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23 February 2020


The link to our new booking system 
We are very excited to start running Pony Stars at Follifoot!
This BHS program is for children aged between 4 – 12 year olds to develop and nurture their love for ponies and the outdoors.
With over 100 topics to explore, Pony Stars will ignite a passion for ponies,
built knowledge and cement friendships that will last a life time.
Guidelines are
Shetland Striders 4-6 year olds
Dartmoor Dazzlers 6 – 8 year olds
Welshie Wizzers 8 – 10 year olds
Connemara Champs 10 – 12 year olds
But welcome to do all!
Our first session is Wednesday 28th July
9:30am – 10:45am - Shetland Striders and Dartmoor Dazzlers.
10:45am – 12noon - Welshie Wizzers and Connemara Champs.
£10 Does not include a ride.
This is going to run every Wednesday though the holidays if we get sufficient interest.
Starter pack which includes book and sticker sheets are sale at the office £15.99 or on the BHS website.


Please can we ask you to follow the government guidelines to keep you and ourselves safe. Please do not visit the Centre if you show any symptoms of Covid19. Please wash your hands before arriving and where possible bring and use your own hand sanitiser, we will also provide it. Only one client in the office if essential at anyone time. Wash your hands after leaving. One adult with each child rider only, sorry we cannot not allow extra family members at the present time.


Term Dates 2021/2022

Saturday 30th October 2021 – Friday 17th December 2021 – 7 weeks


Monday 3rd January – Friday 18th February  for  Midweek riders – 7 week term

Saturday 8th January – Friday 18th February for Weekend riders – 6 week term

 Term Break Saturday 19th –February 25th February 1 Week

Saturday 26th February – Friday 8th April – 6 week term

Term break Saturday 9th April- Friday 22nd April -  2 Weeks

Saturday 23rd April – Friday 27th May – 5 week term 

Term break Saturday 28th May – Friday 3rd June 1 Week 

Saturday 4th June – Friday 22nd July – 7 week term


Storm the Mechanical Horse- Great for your first riding experience or first canter!

Aailable for hire and lessons

 The horse will be used for both advanced and inexperienced riders. Although the simulator is a huge investment costing over £52,000 we feel it will be of great benefit as a training aid for our riders. We hope many of our disabled riders will also enjoy using the new and exciting addition to the riding centre. Sessions will be available to book. Clubs and group bookings welcome.


Dressage Simulator

 The Dressage Simulator accommodates riders of all levels from beginners to the advanced. This horse allows you to practise advanced dressage movements, such as: Piaffe, Passage and Half Pass and can also be used for basic arena work.

The fully interactive Dressage Simulator offers a revolutionary way to focus on skills and balance by viewing immediate visual feedback on seat position and riding movements. It is used worldwide by professionals and amateur riders as an essential aid to training.


Virtual Riding Experience
Horse riding is widely recognised as beneficial to both physical and mental well-being and valuable form of exercise and therapy. For many with disabilities, riding offers physical therapy that they simply cannot achieve elsewhere. The simulator can carry riders of up to 16 stone and can be used all day long, whatever the season and whatever the weather. A simulator can allow all riders to enjoy horse riding in a safe and controlled environment.

The  Simulator walks, trots and canters, offering the same life-like action of a horse that our other simulators produce. Based on the countryside challenge, riders now get the opportunity to explore over 4,000 acres of land, that ranges from a stroll through a village, to a hack through the woods and even a run on the beach. Along the way we've placed milestones and interactive features that allow the rider to engage even more with the environment e.g. posting a letter, collecting eggs, visit the farmyard. The software keeps track of how far each rider has travelled, the locations they have visted and the things they have seen on their ride and has the option to provide a printed certificate. 


We now have a racing simulator aswell!!!

As used by the professionals this is one of Racewood's most popular simulators – the ideal yet affordable fitness tool for aspiring and professional jockeys alike.

Racewood's unique, patented system ensures that the head, body and padded leather neck all move in perfect synchronisation which simulates perfectly the smooth flowing ride of a galloping horse. 

The RS simulator is perfect for:

  • - Developing technique 
  • Improving fitness 
  • Balance
  • "This really is the essential tool for anyone wanting to ride in races. It is the only way to work on technique and fitness in a controlled environment while simulating the real experience of being on a horse."






Available to hire!


Ifor Williams Trailer

In good condition

Available from Follifoot Park Riding Centre, Pannal Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1DL

£40 per day.

For more info - - 07796278442 






Adult Lessons

“It’s never too late to rekindle or discover a love of horses, pick up that journey and enjoy riding...

Fitting horses back into your life can be simple. Just half an hour of horse riding a week can boost your sense of wellbeing and help to keep you feeling healthy.”

Groups midweek and at the weekends- these are some of the times available call for details of others 01423 870372

Monday 11am - Walk Trot Canter group

            7pm – 1hr Walk Trot Canter Jump advanced group 

Tuesday 11:30am – 1hr Walk Trot Canter small jump

Friday -11am – 1/2hr Group lesson

Saturday / Sunday afternoons 1/2hr  - Adult Beginner/Refreshers - small groups 





Sunday Morning Club

9.15:00am - 11:15am


Every Sunday on term, Saturdays when off term.

Min age 7 years old. 

The club is aimed at children wanting to gain skills with their stable management, we groom,muck out,learn about feeds,parts of the pony and work towards our ABRS exams.


See some of our news !

1 January 2020




Unaffiliated Competitions






Dates will be announced soon!


We welcome riders on their own horses as well as clients competing on riding school horses.

There is a Points League which runs from January to December, with an Open Section for those competing on their own horses and a Centre Section for clients on riding school horses. The Open Section is for each horse and rider combination; the Centre Section is for each rider competing on any of the riding school horses.


Follifoot Park Park Young Riders Club 
Sunday Morning Club


12:45pm - 2:45pm Advanaced Riders. 





Term Dates 2022

Monday 3rd January – Friday 18th February  for  Midweek riders – 7 week term

Saturday 8th January – Friday 18th February for Weekend riders – 6 week term


Term Break Saturday 19th –February 25th February 1 Week


Saturday 26th February – Friday 8th April – 6 week term


Term break Saturday 9th April- Friday 22nd April 2 Weeks


Saturday 23rd April – Friday 27th May – 5 week term


Term break Saturday 28th May – Friday 3rd June 1 Week


Saturday 4th June – Friday 22nd July – 7 week term





 Gift Vouchers Available 

Perfect presents!

Vouchers for any amount or set lessons.







Sunday 30th January  

1:45pm Start 

First of 2022 points!

Fun and Friendly Showjumping Competition.

Lead rein or tiny tots clear round. If you have a little one (rider or pony)

that would like to come and have a go we will open clear round (any height) 

 mums,dads, instructors welcome .


The usual classes ....
95cm (if enough entries) 

Everyone is welcome

Hire your favourite horse/pony from the riding school £24 and compete in classes to win rosettes and prizes!!

£8 clear round, £10 per class.  

Also open to outside competitors to bring your own horses.

A fun and friendly event!!!

For more infomation:










Everyone is welcome to come and have a go! 

Perfect for first timers! 

Find ways to improve! 

Something to work towards

 Test yourself!

 Saturday 19th February  

2022 POINTS 

Intro A 2008 & C 2016

Prelim 2 2016 & 14 2006

Novice 24 2010


Entry fee £16 per class (own horse)

School horse + 1 class £38

School horse + 2 classes £55

Entries must be paid in advance.

Cancellations must be paid for.

Times available the Thursday before.









Follifoot Hoodies!!! 

Black & Pink 

Black & grey

Kids - £25

Adults - £28