The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is the national governing body for horse sports in the UK, affiliated to the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body of equestrian sports.

The BEF is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of 4.2 million riders, vaulters and carriage drivers in Great Britain via 18 independent member bodies.

The Hoof Network

Hoof is the British Equestrian Federation’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy campaign which aims to encourage more people to take up horse riding, driving, vaulting and volunteering. By connecting people to riding centres, schools, clubs and equestrian sporting organisations, Hoof is helping more people to discover horses, get fit and improve their well being.

Take Back The Reins is a series of riding lessons providing specifically designed coaching to support a rider’s first steps back into the saddle – it’s never too late to rekindle or discover a love of horses.

Horse riding is a hugely varied sport with rewarding offerings for everyone to enjoy – able bodied and disabled people alike. Log on to the Hoof website now to search for your perfect local riding centre, school or club; find more information on learning to ride, horse sports or volunteering opportunities and get involved today!

Want to get involved in Equestrian?

Visit our Club & Activity Finder to find a session near you in Northumberland.

Useful Links

British Equestrian Federation

Hoof Ride

British Showjumping


Name: Lyndsay Dring
Job Title: British Equestrian Federation
Email: lyndsay.dring@bef.co.uk

Name: Michelle Clough
Job Title: Northern Development Officer, British Showjumping
Email: michelle.clough@britishshowjumping.co.uk

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