A to Z Listings of UK Businesses Awarded Non Ridden Equine Friendly Status
Listed from A to Z are UK based businesses that have been awarded Non Ridden Equine Friendly Status. It is FREE to apply. It is FREE to be listed. Click here for more information.
- Adventure Neighground
Adventure Neighground is based in the North West. It is a horse agility course, designed to provide equality regardless of size, age, experience or riding/non-ridden horse and which can be hired by the hour by individuals or small groups. Inspired by le Trec, Horse Agility and the abilities of our own horses. We also provide livery, with the Adventure Neighground facilities being available to liveries. Additionally we run specifically non-ridden sessions using my own 3 non-ridden horses, to teach aspects such as clicker training, ground work and horse agility. Further, as we expand, we are resolute about the training and welfare standards that must be adhered to. We welcome barefoot, bitless, treeless and other less conventional sectors so long as they comply by our welfare standards.
- Albashots Equestrian
Albashots Equestrian provides photography services, capturing fine art images of your horses in a relaxed and friendly way.
- Alternative Equine Club
Alternative Equine Club is run by Vicki Hadley in North Devon. Non ridden & ridden clinics, training, shows, online competitions ~ Western Agility Trec Camps & Training & Shows. The link takes you to their Facebook page.
- Angel Horse
Angel Horse is based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Dawn is passionate about the welfare and care of all equines and as a City & Guilds qualified trainer, with over 24 years of collating and producing leaning plans for many subjects, Dawn prides herself on providing each client with a quality, bespoke service catered for their individual needs. Dawn specializes in 'metal free' horse management. Dawn offers Taster Courses in Intro to Bit-less and also hosts Intro to Barefoot Hoof Care Workshops. Dawn's key interests are promoting the benefits, for both horses and their humans of Natural horse friendly Ground work via her 'Mindful Horsemanship' Coaching & Tuition sessions. Dawn, due to her own personal circumstances, understands the concept of benefits of the Non-Ridden Equine and is fully committed to the promotion of this area of horsemanship and supporting those who wish to explore and develop their own skill set in this area. Dawn has several options availabe for clients. She can tailor all her services to Non- Ridden clients who can visit Dawn and interact with her own horse, Gentle Giant, Shire Ollie. Alternatively, Dawn can travel to you and your equines and facilitate your bespoke package with your own horses. Dawn also offers a unique Equine Assisted Therapy Service with one to one sessions with her own horse. Dawn also offers a visiting EAT service for hospitals, hospices & care homes with Ollie. Ollie is a calm, confident therapy horse who has experience in helping people with a variety of special needs including challenging behaviour, Autism and Dementia.
- Art Time Equine
Art Time Equine is a journaling program designed to guide you step-by-step on how to creatively, commit time with your horse. You'll improve your bond with your horse in a way that's natural for your horse to connect with you. Find out where you're challenges are in your personal life and see how they influence your relationship with your horse. Create a new way to connect with your horse, it'll help you create the change you want in your life.
Athena is a learning and development centre based in West Kent UK. They offer learning and development with horses. Their sizeable herd of horses live on a barefoot track system over 17 acres of land in a very natural and man-made setting having access to natural forage, hay and a 100ft barn. Our facilities include a dedicated room, tree house, school.
- Back on track retirement and rehabilitation livery
Based in Norfolk, Back on track retirement and rehabilitation livery is a non ridden livery centre with a brand new 1 mile track livery added to our bio diverse paddocks to enable us to offer livery to all types of horses, ponies, shetlands and donkeys. Walk in barns, organic home made hay, Agrobs feed, all bare foot. They have over 25 happy horses staying with them with freedom, forage and friends. Horse safe fencing, cctv, solarium and on-site therapy offered.
- Beautiful Horsemanship
Claire Bruff runs Beautiful Horsemanship in Devon. Claire is a behaviourist/trainer and body worker. She specialises in R+ training. She helps horse owners transition to bitless/bridleless. The majority of her work is through using kind and ethical training for basic husbandry, walks in hand, long reining etc. She is also trustee/volunteer for a charity who work with Dartmoor ponies . She has three lovely horses, two of which are non-ridden but do not have any less value.
- Believe Equestrian
Believe Equestrian is run by Louise Donnor-Broom in North Yorkshire. Believe Equestrian promotes groundwork, agility and liberty training. They are the only UK club affiliated to the International Liberty Horse Association. They have a variety of clinics and a Facebook group for members with regular challenges.
- Berry fields Animal Assisted Education
Berry fields Animal Assisted Education is run by Rachel Hartopp in Lincolnshire. They teach Equine Facilitated Learning, Natural Horsemanship and Animal Husbandry skills at schools and at their private yard. They take their therapy animals out to work with vulnerable adults and young people. They are an ambassador for The British Grooms Society and had a monthly page blog in absolute horse to share their work and journey.
- Bitless Equestrian Centre
Bitless Equestrian Centre is in Lampeter, Ceredigion, West Wales. They offer track livery for all horses (specialising in retired horses and ponies) and a selection of products in our online shop for naturally kept horses (including some products for ridden horses). They have never discriminated against non-ridden equines and have never understood the mindset that horses /need/ to be ridden.
- Bridie's Meadow
Bridie's Meadow in Hampshire is a very small Equine and Animal Therapy venture. Milly's approach is centred around the wonderful benefits horses can bring to our lives, when we choose to listen to them. She is an advocate for simply enjoying our horses company, without pressure or agenda - as well as taking care of older horses in their golden years - giving them peace, and freedom and a nurturing life.
- Connection Training
Connection Training has a full set of on-line courses, training using positive reinforcement. They teach owners how to train handling, health-care, gymnastic groundwork, de-spooking and loading and travelling. All required for happy horse keeping.
- Dragonhorse Healing Arts
Dragonhorse Healing Arts A licensed HeartMath Coach. They work through heart intelligence or intuition for all aspects of our life. This is a non riding form of therapy. It’s about being in the energy field of the horse and doing some energy techniques and heart connecting techniques.
E-horse is based in Hertfordshire, is an educational CPD organisation for UK horse owners. They deliver training sessions, online learning, news, articles, videos and relevant information to help horses owners increase their knowledge and improve equine care and welfare in the UK.
- Emma Hughes Photography.
Emma Hughes Photography is based in the South East. Emma is a horse and dog photographer specialising in portraiture that captures the unique relationships between animals and their human companions. Her shoots are fun and relaxed, there's no expectations made of humans or animals, most of her equine photography is non-ridden and explores the beauty in the relationship.
Equi-ability offers an online system of graded challenges with a choice of in-hand or ridden courses. They run online competitions which are largely aimed at groundwork. They also run clinics at various locations including visiting yards for which bespoke clinics are available. These are mainly focussed on groundwork, building partnerships, improving communication and some agility type exercises.
Equiculture is UK based and is a resource for sustainable horse keeping. Many of their clients have non ridden horses.
Equiheal is run by Kate Chandler in the South-East England. Kate offers Equine Reiki and Equine Massage. She also runs workshops on various topics, always with the wellbeing of the horse, ridden or unridden, as a central theme.
EquiMind is an online equestrian show that is particularly interested in promoting a different approach to working with horses which includes bitless and non-ridden work with horses, as well as riders and horses with disabilities. We offer a wide range of non-ridden classes, from walk only for veterans to demanding obstacle classes.
- Equine Academy
Equine Academy is an online learning platform delivering a range of courses from equine professionals across the globe. We are proud to include and promote non-ridden friendly courses to our students.
- Equine Partnership
Equine Partnership, Phillippa Christie is based in Ireland. Equine Partnership welcomes none ridden equines. They offer training and events involving liberty, enrichment and agility to support positive partnerships with all none ridden equines. Their methods are force free and follow LIMA guidelines.
Equivibes, in Forres in Moray offers training in ground work with your horse incorporating many different techniques and styles according to what best suits you and your horse. This Non-ridden training is a great way to build a strong partnership with your horse, it helps to build trust and respect between you and your horse. Non-ridden training can help with all sorts of issues such as your horse being a bit pushy to trailer loading problems.
- Fenland Pastures CIC
Fenland Pastures CIC in Doddington, Cambridgeshire is run by Rebecca Meredith. They are a sanctuary for retired horses specialising in laminitic and unrideables. They occasionally also do rescue work. Their animals take part in interaction sessions with people going through difficult circumstances.
- Feral Hearts
Feral Hearts is run by Jenny Barker in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire. Jenny is a qualified equine behaviour consultant and trainer. She offers in person and online coaching in ethical, science-based horse training. She provides support on holistic management, equine ethology, behavioural science and training focused around a force free, LIMA (least invasive, minimally aversive) approach. Jenny has a special interest in rescue and rehabilitation cases, non-ridden equines and cooperative-care training.
- Freelance Equine Trick Training and Horsemanship
Freelance Equine Trick Training and Horsemanship is run by Lisa Dixon in Northamptonshire, however she offeres clinics nationally. A large proportion of Lisa's lessons, demos and clinics are groundwork based. Whilst she does allow mounted desensitisation sessions, the majority of her clients are inhand based. Lisa offers trick training lessons and demos as well as clinics for long lining, starting to harness, liberty work, problem solving and just general inhand exercises to benefit horse and handler.
- Gaia Horsemanship
Gaia Horsemanship is run by Ellen Cochrane based near Malvern in Worcestershire. Ellen provides lessons and training for all equines and their humans, focusing on positive reinforcement and working in harmony. Her work is very varied with all my clients treated as individuals and doing different activities with their equines, all of which putting value on their animals for who they are. Her client base includes horses, donkeys and mules and around half my equine clients are non-ridden.
- GG Equine Agility
GG Equine Agility is run by Gail Webb in Hampshire. GG Equine Agility provides equine agility clinics and help with horsemanship, improving confidence, trust and more between horse and human. Also encouraging people to have a try at Equine Agility with online monthly competitions.
- Global Showing - The Online Horse Show
Global Showing - The Online Horse Show is an online horse show offering a number of classes on a regular basis suitable for non ridden equines.
- Guiding Horses.
Guiding Horses. Tina Collins is based in London. She has set up a new website called Guiding Horses which is all about a very special therapy using horses: Equine Assisted Therapy or EAT. Her aims for Guiding Horses is to help, guide, inform, support and educate all those who are looking for information or access to these services.
- Helping Hooves Derby
Helping Hooves Derby is based on the outskirts of Derby Helping Hooves is an equine led development centre working with people who have mental health and wellbeing issues . They work solely through non ridden horsemanship and handling building confidence and using equine therapy. They believe in teaching the foundations of horsemanship to build a better horse to human relationship.
- Holistic Horses Hoof Care Courses
Holistic Horses Hoof Care Courses is run by Lara Sportelli and is international. Holistic Horses Hoof Care Courses are for all barefoot horse owners, who would like to look after and maintain their own horses feet and keep them in optimum health in between professional trims. The courses are 3 full days of trimming and the theory will be sent to you via email before the course commences.
- Holistic Reflections
Holistic Reflections covers Egremont, Cumbria and around the North West of England and the Scottish Borders. Holistic Reflections supports the health, wellness and longevity of people, pets and horses. They provide services and therapies for horses and educational courses aimed at promoting holistic health care. They also promote and help owners and other professionals appreciate the deeper connection between humans, horses and the land and naturally support the non-ridden equine.
Hopethruhorses is run by Joanna Corfield in Carmarthenshire. Their naturally kept herd of horses and ponies live freely. They take troubled people, struggling with their mental health into the herd, where they can feel accepted and acknowledged as part of the group. In such a safe and loving environment people begin to heal from their psychological wounds. They are not task orientated and work without the use of headcollars or restraints of any kind, so that the responses from the horses are purely real, unconditioned. They have some videos made during lockdown which I think will show you how they work and the way the horses live as a natural herd.
- Horse Arc
Horse Arc (Pan Products Ltd TA Alfresco Arch and Horse Arc) is a small Lincolnshire company who design and build beautiful arc shaped field shelters. The shelters are designed to mimic natural shelter for horses such as trees. They offer an open ended design to allow horses to relax and prevent injury and boxing in. They are popular with horse tracks (paddock paradise) and natural horse owners. Many of our customers either rescue horses or practice natural horsemanship.
- Horse Haven Holistic Livery & Ethical Training
Horse Haven Holistic Livery & Ethical Training specialise in the care of horses retired through age, illness or injury on a hybrid Track / Equicentral system in mid-west Wales. They also offer ethical training for non ridden horses. Freelance in hand lessons, walks and confidence training is available.
- Horse Tricks 101
Horse Tricks 101 believe that the best way for you to create a special bond with your horse is to spend time together doing activities that you both enjoy.
- HorseShoe Online Show
HorseShoe Online Show is an online horse show for ridden and non ridden equines to enter from the comfort of their own home. The classes are open to everyone to enjoy and take part in.
- Ian Petrie's Photography
Ian Petrie's Photography based in Nottingham offers equine photography services from portraits to action shots or show photography.
- Jewels Therapy
Jewels Therapy is based in North East Aberdeenshire. Jewels Therapy provides reiki is for all animals including ridden and non ridden it makes no difference. I also offer non-ridden days/sessions for anyone with a non ridden equine if they are struggling or if they want any ideas or support which could also include my bitless trial sessions.
- Kez The Ambassador for The Non Ridden Equine Association UK.
Kez is the reason Steve and Vicki started the original non ridden equine Facebook group and from that the not for profit Non Ridden Equine Association UK. Kez has his own social media page on Facebook.
- Megan Hines Equine in Co.
Megan Hines Equine in Co. Kildare Ireland is a Certified Connection Training Coach and offer affordable access to ethical, science-based equine training both in-person and online. Advice on equine appropriate management, ethology & behaviour, overcoming behavioural problems, and introducing the science of how equines learn & the art of positive training.
- Natural Answer
Natural Answer in Essex is run by Jane Gilbey and is focussed around a mini herd of four horses and her dogs. It is a healing business for people and animals. Jane helps horses with holistic therapies and host workshops that are equine themed, such as guided meditation with horses, helping horses with Flower Essences, Reiki, Equine Touch and other therapies, talks, demos and training workshops that have focussed on animal and horse communication, Bio mechanics and ground work, body work trainings all with the wellbeing of the horse in mind. Horse agility for the non ridden, art with horses and connecting people with nature. The horses facilitate much of this so the non ridden horse is very valued. The horses here have also helped me Co Create a special essence that is to help all horses connect with their master herd at a Soul level where a disconnect has occurred in the equine collective consciousness through humans treatment of horses and our wars in the past. Natural Answer is set in a beautiful 20 acre grassland Farm and has a luxury self-catering holiday barn too. Rural retreats are available and I am looking to add residential getaways for people to immerse themselves in nature with the horses.
- Neilson Equine Services
Neilson Equine Services - Scotland provides services for non-ridden equines. Laura devotes equal time and compassion to horses & ponies that are unable to be ridden but still enjoy a full life. She respectfully works with owners & horses who require a work plan that helps them enjoy life without experiencing a saddle or rider. She has a holistic approach to her work and places value on all horse-owner combinations, ridden or non-ridden. (Link takes you to her Facebook page)
- NL Equestrian
NL Equestrian is run by Naomi Leach in Northamptonshire. Naomi is a horsemanship trainer and instructor. I teach and train equal amounts on the ground and ridden. Many of my clients have lessons with me because they want an alternative to riding. I am passionate about non ridden horses as I own one myself, he retired 6 years ago but that was just the start of our new adventures in hand.
- Orbitless Bridle
Although I sell bridles, I am equally committed to catering for those who don't ride but might use bitless bridles for leading out in hand or in hand showing. A will be covering non ridden activities in a blog post soon.
Paintedhorse near Glastonbury in Somerset offers equine facilitated learning and equine rewilding, building an authentic connection with ourselves, which leads to meaningful relationships with others. The herd live and work together at liberty.
- Petite Ponies
Petite Ponies run by Kelly Fox in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire strongly believe that their horses are great non-judgemental teachers. With their horses help they can support people to learn, grow as individuals, and improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing as well as having lots of fun. They run tailor made one to one, family and group sessions and also specialise in additional needs children and vulnerable adults.
- PH Equestrian
PH Equestrian is run by Paige Hazell. She is based in West London (and will travel to Derby & Nottingham on request) Paige is a classically trained instructor, with a big belief in only promoting riding if the horse is truly happy and the method of training is force free. Paige regularly trains in-hand work and on long lines (for horses that want to "work" but without rider interference)and clicker trains for fun, practical and engaging activities.
- Pony Partnerships CIC
Pony Partnerships CIC supports personal development and learning through the power of horses and to provide an evidence base to expand the provision of this powerful model of work. Equine Therapy Derbyshire/Nottingham/East Midlands.
- Primitive Wool Revival
Primitive Wool Revival is run by Michelle in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Michelle hand makes traditional Shetland Pack Saddles.
- R&J Thera-Pony
R&J Thera-Pony is run by Rebecca Tait in Perth & Kinross, Scotland. They are an equine-assisted activities centre offering personal development & learning through their equines. Their business is inclusive of all however, they work mainly with ASN and learning difficulties, dementia, Schools & Nurseries. All of the activities are non-ridden, however, we do have another business which is both ridden and non ridden. We own a mix of equines that are suitable for ridden activities and some which will never be suitable due to birth defects or old age.
- Redwood Equine
Redwood Equine is based in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire and provides massage therapy and rehabilitation for all equines. The link takes you to a Facebook page.
- Relaxed Equine Performance
Relaxed Equine Performance is run by Orla Whalley in Kenilworth, Warwickshire UK. Masterson Method Certified Practitioner covering 40 mile radius from Kenilworth, Warwickshire UK.
- Rosca Horsemanship
Rosca Horsemanship based in Derbyshire offers ethical and compassionate training for both horse and handler UK wide. From foundation to advanced horsemanship, specialising in foundations, bitless training, behavioural issues and the young horse.
- Sadie Beech Horsemanship
Sadie Beech Horsemanship is a fully licensed school and centre of horsemanship based in North Wales. They offer horsemanship training in both ground work, liberty, horse agility and riding.
- Shetland Pony Agility
Shetland Pony Agility is for all small ponies under 43" It is an in-hand sport that puts good horsemanship and the welfare, both mentally and physically of the pony as its main concern.
- Stephanie Tattersall Equine Massage Therapist
Stephanie Tattersall Equine Massage Therapist is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. IAAMB/ACWT registered. Fully insured. Covering Derbyshire and surrounding areas. Promoting health, rehabilitation and relaxation.
- Suppleness Equine.
Suppleness Equine. Hannah Speller is based in Lincolnshire. She is a fully qualified and insured Equine Massage Therapist, registered with the IAAT, covering the Lincolnshire/North Lincolnshire area. Hannah is passionate about equine welfare, and equine biomechanics and behaviour. Her belief is in training for the good of the horse, for a healthy body and a healthy mind. She believes this can be achieved through non-ridden or ridden activities, or a combination of both depending on what suits the horse’s needs best. She firmly believes that ALL horses and ponies (and donkeys and mules for that matter) have equal value and deserve the best possible care whether they are ridden or not. Hannah provides a friendly and professional service for all equines - big or small, old or young, ridden or un-ridden. She believes we, as owners and carers, help our equines to be the best that they can be.
- Suzie School Horsemanship
Suzie School Horsemanship is a natural horsemanship trainer and instructor based in Shropshire. (Link takes you to her Facebook page)
- The Bannow Bay Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning
The Bannow Bay Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning provide sessions that are based around horse care, stable management and ground based activities, there is no riding involved.
- The Exmoor Pony Project
The Exmoor Pony Project is helping to safeguard, promote and encourage better understanding and treatment of endangered, native Exmoor ponies, the Exmoor Pony Project was founded by Nick and Dawn Westcott. Dawn is author of the Wild Pony Whispering books, which explore core energy connection, herd dynamics and liberty training. The ponies are trained in herd recall and help people to connect with the breed - and themselves at Dawn’s workshops. Based in Exmoor National Park.
- The Horse Agility Club
The Horse Agility Club is passionate about providing opportunities for non-ridden equines to have fun and compete on an international platform. It is an established business that has caters for all equines, even walk only events so that all equines and people can be involved.
- The Horse Physio
The Horse Physio. Sue Palmer is based in Stafford, she is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer (and BHSAI), focusing on physio for horses, and the links between pain and behaviour (both on the ground and ridden).
- The Mane Show
The Mane Show is an online show where you can win rosettes and prizes without leaving the yard by entering photos & videos of your equines. There are classes to suit everyone and every equine, from traditional to fun & whacky themed classes. Horses, ponies, donkeys & mules are ALL welcome whether ridden, non ridden, or driven. International entries welcome.
- The Way of The Horse
The Way of The Horse is based in Lutterworth and provides equine facilitated learning. They offer a range of services available for individuals, parents, schools, SENCo's, and much more.
- Thunderhooves and Sparklehorse
Thunderhooves and Sparklehorse is based in Lincolnshire is a blog which celebrates horses for who they are rather than vehicles for our egos. I have a strong non ridden agenda and promote it as much as possible.
- Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses
Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses takes in horses and ponies who require a safe home whether through age or infirmity, through emotional issues or through a genuine need on the part of the previous owner, such as illness or bereavement.
- Trudi Dempsey Equine Trainer and Behaviourist
Trudi Dempsey Equine Trainer and Behaviourist, has a particular interest in-hand training. She writes and judges online in-hand baroque classes for Interdressage and many of my students are non-ridden. She is an IAABC certified equine behaviour consultant just about every case will involve working from the ground, changing environments and improving management systems to foster trust and harmony. Based in the South West, UK.
- Understand Horses
Understand Horses is an online equine education platform created by equine behaviour consultant Justine Harrison. Understand Horses contributors are all experts in their field – highly qualified professionals who are passionate about presenting practical, evidence-based information on a range of topics including horse behaviour, training, nutrition, physiology and welfare. Their courses are aimed at horse owners, equine students and industry professionals. Their mission is to provide clear, well presented content that is easy to understand and useful to anyone that is interested in learning more about horses and equine science. Their courses are based on the latest research they can find. They will update our courses when new research is published, so you can be assured you are getting the best information available. New courses are added on a regular basis.
- Vicki Jayne Yates BA Hons
Vicki is one of the founding members of the original Non Ridden Equine Facebook group and the main driving force behind the Non Ridden Equine Association UK. She is an artist, author and a Reiki healer who is passionate about non ridden equines. Her Reiki healing is available for equines and humans. She also makes Meraki Reiki Blessed Rhythm Beads and jewellery with semi precious crystals.
- Wildways Therapy
Wildways Therapy is based in Sussex and is a Trauma Informed and Attachment Aware organisation that supports the mental, emotional and social health of adults, young people and professionals. Working with horses in a natural setting supports engagement and efficacy in Equine Facilitated Human Development and Psychotraumatology (EFHD/EFPT). Our horses live and work at liberty, in a species appropriate environment which supports their physical, emotional and social needs.
- World Wide Horse Showing
World Wide Horse Showing is an online showing community that provides the opportunities for non ridden equines to compete in photographic online showing.