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This category is for clubs and groups whose primary focus is equestrian access and bridleways work.
One of the main problems facing horse and pony riders (and carriage drivers) is the lack of somewhere safe to enjoy their activities. Today's motorists are unaware of horses and the risks involved in driving past them at speed. Bridleways and Access groups work to improve and maintain existing bridleway networks and develop new ones where possible.
For equestrian clubs and regional equestrian associations only.

Please direct national associations to Sports/Equestrian/Associations

Pony Club regional sites should be placed in Sports/Equestrian/Associations/Pony_Clubs/United_Kingdom

Riding Schools should be placed Sports/Equestrian/Riding Stables/Europe/United Kingdom

No commercial sites.

Equestrian Clubs encourage riding both as a sport and for recreation. Club level riding can encompass many different competition disciplines including: Show Jumping, Showing, Working Hunter, Dressage, Equitation, Cross Country, Eventing, Endurance Riding and TREC. This list is not exhaustive. Each club offers different disciplines and facilities. Many will offer training and clinics. This category is suitable for local riding clubs and regional branches of equestrian associations within the United Kingdom. The Pony Club has its own category and regional Pony Club branches should request inclusion there.
Open to all United Kingdom sites specifically promoting or advancing the sport of Dressage.

Please select the appropriate category in which to submit your site. Sites in other countries please submit to the relevant category. Breeding farms for dressage horses please submit to the relevant breed category in Sports/Equestrian/Breeds

Dressage has been called an "elegant dance of horse and rider", and has been practiced as an art for centuries.

In the western world the Greeks were among the first to extol this type of equestrian partnership by putting their training methods down in writing. Among the principles espoused was the need to train the horse as a war horse, including all the intricate movements necessary to assist the rider while fighting in close quarters. By necessary, these movements had to be precise and immediate, no matter where the horse was at any particular moment or time, or the soldier risked forfeit of his life. With training, these movements became more rigorously defined, building to a level of detail and precision that often required years of study for both horse and rider to develop and hone.

The ancients may have set the stage for an enduring partnership between the horse and humanity, but it was the French, as great exponents of this art, who were the first to coin it "dressage".

Although the horse no longer participates in the battlefields as it did in the past, the Dressage arts have moved to a higher level in the world of sports, advancing it world-wide on many levels -- from local beginner to international Olympic. It is a beautiful discipline of classic origins -- elegant to watch and a joy to ride.

This category is for freelance instructors who offer instruction ro riders with their own horses, at the client''s premises, or at a livery yard.
Riders who own their own horses or ponies may want to be taught at their own premises and call on the services of a freelance instructor wo comes to them, rather than taking themselves and their horse to a riding school.
Submit sites which deal primarily with the betting side of racing to Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Recreation_and_Sports/Gambling/Horse_Racing
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For facilities offering livery services - including training and training facilities - but NOT riding schools. Riding Schools who also provide livery should be submitted to the Riding Schools category.
For facilities offering livery services - including training and training facilities - but NOT riding schools. Riding Schools who also provide livery should be submitted to the Riding Schools category.
For businesses supplying goods and services to the UK equestrian market.
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