Horse Riding


Welcome to Horse Riding

About Us

Leeds University Union Horse Riding Club is a friendly group that caters for all abilities! Whether you want to try something new, meet new people or develop your hobby further, we have something for you!

We ride at Harrogate Riding Centre, which has two indoor schools and an outdoor arena, as well as many different horses and ponies to suit every rider. Transport is provided from the Parkinson steps to the riding centre and back via coach.


We run weekly lessons for beginners through to advanced and everything in between! Our lessons are every Wednesday (1:30pm) and Saturday (2pm) with a lot of flexibility with how often you attend, and we hold events such as competitions and games for our lessons riders to get involved in too!

We have 4 levels of lessons for riders of different capabilities. This can be assessed when you first arrive at the yard.

Trial lessons are available for non-beginners.

Click here for the lessons sign up form.


We have A, B and C BUCs teams and a Development team, where you can compete against other universities in both dressage and showjumping. We run separate training for team members to focus on dressage tests, jumping and more!

To be on teams you must first attend Flat Trials (4th October). From here, you may be invited to Mock Competition (7th October), where teams will be decided. We have four members per team plus a reserve, then spaces for extra reserves too.

To be on teams, you must be able to do a prelim dressage test and a course of show jumps (70, 80, 90cm) on a new/strange horse.

To sign up for teams:

  1. Please buy a Flat Trials ticket 
  2. Fill out the following form:
  3. Attend Flat Trials on 4th October!


Membership - £40

Beginner Lessons:

  • Block of 10 - £280
  • Block of 5 - £150

Non-beginner Lessons:

  • Block of 5 - £130
  • Single lesson - £30

Team Training:

  • Driver - £16
  • Non-driver - £20

(Membership must be bought before attending lessons or training) 


We have lots of drinking and non-drinking socials throughout the year including Mischief, Otley Run, bowling, laser tag and quiz nights.

Check out our socials for updates and information on events, socials and more!

Instagram: @luuhorseriding

Facebook: @Leeds University Union Horse Riding Club


We look forward to you joining our club, happy riding!