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





  • September 18:th, Pub night. If you are curious about UARK this is the perfect time to come and meet us. We will be at Småland's nation from 18:00. Come and talk about horses, eat and drink, everybody is welcome!
  • September 23:rd, Akka-dagen. Akademistallet in Kvarnbo is having a famly show day and UARK will be doing one of the performances. It is going to be fast and fun and we want as many people as possible to cheer us on! Come to Akademistallet at 11 am. There will also be vaulting, jousting, fika and more
  • October 2:nd, Board meeting Everybody is welcome to our meetings and more than welcome to come with suggestions or get involved in our activities. We also usually have a lot of fika! Contact us for information about location and time.
  • November 17:th, Hubertus dinner. This is our annual three course dinner where we eat, drink, sing and usually go out to a nation after. More details will follow, but save the date!






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


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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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