Welcome to Upsala Akademiska Ridklubb!


Upsala Academic Riding Club (Upsala Akademiska Ridklubb-UARK) is an association for students and employees at Uppsala University and SLU. Every year we organize a number of fun activities, from pub nights to competitions, clinics and more! Whether you like to ride or just enjoy being around horses and other horse-lovers, you are more than welcome. Keep an eye out here for information about upcoming events. If you would like to become a member or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at info@uark.se. Please note that we do not offer riding lessons! If you would like to start taking lessons, conact the riding school at ridskolan@uvfk.org


The tradition of student riding goes far back at Uppsala University, the riding department was founded 1663 and is one of the oldest in the world. At first the idea was to provide the sudents (in those days sons of nobility) the opportunity of practising certain excercises that were considered important, such as fencing, arts and of course riding. Today, over 350 years later, equestrian sport is more popular than ever.

Upcoming events



  • The application for riding grants is now open! The grants are given to 10 students from Uppsala University (8 for students with good riding ability and 2 for beginners) and two students from SLU. They cosist of two free riding lessons per week during one semester at Akademistallet. Apply here before January 24:th at 17.
  • January21:th, Board meeting. Our meetings are open to all members. Come and listen to what's going on, give ideas and have fika! Contact us to find out the location of the next meeting. It will start at 18.
  • January 27:th, try horse riding. We are super excited to invite students to try out horse riding for the first time, or tp invite experienced riders back to the stables. No experience is needed and you will be divided into suitable groups. The price is 100 kr. More information can be found in the sign up, which is open January 14:th - 20:th.
  • February 12:th, Annual meeting. If you wish to run for a spot in the board, please contact our nominating committee Line Verheij via facebook messenger. No previous experience is needed, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.



This list will be updated with more activities when a date is set. Please, send us an email if you want to know more or if you have ideas or dreams about upcomming activities!


Contact us by email: info@uark.se


Social media

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Club shop

You find our club shop at here (and don't miss out on the new collection of the Swedish student riding association-SAR)!



Most of our activities on horseback takes place at Akademistallet where we borrow the wonderful school horses.

Upsala Akademiska Ridklubb - info@uark.se

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