Mendip Bridleways & Byways Association (MBBA)

  Thank you for your support, without which we could not carry out improvements to your riding routes.  Please join our Association and help us – to help you  – to safer and better off road riding.

We had a great, if slightly warm, ride today and everyone came home safely.  Next time we will bring the ride forward in the year  to avoid our English ‘summmer’    Huge thank you everyone who supported our ride.

15 wonderful, generous stewards gave up their Sunday lunch and some even breakfast, today so that the Stourhead Ride could go ahead.  That’s without the team earlier in the week who tagged, signed, cut back vegetation, unlocked gates, booked loos, walked the route endlessly to make it safe, booked photographers, tuck wagon, parked vehicles and dealt with the entries.  These rides cannot go ahead without a big army of saints and we are always looking for more to join our team.  This does not mean more than once a year so please, please, put your name forward and offer to help.   Thank you.

MBBA mid-summer evening event.  Saturday, June 23rd icelandic horse A celebration of Iberian and Icelandic Horses.   Two very different breeds will be demonstrating their versatility and skills in the indoor school, Kingfisher Farm, Lovington.  6.30 – 9.30pm    A colourful and entertaining evening suitable for all horse lovers.  Refreshments available.  Please bring a chair spanish head (2)for your comfort.  Tickets from from June 1st.    The tickets for this event will be limited, so please buy yours early to make sure you have a place.  It is unlikely there will be tickets available on the door as this is proving to be a very popular event.  Reduced prices for MBBA members.

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The Glastonbury Ride was a massive success – thank you to all who took part and raised funds for bridleway improvements and creation throughout Mendip.

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Thank you Wocket Woy and the Pwoducer for giving us such a brilliant show this summer.wocket woy 3 (3)

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           MBBA is one of the largest, most proactive and friendliest Bridleway Associations in the country. 

Affiliated to the British Horse Society and an entirely voluntary organisation dedicated to maintaining, and creating safe riding routes for all.

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Another great fund raising year for MBBA with lots of big projects 003completed.  With our  Chairman Jo Rossiter at the helm, we look forward to the coming year.

The funds are available –  so let’s have some projects from you for 2018!

As we are an entirely voluntary association, all the money from subscriptions and  fundraising goes to improve our riding routes in Mendip and create new ones. It is time for all riders to take on the responsibility of ensuring the future of off road riding.  You know what significant improvements MBBA has achieved in the last few years in fact over the past 8 years we have funded over £75,000 worth of improvements to routes across Mendip.

Your support as a member is the cornerstone of our Association and enables our work to continue.

Please join today – it is just £15.00 per annum and gives big benefits to members.

  Contact if you have a problem with a right of way and we will try to fix it.  Sometimes we joint fund with Somerset County Council, sometimes we fund the whole project ourselves.  Whatever the problem, we promise to do our best and stretch our funds as far as they will go.

pony club gamesThe aims of the Association are to protect and preserve the character and status of Mendip’s green Ways, to advertise their existence via our map marking service and to encourage the active participation of our members to identify routes in need of improvement. We have a good working partnership with Somerset County Council and indeed many of our projects are joint funded.
To find out how we have been improving rights of way in the area, please see our Routes News page.

If you would like to join the Mendip Bridleways & Byways Association, please proceed to our Membership page, where more details and a membership form are available.

MBBA Constitution

You may download or view an up to date copy of the MBBA Constitution document in either PDF Format or Microsoft Word format.