The Forest of Rossendale Bridleways Association
The Forest of Rossendale Bridleways Association was started in 1980 by a small group of riders who were concerned about the lack of bridleways in the valley. We are affiliated to the British Horse Society, Access Rossendale and the National Federation Of Bridleway Associations.
Become a Member
As a member of FORBA you will be able to keep abreast of up and coming activities – come rain or shine
Monthly rides throughout the year on the second Sunday of each month and four evening rides during the summer
The Forest of Rossendale is a beautiful place, called the golden valley, from Bacup in the East to Haslingden in the West, and from Stonefold in the North to the Southern most tip, Ramsbottom. In all 53 square miles of beauty, and 25+ miles of recognised horse riding trails, plus lots of undefined riding routes.
One of the most exciting developments for years has been the creation of the Pennine Bridleway, a 205 mile bridleway stretching from Derbyshire to Cumbria, with the 47 miles circular Mary Towneley Loop on our doorstep.
The bridleway is a national asset that FORBA members will make much use of.
What do we do?
Over the years the Forest Of Rossendale Bridleway Association (FORBA) has run a wide range of activities.
We run monthly rides throughout the year on the second Sunday of each month and four evening rides during the Summer
We’ve also had Lectures on;
- Telllington T-Touch
- Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Demonstrations on Physiotherapy
- Long Reining
- What the Judge is looking for
We have run Riding and Road Safety exams
Dressage lessons and competitions
And have also organised a ride for the Rossendale Search and Rescue Team which raised £500
We even had a fashion show!