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Ben Maher

"You don't necessarily have to have your own horse and you don't even have to ride, just being around horses and working with them is inspiring. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, there's so many different ways to get involved, I couldn’t recommend it enough.”


Horse riding is a sport that anyone, regardless of age, ability or background can have a go at!

If you are interested in learning to horse ride, then there are a variety of ways to get involved and a wide array of equestrian sports to try.

Riding lessons are an important way to learn horse riding, and mastering the basics will make riding safer and more enjoyable. The organisations below are able to offer advice and support on how to get started and what to look out for:

Booked your first horse riding lesson and have no idea what to expect or to take along? Have a look through our Beginner's Toolkit which should give you a few tips before you start > Beginner's Toolkit

Don't let your disability stop you from getting involved with horses. Find out what opportunities there are to get involved > Look now

Want to find out what equestrian sports are available to try? Check out our hoof sports carousel, which is displayed on the bottom of every page on the hoof website, and have a look through the equestrian sports on offer to see what takes your fancy...........


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