News and events

Mechanical Horse!

3 January 2018



He is here!!!!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of our new mechanical horse! Yet to be named, 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 Racewood RDA 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 RDA 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. Working directly with RDA centres in the UK, Racewood have developed an all-new digital landscape. 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. 

Name the new mechanical horse!

We would love to hear your suggestions for our new horse. The old horse was called STAN hence our building is called STOUSE- Stan’s House.

The new horse will live in Stouse so a name beginning with St would be great but other names will also be considered and it can be a boy or girl or gender neutral. There will be a sheet up in the office.







Introducing our new mechanical horse!

Saturday 7th April


At Follifoot Park Riding Centre


Meet the staff, horses and ponies.

Mini Taster Riding Sessions

Pony Rides from 3years old up

Meet Elmo, our miniature Shetland

Groom the ponies

Ride Stan the mechanical horse, also sessions available to book on the new simulator!!!!


Follifoot Park Riding Centre, Pannal Road, Follifoot

Harrogate HG31DL


Refreshments available



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 7pm – 1hr Walk Trot Canter Jump advanced group 

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

Friday -11am – 1/2hr Group lesson

Sunday 2pm 1/2hr  - Adult Beginner/Refreshers





Saturday Morning Club

10:00am - 12:00

£10 FPYRC Members or £12 Non- Members

Every Saturday

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 !

12 June 2017




Follifoot Park Park Young Riders Club 
Subscription due for 2018 £20 - Forms available from the website, downloads page or in the office.

Saturday Morning Club every Saturday 10am-12noon 310 members £12 non members.


 Gift Vouchers Available 

Perfect presents!

Vouchers for any amount or set lessons.

Young Equestrians 13-18 year olds

Exciting new project!

Every Wednesday

5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Young Equestrians continues as usual every Wednesday at 5:30pm term time £20

5:30pm – Ride ½ an hour

6pm – Stable Management 1hr

7pm ish - Social

You are welcome to come just for the stable managment or join in the ride as well.

2018 Dates coming soon!





Wednesday 11th April   

Clear round from 1pm, first class to follow 


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 £20 and compete in classes to win rosettes and prizes!!

£6 clear round, £8 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 31st March

2018 POINTS!!!

Intro B & C

Prelim 13 & 12

Novice 28


Entry fee £16 per class (own horse)

£25 ( Shared school horse + 1 class )       £37 ( Shared school horse + 2  classes)

Entries must be paid in advance.

Cancellations must be paid for.

Times available the Thursday before.






These will be fun 20 minute sessions where we will have a little ride in the arena and around the yard.

Tiny Tots rides will take place on Saturday 12.00pm,

Sunday at 11.30am 

Also in holidays (please see activities page)

Sessions cost £12.50 per session,  £11  per session when paying for the block

small groups £14.50 per session

(price vary if less riders)


Follifoot Hoodies!!! 

Black & Pink 

Black & grey

Kids - £25

Adults - £28

Summer Camps 2018!

23 April 2017



Summer Camps 2018!!!!!

As in previous years we are running our camps, Advanced Camp, Intermediate Camp and Mini Camp. This year there will be two Mini camps. They will be organized along the lines of Pony Club, except we also cater for children who do not own their own ponies. The days are spent riding, practicing stable management, games and quizzes finishing with a competition. During the evenings we watch demonstrations and play games.

At Intermediate and Advanced camp the children sleep in lecture room with full supervision.

Mini Camp does not include an overnight stay.



Young Equestrians + Advanced Camp Tuesday 21st August to Thursday 23rd August

This camp is for advanced riders aged from 10 years old upwards. The riders will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights.

 Instruction on dressage, show jumping, cross country, hacks, lectures and demonstrations. The last day will involve a Competition.

Riders will arrive at 10am bringing a packed lunch for the first day, money for a takeaway and finishing with a prize giving ceremony at 3:30pm on Thursday (parents/friends are welcome to join us at any point).

For this camp we request riders can jump over a height of 60cm comfortably and have experience of galloping in open fields and doing XC, body protector needed. See kit list.


Price- FPYRC Members £220- non-members £230.


Intermediate Camp Tuesday 14th August to Thursday 16th August

Intermediate camp is a fun packed 3 days and 2 nights of horse riding and stable management for riders who are 8 years old and over and are capable of cantering in the arena and jumping over a small jump. Throughout the days the riders will care for their pony, they will have to muck out, feed, groom, ride and of course pamper their pony. The evenings will be spent watching, demonstrations, and playing games.

The last day the riders compete in our “Show day”, where there are lots of chances to win rosettes.

Any children wishing not to sleep over are welcome to be daily campers.

Riders will arrive at 10am bringing a packed lunch for the first day, money for MacDonald’s.

There will be a prize giving ceremony at 3:30pm on the Thursday. (Parents/friends are welcome to join us at any point). Body protector needed. See kit list.

Price- FPYRC Members £220- non-members £230.


Mini Camp 1- Wednesday 8th August and Thursday 9th August

Mini Camp 2- Wednesday 29th August and Thursday 30th August

Mini Camp is two days filled with fun!! This camp is for children aged 6 years old upwards who are beginners through to learning to canter. The children will get 2 rides each day alongside activities such as carriage driving Elmo, riding Stan the mechanical horse, bareback riding and stable management lessons. There will be a mini show day on the second day where the children can show off their artistic flare and dress up (even decorating their ponies!!) and compete to win rosettes

First day riders arrive at 10:15 and leave at 5pm (packed lunch needed for both days, tea will be provided by FPRC on the first day)

Second day riders arrive at 10:15am and prize giving ceremony will be at 3:30pm (parents/friends are welcome to join us at any point)

Price- FPYRC Members £100- non-members £110.


Please see your child’s instructor for advice on which camp is best suited to their riding level.

A deposit of 50% MUST be paid upon booking. FULL PAYMENT must be paid 2 weeks before the camp starts.

If you would like an more infomation please ask in the office call - 01423 870372 or email -