Add Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving as activity types

I use Strava to track my horseback rides and carriage drives.  I've also recommended it to other riders/drivers.

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  • Yes please to this feature Strava!

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  • These are all such valid arguments - it seems simple to add an equestrian option.  I'm hoping Strava can add something soon since it's been requested for more than 2 years now....

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  • How many votes do you need?  There are numerous comments here begging you to add this activity - I have personally asked before - I agree 110% with the comment that there are way fewer people who Surf or roller Ski than there are horseback riders.  Unlike a bike or surfboard, our horses are as much athlete as we are  - we have to exercise them regularly.  Polar, who you sync with, even makes heart rate monitors just for horses - they get it - how much longer will it take you??!?!?

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  • Would definitely agree with all the comments - please can we have it as an activity??

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  • Endomondo has horse riding as a sport!!

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  • It would be awesome if you could add horse riding as an activity - PLEASE!

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  • I can't believe it doesn't have horse riding. I have used other fitness apps that have...am really surprised, and disappointed! :(

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  • I use strava for horseback riding. It would be nice when tis activity will be added

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  • I have recently been approached by my local equestrian center asking about the best app for them to track and record their rides.  It would be great if you could add an equestrian activity for them.  

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  • I use strava for cycling walking runnen en horseriding!!
    I really really miss this sport on strava!!
    It'll make strava complete 🤗🐴
    Pleaseeeeee!!!!!!
    It cannot be that difficult!!!

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  • I use the polar option horse riding en when it synct it uses the name training! Come on!!
    It's also an olympic sport!!!

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  • Strava you need to add this as it's messing a lot of people about in the biking community

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  • I can't figure out how it would in any way not be a good idea to add this? I also can't figure out how it could possibly be difficult...

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  • How about renaming one of the water sport activities, like Swimming to Swimming and Horseback Riding.  There would be no overlap in the segments traveled and no extra work for the programmers except changing the title. Each sport could still record their routes and segments and the two would exist together but separately.

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  • During the winter months I would like to us the Strava Challenges as an added incentive to ride my horse also - but being in an all metal indoor riding arena my mileage doesn't count accurately.  I don't mind that - but I also don't want to join the cycling challenges, as I am NOT cycling, and our longest rides might be 5 miles tops, per the GPS. Please Strava - ADD HORSEBACK RIDING!

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  • Strava I think you need to roll out a test of the horse riding activity, and publicize it well - there is so much inconsistency in where us riders actually log our miles that you would not be able to tell from our stats how popular the sport actually is - I use Virtual Ride, others use Cycling, some might use hiking or training.  I am happy to test drive any upgrades!

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  • Here's another vote for a horseback riding category on Strava.

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  • I have an unassailable PB for 5km because I took my thoroughbred for a "run". I would love to have an equestrian option so I can separate this data from my actual runs and bike rides, which are often over many of the same routes.

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  • 2.5 years since my original request. Come on Strava!

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  • Please add horse riding. A local group are trying to get a new right of way recorded and they are using strava to map the area. But it runs the risk of being turned into a cycle path that horse riders cannot use if we can't record the diverse use! 

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  • Hey everyone --- I have created a Horse riding club on Strava - since it seems we all use different activity types to log our rides, perhaps pooling into one club can give us an idea of how many riders are using Strava to track riding time and mileage.  Also we can come to a consensus on an activity type, have challenges, and leader boards etc. Please join:  https://www.strava.com/clubs/horseriding

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  • A couple of things. First it would seem simple to change one of the activity names to include equestrians. Maybe Kite Surfing and Equestrian. The two users would not step on each others stats. I can't believe it would be hard for programmers to just change the name of an activity.
    Second, does Strava have a political agenda to not include "equestrian" as an activity. Trail user conflict is real and we all try our best to get along and for the most part here in Colorado it works great. But does Strava not want to encourage use of trails by equestrians by adding it as an activity? Strava what do you say?

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  • I'm using Strava for MTB and horseback riding. Just reading these posts its kind of crazy that Strava doesn't add horseback riding. They have so many sports in the type list that makes no sense to use Strava but for horseback riding it makes a lot of sense. After reading all these posts and as a premium user I hope Strava will smart and add horseback riding to the Type list.

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  • It does seem like a simple add on as there are so many other options to track under. Even if there was an 'other' category. I don't need to see comparisons to other riders...I just want to see where I've been and how fast and elevation for myself. Moving to Endomondo since apparently they have the horse riding option. See ya Strava!

     

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  • Oh come on Strava! Give us a horse riding catagory - you have 'Stand up paddle', 'Virtual Bike' and Stepper' for goodness sake

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  • I use strava for running, swimming and cycling and autosync with Garmin connect, which tracks all these plus horse riding. Therefore, my horse riding activities are already getting pulled into strava whether I like it or not.

    In order to not mess with other users' segments etc I try and log them as something that won't be used in my area (skiing) but it would be much easier for me to track all my sports, and for me not to mess up other people's use of the site, if there was just an option for horse riding!

    Thanks!!

     

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  • Can't set horse riding activity in imported file (.tcx) from pc ...
    Pleas, add horse riding!!!! 

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  • Yes, please!  Horseback riding.  Why is this so hard??

     

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  • Come on Strava. Even Garmin has it. As a premium member since 2014 I have come to expect more from you 🙌

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  • Strava its 2017 please show that you keep up and ad horsebackriding as an activity!! Its one of the biggest sports in the world!!

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