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Welcome to the Academic Riding Section Zurich

About the Academic Riding Section Zurich

Welcome to ARS Zurich, your go-to student horse riding group in Switzerland! We bring together students who love horses and offer lots of fun activities for everyone involved.

Got any questions or want to join us? Don't hesitate to get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.

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Activities of the ARS Zurich

We regularly host voluntary events:

  • Regulars' Table: On the first Friday of every month from 6:00 PM. The location changes, so subscribe to the ARS newsletter and join our WhatsApp group through email to stay updated.

  • Student Riding Competitions: Click here to learn more about student riding tournaments.

Training Sessions:

  • Jumping Training:

    • When: Roughly every two weeks, usually on Monday evenings or during the day on Sundays.

    • Where: Aesch near Neftenbach with Nico Balmer.

    • Cost: 60 CHF.

    • Options to ride with a school horse or your own horse.

    • A certificate is required, along with some experience in show jumping.

  • Dressage Training:

    • When: About once a month, typically on a Sunday.

    • Where: Equestrian Sport Arena Roggwil BE.

    • Cost: 50 CHF.

    • Options to ride with a school horse or your own horse.

    • Competent riding in all basic gaits is a prerequisite.

For questions or to participate in the training sessions, contact us via email.

In addition to regular meetings, we often have more events. Keep an eye on our communications to catch all the fun we're planning!


To become a member of ARS Zurich, you need to do two things:

  1. Send us an email at with the following information:

    • First/Last Name:

    • Date of Birth:

    • Email:

    • Phone Number:

    • Field of Study: (if applicable)

    • University: (if applicable)

    • Do you have horses here?

    Please let us know if you do not want to be automatically added to the WhatsApp group.

  2. Pay the annual membership fee for the current year. For members currently enrolled at a Swiss university, the fee is CHF 50. For all other members, the fee is CHF 100. Our bank details are:

    • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, 8070 Zurich

    • Account number: 80-500-4

    • Name: Akademische Reitsektion, 8001 Zurich

    • IBAN: CH29 0483 5020 3437 8100 0

    • BC: 4835


    • Payment Reference: New Member <First Name> <Last Name>

Once you've completed both steps, you should receive a confirmation within the next few days. Welcome to the Academic Riding Section! We're excited to have you with us!

Board of the ARS Zurich

Sponsors of the ARS Zurich

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