Been inspired and keen to try out equestrian sport?

Below we have listed some of the organisations which can support you on your equestrian journey, including a list of just some of the events that are coming up from now – December, where you can spectate, volunteer and get involved!

We have also put some useful links at the bottom of the page if there is a particular activity you are interested in! If you’re not sure where to start, or have any questions on starting in the sport, please email participation@bef.co.uk  

Where to ride

There are loads of places to ride in the UK and you can find your nearest riding centre via:

> The British Horse Society (BHS) - The BHS is an equine charity and has over 750 approved riding establishments in the UK and overseas.

> The Pony Club - The Pony Club was the starting point for a lot of our athletes and has a number of branches and centres all over the UK.

> Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) - The ABRS is the national body that represents approved riding schools across the UK.

> Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) - The RDA helps to get more people with disabilities involved in equestrian sport and has a network of over 500 volunteer groups.

> Trekking and Riding Society of Scotland (TRSS) - The TRSS is associated with horsescotland and its objective is to encourage and assist the development of all forms of equestrian tourism in Scotland.

Spectate

Event / Website Activity Location Dates
Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials
  • International Eventing
  • Young Horse Classes
  • Pony Club Showjumping
  • British Breeding Stallion Parade
  • WW1 Equestrian Heroes commemorated
  • Field Gun Dog Display
  • Have A Go Dog Agility
  • Trade Stands
Stamford, Lincolshire 30 August- 2 September
Chatsworth Country Fair including Mounted Games Association 
  • Mounted Games
  • Household Cavalry Musical Ride
  • British Scurry and Trials Driving
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire  30 August - 2 September
National Horseback Archery Championships
  • National Horseback Archery
Gloucestershire 1 - 2 September
British Riding Clubs NAF Five Star National Championships
  • National Dressage
  • National Riding Test
  • National Showjumping
  • National Style Jumping
Lincolnshire Showground, Lincolnshire 1 -2 September
Scottish Championships
  • National Vaulting
Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Oatridge 1 September
Have A Go At Horseball with High Point Horseball Club
  • Horseball
Bingham, Nottinghamshire 8 September
SsangYoung Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
  • International Eventing
  • Arena Eventing
  • Pony Club Eventing
  • Blenheim Palace Fun Ride
  • WEG Party
  • Trade Stands
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire 13 - 16 September
Tristar National Carriage Driving Championships
  • National Driving
Cricklands, Monmouthshire 14 - 16 September
Polocrosse Autumn Tournament
  • National Polocrosse
Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Warwickshire 15 - 16 September
Scottish Horse of the Year Show
  • National Showjumping
  • Grassroots Showjumping
Morris Equestrian Centre, Fenwick 21 - 23 September
LeMieux National Championships
  • National Dressage
  • National Para-Dressage
  • Trade Stands
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 20 - 23 September
Have A Go At Horseball with North London Horseball Club
  • Horseball
Arkley Lane Stables, Barnet 23 September
Red Dragon Festival of Endurance
  • National Endurance
  • Trade Stands
Royal Welsh Show Ground, Powys 28 - 30 September
British Reining Championship Show
  • National Reining
Holme Farm, Nottinghamshire 29 - 30 September
Saddle Up International Scottish Riding Club Championships
  • Grassroots Dressage
  • Grassroots Showjumping
Auchlishie Eventing, Kirriemuir 29 - 30 September
Have A Go At Horseball with North London Horseball Club
  • Horseball
Arkley Lane Stables, Barnet 29 September
The Horse of the Year Show
  • International Showjumping
  • National Showjumping
  • National Dressage
  • National Showing
  • Musical Driving
  • Vaulting Display
  • Pony Club Mounted Games
  • National Showing
  • The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Musical Ride
  • Alizée Froment “L’Esprit Equestre”
  • Dressage Masterclass with Carl Hester
  • Trade Stands
NEC, Birmingham 3 - 7 October
Have a Go At Horseball with Derby Horseball Club
  • Horseball
Ivanhoe Equestrian Centre, Leicestershire 7 October
British Vaulting Championships
  • National Vaulting
Pencoed College, Bridgend  20 - 21 October
British Horseball Open Championships
  • National Horseball Championships
Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Warwickshire 27 - 28 October
Your Horse Live
  • Train Like The Stars - Dressage, Eventing, Showjumping and Showing Masterclasses
  • Eventing Demonstration with Mary and Emily King
  • Ben Atkinson and Atkinson Action Horses
  • Evening with Geoff Billington
  • Watch and Learn Horsemanship Skills
  • Trade Stands
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 9 - 11 November
Olympia, The London International Horse Show
  • International Dressage
  • International Showjumping
  • International Driving
  • Shetland Pony Grand National
  • Dog Agility
  • International Displays
  • Trade Stands
Olympia, London 17 - 23 December
Liverpool International Horse Show
  • International Showjumping
  • National Showjumping
  • National Dressage
  • Shetland Pony Grand National
  • Freestyle Motocross
  • New Years Eve Celebrations
Echo Arena, Liverpool 28 - 31 December

Volunteer


Volunteers are vital to equestrian sport and their work helps to keep competitions and activities running and allows more people to enjoy participating in equestrian activities.

> British Carriagedriving
> British Dressage
> British Eventing
> British Horse Society
> British Showjumping
> Endurance GB
> HorseScotland
> Riding for the Disabled Association
> The Pony Club
> British Riding Clubs
> Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) – award for youth volunteering

Useful links:

> British Dressage Calendar
> British Dressage Training
> British Eventing Calendar
> British Eventing Training Courses
> British Showjumping Calendar
> British Showjumping Training
> British Horse Society Events
> British Horseball Clubs
> Mounted Games – Get Involved
> Riding for the Disabled Association Group Finder
> Riding for the Disabled Association – Accessibility Mark
> The Pony Club Events
> The Showing Council Diary Dates
> UK Polocrosse Clubs