Here are some frequently asked questions about the CVBA, our membership and our tracks. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us at secretary@cvba.org.uk, or using our contact form.

The Chess Valley Bridleways Association (CVBA) are a non profit organisation, started by local horse riders 50 years ago following an accident involving a horse. The sole aim is to provide safer riding tracks, for riders and their horses in the Chess Valley area.

The licence track is rented by the CVBA for use by riders, and so to be able to identify a horse and rider at a distance we need to have something to be able to see. The Landowner and committee sometimes will check the tracks and so its easy to identify a paid-up member.

Local bridleways, licence tracks, BOATS (By way open to all traffic) and permissive tracks within the area. Find out more on our Bridleways & Tracks page.

Chipperfield and Sarratt Parish Council have given horse riders permission to ride in specific areas that quite often people believe to be bridleways, but they are not on the definitive map. These include:

  • Dawes Common in Sarratt / Sarratt Green
  • Chipperfield Woods / Penmans Green / Little Windmill Hill Chipperfield

If you live in the area, it would be ideal for you to subscribe for a license so you can safely enjoy riding on our off-road tracks. The Chess Valley Bridleways use the money to keep tracks clear alongside the Parish Council and other local councils.

No, the disc is registered under your name as a individual and insured with a third party, which is non transferrable.

For insurance purposes, you should have a disc per horse. If you have more than one horse, a family membership is advised.

We cannot dictate who rides in the area, we rely on the donations made and the honesty of our local riding population.

Each yard in the area has a CVBA Representative so if you have any questions or wish to make a donation so that you can take a friend out please speak with them.

Two adults and two children under the age of 18 years old as of 12 April.

If you are a current member and have renewed your membership, keep hold of your disc and we’ll send you a new sticker for the new membership year. If you are a new member, we’ll send you a disc with a sticker attached for the new membership year. Following your membership payment, the discs and stickers should be with you between 5 – 8 days.

If you are a current member of the CVBA, your email address will be logged in the system. As such, please follow the password reset link to create a new password (https://cvba.org.uk/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword) for your account, and then follow the instructions to reset it. Once you are logged in, you can then go to the Membership page and pay for your membership for the forthcoming year.