Type: Extreme sports
For horse riding, the USC co-operates with the student riding clubs a.s.r. H.O.R.S. and ASR BLOK.
The Amsterdam student riding club BLOK is for all students who want to ride in a group. The weekly training classes take place on Wednesday evening at de Hollandsche Manege at the Vondelpark. After the training class we enjoy a drink together. In addition, BLOK organises outdoor rides, weekends, tournaments and other activities, such as working at Jumping Amsterdam, internal matches and a Christmas dinner.
BLOK is member of the KNHS and participates in tournaments in various cities. To become a member of BLOK you do not need your own horse. You will always ride on a riding school horse. Students can become member during the whole season. You decide yourself whether you subscribe as regular rider (weekly class), as duo-rider (twice a week) as a substitute or carousel horse(wo)man.
Check ASR BLOK.
ASR H.O.R.S. is a large and sociable student horse riding society. Every student in Amsterdam who is interested in the art of horsemanship will feel right at home. We provide a variety of activities, such as lessons in dressage and jumping, après chevaux gatherings, riding outdoors on different horse breeds, theme parties and so on. A very special tradition of a.s.r. H.O.R.S. is participating in so called ‘drag hunts’ or ‘mock fox hunts’, taking place each year from October to April in cooperation with the Hunting Society ‘De Veluwe Hunt’. These hunts provide a spectacle of dozens of horses, huntsmen and women, horn blowers and a very lively pack of hunting dogs.
In order to engage in our activities, an understanding of the Dutch language is required.