Horse riding is a popular and successful activity at King's College. King's is the ideal place for your son or daughter to pursue their passion for riding and/or competing, as well as take part in a number of additional, varied extra-curricular activities, and get an excellent academic education. It is common to hear in an assembly report the name of a rider who has played a pivotal role in a rugby, hockey or netball fixture on Saturday, as well as being part of a triumphant equestrian team the following day! We do not select riders for teams; entry is open to all who wish to compete and have fun - this makes all our successes even more rewarding!
If you have your own horse locally we can help you integrate riding into your school day, and if you would like to stable your own horse nearby while you are boarding we can help with that too!
Inter-school competitions take place throughout the year and almost every Sunday during the Michaelmas Term. As members of the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) we regularly enter teams and individuals in NSEA competitions for eventing, show jumping, dressage and jumping with style (JWS) as well as other local school events. Our teams are regularly placed at these events and the riders thoroughly enjoy competing. In the past we have worked with top riders including world-class gold medallist and six times Olympic Three-Day eventer Mary King, who delivered an inspirational private cross-country clinic.
Riding lessons are offered at local BHS approved riding schools to all pupils, and we cater for all abilities from complete beginners to experienced competitors. In the future, we hope to offer Polo lessons and trail rides on the Quantocks.
If you have any questions regarding riding activities at King's College please do not hesitate to contact Emma Edwards, Head of Equestrian.
For fixtures, results and match reports, please visit the King's College Sports Website by clicking here