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Riding Advice

If you're looking to get into a new discipline, or perhaps you're looking to improve your skills, make sure you take a look at our ever expanding riding advice below...

Dressage

Dressage takes skill, dedication and time, but fortunately for us, it’s a sport that caters for all ages, all abilities and all types of horses.
So whether you’re aiming to wear top hat and tails at the national Championships or just want to ride a Preliminary test at your local venue, we show you how to make sure you’re in the rosette every time…

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Show jumping

Want to improve your show jumping, or just starting out? There’s no better place to begin than with this top advice on everything you need to know to do the best you can with top advice from trainers and riders, exercises that can help you and your horse, and videos on what you should be doing...

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Cross-country

Cross-country is one of the three phases that make up eventing and a competition in its own right. If it's something that appeals to you, take a look at our advice including how to overcome fear, striding and how to tackle obstacles such as ditches, corners, rails and more, take a look at our advice…

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Eventing

For many, eventing is the panacea of horse sports. It tests the elegance, accuracy, skill and bravery of horse and rider all at once.
Take a look at our advice for how to get involved and excel in the exciting sport of eventing

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Hacking

As anyone who’s ever had a hairy moment mid-hack will testify, persuading a big, strong animal with a mind of his own to explore the countryside and calmly accept every strange sight, is no mean feat.

Enjoy your time in the saddle while hacking with our advice.

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Western

Western riding is rapidly gaining in popularity in the UK, with its great mix of spectacle and accessibility for the leisure rider.

Take a look at our advice and videos from top riders and trainers to get all you need to know about the discipline...

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TREC

TREC is a fast growing sport for horses and riders of all abilities. If you’re looking for a new challenge and love trail rides but believe your horse is so much more than just a happy hacker and you want to put his – and your – talents to the test, then BHS TREC is your sport. We tell you what it’s all about and give you 10 top tips for success.

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Schooling

If you are struggling to spice up your schooling sessions or just want some advice on how to make them more effective, take a look at our advice to get the most out of your time in the school.

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Endurance

Improve your horse’s fitness, build a fantastic relationship with him and pit yourself against the elements. Here’s why long distance riding is the sport for you, whether you’ve got a mile-crunching arab or hairy native pony…

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