Equestrian at Loughborough caters for all levels, from people who have never sat on a horse to people who have ridden for years. If you love animals, exercise, and love to challenge yourself then the Equestrian is for you.

Athletic Union Club

We have three teams that represent Loughborough University at BUCS and another recreational team that participates in friendly competitions throughout the year. The recreational riding team caters for all levels and there is never any pressure to compete.

Our club offers an opportunity to have fun and enjoy learning without the added pressure of competing, as competition is completely optional.

Lessons run weekly and are divided between beginners, intermediate and advanced abilities. Each week lessons alternate between jumping and dressage, with hacking and cross-country lessons occasionally taking place. The recreational team lessons also offer gymkhanas and friendly competitions to celebrate the festive seasons.

Lessons currently take place at Barley Fields Equestrian Centre, where staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. They have a large selection of friendly horses and ponies to suit every standard.


Coaching and volunteering

Within most sports there are a range of sports volunteering roles and opportunities for you to get involved and gain experience in. This ranges from coaching and officiating to events, marketing and media and sport science support.

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