Spectate, ride, volunteer and get involved!

28th Aug 2018

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.


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


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