Trot to be Trim government funded campaign
We received this week an interesting press release from the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and its Legacy project, Hoof, aimed at inspiring more people to become involved in riding and benefits it has to offer.
The new health and fitness campaign is called ‘Trot to be Trim’ and is designed to meet the rise in demand from the public to get involved in our sport.
Trot to be Trim promotes the many health and well being benefits long associated with riding and being involved with horses and is being backed by health and fitness guru Angie Best, who is a regular rider . She is also a British Showjumping Ambassador and came back to the sport when their son Calum left home.
A study carried out by The British Horse Society in 2011 revealed that riding can expend sufficient energy to be classed as moderate-intensity exercise. An hour’s schooling session or group lesson burns off 360 calories – the equivalent to an hour peddling up to 10mph on a cycle ride.
Andrew Finding, Chief Executive of the BEF commented: “We want to spread the word that it really is possible to Trot to be Trim, but also to re-emphasise that riding not only helps achieve physical fitness, but it is also therapy for the mind and that it really does put a smile on your face.”
Something everyone involved with Lavant House Stables has known for years. It really does put a smile on your face and keep you fit, at any age.
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