Competing since the age of 5, Ellen Whitaker is a British female show jumping rider, ranked 16th by the British Showjumping Association in September 2011.
What to Expect
Horseback riding is exciting and quite an adventure. It can become a passion for many.
Before you begin training it's important to bond with your horse. It might be a bit scary at first, but once you get confortable with your horse the fun begins.
You will definitely need a horse, of course!
A saddle is also very important, as well as a riding crop.
What to Wear
Whatever you wear, make sure it is comfortable. You can wear sneakers. Boots and a riding helmet are also encouraged.
Shorts are a bad idea if you go riding!
You Might See…
The amazing thing about horseback riding is that you can explore great distances and tough terrains. So, you might see a canyon, a river, a cave or other things that people on foot or even in a vehicle can't really get to.