What We Offer and Benefits of Membership to The Non Ridden Equine Association UK

A Library to give you ideas and inspiration for your non ridden equine. This is now live. We are a collective voice and the library is a place for people to share their knowledge, insights and ideas. We welcome people contributing resources, so please Get in Touch if you have suggestions for content. The Library is always adding new resources. We hope you enjoy the rich diversity of ideas and resources from many different practitioners.  

Adopt - Here you will find links to welfare organisations so you can find a non ridden equine to adopt. If you are not looking to adopt, you can find out how you can get involved in supporting these organisations. 

Ask The Experts - here you will find information on welfare, horsemanship and complimentary services. It is now live. However we are in the process of growing this resource, so if you know of information that should be included please Get in Touch.

News and Share. Is an interactive section for you to share your news, stories and experiences with like-minded people. 

Let's Celebrate and Online Showing. Here you will find information on how to join in celebrating your non ridden equine in our various non ridden groups. Plus information on how to enjoy having fun with online showing.  

International Non Ridden Equine Day. On the 4th May we encourage all who have a passion for equines to try out something non ridden. There are a wonderful diverse range of non ridden activities everyone can enjoy. We hope we can change people’s perceptions and challenge thinking by promoting the many benefits of non ridden. In turn so it becomes more accepted alongside riding. We are not anti-riding. If more people valued non ridden equines they will not be seen as worthless. Our campaign is to encourage non ridden activities to be seen as having a high value. There is a FREE to download Poster and a Non Ridden Resource Pack to give you ideas, suggestions and tips for non ridden activities that you can enjoy not just on International Non Ridden Equine Day but any day of the year.   

Non Ridden Equine Facebook Groups. If you use Facebook join us and enjoy our lively groups.

Get in Touch. We love to hear your suggestions, ideas and input into growing the Non Ridden Equine Association UK.

FREE Membership. If you own a non ridden equine or have chosen not to ride join us today. Riders are also very welcome. 

Non Ridden Equine Friendly Businesses. We are calling all equine businesses to embrace, endorse and promote non ridden. We are asking you to be part of the solution in addressing non ridden equine issues. This is not being anti-riding. For free we are awarding non ridden equine friendly businesses with a badge they can use on their website and marketing materials. It is not a quality kite mark or a quality standard. The Non Ridden Equine Friendly badge is awarded to businesses that demonstrate they are signed up to being inclusive for non ridden equines and people who choose not to ride. Click here to view the list of businesses that have been awarded Non Ridden Equine Friendly status.  

Why Are You Not Riding? You are not alone with why you don't ride. Here we share with you some reasons why people choose not to ride. 

Re-Homing Advice, Suggestions and Tips. The Non Ridden Equine Association UK does not have a section on the website for re-homing as we feel there are organisations already set up to support people with re-homing. Our Non Ridden Equine Facebook groups are a place for people who have non ridden equines to come together to share their stories and knowledge. The groups are about sharing good practice and celebration of our non ridden equines. Our Non Ridden Equine Facebook groups are not re-homing platforms. Our passion is ideally equines would have a home for life, be loved, cherished and well cared for. We do however realise that personal circumstances can lead to heart-breaking decisions to re-home. So on the Re-Homing Advice, Suggestions and Tips page we give you free information which we hope will help you. 

Tack, Advice, Suggestions and Tips. Our members are a passionate group and when tack for non ridden equines comes up as a topic it can create very lively and passionate debate. With this in mind we created a FREE resource to help you.   

Events. Here you can find events that are suitable for non ridden equines. Some will be Non Ridden Equine Association UK events. Others will be events that professionals who are signed up to the Non Ridden Equine Association UK are offering.   

Plus regular up-dates with e-mail news.

Photograph by Catherine Slade