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Your guide to getting into equestrian sports

Start with a gentle trot through the countryside. Get some basic skills under your belt, and join an exhilarating world of showjumping, eventing and dressage. Saddle up.

Horse riding

Hoof is a great place to start. Whatever your age or ability, you’ll find a riding school to suit. And lessons don’t need to be expensive, especially if you learn as part of a group.

Even a leisurely trot will start building your muscle tone, improve your fitness and burn calories. You’ll meet new friends, and best of all, bond with your horse or pony out in the fresh air.  

It’s a fun way to spend time with friends and family. Visit the British Equestrian Federation for more information on all disciplines.

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Riding for the disabled

Riding for the Disabled Association offers accessible riding lessons, for all age groups, right across the UK.

Showjumping

It takes accuracy and athleticism – from you and your horse. Visit British Showjumping or Canter Banter to get going.

Dressage

Not just for the elite, dressage is a highly skilled discipline that looks like the horse and rider are dancing together. Find out more at British Dressage.

Eventing

A combination of dressage, cross country over fixed fences and showjumping, eventing has three times the drama. Visit British Eventing for more information.