Do you love horses? Do you feel like you need a break from London? Then the Equestrian club is the right place for you.
This sport is great for improving mental health and boosting confidence. Spending time with like-minded people (& ponies!) will greatly benefit your university experience.
We offer both recreational and competitive sport opportunities including weekly riding lessons for all abilities - beginners, intermediate and advanced.
This year UAL have made memberships free! So you will only pay when you ride:
Intermediate and advanced lessons are on Wednesday evenings at Trent Park Equestrian Centre from 6:30pm:
Trent Park Equestrian Centre: East Pole Farmhouse, Bramley Rd, London N14 4UW
£35 flat lesson, £40 jump lesson
Beginner lessons are Friday evenings at Barnfields Stables from 6:00pm:
Barnfields Stables: Sewardstone Road Chingford, London, E4 7RH
£25 a lesson
We usually make our own way to the stables, but we can arrange travel buddy’s.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your lesson.
Tickets go on sale every Thursday till Sunday. If you cannot attend a lesson please contact our president at least 24 hrs before the lesson. Tickets are non refundable if cancelled less than 24 hours before.
Horse-riding in London is expensive, so we have a ‘come as little, or as often as you like’ policy with lessons... feel free to ride every week or once a month! We also understand many people are not able to ride, but love horses... so we will be providing as many low cost horsey activities as we possibly can!
*prices and location of lessons subject to change depending on cost of living. We will do our best to keep riding as affordable as possible.
Dont know which lesson to join?
You should join a beginner lesson if you have...
never ridden before / ridden less than 10 times / walked and trotted on the lead
You should join an intermediate lesson if you have...
ridden quite a few times / walked & trotted off lead / started learning or know the basics of canter / feel confident working in a ride
You should join an advanced lesson if you have...
Ridden/ride fairly frequently / feel confident working out of the ride / can competently canter alone
You should join the BUCS team if you have...
Previously competed / feel confident jumping 90cm
We have two teams competing in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport)
Over 160 teams take part in the Equestrian competition and it runs throughout the year in a combination of leagues and events.
Don't have a horse to ride? That's okay. All BUCS riders compete on a borrowed horse.
Riders compete in both dressage and show jumping, where their combined scores make up their final result.
The first teams take part in the championship & second teams in the trophy.
5 riders per team (4 riders to compete + 1 reserve) with all individual scores counting to the team score.
Leagues can have a minimum 3 and maximum of 4 teams and you will compete against other London universities.
The mini-league winners progress to regional rounds.
The winner of regionals go on to the national finals.
Trials will take place in late October (dates to be confirmed)
BUCS team riders should feel comfotable riding unfamiliar horses.
In the championship, riders have 7 minutes to warm up and complete a novice dressage test. Then riders will have five minutes and a maximum of four practice jumps to warm up a new horse and show-jump a 90cm course of 8-10 jumps.
In the trophy, the dressage test is at prelim level and the course is 85cm.
Each individual in the team rides a different horse and you are scored against the riders on the same horse as you (in rider style & effectiveness).
If you would like to compete, send a quick summary of your experience to Fran at email@example.com :)
President: Sophie Patrick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Lucinda Whiteman - email@example.com
Secretary: Francesca Mobley - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions don't hesitate to email or drop us a message on Instagram!