Business Networks


Hoof is the British Equestrian Federation’s participation programme that aims to get more people horse riding and enjoying their equestrian sport. The BEF plans to achieve increased participation through attracting new people into the sport, as well as maintaining opportunities and raising standards for those already enjoying riding.

By connecting people to riding facilities, clubs and equestrian sporting organisations, Hoof is helping more people to discover horses, get fit and improve their well-being.

Hoof can help people discover everything horses have to offer, from where to ride and how to stay safe around horses to the health benefits and support for equestrian business, 

For businesses Hoof aims to:

  • Offer advice, guidance and support on the opportunities available for equestrian businesses and clubs to grow and raise standards.
  • Consult with local equestrian businesses and clubs to understand the challenges that are faced within the industry and help find solutions.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for equestrian business or facilities throughout the year, to be able to share best practice, gain support, and advice from key speakers.

How do I find out about the Hoof and get support?

Our team of Regional Participation Coordinators are based across England and work with local networks to support and grow the number of riders across the country. 

Catherine Holland - Regional Participation Coordinator South West

07818 418770

Katie Field - Regional Participation Coordinator Central

07976 953 173

Lyndsay Dring - Regional Participation Coordinator North

07495 612 929

Jodie Bratchell - Regional Participation Coordinator South East

07495 013 155

Please contact your regional coordinator directly or email if you would like to be added to the network. If you are an existing network member please log in using the link on the left hand side of the page. 

Hoof Sports