Equestrian

There are opportunities for you to enjoy riding at whatever level is appropriate to your experience, from learning to ride to competing at Inter-Service level.

Royal Navy Equestrian

Focussing on the disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing, equestrianism is not for the fainthearted and can be dangerous, but this only brings out the best in Service personnel who rise to the challenge; displaying courage, determination and hard work to hone their skills. Providing an environment where discipline, self–awareness, mental and physical robustness and commitment are tested, personal skills, team spirit and competitive edge are all developed, encouraging you to be fit for life, fit to ride and fit to fight.

Having your own horse is not necessary, as we operate a scheme where you can hire horses suited to your ability, for training or competing. We introduce brand new riders and welcome rusty riders to our two annual grassroots courses while those at the appropriate level can progress to Development Training, progressing further to Squad Training, where selections are made and all riders of the appropriate standard are welcome.

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With opportunities for riders of any ability and experience, we support you at every step: from learning to ride, training and competing in the civilian equestrian community, right through to achieving competition standards for Inter-Service events.

Equestrian sports are open to all serving personnel, Reserves, dependants and civilians connected to Defence, while we're also affiliated to the British Horse Society (British Riding Clubs).

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