Equestrian Society

Why Join Us?

1) Opportunity to compete and improve riding skills!

2) Meet lots of fun like minded horsey people

3) Opportunity to attend lots of socials and fun activites

What do we do?

Bournemouth University Equestrian society is a society built through our shared love of horses. No horsey experience is required to join our society, everyone is welcome! We do socials and fun events, riding lessons, and we have two riding teams that compete for Bournemouth University earning BUCS (British University & Colleges Sport) points. So, whether you are interested in getting the adrenalin rush of show jumping, or just going to cameo Wednesday’s with a group of like-minded people there is something for everyone. 

There is no commitment to attending socials or riding lessons every week. However, our riding teams train weekly at Bovington Equestrian in Bovington. Riding lessons are discounted for members of the Bournemouth University Equestrian society to £20 for a 45-minute group lessons with BHS qualified instructors and a lovely selection of horses. Being able to train weekly and have qualified instructors allows our members to improve their riding skills and further their competition experience. Our riding teams consist of the championship team which competes at 90cm show jumping and prelim level dressage, and our trophy team compete at 80cm show jumping and prelim level dressage. We also have friendlies teams that will for the first time be competing in an inter-uni friendlies league so will compete in dressage and show jumping. 

Riding lessons can be attended by people of any ability and no experience is required to start lessons. We will arrange people into appropriate groups and help you organise transport to your riding lesson. Equipment can be hired if needed. 

Our weekly socials have fun themes and are often joint with other sports teams so are a great way of meeting new people, all members can also get a Sports team A-list card allowing them free entry and a table with prosecco every Wednesday in Cameo! We are also running lots of other fun horsey events such as a day at the races, Olympia, Varsity, Christmas meal, and hopefully a beach ride! 

To join our society and get an opportunity to meet other like-minded horsey, friendly people, please join by paying our £15 membership fee and clicking the “Join” button. We hope to see you soon!

Key Events

Freshers Fair Saturday the 28th of September 2019 @ Talbot Campus

Tryouts Wednesday the 9th of Octboer 2019 @ Bovington RAC saddle club 

When and Where?

Talbot Campus

Meet the Committee

President:  Rachel Matthews

Communications:  Sadie Manley-Jones

Social secutaries: Ania W-Brown and Sophie Jackson

90's Team Captain: Kate Fry

Treasurer:  Mae Jones

Health & Safety:  Ella Galizia

Social Media: Clare Stephenson

Equipment & Events:  Freya Jennings and Georgia Mann