Canter for a Cure

MK Eventing Centre • MK19 7HQ

Canter for a Cure FAQs

How much Sponsorship should I raise?

All sponsorship raised contributes a huge amount to the work of our Bio Detection Dogs but there is no minimum requirement, every little helps.

£5 will buy a box of gloves, enough to cover 1 day’s training
£10 will enable us to remotely monitor our -80⁰ freezer, ensuring our samples remain stable
£30 will buy a month’s supply of special detergent for our ultrasonic cleaner
£50 will buy a medical grade stainless steel arm for holding samples
£130 will buy a stainless steel sample stand

Just the first stages of puppy selection and training cost nearly £13,000, and that’s before the costs of advanced training and ongoing care of our dogs once they have started work on a research project, so every penny really does count.

Click here to download the Canter for a Cure Sponsorship Form.

You can also click here to go to the Canter for a Cure JustGiving page where you can set up your own sponsorship page to raise money online.

Click here to see how your money helps.

What happens if I cancel, through injury or another reason?

Once registered, please let us know if you cannot take part.  For safety reasons, you must not give your place to anyone else.

Please note:  All bookings are non-refundable.

How old must I be to do Canter for a Cure?

Anyone can enter to take part. An adult must sign for any rider under 18 years of age and remains completely responsible for their safety and actions at all times.

Children aged 16-17 may complete the route on their own, provided that an adult signs for the rider at the beginning and end of the course and remains available to contact whilst the ride is underway.

Children aged up to, and including, 15 years of age must be escorted by an adult (aged 18 years or over) on a horse.

Where does the ride go?

Starting and finishing at the Milton Keynes Eventing Centre, you have the choice of a 9 or 12 mile ride across scenic countryside and bridleways ending with a choice of entirely optional cross country jumps (ranging from 1ft to 4ft) plus purpose-built water jumps. You can walk the xc course at

Please note, a very short part of the route passes over the M1 motorway.  There are experienced marshals positioned either side of the bridge to assist you, if needed.

Start times?

You have the option to request your preferred start time at the time of booking. We will allocate a start time to each rider and do our best to accommodate your request.

You will be informed of this at the beginning of June 2019.

In the interests of safety, please adhere to this start time allocation. We will only allow exceptions to this in the event of traffic delays or other unforeseen circumstances. No riders will be permitted to start the course after the final closing time.

Is there overnight stabling for my horse available?

If you wish to enter Canter for a Cure but live some distance away from the venue, we are delighted to advise that MKEC have offered to provide overnight stabling at a special rate of £20 per horse, per night.  If you wish to reserve a space, please contact the Centre at [email protected] directly.


Will you be taking any promotional photos or video that I should know about?

Ultimate Images are this year’s official event photographers. They will be on site throughout the day, and photographs will be available for purchase.

Any photos taken at the event by Medical Detection Dogs, or its representatives, may be used by Medical Detection Dogs for promotional purposes. Please contact us if you do not wish to be photographed.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions, please email us on [email protected]

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