Let’s get riding...
Welcome to Take up the Reins – a new initiative to get the nation up in the saddle and enjoying horse riding. Equestrian sport is fantastic fun, it’s healthy and a great way to relax in the great outdoors – whatever your age!
Our team of three mechanical horses, RoboCob, Trigger and their little sister, Queenie – named in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jublilee – have set off on a tour of the country to spread the word.
They will stop off at county events, holiday parks, town centres, shopping malls, universities and colleges, so look out for them in your area. Everyone who has a test ride will be presented with a certificate, rosette and goody bag to mark the occasion.
We’ll also make sure you get a Take up the Reins leaflet, which is packed full of handy information on everything you need to know if you do want to take up riding – we can even help you find your nearest riding school or trekking centre.
Take up the Reins is being organised for the British Equestrian Federation by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA), with support and funding by Sport England.
BETA is working in partnership with Hoof, the BEF programme to help more people take up riding as part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy.