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



  • November 29:th, Indoor XC. Join UARK for the Sweden International Horse Show "action night" with indoor ross country in Friends Arena. The shopping area is open from 16 and the show is 18-22:30. Price is 355 kr and if many people sign up we will get a group discount. Sign up here before October 25:th. Full program can be found here.
  • December 6: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 19.
  • December 9:th, Dressage competition. The competition will be held at Akademistallet on their school horses. It is also ok to bring your own horse. Classes will be LB1, LC2 and, for private horses only, LA1. Sign up is open 16-25:th of november. Contact us for more information. We will have christmas theme so feel free to add some glitter! There will be a price for best christmas-outfit.
  • December 11:th, Christmas buffet at IKEA. We will meet at 17:30 and the food is out until 19. No sign up is needed, see you there!



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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