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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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  • I have been using Strava since 2013 and would like to request (along with all the other equestrians) to add horseback riding to your list of activities.  Folks have stated many good reasons to include this activity.  In the meantime, I enjoy being the KOM over some world class mountain bike riders!

     

    Cheers!

    Stephen

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  • Please add horse riding as an activity. I'm grouping mine under Hike but would be better to have it accurate.

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  • Can you guys just add this feature? We have been waiting for 3 years!!!

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  • Don't forget to click the up arrow on the main topic too - I'm not sure Strava is paying attention to the up votes on the comments.

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  • Definitely need to add horse riding as an option! Amazed that it isn't already there!

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  • I would like to see horseback in Strava too. Please add the activity.

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  • Hi Strava! I love your app and tell everyone in the world about it. I bike, hike and I am an horse rider. I love using Strava because of the GPS accuracy and elevation gain accuracy. Would it be too much trouble to add a horse riding feature to Strava? 0))

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  • Hi Strava, thanks for a. great app. Please please please add horseriding for all the endurance athletes out there!🏇

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  • Hey there, please add horseback riding. My wife is putting all her horse-related activities under biking. That´s not right. Thx

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  • Please please please add equestrian sport as an option. This is my preferred sport and I love using Strava premium. I consider my request valid seeing all the similar requests over the years. It's hard to believe you still haven't added this popular sport as an option. I want to track my rides so for now what option does Strava suggest I use instead? Advice? Thanks!

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  • Quote Sandee:

    "I bought the premium membership already. I think I will keep my setting on mtb and the mountain bikers that get their QOMs taken away might urge Strava to get a horse category. Obviously us asking for it isn't working."

     

    What awful people! 

    You are using a running/cycling tracking app for unintended usage, and then you purposefully annoy people in the community (in your neighborhood no less) to force developers add a feature!  On top this is a feature that does not make sense at all.  Strava tracks GPS based personal physical activities. not your horse's.  If you feel horse riding is a physical activity for yourself, you can add it as a non-GPS activity.

    Perhaps you can try to set up a equestrian GPS tracker/community instead...

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  • "Strava tracks GPS based personal physical activities. not your horse's. If you feel horse riding is a physical activity for yourself, you can add it as a non-GPS activity."

    Haha. Good joke Mark. You're absolutely right, we just sit there. Tracking the GPS when riding would pretty much be the same as doing it whilst driving a car. Quick better take it out of the Olympics before people realise there is no physical activity involved.

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  • Another vote (plea!!) for Horse Riding/ Equestrian Activities to be added to Strava!! We have our Riding Club set up in here usng the Clubs feature which is great, although have to log everything as MTB!!

     

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  • Adding my voice to the group here; Strava, I came to you through Zwift and love you for my road biking, but please please please add an equestrian category! Everything currently falls under my same biking category and I'm getting completely inaccurate data for trying to keep track of my cycling vs horseback (riding!!!) and looking at how I'm progressing in both! 

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  • Hey! PLEASE add horseriding as an actiity. I use to register my rides under cycling, but it's not relevant and skews real cycling results. Plus it forbid to use app for real cycling...
    Considering uge amount of horse riders and how we like to take care of our horses as athlets, you will have plenty of customers.

    PS : I'm french - poor english writing, sorry. But huge interest in and for Strava!

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  • Another vote to please add an equestrian category. Your software lines up so well with the metrics we are interested in tracking (as you can see by how many people are already using it "incorrectly"). I would absolutely upgrade to premium if this were a feature.

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  • Many of us are already premium members and have been since the inception of strava. They have canoeing and kite sailing and even yoga, but no love for the horses. Strava has been silent on this issue.

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  • As it seems they will first add Domino and Chess, then maybe we have a hope.

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  • Yes! Please add Equestrian as an activity type. Horse people (myself included) would love this!

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  • There is a survey of which discipline/activity should be added: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/activitytypesonstrava

    I don't know how old it is, but lets give it at least a try - especially if the official Strava members seem not to respond in any way. 

    Let's all vote for equestian/horseback riding as a new activity ! :) 

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  • And: contact Strava directly through a form and asking them for adding horseback riding as an activity :
    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216919407-Supported-Activity-Types-on-Strava

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  • I've just gone out and filled out the vote form again, I first did so over a year ago.  This is getting really old Strava. Not sure what we have to do to show you that there are 1000's of Equestrians world wide who want to use Strava to track their rides. :-(

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  • Mark P's view is a common one, especially for people who have never sat on a horse. I have convinced some of these to just do a half hour flat work on my horse putting them through their paces, some of them quite sporty. Not a single one doubted that it is a physical activity after that :-)

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  • I've been using Strava and recommending it to my horsey and Endurance Riding friends for at least a couple of years now. It's so useful, but is really frustrating that I have to use the cycling mode. Honestly, there are all these seemingly obscure sports to choose from, but not horse riding??! I have been on the Premium plan, now known as Summit, but I refuse to pay good money any more if my sport is not included in the choices.

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  • I find it so strange that this isn't an option yet when there really are some unique activities to choose from. What is holding Strava back? Technology? Also I find it annoying that my rides count as my own steps for the day!

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  • So many requests over so many years now!!! Please add horse riding. Even if we could record it as a run/cycle via a GPS watch and then edit the activity type in the app via a drop down list afterwards. Doesn't seem like too much to ask....

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  • it would be good if Strava would at least make contact and we could encourage them with some stats on equestrian activities and participation.  Perhaps when they realise that in the Uk alone horse-riding is one of the top leisure activities they might listen up.

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  • Avid bicyclist and trail/endurance rider – love Strava for biking, but would love it even more if you could please add horseback riding as a category! There are many "redundant" categories for small variations of the same sport, adding a separate one for horse back riding doesn't seem problematic.

    (I also voted for it on the link at the beginning of this thread!)

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  • Seems like a well aged post, but nothing on Strava yet. Please add horse riding!! 

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  • And here another 'me too' for the horseriding option.

    At the moment I use Hiking to register my horseriding activities, but as I'm going to start that as a hobby as well, I really need the horseriding option.
    I do trailrunning (also not available, but I accept it as running), horseriding, walking/wandering and hiking.

    Please, please add horseriding!

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