Riders who compete regularly are being sought by researchers at Kingston University, who are studying the role of sports psychology in their performance.

Volunteers are asked to complete an online 15min questionnaire. They may then opt into a follow-up interview phase.

To take part, you must compete at least bi-monthly on the same horse, in dressage, showjumping or eventing, and be over 16.

MSc student Jo Davies, who is carrying out the study with sports psychologist Dr Elizabeth Pummell told H&H: “This research aims to provide resources for sports psychologists that will help them to support riders more effectively.”

To take part, go to: www.equestriansurvey.wordpress.com.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (5 July 2012)