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mercerkg
Pico de Orizaba

Equestrian activities have, for years, seemed like an obvious gap on the platform

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JH
Mt. Kenya

How about finally adding horse riding (trail riding) as an activity as a happy new year gift for 2024? This thread has been going for ages and lots of rather niche activities have been added to strava. Why no riding when 2.4million people in the UK ride and millions more world wide? (NB that stat of from research by the British Equestrian Trade Association)

Palmtree467
Mt. Kenya

I think there’s such a big gap in the market for horse riding. If strava provided horse riding on their sports, they would have a whole new audience who would happily join. I frequently ride and find it frustrating that strava doesn’t have it listed. I use strava to track all my other activities but, some are now skewed as I have to label riding as walking or another sport. It’s also the one thing that’s stopping me from buying premium as I currently don’t see the advantage if I can’t track all my activities in one place. 

Yvonne
Mt. Kenya

I’ve just this week cancelled my premium subscription, can’t justify continuing to pay when it doesn’t cover equestrian sports. It’s a shame because I really like the app layout.

GForce
Mt. Kenya

Horse back riding is a favourite of mine and my family.  Pls add it....

Noélie
Mt. Kenya

Yes, it would be great to add equestrian activities to Strava!
My equestrian activities from Garmin don't sync on it...

Shinigan
Mt. Kenya

It is extremely disappointing to me that the Equestrian community has been asking strava for recognition for a decade now.  Perhaps you will finally start to collaborate with your partners. Of all the sports that Garmin could have called out for 2023, they highlighted Horseback Riding as one with an over 30% increase across their users.

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Zaphod
Mt. Kenya

It seems crazy to me that there isn't an "equestrian" or "other" category. I play polo and it is far more strenuous than most gym sessions (typical heart rate 180 bpm)

GForce
Mt. Kenya

Hey STRAVA

Pls can we have some feedback on this..... is it a go?  I see its been under consideration for over a year?

Pleeeez, tks

GForce
Mt. Kenya

Hello Moderator

Pls can we have some feedback on adding equestrian/horse riding? I see it has been under consideration for over a year.

Pleeeez tks

Armi5718
Mt. Kenya

Bump 

 

I have good friends who ride every week for exercise. We'd love to track their rides!

GForce
Mt. Kenya

Hello, pls can we have feedback, how long will thd idea be under consideration, thank you

SeaLila
Mt. Kenya

Please add horse riding. Or at least an ‘other’ category.

My Apple Watch, Apple fitness and Apple health recognise horse riding. Why doesn’t Strava? I am currently logging all my horse riding activities under hiking

Maplefang
Mt. Kenya

Strava PLEASE add horseback riding! I downloaded the app hoping it would be there! 

knobonk
Mt. Kenya

I'll add another vote for horseback riding!  My wife really wants to track her time on the trail, distance and elevation to help with conditioning...all things that are fully functional.  I hear of others using little-known apps to track their rides, and I've just been using Strava "Hike" to get an activity tracked, but it feels wrong...and the last thing we need is another separate app to install.

 

I'm sure there are all kinds of API things and little-known details to consider, but really, I'd be perfectly happy with a dumbed-down "Horseback Ride" option that works just like a hike, just so I can keep our activities tracked separately by type.  I don't think non-equestrians realize that a ride isn't just like sitting in an easy chair that walks, so all the heart rate tracking, pace, and everything else will be just the same as any other activity.

gsp222
Mt. Kenya

Weekly rider here and would love to have equestrian in Strava, please! Even a "dumbed-down" version, as others suggested, to get us started would be really helpful.