News and events

Mechanical Horse!

2 July 2019



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. 






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 





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 !

2 July 2019





Saturday 20th July
Dressage Results
Intro A
1st – Sarah - Arthur
2nd – Jane – Graham
3rd – Mark –Arthur
4th – Catherine – Pierre
5th – Deb – Poppy
6th Brenda – Delilah
Lead rein
Ava Guinness

Intro B
1st – Amanda – JJ
2nd Felicity – Lola
3rd – Deb – Poppy
4th – Sarah – Arthur
5th – Jane – Graham
6th Hannah – Domino
7th Catherine – Pierre

Prelim 13
1st Amanda – JJ
2nd – Serena – Poppy
3rd – Mark – Arthur
4th – Hannah – Domino
5th – Alison – Lola

1st Olive – Sunny
2nd Millie – Noah
3rd Abbie – Lola
4th Kat – Delilah

Prelim 14
1st – Jenni – Owen
2nd – Millie – Noah
3rd Olive – Sunny
4th Abbie – Lola
5th – Teigan – Candy
6th Kat – Delilah

Novice 28
1st Jenni – Owen
2nd Teigan – Candy
3rd Serena – Poppy.



Unaffiliated Competitions




Saturday 24th August Dressage

Saturday 31st August – Showjumping

Friday 20th September – Showjumping

Saturday 26th October – Dressage

Wednesday 30th October – Showjumping

Friday 15th November - Showjumping

Saturday 21st December – Dressage (last one of 2019 points)

Saturday 28th December – Showjumping (last one of 2019 points)

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.


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 organised 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.

Please leave a 50% deposit upon booking to secure your place.

FULL PAYMENT must be paid one month before the camp starts.

Mini Camp

1-Mini Camp 1- Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August

2-Mini Camp 2- Wednesday 28th August and Thursday 29th August


Mini Camp is two days filled with fun! This camp is aimed at children 7 years and over, from beginners to those that are just learning how to canter. The children will get 2 rides each day alongside fun activities such as driving Elmo in the carriage, riding the mechanical horses Stan and dressage simulator Storm, bareback riding and lots more. There will be a mini show on the second day where the children can show their artistic flare when decorating the ponies!

Riders to arrive at 10:15am and finish at 5pm on the Wednesday and 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 throughout the second day)


Please bring a packed lunch both days, tea is provided on Wednesday afternoon.

Price - £110 members £120 non members 50% deposit upon booking.



 Tuesday 13th August – Thursday 15th August 2019


Intermediate camp is a fun packed 3 days, 2 nights of horse riding and stable management for riders who are capable of cantering and jumping over small jumps.  Throughout the days the riders will care for a pony, they will have to feed, groom, muck out, ride and pamper the ponies. The evenings will be spent having lectures, demos, fun games and MacDonald’s! The last day the riders will get chance to compete in a show day, with lots of chances to win rosettes.

Age from 9 years and over.

(Experienced 8 year olds welcome to attend daily)

Any children not wanting to stay can attend daily.

Riders to arrive at 10am bringing a packed lunch for the first day & money for McDonalds, There will be a prize giving ceremony at 3:30pm on the Thursday. (Parents/friends are welcome to join us at any point).

Something to share with your friend’s cake / fruit. 

Price – Club Members £220 – Non Members £230 - 50% deposit upon booking.

Please ask a member of staff if you need more information and check with your Instructor which camp would suit your riding level.



Advanced Camp

Tuesday 20th August – Thursday 22nd August 2019


This camp is for advanced riders aged from 11 years +, the riders will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights sleeping in the lecture room.  Rides will receive instruction on dressage, show jumping, cross country. Enjoy hacks, lectures and demonstrations, finishing on the last day with a competition.

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


All riders for this camp must be able to jump over 60cm and have experience of cantering in open fields + some XC.

Body protectors will be required.  

Please bring something to share with your friends a cake or some fruit.


Price – Club Members £220, Non Members £230 - 50% deposit upon booking.

Full payment 1 month before camp.


Please ask a member of staff if you would like more information and check which camp would suit your riding level.


Follifoot Park Park Young Riders Club 
Saturday Morning Club every Saturday 10am-12noon £10 members £12 non members.












 Gift Vouchers Available 

Perfect presents!

Vouchers for any amount or set lessons.

Young Equestrians 13-18 year olds

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.






Saturday 31st August 


Clear round from 11:30am, 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 24th August

2019 POINTS 

Intro B 2009 & C 2016

Prelim 7 2002 & 12 2005

Novice 34 2009


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)





Follifoot Hoodies!!! 

Black & Pink 

Black & grey

Kids - £25

Adults - £28