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Equestrian Club

Equestrian Club

We have two squads: competition and development. Our competition squad consists of three BUCS teams, each with 5 riders, and a Friendly team with 15 riders. There is no limit on numbers or minimum ability for our Development squad. This means we cater for complete beginners up to advanced riders, and you definitely don’t need your own horse to compete!

At competitions, you have 7 minutes to ride a horse before you ride a Dressage test or show jumping round and get marks for style and accuracy. In 2015, we were BUCS National Champions and have always been a high-performing team. As one of the largest university Equestrian clubs in the country, we pride ourselves on being accepting, inclusive, and welcoming to all. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email, or our social media pages.

How to get involved


To discover more and get involved, come and meet current club members at Sport & Fitness Fair on Tuesday 21 September in the Sport & Fitness Arena from 10am-5pm. This is the best place to find about trials and taster sessions. You will be asked to register your interest using the ‘Register Interest’ form above, and then you will receive confirmation of the dates of trials and taster sessions in a follow-up email. If you would prefer, you can also fill in the form before Sport & Fitness Fair, but you will not receive any further information until the evening of Tuesday 21 September.

If you have any questions for the club before Sport & Fitness Fair, please contact the club directly via the red contact us button or their social media pages.

Following trials and taster sessions, if you would like to join the club you must purchase a membership online. To purchase a membership, please click the yellow join us button.

Please note, on top of the club membership fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.

Key contacts

Head coach: David Austin – British Showjumping Level 3 Coach

President: Isabelle Sankey