The Non Ridden Equine Association UK


The Non Ridden Equine Association UK is a platform to celebrate the many joys and benefits of owning a non ridden equine. We showcase a rich diversity of good practice. We provide FREE online non ridden resources to inspire, delight and educate. Our website is FREE to access all areas, no membership fees, no joining required to enjoy our resources. It is all FUN, FREE and for YOU. Why FREE? Because everything non ridden is of huge benefit to everyone who is an equestrian. It is of great benefit to all equines, ridden or not ridden. We are passionate that non ridden needs to be visible and accessible. We are not anti-riding. Our mission is for non ridden activities to be seen to have equal value to riding. So non ridden equines are not seen as worthless. They are not. We welcome all, from novices to professionals, owners of non ridden equines, riders, non riders and all who loves equines.   

What We Offer

A FREE Non Ridden Resource Library. This library is packed with resources from a diversity of professionals. We are a collective of voices 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 are delighted, inspired and enjoy our FREE to access online library.

So why not make yourself your favourite drink, settle down and relax. As a wealth of knowledge and expertise is waiting for you for FREE. It is only a click away.  

Adopt an Equine - 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. 

International Non Ridden Equine Weekend. On the 1st and 2nd 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. Our campaign is to encourage non ridden activities to be seen as having a high value. 

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

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. 

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 not re-homing platforms. The groups are a place for people who have non ridden equines to come together to share their stories and knowledge. 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.   

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