Listing For Public International Non Ridden Equine Day Events

Here we list all types of events that are open to the public that celebrate International Non Ridden Equine Day. Some are on-line, others are at a venue. It is free to be listed. To list your event please use the on-line form at the bottom of this page. 

  • Vicki Jayne Yates BA Hons is celebrating International Non Ridden Equine Day by running a FREE to enter competition to win an A4 colour pastel portrait of your horse. Her non ridden horse Kez is a huge inspiration to her and her art. And many happy hours have been spent sketching him, photographing him and creating pastel portraits of him.
  • Thunderhooves Enrichment Challenge is open to all on Facebook. It is open to all equines and is free to enter. The challenge is to complete 8 enrichment activities over the 10 day challenge period. 
  • Equi-ability has an online competition running until midnight on 9th May. There are two classes, both non-ridden. We have a pattern to demonstrate with your equine partner. Simply send us a film of you completing the pattern. For every entry we send a mark-sheet with our comments and suggestions for exercises to improve your partnership. 
  • Horse Agility Workshop to celebrate International Non-ridden Equine Day is being hosted by Martha Lindsell on Sat 4th May 2019 2-4pm Otley/Harrogate. Only £20 each (including competition entry!) Session to including obstacle practice then mini competition. Click here to go to the event listing on Facebook, here you can book your place.  
  • Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary in Antrim, Northern Ireland are planning an afternoon promoting non ridden equines at our Animal Sanctuary where we have over 30 non ridden equines, some who are looking for homes of their own. We will have videos and information for people, as well as a grooming area and an obstacle course in which people can test their skills at working with some of our rescue horses. We have an equine physiotherapist attending as well as an Equine Rieki therapist. This will be a family friendly event, open to all members of the public, equestrian or not. We still have some room for any equine businesses that would like to attend to advertise their work with non ridden equines, as well as demonstrators. Click here to go to their Facebook page for information on the event.

  • Horse Shows From Home on Facebook is running an on-line showing class for non ridden equines. It is only £2 to enter to celerbrate International non ridden day. Special medal for winner. Rosettes to 6th place.

  • Naomi Harbisher is planning on making a YouTube video to showcase how much fun & how enjoyable owning a non-ridden equine can be.  You can e-mail her for more information or send her your non ridden video clips for consideration for the video at [email protected] 
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What Individuals Are Planning To Do

Amelia Phillips: "I have registered for the thunderhooves challenge, so we will be exploring enrichment ideas as a group & practicing (maybe filming) our entries for the easter equi-ability online competition. My non ridden day will be spent playing with the horses, in their woodland or on track, wherever they choose. I'll be hanging out with them, observing their choices and behaviours."