Enjoy Riding

Starting to ride
  • If you're thinking of taking up riding, we can tell you what to expect on your first lesson and how to make the most of it
  • Find out about the basic equipment required and what a riding school should supply
  • Stuck for somewhere to learn? Find out what to look for and where your nearest approved centre is.
Health benefits

Riding, which is a moderate-intensity exercise, can have physical and mental benefits and is a great way of spending time outdoors. Find out what it can do for you.

Where to ride

We can help you find somewhere to learn to ride, improve your skills, learn a new discipline or simply enjoy riding out. By choosing an establishment with our Approvals scheme, you’ll know you’re in safe hands.

Find a place to ride

We have over 1,000 Approved Establishments in the UK and overseas. Find a BHS Approved Centre near you.


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Find an Instructor

We have a register of qualified instructors to match your training and teaching needs, so whatever your requirement, from first lessons through to competition training, you can be assured that you’ll be in safe hands.

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Ride safely

Riding Safely

Get advice on safe riding, kit and standards, and report incidents

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Horses Welcome

Horses Welcome

Horses Welcome is the UK's first quality-assured scheme for equine bed and breakfast accommodation

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