LRBA was founded in March 1991 by our long standing and hard working Chair, Vicky Allen.
The first meeting took place at The Blackbird pub in Leicester with some 130 people attending.
Since then we have celebrated our 25 year anniversary and our membership currently stands at nearly 400.
To preserve and improve and where possible extend the Counties' bridleways and byways
To work towards the establishment and publicising of a network of bridleways, byways, tracks and quiet roads, including permissive routes, that will enable horses to be ridden (and driven wherever possible) away from traffic.
To hold social, educational and fund-raising events, including Rides, for members and others.
To endeavour to ensure that the needs of the horse and rider are considered in any planning approvals for new roads, housing or other developments, country parks or recreational provision.
To encourage and educate riders in the responsible use of the network so that the Counties' rights of way, recreational and permissive routes, and the land they pass over are respected, and also to promote good road safety practice.