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Please add horse riding as an activity

One of my most regular activities is horse riding but there is no way to track my rides using Strava.  I normally just use the bike ride activity.  It would be good to include horse riding as an activity so that it can be distinguished from cycling which I also do from time to time.

There are a lot of horse riders out there and this would be a good way to get them to use your application.

 

 

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  • I've been asking for this since 2014. 

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  • Hi Strava

    You guys need to add horse riding as an activity. I saw in one of your reply posts that you are a small company and don't have band width and that you want to focus on riding and cycling.

    I used to use MapMyRide, that had all kinds of activites on there, horse riding, cycling, running etc. It cant be that hard to add an activity, you already have awhol host of things you can have, like Ice skating, kitesurf, stand up paddling cross fit.

    I stopped using map my run because all of my friends were using strava. Surely it would be better to add horse riding or horse back riding and not lose followers.

    My wife and her friends use Strava for their horse riding, this they log under running, this skews the results for real runners.

    Does strava get used for paddle boarding and surfing? Are the surfers interested in elevation gain? Average pace??

    I don't ride at the moment. Horse riders take their sport seriously, as serious as some of us cyclists and runners. Why not develop the app to benefit the horse riders too, add the ability to monitor the horses heart to and you'll get loads of customers. I say this with a smile on my face and not wishing to cause offence, there are loads of horsey  nut jobs out there who would pay  for premium if it did support heart rates etc for their horses, in the same way they blow huge sums on other horsey stuff (like we blow money on wheels etc)

    You are missing a trick , these guys want to know distance covered, route taken, time taken, elevation gain. Who better to provide this for them?

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  • I use the cycle option to track my hacks out with my horse. Strava is fantastic to map our rides and gives good information on speed etc. I am wanting to do some Trec competitions next year where you need to predict your speed over a certain distance and strava is good to help with that. It would be great to be able to track it as an actual horse ride though so I could keep it separate from my cycling. :-)

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  • Please go add your comments to https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208838977-Add-Horseback-Riding-and-Carriage-Driving-as-activity-types. There are 38 comments on that thread so far and Strava will only add when there is enough interest.

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  • A horse riding app would be great

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  • I agree it would be nice to add horceback riding to activities.

    So how does folks register horseback riding with Strava today? Run, ride, hike or back country skiing ? It can't be weight lifting 🏋️‍♀️

    Like Robert told here, there are people who would like to join Premium for enhanced functionality.

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  • - Please add horse riding as an activity.  I use Polar and Strava synced but have to upload it as a ride.  I'm an endurance rider so my speed / km per hr is so important  but I'm aware I'm taking everyone's King and Queen of the Mountain by logging it this way.  Please please please add this as a sport. xxx  

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  • I agree with the above request.  I also run on trails, and condition my horse for endurance riding events on trails.  I was told by Strava to list my horse riding as a "workout", so it doesn't end up in the cycling or running feed, where some people get miffed if you are on their leader board.  I'd LOVE a horse category!  Thank you.

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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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  • Strava is finally listening. Please answer this very short 3 question survey with your equestrian request:

    Fellow GPS ride trackers: I currently use a Garmin monitor to track my rides and then feed the data into Strava to record and share them. The only downside is that Strava does not currently offer a horse riding/equestrian sport category, so I often categorize my training rides as bike rides and then tend to annoy all of the local bikers.

    I recently contacted Strava to request a new category, though, and they sent a polite response with the following survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/activitytypesonstrava

    Even if you don't currently use Strava, would any of you mind taking their brief survey in hopes that they will add a category for the rest of us that do or would like to in the future? And feel free to leave a note in their comments section about what features would be especially helpful to you as a rider, such as a way to track equine heart rate as well as your own. Thanks! AERC #6563

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  • I would also love to see horse riding as an activity in Strava! Horse riding is my next most common activity after running, but I also enjoy cycling, hiking and kayaking - so don't want to record it as any of those.

    I currently record my horse rides in Runtastic (which has a riding option) but it would awesome to have all my activity data in one app. So many in my horse trail riding group would also love to map and share their rides.

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  • I Support!

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  • Come on Strava. Please have a horse symbol / horse riding activity. Would be super inclusive too as lots of women ride horses.

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  • I have sent a public post to Stravas Facebook page and messaged Polar this morning to see what the status 8s and if there are ANY plans what so ever to make this happen. Make your demands as public as possible so we can't be ignored.

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  • Please add horse riding as an activity. I currently have to log my rides in as 'canoeing' (on a mountain with no rivers), so it doesn't mess up the large amount of bikers/runners. Because I log my rides in as 'canoeing' all the trail info is unavailable. 

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  • Does Strava ever respond in any way!
    I’m now using Runtastic as it has horse riding as an activity. It works well I find but still want Strava to respond to all the requests for equestrian

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  • Sim Taylor - add your comments to this other thread - so far Strava has been very unresponsive, but this other thread at least has more votes, which is supposedly what they require in order to create a new activity:

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208838977-Add-Horseback-Riding-and-Carriage-Driving-as-activity-types

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