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British Equestrian Federation

Contact Name
British Equestrian Federation
Contact Email
info@bef.co.uk
Contact Telephone
02476 698871

Get Involved

Scope Showjumping Festival

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 - Sat, 25 Aug 2018

FEI World Equestrian Games

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - Sun, 23 Sep 2018

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Olympia, The London International Horse Show

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 - Sun, 23 Dec 2018

What is Equestrian?

Horse riding, or equestrian sport, refers to the skill of training and riding horses.

Horse riding, or equestrian sport, refers to the skill of training and riding horses. Horses can be used for riding, driving and vaulting (the sport of gymnastics on the back of a horse). Horse riding can include a huge range of activities such as dressage, jumping, pleasure riding and for therapeutic reasons. Horse riding is a sport that anyone, regardless of age, ability or background can have a go at!

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is the national governing body for horse sports in the UK, affiliated to the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body of equestrian sports.

The BEF is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of 4.2 million riders, vaulters and carriage drivers in Great Britain via 18 independent member bodies.

British Showjumping is an Olympic Sport and competes under the Team GBR banner at least once a year whether it be at the European Championships, the World Equestrian Games or the Olympics.

British Showjumping has classes to cater for all levels of ability whether you simply want to compete occasionally at weekends over a 70cm course or aim eventually, for top class competitions at the Royal International Horse Show, Horse of the Year Show or Olympia.

Costs

Lesson prices vary across the country but an hour lesson can cost around £50

Campaigns

National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

National Programmes

Hoof Ride

Hoof Ride is the British Equestrian Federation's participation programme that aims to get more people horse riding and enjoying equestrian sport.