DERBYSHIRE County Council has been honoured with an award from the British Horse Society for its work in opening up routes for horse riders.
The county council’s countryside service has worked with local riders to plan access to traffic-free bridle paths and secure parking for horse boxes and trailers at the county council’s country parks.
Councillor Chris Jackson, deputy leader of DCC and cabinet member for highways and transport attended the ceremony on Friday (November 18) at Saddlers’ Hall in London and was presented with the Access Award by BHS president and Doc Martin actor Martin Clunes.
Councillor Simon Spencer, , said: “We’re very pleased our improvements to country parks have gained the recognition of both local riders and the British Horse Society.”
A spokesman for the British Horse Society said: “Derbyshire County Council’s work in the interests of local equestrians is both greatly appreciated and most certainly deserving of this award.”
A Horse Ride Derbyshire leaflet gives information on the county’s riding routes, locations of approved riding schools, horse box and trailer parking and lots of contacts for different routes and organisations and tips for safe riding.
If you wish to receive a copy of the Horse Ride Derbyshire leaflet showing suggested riding routes and trails around the county please Call Derbyshire on 08 456 058 058.
Alternatively you can download the Horse Ride Derbyshire information from www.derbyshire.gov.uk .