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Horseriding in Birmingham

Horses throughout history have served a variety of practical purposes, most notably they have been used as a means of transport, but also as a work horse in agriculture.

Today the power, agility, gracefulness, and speed of the horse means that horses are mostly used for personal pleasure and competition.

Even though Birmingham is a big city, there are still a few places where you can go riding. We have created this page as a starting point for riders and horse enthusiasts to find out where they can ride and also to find out about riding events in the Birmingham area.


Horse of the Year Show

The world's most famous and Britain's biggest indoor equestrian event, hosts the finals of the most highly regarded national showing and show jumping championships and celebrating the end of the competitive season, which will be held at the NEC in October every year.
Horse Riding

These are just some of the places where you can ride in the West Midlands:

  • Brookfield Riding and Livery Centre, Wolverhampton - 01922 414090
  • North Worcestershire Equestrian Centre, Halesowen - 01562 710245
  • Truemans Heath Riding School, Solihull - 0121 430 7974
  • Warrens Hall Farm Riding School, Oldbury - 01384 55473
  • Wilshaw Riding Centre, Sutton Coldfield - 0121 313 1663

You can also ride at Lickey Hills Country Park to the south of the city and at Woodgate Valley Park to the west.

Stables, which hire out horses or ponies for riding or instruction, must be licensed under the Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970, so it is useful to find out about the license.

In addition to an annual inspection by the city's Senior Animal Welfare Officer, a report is also required from a veterinary surgeon or practitioner.

Useful links

Related Links
Woodgate Valley Country Park
Introduction To Sutton Park.
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