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Hoof is the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) Olympic and Paralympic legacy campaign which aims to encourage more people to take up horse riding, driving, vaulting and volunteering. By connecting people to riding centres, schools, clubs and equestrian sporting organisations, Hoof is helping more people to discover horses, get fit and improve their wellbeing.

Take Back The Reins

Aimed at adult riders who may have ridden in the past, Take Back the Reins is a seven week series of riding lessons that provides specifically designed coaching and a customer centred approach to support a rider’s first steps back into the saddle. To find out where you can take back the reins please visit www.hoofride.co.uk

Accessibility Mark

Horse riding is now more accessible than ever thanks to a new initiative that helps riding schools to accommodate disabled participants. Accessibility Marked riding centres have undergone specialist training from Riding for the Disabled Association to enable them to offer fun and safe horse riding for people with disabilities.

Young Equestrians

Delivered through The Pony Club approved centres, Young Equestrians is predominately aimed at 13-18 year olds allowing more people to connect and re-engage with horse sport. Young Equestrians allows you to make new friends, develop your skills, have fun, try out some of the horse sports available and get fit in the fresh air. No matter what your ability your local Young Equestrians group has been designed to provide you with more choice and freedom whilst taking responsibility for the activities you take part in.

Business Networks

A national Hoof Business Network has been set up England wide to offer advice, guidance and support to help equestrian businesses thrive. Workshops, webinars and regular communications aim to address industry challenges, raise standards and share good practice as well as providing direction to equestrian businesses on available funding streams.

Coaching & Development

The British Equestrian Federation’s 19 member bodies are delivering UKCC coaching courses from Levels 1-4 to ensure the highest levels of quality standard within all equestrian sports. The term coaching refers to teaching, instructing, training and all methods of helping a horse and rider partnership to improve. The promotion of quality coaching is the privilege and responsibility of all organisations involved in our sport. To find out more about funding coaching schemes please talk to you CSP.

Find a Hoof Centre Near You

Wellington RidingHook01189 326308www.wellington-riding.co.uk
Rycroft School of EquitationEversley01189 732761www.rycroft-equitation.co.uk
Stockbridge Riding SchoolStockbridge01264 810727


Quob Stables Equestrian CentreSouthampton02380 694657


Pinkmead Riding CentreSouthampton01489 783087http://www.pinkmead.co.uk
Arniss Equestrian LtdNear Fordingbridge01425 654114


Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre LtdEastleigh01962 777714http://www.hampshire-riding-therapy-centre.org.uk/
Crofton Manor Riding SchoolStubbington01329 667757


Russell Equestrian CentreWest End02380 473693caroltheboulton@yahoo.co.uk
Allendale Equestrian CentreIsle of White01983 840258http://www.allendale-ec.co.uk

The British Equestrian Federation

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.

Find your Hoof Regional Network

To find out more about how you can get into horse riding in your region, visit Hoofride.

Hoof Business Networks

Hoof is working to not only increase the numbers of people riding, it is also supporting business through advice and support. To find out how Hoof could help your equestrian centre please contact anne.clarke@bef.co.uk or call 07912 387412.

More information can be found at www.hoofride.co.uk

To keep up to date with news and events you can follow Hoof at www.facebook.com/hoofride and www.twitter.com/hoofride

British Equestrian Foundation

Jodie Bratchell


02476 698871