Swedish Equestrian Federation
Equestrian sport is one of the main sports in Sweden, and one of the largest sports among young people. Equestrian sport is third, only to football and floorball! Around 150 000 people are members of the Swedish Equestrian Federation.
With a population of only 9 million people, Sweden manage to have top riders in all disciplines and also breed top horses.
The first equestrian body in Sweden was founded in 1912 in conjunction with the Olympic Games in Stockholm. In 1993 four equestrian organisations merged in to the Swedish Equestrian Federation.
Around 900 riding clubs are affiliated to the federation. Half of them, 450, have a riding school open to anyone in the public who wants to take riding lessons.
The riding instructors are taught at the national riding school at Strömsholm, 100 kilometers outside Stockholm, which is also home to the Swedish federation.