Hi all, welcome to SURC (Southampton University's Riding Club). We look forward to seeing you all throughout the year whether you are interested in trialling for teams, taking part in lessons or coming along to one of our great socials! We can't wait to see some old and new faces, all are welcome. Please come along to our bunfight stall in September, in the meantime if you have any questions feel free to email our riding account (riding@soton.ac.uk) or any of our committee members below. We are also active on our social media accounts, and encourage you to follow them to get the most up to date information!

The Riding Club aims to offer something for everyone, whether you have ridden on national teams or have never been on a horse before. 

Some of the activities we offer:

  • 2 BUCs competition teams with weekly training sessions
  • A friendlies team who compete in the same style as BUCs but at a lower level. Also good for those who cannot commit to weekly training sessions
  • Weekly lessons for all abilities (beginner to advanced)
  • Regular nights out
  • A variety of sober socials and non-riding activities
  • Annual Christmas meal and AU Ball

We are also looking to offer:

  • Regular hacks in the New Forset
  • Annual beach ride
  • XC training for more experienced riders
  • Riding Club holiday

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Riding this year are:

Evie Anderson
BUCS Teams Manager
Amy Long
BUCS Teams Manager
Jing Liu
Events Secretary
Leila Slade
Friendlies Manager
India Lord
Lessons Coordinator
Jing Liu
Lessons Coordinator
Holly Piggin
Hannah James
Social Secretary
Evie Anderson
Amy Long
Vice President
Holly Piggin
Welfare Officer

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Riding, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Social MembershipFREE17/09/2023 - 01/07/2024Receive updates on everything to do with the riding society and gain access to regular socials. This membership is a non-riding membership, for lessons, team trials or hacking you will need to purchase a full membership. This is ideal for those who don't want to ride with the university but are wanting to meet like-minded people.
Full Club Membership £65.0017/09/2023 - 01/07/2024This membership allows you to access all parts of the club for the entire academic year. Ride as much or as little as you like and only pay for what you take part in, join in with regular socials and fun fitness sessions. Membership IS required to book on to lessons, hacking, teams trials and other riding activities e.g. Sicily holiday (please note that there are additional charges for these). You do not require a membership to take part in our taster sessions at the beginning of each semester.


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Riding are available to view below

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events below:

Sorry, there are no upcoming events for Riding.

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