events.

We work closely with Local authorities to improve horse access and off-road riding routes.


ChairmanJane Stewartdennisjane@btopenworld.com
ResearchJane RidleyTel 01782 680323
SecretaryJanice Mahoneyjanice.mahoney@allianz.co.uk
TreasurerKaren Skadek_skade@hotmail.com
Co-Opted Committee MembersSally Tysonsallystoat@gmail.com
Ride Entries & MembershipJude Sockettjude.sockett@btinternet.com
Health & Safety OfficerMr Terry Deighton
Website & Facebook CoordinatorHonor Challandhchalland@hotmail.co.uk

Member Recognition

NSBA member Anna Collins, is the proud winner of the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Elite Endurance Award 2017. During the 2017 season, Anna competed with Endurance GB, rode over 660km and earned 1242 points with her recycled racer, Karactacus Potts.

Anna being presented with the award at the prestigious Jockey Club in Newmarket by Clare Balding and Luke Harvey.

Anna said, “this is only my second competitive season with Karactacus Potts and what a way to get to know him. He is a wonderful horse with so much to give. I was delighted to be recognised by RoR for all the hard work that goes into retraining a thoroughbred for a second career.

I have been a member of NSBA for over 20 years and find their rides an excellent way to keep my horses fit between competitions, see some wonderful countryside in North Staffordshire and help to keep our precious bridleways open.”

More information about endurance riding and local competitive and pleasure rides can be found at www.endurancegbcheshire.co.uk

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