Horse Riding

four legged friendship

Kids Horse Riding is supported and encouraged by:
Horse riding or Equestrianism (Phew! Lots of points at Scrabble there) refers to the activities of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. Some estimates date horse riding as early as 4500 BC and prehistoric cave paintings have been found depicting a horse and rider. Humans have had a long and productive relationship with these magnificent animals and they can be found performing important tasks in many different walks of life, from competitive sports to police work, rodeo and hunting.

Did you know?

The word chivalry, meaning gallant warriors or gentlemen, comes from "cheval" the French word for horse. Horses also have very long memories, if you treat them kindly they remember you as a friend for as long as they live!

Suits kids who are…

  • Outdoorsy
  • Responsible
  • Active

3 reasons to get into Horse Riding

  • Horse riding is great exercise

    Kids have loads of energy and horse riding can be a really rewarding way for them to exercise in the outdoors while at the same time helping them to develop a love of nature that they will carry through life. Riding a horse at full gallop is a similar level of exercise to roller blading or squash!

  • Caring for a horse teaches responsibility

    Almost everyone loves horses and whether you own one outright or you look after one on a part time basis there's a lot of looking after to be done. From feeding to grooming and exercising them, kids can be taught what it means to be responsible and care for an an animal. Feeding, cleaning and exercising? It sounds a bit like looking after kids!

  • It is a wonderful social setting

    At riding centres children take classes together and some stables even cater specifically for youth riders. Interacting with like minded children in a fun, outdoor setting can be a great way for children to make friends and develop social confidence.

When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.
Sir Winston Churchill
Prime Minister

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